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Expletives fly during tense meeting of the Cook County commissioners

Requiring masks in public and the future of a public beach near Grand Marais were the centerpieces of lively and occasionally heated discussion during a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissione


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WTIP seeks questions for upcoming commissioner forums

The rest of this year promises to be crowded with political news and WTIP intends to stay on top of it.


Commissioner Heidi Doo-Kirk. WTIP file photo

Doo-Kirk discusses not running for reelection, status of local government

Cook County Commissioner Heidi Doo-Kirk did not file for reelection this year, opening up the District 4 seat that includes the Gunflint Trail and Devil Track Lake areas.


Vote Here sign at Cook County courthouse - Photo by Rhonda Silence

Auditors office working to get mail ballots out, offers absentee option for city voters

At the end of June, Cook County Auditor Braidy Powers told WTIP that mail ballots for the August 11 primarily will likely go out Tuesday, July 7, or within a day or two of that date.

Kristin DeArruda Wharton is the public health educator in Cook County. Submitted photo

Contact tracing of COVID-19 a primary focus for new public health job in Cook County

Cook County hired a public health educator in June to continue the local effort to prepare for, and contain the spread of COVID-19 in the community.


Cook County Courthouse and government offices. WTIP file photo

WTIP moves county commissioner primary forums up one week

A notice was sent to voters living outside Grand Marais city limits this week, reminding citizens that mail ballots for the upcoming primary election will arrive in the near future.


Cook County Courthouse and government offices. WTIP file photo

WTIP sets candidate forums, see who filed for county board

There are two seats up for election this year on the Cook County Board of Commissioners.


Cook County sign at the Cook-Lake county border - Submitted photo

Cook County continues to discuss travel advisory amid pandemic

Cook County officials continue to discuss a travel advisory as the COVID-19 pandemic remains at the forefront of county operations and community health, with one commissioner explaining during a publi


Cook County Courthouse and government offices. WTIP file photo

Two county commissioner seats up for election as filing begins May 19

There are two seats up for election this year on the Cook County Board of Commissioners.


Cook County logo. WTIP file photo

Commissioners discuss Highway 61 reroute options

The Cook County Board of Commissioners heard an update on the Highway 61 reconstruction project from state officials during a board meeting April 28.