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Baseball coach talks summer league, role of athletics

The local baseball scene was alive and well in Cook County in the summer of 2017.

Complimentary meals for youth ages 18 and younger

Cook County YMCA and ISD 166
Cook County YMCA
Thu, 08/31/2017 - 12:00pm

Mike Bartz of Border Lakes Tours offers gentle adventures

Border Lakes Tours offers "gentle adventures for everyone"

Novice hikers and paddlers may not know what they need for exploring. A new guide service in Cook County has been launched to help those folks get out and about in our beautiful north country.

Points from the Clovis culture

July Thursday Community Conversation -- Searching out the past, creating in the present

Dawn Laybolt, interim Gunflint District Ranger, holds a PhD in archeology and talks about the lure of digging up the past.

Cook County Court House and government offices

County braces for loss of significant department heads

Two key department heads in the Cook County offices resigned in the month of July. Earlier this month Highway Engineer Dave Betts resigned to take another job outside of Cook County.

Kris Sheehan (left) and Jake Froelke of American Feedbag

American Feedbag on the Scenic Route

American Feedbag is a country/Americana duo musically connecting Madison and the Twin Cities.


Elements of Craft: What's the Big Idea?

Elements of Craft is a new series made in collaboration between North House Folk School and WTIP.

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Two injured in motorcycle crash on Gunflint Trail

Two people suffered non-life-threatening injuries in a motorcycle accident just before 5 p.m. Saturday, July 22.


Crazy Chester brings Southern-influenced rock to The Roadhouse

St. Paul-based band Crazy Chester honors the music of classic, blues-filled roots rock. They made their Roadhouse debut when they were in town recently to play at the Tavern. Crazy Chester is: Steve Abenth, percussion & vocals; Martin Marty, guitar & vocals; Drew Peterson, bass guitar & vocals; Bill Singsaas, guitar; and Dan Raschick, percussion & drums. Learn more about them on their Facebook page. 


Happiness affects health in many ways--researcher explains

Most of us have heard the common wisdom that our happiness can affect our physical health--and now a team of researchers has confirmed it. Prof. Ed Diener and his team, in a comprehensive review of studies on subjective well-being, has found that there is a connection between happiness and health in some instances. Prof. Diener is a leading expert on happiness, and he  joined Dave recently to talk about these findings. You can learn more about the link between happiness and health here.

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REI launches Force of Nature effort to advance gender equity in the outdoors

Outdoor co-op REI recently launched a comprehensive effort to promote gender equity in the outdoors. CJ spoke with Bloomington flagship store manager Brian Harrow about the effort, what REI is trying to achieve, and why it's important. You can learn more about their efforts here.

Rita Plourde

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic CEO talks local impacts of potential federal health care legislation

As the health care industry and the nation await a decision on Senate action to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, WTIP's Jay Andersen spoke with Sawtooth Mountain Clinic CEO Rita Plourde

Explorer's Club

Local group gets youth outdoors

There’s a youth outdoors group locally that meets twice a week.  WTIP intern Sterling Anderson finds out more about the Explorer’s Club.

Leah Phifer

Phifer considers run for 8th District congressional seat

Leah Phifer is touring the 8th Congressional District in 80 days to help her decide whether to run as a DFLer for the seat currently held by fellow DFLer Rick Nolan.

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