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By Dana Kazel on 6/27/2013 2:46 PM
One was washed out in last year's flood, the other was no longer structurally safe. In the space of a day, two bridges in different parts of our vast County reopened. That's progress!
By Dana Kazel on 6/26/2013 11:32 AM
If you've ever visited the Veterans Service Office in Ely, chances are you've met Louise Kainz (shown on the right). She's been serving veterans and their families on behalf of St. Louis County for 42 years. Louise will retire at the end of this week, and shared with commissioners this week about how her job has changed over the years.
By Dana Kazel on 6/24/2013 2:36 PM
Do you recognize who this might be? If so, you could help solve a cold case. The Hermantown Police Department, with the help of St. Louis County's Sheriff's Office and Medical Examiner, is trying to identify human remains found in 1976, and have now created a facial reconstruction based on the skull. 
By Dana Kazel on 6/20/2013 1:30 PM
It's been one year since a massive rain storm and resulting flash flood caused so much damage to our region. One year - during which heroes emerged, working long, hard hours for weeks on end to help us return to a new state of normal. More than 1,400 miles of roads in St. Louis County were affected by the flood. That includes Haines Road. Here's a look at the progress made in rebuilding it.
By Dana Kazel on 6/17/2013 3:51 PM
Plenty is written about staying physically fit and healthy, but do you know what it takes to maintain good emotional health? Public Health & Human Services Director Ann Busche has some helpful tips.
By Dana Kazel on 6/7/2013 9:14 AM
Two St. Louis County commissioners traveled to Washington, D.C. earlier this week, speaking out on transportation issues, particularly the need to streamline the permitting process for road construction projects.
By Dana Kazel on 6/6/2013 5:13 PM
The St. Louis County website got a bit of a face lift this week, at least the home page did. But the update provides more than just an improved appearance. It makes it easier to find the information you're looking for, as well as other information about the County. That was our goal. Now you can tell us if we accomplished that.
By Dana Kazel on 6/4/2013 11:36 AM
It's a humbling experience to meet a true American hero. Commander David Wheat definitely has earned that title! At age 25, he was shot down while on a mission over Vietnam, beginning more than seven years of captivity. Wheat spoke to the County Board today as part of an ongoing effort to highlight the history of St. Louis County through its people and places.
By Dana Kazel on 5/24/2013 12:06 PM
As numbers go, these are pretty impressive. The St. Louis County Auditor Service Center conducts 92,000 transactions for the public each year, worth a total of $15 million. And it's processed by a staff of 13. 

Most of the money brought in by the Service Center goes to either the state or federal agencies, but about 4 percent stays in St. Louis County, which is enough to support the cost of providing this convenient service to the public.
By Dana Kazel on 5/16/2013 4:27 PM
One is 92 years old, the other is barely a teenager, but both were recognized as heroes, Tuesday, along with 28 other individuals at the St. Louis County Board meeting.
 
 
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