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Cook County Courthouse and government offices. WTIP file photo

Border to Border meeting in Cook County canceled

A meeting scheduled for today at 1 p.m. about the proposed Border to Border Touring Route at the Cook County Courthouse in Grand Marais has been canceled.


Cook County logo. WTIP file photo

County board adopts short-term rental resolution, talks YMCA funding

There was a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners Tuesday, Feb. 11. The meeting opened with a public comment period.


Cook County line. Submitted photo

Sheriff clarifies Border-to-Border "tipping point" comments

Since the idea of a border-to-border four-wheel drive touring route was adopted by the Minnesota Legislature in 2015, there has been a great deal of discussion across the state.


This group of vehicles followed the proposed B2B route through Cook County. Photo by Scott Benolken

B2B motorized route may avoid Cook County, shift to Lake County

Discussion continues throughout northern Minnesota, including here in Cook County, regarding a proposed Border to Border Touring Route.


Phil Larson and Ilena Hansel wrap up another successful day near the Poplar River

Cook County Soil & Water District preps for busy 2020

Though winter is still here for months to come, the staff with the Cook County Soil and Water Conservation District are keeping busy.


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

Emotions run high during short-term rental tax discussion at courthouse

The muddy waters of how much short-term rentals should be taxed did not get any clearer during a busy meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners Tuesday, Jan.


Cook County Courthouse and government offices. WTIP file photo

Commissioners discuss B2B touring route, short-term rental taxes

If Cook County officials are going to question the region’s capacity to handle more tourists for one method of outdoor recreation or an event, the same method of reasoning should apply across th


Commissioner Myron Bursheim talks with Highway Engineer Krysten Foster at the new Hovland garage. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

New public works facility in Hovland is complete

The new public works facility for the Cook County Highway Department is up and operational.


A county plow truck went off road on the Mink Ranch Road in Lutsen. Submitted photo

Highway department facing challenging storm cleanup

The Cook County Highway Department is working hard to get roads cleared from the snowstorm that dumped 12-18 inches on the county. It is challenging to say the least.


Cook County Board of Commissioners 2019-20. Photo courtesy of Cook County

Cook County votes to support refugee resettlement

Following a 5-0 vote to support refugee resettlement within county lines, the Cook County Board of Commissioners kept a door to the community open, according to Commissioner Heidi Doo-Kirk.