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 By Dan Reed    News    May 21, 2020 

Carlton County approves limited hiring freeze

In response to the COVID-19 impact on the local economy and health, the Carlton County Board of Commissioners approved a limited freeze on hiring with the County Board pledging to make a step-by-step study of each position before a new person is...

 
 By Airra Saunders    News    May 21, 2020 

Paying homage to the veterans in our community

For many people, Memorial Day is a holiday that marks the beginning of the summer season, a holiday where we can get together with our families and friends and enjoy the three-day weekend. But for...

 
 By Rebekah Lund    News    May 14, 2020

Finding hope in the woods

Dedicated to the memory of Bud and Bev Paulson. A couple of weeks ago, my family and I decided to bring cookies to my brother-in-law for his birthday. When we dropped them off, we thought it would be...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    May 14, 2020

Commissioner Peterson to run again

Two-term incumbent Gary Peterson announced after the Committee of the Whole meeting on May 5 that he is filing for re-election for another 4-year term on the Carlton County Board of Commissioners. Filing opens on May 19 and paperwork is submitted to...

 
 By Press Release    News    May 14, 2020

Plenty of cookies, no cookie booths

Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines has suspended cookie booths until further notice, in response to recommendations from health and government officials in response to COVID-19....

 
 By Press Release    News    May 14, 2020

Carlton County Household Hazardous Waste Facility – closed until further notice

The Carlton County Household Hazardous Waste Facility (HHW) typically operates early May through early October of each year. As of May 1, 2020, the Carlton County HHW will be closed until further notice. There is a possibility of the facility opening...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    May 7, 2020

Construction costs for Barnum Garage increase

Firm costs from McGough Construction (the firm hired by Carlton County to oversee the project) for the new Barnum Transportation Garage came in at $11.3 million at the Adjourned Meeting of the Carlton County Commissioners on April 27. This figure is...

 
 By Press Release    News    May 7, 2020

DNR seeks comments on Willow River Dam restoration project

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is accepting public comments through June 3 on an environmental assessment worksheet for the Willow River Dam restoration project in Pine County. The DNR proposes to replace the damaged Willow River Dam...

 

The journal of a nurse at a New York hospital

Editor's note: Jackie Christianson is a Pine City High School graduate who currently lives in Wisconsin. She is a nurse practitioner with ICU and ER experience. At the end of March, she flew to New...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 30, 2020

COVID-19 cases in corrections facilities continue to climb

The number of confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Carlton County has climbed to 53, with over half of those cases coming from the Department of Corrections (DOC) facility in Moose Lake. According to the DOC, 29 patients at the facility have...

 

COVID-19 News Briefs

Distance learning continues. As ordered by Governor Walz, distance learning will continue through the end of the current school year. Loosening of business restrictions. Governor Walz laid out a plan to gradually loosen restrictions on businesses...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    April 23, 2020

Limited use of County buildings continues to at least May 4

The Regular Meeting of the Carlton County Board of Commissioners was held on April 14 with all Commissioners participating; Dick Brenner and Gary Peterson via telephone conferencing and Marv Bodie, Tom Proulx, and Mark Thell physically present. Count...

 
 By Press Release    News    April 23, 2020

Governor Walz launches statewide homemade mask drive

Governor Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan launched a week-long statewide homemade mask drive to encourage Minnesotans to create homemade masks for donation and highlight the importance of workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic....

 
 By Press Release    News    April 16, 2020

Join a statewide book club

The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, as the Minnesota Center for the Book, announces the launch of One Book | One Minnesota, a new statewide book club that will invite Minnesotans of all...

 
 By Press Release    News    April 16, 2020

Burning restrictions to reduce additional stress on emergency response network

Consistent with Governor Tim Walz’s executive orders to help ensure the health and safety of all Minnesotans, the Department of Natural Resources is proactively moving to burning restrictions immediately after snowmelt to reduce potential for...

 
 By Press Release    News    April 16, 2020

2020 egg take operations canceled due to COVID-19 protocols

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will cancel its 2020 egg take operations for walleye, northern pike, muskellunge and steelhead because the work cannot be done safely under COVID-19 social distancing guidelines. Collecting eggs and...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 9, 2020

More COVID-19 cases at Moose Lake Department of Corrections facility

As of April 7, Carlton County reported 13 confirmed cases of coronavirus, nine of which are inmates housed at the Department of Corrections (DOC) facility in Moose Lake. According to information from the DOC, seven of the confirmed cases are...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 9, 2020

Landlord faces attorney general's office after shutting off Sandstone family's power during emergency

Minnesota’s attorney general is taking legal action against a Minnesota landlord who attempted to evict a Pine County family – including a four-year-old child – who were attempting to shelter in place during the COVID-19 state of emergency in...

 
 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...

 

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