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 By Dan Reed    News    April 16, 2015 

Need for Hwy. 73 funding presented

Major legislative bonding money for state Highway 73 south of Cromwell was highlighted at a Friday, April 9 Minnesota State Senate hearing for the new state transportation bonding bill. Sen. Tony Lourey led a delegation from Carlton County that...

 
 By Tim Franklin    News    April 16, 2015 

Pine completes $12.5 million in projects

Pine County Engineer Mark LeBrun presented the 2014 annual roads report as part of the county board meeting last Tuesday morning in Sandstone. LeBrun said the county did approximately $12.5 million in projects which included several major culvert...

 
 News    April 9, 2015

Truck, train collide

About 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 6, while attempting to cross the railroad tracks, a pickup truck is struck by a Union Pacific train traveling northbound at the crossing on Erickson Road, just off...

 
 By Staff reports    News    April 9, 2015

Local man facing multiple felony charges

Jeremiah Robert Ray, 24, Moose Lake, was arrested and charged with numerous counts on Monday, March 30, after incidents in Moose Lake and Windemere townships. According to a complaint from the Moose Lake Police Department, on March 30 at 8:29 p.m....

 
 By Pine County Sheriffs Office    News    April 9, 2015

Burglaries reported

The Pine County Sheriff's Office responded to recent reported burglaries in the Sturgeon Lake/Willow River area. In two of the cases, unlocked homes were entered and jars of change taken. The exact time the crimes were committed in regard to when...

 
 News    April 2, 2015

Search continues

The search continues for Kenneth Scott Kleppen, 22, missing since March 3. For more information on search efforts, visit "Hand-in-hand search for Scott Kleppen" on Facebook. Anyone with information...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    April 2, 2015

Sen. Al Franken talks rural health

U. S. Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) toured the new Mercy Hospital facility on Monday, March 30, and spoke to hospital CEO Michael Delfs and staff about the challenges facing rural hospitals. Sen....

 
 By Carlton County Sheriffs Office    News    April 2, 2015

Armed man jailed

On Monday evening, March 30, at about 8:30 p.m. the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call of a domestic disturbance occurring on County Road 10 in Moose Lake Township. The report indicates the caller’s son-in-law came to the...

 
 By Carlton County Sheriffs Office    News    April 2, 2015

Roadside birth for Carlton couple

A baby girl was born in the backseat of a vehicle in the early morning hours of March 27 en route to the hospital. At 5:57 a.m. Friday, March 27, Carlton County Dispatch received a call from Justin Jahr of Carlton reporting his wife was in labor and...

 
 By Carlton County Sheriffs Office    News    April 2, 2015

Sawyer Store robbed

About 8 p.m. Monday, March 30, the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an aggravated robbery at the Sawyer Store on Highway 210 in Sawyer. The store clerk indicated a male, approximately 6 feet tall, weighing 180-200 pounds,...

 
 By Ailene Croup    News    March 26, 2015

Search for missing man continues

Kenneth Scott Kleppen, 22, has been missing since March 3 - three weeks. There was nothing unusual about Kleppen's routine the first few days of March. He and his sister shared an apartment in Sandsto...

 
 By Staff reports    News    March 26, 2015

Wappes sentenced for theft by swindle

Joanne Wappes, 63, of Cloquet was convicted of theft by swindle and sentenced on Friday, March 20 by Judge Robert Macaulay Jr. in Carlton County Court. Wappes had been an employee of Carlton County at the Carlton County Landfill and transfer station...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    March 26, 2015

Drug court celebrates grand opening

Life began again for Chris on April 22, 2013, after he took advantage of the opportunity presented to him in drug court in Duluth. "That's the day that I consider my life started all over again," he t...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    March 19, 2015

Efforts continue to save Liberalis program

"This is a battle for our jobs," said Stasha Sickler, employee of Liberalis Womens Chemical Health Services based in Carlton, "and more importantly, this is a struggle to make sure a program that works for all those women we help is not sacrificed...

 
 By Staff reports    News    March 19, 2015

Little Stores sold, will be renamed

TravelCenters of America is the new owner of Little Stores, purchased from the former Cloquet-based Best Oil Company. It is reported TravelCenters of America, based in Westlake, Ohio, will convert...

 
 By Press reports    News    March 19, 2015

Alcohol a factor in double fatal crash

The Minnesota State Patrol reports alcohol has been determined to be a factor in the March 5 late night crash on Highway 33 in Cloquet that claimed the lives of a nurse and police officer. According to the initial investigation, the vehicle driven...

 
 By Staff reports    News    March 19, 2015

Drug arrests made

Christy Lee Brokerthayer, 35, Sturgeon Lake, and Clark Allan Broughton, 34, Willow River, were arrested at Brokerthayer’s residence on March 4 and each charged with three counts of possession of drugs in the fifth degree according to a Moose Lake P...

 
 By Staff reports    News    March 12, 2015

MLPD makes drug arrests

Two people were arrested by Moose Lake police officers for possession of drugs in early March. According to a complaint from the Moose Lake Police Department, on March 1, at approximately 3:30 p.m., a Moose Lake police officer was contacted by a...

 
 By Pine County Sheriffs Office    News    March 12, 2015

Fire claims life

On March 7 at approximately midnight, the Pine County Sheriff's Office received a report of a structure fire on Hammond Road in Finlayson Township. Pine County deputies, as well as the Sandstone and Finlayson fire departments, responded to the...

 
 By Tim Franklin    News    March 5, 2015

Wanted fugitive arrested in Brazil

The global search for one of America’s most wanted fugitives is over. On Friday, Victor Arden Barnard, 53, was arrested in Brazil. A 33-year-old woman, Maria Cristina Cajazeiras Liberato, a known Barnard follower who has lived in both Brazil and...

 
 By Press reports    News    March 5, 2015

Constitutionality of MSOP topic of trial

The trial about the constitutionality of retaining sex offenders at the Minnesota Sex Offender Program in Moose Lake and St. Peter is in its fourth week at the federal courthouse in St. Paul, with U.S. District Court Judge Donovan Frank presiding. Th...

 
 By Tim Franklin    News    February 26, 2015

Feed mill burns

An early morning fire on Thursday, February 19, took part of a long-time Finlayson business, Finlayson Ag & Hardware, but it remains open. The fire, reported around 3:19 a.m., destroyed the mill...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    February 26, 2015

Footprint for new Moose Lake school approved

Members of the Moose Lake School Board unanimously approved the latest footprint for the new school at a special meeting of the board on Tuesday, February 17. "Now that's a 21st century school,"...

 
 By Ailene Croup    News    February 26, 2015

Band wants elk back

Michael Schrage, a wildlife biologist for the Fond du Lac Band’s resource management division, requested verbal support from commissioners at Pine County’s regular board meeting last week. He asked them to support the Fond du Lac Band’s...

 
 By Staff reports    News    February 19, 2015

Sandstone teen's life comes to tragic end

The local man suspected of driving intoxicated behind the wheel and killing another driver last week has been officially charged. Charles Theodore Hendricks, 34, of Sandstone, was charged on Friday wi...

 

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