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Image: Deadline to apply for property tax refund is August 15

Homeowners and renters still wanting to apply for a property tax refund for 2015 need to do so by August. 15. Last year, the average refund was $840 for homeowners and $635 for renters.

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Image: Public notification meeting on released sex offender

Sheriff's Deputies will hold a community notification on Monday, August 7, at the Public Safety Building regarding the release of a Level 3 sex offender. Timothy Davich will be living in Rice Lake and has a history of sexual contact with young male victims.

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Image: Woman injured in accident south of Cook

A woman from Cook was injured when her car went off the road and struck some trees. Investigators believe alcohol was a factor in the crash. No other vehicles were involved. The accident happened on Heino Road in Angora Township.

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Image: House fire in Tower kills a baby; man arrested

An 11-month-old boy was found dead following a house fire in Tower. A 24-year-old man is in custody pending charges of manslaughter, child neglect and other crimes.

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Image: Deputies arrest two on heroin and weapons charges

A man and a woman from Hibbing have been charged after being found with 43 grams of heroin and a stolen revolver. Their arrests follow an investigation by the Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force.

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Image: Public warned about phony contractor

Residents are reminded to always check references before hiring any contractors. An individual claiming to be working on a county road project reportedly has been going door-to-door in Biwabik trying to drum up driveway paving projects. The company he claims to work for is not a contractor for any St. Louis County projects.

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Image: Public input wanted on new Comprehensive Land Use Plan

St. Louis County has scheduled four public input meetings as it begins the procoess of developing a new Comprehensive Land Use Plan, which will guide land use development decisions through 2035.

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Image: Construction begins Aug. 7 to replace Hwy 88 Bridge west of Ely

Public Works is replacing the nearly 90-year-old bridge that crosses the Burntside River. The project is expected to last until late October, though the contractor has been offered financial incentives if work can be completed earlier.

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Image: Boat accident on Crane Lake injures three

The group had been boating in the dark when they struck a rock point. They were able to make it back to the marina on their own, then were taken to a local hospital for treatment. Alcohol is considered a factor in the accident.

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Image: Man injured after rolling his ATV on steep hill

A 21-year-old man from Cotton had to be airlifted to a Duluth hospital following an ATV accident on an off-road trail in Alborn Township. Deputies say the man was not wearing a helmet and alcohol is believed to have been a factor.

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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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