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Household hazardous waste drop-off sites closed

ST. LOUIS COUNTY — St. Louis County Environmental Services has closed its two household hazardous waste (HHW) drop-off sites in Virginia and Hibbing until further notice. The county landfill, transfer stations and solid waste drop off sites all remain open. Citizens are asked to keep any household hazardous waste items—such as paint, household cleaners, rechargeable batteries, and fluorescent bulbs, among […]

County buildings are closed to the public through April 10

ST. LOUIS COUNTY — Beginning Monday, March 30, all St. Louis County courthouses and government services centers will close to public through April 10, consistent with Governor Walz’s executive order. The courts will continue to hold certain hearings as needed, but participants in those hearings will be provided instructions by the court on how to access the court house. Citizens […]

Minnesota Historical Society sites are closed through May 1

For the continued safety of staff and visitors and in compliance with Governor Walz’s March 25 executive order involving public accommodations, the Minnesota Historical Society will extend temporary closure of its historic sites and museums. All MNHS locations will remain closed to the public through May 1. In addition, all public events, field trips and rentals are suspended through May […]

Don’t flush that! No wipes, tissues, towels down the toilet

With the corona virus outbreak, many people have stocked up on staples like toilet paper, leading to a shortage in some places. This TP shortage may cause consumers to use alternative products such as paper towels, facial tissues, baby wipes, disposable wipes, and other similar items. These products—even those labeled “flushable”— do not break down like toilet paper and can […]

Families First Coronavirus Response Act helps Americans overcome COVID-19 workplace challenges

The U.S. Department of Labor on Wednesday announced new action regarding how American workers and employers will benefit from the protections and relief offered by the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act, both part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The department’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) posted a temporary rule […]

April Fools’ Day origin uncertain

According to, historians speculate that April Fool’s Day traces its origins to the transition from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian in 1582. The start of the new year had been moved to Jan. 1 from the last week of March. Those who were slow to get the news still celebrated the new year from late March into April […]

CDC recommendations on how to practice social distancing during a pandemic

As COVID-19 continued to spread across the world, it quickly became evident that the public would have to take drastic measures to slow the transmission. In addition to practicing generalized sanitation and good hygiene, people in some of the hardest-hit clusters were advised to take additional, more aggressive measures. Quarantines and travel restrictions were implemented, and the term “social distancing” […]

Who is hiring right now?

Some businesses are now hiring large numbers of workers

While many businesses have been ordered to temporarily close to slow the spread of COVID-19, some Minnesota businesses are not only staying open—they are also hiring large numbers of workers and even offering hiring incentives. Not only can you earn a paycheck in these industries, but these jobs can help serve Minnesotans and save lives. Overall, more than 3,650 new […]

Iron Range cancellations and closings

The Eveleth Public Library is closed until further notice. Items due can be put into the book drop (brown mailbox) on the front steps. Renewals can be handled online through the Arrowhead Library System website or you can call the Eveleth Public Libr… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember […]

MnDNR adjusting public events, open houses and meetings

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, in accordance with guidance from state health officials, is postponing, adjusting, and canceling a variety of public events, including open houses, safety education training, naturalist programs and othe… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

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