St. Louis County, Minnesota - 2014 Press Releases http://www.stlouiscountymn.gov/GOVERNMENT/News-Releases News Releases - RSS Feed en-us carlsonp2@stlouiscountymn.gov carlsonp2@stlouiscountymn.gov Tuesday, January 23, 2018 EfficionConsulting Articles Module (www.efficionconsulting.com) Copyright 2018, St. Louis County, Minnesota Molly Martinson wins law enforcement scholarship A Duluth woman who is already working as a 911 dispatcher while going  to college in hopes of becoming a Deputy Sheriff, is one of the winners of the  Minnesota Sheriff's Association annual scholarship contest. http://www.stlouiscountymn.gov/GOVERNMENT/News-Releases/ctl/details/itemid/2047/mid/7349/molly-martinson-wins-law-enforcement-scholarship Dana Kazel Mon, 22 Jan 2018 10:41:35 GMT Growing North - Gardening workshop set for Feb. 15 Anxious to start planning your spring garden? Hear from the experts at St. Louis County Extension, as well as local growers and greenhouses at Growing North. The event is Feb. 15 in Mt. Iron. Registration is now open. http://www.stlouiscountymn.gov/GOVERNMENT/News-Releases/ctl/details/itemid/2046/mid/7349/growing-north-gardening-workshop-set-for-feb-15 Dana Kazel Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:22:52 GMT Point in Time Homeless Count set for January 24 The survey will be conducted January 25, counting the number of people who were homeless on the night of January 24. It's important because money and resources awarded to communities to fight homelessness are based on documented counts of homeless persons and families. http://www.stlouiscountymn.gov/GOVERNMENT/News-Releases/ctl/details/itemid/2045/mid/7349/point-in-time-homeless-count-set-for-january-24 Dana Kazel Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:36:16 GMT Information sessions planned for prospective foster parents Two open houses are planned - in Virginia and Duluth - to provide information and answer questions for people who are considering serving as foster parents. http://www.stlouiscountymn.gov/GOVERNMENT/News-Releases/ctl/details/itemid/2044/mid/7349/information-sessions-planned-for-prospective-foster-parents Dana Kazel Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:45:56 GMT Fire destroys home in Grand Lake Township, pets perish The home was fully engulfed in flames when deputies and fire fighters arrived. Two dogs are believed to have died in the fire. No one else had been home at the time, and the cause of the fire remains under investigation. http://www.stlouiscountymn.gov/GOVERNMENT/News-Releases/ctl/details/itemid/2043/mid/7349/fire-destroys-home-in-grand-lake-township-pets-perish Dana Kazel Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:46:41 GMT Yes, there are laws against plowing snow into the street Pushing snow onto a road creates a hazard for other drivers. The ridge of snow often left behind as snow is pushed from a driveway across the road can cause cars to lose control and potentially get in an accident. http://www.stlouiscountymn.gov/GOVERNMENT/News-Releases/ctl/details/itemid/2042/mid/7349/yes-there-are-laws-against-plowing-snow-into-the-street Dana Kazel Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:43:33 GMT Fire damages garage in Brevator Township The fire is believed to have started in a wood stove that had been left unattended. No injuries were reported and the extent of damage is not yet known. http://www.stlouiscountymn.gov/GOVERNMENT/News-Releases/ctl/details/itemid/2041/mid/7349/fire-damages-garage-in-brevator-township Dana Kazel Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:51:34 GMT County Board approves $46 million bond sale The bonds will be offered at two separate dates and will finance construction of the new Governement Services Center - North facility in Virginia, and a new Public Works maintenance garage in Cook that will serve the northwestern quarter of the county. http://www.stlouiscountymn.gov/GOVERNMENT/News-Releases/ctl/details/itemid/2040/mid/7349/county-board-approves-46-million-bond-sale Dana Kazel Tue, 09 Jan 2018 16:58:52 GMT Sheriff's Office issues warning about phone scam If you receive a phone call from someone claiming to be with the Sheriff's Office and wanting you to pay up for an outstanding warrant, ignore it. It's a scam. http://www.stlouiscountymn.gov/GOVERNMENT/News-Releases/ctl/details/itemid/2039/mid/7349/sheriffs-office-issues-warning-about-phone-scam Dana Kazel Tue, 09 Jan 2018 16:47:47 GMT County Attorney Mark Rubin helps kick off Sex Trafficking Awareness Month http://www.stlouiscountymn.gov/GOVERNMENT/News-Releases/ctl/details/itemid/2037/mid/7349/county-attorney-mark-rubin-helps-kick-off-sex-trafficking-awareness-month Wade Backstrom Tue, 09 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT County Attorney Mark Rubin helps kick off sex trafficking awareness month http://www.stlouiscountymn.gov/GOVERNMENT/News-Releases/ctl/details/itemid/2038/mid/7349/county-attorney-mark-rubin-helps-kick-off-sex-trafficking-awareness-month Wade Backstrom Tue, 09 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT Meeting in Grand Lake Township regarding Level III sex offender The Sheriff's Office will hold a community notification meeting January 10 at 6 p.m. at the Grand Lake Town Hall regarding the release of James Harvey Jennings, a Level III registered sex offender, into the community. http://www.stlouiscountymn.gov/GOVERNMENT/News-Releases/ctl/details/itemid/2036/mid/7349/meeting-in-grand-lake-township-regarding-level-iii-sex-offender Dana Kazel Thu, 04 Jan 2018 16:11:42 GMT Fire destroys workshop in Rice Lake A fire - possibly caused by an electric heater left unattended - destroyed a workshop building in Rice Lake. No one was injured. http://www.stlouiscountymn.gov/GOVERNMENT/News-Releases/ctl/details/itemid/2033/mid/7349/fire-destroys-workshop-in-rice-lake Dana Kazel Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:35:25 GMT Keith Nelson selected as 2018 County Board Chair Commissioner Keith Nelson of Fayal Township will serve as Board Chair for the third time. Commissioner Patrick Boyle has been chosen as Vice Chair. The Board also approved its schedule for 2018 . http://www.stlouiscountymn.gov/GOVERNMENT/News-Releases/ctl/details/itemid/2034/mid/7349/keith-nelson-selected-as-2018-county-board-chair Dana Kazel Tue, 02 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT Fire causes extensive damage to Midway Township home No one was living in the home at the time of the fire. The house was in the process of being remodeled, and it's believed that a wood stove being used to heat the building during the project is the cause of the fire. http://www.stlouiscountymn.gov/GOVERNMENT/News-Releases/ctl/details/itemid/2035/mid/7349/fire-causes-extensive-damage-to-midway-township-home Dana Kazel Tue, 02 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT Three people safely escape house fire in Balkan Township The fire caused significant damage to a home near Chisholm. The origin of the fire remains under investigation. Three people escaped the fire but were taken to the hospital to be checked for smoke inhalation. http://www.stlouiscountymn.gov/GOVERNMENT/News-Releases/ctl/details/itemid/2032/mid/7349/three-people-safely-escape-house-fire-in-balkan-township Dana Kazel Thu, 28 Dec 2017 08:35:12 GMT Missing hunter located northeast of Cook A missing hunter was found alive, but suffering from hypothermia after experiencing vehicle problems. He'd spent the night in his truck, then attempted to walk to find help. http://www.stlouiscountymn.gov/GOVERNMENT/News-Releases/ctl/details/itemid/2031/mid/7349/missing-hunter-located-northeast-of-cook Dana Kazel Tue, 26 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT Auditor's Office responds to questions about prepayment of 2018 taxes With new federal tax rules beginning in 2018 that put a cap on the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction, some property owners are wondering if they can pay next year's taxes early before the law goes into effect. http://www.stlouiscountymn.gov/GOVERNMENT/News-Releases/ctl/details/itemid/2030/mid/7349/auditors-office-responds-to-questions-about-prepayment-of-2018-taxes Dana Kazel Fri, 22 Dec 2017 11:05:54 GMT County Board approves 2018 budget Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the $398 million budget, which focuses on maintaining and building upon core services, making targeted investments in the areas of substance abuse and mental health, and addressing critical infrastructure needs. http://www.stlouiscountymn.gov/GOVERNMENT/News-Releases/ctl/details/itemid/2029/mid/7349/county-board-approves-2018-budget Dana Kazel Tue, 19 Dec 2017 15:28:31 GMT Chisholm man sentenced to 7 years for manufacturing meth Mykal Myers had been arrested for manufacturing methamphetamine back in January following an investigation by the Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force. http://www.stlouiscountymn.gov/GOVERNMENT/News-Releases/ctl/details/itemid/2028/mid/7349/chisholm-man-sentenced-to-7-years-for-manufacturing-meth Dana Kazel Tue, 19 Dec 2017 15:25:23 GMT