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Jodi Tervo Roberts is the public health educator in Cook County. Pictured here with her husband Randy. Submitted photo

Cook County hires new public health educator

Cook County hired a new public health educator Nov. 10 to continue the local effort to prepare for and help contain the spread of COVID-19 in the community.
 


James Joerke is the county administrator in Cook County. Submitted photo

County administrator meets with Grand Portage officials, shares update

New Cook County Administrator James Joerke met recently with officials from the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Tribal Council.


Cook County Courthouse and government offices. WTIP file photo

Voter turnout in Cook County already over 50 percent as Election Day nears

On Oct. 20 – exactly two weeks from Election Day – more than 2,200 completed ballots were returned by Cook County voters.


Cook County COVID-19 test information for October 2020. Photo courtesy of Cook County PHHS

Understanding the changing COVID-19 reports in Cook County

The case count for COVID-19 continues to climb in Cook County, with multiple new cases reported in recent days.  


James Joerke and Rena Rogers. WTIP file photos

County administrator transition process underway in Cook County

County Administrator James Joerke has a full week on the job working at his new post in Cook County.


Cook County. Submitted photo

County commissioner candidates weigh in on critical issues as Election Day nears

A total of seven candidates joined WTIP for two different primaries this summer to hear from local residents trying to fill two seats on the Cook County Board of Commissioners.


Cook County Courthouse and government offices. WTIP file photo

District 1 primary features three candidates looking to advance to 2021 special election

In June, now former District 1 Cook County Commissioner Bobby Deschampe won an election to be the next chairperson for the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.


James Joerke is the county administrator in Cook County. Submitted photo

WTIP talks with the new Cook County administrator

James Joerke is the new county administrator for Cook County.


Highway engineer Robbie Hass and his wife, Kaitlin. Submitted photo

New highway engineer preps for first winter in Cook County

With winters that can last for more than half of the year and a short window for construction and other projects, the Cook County Highway Department staff are rarely lacking for important tasks or goa


Cook County logo. WTIP file photo

Cook County Board sets preliminary levy increase of just over four percent

Affordable housing, property taxes, the 2021 budget and the future of how county government operates through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic were among the key talking points during a busy meeting of th