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A presentation on vaping in Cook County was held at the ACA Sept. 17. Photo by Grace Grinager

County considers raising legal age to purchase tobacco products to 21

Discussions are underway at the county level to raise the age to purchase commercial tobacco to 21.


Cook County Courthouse and government offices. WTIP file photo

County considers next steps with ‘board-administrator’ government

Cook County might continue operating under the current form of government using the ‘board-administrator’ model, though an outside consulting firm will likely advise the county board on th


Radio Waves Evening, 2019 (Photo by Will Moore)

WTIP Radio’s 12th annual Radio Waves festival reports a diverse music lineup and high attendance

September 13, 2019—Grand Marais, MN—In keeping with Radio Waves tradition, the Cook County Community Swing Band filled the large stage on Friday, September 6, at Sweethear


Vacation rentals are common on the North Shore. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

County considers tax implications for short-term rentals

There was a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners Sept. 9 at the courthouse in Grand Marais.


County Administrator Jeff Cadwell. WTIP file photo

Jeff Cadwell resigns to take administrator job in Mahnomen County

Cook County Administrator Jeff Cadwell submitted his letter of resignation Sept. 10. His last day with the county will be in mid-October.


Mike Keyport, Cook County Emergency Management Director 08-30-19 -  Photo by Rhonda Silence

Mike Keyport is new County Emergency Management Director

On August 13, the Cook County Commissioners approved the hiring of a new emergency management director, Mike Keyport of Grand Portage.


County logo. WTIP file photo

County to host town halls to discuss 2020 budget

As a part of the annual budget process, Cook County has scheduled a series of town hall meetings to discuss the 2020 preliminary budget.


Cook County logo. WTIP file photo

Pike Lake Road is not a place for a 'glampground,' planning commission says

Glamorous camping is not the right fit for Pike Lake Road, according to a decision made by the Cook County Planning Commission following concerns shared by a collection of residents near the remote bu


Cook County Courthouse and government offices. WTIP file photo

County board debates funding for arts organizations

There was a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners Tuesday, Aug. 13.


Cook County Law Enforcement Center - Photo by Rhonda Silence

County budget planning begins with Sheriff's Office

As Cook County commissioners begin looking at the budget and levy for 2020, they are meeting with department heads.