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Structure Fire

Structure Fire

On 08/11/2021, at 2:27pm, the Industrial Township Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to the report of a structure fire at 4867 Independence Road in Industrial Township.  Responding units arrived on scene and located a 5th wheel camper, storage shed, and vehicle which were all close together were fully involved.  The 5th wheel camper, storage shed, and vehicle were all total losses, and the cause of the fire is currently unknown.  Contact was made with the homeowners who were not home at the time of the fire.
Friday, August 13, 2021/Number of views (0)
Application process begins for County Attorney position

Application process begins for County Attorney position

Following the announced retirement of St. Louis County Attorney Mark Rubin, under Minnesota law, it is the County Board's responsibility to appoint someone to fill the role for the remainder of the term. 

Rubin plans to retire on September 30, 2021. His current term ends January 2, 2023.

Anyone interested in applying for the appointment should email a cover letter and resume to  Deputy County Administrator Brian Fritsinger at fritsingerb@stlouiscountymn.gov on or before August 31, 2021.

At their meeting Tuesday, commissioners expressed a commitment to keeping the selection process transparent. The Board intends to make a final decision on whom to appoint at its meeting on September 14. That meeting is scheduled to be held at the Virginia Courthouse, 300 South 5th Avenue in Virginia.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021/Number of views (0)
St. Louis County now requiring face masks inside county buildings

St. Louis County now requiring face masks inside county buildings

Effective Wednesday, August 11, St. Louis County is requiring face masks to be worn inside all county buildings. This applies to all employees and visitors regardless of vaccination status. 

St. Louis County continues to experience substantial transmission of COVID-19. The CDC defines substantial transmission as 50 or more new cases per 100,000 residents in a week. St. Louis County, with 200,000 residents, has had 120 new cases in the last week.

Wearing a face mask is a proven way to limit spread of COVID-19, in particular to the unvaccinated, including children who are too young to be eligible for the vaccine. Getting vaccinated remains the best way for people to protect themselves and those around them from the potentially serious effects of COVID and the highly contagious delta variant.

Vaccination data (as of August 8) for St. Louis County shows that 116,522 people have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. This equals 67.7% of the population age 16 and older. St. Louis County Public Health continues to offer vaccine clinics each week. Details can be found at stlouiscountymn.gov/vaccineregistration. People also are encouraged to check with their medical provider or pharmacy for vaccine opportunities.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021/Number of views (0)
County Board approves $1.75 million for Broadband Infrastructure Grants

County Board approves $1.75 million for Broadband Infrastructure Grants

The St. Louis County Board today gave unanimous support to invest $1.75 million in Broadband Infrastructure Grants. The grants will be distributed to qualifying communities to assist with constructing broadband infrastructure in unserved or underserved areas. This latest investment is in addition to $250,000 authorized last month to assist communities with broadband planning costs. Funding for the Broadband Infrastructure Grants comes from the federal American Rescue Plan Act money the county received.
Wednesday, August 11, 2021/Number of views (0)
County Attorney Mark Rubin announces retirement

County Attorney Mark Rubin announces retirement

St. Louis County Attorney Mark Rubin has announced plans to retire at the end of September following more than 42 years of public service.

Rubin, who was raised in Duluth's Smithville neighborhood and graduated from Morgan Park High School, first joined the County Attorney's Office as an intern in 1975 while attending The College of St. Scholastica. He went on to attend what is now Mitchell Hamline School of Law, and after graduation was hired as an Assistant St. Louis County Attorney in 1978. With the exception of two years spent in private practice during the late '80s, Rubin has worked in the County Attorney's Office ever since.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021/Number of views (0)
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