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Sen. Al Franken

Sen. Franken discusses the Violence Against Women Act

Congress has passed and the President is set to sign the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.


Superintendent Beth Schwarz

ISD166 to keep "hybrid" calendar

Cook County Schools is staying with a partial 4-day calendar for the 2013-14 school year.


Gray wolf

Wolf hunt moratorium legislation introduced

Legislation was introduced yesterday to reinstate a five-year moratorium on recreational wolf hunting and trapping. The House bill is a companion to one already in the Senate.


Man listening to radio, depression era. Bronze

Weekend News Roundup for March 2

Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week. Food shelf use is up in the region. Early primaries are possible under a proposed law.


Hotel door

Lodging tax revenues for January up over 2012

Lodging tax revenues for the first month of 2013 were up compared to January of last year county-wide.


Sen. Charles "Chuck" Wiger

State Sen. Chuck Wiger reflects on the recent gun violence in his district

Sen. Chuck Wiger represents District 43 in the Minnesota Legislature. His district includes Maplewood, North St. Paul and Oakdale.


Rita Plourde

Sequestration effects would be felt over time at clinic

The effects of sequestration won’t be felt here immediately, but over time that’s a different matter.


Heidi Doo-Kirk

Commissioners clocked a long meeting this week

The cook County Commissioners had a long and productive meeting Tuesday.


Isle Royale wolf pack - photo by John Vucetich, Michigan Technological University.

Genetic research sheds new light on Isle Royale wolf population

(Click on audio mp3 above to hear an interview with Isle Royale National Park Superintendent Phyllis Green, recorded on WTIP's A.M.


Career readiness

Career Readiness Community Forum is Feb. 28

On the 28th there will be a community forum to explore career readiness for students when they leave Cook County High School. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with the forum organizers.