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Cook County Courthouse and government offices. WTIP file photo

County board sets wages, levy for 2020

There was a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners Tuesday, Dec. 17. Among a variety of other topics, the county board discussed their pay structure for 2020.


Cook County Assessor Bob Thompson. Submitted photo

County assessor sets 'primary use' threshold for short-term rentals

A memo from the Minnesota Department of Revenue dated May 21 that was sent to every county assessor in the state says any property where the ‘primary use’ of the home is a short-term renta


Amanda Weberg is the Cook County Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator. Submitted photo

AIS prevention efforts now directed by soil and water district

The Cook County Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) program, funding and staff are transitioning to the Cook County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD).


County logo. WTIP file photo

Property values, taxes questioned during Truth in Taxation meeting

Cook County held its annual Truth In Taxation meeting last night in the commissioners’ room at the courthouse building in Grand Marais.


Cook County Courthouse and government offices. WTIP file photo

County board discusses pay increases for commissioners

How much compensation an elected official receives will impact who runs for local office, according to at least two of the Cook County commissioners.


Cook County logo. WTIP file photo

County joins effort to combat youth tobacco use

The regular meeting of the Cook County board of commissioners was Tuesday, November 26.

Cook County logo. WTIP file photo

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.


Cook County logo. WTIP file photo

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.