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Pop cans

Sugary soft drinks on the way out at the hospital

No more sugary soft drinks at the hospital. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Cook County North Shore Hospital and Care Center administrator Kimber Wraalstad about the planned pop phase-out.


Commissioner Sue Hakes

Not everyone on the Irish Creek Road want to be plowed out

Wetlands management plans stall at the Army Corps of Engineers level. Not everyone on the Irish Creek Road wants to pay for plowing. And out of county commissioner meetings.


Math Counts

GES and ISD166 attend Math Counts competition

An unconventional way to help school finances, math cooperation between school districts and a steady enrollment picture. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke Great Expectations administrator Peter James.


Abby Tofte

For young EDA board member, affordable housing is key issue

Abby Tofte is a new member of the Economic Development Authority’s board. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Abby about younger voices in local affairs.


Poplar River valley

New Findings Show Poplar River Sediment Reduced by 35%

Lutsen, MN – The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) provided updated data trends on sediment in the Poplar River to the Poplar River Management Board in February.


Listening together

Weekend News Roundup for February 16

Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week. A lawsuit to stop the Lake Superior region wolf hunts has been filed.


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Cook County/Silver Bay takes fifth in State Alpine Meet

 Cook County/Silver Bay took fifth in the Minnesota State Alpine Ski Meet yesterday at Giants Ridge in Biwabik.


Heidi Doo-Kirk

Land exchange stirs debate at county board

Land purchases and land exchanges were part of the agenda at this week’s county board meeting. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Commissioner Heidi Doo Kirk.


Mark Sandbo

EDA: Superior National to add a few acres

New members, new officers and new committees at the EDA. WTIP’s Jay Andersen also spoke with Chairman Mark Sandbo about new land at the golf course and a new resident at the business park.


Charles Skinner, one of the founding members of the new Chamber, addresses the audience.

New County Chamber of Commerce gathering draws a crowd

More than 50 local business people and managers turned out for the launch of the new Cook County Chamber of Commerce  Tuesday, Feb. 12th at Sivertson Gallery in Grand Marais.