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Highway 210 reopens

Aaron Gustafson, Minnesota Department of Transportation Resident Engineer, cuts the ribbon to officially open Highway 210 through Jay Cooke Park on October 4. The highway was extensively damaged in...

 
 By Press reports    News    October 5, 2017

U.S. Supreme Court: MSOP constitutional

The United States Supreme Court announced on Monday, October 2, that it would not revisit a ruling by the federal Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, which found the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) constitutional. Gov. Mark Dayton issued the...

 

Hunter rescued from Nemadji Forest

On Tuesday, September 19, at 6:45 a.m., Pine County dispatch received information about a lost hunter, identified as 61-year-old Robert Kniefel of Lakeville, in the Nemadji Forest area of Pine...

 

Multiple accidents reported in area

According to the Pine County Sheriff's Office, at 2 a.m. September 24 the Pine County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a motorcycle accident on Northstar Drive near Thornbury Way in Sturgeon Lake. Emergency responders and deputies arriving on...

 

Sappi North America, Cloquet, awarded

Sappi North America, Cloquet, a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper and packing products, received an award September 20 for its investment in the state of Minnesota from the Minnesota...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    September 21, 2017

County supports broadband expansion

The Carlton County Board of Commissioners agreed to sponsor a Broadband Development Grant from the Department of Employment and Economic Development on behalf of Frontier Communications at their regular board meeting September 12. According to...

 

Local man jailed for firearms, drugs

Brian Joseph Vandenest, 55, of Moose Lake was arrested on September 8 and charged with possession of a controlled substance, two counts of felon in possession of ammunition or a firearm and...

 

Moose Lake man jailed for burglary

A Moose Lake man is facing felony charges related to the burglary of a cabin on Doyle Road east of Askov on June 26. According to the charging documents, around 6:15 a.m. Monday, June 26, the Pine County Sheriff’s Office dispatched deputies to a...

 
 By Staff reports    News    August 31, 2017

Willow River man faces attempted murder charge

A Willow River man is facing attempted murder charges following a stabbing near Interstate 35 in Pine City on Sunday morning. Jesse James Jensen, 20, is facing 20 years in prison for attempted murder...

 
 By Press reports    News    August 24, 2017

Girl injured at fair

According to news reports, 13-year-old Grace Bartz of Barnum was injured at the Carlton County Fair Sunday. After just finishing her race, the horse Grace was riding caught her off guard when it made an abrupt turn. Grace fell to the side, with her...

 
 By Shawn Jansen    News    August 24, 2017

County to explore mini truck ordinance

The appearance of more mini trucks and golf carts on local roads recently has sparked discussion of possible regulation of special vehicles by the Pine County Board of Commissioners at its meeting Tuesday, August 1. County Commissioner Steven Hallan...

 

'No to hate'

People stood near the town square in Moose Lake on Sunday afternoon chanting "No to hate and yes to love." Passing drivers honked after reading signs that stated, "Honk for love." The demonstration...

 

County adopts ATV ordinance

The Carlton County Board of Commissioners adopted a county ordinance to allow ATVs to travel on the shoulders of county roads at the meeting of the commissioners on Tuesday, August 8. The ordinance ap...

 

Clean energy focus of LEED tour

People interested in clean energy toured the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified quarters for the Fond du Lac Band's Resource Management Division as well as the one...

 

Willow River teen injured in crash

At 1:27 p.m. Monday, the Pine County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a car versus motorbike accident near Kandiyohi Lane in Willow River. A Willow River EMT first on the scene reported serious injuries and a helicopter was sent. Responding...

 
 By Staff reports    News    August 10, 2017

Juvenile faces murder charge

A Pine City juvenile, Patrick James Root, 17, is being charged as an adult with second degree murder for the death of Timothy Hughes, 22, of Pine City. According to the petition: On August 4, at approximately 4:55 p.m., law enforcement was called to...

 
 By Staff reports    News    August 3, 2017

Man injured in crash

An Askov man received life-threatening injuries in a crash at the Banning Junction exit the morning of July 22. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, at 10:45 a.m. on July 22, a 2008 Volvo XC90 exiting from southbound Interstate 35 made a left...

 
 By Press reports    News    July 27, 2017

Four juveniles face burglary charges

Four juvenile males are facing burglary charges from an incident in Sturgeon Lake last week. On Monday, July 17, at 7:52 a.m. Pine County deputies were dispatched to an address on Farm to Market Road for a home burglary in progress. The homeowner,...

 
 By Press reports    News    July 13, 2017

Scott Lindgren appears in court

Scott Kendrick Lindgren, 21, Wrenshall, was charged with two counts in Sixth District Court, Carlton County, on Wednesday, July 5. Lindgren was charged with tampering with a witness, aggrevated first...

 
 By Press reports    News    July 6, 2017

Numerous assaults reported at MSOP

Staff members and clients have been assaulted and sustained injuries by clients at the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) facility in Moose Lake in the past several months. According to the criminal complaints, on March 30, Terry Ray Jackson, 53,...

 
 By Staff reports    News    July 6, 2017

Sturgeon Lake man faces burglary charges

A Sturgeon Lake man is facing felony charges related to the burglary of a cabin on Doyle Road east of Askov on June 26. According to the charging documents, around 6:15 Monday morning, the Pine...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    June 29, 2017

Barnum home lost to fire

The home of Patrick and LeAnn Poirier of Barnum was destroyed by fire early Monday morning. "Everybody is safe," said Patrick Poirier in a telephone interview on Monday afternoon. "I got a call from...

 

Major meth bust in Moose Lake

On Thursday, June 22, the Moose Lake Police Department assisted the Cloquet Police Department, Fond du Lac Police Department, Carlton County Sheriff's Office and Minnesota State Patrol with an...

 
 By Staff reports    News    June 22, 2017

Marijuana grow operation busted

Three metro-area residents were arrested in Sturgeon Lake on May 18. Charles Dean Medgaarden of Faribault and Alexander James Armstrong of Golden Valley are charged with second-degree drug possession...

 
 By Staff reports    News    June 15, 2017

Bruno man faces sexual assault charge

An 18-year-old Bruno man is facing a felony charge of third degree criminal sexual conduct following an incident in Askov involving a girl who was at least 13 but less than 16. Gage Jacob Nelson was charged in Pine County court the week before last....

 

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