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County narrows search for health and human services director

Dave Lee, who was hired as director of the Public Health and Human Services Department for St. Louis County in April, has quit the post and is going back to the same position in Carlton County.


County launches new website and search for Human Services director

The county has a new website, an expanded sign ordinance and many applicants for the Human Services director. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Commissioner Jan Sivertson.


Candidates file for county elections

Federal, state and county candidates planning to run for office in 2016 needed to file no later than Tuesday, May 31.


Sheriff promotes a safe Graduation weekend

The summer season has started in Cook County, and that means a lot more people walking and driving around.


County assessor submits letter of resignation

Cook County Assessor Betty Schultz has submitted a letter of resignation to the County Board. WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs reports on this story. 


County discusses "drug court" initiative

The county is discussing a new substance abuse court project for later in the year, as well as a review of the YMCA building. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Commissioner Heidi Doo-Kirk.


Introducing the Hungry Hippie Farm and Hostel

Kate and Jeremy Keeble bought a farm north of Grand Marais in 2012.


Commissioner vows to bring back copper-nickel resolution for board discussion

Commissioner Frank Moe vows to bring back his clean water resolution to the county board for a discussion about non-ferrous mining near the BWCAW and Lake Superior watershed.


The costs of out-of-home placement in Cook County

One result of child abuse or child neglect can be out-of-home placement, or removing a child from their home. In Cook County, this can have a wide-reaching effect.


Sheriff talks to parents about prom safety

Distracted driving, prom and graduation parties…all at the top of the law enforcement list. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Cook County Sheriff Pat Eliasen