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 By Tim Franklin    News    April 17, 2014 

Religious leader sought by police

The leader of a religious group that was formerly based in Finlayson is facing 59 felony counts of criminal sexual conduct after being officially charged by local authorities on Friday. Victor Arden...

 
 By Lois Johnson    News    April 17, 2014 

Brigan sentenced for deaths of two county workers

Vanessa Rae Brigan, 28, of Carlton was sentenced to six years in prison on Monday, April 14, on two counts of criminal vehicular homicide and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of a...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    April 17, 2014 

Carlton County board message to Legislature: Finance your own branch of state government

After two hours of haggling and lack of support for a majority position, the Carlton County Board of Commissioners last week reluctantly approved a resolution to the state Legislature that the local Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) has...

 
 By Tim Franklin    News    April 10, 2014

Investigation into Riverwood finances planned

The state of Minnesota is investigating why Riverwood abruptly closed two weeks ago. The agency served mental health patients in four counties, including Pine, which led to other counties scrambling to supply services. “The attorney general is...

 
 By Pine Technical College    News    April 10, 2014

Pine Tech community forum addresses mental health needs

The recent closure of Riverwood Centers underscores the lack of mental health workers and patient services throughout Minnesota, which is an ongoing concern for state officials. To address the issue, the Minnesota Legislature asked Minnesota State...

 
 By Lois Johnson    News    April 10, 2014

'Doctor shopping' to get meds is fraud

"Doctor shopping" was one topic of discussion at the meeting of the Carlton County TRIAD group, which took place at the Kettle River Snowmobile Club building on Wednesday, April 2. Carlton County...

 
 By Lois Johnson    News    April 10, 2014

Memorial project for first Finnish Methodist church moves ahead

Dan Reed gave a report about excavating the large rock that will be used as the memorial on the site of the first Finnish Methodist church in the United States at the meeting of the planning group on...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    April 3, 2014

LSS claims it can finish the job

Nancy Beers, head of Lutheran Social Services (LSS) Disaster Relief, gave an overview to the Carlton County Board of Commissioners of the 2012 flash flood recovery support her group has provided since June 2012 and promised to wrap up the final work...

 
 By Ailene Croup    News    March 27, 2014

MnDOT to work with limited funds

At the Pine County board’s regular meeting last Tuesday, Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) representative Walter Leu outlined construction and state highway improvements for District 1 over the next four years, 2015 to 2018. Federal...

 
 By Lois Johnson    News    March 27, 2014

Deer feeding initiative underway

Mike and Linda Neault of Barnum loaded up 1,300 pounds of deer feed at the local feed store March 15 to feed deer at three sites on public land. The deer pellets were provided with funds that were...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    March 20, 2014

Big turnout at pipeline hearing

More than 200 people came to the Carlton County Transportation building on Thursday March 13 to address the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) and ask questions from Enbridge technical personnel. Thirty-three people presented their...

 
 By Staff reports    News    March 20, 2014

Mental health agency closes

The mental health agency that serves Pine County residents closed on Monday. Two weeks ago, Pine County Commissioner Steve Chaffee of Hinckley reported that Riverwood, formerly known as Five County Mental Health, has had substantial cash flow...

 
 By Lois Johnson    News    March 20, 2014

School delays contract approval

The Moose Lake School Board again delayed approval of the contract with the developer of property once owned by the school district on Highway 73 in the southern portion of the city, at the meeting...

 
 By Tim Franklin    News    March 13, 2014

Flood project nears completion

Pine County is moving closer to completing the 2012 flood project. Last week, the county approved the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) payment to the county, which is approximately $4.1 million. This will cover 75 percent of the flood...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    March 13, 2014

New oil pipeline comments welcome

Carlton County area residents are asked to express their concerns and ideas for the proposed route of the Sandpiper Oil Pipeline across Carlton County public and private lands on Thursday, March 13 from 6-9 p.m. at a Minnesota Public Utilities...

 
 By Lois Johnson    News    March 13, 2014

Food shelf in midst of March Campaign

With 318 households depending on the Moose Lake Area Food Shelf, the need for food and monetary donations is great, said Rosanne Pliml, director of the food shelf, in a recent interview. The food shel...

 
 By Lois Johnson    News    March 6, 2014

Sex offender lawsuit to proceed

U.S. District of Minnesota Judge Donovan Frank has allowed the class action lawsuit by sex offenders in Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) facilities in Moose Lake and St. Peter to proceed, accordi...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    March 6, 2014

Cost of flood recovery manager questioned

A total of $44,000 will have been spent from Carlton County general funds for special projects and long-term flood recovery staff from July 2012 through June 2014 as presented by a "History of Board A...

 
 By Press reports    News    March 6, 2014

Offender walks away from CIP

Offender Richard James O’Reilly, age 51, walked away from the Department of Corrections’ (DOC) Challenge Incarceration Program (CIP) in Willow River at approximately 8:30 p.m. February 25, reports the Minnesota Department of Corrections....

 
 By Staff reports    News    February 27, 2014

Schools close due to weather ... again

Another powerful snowstorm slammed communities across Minnesota and Wisconsin Thursday and Friday of last week. Schools around the region closed their doors Friday due to the snow accumulation....

 
 By Lois Johnson    News    February 27, 2014

Barnum school not willing to consolidate

The Barnum School Board members did not support continuing talks with the Moose Lake School Board about consolidation at the meeting of the board on Tuesday, February 18. “I haven’t spoken to one...

 
 By Lois Johnson    News    February 27, 2014

Moose Lake school to return to block scheduling

The Moose Lake School Board voted to return to block scheduling with a five-period day at the meeting of the board on Monday, February 24. It was said the school used block scheduling from 1997 to...

 
 By Staff reports    News    February 20, 2014

Man faces felony assault on a police officer charge

Fredrick Lloyd Stewart, 66, Tamarack, was charged with felony assault on a police officer. The complaint states that on February 9 at 11:26 a.m. Moose Lake Police Officer Jessica Town was involved in a routine traffic stop in the city of Moose Lake....

 
 By Lois Johnson    News    February 20, 2014

School building plans, consolidation discussed

Plans for remodeling and additions in the high school building and consolidation were discussed by members of the Barnum School Board at a working meeting on Tuesday, February 11. As architect Kevin...

 
 By Lois Johnson    News    February 20, 2014

ML Police Department adds new staff

A new officer and an administrative assistant have been added to the Moose Lake Police Department. Jamie Jungers began his duties as a part-time police officer for the department at the end of...

 

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