Cook County News

08/16/2018 10:59 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Refinery explosion roils northern Minnesota's asphalt supply 

Dave Clement used to expect a daily delivery of two truckloads of asphalt binder from the Husky Energy refinery in Superior, Wis., to his worksite's mobile asphalt plants, where it would be mixed with gravel and placed on the road. But ever since the refinery exploded in April, Husky has been offline and Clement, an asphalt manager at KGM Contractors based out of Angora, has been dealing with higher asphalt prices, driven up by a lower supply and compounded by having to transport the oil further from its source.

08/15/2018 10:47 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Fire Destroys Cabin in Cook County 

A 911 caller reported a structure engulfed in flames at 6:20 p.m. The fire was at 4 County Road 34 in Lutsen Township. Firefighters from the Lutsen, Tofte, Schroeder, and Grand Marais fire departments responded to the scene, along with U.S. Forest Service fire units due to the potential of fire spreading into the surrounding forest.

08/07/2018 11:54 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Cook County Gives 2019 Budget Process a Transparency Theme 

While a property tax increase is never popular, 2018's 17.5 percent increase in Cook County was particularly hard to swallow. That is part of the reason the county board is infusing as much transparency as possible into the 2019 budget process.

07/24/2018 11:49 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Woman dies when car rolls off steep North Shore driveway 

A suburban Minneapolis woman looking for potential vacation cabins died when her car rolled off a steep driveway in northeastern Minnesota. Cook County sheriff's authorities say the accident happened around 6:30 p.m. Monday on the North Shore of Lake Superior near Lutsen.

07/24/2018 06:43 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Woman Dead after Being Pinned By Vehicle in Lutsen 

The Cook County Sheriff's Office says a 59-year-old twin cities woman was with another female passenger, attempting to turn around in a steep driveway in the 3900 area of Cascade Beach Road, when the vehicle then went over a ledge. The 59-year-old was then pinned under the vehicle.