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Commissioner Doo-Kirk

Commissioners consider "committee of the whole" format

Commissioners have done some restructuring at Health and Human Services as well as considering a “committee of the whole” format.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Cook County Com

Valerie Marasco

Annual emergency conference is scheduled for late April

The annual emergency response conference is approaching in late April.

Soil and Water

Soil and Water: trees, compost and rain barrels

The annual Soil and Water tree sale is coming up. They’ll also have rain barrels and compost bins available.

District One candidates

Community Conversation hosts Commissioner candidates

Ryan Bottger, Bobby Deschampe, David Keller and Jim Vannet. All four are vying for the Commissioner District One seat vacated by the resignation of Frank Moe.

Commissioner Ginny Storlie

Commissioner Storlie attends meetings at the West End and East End

Township annual meetings and election, a candidate forum in Hovland and a new approach to county communications.

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County to implement branding, communication policies

As a means of transparency in local government and in an effort to communicate better both internally and outside the courthouse walls, Cook County staff and commissioners are working on branding them

ATV trail riding

County considers study on economic impact of local trails

The Cook County Parks and Trails Commission is considering taking on a study to find the economic impact of local trails, including ATV, skiing and other forms of recreation in the county.

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Commissioners consider countywide mailbox policy

The county is considering a new policy regarding mailboxes for local residents.

WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs reports on this story. 

Commissioner Sivertson

County moves ahead with work force housing project

The county commissioners voted unanimously to move ahead with the Lutsen work force housing project.

Sheriff Pat Eliasen

Sheriff gives updates on county law enforcement activities

Emergency management personnel for the county meet to coordinate for summer. Also an update on investigations underway. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Cook County Sheriff Pat Eliasen.