St. Louis County, Minnesota - Human Resources News News & Press (HR) - RSS Feed en-us Thursday, February 22, 2018 EfficionConsulting Articles Module ( Copyright 2018, St. Louis County, Minnesota Teen injured in snowmobile accident near Cook The young man was traveling in a ditch along Highway 5 when one of the skis on his snowmobile caught on some old barbed wire fencing. His sled overturned and he was thrown from the vehicle. His injuries are considered non life threatening. Dana Kazel Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:11:49 GMT Assistant County Attorney Nick Campanario speaks about county opioid lawsuit Wade Backstrom Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT County timber auction raises $1.275 million A total of 18 contracts were purchased by sealed bid. The winning bidders include small and mid-sized logging companies, as well as large mills, who now have the right to harvest, remove and sell trees from within the designated boundaries of their contract. Dana Kazel Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT County Board approved $28 million bond sale Commissioners unanimously approved the bond sale, which will fund construction of the Government Services Center North facility in Virginia, and the initial costs for a new public works maintenance facility in Cook. Dana Kazel Thu, 15 Feb 2018 10:51:33 GMT County Attorney Mark Rubin comments on Governor Dayton's plan to fight opioid crisis Wade Backstrom Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT Man injured in snowmobile accident near Virginia A 76-year-old man snowmobiling with a group on the Laurentian Snowmobile Trail appears to have lost control of his vehicle on a curve and was thrown. He was taken to a Virginia hospital by ambulance with injuries considered non life threatening. Dana Kazel Mon, 12 Feb 2018 12:19:25 GMT Drugs and weapons seized in two search warrants Investigators with the Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force conducted two search warrants - in Virginia and Mt. Iron - seizing drugs, firearms and cash. Four people were arrested. Three children were found at one of the locations and taken protective custody. Dana Kazel Mon, 12 Feb 2018 12:08:12 GMT County retains AA+ credit rating As the County prepares to issue $28 million in General Obligation bonds to finance construction of the Government Services Center North facility in Virginia and the Public Works Maintanance Facility in Cook, Standard and Poor's Ratings Service has reaffirmed the County's AA+ credit rating Dana Kazel Fri, 09 Feb 2018 11:29:24 GMT Homeowner injured as fire destroy house in Meadowlands The cause of the morning fire remains under investigation. The homeowner escaped from the house and called 911. He was taken by ambulance to a Duluth hospital to be treated for minor burns and smoke inhalation. Dana Kazel Fri, 09 Feb 2018 11:18:46 GMT Fire destroys home on Brookston Road A fire, believed to have started in a chimney while the homeowner was cleaning it, spread throughout the house. Thankfully the homeowner escaped uninjured. Dana Kazel Fri, 09 Feb 2018 10:58:28 GMT Vehicle and driver located in hit and run accident Investigators are crediting the media and public with spreading the word and helping identify the person who struck and injured a pedestrian and then drove off. Dana Kazel Fri, 09 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT 28 properties sell for $374,000 at tax forfeited land sale auction A home in Duluth and two 18-acre buildable lots in Hibbing were among the most sought after properties for sale. Properties not purchased at auction are now for sale on a first come, first served basis through the Land and Minerals Department. Dana Kazel Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:57:43 GMT Man sentenced to 41 months for Criminal Vehicular Homicide A 19-year-old man who drove with a blood alcohol level of .147 and crashed his car, killing one man and injuring three others, has been sentenced to 41 months in prison. The case was prosecuted by the St. Louis County Attorney's Office. Dana Kazel Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:54:41 GMT Nominations sought for 2018 Public Health Achievement Awards Do you know a person or group who has made significant contributions to improve public health in our community? If so, nominate them for a St. Louis County Public Health Achievement Award. Dana Kazel Thu, 08 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT County Board approves details of Mineral Royalties Scholarship program Commissioners unanimously approved the operating guidelines for the new scholarship program that will be funded by a portion of the minerals royalties the county receives. Beginning this fall, the four 2-year colleges within St. Louis County will each have $37,500 in scholarships to award to students. Dana Kazel Wed, 07 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT Paula Stocke to lead Children & Family Services in northern part of County Paula Stocke has worked for St. Louis County since 2001 and most recently supervised the Child Protection Intake Unit in Virginia. Dana Kazel Tue, 06 Feb 2018 11:23:03 GMT Young Leaders' Make a Difference Conference is Feb. 12 More than 350 students from across the Iron Range and Duluth area will gather for a day of workshops presented by youth for youth. The conference is organized by Youth in Action, a program sponsored by the County Board. Dana Kazel Tue, 06 Feb 2018 11:13:42 GMT Workshop on Wednesday for parents of children with Autism Parents and caregivers of children with autism are invited to a workshop that focuses on strategies for better eating, sleeping and behavior. The session is Wednesday, Feb. 7 at DRCC in West Duluth. Dana Kazel Mon, 05 Feb 2018 10:43:18 GMT Fire destroys home in Duluth Township A morning fire destroyed a home valued at $300,000. Nobody was home at the time, however the whereabouts of two family dogs is unknown. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Dana Kazel Mon, 05 Feb 2018 10:40:20 GMT Tax forfeited properties auction features 100+ properties Houses, cabins, recreational land, buildable lots and more will be for sale at a live auction Thursday, February 8. Some of the properties have been available in the past, but are now re-valued and for sale at a lower starting bid. Dana Kazel Mon, 05 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT