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Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Cook County receives PILT money. Lutsen Resort sells. There’s amn air quality alert.…all this and more in the week’s news.
Cook County Court House and government offices
Cook County staff and elected officials say they are striving to make the budget process as open and accessible to citizens as possible this year. During an event Tuesday at the Cook County Courthouse, members of the budget committee and County Administrator Jeff Cadwell discussed the upcoming...
Superior, Wisconsin as seen just hours after the explosion April 26, 2018. Photo by Kristy DeVera
The Twin Ports area of Lake Superior made national headlines in late April when a series of explosions and intense fire erupted at the Husky Energy oil refinery in Superior, Wisc.

Located about 115 miles from Grand Marais, news of the incident spread quickly up the North Shore,...
Leo Lake area
The public landing at Leo Lake and an update on the development plans for Sawtooth Bluffs were two key topics discussed during a meeting of the Cook County Parks & Trails Commission.

Leo Lake is located in the Mid-Gunflint Trail area, due west of Hungry Jack Lake and south of...
Cook County Court House and government offices
The proposed upgrades to the public works garage in Hovland and a warming house for the skating rink at the Cook County Community Center might not take place this year as previously scheduled.
Delays to the projects come after attempts to ‘value engineer’...
District 3 Candidates
WTIP hosted a County Commissioner District 3 Primary Candidate Forum on July 25 with the three primary candidates in that district, Mickey Brazell, Dave Mills, and Jean Marie Modl.  WTIP's Rhonda Silence and Jay Andersen moderated the...
Cook County, Minnesota
There was a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners Tuesday, July 24. The following discussion and action items occurred during Tuesday’s meeting.
Public Comment
The meeting started with a public comment period. Local residents Steve and...

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Cook County Commissioners Contact Information

Heidi Doo-Kirk
Term expires 2020
Telephone: 218-387-2928
Myron Bursheim, Board Vice Chair
Term expires 2020
Jan Sivertson 
Term expires 2018
Telephone: 218-387-2838
Ginny Storlie, Board Chair
Term expires 2018
Telephone: 218-663-7092

Bobby Deschampe 
Term expires 2018
Phone: 218-370-1181
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