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Former human services director charged with felony child abuse

Former Cook County Health and Human Services Director Josh Beck has four pending charges against him brought forth by the state of Minnesota, including a felony assault charge that references a past p


 

Community Center board discusses on-site child care facility

As various agencies and organizations in Cook County continue to explore critical issues facing the region, a shortage of child care options continue to be at the top of many lists.


 

County board discusses cease and desist order for property near Pike Lake

There was a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, August 22. The following discussion and action items occurred during Tuesday’s meeting.


 

Commissioners discuss levy, town hall meetings set

During a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, Aug. 15, budget discussion was again a lengthy talking point as the board aims to set a preliminary levy by Sept. 19.


 

County considers plan for three year levy increase

There was a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, Aug. 15. The following discussion and action items occurred during Tuesday’s meeting. 


 

County approves wildfire protection plan

Emergency Management Director Valerie Marasco and Firewise Coordinator Todd Armbruster brought the updated 2017 Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) to the Cook County Board for approval.


 

Board begins public discussion of 2018 budget

The preliminary levy for Cook County will be set and made public on Tuesday, Sept. 19.


 

Settling the dust: County revisits treatment of gravel roads

During a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners Tuesday, Aug.


 

EDA moves on workforce housing and assisted living

Housing is a big issue for the Economic Development Authority.


 

County braces for loss of significant department heads

Two key department heads in the Cook County offices resigned in the month of July. Earlier this month Highway Engineer Dave Betts resigned to take another job outside of Cook County.