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 By Press Release    News    October 10, 2019 

Downward trend in small game hunting participation

The most recent small game hunter survey from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources revealed the fewest number of hunters pursuing species like grouse, waterfowl and squirrels since the DNR began keeping track of these figures in 1969. Small...

 
 By Press Release    News    October 10, 2019 

Pine County conducting survey on outdoor recreation

The University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs, in cooperation with the Pine County Planning Department, is creating an Outdoor Recreation Plan for Pine County, scheduled to be complete in December of 2019. The team has released a surv...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    October 3, 2019

Excise tax approved

The Carlton County Board of Commissioners approved continuing the $20 excise tax at their Adjourned meeting on September 23 after a hearing where only one comment was made from the public. Reporter and Automba Township Chair Dan Reed supported more...

 
 By Kim Samuelson    News    October 3, 2019

Culverts: Hidden in plain view

Several weeks ago, the Carlton County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) sponsored a tour of the Nemadji Watershed to highlight the parts of a watershed and how they work together. Stops...

 
 By Kim Metz    News    October 3, 2019

Controlling an invasive species: Buckthorn

Buckthorn is a non-native, invasive shrub or small tree that is rapidly taking over our natural areas and crowding out native species. There are two kinds in Minnesota: Common Buckthorn (Rhamnus...

 

Warm spells may outnumber cold snaps in October

Every now and then online, I stumble across a picture of a bald TV reporter from the early 70's I recognize and it takes a few seconds to realize it is Dennis Anderson before he got his first toupee. I remember his first day with the rug. Weatherman...

 
 By Press Release    News    October 3, 2019

County Seat Theater presents "Hilda's Yard"

'Hilda's Yard' by Canadian playwright Norm Foster will open this Friday at the County Seat Theater. It's an exciting summer day in 1956 for Hilda and Sam Fluck. Newly on their own since their...

 

Fatality in vehicle accident

On September 16th at approximately 3:48 PM Pine County dispatch received a 911 call reporting a vehicle in the Kettle River near the city of Willow River. The caller indicated people in the water and that someone was still believed to be inside the...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    September 12, 2019

Proposed county ordinance to raise tobacco purchase to 21

For more than a year the Carlton County Board of Commissioners has heard concerns of the rising use of vaping and the negative influences on the County’s youth. Earlier this summer the County Board instructed the County Attorney to draw up a...

 

Using drones for public safety

Drones are proving valuable for many different uses, including public safety. Steve Van Kekerix, the Emergency Management Coordinator for Carlton County, brought a drone to the meeting of the Carlton...

 

Speed limit to increase/decrease on Highway 73

The speed limit will soon change along Highway 73 in northeastern Minnesota. New speed limits take effect once new signs are posted. New signs will be installed Tuesday, Sept. 3, and Wednesday, Sept. 4. Speed limits will increase from 55 mph to 60...

 

Medicaid revision at federal level at stand still

From 2013 to 2017, Minnesotans aged 55 to 64 signing up for health insurance under the expanded version of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through MNsure were sometimes met with an unwelcome surprise....

 
 By Dan Reed    News    August 29, 2019

Domestic violence services for Carlton County in new hands

Family Pathways is replacing Windows on October 1 to provide the domestic violence and sexual assault services of advocacy, education, outreach, and crisis line, as well as parenting time centers for supervised visitation in Carlton, Pine, and...

 
 By Press Release    News    August 29, 2019

Become an Extension Master Gardener in Carlton County

If you have an interest in plants and gardening and would enjoy sharing that interest with others, apply to become a University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener volunteer. Applications are being accepted for the Carlton County Extension Master...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    August 29, 2019

Nuisance beaver control finally passes Legislature

New beaver control provisions were enacted by the Minnesota Legislature in the 2019 Session. HD 11A Representative Mike Sundin had authored the initial bill with input from Wayne Thom, a member of the Minnesota Trappers Association from Prairie Lake...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    August 22, 2019

County Auditor/Treasurer becomes an appointive position

With little public input the Carlton County Commissioners unanimously voted to change the Office of Auditor/Treasurer from elected to appointed. Clarence Badger of rural Cloquet was the only one to address the County Board during the hearing and was...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    August 22, 2019

Changes continue at County Extension Service

Longtime head of the Minnesota Extension Service in Carlton County, Troy Salzer, has left and is now employed in St. Louis County, handling Extension Services education for farmers and guiding 4-H activities. At present he has no by-products...

 

TRIAD discusses space needs

The county’s space needs, including the jail, were discussed at the monthly meeting of the Carlton County TRIAD at the Moose Lake Police Department on Wednesday, August 7. Moose Lake Police Chief Br...

 
 By Press Release    News    August 15, 2019

Medica introduces insulin cost relief program

In Medica’s continuing efforts to address the rising cost of insulin, they are introducing a cap on the maximum amount commercial and individual market members will pay for their insulin. Starting January 1, 2020, all members of fully insured...

 
 By Press Release    News    August 8, 2019

Fatal ATV accident in Carlton County

On August 4, 2019 at 12:06 p.m., Carlton County Dispatch received a report of an ATV accident at South Finn Road in Lakeview Township. The male driver was riding up and down the driveway of the family cabin when he lost control and hit a tree. The...

 
 By Press Release    News    August 8, 2019

UMD rocket takes second in worldwide competition

Courtney Laine, Moose Lake graduate and current University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) student, competed for the second time in the Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition (IREC) at Spaceport...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    August 1, 2019

Veteran honored at Target Field

Adrian Filipiak, 83, a Split Rock Township native, was honored at Target Field during the flag-raising ceremony on Sunday, July 21, as a veteran of the United States Navy. Right after the ceremony,...

 
 By Press Release    News    August 1, 2019

New apartment project approved in Cloquet

The new apartment project “14th Street Apartments III” has been approved to start in Cloquet, MN in the Hilltop Neighborhood. There are 36 market rate units to be constructed, joining the existing 40 units at the 14th Street Apartments...

 
 By Press Release    News    August 1, 2019

"American Pickers" to film in Minnesota

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Minnesota! They plan to film episodes of the hit series American Pickers throughout the area in October 2019. American Pickers is a...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    August 1, 2019

Funding method approved for Barnum garage upgrade

Carlton County Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 to upgrade the Barnum Transportation Garage and attach a large addition to create a 50,000 sq. foot plus facility. Modern road equipment is considerably longer than the needs of the current 1970s style...

 

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