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The 1982 Cook County Board of Commissioners, with the County Attorney and Auditor - Frank is far left

West End News: February 9

This is Bill Hansen. I’m best known for being the father of Clare Shirley, who is the normal author of the West End News, but she is on vacation this week.
 


Grand Marais

Bedrock will affect new building cost

City gets sticker shock on public works building foundation expense. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Grand Marais Mayor Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux.

 


Rep. Rob Ecklund

Rep. Ecklund on this week at the Legislature

Real ID, Sunday liquor and a bonding bill that’s still up in the air. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with District 3A Rep. Rob Ecklund about this week at the State Legislature.


Sen. Al Franken

Sen. Al Franken: Interesting times in D.C.

The Senate is about to revisit a bill designed to give Medicare a bargaining position with pharmaceutical companies.


Carol Christenson

The weekend's warming up

Looks like a nice February weekend with warmer temps and maybe a dusting of snow. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service Meteorologist Carol Christenson.


Female wolf visit, early February 2017

A WTIP listener-member shared this video of a female wolf visiting during a snowy February, 2017, in Cook County.

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Deer in Winter

DNR explains why feeding deer in winter is a bad idea

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says feeding deer in the winter along the North Shore or anywhere in Cook County often starts with noble intentions, but it can be deadly for deer.


Grand Marais Rec Park

A boat house project was discussed at recent park board meeting

The Historical Society has approached the Park Board with an idea for the harbor. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Park Manager Dave Tersteeg.


Hedstrom Lumber Company

Fire destroys boiler control room at Hedstrom Lumber

Cook County Law Enforcement received a 9-1-1 call reporting a fire at Hedstrom Lumber Company just before 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 4.


If Eye May in Studio A

If Eye May makes WTIP debut

A young Twin Cities band, If Eye May, made their WTIP debut recently and rocked The Roadhouse with great, original sound. The group has North Shore connections, and we can't wait to have them back. You can learn more about them here or on their Facebook page.


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