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Cook County Courthouse and government offices. WTIP file photo
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. 14.

During this week’s meeting, the commissioners agreed to set the 2022 preliminary...
Cook County courthouse - File photo by Rhonda Silence
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) in Cook County.

The board voted 5-0 to form the HRA during a meeting Tuesday, Aug....
Public hearing on the HRA outside the Cook County Courthouse. Photo by Joe Friedrichs
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 (HRA).

The public hearing took place in unison with a regular meeting of the Cook...
Cook County Courthouse and government offices. WTIP file photo
Cook County will host a public hearing about a proposed Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) Tuesday morning on the south lawn of the courthouse.

The hearing starts at 8:30 a.m. It will take place outside due to risk from the rapidly spreading variant of the coronavirus...
Cook County courthouse - Photo by Rhonda Silence
A public hearing that could influence the future of forming a proposed Housing Redevelopment Authority in Cook County is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 10.

The hearing will start...
Cook County Highway Department logo - Photo by Rhonda Silence
The Minnesota Department of Transportation recently announced that the Cook County Highway Department will be receiving funds from the Local Road Improvement Program (LRIP). MnDOT awarded $75 million in funding to seventy-five projects in the state and Cook County was one recipient.

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Cook County courthouse - File photo by Rhonda Silence
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. The meeting consisted of a discussion of tax abatements and presentations by the Cook County Historical Society and Visit Cook County.
 
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Cook County Commissioners Contact Information

Robert Svaleson
Term expires 2024
Email: robert.svaleson@co.cook.mn.us
Telephone: 331-643-9778
 
Stacey Hawkins
Term expires 2024
Email: Stacey.L.Hawkins@co.cook.mn.us
Telephone: 218-370-9441
 
Dave Mills, Board Chair
Term expires 2022
Email: dave.mills@co.cook.mn.us
Telephone: 218-370-8950

Ann Sullivan, Board Vice Chair
Term expires 2024
ann.sullivan@co.cook.mn.us
Phone: 612-834-8972

Ginny Storlie
Term expires 2022
Email: ginny.storlie@co.cook.mn.us
Telephone: 218-663-7092


 
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