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Lutsen Fire Department extinguishes chimney fire at Caribou Highlands

Caribou Highlands Resort in Lutsen called 9-1-1 at 8:33 p.m. on Sunday, March 26, reporting a possible fire.

Cook County Court House and government offices

Meeting to focus on process of collecting local property taxes

The Cook County Chamber of Commerce is hosting Aaron Twait, of the Minnesota Center for Fiscal Excellence and Cook County Assessor Todd Smith, Tuesday, April 4th from 6 to 8 pm at the Arrowhead Center

9-1-1 outages have become more frequent recently

County working to prevent 9-1-1 and phone outages

Telephone outages, especially those affecting 9-1-1, are troubling to the public and to emergency response personnel.

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Federal cuts could mean colder houses in Cook County next winter

Several hundred residents in Cook County could lose assistance keeping their homes warm next winter under proposed cuts to the federal budget.

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Inching toward spring

Slow but sure we steadily move into spring.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Joe Moore.

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House launches tax and transportation bills

At the Legislature, committee chairs are rolling out their proprieties and budgets. The House has a tax bill and a transportation package.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with District 3A Rep.


Wildlife officials kill nearly 200 Minnesota wolves in 2016

Nearly 200 wolves were killed in Minnesota last year. WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs reports on how and why wolves are killed by wildlife agents in Minnesota. 

Chaplains are now available in times of crisis

Cook County Sheriff's Office implements chaplain program

The Cook County Sheriff's Office has been working with local ministerial personnel to create a chaplain program. Eight people are now serving as chaplains.

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Weekend News Roundup for March 25

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Another Cook County resident wins a Bush Fellowship. Tragedy at the Pigeon River border crossing.

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WTIP News Survey: Please share your feedback!

The WTIP News Department continues to expand its efforts to create and share local news and information.