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 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%...

 
 By Bethany Helwig    News    December 5, 2019 

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...

 
 By Press Release    News    December 5, 2019 

Kids and thin ice – a dangerous holiday combo

As excited as they are about the holiday season, many kids are equally curious when it comes to the ice. Talking with children about ice safety now will help them stay safe during this festive time. “We want families to get out on the ice and have...

 

2019 Outstanding Conservationist creating a legacy

Most people want to leave a legacy, to know that their lives mattered, to leave a contribution of some sort for future generations. But many, however, don't consciously think about what they want...

 

Follow these Thanksgiving travel safety tips

The week of Thanksgiving is a busy time of the year to travel that's marked by a large number of people traveling to see loved ones. In 2017, AAA projected 50.9 million Americans would journey 50...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    November 21, 2019

FDL Band, County discuss sewer and zoning issues

A meeting is being scheduled to work out differences in a proposed footprint of service for the Big Lake Area Sanitary District. At the regular meeting of the Carlton County Board on November 12, the board reviewed several topics that were brought...

 

Sandstone wants input

The Sandstone Economic Development Authority has contracted with Dovetail Partners, Inc. to conduct a feasibility study on the potential for an ATV/Off-Highway Motorcycle training area and technical riding course on city owned property in Section 21...

 

Fatal shooting near Cloquet

On November 9, 2019 at approximately 5 a.m., law-enforcement was called to an address on Brevator Road within the Fond du Lac Reservation. The caller advised a man had been shot. Deputies from the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office and officers...

 

Boswell faces federal charges for shooting man at funeral

Shelby Boswell, who was arrested for allegedly shooting a man in the head during a funeral in Cloquet on October 18, is now facing federal charges. On November 6, a grand jury in the District of...

 
 By Shawn Jansen    News    November 14, 2019

Evening Reporting Center to open next month

Pine County will be giving juveniles on probation who are at risk for detention or residential treatment some intensive intervention come December. That is roughly the start of a new program called the Evening Reporting Center (ERC). The ERC grew...

 

November Weed of the Month: Weeds that Impact Hunters

When hunting, weeds are often an afterthought or not thought of at all. Unfortunately, weeds can have a negative impact on wild game if ignored and not managed in a timely manner. Weedy species can...

 

Remembering a veteran

Lois E. Johnson Veterans Day, or Armistice Day as it was originally called, began on November 11, 1918, when the fighting in The Great War, later to become World War I, ended. The Armistice was...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 7, 2019

Moose Lake man killed in crash

A fatal two-vehicle crash on Interstate 35 just north of North Branch led to the closing of the freeway for several hours, along with a brief search for one of the drivers. Moose Lake resident Joeffre Kolosky died as a result of the crash. According...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    November 7, 2019

Female offender programming to be explored for new jail

The Carlton County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to pursue Minnesota Legislative approval for the ability to levy a ½% sales tax, contingent on local voter approval, to build a new Carlton County Jail. The Minnesota Legislature has...

 
 By Press Release    News    November 7, 2019

Grant money available for prevention of wolf attacks

New money is available to Minnesota livestock producers to help prevent wolf attacks. A total of $60,000 will be awarded through the Wolf-Livestock Conflict Prevention Grants. Applications are due January 31, 2020, to the Minnesota Department of...

 
 By Kim Samuelson    News    October 31, 2019

Working with farmers to improve water quality

When it comes to soil health and water quality, farmers have always been some of the most conscientious and concerned people. This is due to their deep, hands-on connections with soil, water, and...

 
 By Press Release    News    October 31, 2019

Carlton SWCD improves road safety, trout habitat on Nemadji River tributary

A county road in danger of slumping into Skunk Creek was stabilized and the first stretch of a trout migration route from Lake Superior was restored this summer in Blackhoof Township south of...

 
 By Press Release    News    October 31, 2019

Just Kids Dental receives $35,000 from Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation

Just Kids Dental received a $35,000 grant from the Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation. This funding supports Just Kids Dental's “Healthy Teeth at School” program, which increases access to preventive dental services and oral health education fo...

 
 By Submitted    News    October 24, 2019

Suicide Awareness Memorial Walk

From the Carlton County Task Force for Suicide Awareness & Education Towards Prevention: We'd like to thank everyone who came to our 11th Annual Suicide Awareness Memorial Walk held on Saturday,...

 

Pine County affected by data security incident

Last week, Pine County was attacked by a hacker who may have breached county security systems and accessed residents’ personal information. According to Pine County Administrator David Minke, the information was compromised when “a malicious...

 

Deer hunts at state parks

Special hunts to prevent overpopulation of deer will take place this fall at several Minnesota state parks. Access to the parks will vary during these hunts. Some parks will remain open to all visitors, some will have limited access for the general...

 
 By Press Release    News    October 24, 2019

Carlton County Senior Health Fair on November 2

The annual Carlton County Senior Health Fair will provide education, screenings, visits with helpful vendors and a free lunch on Saturday, November 2 at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Esko. The free program for 50 plus age adults will run from 9...

 
 By Press Release    News    October 24, 2019

Halloween safety tips from Blain's Farm & Fleet

Sure, Halloween is fun and exciting for the kids, but it can also be stressful for parents. Follow these steps to ensure that everyone has a fun and safe time. Oh, and they’ll also get the best candy in the neighborhood. Blain’s Farm & Fleet is h...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    October 17, 2019

Estimated price of Presidential Primary rises

Auditor/Treasurer Kathy Korteum received Carlton County Board approval to hire a part time election clerk for a job shadow of an Auditor’s clerk who is due to retire. Approval was given up to four months but Korteum said that she expected it to tak...

 

Pine County K9 Chaos needs your vote!

Jennifer Yocum-Stans The Pine County K-9 team of Deputy Aaron Boarchardt and his partner Chaos are up for a unique opportunity. They have been selected as finalists to win a brand new Chevrolet Tahoe...

 

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