Around Cook County
It looks like a good chance for a sunny 4th weekend. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with meteorologist Carol Christenson about great holiday weather.
This week Minnesota's U.S. Sen. Al Franken released a rural health care report, including information he received at roundtable meetings with providers in Grand Marais and Silver Bay. WTIP's Jay Andersen spoke with Sen. Franken about the major findings in his report.
As the result of a mission trip to Haiti earlier this year, local residents are being asked to donate their gently used shoes to those in need.
“The children would say, ‘I need a shoe,’ meaning they needed shoes,” recalled Gloria Johnson, who went on the trip and visited the Fountain of Christ School in Pignon.
Johnson further explained: “They have to wear shoes and socks to school so their moms make them take off their good things, and so most of the time they are barefooted.”
So, said Johnson, she decided to conduct a shoe drive when she arrived back home.
Gently used shoes for boys and girls – tennis shoes, dress shoes, sandals, etc. – from age 3 up to sixth grade are being collected at drop-off sites at IGA, the North Shore Federal Credit Union and Cornerstone Church until July 11.
For more information contact Johnson at (218) 388-9454.
This local news is provided by Cook County News-Herald. Visit the community newspaper at www.cookcountynews-herald.com
The Cook County Invasives Team and Soil and Water Conservation District are teaming up to host two workshops on healthy water and vegetation. WTIP spoke to Laurel Wilson of the CCIT and Kerrie Berg of the SWCD about the skills and knowledge the workshops will provide.
More information is available at 387-3648
Grand Marais Art Colony events director Carolyn Fritz came into WTIP to discuss their many upcoming classes and events, including the highly anticipated 25th annual Grand Marias Arts Festival. The festival will feature over 80 artists from all around the area.
The Grand Marais Public Library will host author James Rains speaking about his new biomedical thriller, Afgonak. WTIP volunteer Mary Manning spoke with the author on North Shore Morning.