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Summer is a busy time at the Cook County Food Shelf

Cook County has a local food shelf that is staffed by volunteers who take care of the food donations and get them out to folks who need help.

The Dakota War resulted in the largest one-day execution in U.S. history, on December 26, 1862

Documentary on Minnesota's Dakota War of 1862 to air on WTIP

On August 17, 1862 a group of four young Dakota men on a hunting expedition killed five settlers who lived along the Minnesota river in what is now southwest Minnesota, igniting a war that claimed

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Sobanja and Gamble, Doo-Kirk and Austin, Nolan and Cravaack to face each other in November

Rick Nolan has won the DFL’s three-way primary race to face Eighth District Congressman Chip Cravaack who faced no primary opposition.

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Primary will be held Tuesday, August 14

A three-way Democratic congressional contest in the 8th Congressional District has brought attention in our area to tomorrow’s primary.

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Highway 1 detour to continue to mid-October

DULUTH, Minn. — MnDOT officials say the Highway 1 detour south of Ely, originally scheduled to be lifted August 15, will continue until mid-October. 

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EPA announces Ashland Superfund site clean-up

WASHINGTON – Northern States Power Co.

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Tribal Council, County Board help fund vets' transportation needs

Cook County is a long way from Veterans Administration medical facilities. The population of military veterans is aging, as well as increasing due to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Forest Service suspends policy of letting fires burn

Because of large fires this summer in the West and South, and the need to conserve resources, the US Forest Service has directed forest supervisors to attack and stop fires as soon as possible.

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Detour at Southbound Highway 61/London Road in Duluth until late August

The Minnesota Department of Transportation reports that southbound Highway 61/London Road will be closed for flood-related culvert and road repairs from now through late August.