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ISD166 to cut staff and programs to balance budget

The Cook County Schools ISD166 school board needs to make program reductions of $440,000 in school year 2010-11 to balance their budget.


 

Local telephone service disrupted again Tuesday morning

Local telephone service was disrupted this morning for about an hour around 8:30 a.m.


 

Largest Duluth union considers strike

Members of The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 66 in Duluth may decide to authorize a strike if the union votes to reject an offer from the city today.


 

Ice fishing shelter removal dates approaching

According to the Minnesota Department of Natural resources, it’s time to think about removing ice fishing shelters from inland lakes.


 

“Safe Mines” bill introduced in Minnesota legislature

A bill to strengthen Minnesota mining laws was recently introduced in the state legislature.
 


The Cedar Grove Business Park in Grand Marais, photo by Carah Thomas

Living on the Edge: Part 11

One way communities often try and grow their local economy is through business development. It was in this spirit that the county and city first started talking about developing a business park.


 

County may lose all local government aid

Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty is proposing drastic cuts in the state’s budget, not the least of which is aid to local governments.


 

MPCA study finds chemical pollution in remote Minnesota lakes

In the last decade, studies have revealed that endocrine disrupting chemicals, or EDC’s, are present in virtually every watershed in the United States.  There is growing concern that eve


 

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.