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County board hears assortment of public comments in busy meeting

There was a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, May 14. The following discussion and action items occurred during this week’s meeting.


Rowan Watkins is a  radio communication analyst in Cook County. Submitted photo

Cook County radio analyst wins state award

At the 2019 Public Safety Communication Conference a presentation of outstanding leadership awards were presented.


Vacation rentals are common on the North Shore. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Planning commission approves vacation rental ordinance

Cook County moved one step closer toward regulation and oversight of vacation rentals through a specific ordinance, following a 4-2 vote by the members of the Cook County Planning Commission Wednesday


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County delays public hearing about ATV use on Gunflint Trail

A public hearing on the proposed changes that could potentially open a large section of the Gunflint Trail to ATV use is being delayed until further notice. 
 


Photo by Gary Siesennop

County may open large section of Gunflint Trail to ATV use

The county is considering a plan that would open a large section of the Gunflint Trail to ATV use.


Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. WTIP file photo

Federal payments from BWCA could impact Cook County levy

In 1948, United States lawmakers passed the Thye-Blatnik Act to buy resorts and private lands in what would eventually be named the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.


Cook County logo. WTIP file photo

County considers plan to stop recording public meetings

As discussed during a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners in their Committee of the Whole format on Tuesday, April 16, the county may no longer live stream or record public meetings.


Jeff Cadwell

WTIP shares full context of interview with county administrator

During an interview with Cook County Administrator Jeff Cadwell and WTIP’s News Director Joe Friedrichs that occurred live on the Daybreak program April 1, a wide array of local issues


Vacation rentals are common throughout Cook County. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Planning commission tables discussion on vacation rentals

If Cook County were to begin regulation and oversight of vacation rentals through a specific ordinance, there needs to be further clarification for exactly how that will take form, the members of the


Highway 61 construction in 2018. Photo by Rhonda Silence

Highway engineer talks rumble strips, funding for local roads

There was a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, April 9. The following discussion and action items occurred during this week’s meeting.