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By Dana Kazel on 6/9/2015 3:38 PM
What does it take to prepare for emergencies? From natural disasters such as the flood of 2012, to the threat of disease outbreaks like last fall's Ebola cases, emergencies come in many forms. To prepare for them means asking a lot of questions that begin with "What if..." and then figuring out how to answer them.  Jim Gangl, St. Louis County Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, explains...
By Dana Kazel on 6/8/2015 11:25 AM
St. Louis County offers a public sale of tax forfeited properties three times a year. One of those sales is Thursday, June 11, and it's significant for several reason. Mark Weber, director of the Land & Minerals Department, explains why.
By Dana Kazel on 6/3/2015 10:23 AM

If you've worked in the same place for a number of years, have you ever taken a moment to think about how much added knowledge you've gained as a result of the experience? St. Louis County is blessed to have many knowledgeable, experienced employees, and the St. Louis County Board recently recognized some of them for their service.
By Dana Kazel on 5/21/2015 1:32 PM
It's not often you get a chance to break a world record, but 16 employees of the St. Louis County Land & Minerals Department did just that - while helping reforest an area that had been harvested for timber sales.
By Dana Kazel on 5/18/2015 3:51 PM
Graduation marks the end of high school, but also the beginning of a new chapter. For college-bound students, Human Resources Director Jim Gottschald provides helpful tips on choosing a major that will help you land your dream job.
By Dana Kazel on 5/15/2015 2:50 PM
Today is National Peace Officer Memorial Day. A time to remember the fallen and honor law enforcement for their work. At a prayer breakfast this week, hosted by the St. Louis County Law Enforcement Chaplains Association, County Attorney Mark Rubin delivered this message. 
By Dana Kazel on 5/14/2015 2:17 PM
What exactly is an appropriate way to recognize someone who has positively touched the lives of thousands of children and their families? As Mark Wilhelmson concludes a 35 year career in Children and Family Services, his peers from around the state gave him a prestigious honor.
By Dana Kazel on 5/7/2015 10:30 AM

 A small black bear visited the Civic Center complex in Duluth Wednesday, gaining a whole lot of attention.

By Dana Kazel on 5/1/2015 9:05 AM
When you toss a can, carton or newspaper into the recycling bin (and we certainly hope you do!), do you think about where it goes next? Students from Parkview Elementary in Virginia got to see for themselves.
By Dana Kazel on 4/28/2015 3:57 PM
Celebrating its 80 anniversary this year, Camp Esquagama near Biwabik will have an updated look and new programming for campers this summer. County Commissioners toured the former 4-H camp to see for themselves.
 
 
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