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 By Dan Reed    News    July 31, 2014

Assembly ordinance draws concern

The Carlton County Board of Commissioners is considering a new assembly ordinance to put in the teeth of enforcement for gatherings larger than 300 people in unincorporated, rural areas. Paul Gassert, county auditor and treasurer, is the point man...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    June 19, 2014

County board considers stronger assembly ordinance

The Carlton County Board of Commissioners is considering strengthening the assembly ordinance for gatherings of more than 300 people. This puts teeth in an ordinance that has been on the books for decades but never enforced. A $500 fee will be...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    May 15, 2014

New judge named for Carlton County

Gov. Mark Dayton appointed Duluth attorney Leslie Beiers as the new Carlton County Sixth Judicial District judge to replace retiring Judge Dale Wolf. She is the first woman magistrate ever appointed for the local courthouse and the first judicial...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    May 8, 2014

County to offer food waste collection

"Thirty to 40 percent of the garbage we receive at the transfer station is food waste," Heather Cunningham, Carlton County Zoning and Environmental Services, commented at a recent Carlton County Board of Commissioners meeting. "The transfer station...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    April 24, 2014

Carlton County loses in judge selection

The final list of candidates for the replacement of retiring Carlton County Judge Dale Wolf has been finalized and the vote is in. A Carlton County attorney is not on the governor's list to replace him. When a sitting judge retires or dies, the...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    April 17, 2014

Carlton County board message to Legislature: Finance your own branch of state government

After two hours of haggling and lack of support for a majority position, the Carlton County Board of Commissioners last week reluctantly approved a resolution to the state Legislature that the local Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) has...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    April 3, 2014

LSS claims it can finish the job

Nancy Beers, head of Lutheran Social Services (LSS) Disaster Relief, gave an overview to the Carlton County Board of Commissioners of the 2012 flash flood recovery support her group has provided since June 2012 and promised to wrap up the final work...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    March 20, 2014

Big turnout at pipeline hearing

More than 200 people came to the Carlton County Transportation building on Thursday March 13 to address the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) and ask questions from Enbridge technical personnel. Thirty-three people presented their...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    March 13, 2014

New oil pipeline comments welcome

Carlton County area residents are asked to express their concerns and ideas for the proposed route of the Sandpiper Oil Pipeline across Carlton County public and private lands on Thursday, March 13 from 6-9 p.m. at a Minnesota Public Utilities...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    March 6, 2014

Cost of flood recovery manager questioned

A total of $44,000 will have been spent from Carlton County general funds for special projects and long-term flood recovery staff from July 2012 through June 2014 as presented by a "History of Board A...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    February 6, 2014

County board buys Carlton building

In a surprise move with no earlier public discussion on the proposal, the Carlton County Board of Commissioners approved last week the purchase of a 3,000 square foot building in the city of Carlton, a block south of the present courthouse. The...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    January 30, 2014

State precinct caucuses Feb. 4

Precinct caucuses for both the Democratic and Republican parties will be held on February 4 at 7 p.m. throughout the state. Carlton County is part of House District 11A, Senate District 11, and the 8th Congressional District (maps can be found on...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    January 16, 2014

Brenner named new board chair

Dick Brenner, Cloquet area Carlton County Commissioner and longtime DFL activist, was selected as the new county board chair at the yearly reorganizational meeting. The board chair position is traditionally rotated among the five sitting county...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    January 2, 2014

Finance Committee: It's a 3.9% increase

The Carlton County Finance Committee is recommending county board approval of a 3.9 percent levy increase for the 2014 budget year starting January 1. County Board Chair Bob Olean summed up the decision, "County government has been in a holding...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    December 19, 2013

County board discusses 2014 budget

County growth, an improving economy, and evolving county governmental needs weigh in the balance as Carlton County commissioners wrestle with adoption of the 2014 Operating Budget. "Requests from each department would need a budget increase of 6 to...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    December 5, 2013

Staffing needs considered in budget discussion

The Carlton County Board of Commissioners are working through a new budget for 2014 as some surrounding counties vow to not increase the levy at all. The State Legislature has capped levy increases to 6.5 percent. That level is not being considered...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    November 7, 2013

Talks continue on oil pipeline

On October 28 the Carlton County Board of Commissioners approved a letter to Enbridge Pipeline proposing the pipeline be built on existing right-of-way routes and recognizing that a "new right-of-way through Carlton County could cause unacceptable...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    October 10, 2013

Carlton County board seeks input on Sandpiper oil line route

Carlton County Board of Commissioners Chairman Bob Olean, after a lengthy discussion about the proposed Enbridge Sandpiper Oil Pipeline from the Dakota oil fields to the Superior, Wisconsin, terminal, asked for public input by affected landowners....

 
 By Dan Reed    News    September 19, 2013

Sandpiper Pipeline issues discussed

Carlton County Land Stewards, led by Janaki Fisher-Merritt of rural Wrenshall, pressed the Carlton County Board of Commissioners on issues relating to the construction of the Enbridge Sandpiper Pipeline through Carlton County and its effects on...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    July 4, 2013

County reluctant to provide gravel

Carlton County commissioner Marv Bodie made a motion which was successful to table consideration of a city of Moose Lake request to provide a gravel source for 700 yards of pit run for site work of a pavilion next to the Farmers' Market and hockey...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    June 13, 2013

Salary increase debated by county board

Pointed and intense discussion preceded a 3-2 vote of approval by the Carlton County Board of Commissioners for a 10 percent increase in Health and Human Services Director Dave Lee's salary over a two year period. Commissioners Thomas Proulx and Gary...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    May 23, 2013

End of session brings surprise to city

The Minnesota Legislative session has ended, a new funding bill has been approved, and the City of Moose Lake is receiving $2 million as reimbursement for infrastructure and sewer work done earlier to provide services for the state prison and the...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    May 16, 2013

Study finds Carlton County ranks near bottom in health outcomes

Representatives from Carlton County's Public Health program reported Carlton County ranks near the bottom in a Minnesota study on health outcomes for its residents. What does this mean? The study looked at 25 factors that influence health, such as ch...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    May 2, 2013

Muddy, wet roads hinder traffic

Record snows and cold temperatures, mixed with rain, have challenged rural travel the Carlton County Highway Department reported to the township officers at their spring meeting April 23. Several mild winters with road bed frost out sometimes in earl...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    April 18, 2013

Carlton County mulls strategic planning, building needs

Carlton County Commissioner Gary Peterson continued to press the board for a strategic planning session using a trained facilitator from the Minnesota Association of Counties. Tentatively June 4 was chosen. The Carlton County Committee of the Whole m...

 

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