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County assists with storm clean up/recovery

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.

Public Works crews responding to storm damage

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. 

County Board approves $25 million bond sale for transportation projects

The bonds will fund various transportation projects including road maintenance and bridge repairs and replacements, as well as possible transit projects and transportation work that would assist with economic development. Revenue from the Transportation Sales Tax will be used to pay off the debt.

Bridge replacement begins next week on Hwy 21 near Babbitt

The current bridge across the Birch River is more than 80 years old. The project is expected to last until early October and means a portion of CSAH 21 will be closed. Detours are marked.

Road closure begins June 20 on Hwy 136 in Chisholm

The road reconstruction is part of a two year project to realign Highway 5 to accommodate an expansion of mining operations at Hibbing Taconite.

Heavy rains wash out two culverts, flood several roads

Part of County Road 661 (Spirit Lake Road) in Great Scott Township, and County State Aid Highway 5 near the Bear River are both closed after heavy rains washed out culverts. Several other roads also have been affected by flooding, and motorists are urged to use caution.

Construction on Vermilion Trail north of Island Lake

Work begins the week of June 6 to resuface nearly 12 miles of the road between Island Lake and the Whiteface Reservoir.

County Board approves ATV Ordinance

Effective immediately, ATV's can be driven on the right shoulder or far right side of County Roads outside city limits. The ordinance is designed to make it easier for ATV operators to navigate between trails.

Spring road restrictions to be lifted May 3-4

Load restrictions on County roads, in place since early March, will be lifted May 3 in the North Central Frost Zone, and May 4 in the North Zone.

Public hearing added May 10 on ATV draft ordinance

The County Board has added a public hearing - May 10 at 9:45 a.m. in the St. Louis County Courthouse in Duluth. This is in addition ot the public hearing already scheduled for May 24 in Hibbing.

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