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Cook County Courthouse and government offices. WTIP file photo

Cook County considers property tax deadline flexibility

The Cook County Board of Commissioners are considering delaying penalties or interest on tax payments made after the May 15 deadline, giving property owners until later this summer to get current on p

Highway engineer Krysten Foster. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Highway engineer for Cook and Lake counties resigns

The only county highway engineer serving the North Shore has resigned from her posts, leaving Lake and Cook counties searching for a new leader of the critical county agencies amid the ongoing concern

The 110,000-gallon swimming pool at the Cook County Community YMCA has been drained for repairs. Photo by Rhonda Silence

County using COVID-19 downtime to repair YMCA pool

Maintenance of the swimming pool at the Cook County Community YMCA falls under the jurisdiction of the Cook County Maintenance Department.

Christine Day at her property near Grand Marais. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

County talks Highway 61 reroute, Pleiadian home business

There was a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, April 14.

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Cook County logo. WTIP file photo

Recycling center in Grand Marais set to reopen with limited hours

Cook County officials announced this week that the recycling center in Grand Marais will reopen Monday, April 13.

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Census field ops suspended due to COVID-19, you can still report online at

Based on guidance from federal, state and local health authorities, on March 28 the U.S. Census Bureau suspended 2020 Census field operations for two additional weeks to April 15.

Grand Marais Liquor Store - Photo courtesy of City of Grand Marais

Grand Marais Liquor Store to offer curbside pickup starting Wed., April 1

Beginning Wednesday, April 1, the Grand Marais Liquor Store will offer curbside pickup, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

County logo. WTIP file photo

County to open donation center Monday to accept supplies needed for COVID-19 response

The Cook County Emergency Operation Center (EOC) and local healthcare facilities have established a process to accept donations for local COVID-19 preparedness and response efforts.

Mike Keyport, Cook County Emergency Management Director visiting WTIP in August 2020. Photo by Rhonda Silence.JPG

County ramping up response to COVID-19

Cook County established a COVID-19 emergency operations center (EOC) at the Cook County Community Center this week and appointed a designated public information officer (PIO).