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By Dana Kazel on 5/29/2014 8:14 AM
After a long, colder-than-average winter, the warmth of spring is more than welcome. What's not so welcome are the insects that come with it. Especially ticks and the problems they can cause. Public Health and Human Services Director Ann Busche shares helpful prevention tips, as well as what symptoms to watch for.
By Dana Kazel on 5/28/2014 1:21 PM
There's a reason it's been called the Great American Pastime. Baseball for many people inspires happy memories of summer, friendships and healthy fun. The Miracle League of the Iron Range is working to ensure all people, regardless of physical ability, has the opportunity to play. And the St. Louis County Board is now promising to help.
By Dana Kazel on 5/21/2014 8:02 AM
 What do you do if you spot a moose wandering through town near a school playground? You call 911. What do you do if you're the deputy who's assigned to respond to that call? Here's a look.
By Dana Kazel on 5/16/2014 11:45 AM
 It's National Bike to Work Day, a day when hundreds of thousands of people across the country will be getting their exercise on their way to and from the office. This morning's chilly temperatures didn't stop the cyclists in St. Louis County from joining in the healthy fun.
By Dana Kazel on 5/15/2014 11:09 PM
Services took place locally and throughout the state Thursday as part of Law Enforcement Memorial Day. Here's a look at how St. Louis County deputies paid tribute to fallen colleagues.
By Dana Kazel on 5/9/2014 10:02 AM
Much has been said this past week about the immeasurable contributions the late Representative Jim Oberstar provided this region. Since news of his death last Saturday, the memories and stories have flowed about the St. Louis County native who never forgot his roots. St. Louis County Commissioners paid tribute to Oberstar at this week's meeting. Here are excerpts....
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.
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