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By Dana Kazel on 1/19/2016 5:05 PM
A tragic analogy can be drawn between the story of the Little Match Girl and today's victims of human trafficking. County Attorney Mark Rubin explains the connection while calling for further commitment to help victims of the commercial sex industry.
By Dana Kazel on 1/18/2016 7:20 PM
With the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday upon us, Commissioner Patrick Boyle takes a look at the County's efforts to increase the diversity of its workforce.
By Dana Kazel on 1/15/2016 1:49 PM
If there are two words not typically said in the same sentence it's knitters and graffiti. But that's apparently what happened last week when the GSC was "yarn bombed".
By Dana Kazel on 1/14/2016 2:34 PM
The holidays are a time for peace and goodwill. And when we see examples of it, we're reminded of the good and generous people in our midst.
By Dana Kazel on 12/31/2015 9:29 AM
A road construction season so busy it will dwarf all others, more focus on Child Protection Services and foster family recruitment, and better online service options for citizens. Those are just a few things you can expect in 2016.
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.
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