Public Affairs

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New information casts doubt on Qwest’s outage explanation

A report in the Duluth News Tribune casts doubt on the reason given by Qwest for the widespread communications outage along the North Shore.

 

Cook County political caucuses to be held Feb. 2

Feb. 2 is the day for political caucuses. Democrats will caucus at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts and Republicans will caucus at the Community Center. Both events will begin at 7 p.m.


EDA Director Matt Geretschlaeger

EDA in financial turmoil

The Cook County-Grand Marais Joint Economic Development Authority, or EDA, is in crisis.  There’s no money to pay its bills. 


Local offices up for election in November

Local offices up for election in November

In addition to national and state offices, there are several county and school board positions up for election this year.


Commissioner Bob Fenwick

Commissioner reflects on the county-wide communication failure

Referring to it as a real wake-up call, Cook County Commissioner Bob Fenwick talked to WTIP about the effects of losing landline telephone, internet and cell phone communication for over 11 hours o


Cook County Board of Commissioners

County Board votes to support Environmental Impact Study on Polymet mine

Cook County Commissioners are sending a support letter to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.


Landline, cell, and internet communications were disrupted Tuesday along the North Shore

North Shore communication cutoff on Tuesday

People along the North Shore on Tuesday found themselves reverting to a pre-Internet and telephone world after a damaged fiber-optic line in Duluth shut down communications.


 

Lakeshore septic inspections continue as county puts ordinance on hold

Recent changes in Minnesota Pollution Control Agency rules have put a halt to Cook County’s efforts to revise the septic system ordinance.


Commissioner Jan Hall

County debate heats up over telecommuting issue

The state of Minnesota is moving toward what’s being called a “redesign” in government.


Planning Director Tim Nelson

County to stall septic ordinance progress for now

Cook County Commissioners are not going forward with revisions to the septic system ordinance until they know where the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency stands.