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  • Split Rock from the Water
  • Rootbeer Falls
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  • Rainbow on the Rocks
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  • Winter Fog
  • Where Water meets Sky
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Lake County is located in the Arrowhead Region of Northeastern Minnesota, covering 2062 square miles with a population of 10,866 people. Within our boundaries are 4 state parks, a National Forest and the BWCAW. All offer superior hiking, camping, fishing and winter recreational opportunities. Snowmobiling, hiking, cross-country skiing and ATV trails are readily accessible throughout the county. Bordering our county is the largest freshwater lake in the world, Lake Superior. With its rugged beauty and pristine shoreline, it offers many recreational opportunities as well as historical shipwrecks, two operating lighthouses and two public marinas.

Lake County is rich in cultural heritage with many historical sites and museums to experience. Special events occur during every season, from the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon in January to Grandma's Marathon in June, along with local community festivals. The largest city is Two Harbors, where the county seat is located. Here and in the City of Silver Bay, two operating harbors for shipping iron ore and taconite are located. Major industries in Lake County are mining, logging, wood products, shipping and transportation, manufacturing, health care and tourism. Come and grow with us!


Lake County Caucus Locations - February 6th at 7 P.M.

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Notice of public hearing regarding proposed amendments to

The Lake County Smoke-Free Public Places and Places of Work Ordinance #20


Notice is hereby given that the Lake County Board of Commissioners will conduct a public hearing on January 16, 2018, at 6 p.m. in the Law Enforcement Center, 613 Third Avenue, Two Harbors, Minnesota for the purpose of considering proposed amendments to Lake County Smoke-Free Public Places and Places of Work Ordinance #20. All interested persons are invited to attend the public hearing to give input. Written comments may also be submitted to the Lake County Administrator’s Office, Lake County Service Center, 616 Third Avenue, Two Harbors, MN 55616 prior to the hearing.

In summary, the proposed amendments would:

  1. Extend the prohibitions on tobacco use in public and work places to include electronic delivery devices (e-cigarettes); and
  2. More clearly define what constitutes an “indoor area”; and
  3. Eliminate the exception for tobacco products shops; and
  4. Provide definitions for terms that were previously defined by statutes or rules that have been repealed; and
  5. Update statutory citations.

A draft of the proposed amendments to the Smoke-Free Public Places and Places of Work Ordinance #20 can be viewed on the Lake County website: www.co.lake.mn.us. Copies are also available at the Lake County Auditor’s Office, Lake County Courthouse, 601 Third Avenue, Two Harbors, MN 55616 during regular office hours, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 


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This survey is being conducted by our MN GreenCorp Member, Kendra Klenz, through our Lake County Environmental Services Department.
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Attention: Information and Reminder!        
1)    Property Taxes are due:     May 15 and October 15          
2)    New drop box is at the front of the Health and Human Services Building at 616 Third Avenue, Two Harbors, MN  
3)    To reprint your Tax statements go to:  Parcelinfo.com search your name and print the tax statement.

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Pay TAXES with your Credit Card or On-line!

Lake County is now offering a new service in our Auditor’s Office.  The newly elected Auditor has researched and acquired a program and system for taking credit card payments.  Payments can still be made with your personal check at either the Auditor’s counter in the Courthouse or by mail OR you can now pay online or at the Auditor’s counter using one of the new credit card payment methods.  Please see their pages on this website for details and a link to use, in order to pay for your taxes on line. 

You may pay in one of three ways and the charges vary:

1. Credit card payments will incur a 2.35% convenience fee on the amount charged (with a minimum fee of $1.95)
2. Debit card payments carry a flat fee of $3.95
3. Electronic Check, which draws on your checking account, has a flat fee of $1.50    


Note: These fees are processing fees and do not come to the County.

For further information click here to go to the Auditors page

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