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 By Bethany Helwig    News    June 13, 2019 

The Last Runner Standing

On the 8th of June, 105 runners gathered at the Grand Avenue chalet of Spirit Mountain to compete in the Last Runner Standing challenge. There is no set end time or length. This isn't your typical...

 
 By Press Release    News    June 13, 2019 

Two students awarded Katie Poirier Memorial Scholarship

The Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Foundation announced that Mikayla Cozzi and Alida Hogan, two Law Enforcement students currently attending the college, have been awarded the Katie Poirier...

 
 By Traci LeBrun    News    June 13, 2019 

Pine County seeks state funding for phase one of Oberstar Trail

Pine County Auditor/Treasurer Kelly Schroeder requested permission at last week’s county board meeting to request funding in the state’s 2020 capital budget for phase one of the Oberstar Trail, a bike trail which would provide the missing link...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    June 13, 2019 

Judge Stumme sworn in for Carlton County court

Rebekka Stumme was administered the oath of office by retired Judge Mark Munger during a ceremony at Fond du Lac Triblal and Community College on Friday, May 31. Stumme will preside as a judge in the...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    June 6, 2019

Jail construction plans continue to unfold

A request for a proposal (RFP) for a new Carlton County Jail has been approved by the Carlton County Board of Commissioners as the new jail planning continues to unfold. The vote was 4-1 with Commissioner Tom Proulx voting nay. “This action by the...

 
 By Shawn Jansen    News    June 6, 2019

MS 150 more than a bike ride, it's a mission

This weekend Bob Nelson will bike his 27th MS 150. Nelson said biking started as something fun to do with his 12-year-old son, but it has turned into much more. The annual Bike MS: C.H. Robinson ride...

 
 By Press Release    News    May 30, 2019

Library system announces new Bookmobile to hit the road

Northeastern Minnesota residents will soon notice a new Bookmobile traveling on area highways. The new Arrowhead Library System (ALS) Bookmobile will hit the road by the first week of June, just in...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    May 23, 2019

Negotiations stall between AFSCME & County Board

The contract with the union AFSCME Local 2750 expired December 31, 2018 and those Carlton County employees have been working without a contract since then. It appears health care funding for retirees has been the sticking point. Negotiations have...

 
 By Press Release    News    May 23, 2019

2nd Annual Carlton County Community Bike Ride

Community traditions are being made with this year's 2nd Annual Carlton County Community Bike Ride. This is a free event, taking place on June 9th, 2019 and begins at 11 AM at any of the four rest...

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 16, 2019

Oberstar Trail talks still active

Discussion of possibilities of implementing the James Oberstar Trail, a bike trail that is only theory as of now and is the missing segment of a trail connecting the Twin Cities to Duluth, took place at the last Pine County committee of the whole...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    May 9, 2019

Carlton waterline to Junction passes Minnesota House

The Minnesota House of Representatives, guided by Representative Mike Sundin and Representative Mary Murphy (Chair of the House Bonding Committee), passed a $9 million bonding proposal for the construction of the waterline from the City of Carlton...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    May 9, 2019

Level 3 sex offender moving to Cloquet

Sheriff Kelly Lake told TRIAD members and the Elder Concerns group about sex offenders moving into the community at the monthly TRIAD meeting on Wednesday, May 1, at the Fond du Lac Tribal Center....

 
 By Dan Reed    News    May 2, 2019

County Board moves to proceed with new jail

After several studies and countless meetings, the Carlton County Board of Commissioners voted to proceed with final plans for a new jail construction. The size of the jail, the total cost of the project, the location of the building, and the means...

 

Weather "May" be fair for fishing opener

In reality, Minnesota is the land of 11,842 lakes rather than merely 10,000. And, those lakes are festooned and pontooned by 813,976 registered boats. Only Florida has more than we do. This time of year, the minds of many Minnesotans are on ice out...

 
 By Press Release    News    May 2, 2019

More counties added to spring burn restrictions

As warm and dry weather continues to spread throughout the state, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has added the following counties to the burn restriction list: Aitkin, Becker, Beltrami, Carlton, Cass, Clay, Clearwater, Crow Wing,...

 
 By Press Release    News    May 2, 2019

Minnesota Online Counseling prepares to observe Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month, and this year the buzz in Minnesota and beyond is “online counseling.” Americans have integrated online and phone technology into every facet of their everyday lives. Minnesota Online Counseling (MOC) and other...

 
 By Kim Samuelson    News    April 25, 2019

Take the plunge into water monitoring

Well, I did it. I took the plunge! The water's great and I aim to help keep it that way! No, I didn't "literally" jump into the water, especially this time of year! Brrrrrr! But after thinking about i...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 25, 2019

Conservation officer dies in line of duty

A Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) conservation officer, Eugene Wynn, 43, of Pine City, has died in the line of duty following an incident Friday, April 19, on Cross Lake in Pine City....

 
 By Press Release    News    April 25, 2019

Sixth Judicial District vacancy filled

On April 17, Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan announced the appointment of Rebekka Stumme as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Sixth Judicial District. Ms. Stumme will be replacing the Honorable Mark A. Munger and will be...

 
 By Press Release    News    April 25, 2019

Memorial Blood Centers call for blood donors to spring into action

Local blood bank Memorial Blood Centers invites all eligible blood donors to roll up their sleeve and give blood this spring. While walk-in donors are always welcome, we encourage appointments to be made in advance. Visit MBC.ORG to find your...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    April 18, 2019

Impact of utility tax court cases continues to unfold

Per a press release from the Chair of the Carlton County Board of Commissioners Dick Brenner posted April 12, 2019, the Great Lakes Transmission and Enbridge Energy Southern Lights Line Pollution Control Exemption 2018 cases have been finalized and...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 18, 2019

Vehicles, including a squad car, hit with debris dropped off I-35 bridge in Hinckley

Juveniles were responsible for dropping eggs and branches onto vehicles from the I-35 bridge in Hinckley the morning of Thursday, April 11. A call came in to the Pine County Sheriff’s Department at about 4 a.m. on the morning of April 11. A semi...

 
 By Bethany Helwig    News    April 11, 2019

Construction season is nigh

On April 4, MnDOT Engineer Duane Hill announced the construction projects scheduled for the year in District 1, which encompasses the northeast region of Minnesota including, Pine, Carlton, and St....

 
 By Dan Reed    News    April 11, 2019

Sale tax funding makes impact on County road system

“The ½ % sales tax dedicated to County road upgrades has made a huge impact,” observed Assistant County Highway Engineer Milt Hagen at the Carlton County Committee of the Whole on April 2. “I have been working for the Carlton County Transporta...

 

Near normal temperatures to finally usher in spring in Minnesota

Spring seems to be here. If not real spring, at least the promise of spring, is finally in the air after a good five months of winter. But, I'm still waiting for the other shoe to drop. Last year,...

 

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