“St. Louis County has partnered with one Minnesota organization to help deconstruct tax-forfeited and blighted properties in the Duluth area. They are not only helping the environment but are also providing opportunities for those who need it. St. Louis County, along with Better Futures Minnesota, is working to deconstruct several properties in Duluth. The process will remove raw materials, which include lumber, windows, and hardwood flooring. Those items in turn will be up for sale for other projects. As an organization, Better Futures employs men who were previously incarcerated and gives them an opportunity filled with both hope and a future.”