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By Dana Kazel on 4/17/2014 10:37 AM
If you witnessed a child being abused or neglected, would you recognize it? And if you did, would you know what to do? Mary Ness and Kathy Bergum, supervisors in St. Louis County's Children and Family Services division, provide this timely advice during Child Abuse Prevention month.
By Dana Kazel on 4/16/2014 8:07 AM
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. In recognition of this, St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services Director Ann Busche writes about the important work her staff does every month to protect children.
By Dana Kazel on 4/10/2014 9:28 AM
It's an ironic thing when dedicated professionals who spend their careers helping people, suddenly have to count those people as numbers. But that's what happens once a year to compile the "Point in Time count of unsheltered-homeless people living in St. Louis County. Stacy Radosevich, Homeless Programs Planner for St. Louis County, details the results of this year's count.
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.
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