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White-nose Fungus (Ryan von Linden/New York Department of Environmental Conservation via Flikr)

National Bat Week: Oct 26 - Nov 1

Bats play an important role in our ecosystem and not just on Halloween!  Bats are often misunderstood and currently challenged by white-nose sydrome.


Commissioner Heidi Doo-Kirk

Decision by County Board to lower some fees

Some county fees will be lowered as a result of recent decisions at the county board level.


National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media

No Honor in Racism Rally, November 2

On Sunday November 2nd the Minnesota Vikings will play the NFL team from Washington D.C.


Sheriff Leif Lunde

Sheriff: hoping for a quiet Halloween

Halloween has been fairly quiet recently, but with no school on the 31st, law enforcement is preparing…just in case.


Grand Marais Art Colony's Annual Member Show begins October 30

The Grand Marais Art Colony is having its Annual Members Show starting October 30 and running through November 23.


Curling Club offers session for beginners starting October 29

The Cook County Curling Club is preparing for a new season, and opportunities for beginners start Wednesday, October 29.  WTIP volunteer Randy Eastlund spoke with club secretary Joanne


Superintendent Beth Schwarz

ISD166 addresses achievement and opportunity gaps

It takes a community to close the achievement gap and the opportunity gap. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with ISD166 Superintendent Beth Schwarz.
 
 


CCLEP creates informational videos

The Cook County Local Energy Project, or CCLEP, recently created 3 videos about energy.


Ebola virus

Cook County prepares for Ebola

Hospitals and clinics the country over are preparing their staffs for dealing with Ebola. WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke Dr. Jenny Delfs and Public Health Nurse Joni Kristenson.

 


Meteorologist Mike Stewart

Winter is around the corner

Snow, wet and heavy but not much of it. WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke with meteorologist Mike Stewart about winter around the corner.