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Mark Abrahamson swims the 100-yard breaststroke during a home meet Saturday, Jan. 23

Local swim team hosts meet in Grand Marais

The Cook County Northerns swim team hosted a home meet at the local YMCA on Saturday, Jan. 23. More than 100 people participated in the event.


Tuning in

WTIP Weekend News Roundup for January 23, 2016

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days.


Superintendent Beth Schwarz

The discussion continues over budget reductions at ISD 166

More budget reductions talk at the recent ISD 166 school board meeting.


Kimber Wraalstad

New grants and regs at hospital

New grants and new regulations as well as a new Human Resources Director. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Cook County North Shore Hospital Administrator Kimber Wraalstad.


North Shore winter

Nice winter weather ahead

Warmer weather this weekend. Should be a good time to get out and enjoy the winter. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Carol Christenson.


Commissioner Gamble

County-MPCA spar over one size fits all septic regs

Key retirement at the county, septic negotiations with the MPCA and local food production opportunities. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Commissioner Garry Gamble.


Borealis Chorale and Orchestra to perform "Crazy Cold Beautiful" - February 5&6

The Borealis Chorale and Orchestra will be performing a musical work inspired by the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon.


Moose capture - photo courtesy the Minnesota DNR.

Hard times continue for Minnesota's moose population

Minnesota’s moose population continues to face a variety of hardships that could be contributing to its decline. WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs reports on this issue. 
 


Sue Futterer

Cook County health and human services director to retire

During a meeting of the Cook County Commissioners on Tuesday, Jan. 19, Cook County Public Health and Human Services Director Sue Futterer announced she plans to retire in July.


Cook County Schools

Principal discusses Industrial Arts changes

Cook County Schools ISD 166 recently lost its Industrial Arts instructor and is scrambling to replace him.