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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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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11/12/2019 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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11/13/2019 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Know the Truth Substance Abuse Prevention Event: Cherry

Students, parents and concerned community members will have the chance to learn the realities of youth substance use and what's being done locally to combat it. Know the Truth, a substance use prevention event, is coming to Cherry School on Wednesday, November 13.
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11/26/2019 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

County Board Meeting

Location:     Arrowhead Town Hall, 9798 Highway 2, Brookston

Meeting Agenda

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12/3/2019 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

County Board Meeting

Location:     Embarrass Town Hall, 7503 Levander Rd, Embarrass

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