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Cook County included in Minnesota Local Government Innovation Awards

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 11:55am

The Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota held the annual Minnesota Local Government Innovation Awards Program, sponsored by the Bush Foundation. Twenty Minnesota cities, counties, schools, and townships were recognized for innovative changes to the management of their services, including Grand Marais for its septic regulation project.  WTIP volunteer Mark Abrahamson spoke with  Jay Kiedrowski of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs about these awards on North Shore Morning.

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Weather Service says it'll warm up through the week

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 10:10am

OK, so it’s not going to be balmy, but it is going to warm up and bring us out of the deep freeze. WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke with meteorologist Carol Christenson about a warming trend.

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Weekend News Roundup for January 10

Sat, 01/10/2015 - 10:52am

Each week the WTIP news department puts together a roundup of the weeks top    news stories. The Beargrease needs more snow, power companies need more coal and changes are afoot for forest fire fighting…all this and more in the week’s news.


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"Night of the Notable and the Notorious" features local high school students, January 12

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 1:54pm

“Night of the Notable and the Notorious” is an annual event featuring Cook County high school students in an interactive forum that includes audience participation. WTIP host Joey Detrick spoke with Cook County high school seniors Carrie Palmer, Richie Furlong, Emma Olfson and Danielle Hansen on North Shore Morning. 

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Community Education offering private pilot's prep course

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 3:17pm

Cook County Community Education will offer a private pilot’s prep course beginning Jan. 14 at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts in Grand Marais.

The 12-week course is designed to prepare students for the FAA private pilot written test, which is a requirement for a private pilot’s license and is valid for 24 months after the test is passed. (The FAA test can be taken in Duluth once this course is completed.)

The course will cover the following aviation topics over 12 weeks:

Principles of flight, charts, navigation, aircraft systems, environmental factors, aviation operations, aircraft structure and capability, radio communication, meteorology, air traffic control procedures and FAA regulations. Mike Raymond is the instructor.

There is a class fee of $100 for the class, plus students will need to purchase the private pilot kit which costs about $129.99 at Call Community Ed at (218) 387-2000 for more information.


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Clogging classes offered at North House Folk School in January

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 1:26pm

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to clog, North House Folk School will be offering Clogging classes in January. WTIP host Will Moore spoke with North House instructor Andy Lambert on North Shore Morning. 

Andy Lambert will be teaching two Traditional American Dance classes:  'Freestyle Clogging’ is Saturday, January 24th, from 9am to 4pm; and ‘Keep on Clogging’ is Sunday, January 25th, also from 9am to 4pm.  Students can register for either or both.  More information and registration is available online at

(Photo courtesy of North House Folk School)

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