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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Events

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5/28/2019 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

County Board Meeting

Location:     Cedar Valley Town Hall, 8005 Cedar Valley Road, Floodwood

Meeting Agenda

*Agendas are posted online the Friday prior to the meeting

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5/29/2019 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

News conference: Grant to focus on suicide prevention

St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services staff, commissioners and members of the Thrive Range Advisory Board will hold a news conference Wednesday, May 29, at 1:30 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park on 2nd Street in Virginia.

They will be announcing the receipt of a significant grant to fund new efforts to prevent suicide in northern St. Louis County.

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5/30/2019 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Free Public Forum: Supported Decision Making

For parents of children with disabilities, the issue of setting up a guardianship once that child reaches adulthood can be confusing. A free community forum aims to answer questions about guardianship, as well as guidance on less restrictive alternatives and the risks and benefits, including information on a new alternative known as Supported Decision Making (SDM).

The session is tomorrow, May 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Government Service Center, 320 West Second Street in Duluth. It is geared toward families, parents, caregivers and self-advocates; and will be led by Anita Raymond of the Center for Excellence in Supported Decision Making.

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6/4/2019 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

County Board Meeting

Location:     St. Louis County Courthouse, Duluth, MN

                  2nd Floor Board Room

Meeting Agenda

*Agendas are posted online the Friday prior to the meeting

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6/11/2019 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

County Board Meeting

Location:     St. Louis County Courthouse, Duluth, MN

                  2nd Floor Board Room

Meeting Agenda

*Agendas are posted online the Friday prior to the meeting

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6/20/2019 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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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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