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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...

 
 By Mike Gainor    News    January 16, 2020

Deputy Neel passes away after entering hospice

The family of Ben Neel said farewell on the evening of Jan. 8, soon after the longtime Pine County deputy and K9 officer went into hospice care. Neel, 37, had been in a coma since early December,...

 
 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 Dan Reed    News    January 9, 2020

Carlton County Board reorganizes, Bodie new Chair

Commissioner Marv Bodie from Thomson Township was tapped as the new Chair of the Carlton County Board of Commissioners at their reorganizational meeting on January 7, 2020. The Chair position is rotated among the five commissioner districts each...

 
 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...

 

Using Drones to Combat Noxious Weeds

Noxious weeds, characterized by their aggressive behavior, continue to be an increasing problem throughout the United States. Early detection is critical in order to contain and/or eradicate an...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 9, 2020

Family, community mourn as Pine County deputy goes on hospice

After a months-long battle to recover his health, including brain surgery, Pine County Deputy Ben Neel was expected to enter hospice care on Wednesday, Jan. 8. A lifelong resident of Pine County, Neel is a graduate of Hinckley-Finlayson High School...

 
 By Bethany Helwig    News    January 2, 2020

2019 in review

JANUARY Jim and Barb Roth returned to Moose Lake to open Roth Chiropractic. The couple lived in Hawaii for a time before returning to the area for an ailing family member. Alan and Sharon Finifrock wo...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    January 2, 2020

Tobacco ordinance passes unanimously

Several Carlton County health staff and about 25 interested citizens attended the Adjourned Meeting of the Carlton County Board of Commissioners on December 23 to support and finally clap when the new Tobacco Ordinance was passed unanimously. It is b...

 

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...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    December 19, 2019

County Board hires construction manager for Barnum garage

Carlton County Board of Commissioners approved another step toward the County Garage upgrades in Barnum by hiring a construction manager for the project at their regular meeting on December 3. McGoff, experienced in the regional construction...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    December 19, 2019

Truth in Taxation Hearing filled with questions

The Truth in Taxation Hearing followed the Regular Meeting on December 3 and was called to order at 6 PM by Vice-Chair Marv Bodie. 20 plus citizens attended the hearing in which the proposed County budget for 2020 was presented. An increase in the...

 

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 Dan Reed    News    December 5, 2019

County sends request for disaster relief

Carlton County Board of Commissioners approved a formal request to the State of Minnesota for losses suffered in the September 30, 2019 flood waters; $165,950 of impact is claimed by the County and five townships. Preliminary estimates are that 75%...

 

More utility tax cases end in refunds

Three more rulings were made in tax court cases in the continuing saga of utility companies seeking refunds for overpaying taxes. A number of energy and utility providers filed petitions contesting...

 

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