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Cook County Court House and government offices
Two key department heads in the Cook County offices resigned in the month of July. Earlier this month Highway Engineer Dave Betts resigned to take another job outside of Cook County. And on July 25, the county board officially accepted the resignation of Josh Beck, the director of the...
Grand Marais rain garden
The Cook County Soil and Water Conservation District has cost share programs available for landowners. WTIP's Jay Andersen spoke with Soil and Water Supervisor Joan Farnam about rain gardens and other cost share...
Jan Sivertson
Scott Harrison, the Cook County/Grand Marais EDA treasurer, and EDA Director Mary Somnis gave an update on the Lutsen Rental Housing project during a meeting of the Cook County Commissioners on Tuesday, July 18.

WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs spoke with Board Chair Jan Sivertson about...
Jeff Cadwell
The county budget setting process begins, as does the replacement for the county engineer.  The future of the Health and Human Services director remains a somewhat open issue. WTIP's Jay Andersen spoke with County Administrator, Jeff Cadwell.


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Pike Lake Road. Photo by Joe Friedrichs
A request came before the Cook County Planning Commission on June 14 for a conditional use permit regarding a cabin on Pike Lake. The request came from an organization known as Positive Energy Outdoors, a non-profit that purchased 160 acres of land just north of Pike Lake in 2016.

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Cook County's new branding design
The Cook County Board of Commissioners agreed to spend approximately $14,500 to research expansion plans for the community center in Grand Marais.

During a meeting of the county board on Tuesday, July 11, Community Center Director Diane Booth explained the possible expansion plans...
Heidi Doo-Kirk
Cook County Commissioner Hedi Doo-Kirk attended a conference in the Twin Cities region on June 29 focused on sexual exploitation and sex trafficking.

The conference was titled the Safe Harbor Protocol Development Conference. For specific information on the conference,...

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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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