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Snowfall predictions for Thanksgiving weekend. Image courtesy of National Weather Service

Worst of winter storm may miss Cook County

According to the National Weather Service in Duluth, the forecast remains on track for a powerful winter storm to greatly impact holiday travel this weekend with very heavy snow accumulations likely.<


North Shore Hospital and Care Center. Submitted photo

North Shore Health talks budget, helipad and more

Finances and operations of North Shore Health are complicated and the hospital district board meets monthly to make decisions that impact Cook County residents and visitors alike.


School District 166 - a winter view

School answers Violence Prevention Center questions

School District 166 starts each school board meeting with a time for public comment. At the Nov.


Senator Tina Smith speaks with the public after a November 25 healthcare round table. Photo by Rhonda Silence

Senator Tina Smith visits Cook County

Senator Tina Smith visited Cook County yesterday, spending time at Sawtooth Mountain Clinic and North Shore Health and with members of the Grand Portage Band of Lake Chippewa.


Jim and Michele Miller at their Hovland home. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Reports of the 'Hovland Hum' continue to roll in

Along the North Shore, it’s known as the “Hovland Hum.”


Mark Pavelich on the day of his arrest, August 15, 2019 - Cook County Sheriff's Office photo

Hockey great Pavelich awaiting decision on commitment

Lutsen resident and Olympic gold medalist Mark Pavelich was back in the Cook County courtroom Nov. 25 for a commitment hearing.


New business owner Rovena Claxton operates HR Consulting here on the North Shore. Photo by Rhonda Silence

New North Shore business offers human resources support

WTIP likes to share news of local businesses -- new owners, milestone achievements, and new businesses. 


Cook County Sheriff's Office - Photo by WTIP

A Look at the Law Enforcement Log, Oct. 29 - Nov. 18

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office shared a brief report of calls made to the Cook County Law Enforcement Center from October 29 - November 18.


Cook County logo. WTIP file photo

Cook County will pay directly for errors made by state DHS

Cook County taxpayers will be on the hook for at least $2,000 as the result of a series of billing errors by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.


Dockside Fish Market in Grand Marais. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Current operators of Dockside Fish Market not returning

The current operators of Dockside Fish Market in Grand Marais made an announcement on November 21 that they would not be returning next spring.  What will happen to the popular fish market and re