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Property values, taxes questioned during Truth in Taxation meeting

Cook County held its annual Truth In Taxation meeting last night in the commissioners’ room at the courthouse building in Grand Marais.


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County board discusses pay increases for commissioners

How much compensation an elected official receives will impact who runs for local office, according to at least two of the Cook County commissioners.


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County joins effort to combat youth tobacco use

The regular meeting of the Cook County board of commissioners was Tuesday, November 26.

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Cook County will pay directly for errors made by state DHS

Cook County taxpayers will be on the hook for at least $2,000 as the result of a series of billing errors by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.


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Cook County 'opts in' to join national opioid lawsuit

Cook County is opting to be involved with a nationwide class action lawsuit that targets opioid manufacturers and distributors for their alleged role in the ongoing health crisis.


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County board talks airport funding, future role of administrator

There was a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners Tuesday, Nov. 12. The following discussion and action items occurred during this week’s meeting.


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

Short-term rentals likely to be considered commercial properties in Cook County

Property owners and businesses in Cook County that operate short-term rentals could see large increases in their property taxes in the coming years when a state directive becomes reality in 2020.&nbsp


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County delays South Shore Drive project near Devil Track Lake

After weeks of battling rainy conditions, this week the Cook County Highway Department announced a delay in the reconstruction of South Shore Drive located near Devil Track Lake.


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Cook County continues discussion of appointing an HR Director

There have been a number of staff changes for local government in Cook County in mid-October. Former County Administrator Jeff Cadwell’s last day at the county was Monday, Oct. 14.


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Rena Rogers appointed interim Cook County administrator

Cook County Administrator Jeff Cadwell’s last day is Monday, Oct. 14. Cadwell is leaving to become the new administrator in Mahnomen County.