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 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...

 
 News    April 30, 2015

Council donates to prom

Eddie Jane Pelkey Julie Nelson and Nancy Hedin of the Moose Lake Post Prom Committee requested a donation from the Moose Lake City Council at its meeting Wednesday, April 8. The council members approved a $300 donation from the newly-formed contribut...

 
 News    April 30, 2015

Barnum accepts offers

Eddie Jane Pelkey The Barnum City Council approved an offer from Wells Fargo Bank on the vacant lumberyard property at its meeting Monday, April 13. Wells Fargo will add $5,000 toward the demolition of the property, as well as paying the closing...

 
 News    April 30, 2015  
 News    April 23, 2015  
 By Staff Reports    News    April 23, 2015

Man dies in crash

A man lost his life on Sunday morning on Highway 23 near Duquette. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the driver and sole occupant of a 1999 Ford Super Duty truck, Patrick A. Nelson, 46, of Ham Lake, was driving at around 11:30 a.m. at a high...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    April 23, 2015

Input sought by dept heads

Dan Reed Duane Brownie, Carlton County's Veterans Affairs officer, proposed to the Carlton County Board of Commissioners at the regular April board meeting that a subcommittee be formed by two commissioners and a Keystone staffer to meet with each...

 
 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...

 

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