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U.S. Forest Service plans prescribed burns this weekend

During fishing opener, people will see and smell some smoke, possibly as far as five miles away, as the U.S.

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Lutsen continues with plans to annex area near Deeryard Lake

During a meeting of the Cook County Commissioners on Tuesday, May 9, the County Board agreed to accept a petition from homeowners in Deeryard Lake unorganized territory to become part of the Lutsen To

Craig Hansen

Grand Portage Monument's new superintendent

The Grand Portage National Monument has a new Superintendent, He has a 14-year history with a National Historic Site in North Dakota.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Monument Superintendent

State Capitol

Rep. Ecklund: Gov. set to veto budget bills

The legislative session is winding down and it looks like the House, Senate and the Governor are in a budget standoff.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with 3A Rep. Rob Ecklund.

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Lots of end-of-year activities at School District 166

Adam Nelson is the principal at ISD 166 - Cook County Schools.

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LSProject: The Story of Taconite Harbor

Taconite Harbor was a booming and lively community on the Western edge of Cook County.

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Hit and run in Grand Marais

A hit and run on Tuesday, April 25 sent Cook County Law Enforcement on a search for a vehicle missing its passenger side mirror. 

Cooperation Station in Grand Marais

Cooperation Station supporters remain optimistic for future of childcare center

During a meeting of the Cook County Commissioners on Tuesday, May 9, the County Board agreed to suspend revolving loan payments for the Cooperation Station for six months as the local childcare center

Dance instructors Christine Curtis and Breanna Roy (Not pictured Lesli Higgins)

Community dancers prepare to take the stage in Dance3

Cook County YMCA dancers will be performing in the third annual dance recital, DANCE3, Thursday, May 11, through Saturday, May 13, at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts.

Firefighters prepare to enter the live burn trailer during May Day training in Schroeder

Fire departments conduct "May Day" training on West End

The Taconite Harbor public water access was the site of a live-fire burn training hosted by the Tofte, Schroeder and Lutsen Volunteer Fire Departments on Saturday, May 6.

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic welcomes Dr. David Rust

There’s a new face among the medical personnel in Cook County, namely Dr. David Rust at Sawtooth Mountain Clinic. WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs finds out more in this interview. 

Grand Marais sunrise by Sarah Hallberg at the Java Moose

Sarah Hallberg from the Java Moose in Grand Marais captured this beautiful sunrise at the harbor in Grand Marais.


Gus' Wild Side: Biting bugs

In this edition of Gus' Wild Side, we'll hear about biting bugs - a negative aspect of our brief northwoods spring and summer seasons.

Sheriff Pat Eliasen

Sheriff: special run for Special Olympics

There’s a two-day border to county line run scheduled for mid-June and it’s designed to aid the Special Olympics.

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