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Heidi Doo-Kirk

With lower levy, county may need to cut non-mandated programs

The Cook County Commissioners this week substantially reduced the proposed levy increase they’d been considering for many weeks.

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State declares health and human services worker day

Cook County, along with communities across the State, will be recognizing County, Tribal, and State Health and Human Services Worker Day in Minnesota on Wednesday, December 14, following a proclamatio

Jay Walljasper

Workshops offered to improve "walkability" of Grand Marais

The Cook County Chamber and Moving Matters are hosting two “Walkabout” workshops to explore the things that might be done to improve the “walkability” of Grand Marais.

Cook County Board of Commissioners. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

County board decreases proposed levy

In a move County Administrator Jeff Cadwell said will make the budgeting process very challenging, the Cook County Board of Commissioners voted on Tuesday, Dec.

Sawtooth Mountain Elementary School

School News from Sawtooth Mountain Elementary School: December 13

Tighe, Mataya, and Katie report the latest school news.

Throwback to 2011 - Skating on black ice on Seagull Lake in December

Stephan Hoglund shot this video in 2011 of skaters on Seagull Lake in the BWCAW. The lake had 7 - 10 inches of mirror smooth black ice.  (Turn the volume down or off when playing the video)

Gardening books

Christmas gifts for the gardener in your life

Hosts Diane Booth and Joan Farnam welcome Linda Chappell, recently retired librarian at the Grand Marais Library, to the studio to talk about Christmas gifts for the gardener.

Great Expectations Charter School

School News from Great Expectations: December 9

Danny and Sol report the latest School News.

Gene LaFond & Amy Grillo in Studio A

Musical duo Gene LaFond & Amy Grillo make Roadhouse debut

Gene LaFond & Amy Grillo have been writing and performing together since 2012. They made their way up the shore recently to join Dick and Dave for their first Roadhouse appearance. Listen for both originals and covers, as well as beautiful harmonies. You can learn more about them here

courtesy Wendy Baxter

Leaf to Landscape program studies & manages health of the giant sequoias

The iconic giant sequoias are under stress from years of drought and climate change. Wendy Baxter of the Dawson Lab at the University of California, Berkeley, is a scientist studying these trees to find out what's happening and what might be done to save them. The program is called Leaf to Landscape, and Dick talked with her recently. You can check out her website to learn more.


Cold weather looms in the forecast this week

There is some cold weather in the forecast this week, and WTIP volunteer Mark Abrahamson spoke with the National Weather Service to find out more. 

Recycle green propane canisters

How to recycle propane canisters from ice fishing heaters

Many Northlanders have an abundance of those small green propane canisters used for heating ice shacks.

Northern Sky: December 10 - 23

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.

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Weekend News Roundup for December 10

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Stewart Mills stops his recount bid. Lake Superior warming attributed to an algae.

A look inside the North Shore Health renovation and expansion

The North Shore Health hospital and care center campus has been a construction zone since July 2015 and work will continue into next fall.

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