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Birch Terrace Supper Club in Grand Marais. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Local restaurant stirs conversation on county's revolving loan program

What is the county’s role in lending money? Should the county accept private land to cover a business or individual's financial debt?


Jeff Cadwell

County administrator discusses local tax base

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.


Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Forest Service and Cook County complete land exchange

The United States Forest Service on Superior National Forest and Cook County completed a long-anticipated land exchange Sept.


(from left) Dave Mills, Ginny Storlie, Bruce Martinson, Mickey Brazell. Photo by Rhonda Silence

Commissioner candidate forum from Sept. 20

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.


Cook County Sheriffs Office

County continues talks for expanding local jail facility

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.


Cook County Court House and government offices

WTIP to host county commissioner candidate forum Sept. 20

Election Day is Nov. 6, and there are two contested seats this year to serve on the Cook County Board of Commissioners.


Cook County Board of Commissioners 2018. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Commissioners set preliminary levy at 5.99 percent

There was a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners Tuesday, Sept. 11.


Vacation rentals are common throughout Cook County. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Fees, tax increases likely for vacation rentals in Cook County

Cook County officials and the local Vacation Rental Committee continue to discuss a means to have oversight on the number of vacation rentals in the county.


Cook County Board of Commissioners

County will discuss 2019 budget during town hall meetings

The Cook County Board of Commissioners, along with county staff, are hosting a series of town hall meetings in September to discuss the 2019 county budget.


Swim meet on March 11, 2017 at the YMCA. All photos by Martha Marnocha

County administrator talks YMCA costs for taxpayers

There was a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, Aug. 21. The following discussion and action items occurred during Tuesday’s meeting.