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Rep. Erik Mortensen. Photo courtesy of Minnesota Legislature
A member of the Minnesota House of Representatives built a structure that is not in compliance with local zoning ordinances, violated a cease and desist order from the Cook County Land Services Department in 2021 and nonetheless will be allowed to keep the building in place near the shores of...
Commissioner Ann Sullivan. Submitted photo
Commissioner Ann Sullivan will be the board chair of the Cook County Commissioners for 2022.

The decision to appoint Sullivan as the board chair came during the organizational meeting of the commissioners on Tuesday, Jan. 4.  The commissioners nominate and ultimately vote...
Cook County courthouse
While noting the financial benefits of federal grants, public health funding and unforeseen reductions in health care premiums, the Cook County Board of Commissioners set their 2022 budget and levy during a meeting today (Dec. 21) at the courthouse in Grand Marais.

The levy was set...
Equipment in the new public works facility for the Cook County Highway Department. Photo by Joe Friedrichs
For many years, and through the tenure of multiple highway engineers, Cook County has struggled to maintain and repair its many bridges throughout the massive county.

It appeared good news was on the horizon when the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill was signed by President Joe Biden...
Cook County Courthouse and government offices. WTIP file photo
While discussing the fact their salaries have remained flat for nearly two decades, the Cook County Board of Commissioners considered increasing their compensation for next year during a meeting Tuesday, Dec. 14 at the courthouse in Grand Marais.

Board Chair Dave Mills led the...
Housing is a key issue facing Cook County. Photo by Joe Friedrichs
As recently reported by WTIP, Cook County homeowners should expect their property values to go up in the coming year for taxes payable in 2023, according to local officials.

Cook County Sheriff's Office - logo courtesy of Cook County Sheriff's Office
A former deputy with the Cook County Sheriff’s Department will receive $350,000 to drop a lawsuit alleging she experienced sexual discrimination on the job.  

The Cook County Board of Commissioners agreed Nov. 23 to pay former sheriff’s deputy Julie Collman in the...

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Cook County Commissioners Contact Information

Robert Svaleson
Term expires 2024
Telephone: 331-643-9778
Stacey Hawkins
Term expires 2024
Telephone: 218-370-9441
Dave Mills, Board Chair
Term expires 2022
Telephone: 218-370-8950

Ann Sullivan, Board Vice Chair
Term expires 2024
Phone: 612-834-8972

Ginny Storlie
Term expires 2022
Telephone: 218-663-7092

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