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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.

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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.

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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.&

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Weekend News Roundup for May 13

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. John Beargrease descendent to head the Beargrease. Birch thief caught. Drug boss caught.

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Public Health receives second YMCA child care complaint

Cook County Public Health & Human Services has received a child maltreatment report concerning the Cook County Community YMCA “Kids Club” drop-in child care program after a 3-year-old


Local conservation officers gear up for 2017 fishing opener

The 2017 Minnesota Fishing Opener is Saturday, May 13, which includes walleye and lake trout seasons here in Cook County.

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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 Monday, May 1, to Monday, May 8. These are the initial calls made to law enforcement dispatchers.

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U.S. Forest Service plans prescribed burns this weekend

During fishing opener, people will see and smell some smoke, possibly as far as five miles away, as the U.S.