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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.

This would break from the longstanding tradition of recording a variety of public...
Jeff Cadwell
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 were covered during the conversation that lasted more than 17 minutes.

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Vacation rentals are common throughout Cook County. Photo by Joe Friedrichs
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 Cook County Planning Commission agreed during a public hearing Wednesday night.

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Highway 61 construction in 2018. Photo by Rhonda Silence
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.

To start the meeting, Cook County Highway Engineer Krysten Foster shared a number of updates with the commissioners...
Law Enforcement Center - Photo Rhonda Silence
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 a back and forth conversation between a local resident and and Cook County Sheriff Pat Eliasen...
County board discussing public input - Video still photo courtesy of Cook County
The Cook County Commissioners met Tuesday, March 26, and as usual the meeting started with a public comment, with several people speaking.
 
Arvis Thompson and Donna Lunke of Grand Marais both questioned the manner in which the county board responds to citizen comments and...
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Cook County Commissioners met Tuesday, March 26, and as usual the meeting started with a public comment, with several people speaking.
 
First was Arvis Thompson, who started by reminding fellow citizens that the public comment period at the start of the meeting is the...

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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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