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PC's for People available in Cook County

The Cook County Broadband Commission has teamed up with Higher Ed to make computers more available locally.


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Lodging tax revenues for February generally up over 2012

Lodging tax revenues for the second month of 2013 were up compared to February of last year county-wide.


Impact-Based Warnings area expanded

Weather Service to begin "Impact-Based Warnings"

The National Weather Service has a new plan for severe weather warnings.  Begininning today, April 1, the Service expands "Impact-Based Warnings" to Minnesota and Wisconsin.


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Weekend News Roundup for March 30

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


Danna MacKenzie

Blandin has new broadband grant opportunities for non-profits

The Blandin Foundation has a new grant opportunity for broadband use. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with the county’s Information Systems Director Danna MacKenzie.


Mayor Carlson

Senior Center parking lot: slow down

The Senior Center talks thrift shop expansion and parking lot woes. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Grand Marais Mayor Larry Carlson after the recent council meeting.


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MnDOT announces 2013 state road construction program

ST PAUL, Minn.— More than 300 construction projects scheduled for 2013 are designed to improve highways, bridges and other state transportation infrastructure.


Sue Futterer

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention month. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke Human Services director Sue Futterer about child abuse in Cook County and the services available.


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No new wolves on Isle Royale

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Scientists say the gray wolves in Michigan's Isle Royale National Park are in growing danger of extinction and may have stopped reproducing.