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Stacey Hawkins speaks during the Truth in Taxation meeting. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Emotions once again run high during Truth in Taxation meeting

Opinions, statistics and tax dollars were the cynosures in an hour-long discussion at the Cook County Courthouse tonight, as 10 people addressed the Board of Commissioners to share a mix of emotions a

The night sky. Photo courtesy of Flickr

County approves plan for business with professed ties to outer space

There was a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners Tuesday, Nov. 27.


Board chair talks Truth in Taxation meeting, citizen budget committee

The Cook County Truth in Taxation meeting is Thursday, Nov. 29 starting at 6 p.m.

Recounts for the county board election on Nov. 15 at the Cook County Courthouse. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Ginny Storlie remains on county board following recount

Ginny Storlie will remain on the Cook County Board of Commissioners following a recount this morning stemming from the Nov. 6 election.


Bakk, Ecklund visit during busy meeting of the county board

There was a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners Tuesday, Oct. 23. The following discussion and action items occurred during Tuesday’s meeting.

Birch Terrace Supper Club in Grand Marais. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Local restaurant stirs conversation on county's revolving loan program

What is the county’s role in lending money? Should the county accept private land to cover a business or individual's financial debt?


County administrator discusses local tax base

During a board meeting Sept. 11, the Cook County Board of Commissioners set the 2019 Preliminary Levy at $553,460 - a 5.99 percent increase over last year.

Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Forest Service and Cook County complete land exchange

The United States Forest Service on Superior National Forest and Cook County completed a long-anticipated land exchange Sept.

(from left) Dave Mills, Ginny Storlie, Bruce Martinson, Mickey Brazell. Photo by Rhonda Silence

Commissioner candidate forum from Sept. 20

There are two contested seats to serve on the Cook County Board of Commissioners this year, and Election Day is fast approaching on Nov. 6. Mail-in ballots are expected to be mailed out by Oct.