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Cook County will pay directly for errors made by state DHS

Cook County taxpayers will be on the hook for at least $2,000 as the result of a series of billing errors by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.


Cook County Courthouse and government offices. WTIP file photo

Cook County 'opts in' to join national opioid lawsuit

Cook County is opting to be involved with a nationwide class action lawsuit that targets opioid manufacturers and distributors for their alleged role in the ongoing health crisis.


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County board talks airport funding, future role of administrator

There was a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners Tuesday, Nov. 12. The following discussion and action items occurred during this week’s meeting.


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

Short-term rentals likely to be considered commercial properties in Cook County

Property owners and businesses in Cook County that operate short-term rentals could see large increases in their property taxes in the coming years when a state directive becomes reality in 2020.&nbsp


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County delays South Shore Drive project near Devil Track Lake

After weeks of battling rainy conditions, this week the Cook County Highway Department announced a delay in the reconstruction of South Shore Drive located near Devil Track Lake.


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Cook County continues discussion of appointing an HR Director

There have been a number of staff changes for local government in Cook County in mid-October. Former County Administrator Jeff Cadwell’s last day at the county was Monday, Oct. 14.


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Rena Rogers appointed interim Cook County administrator

Cook County Administrator Jeff Cadwell’s last day is Monday, Oct. 14. Cadwell is leaving to become the new administrator in Mahnomen County.


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Some local residents 'appalled' by treatment of county employees

Human suffering has no place in the community or in the workings of local government, according to County Attorney Molly Hicken.


This group of vehicles followed the proposed B2B route through Cook County. Photo by Scott Benolken

Group supporting Twin Metals, motorized B2B route requests funds from Cook County

A group that advocates for proposed copper-nickel mines and the Border-to-Border Touring Route in northern Minnesota is requesting that Cook County pay it more than $2,000 annually to support their mi


Cook County Courthouse and government offices. WTIP file photo

County board sets preliminary levy, talks administrator transition

Property taxes, the 2020 budget and the future of how county government operates were among the key talking points today during a busy meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners.