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Arvis Thompson (left) talks with the county board on Oct. 10. Photo from YouTube

County board receives concerns about communication

The process of responding to concerned citizens during public meetings and outside of official county sessions was a topic brought forward by Colvill resident Arvis Thompson during a meeting of t


Some of the members of the boys' North Shore team

Cross country boys' team takes first at Swain Invite

The North Shore Storm raced well at the Swain Invitational on Saturday, October 7.


Homecoming Royalty 2017 - David Blackburn and Maya McHugh

Congratulations to the 2017 Homecoming Royalty

Cook County High School celebrated Homecoming last week. A pep fest and coronation of Homecoming royalty was held Thurday, Oct. 5.


The Route 91 Harvest festival before the shooting took place. Photo by Ann Honer

Local resident shares details of experience during Las Vegas shooting

One Minnesota resident was killed in Las Vegas when a gunman opened fire from a hotel room above a crowded outdoor concert that took place the weekend of Oct. 1.


Cover of  "Springtime in a Foreign City"

SonofMel and the Slideman on Scenic Route

SonofMel is the psuedonym of Hayward, Wisconsin's John Adler.


Arrowhead Electric Coop offices in Lutsen

Out & About: Arrowhead Electric's Member Appreciation Week

During the week of October 9 to 13, Arrowhead Electric Cooperative is celebrating Member Appreciation Week.


Staying in the present can help you reduce stress

Mindfulness as a way to manage stress in today's world

With so many terrible events happening in the world lately, it's a great time to hear from someone who can help us learn to manage our stress. Doug Kennedy is the leader of the Mindfulness in Education Initiative at the Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing at the U of MN. He talked with guest host Rae Lemke about mindfulness, what it is, and how it can help us deal with sadness and stress. 


Lake Agnes by Travis Novitsky

Why are pharmaceuticals & other chemicals found in remote MN lakes? Scientist weighs in

Pharmaceuticals and other chemicals have been found in remote Minnesota lakes, far from any land that would create runoff. Mark Ferrey, a scientist with the MN Pollution Control Agency, joined Dave to explain how this might be happening. You can learn more on the MPCA site.


"Seven Ways to Trick a Troll," just out from U of MN Press

"Seven Ways to Trick a Troll" author Lisa Lunge-Larsen, illustrator Kari Vick chat with CJ

Lutsen artist Kari Vick and Duluth author Lise Lunge-Larsen are out with a wonderful new book, "Seven Ways to Trick a Troll," for kids and adults of all ages. CJ chatted with them about the book and how they collaborated to make it happen. Lise and Kari will sign copies of the book Sat., Oct. 21 at Sivertson Gallery in Grand Marais.


Cook County Assessor Todd Smith

Assessor discusses property values in Cook County

The Cook County Commissioners approved a preliminary levy of 19.9 percent during a meeting Sept. 19.


VPC candlelight vigil 2013

October is Domestic Violence Abuse Awareness Month

The month of October has special significance for the staff and volunteers at the Violence Prevention Center.


John Morrin

Thoughts on Indigenous Peoples' Day

October 9 has been designated Indigenous Peoples’ Day in many municipalities and counties, including Cook County.


Listening to the radio

Weekend News Roundup for October 7

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Racism rears its head at ISD166. Sea lampreys are back in the news.


A rally in Harbor Park was among the many settings where racism was discussed in Cook County. Photo by Ann Possis

Racism in Cook County: A community conversation

In recent weeks, the local school district in Grand Marais has become the focus of numerous media reports about racist bullying.


Wildersmith on the Gunflint October 6

WTIP News     October 6, 2017     Wildersmith on the Gunflint         by Fred Smith


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