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St. Louis County conducting quality-of-life survey | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota

St. Louis County conducting quality-of-life survey

Approximately 2,500 county residents selected at random will receive a survey packet in the mail next week.

By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune

St. Louis County officials once again are using a mail-in survey to find out what county residents think about their county government and life in the Northland.

Approximately 2,500 county residents selected at random will receive a survey packet in the mail next week. Results of the survey will be shared this spring and used by county staff and commissioners as they decide priorities for the 2014 budget.

The county is asking about the quality of life in St. Louis County, customer service interactions with the county, how people want to get their information and what people think of the job the county is doing at providing services.

Information collected in the survey helps guide decisions on budgets and policy. For instance, based on the results of past surveys, the county has made significant investments in gravel road upgrades and repair.

St. Louis County partnered with four counties — Dakota, Olmsted, Scott and Washington — to produce the survey, which is being conducted by the National Research Center, Inc. The County conducted similar surveys in 2007 and 2011. The survey cost the county about $20,000 in 2011.

In 2011, of the 1,961 surveys mailed to random addresses, 738 St. Louis County households filled them out and mailed them back, rating the quality of life and safety in the county higher than residents of other counties across the U.S. who were asked the same questions.St. Louis County conducting quality-of-life survey | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota.

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