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Scholastic Book Fair comes to Sawtooth Mountain Elementary on October 6-9

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 2:01pm

“Sir Readalot's Castle and The Kingdom of Books" is the theme of this year’s Scholastic Book Fair. WTIP host Will Moore spoke with Melissa Dressley of the Cook County PTA on North Shore Morning.   

More information from Sawtooth Mountain Elementary at 387-2271 ext 609.

(Photo by Futundbeldl on Flickr)

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Cool weather continues as fall settles in

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 9:56am

Fall is definitely in the air. Expect sun later in the week, but cool temps. WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke with NWS meteorologist Carol Christenson.

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Gunflint Trail fatality identified

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 9:15am

The Cook County Sheriffs Office Friday reported a fatal accident occurred on the Gunflint Trail that morning.

The accident happened about a quarter mile south of Lullaby Creek Road. The driver, Katherine Mariseth Pourraid Ordonez, 24, from Argentina, was the sole occupant of the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. Her vehicle was travelling south on the Trail when it went off the road and struck a tree.

Cook County Sheriff Deputies, Gunflint Fire Department, Grand Marais First Responders and Cook County Ambulance responded.


Make-A-Bowl sessions at the Art Colony

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 12:23pm

Artist Joan Farnam shares the scoop on how to Make-a-Bowl for Empty Bowls, with North Shore Morning host Randy Eastlund.
There is still space available in the Make-a-Bowl Sessions at the Art Colony and this year you have your choice between working in the clay studio or the glass studio.

Sessions are:

Sunday, October 4 | Clay | 2pm - 3pm

Monday, October 5 | Clay | 7pm - 8pm

Sunday, October 12 | Clay | 2pm - 3pm

Monday, October 13 | Clay | 7pm - 8pm

Wednesday, October 22 | Glass | 7pm - 8pm

Thursday, October 23 | Glass | 7pm - 8pm

Registration with the Grand Marais Art Colony, 218-387-2737


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Weekend News Roundup for October 4

Sat, 10/04/2014 - 10:11am

Each week the WTIP news department puts together a roundup of the weeks top news stories. Oil pipelines, taconite rail backup, County Attorney sentenced and more…all figured in this week’s news.


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Local Cub Scouts "Scouting for Food" on Saturday

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 4:54pm

Cook County Cub Scout Pack 167 is “Scouting for Food.” The Cub Scouts are hosting a food collection drive. You can help the Scouts by stopping by the Cook County Community Center on Saturday, October 4 from 1 - 3 p.m.

Cub Scouts will be on hand to accept non-perishable foods, grocery gift cards, and monetary donations, which will be delivered to the Cook County Food Shelf.

The Cook County Food Shelf is located in the First Congregational Church at Third Ave. West and Second Street. It is open 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. every Monday. There are also food distribution sites in Grand Portage and at Zoar Lutheran Church in Tofte.

For more information about the Food Shelf or to volunteer with the Cook County Food Shelf, contact Bill Lenz at (218) 387-9860.


This local news is provided by the Cook County News-Herald