Cook County, Minnesota

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Meetings Y
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Elected Officials Y
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Administrative Officials Y
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Permits, zoning Y
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Audits Y
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Cook County is one of 87 counties in Minnesota. As of the 2000 census, the population was 5,168. Its county seat is Grand Marais. The Grand Portage Indian Reservation is entirely within the county.

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The good

  • There is a complete listing of the staff directory and how to contact them.[1] There is also a listing of the Cook County Commissioners.[2]
  • Have an archive of meeting locations, agendas, minutes and video.[3]
  • Auditor department lists current and past budgets.[4]
  • Planning and Zoning department lists the process for development and lists downloadable forms.[5]
  • The site provides telephone and email contact for FOIA and Data Practices Act information requests.[6]

The bad

  • Planning and zoning could list a way to check the status of a permit online.

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