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Paula Overby has been involved with the MN DFL in many ways. She is seeking endorsement in the 2020 US Senate race. WTIP photo.
2020 is a major election year. The nation will be voting for president and some key legislative seats. WTIP Community Radio’s policy is to meet with and interview any of those candidates who reach out to us.

One such candidate is...
MnDOT officials and local business owners have been in Cook County court over right-of-way matters. Photo by Rhonda Silence
Attorneys for several local business owners and the Minnesota Department of Transportation were back in the Cook County courtroom before Judge Michael Cuzzo on January 8-9, debating the legality of MnDOT’s right-of-way acquisitions for the upcoming Highway 61 construction through Grand...
Commissioner Myron Bursheim talks with Highway Engineer Krysten Foster at the new Hovland garage. Photo by Joe Friedrichs
The new public works facility for the Cook County Highway Department is up and operational. The new ‘Hovland garage,’ as it is commonly referred to by county staff and local residents, is 5,828 sq. ft. in size. S&C Masonry of Grand Marais was selected to build the Hovland public...
A county plow truck went off road on the Mink Ranch Road in Lutsen. Submitted photo
The Cook County Highway Department is working hard to get roads cleared from the snowstorm that dumped 12-18 inches on the county. It is challenging to say the least. As of 2 p.m., the snow had lessened significantly, but the winter storm warning is still in place until 9 p.m. tonight.
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Over a foot of snow fell overnight on Jan. 17. Photo by Rhonda Silence
Snow continues to a fall across the Northland this morning. A winter storm warning is in place until 9 p.m. tonight. Although the National Weather Service predicts the snow will gradually decrease through the day into the evening, another four to eight inches of snow is expected.

We...
Get your ski pass before hitting the trails - Photo courtesy of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
 It’s been a great January for outdoor enthusiasts. Area trails have an abundance of snow. However, in addition to snow, a lot of behind-the-scenes work is needed for trail users to have the best experience. And that takes funding, which has fallen for cross-country skiers in recent...
Sawtooth Mountain Clinic. WTIP file photo
Sawtooth Mountain Clinic (SMC) announced Jan. 13 its intention to build and operate a full-service pharmacy at its base of operations in Grand Marais.  While plans are still in progress, SMC anticipates the pharmacy will be available to patients in January 2021.

The new pharmacy...

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Deb Benedict (left) and Rita Plourde at WTIP on Oct. 17. Photo by Rhonda Silence
Deb Benedict and Rita Plourde are widely recognized as two of the most influential and important community leaders in Cook County during the past two decades.

Benedict served as the...
Photo by Marcelo Leal on Unsplash
In this installment of Conversations on Health and Wellbeing, host Kristin DeArruda Wharton learns more about innovations in health care and disruptive systems that have, and are changing the status...
Early ice is the time to bring out the skates in Cook County. Photo by Barb LaVigne
The opportunities for outdoor recreation that don’t involve canoeing in Cook County and the...
The Gunflint Trail has a number of lakes nearby where fish netting is legal. Photo by Joe Friedrichs
Recreational netting for whitefish and cisco is currently open on designated lakes in Cook County....
Cook County forest. Photo by Jaye White
Solar panels on rooftops. Electric vehicles. Growing your own food.

These are all...
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