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Final care center cleaning before opening

Expanded care center nears completion

The North Shore Health care center is close to completion and the residents are excited about moving into their new homes. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with administrator Kimber Wraalstad.


Wildersmith on the Gunflint: July 22

North Country weather has been pleasantly normal during the past weekly segment. Cool nights and several sunny days have kept us back-country folks happy.


Superintendent Dr. Bill Crandall

New ISD166 superintendent discusses budgets and new staff

This week was Dr. Bill Crandall’s first ISD166 school board meeting as shared superintendent with the Lake Superior District. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with the new superintendent.


Superior National Forest Update: July 22

Hi.  This is Steve Robertsen with the Superior National Forest Update - information on conditions affecting travel and recreation on the Tofte and Gunflint Districts of the Forest.


Storm damage in Duluth: News Tribune photo

Severe storms could return to the area later this weekend

The severe storms that quickly moved through the county Thursday left a long trail of downed trees and powerlines stretching from west of Duluth through northern Cook County and on into northern Wisco


Ely Memorial High School

Twin Metals hearing in Ely draws large crowd

The second of two public "listening sessions" held by the U.S. Forest Service on Twin Metals mineral leases was held in Ely this week.


West End News: July 21

The Forest Service wants people know that the Fourmile Grade Road will be closed off and on this week while a contractor replaces culverts.


The Ladies Music Club at Hungry Jack Lodge

The Ladies Music Club returns to the Scenic Route

What started out as a "book club...but with music" has turned into a 5-piece, all female group from St. Paul that produces wonderful harmonies and great takes on folk favorites.


Bolstad's Rain Garden

All about Rain Gardens

Rain gardens are growing in Cook County! 


Twinflowers

North Woods Naturalist: Twinflower

This flower has three ways to reproduce – pollen, seeds and cloning. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about twinflower.


A Year in the Wilderness: July 20 - Day 290

Cook County adventurers Dave and Amy Freeman are spending a year in the wilderness. On a regular basis they’ll be sharing some of their experiences traveling the BWCAW.


Laura and Brian Wilson on their strawberry farm near Hovland. All photos by Joe Friedrichs

North Shore strawberry farm a welcomed slice of paradise

A family owned and operated strawberry farm near Hovland is proving to be a huge success along the North Shore. WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs recently visited the farm and has this report. 


Commissioner Heidi Doo-Kirk

County sign ordinance gets a significant trim

The Cook County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday to discuss, among other things, a greatly reduced-in-size sign ordinance. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Board Chair Heidi Doo-Kirk.


Primary 2016

Primary ballots can confuse mail recipients

A general look of confusion crossed the faces of many Cook County postal patrons when they found a Primary Ballot in their mail boxes recently.


Beth Homa harvests birch bark

Harvesting birch bark with Beth Homa-Style

Beth Homa-Style is a former North House intern and professional birch bark weaver and artisan based out of Minneapolis.


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