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Commissioner Doo-Kirk
Commissioners have done some restructuring at Health and Human Services as well as considering a “committee of the whole” format.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Cook County Commissioner Heidi...
Valerie Marasco
The annual emergency response conference is approaching in late April. As always, it’s a big two-day event for volunteer responders and the public alike.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Cook County’s Emergency Managaement Director Valerie Marasco.


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Soil and Water
The annual Soil and Water tree sale is coming up. They’ll also have rain barrels and compost bins available. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Soil and Water District Administrator Theresa Oberg.


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District One candidates
Ryan Bottger, Bobby Deschampe, David Keller and Jim Vannet. All four are vying for the Commissioner District One seat vacated by the resignation of Frank Moe.

The Primary is April 4. WTIP’s Special Election Forum with all of the candidates was Thursday, March 16.

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Commissioner Ginny Storlie
Township annual meetings and election, a candidate forum in Hovland and a new approach to county communications. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Commissioner Ginny Storlie about her busy...
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As a means of transparency in local government and in an effort to communicate better both internally and outside the courthouse walls, Cook County staff and commissioners are working on branding themes and an updated communication policy. 

WTIP's Joe Friedrichs reports on...
ATV trail riding
The Cook County Parks and Trails Commission is considering taking on a study to find the economic impact of local trails, including ATV, skiing and other forms of recreation in the county. WTIP's Joe Friedrichs find out the details in this interview with Lisa Kerr, the land commissioner...

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Cook County Commissioners Contact Information

Heidi Doo-Kirk, Board Vice Chair
Term expires 2020
Email: heidi.doo-kirk@co.cook.mn.us
Telephone: 218-387-2928
 
Myron Bursheim 
Term expires 2020
Email: myron.bursheim@co.cook.mn.us
 
Jan Sivertson Board Chair
Term expires 2018
Email: jan.sivertson@co.cook.mn.us
Telephone: 218-387-2838
 
Ginny Storlie
Term expires 2018
Email: ginny.storlie@co.cook.mn.us
Telephone: 218-663-7092
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