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 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...

 
 By Staff reports    News    February 1, 2018

Lindgren sentenced

Scott Kendrick Lindgren, 21, Cloquet, was sentenced to 50 months in prison on Tuesday, January 30, for kidnapping, assault and threats of violence. There were numerous charges against Lindgren in three files. He was arrested on August 1, 2016, and...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    February 1, 2018

Chairperson comments on investigation

At the end of the Carlton County Board of Commissioners adjourned meeting January 22, Chairperson Sue Zmyslony read a prepared letter she had written. This followed an investigation of County Attorney Thom Pertler’s behavior and his ability to run...

 
 By Staff reports    News    February 1, 2018

Moose Lake man facing felony burglary charges

Daniel Adam Brown, 37, of Moose Lake was arrested on two felony charges related to burglary. On January 8, a Pine County deputy responded to a report from Hinckley-Finlayson High School. An employee noticed a garage service door had been tampered...

 
 By Staff reports    News    February 1, 2018

MLPD makes drug arrest

Jeremy Lee Castle, 36, Grand Rapids, was arrested on January 26 in Moose Lake and charged with five counts: drugs, first degree – sale - 17 grams or more – cocaine or meth within a 90-day period, a felony; felon in possession of a firearm, a felo...

 
 By Staff reports    News    February 1, 2018

Local woman jailed again

Karen Lynn Eaton, 42, Sturgeon Lake, was charged with two counts of Threats of Violence, a felony, and Obstructing the Legal Process, a gross misdemeanor, on January 23. According to the criminal complaint, officers from the Moose Lake Police...

 
 By Shawn Jansen    News    January 25, 2018

County board reviews new building plans

The Pine County Board of Commissioners reviewed architectural drawings for the new county facility in Sandstone at its regular meeting in Askov Tuesday, January 16. Commissioner Josh Mohr of Pine City said, “We had a lot of discussion with IT.”...

 

Partnership recognized as category winner

Across the state of Minnesota, local governments are finding creative ways to deliver services to their residents with greater impact and at lower cost. Examples include expanding broadband access in...

 
 By Press reports    News    January 18, 2018

MSOP client may be released

A sex offender at the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) in Moose Lake has earned a conditional release by a three-judge panel, it was announced January 9 in press reports. Thomas R. Duvall, 62, has been confined for 30 years for the violent...

 
 By Press reports    News    January 18, 2018

Carlton County attorney under investigation

Carlton County attorney Thom Pertler was investigated late last year by a law firm as directed by the Carlton County Board of Commissioners. There had been complaints filed about Pertler last year, including the smell of alcohol on him at work,...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    January 11, 2018

Estate lien battle moves to federal level as grass roots coalition presses on

In his ongoing focus of changing health care laws at the federal level, on December 22, 2017, Finlayson resident Rick Rayburn met in Duluth with Will Mitchell, Legislative Director for U.S. Representa...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    January 11, 2018

County board reorganizes, Zmyslony new board chair

Fourth District Commissioner Sue Zmyslony was elected chair of the Carlton County Board of Commissioners at the reorganizational meeting January 2. Rotating the chair position among each of the five commissioner districts has traditionally been...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    January 4, 2018

Commissioners get raise, still low compared to others

During their final meeting of 2017 on December 26, the Carlton County Board of Commissioners raised their annual salary by 2 1/2% to $23,033.80 effective for 2018. The per diem rate for meetings attended has been at $50 and no final decision on the r...

 

Federated purchases gas station, feed store

Federated Co-ops, Inc. has purchased the gas station and the feed store formerly owned by the Moose Lake Cooperative Association, it was announced on Wednesday, December 20. "We just signed the...

 

Dam options reviewed at presentation

On the evening of December 6, well over 100 Willow River area residents and city, county and state government officials settled in at the school auditorium for a long-awaited presentation concerning...

 
 By Staff reports    News    December 7, 2017

Kerrick home destroyed by fire

A rural Kerrick home was destroyed in an early Tuesday morning fire. Local firefighting crews responded to 94592 Koecher Road around midnight and found the home fully engulfed. According to a press release from the Pine County Sheriff's Office, on...

 

286 pounds of marijuana found during traffic stop

On November 21, 34-year-old Kimberly Norton of Askov (formerly of Hinckley) was pulled over for speeding as she headed east on Interstate 94 in West Fargo, North Dakota. She was clocked doing 63 mph...

 

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