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Housing is a key issue facing Cook County. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Five Cook County residents selected to serve on HRA board

Five local residents will address the community’s housing needs following their appointment to the first ever Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) board in Cook County.


Cook County logo. WTIP file photo

COVID-19 vaccines likely required for county employees by December

Employees who work for the county are likely to be faced with a COVID-19 vaccine mandate in the weeks ahead, according to Cook County Administrator James Joerke.
 


Cook County Courthouse and government offices. WTIP file photo

County board sets preliminary levy at 4.5 percent

Zoning issues, commissioner salaries, the local lodging tax and the 2022 budget were among the key talking points during a busy meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners Tuesday, Sept.


Cook County courthouse - File photo by Rhonda Silence

Cook County approves HRA on unanimous vote by commissioners

Expressing a desire to address a critical issue facing the community, the board of commissioners this week voted unanimously to approve the formation of a Housing & Redevelopment Authority (HRA) i


Public hearing on the HRA outside the Cook County Courthouse. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Commissioners likely to vote August 24 on future of HRA

On a sultry albeit foggy morning outside the Cook County Courthouse in Grand Marais, approximately a dozen people gathered for a public hearing about a proposed Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HR


Cook County Courthouse and government offices. WTIP file photo

Public hearing this week about proposed HRA in Cook County

Cook County will host a public hearing about a proposed Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) Tuesday morning on the south lawn of the courthouse.


Cook County courthouse - Photo by Rhonda Silence

Public hearing set as county board nears vote on formation of HRA

A public hearing that could influence the future of forming a proposed Housing Redevelopment Authority in Cook County is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 10.


Cook County Highway Department logo - Photo by Rhonda Silence

County Highway Department receives MnDOT funding for future project

The Minnesota Department of Transportation recently announced that the Cook County Highway Department will be receiving funds from the Local Road Improvement Program (LRIP).


Cook County courthouse - File photo by Rhonda Silence

County work session looks at tax abatements, history, and tourism

The Cook County Board of Commissioners met on Tuesday, June 15 in a committee of the whole meeting, sometimes referred to as a work session.


Cook County courthouse - Photo by Rhonda Silence

Cook County Courthouse reopens to the public June 1

The Cook County Courthouse and other county buildings will reopen to walk-in traffic Tuesday, June 1.