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School-Community Action Team works to help keep kids safe

National Child Abuse Prevention Month is coming up in April. There is a School-Community Action Team that deals directly with the safety and wellbeing of young people in our community.


Funding the 'bridges' between Cook County and state Capitol

There are more than a dozen bridges in Cook County listed as needing repair in 2016. WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs has this story on our local bridges. 


The role of Cook County Search & Rescue

The Cook County Search and Rescue team is a valuable asset to local law enforcement and for the safety of those who could encounter dangerous situations while traveling through the remote areas along


After Action Report discussed by emergency management teams

This past fall’s cross border emergency response training has been analyzed by FEMA and participants.


Commissioners discuss county land development outside the city

The County Board met Tuesday and the discussion, not surprisingly, turned to the Dollar General store issue. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Commissioner Gary Gamble.


County discusses Dollar General, retail development

The topic of a Dollar General store near Grand Marais reached the Cook County Commissoners during a public meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 23. WTIP's Joe Friedrichs has this report. 


County schedules meetings on taxes, fees and septics

The county has a number of meetings coming up regarding fees, taxes and septic systems. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke Commissioner Heidi Doo-Kirk



Portage trails also impacted by heavy, wet snow

A mix of winter weather made a big impact on local trail systems earlier this winter.


Local mushers finish strong in mid-distance Beargrease race

WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs was up the Gunflint Trail on Monday morning to observe the scene at Trailcenter where the Beargrease marathon had a checkpoint and the mid-distance race came to an end.


A day with Minnesota's Border Patrol

The United States Border Patrol has an active presence here along the North Shore.