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Jan Sivertson discusses the county's communication policy

County board approves $25,000 loan for former commissioner

Former Cook County Commissioner Jan Sivertson made a request to the county’s revolving loan fund for $25,000 to make improvements to her art gallery in downtown Grand Marais.


Photo by Gary Siesennop

Public hearing Wednesday about ATV use on Gunflint Trail

A public hearing on the proposed changes that could potentially open a large section of the Gunflint Trail to ATV use is set for Wednesday (June 12) at approximately 5:30 p.m.  


Cook County courthouse

County board training doesn't violate Open Meeting Law

The Cook County Board of Commissioners will meet on Tuesday, June 11 from 1 to 5 p.m. for a work session intended to improve the way commissioners interact with one another.


Cook County logo. WTIP file photo

County officials talk PHHS funding

The 2018 financial report for the Cook County Public Health and Human Services Department was shared during a public meeting of the PHHS Board May 21.


Seth Jeffs issued a court summons on his Pike Lake Road property in May 2019. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

FLDS leader issued cease-and-desist letter for Pike Lake Road property

Seth Jeffs, a known polygamist, convicted felon and member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has been ordered by Cook County to immediately stop “earth work acti


Vacation rentals are common on the North Shore. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Cook County adopts vacation rental ordinance

Cook County  is now officially involved with the regulation and oversight of vacation rentals through a specific ordinance.


County logo. WTIP file photo

County board hears assortment of public comments in busy meeting

There was a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, May 14. The following discussion and action items occurred during this week’s meeting.


Rowan Watkins is a  radio communication analyst in Cook County. Submitted photo

Cook County radio analyst wins state award

At the 2019 Public Safety Communication Conference a presentation of outstanding leadership awards were presented.