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There was a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners Tuesday, Nov. 12. The following discussion and action items occurred during this week’s meeting.

Public Comment
The meeting opened with a public comment period. Local resident Susan Schubert...
Vacation rentals are common on the North Shore. Photo by Joe Friedrichs
Property owners and businesses in Cook County that operate short-term rentals could see large increases in their property taxes in the coming years when a state directive becomes reality in 2020. 

A memo from the Minnesota Department of Revenue dated May 21 that was sent to...
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After weeks of battling rainy conditions, this week the Cook County Highway Department announced a delay in the reconstruction of South Shore Drive located near Devil Track Lake.

Cook County Highway Engineer Krysten Foster said the contractor encountered significantly more rain days...
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There have been a number of staff changes for local government in Cook County in mid-October. Former County Administrator Jeff Cadwell’s last day at the county was Monday, Oct. 14. Replacing him is Interim Administrator Rena Rogers, who transitioned into this position from her post as the...
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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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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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