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Weekend News Roundup for November 19

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days.

Storm damaged car in Grand Marais

Winter storm topples trees, motorists cautioned

The National Weather Service predicted wind gusts of up to 50 mph Friday, Nov. 18, and apparently that was the case this afternoon.

Public Media Code of Integrity

In October 2016 WTIP's Board of Directors adopted the Public Media Code of Integrity.

North Shore Health

Hospital considers new care requirements

The Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services has revised policies for long-term care facilities – something that hasn’t been done since 1991.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with North

Superintendent Crandall

School board discusses bonding issues

ISD 166 school board and administration have started facilities planning with bonding funds. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Superintendent Dr. Bill Crandall.

Wildersmith on the Gunflint: November 18

Gunflint territory has chalked up week three of November, and little has changed with regard to winter being a non-factor. Conditions along the Trail have been splendid, if one favors warm weather.

Craig Horak

Craig Horak is new Tofte supervisor

Longtime Tofte Supervisor Paul James resigned from the town board at the beginning of November. Craig Horak has been appointed to complete his term.

Jeff Cadwell

Strategic planning to be centerpiece of county long view

Strategic planning will give county commissioners and staff alike a sense of what Cook County will look like several years out. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with County Administrator Jeff Cadwell.

Superior National Forest Update: November 18

Hi.  This is Chris Beal, Gunflint wildlife biologist, with this week’s National Forest Update -  information on conditions affecting travel and recreation on the east end of the Superi

Winter storm

First big weather and snow slated for this weekend

The first big storm and snowfall is expected this weekend. High winds and heavy wet snow could bring downed trees and powerlines inland from the shore.

The town hall, fire department, and rescue squad buildings, reflecting the 17 years of outstanding leadership from Paul James

West End News: November 17

Leadership is on everyone's mind these days, as it usually is after a presidential election.

Sam Gathje

North House interns' year culminates with Slojd project

Since last February, four young people with a deep interest in traditional crafts have inhabitated North House Folk School as part of the school's intern program.

Cook County Court House and government offices

County staff expresses level of distrust toward county administrator

During a meeting of the Cook County Commissioners on Tuesday, Nov.

Oshki Ogimaag student Jeffrey with the sign students made in recognition of veterans

Veterans Day events in the community

Veterans Day 2016 was recognized in a variety of ways in Cook County on Friday, November 11, in Grand Portage and Grand Marais. Rhonda Silence provides this brief report. 

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