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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9/1/2020 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

County Board Meeting

Location: Duluth Government Services Center, 320 W 2nd St, Duluth

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9/8/2020 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

County Board Meeting

Location: Duluth Government Services Center, 320 W 2nd Street, Duluth

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9/17/2020 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Virtual Event "Celebrate Recovery Together"

For someone living with a substance use or mental health disorder, recovery isn't a a one-time event. It's an ongoing effort to maintain recovery. With September being National Recovery Month, St. Louis County is teaming up with the CAPE Coalition, Bois Forte Band of Chippewa, and University of Minnesota Extension to offer a virtual event "Celebrate Recovery Together" on Thursday, September 17, from 1-3 p.m. The event is free and open to anyone who wishes to participate. Additionally, the event will be recorded so people who cannot view the event live can watch it later online.
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9/22/2020 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

County Board Meeting

Location: Aurora Community Center, 15 W. 1st Avenue North, Aurora

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10/6/2020 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

County Board Meeting

Location: Duluth Government Services Center, 320 W 2nd Street, Duluth

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10/8/2020 10:00 AM

Tax Forfeited Land Sale Auction

Tax Forfeited Land Sale Auction
October 8, 2020 Miner's
Virginia, MN
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