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Sam Crowley with his family

Two candidates run for one-year supervisor role in Tofte

Cook County’s West End townships will be holding annual meetings and elections on Tuesday, March 14.


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Border Patrol discusses refugees fleeing to Canada

Refugees fleeing Minnesota to cross into Canada have been making headlines across Minnesota and other northern border states recently.


WTIP's "Grassroots Radio" Membership Drive

Volunteers needed for WTIP's "Grassroots Radio" membership drive: March 16 to 20

Spring is just around the corner, and so is WTIP’s first membership drive of the year!


Nancy McReady

Iron Range group launches lawsuit against Governor Dayton

A group called“Up North Jobs” and some individual citizens in the Ely area had filed a lawsuit against Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton regarding his stance on the Twin Metals Mining leases.


Todd Zins and Holly Johnson

Outpost Motel under new ownership

The Outpost Motel east of Grand Marais was owned by Jim and Jennifer Plahuta for over 25 years. In January, Holly Johnson and Todd Zins became the new owners.


Swimmer Joe Friedrichs launches from the starting block. Photo by Maggie Friedrichs

Cook County YMCA to host adult swim meet March 11

There is an adult swim meet at the Cook County YMCA on Saturday, March 11.  The meet starts at 10 a.m. and goes until noon. Warm-ups and registration for the event start at 9 a.m.


Community members are invited to take CERTS training.

Emergency training for citizens offered on North Shore

Lake County Emergency Management is offering some special training for North Shore citizens who want to prepare for emergency situations.


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Write-ins announce for some West End township seats

The filing deadline to run for township offices in the towns of Lutsen, Tofte and Schroeder is over.


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A look at the Law Enforcement Log

The following is a record of calls made to the Cook County Law Enforcement Center from February 20 – February 26. These are the initial calls made to law enforcement dispatchers.


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Weekend News Roundup for March 4

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. The Lutsen work force housing project goes forward. The local moose population is stabilizing.