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St. Paul event to highlight Capitol renovation project

It’s called ‘The People’s House’ for a reason. And from Aug. 11-13, the people of Minnesota can see firsthand the updates to the State Capitol.

Listening to the radio

Weekend News Roundup for July 22

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days.

Joshua Beck is leaving Cook County Public Health and Human Services

County's Public Health & Human Services director submits resignation

Just last Monday, Cook County Administrator Jeff Cadwell told WTIP that he did not know if the county’s Public Health & Human Services director, Joshua Beck, was planning to resign after a c

Breakfast and lunch

Summer food project exceeds school expectations

Cook County Schools ISD166 is serving an average of 80 kids daily through its breakfast/lunch summer food program. WTIP's Jay Andersen spoke with Superintendent Dr.


"The People's House" grand opening is Aug. 11, 12, 13

The renovation of the Minnesota State Capitol building is complete and there’s a big open house celebration scheduled to show off the results, August 11, 12 and 13.

The Voyageur II docked at Rock Harbor, Isle Royale

LSProject: Isle Royale's Rock Harbor Lodge and Dockside Fish Market connection

This edition of the Lake Superior Project takes a look at how commercial fishing on Isle Royale, Michigan, has changed.

Grand Marais rain garden

Soil and Water has cost share funds for landowners

The Cook County Soil and Water Conservation District has cost share programs available for landowners.

Jan Sivertson

Board chair talks Lutsen housing project, public dialogue for levy

Scott Harrison, the Cook County/Grand Marais EDA treasurer, and EDA Director Mary Somnis gave an update on the Lutsen Rental Housing project during a meeting of the Cook County Commissioners on Tuesda

North Shore Health - Integrated community

WTIP Volunteer Tina Krauz covers the progress on the renovations at the North Shore Hospital and Care Center.

Jeff Cadwell

Administrator discusses budgets, the highway engineer and human services

The county budget setting process begins, as does the replacement for the county engineer.  The future of the Health and Human Services director remains a somewhat open issue.