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The Roger Blough departs for Lake Superior on March 22, 2017. Photo by Ken Newhams

First light, first laker as shipping season begins on Lake Superior

The first U.S.-flag lakers departed from the Port of Duluth-Superior on Wednesday, March 22, signaling the start of the 2017 commercial shipping season at the farthest inland port on the Great Lakes S

Rita Plourde

Community health execs to meet in D.C.

The future of health care funding on the Federal level is tenuous at this time, with a lot of unanswered questions hanging in the air.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Sawtooth Mountain Clin

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A look at the Law Enforcement Log

The following is a record of calls made to the Cook County Law Enforcement Center from March 13 – March 19. These are the initial calls made to law enforcement dispatchers.

2017 Bush Foundation Fellow Kristin DeArruda Wharton

DeArruda Wharton receives Bush Foundation Fellowship

The Bush Foundation announced its 2017 Bush Fellows today, listing 24 leaders who were chosen for their records of achievement and extraordinary potential to make significant contributions in their co

Cook County Sheriffs Office

Customs & Border Protection officer found dead at port of entry

At approximately 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 19, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call from the Grand Portage Port of E

Cook County HS took 2nd place at the regional Knowledge Bowl meet

Cook County High School Knowledge Bowl continues success

Knowledge Bowl is a fast-paced, team-based academic competition where students complete tests and engage in head-to-head rounds of trivia to achieve victory.

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Mike's Holiday gets rebate for lighting project

Visitors to Mike's Holiday station in Grand Marais have likely noticed all the new LED lighting that illuminates the recently remodeled gas station.  To promote energy efficiency strategies,

Bird watching on the way to Chickadee Landing

Sawtooth Elementary students find adventure at Wolf Ridge

Every year students from Sawtooth Mountain Elementary head to Finland for an adventure at Wolf Ridge Environmental Center.