Public Affairs

Commissioner Bob Fenwick

Fenwick to spearhead board role in Community Center planning

Cook County Commissioner Bob Fenwick Tuesday asked his fellow board members to allow him to take a lead role in planning for the new community center/pool project.


Mayor Sue Hakes

Mayor discusses EDA woes

At Wednesday’s Grand Marais City Council meeting, Mayor Sue Hakes told the council the group formed to look into alleviating the financial problems of the Economic Development Authority, of w


The Allied Radio Matrix for Emergency Response

County to move to new communication system

Sheriff Mark Falk Tuesday asked the commissioners for a resolution indicating the county’s intent to participate in a new communications system.


Arrowhead Electric Coop offices in Lutsen

Arrowhead Electric is back in the fiber optic mix

On Tuesday Arrowhead Electric Cooperative CEO Don Stead filled in the Cook County board on the intent of the electric coop’s re-entry into providing fiber optic services to the county.


Sheriff Mark Falk

County Sentence to Serve program threatened

Sentence to Serve (STS) is a program used state-wide to reduce jail time through community service work.


Sen. Al Franken

Sen. Franken talks jobs, health care and Indian education on WTIP

During Wednesday morning’s “Daybreak” program Minnesota’s US Senator Al Franken weighed in on the extension of unemployment benefits and health care reform legislation, both to


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Census starts in Cook County

The U.S. Census is in full swing in Cook County. It happens every 10 years and this time around, the goal is to count every one of 308 million Americans.


Fiber optic cable

Fiber optic status to be discussed by county board

On Tuesday, Cook County Commissioners will hear the story behind the federal rejection of an application to partially fund fiber optic service in the county.


Sen. Amy Klobuchar

Great Lakes protection bill introduced

Minnesota’s U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, along with five other Great Lakes Senators, has introduced the bipartisan Great Lakes Environmental Protection Act.


Cook County Schools ISD 166 campus

Cook County Schools ISD 166 on First Thursday

WTIP’s First Thursday Community Conversations program took a close look at the financial situation and future of the Cook County Independent School District 166.