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Heidi Doo-Kirk

Heidi Doo-Kirk talks about her new commissioner role

The November elections brought a new face to Cook County’s Fourth Commissioner District. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with commissioner-elect Heidi Doo-Kirk.


Poplar River valley

Poplar River sediment reduction projects completed

The 2012 construction season saw the completion of two sediment reduction projects by the Poplar River Management Board in collaboration with the Cook County Soil and Water Conservation District.


Garry Gamble

Commissioner-elect Garry Gamble talks about the future

The November elections brought a change to Cook County’s Second Commissioner District. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with commissioner-elect Garry Gamble.


Wolf in the wild

Early season wolf hunting closing today in Northeast Zone

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is closing the wolf hunting for the rest of the early season in the Northeast Zone at the end of shooting hours today.
 


Vicki Biggs-Anderson with her African geese Sophie and Olivia.

Christmas tree benefit for Care Partners

Magnetic North Farm in Colvill is hosting a “Cut Your Own Christmas Tree” fundraiser for Care Partners of Cook County.

Winter listening

Weekend News Roundup for November 10

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


"Randy" from "A Christmas Story"

Winter Hazard Awareness: Safety for families and small children

In the last of our Winter Hazard Awareness Week interviews,  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with public health nurse Allison Heeren about families and little kids’ winter safety.


Frank Moe and his dogs approach the state capitol.

Documentary film "Sled Dogs to Saint Paul: The Race for Clean Water" premieres Friday

"Sled Dogs to Saint Paul: The Race for Clean Water," a documentary


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Cook County Posts High Voter Turnout

With many Cook County precincts turning out in the high 80 and 90 percentages, registered voters came out in droves to cast their ballots in all precincts.  They gave President Barack Obama a wid


Common loons

Hundreds of water birds die in U.P.

GULLIVER, Mich. (WWJ/AP) - Authorities say they’ve found the bodies of about 700 water birds along a stretch of northern Lake Michigan shoreline in the Upper Peninsula.