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Image: Former Sheriff Gary Waller dies, is credited with making agency more progressive

Gary Waller served as Sheriff from 1987 to 1999, changing policies, improving how investigations are conducted, and building a new jail. He passed away Tuesday at the age of 72.

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Image: No foul play suspected after human remains found

An autopsy is being conducted after human remains were found in a remote wooded area southwest of Lake Kabetogama. The body is believed to be that of a man who'd been reported missing in May. 

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Image: Bridge over Coolidge Creek to be replaced beginning August 21

A portion of Comstock Lake Road will be closed approximately 12 miles east of Cotton as crews replace an old bridge with a new concrete box culvert. The project is expected to be complete by the end of September.

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Image: Vehicle located connected to missing person investigation

Investigators continue to search for and seek leads to find Ed LePage. The vehicle he was last seen driving has been located on a remote trail north of Fredenberg Township.

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Image: Man rescues suicidal woman from St. Louis River

Sheriff's deputies and other emergency responders were called to the St. Louis River to rescue a person from drowning. A citizen who'd heard the call on his scanner was able to get to the woman and safely bring her to shore.

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Image: Man drowns attempting to save dog

Witnesses say the man had gone in the water of a former mine pit, trying to save his dog, who'd become caught on something. The victim had a pulse at the time he was rescued, but died a short time later.

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Image: Father and daughter drown in Lake Superior

Despite high waves and red flag warnings about rip tides, the two had been swimming off a Park Point Beach. Numerous agencies assisted in searching for the 10-year-old girl and 38-year-old man.

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Image: Fire training exercises to be held at tax forfeited former Eveleth Days Inn

Firefighters from a dozen departments will participate in a large fire training exercise at the former hotel in Eveleth, which fell into major disrepair after years of neglect and is now tax forfeited. It's expected to be demolished later this year.

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Image: Blue lights added to help make intersections safer

St. Louis County Public Works has installed blue lights at 14 intersections in Duluth and Hermantown to help stop drivers who run red lights. Statistics show that most serious and fatal accidents in the Duluth area are caused by motorists running a red light.

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Image: Suspect turns herself in after stabbing at Virginia bar

One woman is recovering after being stabbed in the stomach at a Mt. Iron bar. Another woman has surrendered to deputies in connection with the crime.

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Provides users with the ability to search and map county parcel and property information.
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St. Louis County publishes land record data viewable in Google Earth to provide the ability to explore and view county data.
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Veterans Service Office

Image: Veterans Service Office St. Louis County is home to 18,340 veterans (based on 2013 records, the most recent year available.) That’s more than nine percent of the population! St. Louis County’s Veterans Service Office works with hundreds of these veterans every year, and we’d like to work with even more. 

Our job is to make sure veterans and their families receive the benefits they earned through their service. The advice I give to all veterans is to give us a call. You may not realize you’re eligible for certain benefits. You may have even been denied in the past, but laws and benefits change, so you may be eligible now. Two years ago, we worked with a Vietnam veteran who has a presumptive cancer, meaning it is presumed link to Agent Orange exposure. He’d previously been denied benefits, but due to our efforts, the Veterans Administration ruled a “Clear and Unmistakable Error” had occurred and awarded the man more than $300,000 in back pay. More recently, we worked with a veteran who has Parkinson’s disease and got him service connected, which means his disease or disability is recognized as being connected to his military service. As a result, this veteran received a retroactive check for $42,000.

A disability linked to military service can come in a variety of forms ranging from chronic knee pain to mental health conditions such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Hearing loss and Tinnitus, a noise or ringing in the ears, are by far the most common disabilities we see. In Vietnam vets, we often see Type 2 Diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, prostate cancer and coronary artery disease, all of which are considered service connected. 

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Top three salaries
 

Minnesota Statutes section 471.701 requires counties and cities with a population of more than 15,000 to annually notify its residents of the positions and base salaries of its three highest-paid employees. For St. Louis County, titles and salaries as of January 1, 2017 are:

 

  • County Administrator:  $173,347 
  • County Attorney:  $152,360 
  • Public Works Director:  $138,424
 
 
Workers Comp submission information
 

Workers’ Compensation Health Care Provider Health Care Claim Submission Information (Note: this is for St. Louis County employees only.)

St. Louis County
c/o PMA Customer Service Center
PO Box 5231
Janesville, WI  53547-5231
Fax: 800-432-9762
www.p2plink.com
Phone: 866-450-3898 (press #3)
Payer ID: WCAS99204
                                
For dates of injury or claim number information, please call:
St. Louis County Safety & Risk Management
Workers’ Compensation
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County Blog
 

A pie in the face for a good cause

Author: Dana Kazel on Nov 3 2017

pie in the face for United WayWho is this St. Louis County department head and why is he smiling? (And trust us, beneath all that whipped cream, he really is smiling.) Because he just helped raise hundreds of dollars for the United Way.

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Sold! How tax forfeited land auctions help communities and lower your taxes

Author: Dana Kazel on Nov 1 2017

tax forfeited house for sale

Most tax forfeited land is kept for forest management.... At the same time, we are always looking for opportunities to resell and develop properties if that’s their best use. We want those parcels back on the property tax rolls.

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Tackling substance abuse through prevention programming

Author: Dana Kazel on Aug 31 2017

The drug problem in St. Louis County - as is the situation nationwide - isn't going away, and isn't something we can arrest our way out of. Prevention programming is one approach that's having successful results.

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Office hours at St. Louis County buildings are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Duluth
Duluth Courthouse
Courthouse
100 N 5th Ave W
Duluth, MN 55802
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Government Services Center (GSC)
Government Services Center (GSC)
320 W 2nd St
Duluth, MN 55802
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Virginia
Virginia Courthouse
Courthouse
300 S 5th Ave
Virginia, MN 55792
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Northland Office Center
Northland Office Center
307 1st St S
Virginia, MN 55792
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Hibbing
Courthouse
Courthouse
1810 12th Ave E
Hibbing, MN 55746
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Hibbing Annex
Courthouse Annex
1814 14th Ave E
Hibbing, MN 55746
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Ely

St. Louis County Service Center
320 Miners Dr E
Ely, MN 55731
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Michael D. Forsman Public Works Facility
2210 E Sheridan St
Ely, MN 55731
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Commissioners
 

Commissioner Frank Jewell

1st District
Commissioner Frank Jewell
Board Chair
100 N 5th Ave W - Room 202
Duluth, MN  55802
218-726-2450
Term Expires: 1/7/2019
jewellf@stlouiscountymn.gov 

Commissioner Patrick Boyle

2nd District
Patrick Boyle
100 N 5th Ave W - Room 202
Duluth, MN 55802
218-726-2359
Term Expires: 1/4/2021
boylep@stlouiscountymn.gov

Commissioner Beth Olson

3rd District
Commissioner Beth Olson
100 N 5th Ave W - Room 202
Duluth, MN  55802
218-726-2562
Term Expires: 1/4/2021
olsonb1@stlouiscountymn.gov

Commissioner Tom Rukavina

4th District
Commissioner Tom Rukavina
St. Louis County Service Center
320 Miners Drive East
Ely, MN  55731
218-365-8200
Term Expires: 1/7/2019
rukavinat@stlouiscountymn.gov

Commissioner Pete Stauber

5th District
Commissioner Pete Stauber
100 N 5th Ave W - Room 202
Duluth, MN  55802
218-726-2450
Term Expires: 1/4/2021
stauberp@stlouiscountymn.gov

Commissioner Keith Nelson

6th District
Commissioner Keith Nelson

Vice Chair
Virginia Courthouse
300 S 5th Ave
Virginia, MN  55792
218-749-7108
Term Expires: 1/7/2019
nelsonk@stlouiscountymn.gov 

Commissioner Mike Jugovich

7th District
Commissioner Mike Jugovich
Hibbing Courthouse
1810 12th Ave E
Hibbing, MN  55746
218-262-0201
Term Expires: 1/4/2021

jugovichm@stlouiscountymn.gov

 

 
 
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