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Kirk Lee Bigby enters the Cook County Courthouse April 14th

Bluefin shooter pleads guilty to murder charge

Kirk Lee Bigby says he is guilty of second-degree murder without intent.


State Capitol Quadriga

Tempers and frustrations simmer as lawmakers wind down the session

The Minnesota Legislature had a difficult time closing out the session, and as of Thursday morning, lawmakers were waiting to resume the special session at noon.


Cook County Sheriff's Office

A look at the Law Enforcement Log

The following is a record of calls made to the Cook County Law Enforcement Center from Monday, May 8 to Monday, May 14. These are the initial calls made to law enforcement dispatchers.


Ambulance

New ambulance and ambulance staffing pending at NSH

Ambulances and ambulance workers are part of the news at North Shore Health. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with hospital administrator Kimber Wraalstad.


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County board agrees to hire consultants for financial advice

The Cook County Commissioners are willing to spend up to $20,000 to have third-party financial consultants advise them on setting future budgets.


Measles

As tourism season begins, measles could pay North Shore a visit

Even though the measles cases haven’t reached the northland, the tourism season is upon us.


Loon

Loon found dead on Grand Marais shoreline

Some North Shore visitors found an unpleasant surprise while walking on the beach of the east bay of Grand Marais on Thursday, May 18 – a dead loon. 


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Superior Spring Trail Run participant dies during race

The Cook County Sheriff's Office, along with additional first responders on site, attempted unsuccessfully to revive a 41-year-old male participant of the Superior Spring Trail Race on Saturday, M


Jeff Cadwell

County to seek fiscal planning assistance

The Cook County board will bring in a consultant to help them develop a plan to set them on a sustainable path to even out what has in the past been a rocky levy history.


Former county commissioner and Grand Marais mayor, Sue Hakes

Former Commissioner Sue Hakes considers run for House of Representatives

Sue Hakes, former Cook County commissioner and mayor of Grand Marais, announced she has formed a congressional exploratory committee to determine the feasibility of running for Congress in the Eighth