County Agricultural Inspector

Our Mission:

A County Agricultural Inspector must be appointed by law for each of Minnesota’s 87 counties by the Board of Commissioners. These inspectors also assist the Minnesota Department of Agriculture with laws regarding seeds, feeds, fertilizers, pesticides, and plant pests.

Minnesota Noxious Weed Law
Noxious Weeds refers to growing plants. Some plants are noxious because they can harm people, animals, the food we eat, and nature. Minnesota Department of Agriculture and county officials inspect land and ask owners to destroy their noxious weeds. Destroying them stops them from spreading and harming neighbors. Land owners that refuse to destroy their noxious weeds can be forced to do so. 

Cook County Invasives Team
The purpose of the CCIT is to encourage and formalize the cooperative relationship necessary for effective management, coordination and implementation of invasive terrestrial, aquatic and plant species programs among interested parties.

See Also: 

Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Contact Us

Agricultural Inspector
County Administrator Jeff Cadwell

Cook County Highway Department
609 E 4th Avenue
Grand Marais, MN 55604

Phone: 218.387.3014
Fax: 218.387.3012

Winter Hours
Monday – Friday
8am – 4:30pm

Summer Hours
Monday - Thursday
7am - 4:30pm
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