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Jan Sivertson

Board chair talks Lutsen housing project, public dialogue for levy

Scott Harrison, the Cook County/Grand Marais EDA treasurer, and EDA Director Mary Somnis gave an update on the Lutsen Rental Housing project during a meeting of the Cook County Commissioners on Tuesda

Eos II, courtesy

U of MN Solar Vehicle Project unveils new car to compete across Australian outback

The U of MN Solar Vehicle Project has a long and successful history. Dave chatted with this year's co-leaders of the project, students Graham Krumpelmann and Patrick Zeimet, about this year's vehicle. The vehicle, named Eos II, will compete in a cruiser class in the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge across the Australian outback in October.

North Shore Health - Integrated community

WTIP Volunteer Tina Krauz covers the progress on the renovations at the North Shore Hospital and Care Center.

Ari and Chris Silver at the Gunflint Tavern

Father and son Chris and Ari Silver on the Scenic Route

Chris Silver hails from River Falls, WI, and has been playing Americana music around the region since the early 90s.


All About Invasive Plants

Jeff Cadwell

Administrator discusses budgets, the highway engineer and human services

The county budget setting process begins, as does the replacement for the county engineer.  The future of the Health and Human Services director remains a somewhat open issue.

Pike Lake Road. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Plans for youth camp move forward in Pike Lake area

A request came before the Cook County Planning Commission on June 14 for a conditional use permit regarding a cabin on Pike Lake.


EDA considers signs, lot sale, at Cedar Grove Business Park

Cook County and the City of Grand Marais work together to promote economic development in our area through the Cook County/Grand Marais Economic Development Authority – the EDA.

Lake Superior

Climate readiness study expands to focus on Cook County residents

If you live in Cook County and receive a letter this summer with a return address from the University of Minnesota, it’s not junk mail.

Radio mobile unit

Weekend News Roundup for July 15

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. The highway engineer has left. The Great Lakes gets funding with a caveat.

Lake Superior Day logo

LSProject: Celebrate our Big Lake on July 16

Each year on the third Sunday in July, communities around the Big Lake celebrate Lake Superior Day. There are activities around the lake to celebrate, but how did it all begin?

The W.E. Connect logo shows a variety of activities.

Changes ahead for W.E.Connect program and Birch Grove

The Birch Grove Community Center is owned by the Town of Tofte, which is working to find ways to maintain the building and sustain the various programs offered there.

Superior National Forest Update: July 14

Hi. I’m Joe Mundell, timber sale administrator on the Gunflint with the National Forest Update - information on conditions affecting travel and recreation on the Tofte and Gunflint District

Wildersmith on the Gunflint: July 14

Time is flying as we hit the halfway mark in July.

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A look at the Law Enforcement Log

The following is a record of calls made to the Cook County Law Enforcement Center from Monday, July 3 to Monday, July 9. These are the initial calls made to law enforcement dispatchers.

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