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Weekend News Wrap Feb. 20

Each week the WTIP News Department provides a summary of the stories it has been following that week. Tune in to WTIP's North Shore Weekend Saturdays from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m.


 

New study ranks Lake County as “unhealthiest” but with a bright future

A new report reveals how counties across America stack up when it comes to health. The news is not good for Cook County’s neighbor to the west.


 

County Highway Engineer resigns

Cook County Highway Engineer Sharon “Shae” Kosmalski has resigned her position effective no later than Sept. 30 of this year. The resignation became effective Feb.


 

Rep. Dill to face kidney transplant surgery

Rep. David Dill, the District 6A DFLer who represents Cook County, among others, is getting ready for a kidney transplant.


 

Governor proposes large cuts in local government aid

Gov. Tim Pawlenty released plans Monday to close a $1.2 billion state budget deficit, relying on hoped-for federal funding and further cuts to healthcare and welfare programs.


 

Collared moose in county needed to be recaptured

Helicopter crews had to recapture eight moose last week on the Grand Portage Reservation because their satellite collars weren’t transmitting data properly.


 

The winter world beneath our feet

While most of us are skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing on top of the snow, there’s a whole world of activity under our feet. This is the subnivean environment.


 

House committee introduces broadband bill

Last week the House Telecommunications Regulation and Infrastructure Committee approved a bill that sets goals from the final report of the Minnesota Ultra High-Speed Broadband Task Force.  Th


 

EDA struggles with finances; board considers director layoff

At the monthly meeting of the Cook County-Grand Marais Joint Economic Authority, or EDA, on Tuesday, Feb.


 

Anders Zimmer to compete for Junior Olympic spot

Anders Zimmer, 14, of Grand Marais, has been selected to once again compete in Marquette, MI this week for a spot on the U.S. Junior Olympic National team.