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Youth to showcase a year of 4-H learning at Carlton County Fair

From Thursday, August 15 to Sunday, August 18, more than 120 youth from Carlton County will showcase the learning and achievements they have accomplished in 4-H at the Carlton County Fair. 4-H at Minnesota county fairs are not just fun annual...

 

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event to be held in Willow River

On Saturday August 17, 2019 from 9 a.m.—2 p.m., the Pine County Solid Waste Department will be holding a household hazardous collection event at the Pine County Highway Garage, 8165 Hwy. 61, Willow River. Please note this event is taking place at...

 

Highway 210 project delayed

The Highway 210 project though Cromwell is unable to be delivered in 2020 as planned, and MnDOT staff will attend the Cromwell City Council meeting Aug. 21 to give an update and field any questions. The project is now scheduled to be constructed in...

 
 By Press Release    News    August 15, 2019

Medica introduces insulin cost relief program

In Medica’s continuing efforts to address the rising cost of insulin, they are introducing a cap on the maximum amount commercial and individual market members will pay for their insulin. Starting January 1, 2020, all members of fully insured...

 

MCCU welcomes new branch manager

Shawn Adams has joined Members Cooperative Credit Union (MCCU) as the new branch manager for Moose Lake. In his new role, Adams will oversee the daily branch operations of the Moose Lake office....

 
 By Press Release    News    August 8, 2019

Fatal ATV accident in Carlton County

On August 4, 2019 at 12:06 p.m., Carlton County Dispatch received a report of an ATV accident at South Finn Road in Lakeview Township. The male driver was riding up and down the driveway of the family cabin when he lost control and hit a tree. The...

 
 By Press Release    News    August 8, 2019

UMD rocket takes second in worldwide competition

Courtney Laine, Moose Lake graduate and current University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) student, competed for the second time in the Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition (IREC) at Spaceport...

 

Officer-involved shooting in ML mobile home park

One person was injured in an officer-involved shooting Monday in Moose Lake, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Law enforcement officials were...

 

Little Free Library opens

A new free library is now available at the home of Mark and Heidi Anderson in the Kasper addition of Moose Lake. The library was donated by Alpha Delta Kappa and built by Jim Anderson. Books for...

 
 By Press Release    News    August 1, 2019

New apartment project approved in Cloquet

The new apartment project “14th Street Apartments III” has been approved to start in Cloquet, MN in the Hilltop Neighborhood. There are 36 market rate units to be constructed, joining the existing 40 units at the 14th Street Apartments...

 
 By Press Release    News    August 1, 2019

"American Pickers" to film in Minnesota

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Minnesota! They plan to film episodes of the hit series American Pickers throughout the area in October 2019. American Pickers is a...

 
 By Press Release    News    August 1, 2019

New law prohibits e-cigarette use in no-smoking areas

Starting August 1, all Minnesotans can breathe easier. That day, a new law goes into effect that prohibits the use of e-cigarettes in workplaces where smoking is already banned. The law expands the definition of smoking in the Minnesota Clean Indoor...

 

Barnum School District needs five reading, math tutors for 2019-20 school year

The Barnum School District needs four literacy tutors and one math tutor for the 2019-2020 school year according to Minnesota Reading Corps and Minnesota Math Corps. Minnesota is reported to have one of the largest achievement gaps in the nation,...

 
 By Press Release    News    July 25, 2019

Gustafson Family recognized as a 2019 'U of M Farm Family'

The Gustafson family of Mahtowa has been named Carlton County's "2019 Farm Family of the Year" by the University of Minnesota. The Farm Family Recognition Program has existed for over 30 years and...

 
 By Press Release    News    July 18, 2019

Songs of Hope to perform at the Encore Performing Arts Center in Cloquet

For the first time in its twenty-eight year history, the global Songs of Hope performance company will be performing in Cloquet, presenting a single, afternoon concert at the Encore Performing Arts Center, on Saturday, July 20, at 2:00 p.m. The...

 
 By Press Release    News    July 11, 2019

Mercy to hold information sessions on Diabetes Prevention Program

Mercy Hospital will be holding two information sessions about its Diabetes Prevention Program. Community members are invited to the free information sessions to learn how this lifestyle change program can help people with prediabetes cut their risk...

 
 By Press Release    News    July 11, 2019

Free trial of Continuous Glucose Monitor available to patients with diabetes

A one-month free trial of Medtronic’s Guardian™ Connect Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) system will be available to patients with diabetes by appointment on Tuesday, July 23 through Mercy Hospital’s Diabetes Program. Tracking glucose...

 
 By Press Release    News    July 4, 2019

Plan in development for Nemadji Watershed

Carlton County, Pine County and Carlton and Pine Soil and Water Conservation Districts have announced plans to develop a comprehensive watershed management plan for the Nemadji Watershed. The planning process known as One Watershed, One Plan or 1W1P,...

 

Lower family celebrates 100 years of movies

One hundred years ago, H. K. Lower opened the Strand Theatre on July 4, 1919 where the 4th Street Apartments are now located. It was built eight months after the 1918 fire on the ruins of his auto...

 

Burglary at TJ's in Mahtowa

On June 20, 2019 at approximately 5:45am, the clerk at TJ’s Country Corner store in downtown Mahtowa arrived at work to discover that the building had been burglarized sometime since closing the night before. Carlton County Sheriff’s Office...

 
 By Press Release    News    June 27, 2019

DNR asks motorists to "give turtles a brake"

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is reminding motorists that turtles are crossing roads to nest this time of year. Motorists are asked to watch for them and, whenever possible, allow...

 
 By Press Release    News    June 27, 2019

Enjoy a safe and happy Independence Day

Independence Day is a holiday marked by fanfare and large parties, complete with barbecues, fireworks and parades. As fun as July 4th festivities typically are, injuries, particularly those involving fireworks, are a concern that celebrants should...

 
 By Press Release    News    June 20, 2019

Carlton County files lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors

On June 14, Carlton County filed a lawsuit in federal district court against six of the nation’s largest opioid manufacturers—including Purdue Pharma, Cephalon, Inc., and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, and the three largest distributors of...

 

United Country Real Estate | Banning Junction Real Estate Celebrates 35 Years in Business

A local real estate company is celebrating 35 years in business this year. Brother-sister duo Natalie Cowart and Tom Jensen are second generation brokers/owners of UCRE | Banning Junction Real Estate, which was previously owned and operated by their...

 
 By Press Release    News    June 20, 2019

Storage Pro expands reach with U-Haul Dealership

U-Haul Company of Minnesota is pleased to announce that Storage Pro Inc. has signed on as a U-Haul® neighborhood dealer to serve the Cloquet community. Storage Pro at 1208 Hwy. 33 S. will offer U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, moving...

 

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