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WTIP shares full context of interview with county administrator

During an interview with Cook County Administrator Jeff Cadwell and WTIP’s News Director Joe Friedrichs that occurred live on the Daybreak program April 1, a wide array of local issues


Vacation rentals are common throughout Cook County. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Planning commission tables discussion on vacation rentals

If Cook County were to begin regulation and oversight of vacation rentals through a specific ordinance, there needs to be further clarification for exactly how that will take form, the members of the


Highway 61 construction in 2018. Photo by Rhonda Silence

Highway engineer talks rumble strips, funding for local roads

There was a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, April 9. The following discussion and action items occurred during this week’s meeting.


Law Enforcement Center - Photo Rhonda Silence

Discussion continues regarding local jail facility

During a public information meeting March 21 regarding the proposed expansion of the local law enforcement center/jail facility, there appeared to be an indication of what is ahead for the proposal in


County board discussing public input - Video still photo courtesy of Cook County

Commissioners consider format for public feedback

The Cook County Commissioners met Tuesday, March 26, and as usual the meeting started with a public comment, with several people speaking.
 


 

County communications questioned in public comment

Cook County Commissioners met Tuesday, March 26, and as usual the meeting started with a public comment, with several people speaking.
 


Vacation rentals are common throughout Cook County. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

County sets public hearing to discuss vacation rentals

The future of vacation rentals in Cook County remains in the spotlight, including a public hearing scheduled for April 10 in Grand Marais to discuss possible changes to taxation and licensing fees for


Cook County Dispatch Supervisor-Jail Administrator Ben Hallberg greets visitors to the Law Enforcement Center - Photo R Silence

Law Enforcement Center tour raises questions

The idea of an expanded law enforcement center/jail facility in Grand Marais has raised concern for some community members.


Northeast Regional Corrections Center image. Submitted photo

WTIP speaks with director of NERC about local jail

There is a great deal of discussion taking place in Cook County about a proposed expansion of the local jail. The county board and staff continue to consider options for any possible expansion.


Cook County Courthouse and government offices. WTIP file photo

County board hears update on proposed jail expansion

There was a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, Feb. 26. The following discussion and action items occurred during this week’s meeting.