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Cook County Courthouse and government offices. WTIP file photo
A meeting scheduled for today at 1 p.m. about the proposed Border to Border Touring Route at the Cook County Courthouse in Grand Marais has been canceled.

The meeting was an extension of the commissioners’ committee of the whole work session scheduled for today. Andrew Brown...
Cook County logo. WTIP file photo
There was a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners Tuesday, Feb. 11. The meeting opened with a public comment period. There were numerous comments about the proposed Border to Border Touring Route during this week’s meeting. Local resident Mike Hofer said he remains concerned about...
Cook County line. Submitted photo
Since the idea of a border-to-border four-wheel drive touring route was adopted by the Minnesota Legislature in 2015, there has been a great deal of discussion across the state. Because the Minnesota Department of Natural Resource’s plan for what has been dubbed the...
This group of vehicles followed the proposed B2B route through Cook County. Photo by Scott Benolken
Discussion continues throughout northern Minnesota, including here in Cook County, regarding a proposed Border to Border Touring Route. The route is described as a backcountry adventure tour for road legal off-highway vehicles over existing gravel or paved Forest Service, DNR or county-managed...
Phil Larson and Ilena Hansel wrap up another successful day near the Poplar River
Though winter is still here for months to come, the staff with the Cook County Soil and Water Conservation District are keeping busy. Soil and Water District Manager Ilena Hansel shared an update with WTIP in January 2020 about some of the projects the staff are working on, and gearing up for in...
Vacation rentals are common on the North Shore. Photo by Joe Friedrichs
The muddy waters of how much short-term rentals should be taxed did not get any clearer during a busy meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners Tuesday, Jan. 28 at the courthouse in Grand Marais.

After nearly two hours of discussion on the topic of short-term rental tax...
Cook County Courthouse and government offices. WTIP file photo
If Cook County officials are going to question the region’s capacity to handle more tourists for one method of outdoor recreation or an event, the same method of reasoning should apply across the board, according to one local elected official.

Cook County Commissioner Heidi...

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Cook County Commissioners Contact Information

Heidi Doo-Kirk
Term expires 2020
Email: heidi.doo-kirk@co.cook.mn.us
Telephone: 218-387-2928
 
Myron Bursheim, Board Vice Chair
Term expires 2020
Email: myron.bursheim@co.cook.mn.us
 
Dave Mills
Term expires 2022
Email: dave.mills@co.cook.mn.us

Ginny Storlie, Board Chair
Term expires 2022
Email: ginny.storlie@co.cook.mn.us
Telephone: 218-663-7092

Bobby Deschampe 
Term expires 2022
robert.deschampe@co.cook.mn.us
Phone: 218-370-1181
 
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