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Kirk Lee Bigby

Suspect named in Bluefin Bay Resort shooting

An arrest has been made and charges filed in the shooting incident that took place early this morning at Bluefin Bay Resort in Tofte.

Voters wonder why their write-in wasn’t reported

The Secretary of State’s office reported 56 write-in votes for the Tuesday Special Election, handily won by DFLer Rob Ecklund of International Falls.

Rob Ecklund

Ecklund looks ahead as new District 3-A representative

Koochiching County Commissioner Rob Ecklund won the House District 3-A seat in the Tuesday Special Election.

Some bodies of water in Cook County remain unsafe for ice fishing and other outdoor opportunities

Ice thickness remains questionable in northeastern Minnesota

A warm start to the winter has led to a lot of talk around the region regarding ice thickness and safety on area lakes. WTIP News Reporter Joe Friedrichs takes a look at this issue. 

Ridge Riders in action

Ridge Riders continue snowmobiling traditions

The Ridge Riders Snowmobile Club has been a long-standing organization here in Cook County. WTIP News Reporter Joe Friedrichs takes a closer look at the makings of the club. 

Meteorologist Carol Christenson

Weather continues warm trend

Unseasonably warm weather continues throughout the Northland. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Carol Christenson.

Listening to the radio

WTIP Weekend News Roundup for December 5

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Legal fights may be ahead on PolyMet. Gypsy moth count is up. State leaders want face time with the president.


ISD166 starts serious budget discussions, and administrative changes

ISD166 school board members began the process of looking at possible budget cuts and also started considering administration changes.

County Administrator Jeff Cadwell

County administrator discusses projects, plans for 2016

Cook County has an assortment of projects, challenges and opportunities coming up in 2016.

Rainy weather

Wet, warm weekend weather

A big warm-up is due for the foreseeable future. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Carol Christenson about a wet, warm weekend.