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Dave Seaton, owner of Hungry Jack Outfitters, marvels at the rescued moose. Photo by Jim Morrison

Moose rescued on Hungry Jack Lake after breaking through ice

A young moose broke through the ice on Hungry Jack Lake on Monday, April 10. Soon afterward, residents of the Gunflint Trail took to the ice in an attempt to save the moose.

Cook County Assessor Todd Smith

Lesson from the tax workshop: check your valuation now

Chamber Executive Director Jim Boyd says he was pleased with the turn out for the Tax Information workshop on April 4. 


County working on a compensation plan and "branding" program

Cook County is working on a uniform compensation plan as well as a policy regarding county “branding.”  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with County Administrator Jeff Cadwell about th

Jeff Cadwell

County may not live stream certain meetings

The Cook County Board is planning to set aside part of one meeting a month for a “committee of the whole” discussion period.

Lake Superior

Sea Grant faces budget cuts that could impact Cook County

Funding for Minnesota Sea Grant would be eliminated if President Donald Trump’s budget proposal is passed by Congress this year.

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Weekend News Roundup for April 8

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Primary election results. The EDA and City meet to discuss Hwy 61 reconstruction projects.

One of the first signs of spring - pussy willows.

Wildersmith on the Gunflint: April 7

Spring along the Gunflint Trail continues awakening from its semi-winter slumber. Weather conditions during the past seven have been pretty much a yawn.


Wildfire scenario staged near McFarland Lake

The U.S. Forest Service and interagency partners staged a wildfire training scenario on Thursday, April 6.

Jim Boyd

Arts as economic development is focus of new planning team

Arts and Culture Economy Planning Team members Bill Hansen and Jim Boyd emphasise the importance of arts to our local economy.

Pinewood Derby cars speeding down the track

Friendly competition at Cook County Scouts Pinewood Derby

Cook County Boy Scouts and friends gathered for the 2017 Pinewood Derby on Saturday, April 1. Rhonda Silence was on hand and shares this report. 

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Spring on Superior

Warm and dry weekend ahead

Nice spring weekend is forecast, but there may be some rain late Sunday.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Dan Miller about a few warm but dry days ahea

Grand Marais Mayor Jay Arrowsmith-Decoux plays ping pong with the Lt. Gov. Photo via Moving Matters/Sawtooth Mountain Clinic

Great Place Project awards 2017 grants

 The Great Place Project team from Sawtooth Mountain Clinic and the Cook County Chamber met Monday and made decisions on distributing $10,000 that an anonymous donor made available to ensure a 20

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