About St. Louis County


Vibrant economy and spectacular beauty 


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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«April 2019»
3/26/2019 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

County Board Meeting

Location:     Babbitt City Hall, 71 South Dr, Babbitt, MN


Meeting Agenda

*Agendas are posted online the Friday prior to the meeting

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3/30/2019 10:00 AM

Northland Community Wellness Day

St. Louis County is proud to help present this free, family-friendly event. Now in its 10th year!

10AM – 2PM

120 South 30th Avenue West, Duluth

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4/2/2019 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

County Board Meeting

Location:     St. Louis County Courthouse, Duluth, MN

                  2nd Floor Board Room

Meeting Agenda

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4/10/2019 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Art Exhibit at Zeitgeist: Tribute during National Crime Victims' Rights Week

"Honoring Our Past, Creating Hope for the Future" is the theme of this year's National Crime Victims' Rights Week, April 7-13. It's a week to celebrate the progress made to ensure services for crime victims are inclusive, accessible, and trauma-informed.
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4/12/2019 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Free community fair offered on sobriety and wellness

St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services is hosting a sobriety health and wellness fair on Friday, April 12, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Government Services Center, 320 W. 2nd Street. The event is free and open to the public.
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4/13/2019 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Gardening for a Healthier Life and Environment

After a long, cold, snowy winter, many people are anxious to start gardening. That includes the folks at St. Louis County Extension who have put together a half-day workshop: Gardening for a Healthier Life and Environment. The program will be April 13, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church (Coppertop) 230 W. Skyline Parkway in Duluth. 

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4/23/2019 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

County Board Meeting

Location:     Northland Town Hall, 7271 Highway 53, Canyon, MN


Meeting Agenda

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4/27/2019 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Saturday, April 27, is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. It's a day aimed at reminding people of the importance of safely disposing of un-used and expired medications. Improperly discarded medications have long posed environmental threats. More recently, they are posing an increasing threat for accidental poisonings and overdoses.
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