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 By Staff reports    News    September 3, 2015 

Man charged with murder of toddler

A Sandstone toddler who turned 3 years old on Thursday died on Saturday following a horrific beating from the hands of a man who was living with a woman in Sandstone's Townhome Apartments, according...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    August 27, 2015

MSOP residents suggest changes

Clients at the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) in Moose Lake and St. Peter have presented a list of changes, through attorney Dan Gustafson, that they would like to see to the program. In June,...

 
 By Ailene Croup    News    August 27, 2015

861 acres removed from county tax rolls

Pine County commissioners approved removing 861 acres from the county’s tax rolls last Tuesday as part of two separate land transactions. These two property transactions with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) would be added to...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    August 20, 2015

County learns of new mineral lease sales

Mineral mining interest continues in the area with new non-ferrous mineral leases being auctioned this fall by the State of Minnesota. Dennis Martin of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Lands and Minerals addressed a...

 
 By Carlton County Sheriffs Office    News    August 13, 2015

Missing man located

On August 10 at approximately 8:35 p.m. Carlton County 911 received a call of a missing person in the 3100 block of Town Road 294 in Mahtowa Township. The caller reported that her 85-year-old husband who has dementia was missing from the their...

 
 By Pine County Sheriffs Office    News    August 13, 2015

Elderly man injured in tractor accident

On August 10 at 12:18 p.m. the Pine County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a farm accident in the 28000 block of Greenbriar Road in Chengwatana Township. The caller reported a relative had been run over by a tractor. First responders on...

 
 By Pine County Sheriffs Office    News    August 6, 2015

PCSO makes burglary, drug arrests

On July 26 at approximately 8:20 a.m. Pine County Sheriff's Office (PCSO) deputies were dispatched to Building 402 of the Willow Winds Apartment complex in Hinckley on a report of two suspicious males. A resident of the complex reported seeing two...

 
 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...

 

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