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School district faces budget reductions and all the choices will be hard

ISD166 failed to win an operating levy referendum earlier this month and means the school board will have some difficult choices ahead of them.

Planting and harvesting native sweet grass - the sacred hair of Mother Earth

Throughout this school year, the Cook County Invasives Team will be working with Ms.

State Volleyball Tournament

Volleyball girls go to State!

The undefeated Cook County volleyball girls head to the state tournament. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with three of the seniors about what makes them such a strong team.

Photos submitted by Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply

Grand Marais parking lot flood issues remain

Downtown Grand Marais can face flooding issues during heavy rain storms.

Planning and preparing for winter safety

Late fall has been mild so far, but winter weather isn’t far off. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Mike Keyport about winter preparedness.

Meteorologist Carol Christenson

Weather is about to change back to November

It’s been like September in November, but in the next few days it’s going to be all November. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Carol Christenson.

Photo courtesy of Cook County High School

Cook County Vikings Volleyball Team on to State!

The Cook County Vikings volleyball team is heading to the state tournament Thursday after defeating the Carlton Bulldogs in 4 sets at Duluth Denfield Saturday afternoon.

Listening to the radio

WTIP Weekend News Roundup for November 7

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. The financial impact of the arts in Cook County, news from Indian Country.

PolyMet Mining proposed processing facility at the former LTV Steel Mining Co. plant near Hoyt Lakes, MN

Final Polymet environmental impact study released

The final environmental review for Minnesota’s proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine says wastewater from the project would have to be treated indefinitely to prev

Sen. Tom Bakk

A look ahead at the 2016 legislative session from a commissioner and senator

Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk and IRRRB Commissioner Mark Phillips were in town this week and WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with them about the 2016 legislative session, projects, money and the la