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Groundbreaking set for Wednesday for new Public Works facility in Cook

St. Louis County leaders will break ground Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. for a new Public Works Maintenance Facility in Cook. The groundbreaking will take place at 9558 Ashawa Road, which previously was the site of Disability Associates. The $23 million project encompasses a 60-acre site and will involve renovations to one building and constructing three new ones. The project will include constructing an 82,000 square foot heated building for vehicle storage and mechanic space, a…

St. Louis County commissioners react to passage of funding for land purchase/exchange

St. Louis County Commissioners are applauding the Congress and President’s approval to set aside $4 million in federal funding to purchase 51,000 acres of State School Trust Lands that are located in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA). The funding is included in the federal Omnibus Spending Bill that President Donald Trump just signed. This funding comes after decades of seeking a solution to address the issue of State School Trust Lands located in…

St. Louis County Board approves details of $150,000 Mineral Royalties Scholarships

By Dana Kazel The County Board on Tuesday unanimously approved the operating guidelines for the St. Louis County Mineral Royalties Scholarship. Beginning in the fall, the four community colleges that operate in St. Louis County will each have an additional $37,500 in scholarship money to award to students. Through this program, the County is dedicating a portion of the iron ore royalties it receives to create scholarships for students at Hibbing Community College, Lake Superior…

Nelson named St. Louis County board chair for 2018

By Dana Kazel St. Louis County commissioners today selected Commissioner Keith Nelson to serve as County Board Chair for 2018. Commissioner Patrick Boyle was selected Vice Chair. Chair Nelson is currently in his fourth term as a commissioner, having served since 2003. He represents the Sixth District, which is the south-central portion of the County and includes Mt. Iron, the Quad Cities and as far south as Industrial and Grand Lake Townships. This is Chair…