The Cook County Local Energy Project (CCLEP), a citizens group whose stated mission is to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy on a local level, has a new project. The organization wants to promote ride and delivery sharing in Cook County.
The Cook County Community Center Board of Trustees sought direction from the county commissioners on Tuesday when Diane Booth, the center’s director, and two community center board members pleaded with commissioners for direction on how to proceed with plans for a new and improved community center.
It’s the time of year for giving, and the Bear Cub class at Great Expectations school in Grand Marais is doing just that. One sunny morning this week, the cubs hand painted ornaments to give to WTIP for the station’s very first Christmas tree. Everyone knows the best thing about ornaments is hanging them on the tree, so teacher Sue Butter brought the Bear Cub class to WTIP to do just that. The children hung their ornaments on the tree and serenaded WTIP staff with a special Christmas song. Thanks Bear Cubs!
On Nov. 17 Cook County Commissioners agreed with members of the Lutsen-Tofte Tourism Association – the county, not LTTA, should plow and maintain the Onion River Road.
The Border Patrol has a new Chief Patrol Agent at the Grand Forks North Dakota sector headquarters. The sector covers over 800 miles of border with Canada, including all of Cook County. While the Border Patrol mission remains unchanged, officials are emphasizing an increase in community involvement. WTIP’s Jay Andersen has this interview.
The EDA Center at the University of Minnesota, Crookston has approved a request for assistance from the Cook County-Grand Marais Economic Development Authority (EDA).
In a speech on the Senate floor Wednesday, Minnesota’s U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar spoke in support of an amendment she co-sponsored to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment would allow American consumers to safely import lower-priced Food and Drug Administration-approved drugs from other approved countries.
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Minnesota’s population has grown by just over 6 percent so far this decade, while six of the seven Northeast counties have declined by roughly that same amount. Cook County is the exception, with a population growth of about 5 percent in the last decade.
Grand Marais Mayor Sue Hakes said she hoped to go into 2010 without a raise in taxes. However, Hakes says unallotments made by the governor totaling $31,000 along with the possibility of further cuts next year, made a 3 percent levy increase necessary.