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Government shutdown to impact wolf research on Isle Royale

The ongoing government shutdown continues to make headlines across the country as the first full we


 

Jan Sivertson reflects on tenure as county commissioner

There was a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners Tuesday, Dec. 18. The following discussion and action items occurred during Tuesday’s meeting.
 


 

Cook County's levy to increase by 5.99 percent

During a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners Tuesday, Dec. 11, the county set the final levy for 2019 at an increase of 5.99 percent.


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?