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Rep. Rob Ecklund

Rep. Ecklund on this week at the Legislature

Real ID, Sunday liquor and a bonding bill that’s still up in the air. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with District 3A Rep. Rob Ecklund about this week at the State Legislature.


Sen. Al Franken

Sen. Al Franken: Interesting times in D.C.

The Senate is about to revisit a bill designed to give Medicare a bargaining position with pharmaceutical companies.


Carol Christenson

The weekend's warming up

Looks like a nice February weekend with warmer temps and maybe a dusting of snow. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service Meteorologist Carol Christenson.


Deer in Winter

DNR explains why feeding deer in winter is a bad idea

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says feeding deer in the winter along the North Shore or anywhere in Cook County often starts with noble intentions, but it can be deadly for deer.


Hedstrom Lumber Company

Fire destroys boiler control room at Hedstrom Lumber

Cook County Law Enforcement received a 9-1-1 call reporting a fire at Hedstrom Lumber Company just before 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 4.


Becky Rom of Ely is the national chair of the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters

Boundary Waters advocate shares views against copper mining near BWCAW

Representative Rick Nolan and his stance and actions regarding copper-nickel mines in northeastern Minnesota have been generating headlines in recent weeks.


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Some Minnesota residents support copper mining near BWCAW

Community members in northeastern Minnesota have diverse opinions on the potential benefits of nonferrous metals mining.


Sen. Tom Bakk

Sen. Tom Bakk: Lots of work ahead on the budget, tax bill and maybe the left over bonding bill

The Legislature is in full swing. Budget, a tax bill, transportation and maybe resurrecting the bonding bill. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk.


Wildfire

Collaborative effort seeks stories for Ham Lake Fire 10 year anniversary project

When the Ham Lake wildfire roared through the area in spring 2007, the fire consumed more than 75,000 acres of forest and nearly 100 buildings.


WTIP shares the latest law enforcement report

The following is a record of calls made to the Cook County Law Enforcement Center from January 23 to January 29. These are the initial calls made to law enforcement dispatchers.