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COVID-19: Flatten the curve

The Minnesota Department of Health believes that COVID-19 is spreading broadly across Minnesota. As testing capacity increases, we know that the number of confirmed cases in our area will increase. This is why we need to take seriously our role in...

 
 By Press Release    News    March 26, 2020 

Change in COVID-19 testing eligibility due to shortage

Essentia Health is following guidelines established by the Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin departments of health regarding who is eligible for COVID-19 testing. Due to a national shortage of COVID-19 laboratory testing materials, adjustments...

 
 By Press Release    News    March 19, 2020

Preparing for COVID-19 at Mercy

Mercy Hospital is following the screening and treatment guidelines developed by the CDC and the Minnesota Department of Health in preparing to care for any potential patients with COVID-19. Mercy is working in collaboration with other local health...

 
 By Press Release    News    March 19, 2020

Red Cross urges healthy individuals to give blood amid coronavirus concerns

The American Red Cross strongly urges healthy, eligible individuals who are feeling well to give blood to help maintain a sufficient blood supply and prevent shortages as concerns about the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, rise in...

 
 By Press Release    News    March 19, 2020

Essentia Health announces free E-visits for concerns relating to COVID-19

To support health and wellness in our communities, Essentia Health is waiving the fee for E-visits related to screening and evaluation of respiratory symptoms and concerns related to COVID-19. In addition to COVID-19 screenings, E-visits cost only $3...

 
 By Press Release    News    March 12, 2020

Pine County offering backyard compost bins and rain barrels

Are you looking to conserve resources and help the environment? Pine County is partnering with the Recycling Association of Minnesota this spring to provide a sale of home compost bins ($66+tax) and rain barrels ($79+tax). Orders can be placed...

 
 By Press Release    News    March 12, 2020

March 13 is Text Our Snowbirds Day in Minnesota

The Minnesota State Demographic Center is celebrating Text Our Snowbirds Day on March 13. The public’s participation is encouraged, to help raise awareness of census response guidelines for people who have multiple residences. Minnesota is home to...

 
 By Press Release    News    March 12, 2020

Shot fired at Black Bear Casino, one deceased

On March 9, 2020, Carlton County Communications received a 911 call reporting a person with a hand gun followed by a report of a shot being fired inside the Seven Fires Steakhouse at the Black Bear Casino in Carlton. Law Enforcement Officers from sev...

 
 By Press Release    News    March 5, 2020

Carlton County's steps in planning for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

At the local level, Carlton County Public Health and Human Services (CCPHHS) is working with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and local preparedness partners on planning for a unified response to COVID-19. CCPHHS is aware and updated...

 

First National Bank of Moose Lake honored for community involvement

First National Bank of Moose Lake is one of 40 Minnesota banks recently recognized by the Minnesota Bankers Association (MBA) for their community involvement. Banks play a vital role in their...

 

March is "Food Share" Month

All food and money donated from March 1 through April 12, 2020 to the Moose Lake Area Food Shelf will be matched by Minnesota FoodShare. The Moose Lake Area Food Shelf offers monthly food access to families in the Northern Pine and Southern Carlton...

 

How you can benefit from having a pet

Pets have been kept for centuries. Statistics from various sources indicate North Americans own millions of dogs, cats, birds, small mammals, and reptiles. Pets' affable nature and loving looks are en...

 

Agate Encores' final concert of season

You don’t need the “Luck of the Irish” to catch an exciting concert by Ring of Kerry, a foot tapping, bursting-with-energy Irish music group, that will perform here in Moose Lake! You just need to be sure YOU are in the audience as Agate...

 

Turkey hunting licenses on sale March 1

Turkey hunters can buy their licenses for the spring 2020 season starting Sunday, March 1. Licenses may be purchased online, by telephone 888-665-4236 or in person wherever hunting and fishing...

 

Mercy invites community to program on meal planning

Press Release Mercy Hospital invites community members to a free program on the benefits of meal planning. Meal Planning & Prepping 101 will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 12 in Mercy’s Board Room. Led by Lifestyle Coach Amanda...

 

Pine County Solicits Surveys for the North Pine Transfer Station

Surveys are being solicited to guide the County Solid Waste Department on future improvements at the North Pine Transfer Station. The North Pine Transfer Station, located at 85174 County Highway 61, Willow River was opened in July of 2019. The...

 

Scholarship for Carlton County residents

The Floy Gilman Scheidler Scholarship Foundation provides scholarships to residents of Carlton County who are pursuing a post high school education. The Foundation was established in 1999 by Floy Dickison, former Esko High School English teacher and...

 

Essentia Health sponsors "healthy schools" challenge

Essentia Health is challenging area schools to implement a program focused on student wellness to facilitate healthy behavior patterns at a young age. According to Healthy People 2020, the risk of developing a chronic disease in adulthood is largely...

 

Too steep for people? Goats get the job done to improve habitat

Steep limestone bluffs towering over Trout Brook provide a scenic skyline for Dakota County’s Miesville Ravine Park Reserve. Yet those cliffs pose a challenge for land managers: How can workers safely remove woody invasive species like buckthorn...

 

MnDOT invites public to comment on rules governing Special Transportation Services providers

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is seeking public comments on existing rules for Special Transportation Services providers that serve the elderly or disabled, or provide nonemergency medical transportation services paid for with public fun...

 
 By Press Release    News    February 6, 2020

Culverts win County praise

Members of the County and Carlton Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) earned recognition for 2019 through their efforts on culverts over the past several years. Starting with the County, the Carlton Department of Transportation (DOT) team...

 
 By Press Release    News    February 6, 2020

If the Dress Fits is coming to Barnum

The Duluth, MN based nonprofit, If the Dress Fits, is proud to announce after years of giving away hundreds of prom dresses they are embarking on a northern Minnesota free prom dress giveaway tour. Du...

 
 By Press Release    News    February 6, 2020

Blood donors needed to support community hospitals

The need for blood is constant, but the supply is not. Every two seconds, someone needs blood – whether it’s heart transplant and cancer patients, or accident victims and premature babies. Our hospital partners rely on the generosity of...

 
 By Press Release    News    January 30, 2020

Minnesota dentists offering free dental care for over 2,000 children in need February 7 & 8

Minnesota dentists are offering free dental care to children in need on February 7 and 8, 2020. Appointments can be booked now. The Minnesota Dental Association (MDA) has over 1,200 dental professionals volunteering at nearly 100 clinics across the...

 
 By Press Release    News    January 30, 2020

Master gardeners honored at awards night

Thirty-Five University of Minnesota Extension Pine County Master Gardeners volunteered 2,679 hours and put in 444 education hours in 2019. They were honored at their Awards Night and Dinner at Osprey...

 

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