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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9/30/2019 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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Public meeting to discuss reconstruction of James Street in Ely

St. Louis County Public Works is planning to reconstruct eight blocks of James Street in Ely next year, and is hosting a public meeting now to provide details and get feedback from the public. The meeting will be Monday, September 30, at 6 p.m. at Ely City Hall, 209 East Chapman Street. It will include a presentation about the planned project design as well as the anticipated schedule.
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10/1/2019 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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10/2/2019 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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Public meeting to discuss County Road 715 near Biwabik

A public meeting will be held Wednesday, October 2, at 5 p.m. at Pike Town Hall, 6862 County Highway 68 to discuss the results of that analysis and to hear feedback on the options being considered. Public Works staff and Commissioner Paul McDonald will be available to answer questions and discuss any concerns.
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10/9/2019 - 10/11/2019
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Health & Human Service Conference: Bravely Being Human

The annual St. Louis County Health and Human Service conference is already one of the largest health and human service conferences in the state, now this year it is expanding and adding new activities including a social networking event. The 37th annual conference runs October 9-11 at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC). This year's theme is Bravely Being Human, and features key note speaker Ellen "Ellie" Krug.  
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10/9/2019 - 10/11/2019
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Health & Human Service Conference: Bravely Being Human

The annual St. Louis County Health and Human Service conference is already one of the largest health and human service conferences in the state, now this year it is expanding and adding new activities including a social networking event. The 37th annual conference runs October 9-11 at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC). This year's theme is Bravely Being Human, and features key note speaker Ellen "Ellie" Krug.  
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10/15/2019 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
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Ribbon Cutting for St. Louis County Government Services Center and David M. Skelton Transportation Building (Cook)

After 16 months of construction, the St. Louis County Government Services Center-Cook is complete. A ribbon cutting will be held Tuesday, October 15, at 1:15 p.m., at the facility at 9558 Ashawa Road in Cook.
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10/18/2019 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Panel discussion on future of health care

How will health care change in coming years? How will health care providers and insurance companies adapt to those changes? St. Louis County Human Resources is hosting a panel discussion on the topic, featuring noted representatives from area hospitals, and the insurance and pharmaceutical industries.

"Reinventing Health Care" will be Friday, October 18, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Hoops Brewery, 325 South Lake Avenue in Duluth.

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10/22/2019 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

County Board Meeting

Location:     McDavitt Town Hall, 9042 Zim Road, Forbes

Meeting Agenda

*Agendas are posted online the Friday prior to the meeting

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10/23/2019 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Bridging Health Duluth Luncheon: Community Health Assessment Findings and Improvement Plan

Bridging Health Duluth, a community health collaborative, will hold its second annual Shaping a Healthy Communities luncheon on October 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Clyde Iron Works, 2920 West Michigan Street. Citizens and stakeholders are invited to attend the free lunch and participate in the discussion. Bridging Health Duluth will be sharing the results of its 2020-2022 Community Health Needs Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan, and is seeking community involvement in work around three priority areas: youth substance use, mental health, and food insecurity. 
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10/24/2019 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Community Connect

Two Community Connect events will be held in St. Louis County for people experiencing or at risk of being homeless. The events include a hot meal and access to resources and information on housing and other free services in our community. The two events will be:

Thursday, October 17

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Damiano Center, 206 West 4th Street, Duluth

Thursday, October 24

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Miner's Memorial Building, 821 South 9th Avenue, Virginia

The services available at each of the Community Connect events vary slightly depending on the providers involved. Both with include representatives able to help with housing, medical and legal services, plus opportunity to resolve outstanding warrants. 

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11/5/2019 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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