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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10/8/2020 10:00 AM

Tax Forfeited Land Sale Auction

Tax Forfeited Land Sale Auction
October 8, 2020 Miner's
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10/13/2020 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

County Board Meeting

Location: Solway Town Hall, 4029 Munger Shaw Road, Cloquet

Meeting Agenda

*Agendas are posted online the Friday prior to the meeting

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10/23/2020 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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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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10/24/2020 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Drug Take Back Day

October 24 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. It's a day aimed at providing a safe and convenient way for people to dispose of prescription drugs, while also raising awareness about the potential for misuse of medications. Improperly discarded medications have long posed environmental threats. In recent years, they have also led to an increase in accidental poisonings and overdoses.
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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:

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.
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