St. Louis County, Minnesota - Environmental Services News News & Press (ES) - RSS Feed en-us Thursday, June 21, 2018 EfficionConsulting Articles Module ( Copyright 2018, St. Louis County, Minnesota New Civic Center Farmers' Market opens this Thursday A new opportunity to access fresh produce and other homemade treats is coming to downtown Duluth, organized by St. Louis County. The Civic Center Farmers' Market opens this Thursday, June 21, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of the St. Louis County Courthouse in Duluth. It is open to the public and will continue every Thursday until September 27. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 00:00:00 GMT St. Louis County launching new website later this week The new website will debut Thursday evening with a new design and improved search function to make it easier for people to find the information they need. The new site is mobile friendly, adapting to a range of screen sizes from smart phones to desktop monitors. Dana Kazel Tue, 19 Jun 2018 00:00:00 GMT Pedestrian struck and killed by train (updated) The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office has identified the victim that was struck by the Canadian National Train on June 5, 2018, as Charles Wayne Lightfeather, age 34, of Insanti, Minnesota. Fri, 15 Jun 2018 00:00:00 GMT Tax forfeited property auction results in $855,935 in sales The houses were popular. So were two lots with frontage on Lake Superior. Today's St. Louis County Tax Forfeited Properties Auction resulted in 33 sales, for a total of $855,935. Among those sales: nine homes were purchased in seven different communities, including Duluth, Hibbing, Ely and Virginia. Thu, 14 Jun 2018 00:00:00 GMT Veterans Service Office moving to new location The St. Louis County Veterans Service Office in Duluth is moving to a new location. Beginning Monday, June 25, the Veterans Service Office will open in the Village Mall Office Building, 4815 Burning Tree Road, Suite 100, in Duluth. Wed, 13 Jun 2018 00:00:00 GMT Groundbreaking set for new Public Works facility in Cook St. Louis County leaders will break ground Wednesday, June 13, at 10:30 a.m. for a new Public Works Maintenance Facility in Cook. The groundbreaking will take place at 9558 Ashawa Road, which previously was the site of Disability Associates. Tue, 12 Jun 2018 00:00:00 GMT Local group paints and donates mural to St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services  Artists from CHOICE, unlimited have created a mural depicting a Lake Superior scene, and will donate it to St. Louis County during the County Board meeting on June 12, at 9:30 a.m. More than a dozen artists of all skill levels worked on the painting, and many of them will be on hand to present the painting. Mon, 11 Jun 2018 00:00:00 GMT Semi-Tanker overturned in Mt. Iron On June 9, 2018, at approx. 4:41 AM, the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office received a report of a semi truck rolled over on the Parkville Rd. in the City of Mt. Iron. Sun, 10 Jun 2018 00:00:00 GMT Rubin runs for 3rd term unopposed Wade Backstrom Fri, 08 Jun 2018 00:00:00 GMT New opioid prevention strategies launched by St. Louis County The St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services Department will be rolling out new opioid prevention efforts in the coming months. St. Louis County, with the support of Healthy Northland, was recently selected to be one of two counties piloting opioid prevention strategies through the Minnesota Department of Health’s Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP). Thu, 07 Jun 2018 00:00:00 GMT Pedestrian Struck and Killed by Train On June 5, 2018, at approx. 11:40 P.M, St. Louis County Sheriff's Office received a report of a individual that was struck by a Canadian National Train. Sheriff's Deputies along with CN Conductors located the 34 year old male who was pronounced dead at the scene. Wed, 06 Jun 2018 00:00:00 GMT Hermantown roundabout construction begins June 11, detours in place for Maple Grove Road Construction is set to begin Monday, June 11, to build a roundabout at the intersection of Midway Road and Maple Grove Road in Hermantown. During the first month of the project, Midway Road will remain open to traffic. Maple Grove Road, however, will be closed on both sides of the intersection. Detours will be posted directing motorists to use Lavaque Road and Morris Thomas Road. Tue, 05 Jun 2018 00:00:00 GMT Highway 5 bridge over Bear River to close for three weeks for final project phase The final phase of construction has resumed on the new bridge on County State Aid Highway 5 over the Bear River. The new bridge was installed and opened late last fall, but finishing touches - including final paving, striping and shoulder work - needed to wait until spring. Thu, 31 May 2018 00:00:00 GMT Possible Water Emergency Lake Vermilion On May 29th the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office received a call of a possible water emergency near the above location on Lake Vermilion. Wed, 30 May 2018 00:00:00 GMT Final stage of bridge project begins on CSAH 88 bridge over Burntside Lake The final phase of the project to replace the bridge on County State Aid Highway 88 (Grant McMahon Boulevard) west of Ely begins today, and that means the road will be closed and a detour in place for the next three weeks. Detour signage will be placed on both CSAH 88 and Highway 169. Wed, 30 May 2018 00:00:00 GMT House Homeland Security Committee Chair to visit Twin Ports Representative Michael McCaul, who chairs the House Homeland Security Committee, is coming to St. Louis County on Wednesday, May 29, to meet with local, state and federal public safety and emergency management representatives. A round table discussion will take place at the Public Safety Building, 2030 North Arlington Avenue. The discussion is a closed session, however, media will be able to interview McCaul and other participants immediately following at 10 a.m. Tue, 29 May 2018 00:00:00 GMT Noah Duane Baker and Tara Rai Baker Sentenced District Court Judge Mark Munger sentenced Noah Duane Baker to a 30-year prison sentence today after Baker pled guilty last month to his role in the shooting death of William Grahek in Grahek’s Hillside home, St. Louis County Attorney Mark Rubin said. Fri, 25 May 2018 00:00:00 GMT Sexual assault kit backlog cleared Wade Backstrom Thu, 24 May 2018 00:00:00 GMT Northwoods School Student Incident On May 22, 2018, at approx. 1:30 PM, the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office was contacted by Administration at the Northwoods School in Cook, MN regarding a student placing an inappropriate post on his social media. Thu, 24 May 2018 00:00:00 GMT County Attorney Mark Rubin running for reelection Wade Backstrom Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 GMT