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Measles

As tourism season begins, measles could pay North Shore a visit

Even though the measles cases haven’t reached the northland, the tourism season is upon us.


Loon

Loon found dead on Grand Marais shoreline

Some North Shore visitors found an unpleasant surprise while walking on the beach of the east bay of Grand Marais on Thursday, May 18 – a dead loon. 


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Superior Spring Trail Run participant dies during race

The Cook County Sheriff's Office, along with additional first responders on site, attempted unsuccessfully to revive a 41-year-old male participant of the Superior Spring Trail Race on Saturday, M


Former county commissioner and Grand Marais mayor, Sue Hakes

Former Commissioner Sue Hakes considers run for House of Representatives

Sue Hakes, former Cook County commissioner and mayor of Grand Marais, announced she has formed a congressional exploratory committee to determine the feasibility of running for Congress in the Eighth


Early radio

Weekend News Roundup for May 20

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Ticks, measles, Great Lakes research funding and Rep.


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Chamber is concerned about foreign worker program

The Cook County economy is dependent on tourism, and the tourist business is dependent on staffing restaurants, lodges and resorts.


Cook County Sheriff's Office

A look at the Law Enforcement log

 The following is a record of calls made to the Cook County Law Enforcement Center from Monday, May 8 to Monday, May 14. These are the initial calls made to law enforcement dispatchers.


Rep. Rob Ecklund

Rep. Ecklund discusses the winding down of the 2017 legislative session

Legislators are stalled with the budget, the House failed to pass a bonding bill, but The Real ID issue appears solved. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with District 3A Rep.


Higher Ed office

New director named for Cook County Higher Ed

During a meeting of the Cook County Commissioners on May 16, the County Board accepted the resignation of Karen Blackburn, an employee in the Auditor’s Department.


Sen. Tom Bakk

Sen. Bakk believes there'll be compromise at the end of the legislative session

With just a few days left until the mandated end of this legislative session, budgets and bonding remain at the top of the “to do” list.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Senate M