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 By Bethany Helwig    News    April 2, 2020 

Moose Lake DOC inmate tests positive for COVID-19

An inmate at the Moose Lake Department of Corrections (DOC) facility is the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Carlton County. According to a press release from the DOC, over the past weekend one inm...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    April 2, 2020 

It's all about the coronavirus

The workings of government have changed as the pandemic spreads at an unknown rate throughout the nation. Physical participation in Carlton County meetings and whether any County building was open to the public were two of many public safety issues...

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 26, 2020

COVID-19: LOCAL CLOSURES & UPDATES

STATEWIDE Tax filing deadline, both for state and federal taxes in Minnesota, has been extended to July 15, 2020. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has...

 
 By Press Release    News    March 26, 2020

Change in COVID-19 testing eligibility due to shortage

Essentia Health is following guidelines established by the Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin departments of health regarding who is eligible for COVID-19 testing. Due to a national shortage of COVID-19 laboratory testing materials, adjustments...

 
 By Press Release    News    March 19, 2020

Preparing for COVID-19 at Mercy

Mercy Hospital is following the screening and treatment guidelines developed by the CDC and the Minnesota Department of Health in preparing to care for any potential patients with COVID-19. Mercy is working in collaboration with other local health...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    March 19, 2020

County sells bonds for garage in Barnum

Construction bonds for the remodel and new addition to the Carlton County Transportation Garage in Barnum were sold on March 9 at an unexpected low rate of 1.69%. Three bond packages had been submitted and the Carlton County Board of Commissioners at...

 
 By Press Release    News    March 19, 2020

Red Cross urges healthy individuals to give blood amid coronavirus concerns

The American Red Cross strongly urges healthy, eligible individuals who are feeling well to give blood to help maintain a sufficient blood supply and prevent shortages as concerns about the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, rise in...

 
 By Press Release    News    March 19, 2020

Essentia Health announces free E-visits for concerns relating to COVID-19

To support health and wellness in our communities, Essentia Health is waiving the fee for E-visits related to screening and evaluation of respiratory symptoms and concerns related to COVID-19. In addition to COVID-19 screenings, E-visits cost only $3...

 

A visual of why preventative measures are so important

The greatest danger from Covid-19 is if the number of those suffering serious complications from the disease rises swiftly and overwhelms our healthcare system – as is happening right now in Italy....

 
 By Dan Reed    News    March 12, 2020

Local MN Extension program reorganizes

Changes unfolding in the Carlton County Extension Program were laid out in a six month updated report presented by acting supervisor Donna Lekander at the Committee of the Whole meeting on March 3. The Extension Program has been under intense...

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 12, 2020

Triple homicide in Cloquet

A Cloquet man has been charged with murder after allegedly killing a 20-month-old child and the child’s mother, who was 13 weeks pregnant. The Carlton County Attorney’s Office filed three counts of second degree murder against Sheldon James...

 
 By Press Release    News    March 12, 2020

Pine County offering backyard compost bins and rain barrels

Are you looking to conserve resources and help the environment? Pine County is partnering with the Recycling Association of Minnesota this spring to provide a sale of home compost bins ($66+tax) and rain barrels ($79+tax). Orders can be placed...

 
 By Press Release    News    March 12, 2020

March 13 is Text Our Snowbirds Day in Minnesota

The Minnesota State Demographic Center is celebrating Text Our Snowbirds Day on March 13. The public’s participation is encouraged, to help raise awareness of census response guidelines for people who have multiple residences. Minnesota is home to...

 
 By Press Release    News    March 12, 2020

Shot fired at Black Bear Casino, one deceased

On March 9, 2020, Carlton County Communications received a 911 call reporting a person with a hand gun followed by a report of a shot being fired inside the Seven Fires Steakhouse at the Black Bear Casino in Carlton. Law Enforcement Officers from sev...

 
 By Submitted    News    March 12, 2020

First presumptive case of coronavirus in Minnesota

Kristen Ehresman Director, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Prevention and Control Division Minnesota Department of Health An older adult resident of Ramsey County recently traveled on a cruise ship with a known COVID-19 case. The patient began to de...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    March 5, 2020

Watered-down Tobacco Ordinance passes

The Carlton County Board of Commissioners, after deleting several portions of the proposed new Tobacco Ordinance, unanimously passed the Ordinance with a May 1 enforcement date. The ban on the sale of tobacco products, flavored and unflavored, and...

 
 By Press Release    News    March 5, 2020

Carlton County's steps in planning for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

At the local level, Carlton County Public Health and Human Services (CCPHHS) is working with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and local preparedness partners on planning for a unified response to COVID-19. CCPHHS is aware and updated...

 
 By Bethany Helwig    News    March 5, 2020

New bill aims to wipe the medical assistance record clean

Senator Jason Rarick introduced a new bill to the Minnesota Senate on February 24 that would eliminate medical assistance welfare data for those who were newly placed on Medical Assistance (MA)...

 

March is "Food Share" Month

All food and money donated from March 1 through April 12, 2020 to the Moose Lake Area Food Shelf will be matched by Minnesota FoodShare. The Moose Lake Area Food Shelf offers monthly food access to families in the Northern Pine and Southern Carlton...

 

How you can benefit from having a pet

Pets have been kept for centuries. Statistics from various sources indicate North Americans own millions of dogs, cats, birds, small mammals, and reptiles. Pets' affable nature and loving looks are en...

 

Turkey hunting licenses on sale March 1

Turkey hunters can buy their licenses for the spring 2020 season starting Sunday, March 1. Licenses may be purchased online, by telephone 888-665-4236 or in person wherever hunting and fishing...

 

Pine County Solicits Surveys for the North Pine Transfer Station

Surveys are being solicited to guide the County Solid Waste Department on future improvements at the North Pine Transfer Station. The North Pine Transfer Station, located at 85174 County Highway 61, Willow River was opened in July of 2019. The...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    February 20, 2020

Deadline set for County Jail closure

A letter from the Minnesota Department of Corrections was received by Carlton County Sheriff Kelly Lake and County Coordinator Dennis Genereau setting a closure date for the Carlton County Jail on...

 

Scholarship for Carlton County residents

The Floy Gilman Scheidler Scholarship Foundation provides scholarships to residents of Carlton County who are pursuing a post high school education. The Foundation was established in 1999 by Floy Dickison, former Esko High School English teacher and...

 

Essentia Health sponsors "healthy schools" challenge

Essentia Health is challenging area schools to implement a program focused on student wellness to facilitate healthy behavior patterns at a young age. According to Healthy People 2020, the risk of developing a chronic disease in adulthood is largely...

 

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