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 By Dan Reed    News    July 19, 2018 

Changing and rearranging

“Discussions have been held with the Cloquet City Council to purchase the present Cloquet City Hall for county office space,” explained County Coordinator Dennis Genereau at the July 10 Regular Carlton County Board of Commissioners meeting....

 
 By Shawn Jansen    News    July 19, 2018 

Fire hall continues to leak in Sturgeon Lake

Fire Chief Mike Mikrot and Assistant Fire Chief Al Cekalla addressed the Sturgeon Lake City Council with a few concerns at its regular meeting July 12. The fire hall roof continues to leak, and no contractor has been found to do the work. There are...

 

Request for joint damage assessment

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) division has officially requested a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) joint preliminary damage assessment (PDA). • Since June 9, 36 Minnesota...

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 19, 2018 

Friends of Animals in Cloquet, to close doors indefinitely

The Friends of Animals Humane Society based out of Cloquet announced on July 11 that it would be closing its doors no later than August 5. Over the last year and half, “there were several contributing factors,” the society posted to Facebook....

 
 By Dan Reed    News    July 12, 2018

Carlton County board assesses road damage after recent storms

Carlton County Highway Engineer Jin Yeene Neumann reported major damage to CSAH 8 and CSAH 6 due to summer downpours in southeastern Carlton County during a Committee of the Whole meeting on July 3. Neumann estimates that 2.5 million dollars was...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    July 5, 2018

Enbridge Line 3 approved by MPUC

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) voted 5-0 to approve a certificate of need on June 18 for the replacement of the old Line 3 of Enbridge Pipeline. In further action, on a 3-2 vote, the Line 3 corridor was approved following most of...

 
 By Rebekah Lund    News    June 28, 2018

Barnum staple remains open

Despite rumors that the Chickadee Coffeehouse and Deli would be closing at the end of May, they will in fact be staying open, thanks to new ownership. Joe and Ashley Bonniwell of Sturgeon Lake took...

 

An inside look to River Road Fellowship

The case of Victor Barnard has been a source of interest and baffled horror for people not only in Pine County, but across the world. Reese Frederickson, Pine County Attorney and prosecutor of...

 
 By Molly A. Davis    News    June 28, 2018

Pushing for change

On Friday, June 22, Laurie Audette, her daughter Michelle and other members of Allen's Hope gathered to provide snacks, water and cheers to those participating in the sixth annual Push for Awareness...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    June 21, 2018

Carlton County declares state of emergency

The Carlton County Board of Commissioners declared a State of Emergency for portions of SE Carlton County mainly affecting county and township roads. The County Highway Transportation Department is...

 
 By Lois E Johnson    News    June 21, 2018

Change on Elm Street?

A poll about the direction of one-way traffic on Elm Avenue between Third and Fourth Streets is to be conducted, it was decided at the meeting of the Moose Lake City Council on Wednesday, June 13. ...

 

Rock arch rapids to be installed in Willow River

At the June 4 Willow River City Council meeting, Mike Peloquin, regional manager for the Ecological and Water Resources division of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and Jason Boyle, DNR dam safety engineer, were present to...

 
 By Traci LeBrun    News    June 21, 2018

Pine County probation update

The Pine County probation caseload is trending upward, said Pine County Probation Director Terry Fawcett as he presented the county’s 2018 comprehensive probation plan at the June 5 regular county board meeting. He highlighted the caseloads,...

 

Ketola puts in bid for Carlton County attorney

Lauri Ketola filed candidacy for Carlton County attorney on June 4. Her filing, she shared, comes after encouragement "by many people from all facets of our community ... including members of law...

 
 By Lois E Johnson    News    June 14, 2018

Kettle River planning commission considers opening campground

The Kettle River Planning and Zoning Commission discussed starting a campground in the city at the meeting of the commission on Wednesday, June 6. The city has nine acres located east of the...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    June 7, 2018

County board looks to sell building on historic registry

The Carlton County Economic Development Director Connie Christensen was instructed by the Carlton County Board of Commissioners to call for RFP’s (Request for Proposals) on the sale of the Shaw Memorial Building, now the home of the Carlton County...

 
 By A. R. Vander Vegt    News    June 7, 2018

Water tower in Kettle River 'nagging, significant problem'

Chris Clasen of Susan Schiessel, Justin, Clasen & Company, presented the audit of Kettle River at their regular city council meeting on May 8. While the audit of the city came out clean, Clasen did...

 

Council will make a decision on road repair next month

At the May 7 Willow River City Council meeting, Jason Pearson from Fahrner Asphalt was present to discuss road repairs, specifically crack sealing a number of roads in town, and scrub sealing, which would only take place on Park Drive. At last...

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 31, 2018

Sturgeon Lake resident arrested after pipe bomb found on property

After an investigation, Christopher Roberts, 31, of Sturgeon Lake, and Clarissa Lind, 24, of Cloquet, were arrested and face felony charges in Pine County. According to the complaint: On May 23, Pine County officers conducted a search in Roberts’ S...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    May 24, 2018

Proposed power rate increase to be extended over years

The Moose Lake Power Commissioners discussed stretching out the proposed power rate increase over several years at the monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 15. Instead of increasing the power rates by 15...

 
 By A. R. Vander Vegt    News    May 24, 2018

Sturgeon Lake city council moves to 'advance the roads'

In lieu of spreading chloride over unpaved roads this summer, Sturgeon Lake city councilors voted to conduct a trial run of purple basalt at the intersection of Logan Drive and Cemetery Road....

 
 By A. R. Vander Vegt    News    May 24, 2018

Enbridge wins lawsuit in MN Tax Court

On Tuesday, May 15, Judge Joanne Turner ruled in favor of Enbridge’s lawsuit in the Minnesota Tax Court. In the ruling, the judge determined the pipelines were overvalued by $3.2 billion from 2012...

 
 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...

 

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