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Seth Jeffs issued a court summons on his Pike Lake Road property in May 2019. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

FLDS leader issued cease-and-desist letter for Pike Lake Road property

Seth Jeffs, a known polygamist, convicted felon and member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has been ordered by Cook County to immediately stop “earth work acti


Vacation rentals are common on the North Shore. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Cook County adopts vacation rental ordinance

Cook County  is now officially involved with the regulation and oversight of vacation rentals through a specific ordinance.


County logo. WTIP file photo

County board hears assortment of public comments in busy meeting

There was a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, May 14. The following discussion and action items occurred during this week’s meeting.


Rowan Watkins is a  radio communication analyst in Cook County. Submitted photo

Cook County radio analyst wins state award

At the 2019 Public Safety Communication Conference a presentation of outstanding leadership awards were presented.


Vacation rentals are common on the North Shore. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Planning commission approves vacation rental ordinance

Cook County moved one step closer toward regulation and oversight of vacation rentals through a specific ordinance, following a 4-2 vote by the members of the Cook County Planning Commission Wednesday


County logo. WTIP file photo

County delays public hearing about ATV use on Gunflint Trail

A public hearing on the proposed changes that could potentially open a large section of the Gunflint Trail to ATV use is being delayed until further notice. 
 


Photo by Gary Siesennop

County may open large section of Gunflint Trail to ATV use

The county is considering a plan that would open a large section of the Gunflint Trail to ATV use.


Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. WTIP file photo

Federal payments from BWCA could impact Cook County levy

In 1948, United States lawmakers passed the Thye-Blatnik Act to buy resorts and private lands in what would eventually be named the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.


Cook County logo. WTIP file photo

County considers plan to stop recording public meetings

As discussed during a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners in their Committee of the Whole format on Tuesday, April 16, the county may no longer live stream or record public meetings.


 

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