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Commissioners plan to set preliminary levy Sept. 19

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


 

Former county commissioner discusses tax survey

Former Cook County Commissioner and current newspaper columnist Garry Gamble was instrumental in putting together a tax survey that is reportedly being sent to all Cook County property taxpayers.


 

Former elected official calls tax survey 'embarrassing'

Former Cook County Commissioner and current newspaper columnist Garry Gamble was instrumental in putting together a tax survey that is reportedly being sent to all Cook County property taxpayers.


 

The cost of local government for Cook County residents: an in-depth analysis

According to the Minnesota Center for Fiscal Excellence, a nonpartisan organization based in the Twin Cities, there are a number of ways to interpret the cost of local government per person in each of


 

Comparing Cook County taxes with the rest of Minnesota

A common complaint at levy-setting time is that Cook County property taxes are too high.


 

County administrator responds to questions from concerned citizens

A number of Cook County residents concerned with potential increases to their property taxes and how the county spends its money have come together to form a collective voice.


 

Budget meeting draws large crowd to Gunflint Trail fire hall

The Cook County Commissioners and county staff are hosting a series of 2018 budget public town hall meetings.


 

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.