Board of Supervisors

SWCD Board Supervisors play an important role in determining how soil and water resources are managed within the county.  They work cooperatively with local, state, and federal partners to establish soil and water conservation policy. SWCD’s serve as a focal point for identifying and addressing natural resource issues. They are elected or appointed to serve 4 year terms.

Modich Appointed to SWCD Board

Frank Modich is a scientist, farmer, attorney and overall outdoor enthusiast who understands the importance of not only utilizing but also preserving, protecting and conserving our natural resources for future generations. He currently works as an attorney for Essentia Health.

The North St. Louis Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors recently appointed Modich to its board. Modich represents the areas of Hibbing, Chisholm, Balkan Township and unorganized townships 59-21 and 55-21.

Modich states “As a local farmer and attorney, I recognize and understand the issues faced when navigating sensitive land and resource issues. As a scientist, I understand the importance in relying on reliable and tested scientific methodology before making a determination that can have significant consequences for both land and landowner. And I believe strongly in relaying this information to affected individuals in a manner that they can understand.”

  • Peggy Pearson

    District 1, Chair


    Peggy Pearson
  • Gary Rantala

    District 2, Vice-Chair


    Gary Rantala
  • Frank Modich

    District 3, Supervisor


    Frank Modich
  • Charles Bainter

    District 4, Treasurer


    Charles Bainter
  • Mark Peterson

    District 5, Secretary


    Mark Peterson
North St. Louis Soil and Water Conservation District Northland Office Building

307 1st St S, Suite 114
Virginia, MN 55792

Upcoming Board Meetings

Wednesday, May 9 at 10:30 a.m. Suite 118
The public is encouraged to attend.

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