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Pike Lake Road. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

County board gives green light to pave Pike Lake Road

The Cook County Board of Commissioners agreed during a meeting Tuesday, Feb. 14 to approve the paving and reconstruction of Pike Lake Road, also known as County Road 45.


Security tips for busnesses outlined at Chamber meeting

Advice for securing local businesses in the wake of recent break-ins was the topic of discussion at a Chamber sponsored presentation Monday.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Sheriff Pat Elia


Four candidates file for open commissioner's seat

Four east end residents are running for the District 1 commissioner’s seat vacated when Cook County Commissioner Frank Moe resigned in December 2016. The filing period closed Jan. 30.


Sheriff discusses burglaries, school bus safety and drugs

A burglary at North Shore Laundromat and school bus safety.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Cook County Sheriff Pat Eliasen.


Citizens voice opinions on Lutsen rental housing project

There were varying opinions expressed by Cook County residents on Tuesday, Jan. 25 regarding a proposed housing project in Lutsen.


Workforce housing is big part of County Board discussion

Workforce housing is a big issue in Cook County and the commissioners heard opinions on it from the public and discussed funding support at length at their recent meeting.


Beargrease parking discussed at Commissioners meeting

The Cook county Commissioners are revisiting a parking permit for the Gunflint Trail during the John Beargrease Dog Sled Marathon.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen also spoke with Commissioner Ginny St


Commissioners to discuss board development January 31

The Cook County Commissioners will be discussing board development and communications at a special meeting the end of January.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen also spoke with County Administrator Jeff


County likely to allow parking on both sides in Middle Gunflint area during Beargrease

Update: From Cook County Administrator Jeff Cadwell about the parking situation:


New county commissioner talks about first board meetings

There will be some special parking rules during the Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon.