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Cook County courthouse - File photo by Rhonda Silence

County work session looks at tax abatements, history, and tourism

The Cook County Board of Commissioners met on Tuesday, June 15 in a committee of the whole meeting, sometimes referred to as a work session.


Cook County courthouse - Photo by Rhonda Silence

Cook County Courthouse reopens to the public June 1

The Cook County Courthouse and other county buildings will reopen to walk-in traffic Tuesday, June 1.


The 'UT' references an unorganized territory road in Cook County. Photo by Jennifer Schulz

New 'unorganized territory' road signs equate to more funding for Cook County

Though change can often be a difficult process for some, new road signs are a good thing for the Cook County Highway Department this year.


County Commissioner Stacy Hawkins asks Highway Department Mechanic Steve Butz some questions. 04-08-21 Photo by Rhonda Silence

Commissioners take a day-long tour of county-owned buildings

The Cook County Commissioners got a behind-the-scenes look at a number of county-owned buildings on Thursday, May 8.

Cook County courthouse - Photo by Rhonda Silence

Public tour of county-owned facilities will offer views of building deficiencies

Local government officials in Cook County are offering the public an opportunity to see firsthand the condition of many county-owned facilities during the month of April.


Cook County logo. WTIP file photo

Cook County approves affirmative action and nepotism policy

A commitment to equal-employment opportunities through affirmative action programming has a purpose of embracing and supporting equity, diversity and inclusion in the community when it comes to hiring


Cook County line. Submitted photo

Cook County to receive over $1 million from stimulus package

Cook County is set to receive just over $1 million from the recently passed federal COVID relief package.
 


Cook County logo. WTIP file photo

Administrator shares update on Passion Pit, human rights committees

Cook County officials are seeking members of the public to serve on a committee that will assist the county board in determining whether the county should acquire a Minnesota Department of Transportat


Cook County MIS staff. Submitted photo

Cook County anticipates some staff working remotely beyond pandemic

When the realities of an oncoming pandemic sunk in for local government in March 2020, the Cook County Management Information Services Department (MIS) had to get creative.


Krysten Foster is a former Cook County highway engineer now working for MnDOT. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

MnDOT shares input on Cook County bridges in need of repair

Former Cook County Highway Engineer Krysten Foster is now a district state aid engineer for the Minnesota Department of Transportation. She spoke with WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs Feb.