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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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7/6/2021 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

County Board Meeting

Location: Duluth Government Services Center
*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. 
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7/13/2021 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

County Board Meeting

Location: Bois Forte & Vermilion Lake Township, Fortune Bay, 1430 Bois Forte Road, Tower
*Agendas are posted online the Friday prior to the meeting

Meeting is open to the public with social distancing measures in place.
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7/19/2021 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM

County Board Workshop

County Board Workshops have been scheduled for Monday, July 19 and Tuesday, July 20, 2021, beginning at 9:30 A.M. in the Public Works Administration Building Conference Room, 4787 Midway Road, Duluth, MN. The agendas for the meetings are as follows: Monday: 9:30 a.m. 2021 Budget Overview - Administration 12:00 p.m. Lunch 1:30 p.m. 2021 Budget Overview continued Tuesday: 9:30 a.m. 2021 Budget Overview – Administration 11:00 a.m. America Rescue Plan Act Funding Program Strategy Update NOTE: County Board Workshops will not be assigned an adjournment time, but rather will continue until Commissioners are satisfied with the completed policy discussion on the topics presented the day of the workshop.
 
Meeting is open to the public with social distancing measures in place.
 
 
NOTE:  County Board Workshops will not be assigned an adjournment time, but rather will continue until Commissioners are satisfied with the completed policy discussion on the topics presented the day of the workshop.
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7/20/2021 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM

County Board Workshop

County Board Workshops have been scheduled for Monday, July 19 and Tuesday, July 20, 2021, beginning at 9:30 A.M. in the Public Works Administration Building Conference Room, 4787 Midway Road, Duluth, MN. The agendas for the meetings are as follows: Monday: 9:30 a.m. 2021 Budget Overview - Administration 12:00 p.m. Lunch 1:30 p.m. 2021 Budget Overview continued Tuesday: 9:30 a.m. 2021 Budget Overview – Administration 11:00 a.m. America Rescue Plan Act Funding Program Strategy Update NOTE: County Board Workshops will not be assigned an adjournment time, but rather will continue until Commissioners are satisfied with the completed policy discussion on the topics presented the day of the workshop.
 
Meeting is open to the public with social distancing measures in place.
 
 
NOTE:  County Board Workshops will not be assigned an adjournment time, but rather will continue until Commissioners are satisfied with the completed policy discussion on the topics presented the day of the workshop.
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7/27/2021 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

County Board Meeting

Location: Proctor City Hall, 100 Pionk Drive, Proctor
*Agendas are posted online the Friday prior to the meeting

Meeting is open to the public with social distancing measures in place.
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7/29/2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Virtual meeting to talk broadband grants

The St. Louis County Board of Commissioners earlier this month approved investing $250,000 in a Broadband Planning Grant program. The money will be distributed to qualifying communities to assist with planning and to secure funds for broadband infrastructure in unserved or underserved areas. Eligible applicants include cities, townships, tribal units, and non-profits located within St. Louis County.

The St. Louis County Planning and Community Development Department will hold a virtual meeting  on Thursday, July 29, from 11 a.m. to noon, to provide an overview of the grant program and application requirements. All interested stakeholders are encouraged to participate in this WebEx meeting. To register, visit stlouiscountymn.gov/broadband.

The application period is anticipated to begin July 30, and will have an initial deadline of September 17. Communities may apply for assistance up to $25,000 and requires an equal financial match. Eligible project costs are consulting costs and services, grant writing, personnel costs, surveys, and similar costs associated with planning.

Funds for the Broadband Planning Grant program come from the county's Economic Development Fund. It is anticipated these funds may be eligible for reimbursement from the American Rescue Plan Act.

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8/3/2021 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

County Board Meeting

Location: Duluth Government Services Center
*Agendas are posted online the Friday prior to the meeting

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

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