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 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...

 

Predictions for August are cooler temps

An old farmer I know passed away and my part of the inheritance was a big box of old almanacs dating back to 1925. There were plenty of Farmers and Old Farmers Almanacs and several other lesser known books. The 1925 Swamp Root Almanac came from the...

 
 By Press Release    News    August 1, 2019

New law prohibits e-cigarette use in no-smoking areas

Starting August 1, all Minnesotans can breathe easier. That day, a new law goes into effect that prohibits the use of e-cigarettes in workplaces where smoking is already banned. The law expands the definition of smoking in the Minnesota Clean Indoor...

 
 By Press Release    News    July 25, 2019

Gustafson Family recognized as a 2019 'U of M Farm Family'

The Gustafson family of Mahtowa has been named Carlton County's "2019 Farm Family of the Year" by the University of Minnesota. The Farm Family Recognition Program has existed for over 30 years and...

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 25, 2019

Pine County hosts collaborative fishing event

Pine County Probation Supervisor Kevin Glass says he “took the fishing pole and cast it” by organizing an afternoon of fishing on Sturgeon Lake for 17 youth on Monday. Participating students and their friends attend school in the East Central,...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    July 18, 2019

County Board holds hearing on new Barnum Garage funding

About a dozen citizens attended the hearing on funding a new Carlton County Transportation garage in Barnum on Tuesday, July 9, held during the regular meeting of the Carlton County Board of Commissioners. The need for additional space at the Barnum...

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 18, 2019

Commissioner of Minnesota DHS resigns

Former state senator Tony Lourey resigned on Monday as the commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Services. In January, Lourey resigned as state senator for the region to join Gov. Tim Walz’ cabinet. Just last Thursday, the top two deput...

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 18, 2019

Nemadji warns of possible data breach

Nemadji, in Bruno, began issuing notices on July 8 of possible data breaches to impacted individuals. Nemadji works with healthcare facilities using their proprietary data-mining system to generate additional revenue for hospitals. One such client is...

 
 By Press Release    News    July 18, 2019

Songs of Hope to perform at the Encore Performing Arts Center in Cloquet

For the first time in its twenty-eight year history, the global Songs of Hope performance company will be performing in Cloquet, presenting a single, afternoon concert at the Encore Performing Arts Center, on Saturday, July 20, at 2:00 p.m. The...

 
 By Kim Samuelson    News    July 11, 2019

Carlton SWCD: A great return on your investment

ROI: Return on Investment. For those who don't know, this simply means what you get (return) for what you give (invest). And as a taxpayer, you have the right and responsibility to ask about the...

 
 By Press Release    News    July 11, 2019

Mercy to hold information sessions on Diabetes Prevention Program

Mercy Hospital will be holding two information sessions about its Diabetes Prevention Program. Community members are invited to the free information sessions to learn how this lifestyle change program can help people with prediabetes cut their risk...

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 11, 2019

Dedication at Lakeside Cemetery

A dedication ceremony will be held at the Lakeside Cemetery on Saturday, July 20, at 2:00 pm, to honor early pioneers Isaak and Maria Walli. They made a generous donation of land in 1906 to the Lakeside Community to serve as a final resting place...

 
 By Press Release    News    July 11, 2019

Free trial of Continuous Glucose Monitor available to patients with diabetes

A one-month free trial of Medtronic’s Guardian™ Connect Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) system will be available to patients with diabetes by appointment on Tuesday, July 23 through Mercy Hospital’s Diabetes Program. Tracking glucose...

 
 By Bethany Helwig    News    July 4, 2019

A celebration of running

According to the story, in 490 B.C. a soldier, Pheidippides, ran from a battlefield near the city of Marathon to Athens-a journey of some 25 miles-to announce the defeat of the Persians. He shouted...

 

July shows signs of warmth taking over our temperatures

When I was a kid in the 70’s, my family made frequent treks from Ely to Litchfield to visit relatives. Midway of that long trip was what is now the Lazy Bear in Barnum so we had many a lunch there back in the day. Just the other day, I got a...

 
 By Press Release    News    July 4, 2019

Plan in development for Nemadji Watershed

Carlton County, Pine County and Carlton and Pine Soil and Water Conservation Districts have announced plans to develop a comprehensive watershed management plan for the Nemadji Watershed. The planning process known as One Watershed, One Plan or 1W1P,...

 

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