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County may open large section of Gunflint Trail to ATV use

The county is considering a plan that would open a large section of the Gunflint Trail to ATV use.


Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. WTIP file photo

Federal payments from BWCA could impact Cook County levy

In 1948, United States lawmakers passed the Thye-Blatnik Act to buy resorts and private lands in what would eventually be named the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.


Cook County logo. WTIP file photo

County considers plan to stop recording public meetings

As discussed during a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners in their Committee of the Whole format on Tuesday, April 16, the county may no longer live stream or record public meetings.


 

WTIP shares full context of interview with county administrator

During an interview with Cook County Administrator Jeff Cadwell and WTIP’s News Director Joe Friedrichs that occurred live on the Daybreak program April 1, a wide array of local issues


Vacation rentals are common throughout Cook County. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Planning commission tables discussion on vacation rentals

If Cook County were to begin regulation and oversight of vacation rentals through a specific ordinance, there needs to be further clarification for exactly how that will take form, the members of the


Highway 61 construction in 2018. Photo by Rhonda Silence

Highway engineer talks rumble strips, funding for local roads

There was a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, April 9. The following discussion and action items occurred during this week’s meeting.


Law Enforcement Center - Photo Rhonda Silence

Discussion continues regarding local jail facility

During a public information meeting March 21 regarding the proposed expansion of the local law enforcement center/jail facility, there appeared to be an indication of what is ahead for the proposal in


County board discussing public input - Video still photo courtesy of Cook County

Commissioners consider format for public feedback

The Cook County Commissioners met Tuesday, March 26, and as usual the meeting started with a public comment, with several people speaking.
 


 

County communications questioned in public comment

Cook County Commissioners met Tuesday, March 26, and as usual the meeting started with a public comment, with several people speaking.
 


Vacation rentals are common throughout Cook County. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

County sets public hearing to discuss vacation rentals

The future of vacation rentals in Cook County remains in the spotlight, including a public hearing scheduled for April 10 in Grand Marais to discuss possible changes to taxation and licensing fees for