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Cook County Administrator Jeff Cadwell’s last day is Monday, Oct. 14. Cadwell is leaving to become the new administrator in Mahnomen County.

His last official meeting with the county board was this week on Tuesday and there was a special meeting at the courthouse yesterday to...
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Human suffering has no place in the community or in the workings of local government, according to County Attorney Molly Hicken.

Hicken shared these sentiments during a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners Tuesday, Oct. 8. In addition to expressing her views on how some...
This group of vehicles followed the proposed B2B route through Cook County. Photo by Scott Benolken
A group that advocates for proposed copper-nickel mines and the Border-to-Border Touring Route in northern Minnesota is requesting that Cook County pay it more than $2,000 annually to support their mission at the Capitol in St. Paul.

Minnesota Rural Counties (MRC) describes itself as...
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Property taxes, the 2020 budget and the future of how county government operates were among the key talking points today during a busy meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners.  

During today’s meeting, the commissioners agreed to set the 2020 levy at an increase...
A presentation on vaping in Cook County was held at the ACA Sept. 17. Photo by Grace Grinager
Discussions are underway at the county level to raise the age to purchase commercial tobacco to 21. The talks started as a means of addressing the vaping epidemic impacting many communities across the country, including those here in Cook County.
 
The process of raising the...
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Cook County might continue operating under the current form of government using the ‘board-administrator’ model, though an outside consulting firm will likely advise the county board on the right direction moving forward.
 
This was the direction the Cook County Board...
Radio Waves Evening, 2019 (Photo by Will Moore)
September 13, 2019—Grand Marais, MN—In keeping with Radio Waves tradition, the Cook County Community Swing Band filled the large stage on Friday, September 6, at Sweetheart’s Bluff in the Grand Marais Recreation Area. The band warmed up a crowd that grew to 550...

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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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