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 By Dan Reed    News    February 23, 2017 

Public input sought on roadwork

The Carlton County Board of Commissioners set March 7, 6-7 p.m., at the transportation building (1630 County Road 61, Carlton) for a hearing to receive public input for new additions to a dedicated list of county road reconstruction projects. These...

 
 By Natascha Watercott    News    February 23, 2017 

Canister transfer station possible

At the February 6 Willow River City Council meeting, Caleb Anderson, Pine County land and resource manager, discussed a potential one-year waste disposal pilot project with the council to help...

 
 By Traci LeBrun    News    February 16, 2017

Welcome Chaos, PCSO's new K9

A new pup named Chaos has been purchased by the Pine County Sheriff's Office (PCSO). Chaos is a year old Belgian Malinois, a special breed imported from a company called Jinopo in the Czech Republic...

 
 By Lois E Johnson    News    February 16, 2017

Funds short for athletic fields

At the working meeting of the Moose Lake School Board on Monday, February 13, board members were disappointed to learn bids came in higher than anticipated for finishing the new athletic fields....

 
 By Tim Franklin and Traci LeBrun    News    February 9, 2017

Debate continues: Appoint or elect auditor/treasurer?

Pine County is currently seeking special legislation which would allow the county board to select the county auditor/treasurer instead of keeping the position elected. The bill, SF 592, authored by state Sen. Tony Lourey, DFL-Kerrick, and HF 655 by s...

 
 By Pine County Attorney Reese Fredericksons Office    News    February 2, 2017

Four sent to prison for Sturgeon Lake home invasion

Gabriel Lee Rocha of St. Paul was sent to prison for 75 months for leading a December 28, 2015, home invasion in Sturgeon Lake. Rocha has four prior felony convictions and is also serving prison time...

 
 By Tim Franklin    News    February 2, 2017

Cult leader, sex offender appealing sentence

Less than three months after agreeing to a plea deal to serve 30 years in prison, former cult leader and convicted sex offender Victor Arden Barnard is now appealing his sentence to the Court of Appeals. On Tuesday, January 24, Barnard’s court-appo...

 
 By Carlton County Sheriffs Office    News    January 26, 2017

Child killed in crash

On Friday, January 20, just before 7:30 a.m., Carlton County dispatch received a report of a two-vehicle accident with injuries on County Road 3 in Twin Lakes Township, just east of the railroad tracks. Angela Loven, 42, from Esko, lost control of...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    January 26, 2017

Coalition: 'Let us off the merry-go-round'

One would think if a bill is passed by state legislators and signed into law by the governor, a sense of completion would occur. Not so for the grass roots coalition lobbying for change regarding the...

 
 By Shawn Jansen    News    January 19, 2017

Pine rolls out comprehensive plan

Water quality, agriculture and Internet access are among the concerns to be addressed by county policy over the next 15 years. These issues and more came up as the Pine County Board of Commissioners...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    January 19, 2017

Moose Lake mayor, councilors sworn in

Ted Shaw was sworn in as mayor to serve another two-year term, and Kris Huso and Greg Sarvela were sworn in as councilors at the reorganizational meeting of the Moose Lake City Council on Wednesday,...

 
 By Traci Lebrun    News    January 12, 2017

Murderer gets max sentence

Traci LeBrun Pine County Prosecuting Attorney, Reese Frederickson, and defense attorneys for Jonathan Michael Loun reached a plea agreement on Thursday, January 5. Loun, 32, of Hinckley, plead guilty...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    January 12, 2017

School construction on schedule

Construction of the new school in Moose Lake is on schedule, and the building will be completed in the spring, construction managers from Boldt Construction reported. "In the spring, the finishing...

 
 By Staff reports    News    January 5, 2017

Court: MSOP is constitutional

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit overturned the district court's finding that the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) is unconstitutional. In June 2015, District Court Judge Donovan Frank ruled the MSOP is in need of major...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    January 5, 2017

Grass roots coalition wins 13-month battle

Thousands of Minnesotans have cause to celebrate a freedom recently won on their behalf by a grass roots coalition who believed they could fight the government and win. On December 20, 2016, the...

 
 By Staff reports    News    December 29, 2016

Man arrested in fatal shooting

Wayne Joseph Bosto, 33, of Cloquet appeared in court in Carlton County on Tuesday, December 27. He was charged with second degree murder and possession of a firearm by a felon. Bail was set at $1...

 
 By Staff reports    News    December 29, 2016

Church burglar jailed

A 42-year-old Moose Lake man is in jail following the December 18 burglary of Zion Lutheran Church in Cloverdale. According to the Pine County Sheriff's Office (PCSO) complaint, the morning of...

 
 By Traci LeBrun    News    December 29, 2016

Major flood restoration project complete

A major erosion control project has been completed this November in Sturgeon Lake. The project was a result of the 2012 floods of the Moose Horn and Kettle Rivers and the devastation caused to...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    December 22, 2016

Enbridge continues permitting process

Enbridge Pipeline has applied for a Certificate of Need and a route permit from the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) to construct a replacement pipeline in a new corridor for the old Line 3 pipeline that runs through Carlton County from...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    December 22, 2016

Moose Lake levy to increase 6 percent

The Moose Lake City Council approved a levy increase of 6 percent — $531,865 — at the monthly meeting of the council on Wednesday, December 14. That amounts to a $60 tax increase per year on a...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    December 22, 2016

School board reviews athletic field bids

The Moose Lake School Board reviewed bids for finishing the athletic fields at the working board meeting on Monday, December 19. No decision was made to accept or reject the bids during the later...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    December 15, 2016

Should outdoor sports be moved to Moose Lake?

At the December 6 meeting of the Moose Lake/Willow River sports liaison, Moose Lake Community School Superintendent Robert Indihar spoke about moving all outdoor sports to Moose Lake when the new...

 
 By Traci LeBrun    News    December 15, 2016

Two Pine County positions cut

In September, the Pine County Board stated the preliminary budget was out of balance by approximately $1.6 million and they would need to make adjustments to department budgets to ensure the budget is near the approximate $1 million levy amount. At...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    December 8, 2016

Feds, state duke it out over estate claims

Is your personal estate safe from a state lien upon your demise? The answer may be more complicated than you think. Thousands of Minnesota residents between 55 and 65 were unwittingly routed to the...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    December 8, 2016

County to remain with Blue Cross

Finally, it’s final — for a year. After at least two months of study on insurance options, Carlton County Coordinator Dennis Genereau announced at the meeting of the Carlton County Board of Commissioners on November 28 that Blue Cross Blue Shield...

 

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