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Kimber Wraalstad

Hospital board continues building discussion

Building plans discussions for the hospital and care center. Reimbursement changes result in Blue Cross blues and 7th grade kids experience neat yukky stuff.

Commissioner Bruce Martinson

Commissioner Martinson on administrators, budget and security

The county board held two meetings this week. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Commissioner Bruce Martinson about hiring a county administrator, the first quarter budget and courthouse security.

Kathleen Atkinson

Forest Service names new regional forester

The U.S. Forest Service today has named Kathleen Atkinson as the Eastern Region’s new regional forester.

American Rivers

National river conservation group issues BWCAW warning

The non-profit American Rivers organization today called upon President Obama, Congress and Gov. Dayton to block a proposed copper nickel mine near the South Kawishiwi River by Ely.

General Education Development

GED test requirements to change

Changes are being made in testing for the General Education Development degree.

Commissioner Sue Hakes

Commissioners move on courthouse security

Commissioner Sue Hakes brings us up to date on measures to strengthen courthouse security. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with her on “Daybreak.”

And it just keeps piling up

Meteorologist: snow and more snow

If you think the snow is over, think again. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Steve Gohde about more snow on the way.

But not this weekend

Weekend News Roundup for April 13

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

Tim Scannell. Photo: MPR

Commissioner: County Attorney threatens lawsuit

Cook County Commissioner Sue Hakes reported in her blog Wednesday night that County Attorney Tim Scannell has threatened to sue the county after the courthouse shooting in December 2011 that left him

Warning alert

Severe Weather Awareness Week is Apr. 15-20

There will be state-wide tornado drills on Thursday, April 15 at 1:45 and 6:55 p.m. Here in Cook County residents will get a severe weather update not by siren but by telephone.