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St. Louis County issues $26 million in bonds at 1.85%

St. Louis County has completed the issuance of $26 million general obligation bonds to construct three new Public Works Maintenance Facilities. The bond sale was authorized by the County Board in August, and today County Auditor Nancy Nilsen updated commissioners that the interest rates on the bonds came back at a very favorable 1.85%. Auditor...

St. Louis County Board considers 2022 preliminary levy

By Dana Kazel The St. Louis County Board has given initial approval for the 2022 maximum property tax levy in the amount of $156,496,531. Factoring in the 4.25% growth in the property tax base, St. Louis County property owners will see an average increase of 1.69% on the county portion of their property tax bill....

St. Louis County Board recommends Kim Maki as County Attorney

By Dana Kazel The St. Louis County Board has given preliminary approval to appoint Kim Maki as St. Louis County Attorney. Current County Attorney Mark Rubin has announced his retirement effective September 30. Maki’s appointment would be for the remainder of Rubin’s term, which runs through the end of 2022. An Iron Range native, Maki...

St. Louis County announces logging restrictions due to wildfire risk

Due to continuing drought restrictions and resulting wildfire risk, St. Louis County is restricting cutting and logging operations on all county-managed lands in the northern part of the county. The restrictions are consistent with those announced by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the United States Forest Service (USFS), and apply to the...

Subcommittee to review St. Louis County Attorney applications

The County Attorney Appointment Subcommittee of the St. Louis County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to meet Thursday at 2 p.m. to review submitted applications to fill the forthcoming vacancy in the office of St. Louis County Attorney and to evaluate the applications for presentation to the St. Louis County Board. The meeting will be...

Public invited to learn about Community Development Block Grant funds and opportunity to apply

The St. Louis County Planning and Community Development Department is hosting a virtual open house and public hearing on Thursday, September 16, from 10 a.m. to noon. The session will highlight accomplishments and how funds were distributed in fiscal year 2020, including from Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), and Emergency Solutions...

St. Louis County requiring face masks inside county buildings

St. Louis County requiring face masks inside county buildings

By Dana Kazel St. Louis County is requiring face masks to be worn inside all county buildings. This applies to all employees and visitors regardless of vaccination status. St. Louis County continues to experience substantial transmission of COVID-19. The CDC defines substantial transmission as 50 or more new cases per 100,000 residents in a week....

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