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 By Lois E Johnson    News    October 11, 2018 

Mercy Hospital considers transition to 501(c)(3) status

Mercy Hospital is going to be examining whether changing its status to a 501(c)(3) managed operation would be of benefit. In a press release dated Oct. 4, it was explained that the current board and...

 

Windemere residents ask questions about resolved lawsuit

At the September 13 Windemere Township meeting, the board discussed the timeline of the Palon Road improvement project. Tree and brush clearing began on the week of September 17 along with silt fence installation and delivery of culverts. The week...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    October 4, 2018

Carlton County sets proposed budget, projected 4.5% increase

Carlton County Board approved a proposed 2019 budget at their September 24 Adjourned Session with a projected 4.5 percent increase, which is the same as last year. More work needs to be done and historically the final budget and levy usually are...

 

New device monitors abnormal heart activity

Dr. Sharon Gossett brought a new device for diagnosing issues with the heart to the monthly meeting of the Mercy Hospital board of directors. "The Confirm Loop Recorder is implanted in the body at an...

 

Year-long generator project 100% complete

The new generator has been tested and is functioning well, Superintendent Harlan Schmeling reported to the Moose Lake Power Commission on Tuesday, Sept. 18. The year-long project is 100 percent comple...

 

'Can't help but smile'

The Great Pumpkin has been found, and apparently he doesn't just appear Halloween night, but rather is cultivated all summer long. Jerry Gibson of Sturgeon Lake has some pumpkins that won't exactly...

 

10th Annual Suicide Awareness Memorial Walk - October 13th

The 10th Annual Suicide Awareness Memorial Walk will take place on Saturday, October 13, 2018, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Carlton High School in Carlton, Minnesota. Last year, over 300 walkers, from around the region and state participated in this free...

 

POW/MIA Recognition Day declared

On Friday, September 21, Governor Mark Dayton and the Minnesota House of Representatives declared that day as POW/MIA (Prisoners of War/Missing in Action) Recognition Day in the State of Minnesota. Before this day, 48 of the 50 states had adopted...

 

Preliminary budget approved, water rates will increase

The city approved the preliminary levy of zero to two percent increase in property taxes at the monthly meeting of the council on Wednesday, Sept. 12. The council also passed a motion that the final...

 

Kettle River Film Project reaches across genres

The Kettle River Film Project, an award-winning film company consisting of local producers and actors, has dabbled in several genres of film including horror, documentary and local film adventures but...

 

Fond du Lac Band files petition with FCC for Eligible Telecommunications Carrier Designation

Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to become an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier (ETC). The band will provide telecommunications services under a newly formed corporation...

 

Sturgeon Lake continues budget work

Budget talks resumed at Sturgeon Lake’s regular city council meeting on Tuesday, September 13, in addition to regular business. Since the last budget meeting, Clerk Carole Lahti, Treasurer Kathy...

 

Barnum board considers discontinuing candidate forum due to poor attendance

The Barnum school students got off to a good first day, Principals Brian Kazmierczak and Judy Vitito reported to the Barnum School Board at a working meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 4. “There were lots...

 

Recovery Month highlights need for community services

September is National Recovery Month and Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed September 2018 Recovery Month in Minnesota, highlighting the fact that people can and do recover from substance use disorders and mental illness. People were admitted to...

 

Home Fire campaign provides smoke alarms

The members of the Carlton County TRIAD spoke about the free smoke alarm program from the American Red Cross at the monthly meeting on Sept. 5 in Wright. “They install the free smoke alarms in your...

 

Willow River waits on water balance test

At the September 4 Willow River City Council meeting, Councilor Vicki Whitehouse gave an update on the ongoing sewer pond repairs. She stated they are in the middle of performing a water balance test on the secondary pond which was damaged by heavy...

 

Pine County enters preliminary budget talks

Pine County’s personnel costs seem to be driving the 2019 budget. The Pine County commissioners have been reviewing proposed budgets submitted by the various departments for 2019 over the past few weeks. Predictably, salary and insurance costs are...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    September 6, 2018

Fond Du Lac Band agrees to new pipeline on reservation land

After years of countless hearings by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission and strong resistance from two environmental groups, the Fond Du Lac Band of the Lake Superior Chippewa agreed to have the new Enbridge Pipeline No. 3 routed through 11...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    September 6, 2018

Bethel Society chosen to run chemical dependency treatment facility in Carlton Co.

Carlton County Commissioners voted unanimously to choose the Bethel Society of Duluth to run a Chemical Dependency Treatment facility in Carlton County at their Adjourned Session on August 27. The local treatment proposal comes in response to a...

 
 By Shawn Jansen    News    September 6, 2018

Pine Co. shops for health insurance

Pine County is shopping around again for insurance for its employees. It was reported at the Pine County Board of Commissioners meeting August 21, that insurance was expected to increase 9 percent next year. County Administrator David Minke...

 

Louvers to be installed at Moose Lake Power

The new engine for generating electricity is operable but it can’t draw enough cool, outside air, Superintendent Harlan Schmeling reported to the Moose Lake Power Commission at the monthly meeting...

 
 By Lois E Johnson    News    August 30, 2018

Four-county health board awarded $2.1 mil grant

Commissioner Jan Malcolm of the Minnesota Department of Health visited Cloquet on Friday, Aug. 24, to announce that the Carlton-Cook-Lake-St. Louis Community Health Board was recently awarded a $2.1...

 

Sturgeon Lake council discusses 2019 budget

Sturgeon Lake council members met together Thursday, August 23 in a meeting to discuss 2019’s budget. A preliminary budget is due September 20 with proposals to raise taxes, if such a proposal were...

 
 By Lois E Johnson    News    August 30, 2018

Keeping an eye out for scams

Frauds and Scams was the title of a presentation given by Deputy John Parenteau of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department at the August 1 Carlton County TRIAD meeting. “These are the most common...

 

Primary numbers in Pine County

Voter turnout in Pine County was slightly down from the last major primary in 2014. In the 2014 primary, Pine County had a showing of approximately 3,990 voters as compared to an approximate 3,750 voters in this August’s primary according to the...

 

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