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Robert Deschampe

New commissioner faces campaign violation complaint

 Commissioner-elect Robert “Bobby” Deschampe will take the oath of office on Tuesday, June 13 to become the Cook County District 1 representative.


Birch Grove Community School

West End committee creates a consensus agreement for Birch Grove

After months of meeting, it is hoped that the Birch Grove Task Force Conciliation Committee has developed an agreement that the entire West End community can live with. 


Sue Hakes

Sue Hakes talks about what lies ahead in her political future

Sue Hakes has a long political history in Cook County. She recently formed an exploratory committee in case Rep. Rick Nolan chose to run for Governor rather than stay in Congress.


Log Truck loading birch sawlogs (Eli Sagor/Flickr)

DNR accepting comments for timber sales in 2018

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is currently accepting public comments on possible timber sales in the State and in our area. Rhonda Silence finds out more in this interview. 


Robert Deschampe is the county's new commissioner

An interview with new Commissioner Robert Deschampe

Cook County Auditor Braidy Powers has announced the results of the special election for Cook County Commissioner District 1.


Rep. Rob Ecklund

Rep. Ecklund sums up the end of the legislative session

Though the 2017 Legislature has ended it may not be over until it's over.


County Road 7 in Cook County.jpg

Highway engineer gives update on 2017 road projects

Construction on Cook County Road 7 started in early June, as did work on a number of other local roadway and infrastructure projects.


Department of Homeland Security Officials Craig Kalar and Matthew Curran discuss the day's operations

Local Homeland Security officials discuss traveling border lakes

Most visitors who enter Cook County from Canada arrive through the Grand Portage Port of Entry.


Listening to the radio

Weekend News Roundup for June 3

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Kirk Lee Bigby pleads guilty. A woman from Ghana dies in attempt to flee across the border.


North House founders

WTIP’s Community Conversation is a North House retrospective

In January 1997, after two years of experimenting with traditional craft classes and workshops, North House Folk School officially opened its doors on the Grand Marais Harbor.