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- Provide definitions for terms that were previously defined by statutes or rules that have been repealed; and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