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By Dana Kazel on 3/19/2014 7:05 PM
March is Brain Injury Awareness month. Concussions are just one type of injury. What can you do to prevent such injuries, and what are the symptoms you should watch for? Public Health and Human Services Director Ann Busche offers some tips.
By Dana Kazel on 3/7/2014 2:41 PM
An off-duty St. Louis County Public Works employee is credited with coming to the rescue of a woman who was choking.
By Dana Kazel on 2/14/2014 10:51 AM
Interested in visiting places in northeastern Minnesota or Canada that are significant because of the environment or their culture, aesthetics or heritage? There will soon be an app for that.
By Dana Kazel on 2/7/2014 9:41 AM
The largest individual road construction project ever completed by St. Louis County Public Works - Haines Road - now has another claim to fame. It's been named project of the year by the Minnesota County Engineers Association. On Tuesday, County commissioners honored the Public Works employees who made it happen.
By Dana Kazel on 1/24/2014 9:00 AM
January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. St. Louis County Attorney Mark Rubin has been a leading advocate in the shift in thinking - and legislation - regarding treatment of young people who have been trafficked.
By Dana Kazel on 1/23/2014 10:32 AM
January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. The County is able to help fight sex trafficking through several of its departments. Today, Mark Wilhelmson, a supervisor in our Initial Intervention Unit, writes about the role filled by Public Health and Human Services.
By Dana Kazel on 1/22/2014 5:34 PM
January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. The issue of human trafficking is not new, and St. Louis County is by no means immune from the problem. Over the next three days, we will highlight County efforts to protect and help the victims of this crime. In this first article, we'll focus on the County Board's commitment to help.
By Dana Kazel on 1/20/2014 9:07 AM
As cold as this winter's been, who can blame a person for wanting to stay inside and relax with an adult beverage or two. But when that one or two drinks turn into four or five, serious problems can result. St. Louis County's director of Public Health and Human Services writes about a new initiative to combat substance abuse.
By Dana Kazel on 1/15/2014 5:24 PM
A new commissioner will be sworn in soon as Second District commissioner. This past Tuesday was Interim Commissioner Angie Miller's last board meeting, and she offered kind words of gratitude to the Board and citizens of St. Louis County.
By Dana Kazel on 1/9/2014 11:02 AM
The St. Louis County Public Works Department has demonstrated time and time again - from its response in the wake of the 2012 flood, to its ability to plow 3,000 miles of roads following a major snowfall - that it is made up of dedicated, hard-working individuals. That teamwork was evident Wednesday in a very different situation, as employees found a unique way to send a valued colleague into retirement.
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