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Commissioner talks about impending levy increase

Why is the county board grappling with a levy increase? WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Commissioner Heidi Doo-Kirk about the close-to-empty piggy bank.

Rep. Rick Nolan

Bipartisanism slowly taking hold in the U.S. House

Land and Water Conservation, Great Lakes Restoration and the Export-Import Bank are all issues in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Great Expectations School

New approaches needed to close the student performance gap

According to the latest Nation’s Report Card, students’ performance levels are stalled in reading and math.

Superintendent Beth Schwarz

ISD166 Special Education: big expense, big opportunity

Of all the mandates school districts have to deal with, one of the most involved and expensive is Special Education.

Photo by Gary Siesennop

Gunflint Trail ATV signs bring out 'grammar police'

The use of an apostrophe or possessive form on the new ATV signs installed along the Gunflint Trail have certain sectors of the community concerned about public image.


Cook County Local Energy Project has a focus on energy efficiency

Cook County Local Energy Project has a focus on energy efficiency as we move into fall.

Emerald ash borer likely to spread along North Shore

Emerald ash borer was discovered in trees last week in Duluth.


Sheriff: Halloween safety and vehicle break-ins

Halloween is just around the corner and drivers will need to exercise extra caution with little kids on the streets.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Sheriff Pat Eliasen about ghosts and gob

Mayor Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux

Mayor explains proposed city garage land purchase

The City of Grand Marais proposes to move its current garage complex from the Recreation Park to a new location on Hwy 61 at the top of the hill in west Grand Marais.

Photo by Peter Miller

The Cook County Curling Club gears up for a new season

WTIP volunteer LeAnn Zunker speaks with Joanne Smith and Chuck Futterer of the Cook County Curling Club.