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

County sets public hearing to discuss vacation rentals

The future of vacation rentals in Cook County remains in the spotlight, including a public hearing scheduled for April 10 in Grand Marais to discuss possible changes to taxation and licensing fees for


Cook County Dispatch Supervisor-Jail Administrator Ben Hallberg greets visitors to the Law Enforcement Center - Photo R Silence

Law Enforcement Center tour raises questions

The idea of an expanded law enforcement center/jail facility in Grand Marais has raised concern for some community members.


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WTIP speaks with director of NERC about local jail

There is a great deal of discussion taking place in Cook County about a proposed expansion of the local jail. The county board and staff continue to consider options for any possible expansion.


Cook County Courthouse and government offices. WTIP file photo

County board hears update on proposed jail expansion

There was a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, Feb. 26. The following discussion and action items occurred during this week’s meeting.


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

County considers ordinance on short-term rentals

The topic of vacation-rental properties was the focus of a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners Tuesday, Feb. 19.


Cook County Courthouse and government offices. WTIP file photo

County moves forward with updates to mapping system

Information was shared during a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners Tuesday, Feb.


Birch Terrace Supper Club in Grand Marais. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

County accepts deal to resolve restaurant's debt

There was a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, Feb. 12. The county board moved into a closed session for a period during Tuesday’s meeting.


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County approves plans to fund YMCA projects, equipment

During a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners Tuesday, Feb. 12, County Administrator Jeff Cadwell presented three items related to the local YMCA.


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Cook County Public Health completes Community Needs Assessment

Cook County Public Health and Human Services has completed its Community Health Needs Assessment and will be sharing the results with the public at a meeting Wednesday, Jan. 30 from 1 to 3 p.m.


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Cadwell interviews for administrator job in other Minnesota county

Six months shy of reaching four years on the job, Cook County Administrator Jeff Cadwell informed WTIP this week he recently interviewed for a similar position in Becker County.