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 By Dan Reed    News    February 14, 2019 

Cloquet City Hall transfer to County on track

“Our goal continues to be a building for County occupancy with little cost to the County taxpayer,” observed County Coordinator Dennis Genereau at the Carlton County Committee of the Whole meeting on February 5. “Cloquet officials still say...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    February 14, 2019 

Government shutdown impacts contractors including Mercy Hospital

The government shutdown may affect Mercy Hospital, CEO Mike Delfs told the Board of Directors at its meeting on Monday, Jan. 28. This was Delfs’ last board meeting. He is taking a position in...

 
 By Press Release    News    February 14, 2019 

Memorial Blood Centers Issues Urgent Appeal for Donors of All Blood Types

Due to severe weather, the nation is facing a dangerously low supply of all blood types. This means: There is just a 1-day supply of many blood types. There are not enough donations scheduled to make up for the weather-related reduction in donations....

 
 By Press Release    News    February 14, 2019 

Traci LeBrun announces candidacy for vacated District 11B House seat

Traci LeBrun, of Pine City, announced her candidacy for Jason Rarick's vacated State Representative House seat. Rarick was elected as Senator for District 11, replacing the vacated senate seat by...

 
 By Press Release    News    February 14, 2019 

Fouth Annual Beekeeping Workshop at FDLTCC

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, in partnership with the Northeast Minnesota Beekeepers Association, is hosting a day-long workshop called "Beekeeping and More!" on Saturday, February 16,...

 
 By Press Release    News    February 14, 2019 

MnDOT urges motorists to be cautious when driving near snowplows

There have been more than 25 crashes so far this winter involving vehicles and state snowplows. With winter far from over, the Minnesota Department of Transportation is urging motorists to use extra caution during plowing and snow removal...

 
 By Press Release    News    February 14, 2019 

Fond du Lac TCC hosting author reading and music event

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is hosting “Reclaiming the Narrative: An Evening of Story, Song, and The Arts,” featuring a book reading and signing by an award-winning author plus a rap music performance on Friday, February 15, 2019,...

 

In this digital age, caution is advised

"If a 13-year old girl has a boyfriend in August and sends him a nude photo of herself, and then breaks up with him in October, he could send that photo to all of his friends," said Erik Blesener, a...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    February 7, 2019

Primary election costs Carlton County over $50,000

“Why do the costs for a special primary and special election fall solely on the local Counties and townships involved?” asked Carlton County Gary Peterson at the Adjourned Session of the County Board on January 28th. “The State of Minnesota...

 
 By Kim Samuelson    News    February 7, 2019

Passion for pollinators leads to SWCD recognition

For many of us, life sometimes becomes mere survival. We feel that each day is like the one before...going to work to make the money to pay the bills that enable us to live and be able to go to work...

 

Art comes in all shapes and sizes ... and metals

"Clang! Clang! Clang!" was the sound in Leon Torkelson's blacksmith shop as he pounded on a piece of hot metal to mold and shape it into a key ring on Wednesday, January 23. Torkelson pounded on the...

 
 By Press Release    News    February 7, 2019

County Seat Theater Company opens 2019 season with "The Great Nursing Home Escape"

From the second floor of a locked-down nursing home in the dead of night, they attempt the greatest escape ever. Join this misfit band of "inmates" as they hatch a master plan to escape their dreary...

 
 By Press Release    News    January 31, 2019

Mercy Pain Specialists author book

Mercy Pain Specialists Bryan Hunter, DNP, CRNA, NSPM-C, and Matt Stokes, DNP, CRNA, NSPM-C, can now add the title "author" to their list of impressive credentials. Recently graduating with a Doctor...

 
 By Press Release    News    January 31, 2019

MnDOT completes five-year study on speed limits

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is increasing speeds on 5,240 miles of state highways based on the recommendations of a five-year study released this week. The speeds will increase from 55 to 60 miles per hour. Of the 7,000 miles studied,...

 

Green View rest area recognized for excellent service

Blaine Jensen, of Bruno, crew leader for Green View, beams as the General Andrews rest stop receives a plaque for top rated rest area in Minnesota on Interstate 35. Jensen has held this position since...

 
 By Kim Samuelson    News    January 31, 2019

Education leads to change, and change leads to education

Many of us like to keep our lives on an "even keel" without too much "rocking the boat." However, new ideas, new facts, new treatments all lead to new ways of doing things, to change, to "rocking the...

 
 By Press Release    News    January 24, 2019

Mercy Birthing Center adds wireless monitor and nitrous oxide option

The Rhonda Kay Skelton Birthing Center at Mercy Hospital received two grants from The Mercy Foundation that enabled Mercy to add wireless technology used for fetal monitoring and a new option for...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 24, 2019

Over $5,000 worth stolen in Willow River burglary

Two people were charged in relation to a burglary in Willow River in which over $5,000 of items were stolen from a garage. On Jan. 11, Pine County authorities charged Kevin Zachary Potter, 30, and...

 
 By Press Release    News    January 24, 2019

Thrifty White and Gateway Family Health Clinic teaming up to combat prescription abuse and misuse

Despite ongoing efforts across the country, opioid-involved deaths continue to climb. Since 2001, opioid overdose deaths have increased by 345%, with only about 10% of people receiving the treatment they need on an annual basis. Minnesota has not...

 
 By Press Release    News    January 24, 2019

Northwoods Credit Union supports furloughed government employees

Northwoods Credit Union understands that hard financial times can happen to anyone and we would like to help ease some stress for furloughed government employees. “We want to help these people have some financial stability in this potentially...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 24, 2019

Super blood moon lunar eclipse of 2019

On a very cold January night, 6 degrees to be exact, many found themselves wandering outside around 10:43 p.m. to get a peek at what experts were calling the super blood moon and what would be the onl...

 
 By Press reports    News    January 17, 2019

New CEO at Mercy Hospital

The Board of Directors of Mercy Hospital has named Michael Youso, MBA, to the position of CEO, effective April 2. Youso will replace Michael Delfs who is leaving to serve as CEO of Jamestown Regional...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    January 17, 2019

Brenner new chair of county board

A year goes by and it is now time again for the Carlton County Board of Commissioners to reorganize and elect new chairs and vice-chairs for the Board and the Committee of the Whole and assign Commissioner committee assignments. Following a tradition...

 

Ongoing problems with hydrants in Willow River

Water and sewer worker John Mikrot spoke to the Willow River City Council at its regular meeting Monday, January 7, about an “ongoing problem” with the city’s hydrants. Mikrot recapped an...

 

Shopko will remain open despite bankruptcy rumors

The Shopko Hometown Store in Moose Lake is not going to close, said Store Manager David Loose in an interview on Jan. 10. A press release dated Jan. 9 and published in the Green Bay Press-Gazette...

 

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