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Budget meeting draws large crowd to Gunflint Trail fire hall

Heidi Doo-Kirk
Heidi Doo-Kirk

The Cook County Commissioners and county staff are hosting a series of 2018 budget public town hall meetings. The first meeting took place in the Mid-Gunflint Trail area at the Schapp Community Center on Wednesday, Aug. 30.

The meeting was well attended by residents of the Gunflint Trail and surrounding area. WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs spoke with Cook County Commissioner Heidi Doo-Kirk about the event and the other upcoming town hall meetings. 

Additional town hall meetings focused on the 2018 county budget are as follows:

West End – Thursday, Aug 31, 7 pm – Birch Grove Gymnasium, 9 Goodneighbor Hill Rd, Tofte

East End – Thursday, Sept 7, 7 pm – Hovland Town Hall, 4957 E Highway 61, Hovland

Grand Marais – Monday, Sept 11, 7 pm – Cook County Courthouse, 411 W 2ndSt

Countywide Financial Management Plan Presentation & Public Meeting – Monday, Sept 11, 6 pm, Cook County Courthouse, 411 W 2nd St, Grand Marais.