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Weekend News Roundup for March 23

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


Kimber Wraalstad and board chair Howard Abrahamson

Hospital faces sequestration and insurance cuts

The Cook County North Shore Hospital and Care Center is facing a couple of $200,000 income reductions. One from the federal government and one from an insurance provider.


Joe Buttweiler

Arrowhead's Joe Buttweiler updates fiber optic progress

Arrowhead Electric Cooperative is gearing up for more fiber optic work. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Joe Buttweiler about the light at the end of the broadband tunnel.


L to R; WTIP Programming Director Kelly Schoenfelder, and producer Carah Thomas.

WTIP wins Associated Press broadcast news awards

Winners in the 2012 Minnesota Associated Press Broadcasters news contest have been announced.


Bull moose

Moose mortality messages are coming in

The first GPS messages from dead moose to Minnesota researchers are coming in.


Family listening. Depression era.

Weekend News Roundup for March 16

Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week. The senate acts on a wolf hunt moratorium, Rep.


Jenny Delfs, MD

Clinic starts cervical cancer screening drive

Cervical cancer is the easiest cancer to prevent with regular screening and follow-up. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Dr.


Gray wolves

Senate panel passes wolf hunt moratorium 7-6

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Opponents of wolf hunting won a victory as a Minnesota Senate panel votes 7-6 for a five-year moratorium on future wolf seasons.


Pine Tree by MichaelPloujnikov on Wikimedia

Free tree seedlings offered

Hedstrom Lumber Company is once again offering to give away free tree seedlings.


Blacksmith shop

County Board signs off on blacksmith preservation effort

At the latest Cook County board meeting, commissioners supported the Bill Bally Blacksmith Shop preservation effort, discussed courthouse security equipment, staffing and costs, and much more.