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 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...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    February 5, 2015

County help to reduce Augustana's bonding costs

The Carlton County Board of Commissioners has called for a hearing on February 10 at 9 a.m. to give Carlton County residents the chance to comment on county bonding power being used to help Moose Lake's Augustana Mercy Care Center raise $6 million to...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    January 15, 2015

Pipeline prep in full swing

Since Monday, January 5, semi-trucks have been hauling 80-foot sections of new pipeline to a storage yard on Lee Miller's farm east of the Kalevala Suomalainen Kirrko Cultural Center on CSAH 131 four...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    January 15, 2015

Big crowd at pipeline hearing

A crowd estimated at more than 500 packed into the Duluth Downtown Holiday Inn ballroom to testify at a certificate of need hearing organized by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC). About 360 signed up to testify in support and 120...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    January 8, 2015

Carlton County 2015 budget discussion tumultuous

The plight of unwanted animals, resolution of youth legal problems, and county struggles with expanding health care coverage for Minnesota residents prompted heated, sometimes pointed, discussion among the five commissioners on the Carlton County...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    January 1, 2015

Former Carlton County land commissioner dies

Milo Rasmussen, land commissioner of Carlton County for 34 years, died unexpectedly in his Esko home December 19. Retiring about eight years ago, Rasmussen, 64, was well-known in the region by local landowners, loggers and recreational enthusiasts....

 
 By Dan Reed    News    December 18, 2014

County-wide sales tax approved

As expected, the Carlton County Board of Commissioners approved a ½ percent sales tax increase for all sales taxes collected in Carlton County. It is thought that with notification to the State of Minnesota the sales tax increase will begin...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    December 11, 2014

County taxpayers save with cheap oil

Mike Tardy, Carlton County highway engineer, reported to the Carlton County Board of Commissioners that the October bid letting for County State Aid Highway 6 from Barnum west to Highway 73 just north of Kettle River was 46 percent below estimates...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    December 4, 2014

Second oil pipeline in county possible

Confirming rumors over the last few months, Enbridge Energy has set another round of public open houses to explain the second proposed oil pipeline to be built through Carlton County along the Sandpiper route. This second pipeline will replace an...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    October 9, 2014

Pipeline postponed, prep continues

Word has come that the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission will study the viability of some other proposed routes for the Enbridge pipeline from the Dakotas to the Superior, Wisconsin, terminal. One proposed route adds over 80 miles to the...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    September 18, 2014

Move may impact development

In a letter to Carlton County Board of Commissioners Chairman Dick Brenner, the Fond du Lac Band of the Lake Superior Chippewa "announced to tribal, state and local municipal governments and federal land managers its intent to apply to the U.S....

 
 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...

 

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