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Monacelli to retire after leading recorders office since 1987

The man who championed a true county assessment system, the modernization of the Recorders Office and real estate e-recording services during a 31-year career serving St. Louis County, has announced he is retiring. Mark Monacelli, the director of Public Records and Property Valuation plans to retire at the end of March. He began working for St. Louis County in 1987 when voters elected him County Recorder. Monacelli continued in that role when it was changed…

County board gives preliminary approval to projects to combat Aquatic Invasive Species

St. Louis County Commissioners have given initial approval to the distribution of $727,750 of state funds for projects that will prevent the introduction or limit the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) in lakes and rivers in St. Louis County. Seven projects were selected following review by the County’s Planning and Community Development Department based on what best fits with the County’s AIS plan. Some of the projects are new. Others are a continuation of…

Duluth woman wins scholarship from MN Sheriffs Association

Molly Martinson of Duluth is one of 13 law enforcement students across Minnesota to receive a $600 scholarship from the Minnesota Sheriff’s Association (MSA). St. Louis County Sheriff Ross Litman presented Martinson with a check on behalf of the MSA. Martinson is a student in Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College’s Law Enforcement Skills Program. She already holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Bemidji State University. Five law enforcement students from St.…

Dreaming of gardening? St. Louis County Extension announces Growing North program

The ground will be frozen for months and more snowstorms are pretty much a sure thing. But that doesn’t stop gardeners from dreaming of working in the dirt and the eventual harvest. That includes the gardeners at St. Louis County Extension who are making plans for their first gardening program of the year. Growing North will be Thursday, February 15, 12:30-4:30 p.m. at the Mt. Iron Community Center, 8586 Enterprise Drive in Mt. Iron. Registration…

Annual count of homeless in St. Louis County scheduled for next week

As this region’s economy continues to improve, there are still people who are homeless in our community and who, for a variety of reasons, are not in shelters even at this time of year, risking winter’s harsh weather conditions. How many people live this way, as “unsheltered homeless”, is the focus of an annual county, which St. Louis County’s Public Health and Human Service Department will conduct next week. The purpose is to identify people…

Information sessions offered for prospective foster parents

St. Louis County continues to need loving foster parents to provide a temporary, stable environment for children in out-of-home placement. To make it easier for people who are considering opening their home to learn what it takes to serve as a foster parent, county social workers are hosting two open house-style information sessions. The sessions will be: Monday, February 5, 3:30-630 p.m. — Northland Office Center, 307 South First Street, Virginia Friday, February 9, noon-1:30…