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St. Louis County recognized by American Heart Association for workplace achievement

The American Heart Association announced its 2019 Workplace Health Achievement Index today, and St. Louis County achieved silver level recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace. Recognition is determined by eight measurements, including leadership support, organizational policies and environment, communications, programs, engagement, partnerships…

Volunteer genealogist earns statewide recognition

The longtime volunteer genealogist in the St. Louis County Recorder’s Office has been honored by the Minnesota Genealogical Society for her service. Joanne Sher received the Minnesota Genealogy Ambassador Award on October 4. The Ambassador Award is given in recognition for representing Minnesota on the national genealogy scene and bringing…

Ribbon cutting planned in 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. The new facility spans a 60-acre site and includes a large office building that will…

St. Louis County hosts event for Finding Foster Families Day

For anyone who’s ever wondered what it takes to be a foster parent, St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services is hosting a Finding Foster Families Day in Minnesota open house on Tuesday from noon to 2 p.m. in the St. Louis County Government Services Center in Duluth. There…

St. Louis County board honors three through namings of new buildings and bridge

Two longtime St. Louis County employees and a former commissioner were honored Tuesday as the County board voted to name two buildings and a bridge in their honor. The new St. Louis County Government Services Center-Virginia, which opened in September, is now designated as the Elizabeth Prebich Building. Prebich served…

St. Louis County Public Health earns Breastfeeding Friendly Award

By Dana Kazel For the second consecutive year, St. Louis County Public Health has received a Breastfeeding Friendly Award from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) in recognition of its work to improve the health of mothers and their babies. This year, St. Louis County earned a higher level award,…

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