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Cook County Schools

ISD166 to try modified 4-day calendar

The ISD166 school board will decide on money saving school calendar changes at its April 19 meeting.

Beth Schwarz

ISD166 discusses modified 4-day schedule for 2012-13

The ISD166 school board recently met to discuss, among other things, budget reductions and wjat will result in a 50-50 modified four-day school week.

Spring grass fire

Burning restrictions take effect March 26 for much of state

Fire danger in most of Minnesota is expected to increase rapidly in the coming week, as the snow continues to melt and winds dry the dead standing grass and brush in open areas.

Portable radio in a hat: 1931

WTIP Weekend NewsRoundup for March 17

Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week.

Gray wolf

Isle Royale wolves may go extinct

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Scientists say the gray wolves of Isle Royale National Park are dangerously close to extinction.

Spring grass fire

Warm weather and melting snow means increased fire danger

Unseasonably warm, dry weather may mean an early spring, but it could bring higher fire danger with the higher temps.

Kelly Schoenfelder and Barbara Jean Johnson

WTIP wins awards from Minnesota Associated Press

WTIP is being recognized for two features produced by station staff in the 2011 Minnesota AP Broadcasters Awards.

Cook County Schools campus

County-ISD166 discuss new community center

The county and ISD166 are once again talking about a collaboration. WTIP’s Jay Andersen has this report on the school, community center and the YMCA.

Water pump

National Ground Water Awareness Week is March 11-17

More than 1 million people residing in more than 400,000 households in Minnesota rely on private wells as their source of drinking water.  While wells can provide high quality drinking water, sta

Tofte Town Hall

West End Townships election results

The West End Townships of Lutsen, Tofte, and Schroeder held their annual meetings and elections last night. In Lutsen, 118 votes were cast.