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Requiring masks in public and the future of a public beach near Grand Marais were the centerpieces of lively and occasionally heated discussion during a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners Tuesday, July 14.

To start the lengthy meeting, Interim County Administrator Rena...
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The rest of this year promises to be crowded with political news and WTIP intends to stay on top of it.

Join host Joe Friedrichs Wednesday and Thursday, July 22 and 23, for live primary candidate forums at 7 p.m. each evening.

We are currently assembling discussion...
Commissioner Heidi Doo-Kirk. WTIP file photo
Cook County Commissioner Heidi Doo-Kirk did not file for reelection this year, opening up the District 4 seat that includes the Gunflint Trail and Devil Track Lake areas.

A two-term incumbent, Doo-Kirk told WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs in late June why she chose not to run for...
Vote Here sign at Cook County courthouse - Photo by Rhonda Silence
At the end of June, Cook County Auditor Braidy Powers told WTIP that mail ballots for the August 11 primarily will likely go out Tuesday, July 7, or within a day or two of that date. They should arrive in mailboxes or PO boxes later this week.  
 
This means...

Kristin DeArruda Wharton is the public health educator in Cook County. Submitted photo
Cook County hired a public health educator in June to continue the local effort to prepare for, and contain the spread of COVID-19 in the community. Hired for this new position in local government is longtime Cook County resident Kristin DeArruda Wharton.

One focus area for this...
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A notice was sent to voters living outside Grand Marais city limits this week, reminding citizens that mail ballots for the upcoming primary election will arrive in the near future. The notice also talks about replacement and absentee ballots.

Cook County Auditor Braidy Powers told...
Cook County Courthouse and government offices. WTIP file photo
There are two seats up for election this year on the Cook County Board of Commissioners. The seats are for district two and district four, currently held by Myron Bursheim and Heidi Doo-Kirk, respectively.

The filing period to run for county board ended June 2.

As...

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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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