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Birch Terrace Supper Club in Grand Marais. Photo by Joe Friedrichs
What is the county’s role in lending money? Should the county accept private land to cover a business or individual's financial debt?

These were topics addressed during a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners Tuesday, Oct. 9.

At the heart of the...
Jeff Cadwell
During a board meeting Sept. 11, the Cook County Board of Commissioners set the 2019 Preliminary Levy at $553,460 - a 5.99 percent increase over last year. The county’s budget committee, county staff and commissioners will continue to review and refine the budget over the next several...
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
The United States Forest Service on Superior National Forest and Cook County completed a long-anticipated land exchange Sept. 27 at the Cook County Courthouse in Grand Marais – an initiative that began in the 1990s and involves land within and outside of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area...
(from left) Dave Mills, Ginny Storlie, Bruce Martinson, Mickey Brazell. Photo by Rhonda Silence
There are two contested seats to serve on the Cook County Board of Commissioners this year, and Election Day is fast approaching on Nov. 6. Mail-in ballots are expected to be mailed out by Oct. 12 in Cook County.

On Thursday, Sept. 20, WTIP hosted a live candidate forum with the four...
Cook County Sheriffs Office
At the Sept. 18 Cook County Committee of the Whole meeting, the county’s ‘Jail Study Master Plan’ facilitated by Wold Architects will be the primary topic. The meeting will be held at 5 p.m. in the commissioners’ room at the courthouse.

The recommendation from...
Cook County Court House and government offices
Election Day is Nov. 6, and there are two contested seats this year to serve on the Cook County Board of Commissioners.

Prior to the election, WTIP will hold a live debate with the remaining four candidates to fill the two contested seats on the county board.

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Cook County Board of Commissioners 2018. Photo by Joe Friedrichs
There was a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners Tuesday, Sept. 11.

The biggest announcement or decision by the county board on Tuesday was to set the preliminary levy for 2019. This process was scheduled for later in the month, but due to some scheduling conflicts with...

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Cook County Commissioners Contact Information

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

Bobby Deschampe 
Term expires 2018
robert.deschampe@co.cook.mn.us
Phone: 218-370-1181
 
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