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Preliminary levy could be double-digit increase after BWCA appraisal

Cook County stands to lose $751,000 following a federal appraisal connected to a payment for federal lands in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

ATVs are currently allowed on sections of the Gunflint Trail - Photo by Rhonda Silence

County board approves opening large section of Gunflint Trail to ATV use

ATVs are now allowed to operate in a large section of the Gunflint Trail where they were previously banned.

Alison McIntyre, director of Cook County PHHS. WTIP file photo

Local PHHS director talks shake up at state agency

Minnesota lawmakers are considering reorganizing the state’s Department of Human Services following a series of leadership resignations.

Pike Lake Road. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Highway department seeks public input via survey

The Cook County Highway Department is seeking input from the community to better understand the public’s expectations and preferences on the county’s road construction investments and main

Cook County Courthouse and government offices. WTIP file photo

Personnel matters top county's June agenda

The Cook County Board of Commissioners held its regular end-of-the-month meeting on Tuesday, June 25 and on the agenda were a number of personnel matters.

Jan Sivertson discusses the county's communication policy

County board approves $25,000 loan for former commissioner

Former Cook County Commissioner Jan Sivertson made a request to the county’s revolving loan fund for $25,000 to make improvements to her art gallery in downtown Grand Marais.

Photo by Gary Siesennop

Public hearing Wednesday about ATV use on Gunflint Trail

A public hearing on the proposed changes that could potentially open a large section of the Gunflint Trail to ATV use is set for Wednesday (June 12) at approximately 5:30 p.m.  

Cook County courthouse

County board training doesn't violate Open Meeting Law

The Cook County Board of Commissioners will meet on Tuesday, June 11 from 1 to 5 p.m. for a work session intended to improve the way commissioners interact with one another.