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Cook County's new branding design
There was a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, Oct. 17. The following discussion and action items occurred during Tuesday’s meeting.
 
Human Services Board
Prior to the regularly scheduled meeting of the County Board, the...
The Cook County tax surveys
A large box of tax surveys were sorted, counted and tallied Oct. 12 at the Harbor View Apartments in Grand Marais.

Garry Gamble, a former Cook County commissioner and current newspaper columnist, was instrumental in putting together the tax survey that was recently sent to some Cook...
Jan Sivertson discusses the county's communication policy
There was a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, Oct. 10. The following discussion and action items occurred during Tuesday’s meeting.
 
Public Comment
There were a total of three local residents who spoke during the public...
Arvis Thompson (left) talks with the county board on Oct. 10. Photo from YouTube
The process of responding to concerned citizens during public meetings and outside of official county sessions was a topic brought forward by Colvill resident Arvis Thompson during a meeting of the Cook County Commissioners on Tuesday, Oct. 10.

At the same meeting, Commissioner...
Cook County Assessor Todd Smith
The Cook County Commissioners approved a preliminary levy of 19.9 percent during a meeting Sept. 19.

Commissioners can now lower the levy before Dec. 31, but the percentage cannot increase.

The 2018 proposed property taxpayer levy is at $9,035,657. In 2017 that figure...
Cook County's new branding design
During a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Sept. 19, the commissioners voted to set a preliminary, or maximum levy for 2018.

The preliminary levy was set at 19.9 percent. 

This could mean some Cook County taxpayers will receive a “Special...
Alison McIntyre is the county's health and human services director
On Sept. 26, Alison McIntyre was named the new public health and human services director for Cook County.

McIntyre has been employed by Cook County since 2012, and has been promoted several times in those years. Most recently she was serving as the financial assistance supervisor for...

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Cook County Commissioners Contact Information

Heidi Doo-Kirk, Board Vice Chair
Term expires 2020
Email: heidi.doo-kirk@co.cook.mn.us
Telephone: 218-387-2928
 
Myron Bursheim 
Term expires 2020
Email: myron.bursheim@co.cook.mn.us
 
Jan Sivertson Board Chair
Term expires 2018
Email: jan.sivertson@co.cook.mn.us
Telephone: 218-387-2838
 
Ginny Storlie
Term expires 2018
Email: ginny.storlie@co.cook.mn.us
Telephone: 218-663-7092
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