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Commissioner Myron Bursheim talks with Highway Engineer Krysten Foster at the new Hovland garage. Photo by Joe Friedrichs
The new public works facility for the Cook County Highway Department is up and operational. The new ‘Hovland garage,’ as it is commonly referred to by county staff and local residents, is 5,828 sq. ft. in size. S&C Masonry of Grand Marais was selected to build the Hovland public...
A county plow truck went off road on the Mink Ranch Road in Lutsen. Submitted photo
The Cook County Highway Department is working hard to get roads cleared from the snowstorm that dumped 12-18 inches on the county. It is challenging to say the least. As of 2 p.m., the snow had lessened significantly, but the winter storm warning is still in place until 9 p.m. tonight.
Cook County Board of Commissioners 2019-20. Photo courtesy of Cook County
Following a 5-0 vote to support refugee resettlement within county lines, the Cook County Board of Commissioners kept a door to the community open, according to Commissioner Heidi Doo-Kirk.

“We’re not being asked to open a door,” she said. “We’re being...
Cook County logo. WTIP file photo
The Cook County Board of Commissioners are planning to address resettlement of refugees within county lines. The topic is...
Commissioner Myron Bursheim. WTIP photo
Commissioner Myron Bursheim will be the board chair of the Cook County Commissioners for 2020.

The decision to appoint Bursheim as the board chair came during the organizational meeting of the commissioners Jan. 7.  The commissioners nominate and ultimately vote amongst...
Cook County Assessor Bob Thompson. Submitted photo
Now complete, 2019 proved to be a very busy year in the Cook County Assessor’s office. The new assessor, Bob Thompson, took his post in June. Waiting for Thompson on his first day as the new assessor was the pressing issue of...
Alison McIntyre, director of Cook County PHHS. WTIP file photo
Cook County taxpayers were scheduled to be on the hook for at least $2,000 as the result of a series of billing errors by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

As for now, that plan has changed.

The information regarding the billing error emerged Nov. 18 in a...

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Cook County Commissioners Contact Information

Heidi Doo-Kirk
Term expires 2020
Telephone: 218-387-2928
Myron Bursheim, Board Vice Chair
Term expires 2020
Dave Mills
Term expires 2022

Ginny Storlie, Board Chair
Term expires 2022
Telephone: 218-663-7092

Bobby Deschampe 
Term expires 2022
Phone: 218-370-1181
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