About St. Louis County

 
 

Vibrant economy and spectacular beauty 

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Located in northeastern Minnesota, St. Louis County is home to 200,226 people spread across 7,092 square miles. 

Known for its natural beauty and resources, St. Louis County is the gateway to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and the greatest of the Great Lakes - Lake Superior. We also are home to Voyageurs National Park,  the Superior National Forest, four state parks, 1,000 lakes, and hundreds of miles of rivers. We are the largest county east of the Mississippi River, and are larger than three states.

Our diverse communities range from the metropolitan area of Duluth, our county seat, to small mining towns, and farm regions. Population is concentrated in and around our county seat of Duluth, and along the Mesabi and Vermilion Iron Ranges.

The major industries include mining, wood and paper products, shipping, aviation, higher education, health care and tourism.

To serve the citizens of our vast county, we maintain courthouses in Duluth, Virginia and Hibbing, and a Government Services Center in Ely, plus numerous smaller offices and Public Works facilities in other towns.

 

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218-726-2000

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Events

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6/25/2019 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

County Board Meeting

Location:     Balkan Community Center, 6061 Highway 73, Chisholm

Meeting Agenda

*Agendas are posted online the Friday prior to the meeting

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6/27/2019 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Civic Center Farmers' Market

We are excited to announce that the Civic Center Farmers’
Market will be back for the second year in a row starting
Thursday, June 20th! The market will run every Thursday from
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Civic Center area (in front of the
Duluth Court House) until Thursday, September 26th, with the
exception being the 4th of July.
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7/9/2019 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

County Board Meeting

Location:     Lakewood Town Hall, 3110 Strand Road, Duluth

Meeting Agenda

*Agendas are posted online the Friday prior to the meeting

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7/11/2019 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Civic Center Farmers' Market

We are excited to announce that the Civic Center Farmers’
Market will be back for the second year in a row starting
Thursday, June 20th! The market will run every Thursday from
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Civic Center area (in front of the
Duluth Court House) until Thursday, September 26th, with the
exception being the 4th of July.
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7/18/2019 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Civic Center Farmers' Market

We are excited to announce that the Civic Center Farmers’
Market will be back for the second year in a row starting
Thursday, June 20th! The market will run every Thursday from
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Civic Center area (in front of the
Duluth Court House) until Thursday, September 26th, with the
exception being the 4th of July.
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7/23/2019 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

County Board Meeting

Location:     Hoyt Lakes City Hall, 206 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Hoyt Lakes

Meeting Agenda

*Agendas are posted online the Friday prior to the meeting

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2425
7/25/2019 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Civic Center Farmers' Market

We are excited to announce that the Civic Center Farmers’
Market will be back for the second year in a row starting
Thursday, June 20th! The market will run every Thursday from
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Civic Center area (in front of the
Duluth Court House) until Thursday, September 26th, with the
exception being the 4th of July.
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8/1/2019 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Civic Center Farmers' Market

We are excited to announce that the Civic Center Farmers’
Market will be back for the second year in a row starting
Thursday, June 20th! The market will run every Thursday from
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Civic Center area (in front of the
Duluth Court House) until Thursday, September 26th, with the
exception being the 4th of July.
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