St. Louis County, like all Minnesota counties, is responsible for delivering state-mandated services. Our key request to legislators as they work through the difficult challenges of setting a budget this year - please maintain funding for County Program Aid (CPA) and state mandated services. We rely on these funds to do the work the state has tasked us to do. Any cut in these funds passes the burden to local units of government, and by extension to our property owners.
The list of priorities approved by the County Board for the 2021 session: