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Election 2020 - courthouse flag.  Photo by Rhonda Silence

County Auditor talks mail ballots and election security

A reminder went out to postal customers last week, reminding anyone voting by mail-in ballot to allow plenty of time for their ballot to make it to its destination and be counted. 

Cook County logo. WTIP file photo

Numerous permit fees set to increase in Cook County

When it comes to permits, it will cost Cook County property owners more money to start a project on their land.


A camera caught a woman vandalising a Trump 2020 sign on County Road 7 in Grand Marais. Submitted photo

More incidents of political conflict in the county

Despite repeated appeals to community members from Cook County Sheriff Pat Eliasen to be respectful of views that may differ from their own, there continue to be incidents of political conflict here o


Cook County logo. WTIP file photo

Commissioners select finalists to be the next Cook County adminstrator

The search for the next county administrator in Cook County was narrowed during a special meeting Tuesday, Aug. 18.
 


Cook County logo. WTIP file photo

Expletives fly during tense meeting of the Cook County commissioners

Requiring masks in public and the future of a public beach near Grand Marais were the centerpieces of lively and occasionally heated discussion during a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissione


WTIP building. Archived photo

WTIP seeks questions for upcoming commissioner forums

The rest of this year promises to be crowded with political news and WTIP intends to stay on top of it.


Commissioner Heidi Doo-Kirk. WTIP file photo

Doo-Kirk discusses not running for reelection, status of local government

Cook County Commissioner Heidi Doo-Kirk did not file for reelection this year, opening up the District 4 seat that includes the Gunflint Trail and Devil Track Lake areas.


Vote Here sign at Cook County courthouse - Photo by Rhonda Silence

Auditors office working to get mail ballots out, offers absentee option for city voters

At the end of June, Cook County Auditor Braidy Powers told WTIP that mail ballots for the August 11 primarily will likely go out Tuesday, July 7, or within a day or two of that date.

Kristin DeArruda Wharton is the public health educator in Cook County. Submitted photo

Contact tracing of COVID-19 a primary focus for new public health job in Cook County

Cook County hired a public health educator in June to continue the local effort to prepare for, and contain the spread of COVID-19 in the community.