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Human trafficking at highest point

Human sex trafficking  is on the increase and is a multi-billion dollar industry. WTIP’s Roger Linehan spoke with Lucy Perpich of the Cook County Violence Prevention Center.


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Sen. Franken talks about guns and mental health

Guns in school, better mental health programs and reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Minnesota’s US Senator Al Franken.


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Silver Bay Area loses girls' hockey match to Proctor-Hermantown

The Proctor-Hermantown girls' hockey team visited Silver Bay Tuesday night and left with a 4-0 shut-out of the Mariners.


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Lonnie Dupre is on Denali

Cook County mountain climber and Arctic explorer Lonnie Dupre is on Denali.


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State encouraging residents to test homes for radon

ST. PAUL (AP) - Governor Mark Dayton has declared this "Radon Action Month" in Minnesota, and the state is encouraging residents to get their homes tested.


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Ross Fraboni of Two Harbors takes top finish overall in Gichigami Express Sled Dog Race

Ross Fraboni of Two Harbors and his team won all three stages of the inaugural Gichigami Express Sled Dog Race and mushed his way to the top prize Tuesday.


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As cases increase in number, this is "the Year of the Flu"

Like it or not this is the year of the flu. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with nurse Teresa Borak about the respiratory influenza uptick.


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Four mushers finish second stage of Gichigami in under 9 hours

Four mushers in the inaugural Gichigami Express Sled Dog Race have finished the first two stages of the three-stage race in under nine hours, wrapping up Monday's leg at Devil Track Landing.


The start of the Gichigami Express, Sunday, January 6 at Mineral Center.  Photo by Cathy Quinn.

On scene at the Gichigami Express

The Gichigamee Express Sled Dog Race is underway now in Cook County. The race commemorates the long tradition of dog mushing in Cook County. 

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CERT training to begin this weekend

Jim Wiinanen is the county’s Emergency Management Director. WTIP’s jay Andrsen spoke with Jim about the up-coming Community Emergency Response Team training sessions.