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Weekend News Roundup for August 18

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Cook County receives PILT money. Lutsen Resort sells.


Cook County Court House and government offices

County aims for transparency with budget process

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.


Superior, Wisconsin as seen just hours after the explosion April 26, 2018. Photo by Kristy DeVera

Blast at oil refinery near Lake Superior impacts Cook County roads

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.


Leo Lake area

Leo Lake and Sawtooth Bluffs focus of county meeting

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.


Cook County Court House and government offices

County delays plans for Hovland garage, ice rink warming house

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.


District 3 Candidates

County Commissioner District 3 Primary Candidate Forum

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'


Cook County, Minnesota

County board opts to support art gallery on County Road 44

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.
 


District 5 Candidates

County Commissioner District 5 Primary Candidate Forum

WTIP hosted a County Commissioner District 5 Primary Candidate Forum on July 24 with the four primary candidates in that district, Bruce Martinson, Bruce Zimpel, Don McKeever, and 


Cook County, Minnesota

County administrator discusses 'committee of the whole' format

During a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, July 17, questions surfaced about why meetings in the committee of the whole format are no longer recorded.


The Border-to-Border route would traverse Cook County backroads

County board hears more comments on Border-to-Border route

At the start of each county board meeting, there is a public comment period and on