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 By Press Release    News    January 23, 2020

Nearly 11 percent of Minnesotans are REAL ID ready

While more Minnesotans are now REAL ID ready, there are about 3.7 million Minnesota license holders who will need to decide if they need a REAL ID or other acceptable form of identification before the federal deadline of Oct. 1, 2020. Approximately...

 
 By Press Release    News    January 23, 2020

FROSTBITE: SERIOUS COLDWEATHER RISK

Cold weather conditions are the most common cause of frostbite, although direct contact with ice, frozen metal or very cold liquids can also lead to frostbite. Trench foot is a type of tissue damage b...

 
 By Press Release    News    January 23, 2020

Minnesota lakes and streams need a low-salt diet

As the snow and ice arrive, so does the recurring battle to manage paved surfaces. Salt – used to de-ice our paved surfaces – is commonly over-applied. We scatter an estimated 445,000 tons of chloride-laden salt in Minnesota each year. More than...

 
 By Press Release    News    January 23, 2020

New electronic monitoring law now in effect

Elderly and vulnerable adults now have the right to conduct electronic monitoring, such as with a camera or video streaming device, thanks to a law passed by the 2019 Legislature. The legislation was the most significant reform to state law for...

 
 By Press Release    News    January 23, 2020

Lifestyle choices may help glaucoma patients preserve eye sight

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of vision loss, affecting about 3 million people in the United States. Because there are no symptoms early on, about half of people with the disease don’t know they have it. Once vision is lost to glaucoma, it...

 
 By Press Release    News    January 16, 2020

Funding available for specialty crops

Organizations that benefit Minnesota fruit, vegetable, and other specialty crop producers can apply for the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Specialty Crop Block Grants through the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) by 4...

 
 By Press Release    News    January 16, 2020

Northland Foundation Board of Trustees seeking new members

Press Release The Northland Foundation has announced that its Board of Trustees seeks to elect new trustees at its June 2020 meeting. Interested individuals living in northeastern Minnesota within the boundaries of the Foundation’s service area...

 

Ken Nystrom to be inducted into Moose Lake Wall of Fame

Moose Lake High School will be inducting 1991 graduate Ken Nystrom into the Wall of Fame on Friday January 24, 2020 at 7:00 at the school between the girls’ junior varsity and varsity games. The public is invited to attend the ceremony and visit...

 

First baby of new year arrives

Nicole and Seth Goodnature of Sturgeon Lake are the proud parents of the first baby born at Mercy Hospital in 2020. Their daughter, Ellie Mae, was born at 6:43 p.m. on January 4, 2020, weighing 5 lbs, 10.3 oz. Dr. Maggie Neudecker, Gateway Family...

 
 By Press Release    News    January 16, 2020

Safety hazards peaked during Great Lakes high water

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, strongly urges individuals to use caution around Great Lakes structures and to be aware of safety hazards resulting from high water levels. Many accidents and incidents near harbor structures occur...

 
 By Press Release    News    January 9, 2020

Fatal snowmobile crashes trend up

Conservation officers from the Department of Natural Resources are reminding all snowmobile riders to make safety their priority as the number of fatal crashes around the state has trended upward the...

 
 By Press Release    News    January 9, 2020

Carlton County Rural Child Care Innovation Program – community input requested

Carlton County has been accepted into the Rural Child Care Innovation Program (RCCIP), a community engagement process designed to address the challenges of child care in rural areas through the lens of economic development. This program is led by...

 
 By Press Release    News    January 9, 2020

Esko resident awarded Sheriffs' Association Scholarship

Carlton County Sheriff Kelly Lake is pleased to announce the local awardee of the Minnesota Sheriffs' Association Scholarship Program for 2019. The association awards scholarships each year to individ...

 
 By Press Release    News    January 9, 2020

Annual treecycling locations

Carlton County residents are encouraged to recycle their fresh-cut Christmas trees during Treecycling, a free program with drop-off locations throughout the region. Christmas trees, like yard waste, are banned from landfills in Minnesota. Dispose of...

 

Rudy Law Firm joins Fryberger Law Firm

Attorneys and staff of Cloquet’s 47-year-old Rudy Law Firm will become part of the Duluth-based Fryberger Law Firm, effective Jan. 1, 2020. On that date, the Cloquet firm will be known as Rudy, Gassert, Yetka, Pritchett & Helwig, a Fryberger Law Fi...

 

Audubon Center of the North Woods changing name

The Audubon Center of the North Woods (ACNW) is beginning the new year with a new name. Beginning January 1, the 50-year-old nonprofit near Sandstone, Minnesota, will be known as Osprey Wilds Environmental Learning Center. “Our name and look are...

 

$4,000 scholarship available for high school seniors

Scholarship “season” is underway at Lake Country Power. The rural electric co-op expects to award college scholarships valued at $4,000 each to more than 30 high school students in 2020. Scholarship recipients can qualify for up to $4,000 over fo...

 

How to overcome a lack of motivation

Lack of motivation can affect anyone in any aspect of their lives. Days at the office when motivation is difficult to muster can adversely affect productivity, while lack of motivation at home can have a negative impact on individuals and their...

 

Mercy's Diabetes Prevention Program earns CDC recognition

Mercy's Diabetes Prevention Program recently earned Full Recognition from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This designation is reserved for programs that have effectively...

 

Local conservationists honored at State Soil and Water Conservation District Convention

Warren Tester was recently honored as an outstanding conservationist at the annual meeting of the Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, December 8-10, 2019 in Bloomington,...

 

The history behind popular New Year's traditions

New Year's Eve and New Year's Day are a time to both reflect on the past year and to look forward to the excitement the months ahead will bring. There may be confetti, there are probably noisemakers...

 

Mahtowa holding community challenge

TJ’s Country Corner is proud to sponsor and team up with Twice Told Tales, Mahtowa Fire Department, and Mahtowa Township! There are three challenges with several team categories. Each challenge will require participants to complete items off of...

 

Christmas Lane at Butkiewicz Family Farm

Enjoy a drive in the country to see the Christmas light display (for more then 40 years) at Butkiewicz Family Farm located at 6710 Butkiewicz Road in Kettle River. Lights will be on starting...

 

Family Pathways Domestic Violence Program now available in Carlton County

Imagine feeling desperate to tell someone about the abuse you and your child are suffering at home but feel like you’ll be judged…or worse…not believed. You have no idea what help is available to you, and frankly, are scared to move forward alo...

 
 By Press Release    News    December 5, 2019

Kids and thin ice – a dangerous holiday combo

As excited as they are about the holiday season, many kids are equally curious when it comes to the ice. Talking with children about ice safety now will help them stay safe during this festive time. “We want families to get out on the ice and have...

 

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