Former longtime County Commissioner Mike Forsman worked tirelessly on transportation issues. On August 11, the Joint Public Works building will be renamed in his honor.
The two gravel pits opened earlier as tree debris drop-off sites - in Gnesen and Grand Lake Townships - will remain open an additional two weeks to meet the needs of residents still cleaning up after the July 21 storm.
Beginning August 5, St. Louis County is opening the Skala pit, south of Ely, for residents to drop off trees and brush blown down in recent storms. People participating in the Firewise program may also drop off tree debris at the stie.
St. Louis County will make two gravel pits available to the public to drop off tree debris related to recent storms.
No unnecessary travel is advised due to fallen trees and downed power lines. The widespread power outage means many traffic signals are not working. These intersections should be treated as four-way stops.
The extra wide, paved sidewalk will stretch from just north of Marshall School to Arrowhead Road, providing a safe path for pedestrians, bicyclists and other forms of human-powered transportation.
Work begins Monday, July 18, to reconstruct approximately two miles of roadway and replace the utilities beneath it. The two year project is the largest project ever for St. Louis County Public Works.
Grant McMahon Blvd near Ely has re-opened, one day after it was flooded by a beaver dam breaking loose.
Public Works crews have nearly finished clearing and re-opening all county roads. Meanwhile, the Assessor's Office will send staff next week to assess damage to homes and structures, which may result in tax credits and abatements for property owners affected by Tuesday's storm.
Crews are assessing the damage and clearing downed trees and branches in the wake of a storm that blew through the areas of Island Lake and Boulder Lake.