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Cook County courthouse - Photo by Rhonda Silence
A public hearing that could influence the future of forming a proposed Housing Redevelopment Authority in Cook County is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 10.

The hearing will start...
Cook County Highway Department logo - Photo by Rhonda Silence
The Minnesota Department of Transportation recently announced that the Cook County Highway Department will be receiving funds from the Local Road Improvement Program (LRIP). MnDOT awarded $75 million in funding to seventy-five projects in the state and Cook County was one recipient.

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Cook County courthouse - File photo by Rhonda Silence
The Cook County Board of Commissioners met on Tuesday, June 15 in a committee of the whole meeting, sometimes referred to as a work session. The meeting consisted of a discussion of tax abatements and presentations by the Cook County Historical Society and Visit Cook County.
 
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Cook County courthouse - Photo by Rhonda Silence
The Cook County Courthouse and other county buildings will reopen to walk-in traffic Tuesday, June 1.

Following recent changes in federal and state guidelines, those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will not be required to wear a face covering in county buildings. However,...
The 'UT' references an unorganized territory road in Cook County. Photo by Jennifer Schulz
Though change can often be a difficult process for some, new road signs are a good thing for the Cook County Highway Department this year.

Some of the most remote roadways in Cook County will be eligible for more state funding due two words: unorganized territory.

New...
County Commissioner Stacy Hawkins asks Highway Department Mechanic Steve Butz some questions. 04-08-21 Photo by Rhonda Silence
The Cook County Commissioners got a behind-the-scenes look at a number of county-owned buildings on Thursday, May 8. County commissioners, staff, and a few members of the public took part in the tour that included the courthouse, the county highway department complex, the Cook County YMCA, the...

Cook County courthouse - Photo by Rhonda Silence
Local government officials in Cook County are offering the public an opportunity to see firsthand the condition of many county-owned facilities during the month of April.

The Cook County Board of Commissioners and certain county staff will lead a tour of numerous county facilities...

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Cook County Commissioners Contact Information

Robert Svaleson
Term expires 2024
Email: robert.svaleson@co.cook.mn.us
Telephone: 331-643-9778
 
Stacey Hawkins
Term expires 2024
Email: Stacey.L.Hawkins@co.cook.mn.us
Telephone: 218-370-9441
 
Dave Mills, Board Chair
Term expires 2022
Email: dave.mills@co.cook.mn.us
Telephone: 218-370-8950

Ann Sullivan, Board Vice Chair
Term expires 2024
ann.sullivan@co.cook.mn.us
Phone: 612-834-8972

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


 
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