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Cook County sign at the Cook-Lake county border - Submitted photo
Cook County officials continue to discuss a travel advisory as the COVID-19 pandemic remains at the forefront of county operations and community health, with one commissioner explaining during a public meeting that the county is not a travel agency and needs to be mindful of community health.
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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 to run for county board begins Tuesday, May 19.

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Cook County logo. WTIP file photo
The Cook County Board of Commissioners heard an update on the Highway 61 reconstruction project from state officials during a board meeting April 28. During a previous meeting this month, there was concern expressed from a majority of the commissioners about a detour on County Road 7 as part of the...
Cook County Courthouse and government offices. WTIP file photo
The Cook County Board of Commissioners are considering delaying penalties or interest on tax payments made after the May 15 deadline, giving property owners until later this summer to get current on payments to local government and other entities that include the local schools and hospital.
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Highway engineer Krysten Foster. Photo by Joe Friedrichs
The only county highway engineer serving the North Shore has resigned from her posts, leaving Lake and Cook counties searching for a new leader of the critical county agencies amid the ongoing concerns of the coronavirus.

Cook County Highway Engineer Krysten Foster, who is also the...
The 110,000-gallon swimming pool at the Cook County Community YMCA has been drained for repairs. Photo by Rhonda Silence
Maintenance of the swimming pool at the Cook County Community YMCA falls under the jurisdiction of the Cook County Maintenance Department. Every two years, the pool at the YMCA is drained, inspected and cleaned. That work is being done earlier this year, as the YMCA is closed under the...

Christine Day at her property near Grand Marais. Photo by Joe Friedrichs
There was a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, April 14.

Public Comment
One item on the agenda that surfaced during the public comment period and led to discussion by the commissioners later in the meeting was a request from Cook...

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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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