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Census starts in Cook County

The U.S. Census is in full swing in Cook County. It happens every 10 years and this time around, the goal is to count every one of 308 million Americans.


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Fiber optic status to be discussed by county board

On Tuesday, Cook County Commissioners will hear the story behind the federal rejection of an application to partially fund fiber optic service in the county.


Sen. Amy Klobuchar

Great Lakes protection bill introduced

Minnesota’s U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, along with five other Great Lakes Senators, has introduced the bipartisan Great Lakes Environmental Protection Act.


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Cook County Schools ISD 166 on First Thursday

WTIP’s First Thursday Community Conversations program took a close look at the financial situation and future of the Cook County Independent School District 166.


Grand Marais campground

City Park Board works on improvements timeline

Members of the Grand Marais Park Board met this week to begin strategic planning for 2010. The planning process will look at several capital improvements as well as funding strategies.


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Broadband application passed over

Cook County’s first round fiber optic stimulus grant application has not been selected for funding. The Broadband Initiative group received notice about a week ago.


Cook County Schools ISD 166 campus

Superintendent makes change to ISD166 to staff cuts

Among the staff cuts originally listed as a part of budget balancing for Cook County Schools ISD166, was one that should not have been there.


County to begin 1 percent sales tax collection April 1

County to begin 1 percent sales tax collection April 1

It’s not an April Fools prank. April 1 is the day Cook County begins collecting an additional 1 percent tax on retail sales within the county.


The EDA office in downtown Grand Marais

County helps EDA and Superior National with finances

On Tuesday, Cook County Commissioners agreed to advance the Joint Cook County/Grand Marais Economic Development Authority (EDA) a portion of the first half of the property tax levy.