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County continues to discuss sales-tax increase to benefit highway department

The Cook County Board of Commissioners continue to discuss implementing a half-cent sales tax increase that would generate funds for the local highway department.


County administrator tells concerned residents Pike Lake Road is 'not that bad'

A public hearing was held Monday, August 15 at the Cook County Courthouse regarding a proposed sales tax increase.

Sales tax image by Joe Friedrichs

Public hearing set for proposed sales-tax increase

There will be a public hearing to discuss a proposed sales-tax increase in Cook County. The hearing will be at the Cook County Courthouse on Monday, August 15 at 6 p.m.


County on board with EDA housing project

The Cook County Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 to financially support a proposed housing project of the local Economic Development Authority.


New role pending for Planning and Zoning

Changes to the county planning and zoning mission are moving with the commissioners and a public hearing on a proposed transportation sales tax is coming up.


Sheriff: Picnic has calmed down for law enforcement over the years

Fisherman’s Picnic is just around the corner and Cook County law enforcement is ready. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Sheriff Pat Eliasen about the Picnic then and now.


County approves mushing camp, youth facility near Pike Lake

A large dog kennel, mushing operation and outdoor recreation business is coming to Cook County near Pike Lake.

WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs has this report. 


County sign ordinance gets a significant trim

The Cook County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday to discuss, among other things, a greatly reduced-in-size sign ordinance. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Board Chair Heidi Doo-Kirk.


County and Forest Service close in on land exchange

The county and Forest Service are closing in on their land exchange. The courthouse needs some major repairs and the county has a new Public Health and Human Services Director.


EDA moves ahead on housing, new activity at Cedar Grove

New business activity at Cedar Grove Business Park and workforce housing projects continue to mature. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with EDA President Howard Hedstrom.