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During a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, Aug. 15, budget discussion was again a lengthy talking point as the board aims to set a preliminary levy by Sept. 19.

As reported to the county board on Tuesday, the budget committee has suggested for three year...
Myron Bursheim
There was a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, Aug. 15. The following discussion and action items occurred during Tuesday’s meeting. 

Assistant Attorney resigns
Among the first action items taken by the board was to...
Emergency Management Director Valerie Marasco and Firewise Coordinator Todd Armbruster brought the updated 2017 Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) to the Cook County Board for approval. The last CWPP was completed in 2009, but will now be updated every five years. Some of the key points of...
Cook County's new branding design
The preliminary levy for Cook County will be set and made public on Tuesday, Sept. 19.

Meanwhile, the county board started public discussion of the budget process during a meeting Aug. 8.  The initial discussion focused on the budgets for the highway department and...
Gravel Road, Superior Highlands
During a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners Tuesday, Aug. 8, members of the highway department staff said a number of complaints have been voiced by concerned citizens regarding excessive dust on local roadways.

Cook County Highway Department Accountant Lisa Sorlie...
The EDA's Mary Somnis
Housing is a big issue for the Economic Development Authority. WTIP's Jay Andersen spoke with EDA Director Mary Somnis about workforce housing in Lutsen and Grand Marais as well as assisted living...
Cook County Court House and government offices
Two key department heads in the Cook County offices resigned in the month of July. Earlier this month Highway Engineer Dave Betts resigned to take another job outside of Cook County. And on July 25, the county board officially accepted the resignation of Josh Beck, the director of the...

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Cook County Commissioners Contact Information

Heidi Doo-Kirk, Board Vice Chair
Term expires 2020
Telephone: 218-387-2928
Myron Bursheim 
Term expires 2020
Jan Sivertson Board Chair
Term expires 2018
Telephone: 218-387-2838
Ginny Storlie
Term expires 2018
Telephone: 218-663-7092
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