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County Commissioner Stacy Hawkins asks Highway Department Mechanic Steve Butz some questions. 04-08-21 Photo by Rhonda Silence
The Cook County Commissioners got a behind-the-scenes look at a number of county-owned buildings on Thursday, May 8. County commissioners, staff, and a few members of the public took part in the tour that included the courthouse, the county highway department complex, the Cook County YMCA, the...

Cook County courthouse - Photo by Rhonda Silence
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.

The Cook County Board of Commissioners and certain county staff will lead a tour of numerous county facilities...
Cook County logo. WTIP file photo
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 staff at the county level, according to Cook County Human Resources Director Pamela Dixon....
Cook County line. Submitted photo
Cook County is set to receive just over $1 million from the recently passed federal COVID relief package.
 
Nearly $5 billion will flow to Minnesota governments as part of the $1.9 trillion stimulus package, including $2.1 billion for local governments statewide. Tribal...
Cook County logo. WTIP file photo
Cook County officials are seeking members of the public to serve on a committee that will assist the county board in determining whether the county should acquire a Minnesota Department of Transportation property east of Grand Marais, locally known as the Passion Pit.

The Passion Pit...
Cook County MIS staff. Submitted photo
When the realities of an oncoming pandemic sunk in for local government in March 2020, the Cook County Management Information Services Department (MIS) had to get creative.

In order to keep operations rolling, from the highway department to public health and human services, the...
Krysten Foster is a former Cook County highway engineer now working for MnDOT. Photo by Joe Friedrichs
Former Cook County Highway Engineer Krysten Foster is now a district state aid engineer for the Minnesota Department of Transportation. She spoke with WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs Feb. 16 about the ongoing discussion happening in Cook County involving the status of local bridges throughout the...

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Cook County Commissioners Contact Information

Heidi Doo-Kirk
Term expires 2020
Email: heidi.doo-kirk@co.cook.mn.us
Telephone: 218-387-2928
 
Myron Bursheim, Board Vice Chair
Term expires 2020
Email: myron.bursheim@co.cook.mn.us
 
Dave Mills
Term expires 2022
Email: dave.mills@co.cook.mn.us

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

Bobby Deschampe 
Term expires 2022
robert.deschampe@co.cook.mn.us
Phone: 218-370-1181
 
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