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Mining resolution draws strong comments during meeting of the commissioners

 A resolution brought forth during Tuesday’s meeting of the Cook County Commissioners by Commissioner Frank Moe regarding copper-nickel mining in northern Minnesota will not be discussed as


County re-designing website and starts with "e-permitting"

The Cook County website is being re-designed and one of the first changes is the availability of e-permitting.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with the county’s Management Information Syst


County board does not move forward with mining resolution

On Tuesday the county commissioners had a full agenda and controversy over a proposed resolution on non-ferrous mining was dominant.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with board chair Heidi Doo-Ki


Severe Weather Awareness Week starts next week

Severe Weather Awareness Week is coming up mid-month and the annual Emergency Services Conference rounds out April.

Pike Lake Road. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Pike Lake Road raises number of questions concerning local roadways

Pike Lake Road is frequently prone to potholes and frost boils as the seasons come and go. But many local residents who frequent the gravel road are claiming it is in very bad shape this year.


Conceal/carry permit fees is topic at board meeting

The county board is taking some extra time to consider a request from Sheriff Pat Eliasen to raise conceal/carry permit fees.


Sheriff warns on latest scams

They come by phone, in the mail or through email. It seems like someone’s always trying to bilk money out of us.


Grand Marais is the smallest city with a "Y"

Septics, the Susies and the smallest YMCA town by far. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Commissioner Garry Gamble about the most recent county board meeting.


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.