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Honors go to five Vikings volleyball players

Three members of the Cook County Vikings’ 2011 volleyball team have been selected for all-conference honors and spots in the All-Polar League Match next Tuesday, November 15, in Esko.

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WTIP’s November First Thursday tackles taxes

Rural communities across Minnesota are struggling to keep property taxes low and public services steady. Local Government Aid for cities and County Program Aids have been consistently cut for years.

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Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber - November 5th

Local naturalist and retired teacher Larry Weber joins us each Saturday morning to share his observations on what's going on in the great outdoors.

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Weekend News Roundup for Nov. 5

Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week.

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Hunters urged to use caution with campfires this weekend

At the start of the firearms deer season, fire conditions vary throughout Minnesota. 

Great season !

Vikings lose to Tigers in squeaker

At the end, it could not have been any closer in last night’s Section 7-A volleyball semi-finals playoff match.

The Pagami Creek fire uncovered old roads through the wilderness.

West End News Nov. 3

I'd like to add my sincere condolences to the friends and family of long-time Minnesota Public Radio personality Tom Keith who passed away unexpectedly this week.

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Park Board takes first look at Community Connection plans

The entry to the Grand Marais Rec Park is being redesigned as a “Community Connection” combining storm water treatment as well as an attractive entry trail to the park.

Go Vikes!

Volleyball Vikings head to Duluth for semi-finals

The Cook County Vikings girls’ volleyball team has advanced to the semi-final round of the Class 7-A playoffs.

A class full of school children at the Birchwood School in Mineral Center/photo courtesy of the Cook County Historical Society

Moments In Time: Growing up in Mineral Center

Although not much is left of the town of Mineral Center these days, it was once a bustling settler village full of homesteaders, many of whom came from Wisconsin in search of a better life.

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Magnetic North: Vicki's experience with breast cancer

In 2006 Vicki was diagnosed with breast cancer. This October she passed a major mile stone for any survivor—five years cancer free.

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North Shore Naturalist -- the bountiful birch tree

The paper birch is an iconic symbol of the north shore and north woods. Jay Andersen of WTIP North Shore Community Radio spoke to local naturalist Chel Anderson about the versatile birch tree.

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Lodging tax revenues continue upward trend over last year

Lodging tax revenues for September were up from the same month last year county-wide according to the latest report from the Cook County Auditor-Treasurer’s office.

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