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Housing is a key issue facing Cook County. Photo by Joe Friedrichs
Five local residents will address the community’s housing needs following their appointment to the first ever Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) board in Cook County.

During a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, Oct. 12, a resident from each...
Cook County logo. WTIP file photo
Employees who work for the county are likely to be faced with a COVID-19 vaccine mandate in the weeks ahead, according to Cook County Administrator James Joerke.
 
The local requirement is connected to a mandate issued by the Biden administration in September insisting that all...
Cook County Courthouse and government offices. WTIP file photo
Zoning issues, commissioner salaries, the local lodging tax and the 2022 budget were among the key talking points during a busy meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners Tuesday, Sept. 14.

During this week’s meeting, the commissioners agreed to set the 2022 preliminary...
Cook County courthouse - File photo by Rhonda Silence
Expressing a desire to address a critical issue facing the community, the board of commissioners this week voted unanimously to approve the formation of a Housing & Redevelopment Authority (HRA) in Cook County.

The board voted 5-0 to form the HRA during a meeting Tuesday, Aug....
Public hearing on the HRA outside the Cook County Courthouse. Photo by Joe Friedrichs
On a sultry albeit foggy morning outside the Cook County Courthouse in Grand Marais, approximately a dozen people gathered for a public hearing about a proposed Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA).

The public hearing took place in unison with a regular meeting of the Cook...
Cook County Courthouse and government offices. WTIP file photo
Cook County will host a public hearing about a proposed Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) Tuesday morning on the south lawn of the courthouse.

The hearing starts at 8:30 a.m. It will take place outside due to risk from the rapidly spreading variant of the coronavirus...
Cook County courthouse - Photo by Rhonda Silence
A public hearing that could influence the future of forming a proposed Housing Redevelopment Authority in Cook County is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 10.

The hearing will start...

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Cook County Commissioners Contact Information

Robert Svaleson
Term expires 2024
Email: robert.svaleson@co.cook.mn.us
Telephone: 331-643-9778
 
Stacey Hawkins
Term expires 2024
Email: Stacey.L.Hawkins@co.cook.mn.us
Telephone: 218-370-9441
 
Dave Mills, Board Chair
Term expires 2022
Email: dave.mills@co.cook.mn.us
Telephone: 218-370-8950

Ann Sullivan, Board Vice Chair
Term expires 2024
ann.sullivan@co.cook.mn.us
Phone: 612-834-8972

Ginny Storlie
Term expires 2022
Email: ginny.storlie@co.cook.mn.us
Telephone: 218-663-7092


 
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