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By Dana Kazel on 12/30/2015 9:18 AM
2015 meant challenges but also great opportunity. Outgoing Board Chair Pete Stauber takes a look back, while also looking forward to 2016.
By Dana Kazel on 12/23/2015 3:58 PM
Children who’ve been placed in foster care have the same needs, interests and desires as other children. They want to live and act and dream like everybody else. Public Health and Human Services Director Ann Busche writes about the ever growing need for loving foster homes.
By Dana Kazel on 12/18/2015 1:07 PM
You could say County commissioners, department heads and other staff were making mer-rye during a break from the County Board meeting this week. It was part of a fun contest organized to raise awareness of agriculture in St. Louis County.
By Dana Kazel on 12/7/2015 1:51 PM
This week (Dec. 6-12) is National Influenza Vaccination Week. Public Health nurses recommend getting the shot now in order to have the best protection over the holidays.
By Dana Kazel on 11/16/2015 12:52 PM
The need for foster families in St. Louis County remains at an all time high, as is the situation in many counties around the state. Commissioner Patrick Boyle wrote this piece about what the County Board is doing to address the situation.
By Dana Kazel on 10/26/2015 10:40 AM
Election Day 2015 is November 3. What do you need to know before you vote? St. Louis County Auditor Donald Dicklich has answers to the questions his office hears the most.
By Dana Kazel on 9/28/2015 7:58 AM
 It's no easy task to develop and manage a $350 million budget that delivers a wide range of services to 200,000+ residents spread across 7,000 square miles. In fact, it's a year-round job. One key part of it is determining how much of that budget will come from property taxes. Board Chair Pete Stauber and County Administrator Kevin Gray share the good news that most residents will see their property taxes go down in 2016.
By Dana Kazel on 9/24/2015 3:40 PM
Chances are you've seen them.(Perhaps you've even driven over a rumble strip a time or two, before the jarring vibration gives you a jolting reminder to get back in the correct lane.) A new video explains their purpose and proven effectiveness.
By Dana Kazel on 8/31/2015 9:45 AM
The Bridge to Health survey will be mailed out this week. Why should you care? And why is it important to respond? Public Health Director Amy Westbrook explains some of the positive health changes that have come to our community as a result of past surveys.
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.
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