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New EDA Board Member Carol Mork.

New board member appointed to EDA

The Cook County Commissioners appointed a new member to the EDA Board this week. WTIP News Reporter Joe Friedrichs spoke with members of the EDA Board about this change.

Trick or Treat

Halloween could be a little damp, but not too chilly

According to the National Weather Service, there may be a little rain on Halloween, but the temperatures will be pretty nice.

Mayor Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux

Vacation rentals on city council docket

Vacation rentals in city areas zoned as residential. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Grand Marais Mayor Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux about current and future vacation rental actions

Sen. Al Franken

Sen. Franken to bring a community college competitive grant act to the Senate

By the year 2018, 63% of the more than 46 million jobs that will need to be filled in the U.S.

County Fund Balance

Commissioner talks about impending levy increase

Why is the county board grappling with a levy increase? WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Commissioner Heidi Doo-Kirk about the close-to-empty piggy bank.

Rep. Rick Nolan

Bipartisanism slowly taking hold in the U.S. House

Land and Water Conservation, Great Lakes Restoration and the Export-Import Bank are all issues in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Great Expectations School

New approaches needed to close the student performance gap

According to the latest Nation’s Report Card, students’ performance levels are stalled in reading and math.

Superintendent Beth Schwarz

ISD166 Special Education: big expense, big opportunity

Of all the mandates school districts have to deal with, one of the most involved and expensive is Special Education.

Photo by Gary Siesennop

Gunflint Trail ATV signs bring out 'grammar police'

The use of an apostrophe or possessive form on the new ATV signs installed along the Gunflint Trail have certain sectors of the community concerned about public image.


Cook County Local Energy Project has a focus on energy efficiency

Cook County Local Energy Project has a focus on energy efficiency as we move into fall.