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Cook County courthouse
Several recent decisions by the Cook County Board of Adjustment have left some community members puzzled, while others might have wondered a more basic question: What is the board of...
Cook County Board of Commissioners. Photo courtesy of Cook County
All five members of the Cook County Board of Commissioners could be on the ballot this fall when Election Day rolls around. The reasoning stems from, at least partially, the results of the 2020 census.

This was the report from Auditor Braidy Powers during a committee of the...
Rep. Erik Mortensen. Photo courtesy of Minnesota Legislature
A member of the Minnesota House of Representatives built a structure that is not in compliance with local zoning ordinances, violated a cease and desist order from the Cook County Land Services Department in 2021 and nonetheless will be allowed to keep the building in place near the shores of...
Commissioner Ann Sullivan. Submitted photo
Commissioner Ann Sullivan will be the board chair of the Cook County Commissioners for 2022.

The decision to appoint Sullivan as the board chair came during the organizational meeting of the commissioners on Tuesday, Jan. 4.  The commissioners nominate and ultimately vote...
Cook County courthouse
While noting the financial benefits of federal grants, public health funding and unforeseen reductions in health care premiums, the Cook County Board of Commissioners set their 2022 budget and levy during a meeting today (Dec. 21) at the courthouse in Grand Marais.

The levy was set...
Equipment in the new public works facility for the Cook County Highway Department. Photo by Joe Friedrichs
For many years, and through the tenure of multiple highway engineers, Cook County has struggled to maintain and repair its many bridges throughout the massive county.

It appeared good news was on the horizon when the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill was signed by President Joe Biden...
Cook County Courthouse and government offices. WTIP file photo
While discussing the fact their salaries have remained flat for nearly two decades, the Cook County Board of Commissioners considered increasing their compensation for next year during a meeting Tuesday, Dec. 14 at the courthouse in Grand Marais.

Board Chair Dave Mills led the...

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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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