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Cook County, Minnesota
During a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, July 17, questions surfaced about why meetings in the committee of the whole format are no longer recorded.

The questions came from local residents Donna Lunke and Arvis Thompson, with the commissioners and County...
The Border-to-Border route would traverse Cook County backroads
At the start of each county board meeting, there is a public comment period and on Tuesday, July 10 eight people spoke, all on the same...
Jeff Cadwell
Many Cook County residents are passionate about local issues that impact them and the place they call home. From trails to taxes, this passion on local issues often carries through in the voices of those who participate in public meetings. 

County Administrator Jeff Cadwell...
Cook County, Minnesota
For many years, WTIP has done recurring interviews with elected officials following meetings of the Cook County Board of Commissioners.

Changes in technology, namely the live-streaming and recording of board meetings, have allowed for advancement in how WTIP can deliver news to local...
Commissioner Doo-Kirk
Cook County Commissioner Heidi Doo-Kirk introduced a resolution this week to support the proposed ‘Border to Border Touring Route’ (B2B) through Cook County. Doo-Kirk said she drafted the resolution because Cook County is a good fit for such a concept. She presented her resolution to...
This group of vehicles followed the proposed B2B route through Cook County. Photo by Scott Benolken
Cook County resident Arvis Thompson does not think invasive species rely on motorized vehicles for transportation.  

If an invasive plant, insect or creature that lives in the water did arrive in the area, there are any number of ways it could show up, Thompson explained during...
Cook County, Minnesota
There was a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners Tuesday, June 12. The following discussion and action items occurred during Tuesday’s meeting.
 
Public Comment
The meeting started with a public comment period. There were five people who...

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Cook County Commissioners Contact Information

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

Bobby Deschampe 
Term expires 2018
robert.deschampe@co.cook.mn.us
Phone: 218-370-1181
 
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