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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.


The 'UT' references an unorganized territory road in Cook County. Photo by Jennifer Schulz

New 'unorganized territory' road signs equate to more funding for Cook County

Though change can often be a difficult process for some, new road signs are a good thing for the Cook County Highway Department this year.


County Commissioner Stacy Hawkins asks Highway Department Mechanic Steve Butz some questions. 04-08-21 Photo by Rhonda Silence

Commissioners take a day-long tour of county-owned buildings

The Cook County Commissioners got a behind-the-scenes look at a number of county-owned buildings on Thursday, May 8.

Cook County courthouse - Photo by Rhonda Silence

Public tour of county-owned facilities will offer views of building deficiencies

Local government officials in Cook County are offering the public an opportunity to see firsthand the condition of many county-owned facilities during the month of April.


Cook County logo. WTIP file photo

Cook County approves affirmative action and nepotism policy

A commitment to equal-employment opportunities through affirmative action programming has a purpose of embracing and supporting equity, diversity and inclusion in the community when it comes to hiring