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Pictometry study. Photo courtesy of EagleView

Planes taking pictures of Cook County land and property in 'Pictometry' study

If you notice a plane flying overhead in May right here in Cook County, there is a chance you could be on camera.


Fishing

Lakes expected to be ice-free for fishing opener

Most, or possibly all, of Cook County’s lakes will be ice free on Saturday, May 12, a welcome sign for this year’s fishing opener.


Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

Expansion of ski hill leads to call for public meeting on treaty rights

Cook County Commissioner Bobby Deschampe said he would like a public meeting to be held as an opportunity to educate the public about the 1854 Treaty and treaty rights for members of the Grand Portage


Tawhna Pringle was last seen January 11

Missing woman found deceased in Babbitt area

The search for Tawhna Jolee Pringle, 30, has sadly come to an end. Officials say her body was located Tuesday, May 8 at approximately 11 a.m.
 

Brennan Hawkins of 100 Octane Aviation with a 1956 Cessna 182

100 Octane Aviation has ties to Cook County

One of Cook County’s own, Brennan Hawkins, is opening a new business in Superior, Wisconsin.


Cook County Board of Commissioners 2017-18.JPG

County board votes to no longer record important monthly meetings

The Cook County Board of Commissioners will no longer live stream or record video of certain meetings where all the commissioners will be present, as well as the county administrator and other county


The majority of the demolition work on the former Ogema Realty building was done from the back of the building on May 7

Former Ogema Realty building demolished

Downtown Grand Marais is seeing some changes again. The little building wedged between Java Moose coffee shop and the Harbor Inn motel, the former Ogema Realty building, is being demolished.


Health Care Access - Allison Plummer

Health Care is an important topic for nearly every Cook County resident.


Jeff Cadwell

County administrator shares update as summer season approaches

May is widely considered the springboard for the busy season in Cook County.


Cook County Schools Special Education Teacher Melissa Oberg

Melissa Oberg nominated for MN Teacher of the Year

The new Minnesota Teacher of the Year will be named this Sunday, May 6.