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WTIP Weekend News Roundup for November 14

Sat, 11/14/2015 - 10:50am

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. The PolyMet mine environmental study was released, rogue waves are studied on Lake Superior, The Hovland dock project raises controversy and the county board is closer to setting a levy.…all this and more in the week’s news.



Cook County Vikings volleyball team at State

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 4:12pm

The Cook County Volleyball team had a hard fought loss against the Verndale Pirates Friday
afternoon in the State consolation bracket tournament.
Scores 25-21; 20-25; 19-25
Unfortunately that concludes Vikings run in the State tournament.
WTIP congratulates all the players and coaches on a great season!

"As You Like It" continues tonight

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 1:59pm

The Grand Marais Playhouse debuted its latest production, William Shakespeare’s "As You Like It" on Thursday, November 12. The play continues November 13-15 and 19-22. Thursday - Saturday performances are at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

The talented cast of As You Like It is Linnea Henrikson, Finn Garry, Erica Marxen, Kevin Kager, Robin Henrikson, Aurora Schelmeske, Santina McMillan, Shae Morawitz, Mark Abrahamson, Patricia Elfvin, Tina Krauz, Sam Kern, Janet Healy, Dick Swanson, Amelia Roth, Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux, and Jackson Nickolay.

For more information on tickets or about the Playhouse at or (218)387-1284x2.


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Everyone invited for ham & lutefisk

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 1:09pm

Zoar Lutheran Church in Tofte invites the community to a lutefisk and Ham Dinner on Saturday, November 14 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the church. Attendees can expect the traditional lutefisk, but also a delicious ham dinner and all the fixings. There will be music and a raffle as well as good fellowship.

The cost is $15. Reserve your ticket by calling 663-7925 or email

Birch Grove Benefit at Papa Charlie's tonight

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 8:42am

Birch Grove Community School invites everyone to Papa Charlie's tonight, Friday, November 13, for amazing food, amazing auction items and amazing music. All to benefit the amazing Birch Grove School!!

Everyone is welcome to come for a lasagna dinner with salad, garlic bread, dessert and beverage from 5:00-8:00 p.m. The silent auction has many great items donated by community businesses. Come check it out between 5 - 8 p.m.

Music with Mysterious Ways gets the party started at 5 until 7 p.m., followed by the Step Rockets (featuring Birch Grove alumni Josh Schmidt!) at 7 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.

Dinner is $15 for adults/$5 for children. Head to Lutsen Mountains for a good time and a great cause!


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Cook County Vikings girls' volleyball team defeated in first round of state tournament

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 3:48pm

The Cook County Vikings girls' volleyball team was defeated by Faribault’s Bethlehem Academy this afternoon in the first round of the state volleyball tournament.

The scores were 15-25, 10-25, and 9-25 in the 3-game sweep by Faribault.

The Vikings will play against the Verndale team in the consolation bracket tomorrow at 1 p.m. at the Excel Energy Center. The game will be broadcast live on WTIP.