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 By Lois E. Johnson    News    May 17, 2018 

Moose Lake City Council approves rebate tax

The Moose Lake City Council approved the proposal to offer tax rebates to residents who build new homes in the city at the meeting of the council on Wednesday, May 9. The new Moose Lake EDA (Economic...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    May 17, 2018 

High E. coli found in area streams

“High E. coli populations (over 1,260 colony forming units) have been found with testing in the Blackhoof River, Skunk Creek, Net River (downstream from the Holyoke Park), Nemadji River and Kettle River,” reported the Manager of the Carlton...

 
 By Traci LeBrun    News    May 17, 2018 

A new approach to truancy

As students pass by in the halls of Crossroads Learning Center in Sandstone, Lawrence Staples greets them with "Aanii" and follows up with "Aniish na?" In Ojibwe, this means "Hello" and "How are...

 
 By Natascha Watercott    News    May 17, 2018 

Windemere reinstates road maintenance supervisor

At the May 10 Windemere Township meeting, Supervisor Pete Steen announced Road Maintenance Supervisor Mike Buetow would be reinstated effective May 16; Buetow had been recently placed on paid leave pending an investigation regarding alleged unfair la...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    May 10, 2018

Carlton County considers new tobacco purchase restrictions

“Youth smoking has seen its first increase in 17 years of record keeping,” related Pat McKone, representing the American Lung Association of Duluth, at the Carlton County Committee of the Whole meeting on May 1. “Teachers say the increase is...

 
 By Traci LeBrun    News    May 10, 2018

New technology for Pine County Sheriff's dept.

The Pine County Sheriff’s department is moving forward with new technology. The department now has a new records management system which went live on April 9. The system from Zuercher Technologies based out of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is a...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    May 10, 2018

Kettle River hones in on developing tourism

The Kettle River Planning and Zoning Commission discussed developing a plan that focuses on tourism at a meeting on Thursday, May 3. “The Soo Line Trail is a big selling point,” said Todd...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    May 3, 2018

Carlton County sees 'positive results' from new program

County Attorney Tom Pertler addressed the county board on the relatively new Adult Diversion Program for first-time possible felony offenders at Carlton County Board of Commissioners Adjourned Meeting on April 23. Pertler commented, “This program...

 
 By Shawn Jansen    News    May 3, 2018

Pine County considers adopting a county zoning ordinance

The Pine County Board of Commissioners gave the nod to a process for adopting a county zoning ordinance at the April 17 board meeting. “It ties back to the comprehensive plan,” said Kelly Schroeder, county assessor, as she presented the board...

 
 By Traci LeBrun    News    April 26, 2018

Break-in at the future North Pine Saloon in Kerrick

On Tuesday, April 5, at 2:40 a.m., Northview Bank security cameras caught headlights coming from the North Pine Saloon in Kerrick. That morning is when the business, which is set to open May 1, was...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    April 19, 2018

Carlton Co. deed records to be digitized

"The deed records and some supporting documents now in bound books are going to be digitized, organized for computer access, and a safety back-up service installed to guard against a disaster," commented Kris Basilici Carlton County Recorder. "This...

 
 By Tim Franklin    News    April 12, 2018

Barnard's sentence reduced

Eighteen months ago, a former cult leader who was originally charged with 58 counts of criminal sexual conduct agreed to a prison term of 30 years on two of the counts. On Tuesday at the Pine County Courthouse, after a successful appeal by his...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 12, 2018

Demonstrators opposed to Line 3 protest on Enbridge property

A group of protestors, reportedly associated with the group Catholic Workers Movement, trespassed into the pipeyard in Automba Towship on Monday, April 9, to protest the proposed Enbridge Line 3...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    April 5, 2018

Transportation department reveals five-year plan in Carlton County

“The Carlton County Transportation Department has an ambitious five year construction program,” explained County Engineer Jinyeene Neumann at a public meeting on March 26 billed as a Five-year Capital Improvement Program. “We are now receiving...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 5, 2018

Animal Humane Society relocates 41 dogs

In a press release dated March 30, the Carlton County Sheriff's Office stated that it had received a call from an agent with the Animal Human Society in Golden Valley regarding the complaint about 20...

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 29, 2018

Pine Co. out of home placements source of concern

Out of home placements remain a big concern in Pine County. Terry Fawcett, probation director, gave his annual report to the county board last week, which showed an increase in costs of the program. Overall, the Health and Human Services budget for...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    March 22, 2018

Shortage of child protection social workers in Carlton Co.

“It takes two years of experience to make an effective child protection officer,” Director of Health and Human Services Dave Lee pointed out at a regular Carlton County board meeting on March 13. “There is a shortage of experienced child...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    March 15, 2018

County board seeks to reduce pressure on jail

Initial plans for a 14 to 16 bed male program centering on a moderate intensity treatment is being considered by the Carlton County Board of Commissioners in a local setting. The first discussion of this proposal was presented at the March 6...

 
 By Staff reports    News    March 1, 2018

Traffic stop leads to seven felony charges

Joseph Peacock, 33, of Carlton is facing seven felony charges, a misdemeanor and two gross misdemeanors after a traffic stop revealed possession of drugs and stolen firearms. Peacock was stopped by a state trooper on February 5 near Henriette. The...

 
 By Staff reports    News    March 1, 2018

Man charged in string of laundromat burglaries

After eight different burglaries at area laundromats, a Duluth male is being charged with 16 felony counts and a misdemeanor. Nathaniel Veit, 35, faces multiple charges of second and third degree burglary, as well as fifth degree drug possession,...

 

Fire destroys abandoned home

According to the Carlton County Sheriff's Office, on February 17 at 11:34 p.m. the sheriff's office received a 911 call about an abandoned house on fire. The abandoned mobile home was located in the 1100 block of the West County Line Road in Beseman...

 

Co-op dissolution meeting held

Members of the Moose Lake Cooperative Association voted to dissolve the cooperative at a special meeting of the members on Wednesday, February 7, at Hope Lutheran Church, Moose Lake. The final vote...

 

'Super' football experience

Danny Lilya, 16, Moose Lake, was still recovering Monday evening from a late night after the February 4 Super Bowl LII held at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. "We got to the stadium around 1 p.m.,"...

 
 By Staff reports    News    February 8, 2018

Moose Lake man facing criminal sexual conduct charges

Paul Jeffers, 64, Moose Lake, was charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct in the first degree on December 12, 2017. Each count is a felony and carries a maximum sentence of 30 years in pris...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    February 1, 2018

Opioid use in county among highest in state

“Opioid prescriptions are so prevalent here that it averages one prescription per resident, per year,” said attorney David Asp, an associate in the law firm of Lockridge Grindal Naunen, while he presented his firm’s participation in litigation...

 

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