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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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CCLEP and U of MN Extension to offer Building Workshop in February

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 4:44pm

Cook County Local Energy Project (CCLEP), the University of Minnesota Extension program, and Cook County Higher Education are partnering to sponsor a Building Workshop on Thursday, February 12, 2015. The workshop is designed for building professionals, contractors, sub-contractors, building designers as well as interested homeowners.

Continuing education credits through the Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) will be available.

CCLEP coordinator Virginia Danfelt encourages contractors to save the date. She said, “Watch for details in the News-Herald and on the CCLEP website for course description, fees, registration information, etc.,” she said.

Please contact Danfelt at (218) 475-2274 or Diane Booth (218) 387-3015.


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Great Decisions discussion topic will be 'Turkey's Challenges' - January 15

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 11:13am

The Great Decisions discussion series will feature the topic 'Turkey's Challenges' at their January 15 meeting. WTIP volunteer Mary Manning spoke with Eddie and Bob Hertzberg, discussion leaders, on North Shore Morning. 


The Great Decisions meeting will be held from noon to 1:30 pm on Thursday, January 15, at the Cook County Community Center, 317 West 5th Street, Grand Marais. 
Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs.  The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book, watching the DVD and meeting in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today.


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