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Cook County Emergency Management Addresses Government Shutdown Wildfire Concerns

Sep 29, 2023 10:04AM ● By Content Editor
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From Cook County Emergency Management - September 29, 2023

Cook County Emergency Management has been informed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Minnesota Interagency Fire Center (MFIC) that the potential Federal Government shutdown will have no effect on wildfire response. The State and Federal personnel that respond to wildfires are considered essential and therefore will respond as necessary. The Arrowhead region has had adequate rainfall and the fire danger is low. 


Questions can be directed to Mike Keyport, Emergency Management Director: (218) 387-3059 or [email protected].


About Cook County, MN 

Cook County encompasses the sovereign nation of the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa; the City of Grand Marais; the Townships of Lutsen, Tofte and Schroeder; and unincorporated areas in the easternmost part of Minnesota‚Äôs North Shore. Cook County Government values transparency and strives to deliver superior services and programs in a fiscally responsible way. We value the dignity of all County residents and seek to create a community that provides opportunity for all. Many of our offices are in the Cook County Courthouse at 411 W 2nd St, Grand Marais 55604. Other departments and facilities, such as the Airport, Community Center, Highway and Sheriff are located nearby. Call 218-387-3000 or visit:  

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