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By Dana Kazel on 9/26/2013 9:41 AM
St. Louis County was proud to be one of the sponsors of last weekend's Balloon Festival in Duluth (officially known as Le Festival des Montgolfières à Duluth). The county's sponsorship supported the launching of three weather balloons by area schools. But County resources also served in another unique role.
above photo courtesy of Marshall School
By Dana Kazel on 9/25/2013 2:36 PM
When a road is closed for construction, it can be difficult to tell the progress being made. In the case of Haines Road, portions of which have been blocked off since flood waters washed it out 15 months ago, the massive reconstruction project is moving into the final stages.
By Dana Kazel on 9/11/2013 2:33 PM
It can be a touchy subject, and it's one that more and more adult children with elderly parents are having to address. What can be done to care for someone who's no longer able to live alone? Especially if that person refuses to accept help? St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services Director Ann Busche offers some information.
By Dana Kazel on 9/10/2013 2:35 PM
The County Board has been debating for nearly two months, since the passing of Steve O'Neil, how best to serve the people of the second district until a special election can take place in January. Today, commissioners voted unanimously to appoint O'Neil's wife, Angie Miller, to fill his seat during the interim.


By Dana Kazel on 8/15/2013 1:26 PM
St. Louis County Commissioner Steve Raukar has been honored with this year's Steve Chadwick Advocacy Award. The award recognizes community leaders who actively work to reduce poverty. 

By Dana Kazel on 8/14/2013 1:16 PM
Living in Minnesota, we've all heard the jokes about mosquitoes being the unofficial state bird, and how they're the easiest way to donate blood. But how do these annoying insects compare with deer flies? St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services Director Ann Busche compares.
By Dana Kazel on 8/1/2013 1:02 PM
Roads designed for motorized vehicles instead of pedestrians, convenient snacks that more times than not are unhealthy - why is our society making it harder for people to be healthy? St. Louis County Public Health Nurse Josh Gorham wrote the following editorial, which was originally published in the Duluth News Tribune.
By Dana Kazel on 7/26/2013 3:57 PM
St. Louis County began accepting marriage license applications today from same-sex couples. Staff in the Recorder's Office saw a lot of smiles, and even a few tears.
By Dana Kazel on 7/11/2013 9:39 AM
Public Health and Human Services Director Ann Busche talks ice cream and other important tips for making this summer a good (and safe!) time for you and your family.
By Dana Kazel on 7/9/2013 1:52 PM
Commissioner Steve O'Neil has been battling cancer since earlier this spring. Despite numerous rounds of chemo therapy and radiation, he has continued to attend County Board meetings, and today his fellow commissioners paid tribute to him.
 
 
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