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Joint application by St. Louis County and the City of Duluth for federal homeless assistance funding earns highest rank of any in Minnesota.   Read More...


Although the risk remains extremely low, northland health professionals and the MN Department of Health join St. Louis County Public Health to prepare in case an Ebola response is needed.   Read More...


Image: Maximum sentence for man who sexually assaulted a pre-teen girl 49-year-old Joseph Edward Wilson was sentenced to 30 years in prison after a jury convicted him of first degree sexual assault. His young victim testified against him at trial. The case was prosecuted by the St. Louis County Attorney's Office.   Read More...


Image: Rollover accident south of Orr injures two Two people were injured - one critically - when the driver lost control and rolled her vehicle. alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.   Read More...


Image: Murder charges filed in death of Waubunoquay Dawn Randall 21-year-old Lydia Marie Barney is now charged with 2nd degree murder and will be arraigned on Friday. The victim's husband, who'd previously been arrested, has been released.   Read More...


Image: Duluth man pleads guilty to suffocating his daughter Christopher Dennis Peterson pleaded guilty to second degree murder for suffocating his 13-month-old daughter Layna in July. He is expected to be sentenced next month to 40 years in prison.    Read More...


Image: Murder investigation in Stoney Brook Township A 31-year-old woman is dead, her identity not yet released. Sheriff's deputies, working with the Fond du Lac Police Department, have arrested one man and are seeking another woman, who they believe knows information that is key to the case.   Read More...


Young people, ages 12 to 15, in south St. Louis County can apply for this free program that encourages volunteerism and teaches skills. The application deadline is November 3.   Read More...


Image: Bilingual signs to identify two lakes in English and Ojibwe Two lakes on the Fond du Lac Reservation will now be marked with signs that identify them in both English and Ojibwe, thanks to an agreement between the band and county. The signs will be unveiled next Wednesday.   Read More...


Image: Three teens injured in car accident Three young people, ranging in age from 14 to 16, received minor injuries when their vehicle missed a turn and rolled over into a ditch near Aurora. Charges are pending against the 16-year-old driver, who does not have a license.   Read More...


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Image: Public Works They maintain 3,000 miles of roads in the summer, and then plow those roads in the winter and spring. They’re always planning ahead – sometimes years into the future – on road and bridge reconstruction projects, and yet, as was proven following the 2012 flood, can shift resources at remarkable speed to respond to disaster.

With approximately 300 employees, the Public Works Department is the second largest department in the county. It’s also the most spread out, operating out of 18 garages to provide the best service across the county’s 7,000+ square miles. As part of its responsibility for roads, the department also oversees nearly 600 bridges and 40,000 traffic signs.

This year, the Public Works Department expects to wrap up its last major flood-related project – the rebuilding of Highland Street and 57th Avenue West. The above photo was taken in June and shows the construction of what will be a 183-foot bridge spanning Keene Creek. The $10.7 million project is the second largest ever for the county. (The largest project – the rebuilding of Haines Road – was completed last year and has since been recognized as the best project in the state by the Minnesota County Highway Engineers Association.)

Other projects worth noting this year include:
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    This blog highlights news and events from St. Louis County, Minnesota
    By Dana Kazel on 10/23/2014 2:23 PM

    Vice President Joe Biden toured the Northland Thursday, and one of his stops was at the Public Safety Building, where he gave special recognition to the Duluth Model's Coordinated Community Response to Domestic Violence, a partnership that involves several St. Louis County departments.
    By Dana Kazel on 10/10/2014 11:06 AM
    The statistics are as startling as they are sad. The number of children being placed in out-of-home care continues to rise in St. Louis County. This week, that number reached 540, and increase of more than 40 from just two years ago. And a disproportionate number of those children are Native American. David Glesener of the county's Indian Child Welfare Unit addresses this topic.
     
     
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    Office hours at St. Louis County buildings are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
    Duluth
    Duluth Courthouse
    Courthouse
    100 N 5th Ave W
    Duluth, MN 55802
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    Government Services Center (GSC)
    Government Services Center (GSC)
    320 W 2nd St
    Duluth, MN 55802
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    Virginia
    Virginia Courthouse
    Courthouse
    300 S 5th Ave
    Virginia, MN 55792
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    Northland Office Center
    Northland Office Center
    307 1st St S
    Virginia, MN 55792
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    Hibbing
    Courthouse
    Courthouse
    1810 12th Ave E
    Hibbing, MN 55746
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    Hibbing Annex
    Courthouse Annex
    1814 14th Ave E
    Hibbing, MN 55746
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    Ely

    St. Louis County Service Center
    320 Miners Dr E
    Ely, MN 55731
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    Joint Public Works Facility
    2210 E Sheridan St
    Ely, MN 55731
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    Commissioners
     

    1st District
    Commissioner Frank Jewell
    100 N 5th Ave W - Room 202
    Duluth, MN  55802
    218-726-2450
    Term Expires: 1/5/2015
    jewellf@stlouiscountymn.gov 

     

    2nd District
    Patrick Boyle
    100 N 5th Ave W - Room 202
    Duluth, MN 55802
    218-726-2359
    Term Expires:1/3/2017
    boylep@stlouiscountymn.gov


    Chris Dahlberg - County Commissioner 3rd District

    3rd District
    Commissioner Chris Dahlberg
    100 N 5th Ave W - Room 202
    Duluth, MN  55802
    218-726-2562
    Term Expires:1/3/2017
    dahlbergc@stlouiscountymn.gov 

    4th District
    Commissioner Mike Forsman
    Chair
    St. Louis County Service Center
    320 Miners Drive East
    Ely, MN  55731
    218-365-8200
    Term Expires: 1/5/2015
    forsmanm@stlouiscountymn.gov

    5th District
    Commissioner Pete Stauber
    100 N 5th Ave W - Room 202
    Duluth, MN  55802
    218-726-2450
    Term Expires: 1/3/2017
    stauberp@stlouiscountymn.gov

    6th District
    Commissioner Keith Nelson
    Virginia Courthouse
    300 S 5th Ave
    Virginia, MN  55792
    218-749-7108
    Term Expires: 1/5/2015
    nelsonk@stlouiscountymn.gov 

    7th District
    Commissioner Steve Raukar
    Hibbing Courthouse
    1810 12th Ave E
    Hibbing, MN  55746
    218-262-0201
    Term Expires: 1/5/2015
    raukars@stlouiscountymn.gov

     
     
     

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