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County approves mushing camp, youth facility near Pike Lake

A large dog kennel, mushing operation and outdoor recreation business is coming to Cook County near Pike Lake.

WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs has this report. 
 


 

County sign ordinance gets a significant trim

The Cook County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday to discuss, among other things, a greatly reduced-in-size sign ordinance. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Board Chair Heidi Doo-Kirk.


 

County and Forest Service close in on land exchange

The county and Forest Service are closing in on their land exchange. The courthouse needs some major repairs and the county has a new Public Health and Human Services Director.


 

EDA moves ahead on housing, new activity at Cedar Grove

New business activity at Cedar Grove Business Park and workforce housing projects continue to mature. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with EDA President Howard Hedstrom.


 

County narrows search for health and human services director

Dave Lee, who was hired as director of the Public Health and Human Services Department for St. Louis County in April, has quit the post and is going back to the same position in Carlton County.


 

County launches new website and search for Human Services director

The county has a new website, an expanded sign ordinance and many applicants for the Human Services director. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Commissioner Jan Sivertson.


 

Candidates file for county elections

Federal, state and county candidates planning to run for office in 2016 needed to file no later than Tuesday, May 31.


 

Sheriff promotes a safe Graduation weekend

The summer season has started in Cook County, and that means a lot more people walking and driving around.


 

County assessor submits letter of resignation

Cook County Assessor Betty Schultz has submitted a letter of resignation to the County Board. WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs reports on this story. 
 


 

County discusses "drug court" initiative

The county is discussing a new substance abuse court project for later in the year, as well as a review of the YMCA building. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Commissioner Heidi Doo-Kirk.