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Cook County Courthouse and government offices. WTIP file photo

County board debates funding for arts organizations

There was a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners Tuesday, Aug. 13.

Cook County Law Enforcement Center - Photo by Rhonda Silence

County budget planning begins with Sheriff's Office

As Cook County commissioners begin looking at the budget and levy for 2020, they are meeting with department heads.

Cook County logo. WTIP file photo

Preliminary levy could be double-digit increase after BWCA appraisal

Cook County stands to lose $751,000 following a federal appraisal connected to a payment for federal lands in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

ATVs are currently allowed on sections of the Gunflint Trail - Photo by Rhonda Silence

County board approves opening large section of Gunflint Trail to ATV use

ATVs are now allowed to operate in a large section of the Gunflint Trail where they were previously banned.

Alison McIntyre, director of Cook County PHHS. WTIP file photo

Local PHHS director talks shake up at state agency

Minnesota lawmakers are considering reorganizing the state’s Department of Human Services following a series of leadership resignations.

Pike Lake Road. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Highway department seeks public input via survey

The Cook County Highway Department is seeking input from the community to better understand the public’s expectations and preferences on the county’s road construction investments and main

Cook County Courthouse and government offices. WTIP file photo

Personnel matters top county's June agenda

The Cook County Board of Commissioners held its regular end-of-the-month meeting on Tuesday, June 25 and on the agenda were a number of personnel matters.

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.