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 By Dan Reed    News    December 8, 2016 

County to remain with Blue Cross

Finally, it’s final — for a year. After at least two months of study on insurance options, Carlton County Coordinator Dennis Genereau announced at the meeting of the Carlton County Board of Commissioners on November 28 that Blue Cross Blue Shield...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    November 10, 2016

County decides on HealthPartners

The Carlton County Board of Commissioners are expected to pick HealthPartners for county employee health coverage at a major cost savings with little change in benefits. Final approval cannot be accepted until the seven unions involved vote in favor...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    November 3, 2016

Blue Cross counters with better deal

The Carlton County Board of Commissioners continues to wrestle with county employee health insurance costs. After their last meeting in which they decided to pursue health care coverage from HealthPartners at a first year savings of $340,000 in...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    October 20, 2016

County saves big on health insurance

A total of $340,000 a year will be saved from Carlton County employee health insurance premiums in action taken by the Carlton County commissioners at their October 11 meeting. HealthPartners was chosen tentatively, subject to union approval, as the...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    September 15, 2016

Carlton County jail eighth oldest in state

"Carlton County has the eighth oldest Class III (medium security) jail facility of the 84 jails in Minnesota, and is the oldest holding more than 35 inmates," Carlton County Sheriff's Office...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    July 7, 2016

Carlton County rehires HHS Director Dave Lee

In an unexpected move, the Carlton County Board of Commissioners at their meeting June 27 rehired Dave Lee to his old position as director of the Carlton County Health and Human Services. Lee had been hired and worked for one month as the Public...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    June 2, 2016

Carlton County bond refinancing to save money

The Carlton County Board of Commissioners authorized refinancing of two bonds used to build the Carlton County Health and Human Services building in Cloquet at their meeting on May 23. “The time is right to do this,” commented Paul Gassert,...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    May 12, 2016

Environmental concerns focus of hearings

About a dozen environmental activists and tribal band members turned out at the Black Bear Convention Center for the May 5 evening "Public Information and Environmental Document Scoping Meeting" scheduled by the Minnesota Department of Commerce...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    March 3, 2016

Collaborative accounting plan revealed

"We have met and have a plan," Carlton County Auditor/Treasurer Paul Gassert reported at the February 22 adjourned session of the Carlton County Board of Commissioners. "The Restorative Justice and truancy programs will be supervised by the county...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    January 28, 2016

Winter proves hazardous

Snowfall and slick roads Monday, January 25, lead to numerous accidents throughout the day. This car slid off the roadway on Soo Hill (Highway 73-27) in Moose Lake and was stopped by the corner of...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    December 10, 2015

Townships question safety of biosolids

At the Carlton County Association of Township Officers (CCATO) meeting in late October several local township officers had strong questions and comments for Craig Lincoln, a Western Lake Superior Sanitation District (WLSSD) spokesman, after his...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    September 24, 2015

Pipeline proposal endorsed by board

The establishment of a pipeline corridor through Minnesota from the Bakken Oil Fields of North Dakota to Superior, Wisconsin, continues to have its ups and downs. The Carlton County Board of Commissioners at its regular September meeting approved a...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    August 20, 2015

County learns of new mineral lease sales

Mineral mining interest continues in the area with new non-ferrous mineral leases being auctioned this fall by the State of Minnesota. Dennis Martin of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Lands and Minerals addressed a...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    July 30, 2015

Sandpiper oil line construction postponed

The hearing process for an approved route for the Sandpiper oil line from Clearbrook, Minnesota, to Superior, Wisconsin, continues with another postponement of pipeline construction until at least the fall of 2016. Hearings will be conducted on the...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    July 23, 2015

SWCD to search for new space

"If you are not happy with the current space you are using in the city of Carlton," stated Chairman Marv Bodie of the Carlton County Board of Commissioners at a Committee as a Whole gathering, "by all means, you should look for your own space." Board...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    July 16, 2015

Carlton County timber sale nets $289,311

Land Commissioner Greg Bernu reported $289,311 in total timber auction sales to the Carlton County Board of Commissioners at their June 22 meeting. He put 8,290 cords of wood of numerous species on Tax-Forfeit Managed County lands. Oral bids doubled...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    June 18, 2015

Study to investigate effect of pine harves on endangered bats

"What effects, if any, pine plantation harvesting has on endangered bats is the focus of a study that is in the process of being funded through cooperation between Enbridge and Carlton County," explained Greg Bernu, land commissioner, at the Carlton...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    June 4, 2015

Blackhoof Township sets biosolids moratorium

"The concern on using biosolids on farm fields centers on protecting the groundwater," explained Clayton Kauppila via phone interview. "The Blackhoof Town Board voted 2 for and 1 against establishing a moratorium for spreading treated biosolids from...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    May 21, 2015

Future of family school support worker program unsettled

"The Carlton County Board of Commissioners has budgeted a increase of their share for the needed Family School Support Worker Program in the Carlton County school systems from 5.5 positions to 7 positions," explained Commissioner Dick Brenner after...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    May 7, 2015

Fate of Liberalis uncertain

"Senator Tony Lourey and Representative Mike Sundin have been diligent in their support for CARE (Liberalis) of Carlton to my office," remarked Wade Brost, interim executive director of Minnesota Health and Human Services, during a question and...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    April 23, 2015

Input sought by dept heads

Dan Reed Duane Brownie, Carlton County's Veterans Affairs officer, proposed to the Carlton County Board of Commissioners at the regular April board meeting that a subcommittee be formed by two commissioners and a Keystone staffer to meet with each...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    April 16, 2015

Need for Hwy. 73 funding presented

Major legislative bonding money for state Highway 73 south of Cromwell was highlighted at a Friday, April 9 Minnesota State Senate hearing for the new state transportation bonding bill. Sen. Tony Lourey led a delegation from Carlton County that...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    March 19, 2015

Efforts continue to save Liberalis program

"This is a battle for our jobs," said Stasha Sickler, employee of Liberalis Womens Chemical Health Services based in Carlton, "and more importantly, this is a struggle to make sure a program that works for all those women we help is not sacrificed...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    February 19, 2015

Anger, frustration at wolf control meeting

More than 50 farmers, loggers, rural residents, lawmakers and their representatives met in the basement hall at Gamper's, Moose Lake, to voice their frustration but also searching for answers to the fallout following the relisting of the gray wolf...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    February 12, 2015

Liberalis may close, future uncertain

"Liberalis is set to close," announced Dave Lee, director of Carlton County Health and Human Services, at the recent Carlton County Committee of the Whole meeting. "The program continues to operate in the red and an aging building here in Carlton...

 

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