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By Dana Kazel on 8/3/2015 11:09 AM
Did you know that in most work zone crashes, it's not the worker who gets hurt. It's the motorist. One more reason motorists should put down their phones and pay attention when traveling through road construction areas.
By Dana Kazel on 7/16/2015 1:42 PM

An exciting day in St. Louis County! In the words of Public Works Director Jim Foldesi, "With the completion of Highland, we have finished what we set out to do. All flood-damaged road and bridge projects under the jurisdiction of St. Louis County are now complete."
By Dana Kazel on 7/8/2015 2:49 PM

Do you love kids, want to work from home and operate your own business? If so, then consider opening a licensed family daycare. Karen Mehelich of St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services answers the most frequently asked questions about the licensing process.
By Dana Kazel on 7/6/2015 11:50 AM
Just what is an Open Streets event? You may think it's a block party or street fair, but it's much more with broader, healthier goals.
By Dana Kazel on 7/2/2015 8:36 AM
By day, they're social workers, attorneys, office administrators and more. But away from work, they're runners, and together they helped St. Louis County finish third in this year's Grandma's Marathon Corporate Challenge.
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.
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