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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Contact

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218-726-2000

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Events

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10/29/2020 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Virtual Meeting: Industrial Township Intersection

St. Louis County will host a virtual public information meeting about this project on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 6:00 pm. To join, click the following link:

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE MEETING

If you wish to listen to the presentation, but do not have computer, mobile, or internet access, dial in using the information below:

Phone Number: +1-415-655-0001
Access Code: 145 830 4968

This meeting will be recorded and posted on this webpage for later viewing.

 stlouiscountymn.gov/industrialroad
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10/30/2020 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Community Connect

Community Connect is an event designed for people experiencing homelessness or economic hardship. It will be held on October 23rd and 30th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Damiano Center, which is located at 206 W 4th Street in Duluth. The purpose of the event is to provide people who are struggling economically with essential hygiene items and winter coats, hats, and gloves.
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11/3/2020 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

County Board Meeting

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

Meeting Agenda

*Agendas are posted online the Friday prior to the meeting


Meeting is open to the public with social distancing measures in place.


Alternate way to join the county board meeting:
 
For Instructions on how to connect via WebEx from either a computer, click link below:
 
To Join the live stream of the County Board meeting from either a computer or a mobile device click here:
 
To join the County Board meeting via Audio only, please dial:
Join by phone (audio only):
+1-415-655-0001
Access code: 145 286 5560
**Note – when using this option and dialing in, you will not be able to view the meeting, you will only be able to hear it.

 
Provide public comments:
  • Via Phone during live meeting - Dial 218-726-2109 to be placed in a queue to speak to the county board live.  Phone lines open 15 minutes prior to the start of the County Board meeting. A representative will walk you through the process. 
  • Via E-mail - Send us an e-mail at publiccomment@stlouiscountymn.gov – Submitted e-mails will be forwarded to the County Board and will be considered part of the record.
  • Via Voicemail - Dial 218-726-2109 and leave a voice comment – Your comments will be played in the meeting. Comments must be left by 4 p.m. Monday.
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11/10/2020 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

County Board Meeting

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

Meeting Agenda

*Agendas are posted online the Friday prior to the meeting


Meeting is open to the public with social distancing measures in place.


Alternate way to join the county board meeting:
 
For Instructions on how to connect via WebEx from either a computer, click link below:
 
To Join the live stream of the County Board meeting from either a computer or a mobile device click here:
 
To join the County Board meeting via Audio only, please dial:
+1-415-655-0001
Access code: 145 469 4437
**Note – when using this option and dialing in, you will not be able to view the meeting, you will only be able to hear it

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Provide public comments:
  • Via WebEx - As outlined in the instructions for the WebEx meeting software above, citizens can raise their “virtual hand” if they would like to comment on a specific agenda item.  Once recognized, the citizen that raised their hand will be permitted to speak.
  • Via E-mail - Send us an e-mail at publiccomment@stlouiscountymn.gov – Submitted e-mails will be forwarded to the County Board and will be considered part of the record.
  • Via Voicemail - Dial 218-726-2109 and leave a voice comment – Your comments will be played in the meeting. Comments must be left by 4 p.m. Monday.
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11/23/2020 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Public meeting on 2021 budget

Monday, November 23 at 7 pm at the St. Louis County Courthouse in Virginia, MN
 
Monday, November 30 at 7 pm at the Government Services Center in Duluth, MN
 
Note: Virtual Attendance Available for the November 30th Meeting
 
For questions on the budget, e-mail budget@stlouiscountymn.gov. More information about the budget is available at stlouiscountymn.gov/budget.
 
 
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11/24/2020 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

County Board Meeting

Updated Location: Duluth Government Services Centerr

Meeting Agenda

*Agendas are posted online the Friday prior to the meeting

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11/30/2020 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Public meeting on 2021 budget

Monday, November 30 at 7 pm at the Government Services Center in Duluth, MN
 

Meeting is open to the public with social distancing measures in place.


Alternate way to join the budget meeting:
 
Watch the meeting via Facebook Live on your computer by clicking here:
Note: you do not need a Facebook account in order to watch the meeting via Facebook.
 
Provide public comments:
  • Via Phone during live meeting - Dial 218-726-2109 to be placed in a queue to speak live.  Phone lines open 15 minutes prior to the start of the meeting. A representative will walk you through the process. 
 
For questions on the budget, e-mail budget@stlouiscountymn.gov. More information about the budget is available at stlouiscountymn.gov/budget.
 
 
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12/1/2020 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

County Board Meeting

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

Meeting Agenda

*Agendas are posted online the Friday prior to the meeting


Meeting is open to the public with social distancing measures in place.


Alternate way to join the county board meeting:
Watch the meeting via Facebook Live on your computer by clicking here:
Note: you do not need a Facebook account in order to watch the meeting via Facebook.
 
Provide public comments:
  • Via Phone during live meeting - Dial 218-726-2109 to be placed in a queue to speak to the county board live.  Phone lines open 15 minutes prior to the start of the County Board meeting. A representative will walk you through the process. 
  • Via E-mail – Send us an e-mail at publiccomment@stlouiscountymn.gov – Submitted e-mails will be forwarded to the County Board and will be considered part of the record.
  • Via Voicemail - Dial 218-726-2109 and leave a voice comment – Your comments will be played in the meeting. Comments must be left by 4 p.m. Monday.
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