St. Louis County, Minnesota - 2009 Press Releases News Releases - RSS Feed en-us Tuesday, April 24, 2018 EfficionConsulting Articles Module ( Copyright 2018, St. Louis County, Minnesota Youth in Action students donate backpacks and supplies for children in foster care Students in the Youth in Action program donated 40 backpacks and pillows to St. Louis County Children and Family Services to give to children in foster care. Each backpack was filled with a variety of age appropriate supplies, with the goal of providing comfort during a difficult time. Dana Kazel Mon, 23 Apr 2018 00:00:00 GMT Mary Garness hired as director of Public Records and Property Valuation Mary Garness has been hired to oversee the Recorders Office and Assessors Department. She joins St. Louis County after previously working as the city administrator of Ashland, Wisconsin. Dana Kazel Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:08:42 GMT Sheriff Litman presents 911 Lifesaver awards A 10-year-old boy who helped his great grandpa after he'd suffered a stroke, and a group of people who worked together to save a man who'd had a heart attack at a basketball game. These are just two of the four situations that resulted in 911 Lifesaver Awards. Dana Kazel Tue, 10 Apr 2018 17:05:08 GMT "Gardens in the North" program April 23 in Embarrass the essentials for gardening success in northern Minnesota; how to plant, grow and care for the new hydrangeas; colorful pollinator plants; apples and more will be covered in this Extension program offered at the Embarrass Town Hall. Dana Kazel Thu, 05 Apr 2018 10:27:46 GMT Crisis Text Line now available In crisis? Know someone who is? Crisis Text Line can help: text MN to 741741. Get connected with a counselor who will help defuse the crisis and connect the texter to local resources. Dana Kazel Wed, 04 Apr 2018 00:00:00 GMT County Board presents Public Health Achievement Awards Heather Hemphill Keely and "The Rutabaga Project" are this year's honorees for demonstrating high achievement in promoting healthy communities in St Louis County. Dana Kazel Tue, 03 Apr 2018 14:07:29 GMT Train derails near Mt. Iron; no injuries reported Three cars left the tracks in the Wolf Area/Highway 101. The cars had been carrying iron ore, and remained upright. No content spilled and traffic on the highway was not affected. Dana Kazel Mon, 02 Apr 2018 11:53:58 GMT Workshop planned on Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) for children with autism Among the challenges faced by parents and caregivers of children with autism is ensuring the student is receiving specialized education and accommodations to help learn. Mon, 26 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMT Flowers, fruits and veggies - Spring Gardening Extravaganza has growing tips for all A variety of expert growers offering advice on a variety of gardening topics, including producing fruits and vegetables and sustainable flower gardening and pollinator plants — that's what attendees will get at the 2018 Spring Gardening Extravaganza. The annual gardening program is Saturday, April 14, at First United Methodist (Coppertop) Church, 230 E. Skyline Parkway in Duluth from 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Mon, 26 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMT Special awards, activities planned for National Public Health Week The role of Public Health nurses and educators is continually changing as they identify needs and work to help both individuals one-on-one, and larger groups to create community- or system-wide change. Mon, 26 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMT Commissioners react to passage of funding for land purchase/exchange The federal Omnibus Spending Bill includes $4 million in funding to address the issue of State School Trust Lands located in the BWCA, setting in motion the hybrid land purchase/exchange plan. Dana Kazel Fri, 23 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMT County Planning staff to now review parcel creations prior to official recording The County Board approved a rule change that will give extra protection for anyone buying a parcel of land that has been subdivided, to make sure the land can be used as intended. Planning and Community Development staff will now review all parcel creations and splits prior to the Auditor's Office recording the change Dana Kazel Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMT Spring load restrictions announced for St. Louis County roads Spring road restrictions go into effect Wednesday in the north central frost zone, and Thursday for the north frost zone, which encompasses the majority of St. Louis County. Dana Kazel Sat, 17 Mar 2018 10:15:30 GMT Sheriff's Office issues reminder about water skipping With ice starting to melt on area lakes and rivers, the Sheriff's Office is reminding people that water skipping - riding snowmobiles across open water - is illegal unless one gets a permit. Dana Kazel Thu, 15 Mar 2018 16:37:54 GMT County files lawsuit against opioid companies St. Louis County has filed a civil lawsuit against several drug companies, alleging unfair, deceptive and fraudulent marketing of opioids. The county is seeking damages to fund treatment, social services and law enforcement costs associated with the opioid epidemic, as well as education and training. Dana Kazel Thu, 15 Mar 2018 16:35:07 GMT Man arrested following bank robbery in Orr A 55-year-old Orr man has been arrested for aggravated robbery. He is accused of using pepper spray on two bank employees during the robbery at the American Bank in Orr. Dana Kazel Thu, 15 Mar 2018 15:29:59 GMT Public forum on opioids at South Ridge School The forum is March 19, and is free and open to the public. It will include information about opioids, training on use of Naloxone (Narcan) to help someone who is overdosing, and a chance to safely dispose of unused medication. Dana Kazel Mon, 12 Mar 2018 10:12:24 GMT Herion trafficking ring face federal indictments and state charges Star Tribune KBJR Fox 21 WDIO CBS 3 Wade Backstrom Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMT Head-on snowmobile crash injures two The accident happend on the Taconite Snowmobile Trail near Britt. Neither man's injuries are considered life threatening, though one had to be airlifted for medical treatment. Dana Kazel Mon, 05 Mar 2018 08:53:28 GMT Report of possible plane crash determined to be unfounded. A concerned citizen reported what was thought to be a plane crash in the Canyon area. Thankfully, following an extensive search and checks with all local airports, no plane was found, nor has any been reported missing. Dana Kazel Wed, 28 Feb 2018 09:14:47 GMT