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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 Ailene Croup    News    July 30, 2015 

Safely buy, sell at courthouse

Pine County's version of a program instituted in Hennepin County, called Swap Stop, was given the nod by Pine County commissioners last week at their regular meeting. Sheriff Jeff Nelson told the board he'd like to make it possible for people who...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    July 23, 2015

Practice fields available for football

The Moose Lake School Board received good news from the new school designers at the monthly meeting on Monday, July 20. The baseball field on the County Road 10 property will be available for...

 
 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 Alycia Vander Vegt    News    July 16, 2015

Cemetery encroaches on private property

“This is the line everybody thought was there,” said Mayor Tom Jensen. But the line wasn’t correctly placed, as discussed at the Willow River City Council meeting, Monday, July 6. Jensen was referring to the line between the city cemetery and...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    July 9, 2015

Large crowd attends new school groundbreaking

Ground was broken in a ceremony at the school bus garage, near the site of the new school, in Moose Lake on July 4, in the early afternoon. The program featured essays by elementary students Carley Ah...

 
 By Alycia Vander Vegt    News    July 9, 2015

Menten selected to fill vacant seat at Sturgeon Lake

After an overruling decision by the mayor, Courtney Menten was selected to fill the vacant seat on the Sturgeon Lake City Council left by Warren Peters, whose resignation was accepted at a special called meeting June 2. The council reviewed three...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    July 9, 2015

Moose Lake school board upodates goals, discusses marketing of school

Transitioning from the current school to the new school was one of the changes in the goals that were discussed by the Moose Lake School Board at a special meeting on June 30. The previous goal of...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    July 2, 2015

Construction to start on new school

The Moose Lake/Willow River cooperative sports program will have to find alternative spaces for practice fields for football and other sports while the new school is under construction, it was...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    July 2, 2015

Comprehensive plan approved

The Moose Lake Planning Commission approved recommending a variance to the sign ordinance to add a new sign behind the Holiday Stationstore, located on Arrowhead Lane. The request was brought by Joey...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    June 25, 2015

Judge: MSOP needs major overhaul

The Minnesota Federal Court has ruled that the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP), which operates under the Minnesota Civil Commitment and Treatment Act (MCCTA), is in need of major remedies to be...

 
 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 Eddie Jane Pelkey    News    June 11, 2015

Completion of hospital in sight

At the Mercy Hospital Board of Directors meeting May 26, Director of Support Services Keith Carlson announced October 1 as the projected completion date for the hospital renovation project. Should...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    June 11, 2015

Consultants evaluate Carlton County Jail

Lois E. Johnson Two representatives of the National Institute of Corrections spoke to county employees and others interested in the future of the Carlton County jail and justice system to give an...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    June 4, 2015

Lake Have Custom Meat Processing gets USDA approval

At times, the new facilities for Lake Haven Custom Meat Processing were crowded during the open house on Sunday, May 31. “We didn’t expect this many people,” one of the organizers said. Lake...

 
 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 Lois E. Johnson    News    May 28, 2015

Student addresses school accessibility

At the meeting of the Barnum School Board on Tuesday, May 19, Dusty, a Barnum High School student with disabilities, demonstrated how difficult it is for handicapped students to enter and exit the...

 
 By Shawn Jansen    News    May 28, 2015

Willow River school board creates receptionist position

The Willow River School board reviewed one potential secure entrance option, and the need to create a receptionist position to main the entrance, at its regular meeting last Tuesday. “When would you anticipate this position, in the fall?” asked...

 
 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 Staff reports    News    May 21, 2015

Police officers build positive relationships in community

Moose Lake Police Chief Bryce Bogenholm recently visited the Moose Lake Public Library to read to children during story time in honor of National Law Enforcement Week. Twenty-six energetic children...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    May 14, 2015

Judge Beiers speaks with TRIAD and Fond du Lac elders group

Judge Leslie Beiers described the court system to the Carlton County TRIAD members and the Fond du Lac Elder Concerns Group at the Fond du Lac Tribal Center on Wednesday, May 6. Beiers had been...

 
 By Shawn Jansen    News    May 14, 2015

Willow River audit clean

Matt Moline of Eide Bailly reported to the Willow River City Council Monday, May 4, the city had a clean audit. Eide Bailly did find that two bonds pledged as collateral by the bank were not rated high enough by Standard and Poor’s Rating Services...

 
 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 Eddie Jane Pelkey    News    May 7, 2015

Cost control success at Mercy

Mike Delfs, CEO of Mercy Hospital, spoke to the hospital board about an agreement with Blue Cross/Blue Shield regarding its payment for coverage at Mercy Hospital at the Board of Directors meeting...

 

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