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By Dana Kazel on 12/11/2013 10:44 AM
During the last two County Board meetings, Commissioners recognized 55 recently retired County employees, as well as 61 current employees who marked milestones with the County
By Dana Kazel on 12/5/2013 1:13 PM
How important is our environment to our health? Much more than you may realize. St. Louis County Public Health Nurse Josh Gorham explains, and details initiatives the County is taking part in to improve our social and physical environment.
By Dana Kazel on 11/21/2013 12:37 PM
Old family photos, including one from 1850, found in the trash at a St. Louis County building back in 2005 have now been delivered to a living relative, all thanks to the determination and sleuthing of a St. Louis County employee.
By Dana Kazel on 11/15/2013 11:22 AM
Brian Rulifson may think anyone else would have "dug a little deeper" like he did. But others are praising him for his diligence and compassion in helping a Vietnam Vet receive more than $300,000 in benefits he previously and wrongfully had been denied.
By Dana Kazel on 11/8/2013 3:22 PM
It's a popular comment on social media and in other venues - that drug testing should be mandatory for those who receive food or cash benefits. Here's are the rules in St. Louis County...
By Dana Kazel on 11/7/2013 2:57 PM
As debate swirls regarding the environmental impacts of new mining operations, Commissioner Steve Raukar weighs in on principles and assumptions that should guide community dialog.
By Dana Kazel on 10/7/2013 3:11 PM
National Walk to School Day is this Wednesday. St. Louis County Public Health Nurse Josh Gorham explains why something that once was so common now needs a day of recognition.
By Dana Kazel on 10/1/2013 9:28 AM
The fall season is here, but is it also the season of falls? Public Health and Human Services Director Ann Busche has good advice on how to tell if you're at risk.
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.
 
 
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