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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.

Chamber logo

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

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Tick-borne virus likely to reach North Shore region

A tick-borne disease, Powassan, has been confirmed in six Minnesota counties in 2017, including as far north and east as Pine County, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

Poplar River

Lake Superior-Poplar River Water District still a work in progress

In 2011, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources told Lutsen Mountains that it could not draw water from Poplar River after October 2016.

Telephone service outage

True North phone customers' long distance service restored

On Sunday afternoon, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office dispatch center was notified that long-distance phone service for True North customers was temporarily unavailable.&