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A copy of the tax survey sent to some Cook County homeowners
A survey was sent earlier this month to local property tax payers from a group calling themselves the “Citizens for an Affordable Cook County.” The Cook County News-Herald is also associated with the survey.

During a meeting of the Cook County Commissioners on...
Cook County courthouse
During a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, Sept. 19, the commissioners voted to set a preliminary, or maximum levy for 2018.

The preliminary levy was set at 19.9 percent.  

Board Chair Jan Sivertson made the motion to set the levy at...
Heidi Doo-Kirk
There was a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, Sept. 12. The following discussion and action items occurred during Tuesday’s meeting.
 
New Recycling Trailer
Cook County’s Land Services Director Tim Nelson made a...
Garry Gamble
Former Cook County Commissioner and current newspaper columnist Garry Gamble was instrumental in putting together a tax survey that is reportedly being sent to all Cook County property taxpayers. The results of the survey will be published in the Cook County News-Herald.

The...
Cook County courthouse
Former Cook County Commissioner and current newspaper columnist Garry Gamble was instrumental in putting together a tax survey that is reportedly being sent to all Cook County property taxpayers. The results of the survey will be published in the Cook County News-Herald.

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The price of local governments in Minnesota. Data courtesy of Minnesota Center for Fiscal Excellence
According to the Minnesota Center for Fiscal Excellence, a nonpartisan organization based in the Twin Cities, there are a number of ways to interpret the cost of local government per person in each of the state’s 87 counties. On the surface, some figures regarding this study can seem alarming...
Cook County's new branding design
A common complaint at levy-setting time is that Cook County property taxes are too high. However, a comparison of the property tax rate in Cook County with other Minnesota counties indicates it is among the lowest in the state,...

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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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