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 By Dan Reed    News    April 18, 2019 

Impact of utility tax court cases continues to unfold

Per a press release from the Chair of the Carlton County Board of Commissioners Dick Brenner posted April 12, 2019, the Great Lakes Transmission and Enbridge Energy Southern Lights Line Pollution Control Exemption 2018 cases have been finalized and...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 18, 2019 

Vehicles, including a squad car, hit with debris dropped off I-35 bridge in Hinckley

Juveniles were responsible for dropping eggs and branches onto vehicles from the I-35 bridge in Hinckley the morning of Thursday, April 11. A call came in to the Pine County Sheriff’s Department at about 4 a.m. on the morning of April 11. A semi...

 
 By Bethany Helwig    News    April 11, 2019

Construction season is nigh

On April 4, MnDOT Engineer Duane Hill announced the construction projects scheduled for the year in District 1, which encompasses the northeast region of Minnesota including, Pine, Carlton, and St....

 
 By Dan Reed    News    April 11, 2019

Sale tax funding makes impact on County road system

“The ½ % sales tax dedicated to County road upgrades has made a huge impact,” observed Assistant County Highway Engineer Milt Hagen at the Carlton County Committee of the Whole on April 2. “I have been working for the Carlton County Transporta...

 

Near normal temperatures to finally usher in spring in Minnesota

Spring seems to be here. If not real spring, at least the promise of spring, is finally in the air after a good five months of winter. But, I'm still waiting for the other shoe to drop. Last year,...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    April 4, 2019

30 unit apartment building financed for City of Carlton

The Carlton County Board of Commissioners approved $174,000 in Carlton County Economic Development funding to complete a funding package for a 30-unit residential apartment building to be built in the City of Carlton by Willows Edge LLC at their...

 
 By Press Release    News    April 4, 2019

Nurses at Inter-Faith Care Center (IFCC) in Carlton, MN, join AFSCME Council 65

Registered Nurses (RNs) & Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) at IFCC were looking for the freedom to join together to improve working conditions in their workplace. They reached out to the American Federation of State County & Municipal Employees...

 
 By Press Release    News    April 4, 2019

Local Artist and Organizations Receive Grants from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council

Local Carlton County artist and organizations were awarded a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council on March 21, 2019. Rural and Community Art Project Grant Cloquet Middle School of Cloquet was awarded a $5,000 Rural and Community Art...

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 28, 2019

DOC employee charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct

Ashley Youngberg, 29, Barnum, has been charged with one count of Criminal Sexual Conduct in the Third Degree for the sexual exploitation in the Department of Corrections facility in Moose Lake. The...

 
 By Kim Samuelson    News    March 28, 2019

Farms important in water quality question

It's finally springtime, and after a long winter, many people want to get outside and get busy with outdoor projects. That includes local farmers. For them, spring means that after a long winter of...

 

FEMA stresses the importance of private flood insurance

With the warmer temperatures melting the large amount of snow the area has received, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and others are warning people of the importance of private flood insurance. A spring flood outlook report created by...

 
 By Press Release    News    March 28, 2019

Memorial Blood Centers is calling all life-savers

Local blood bank Memorial Blood Centers invites all eligible blood donors to roll up their sleeve and give blood. Every 2 seconds, someone needs blood – from heart transplant and cancer patients to...

 
 By Press Release    News    March 28, 2019

Minnesota films featured at Highway 61 Film Festival

The 2019 Highway 61 Film Festival on April 4-7 will bring exciting independent films from local, national and international filmmakers, including great films from around Minnesota to Pine City venues. And, for the first time, the film festival will...

 
 By Press Release    News    March 28, 2019

Free trip to BWCA available for local veterans on July 9-14

The Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center is hosting a free trip for veterans to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in Northern Minnesota July 9-14. This will be the second year that the Center has offered the trip for veterans that are disabled or...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    March 21, 2019

New landfill hauling contract saves $92,000 this year, $184,000 next year

“Hauling costs for the Superior, Wisconsin landfill have been bid openly for several years,” explained Heather Cunningham, administrator for Zoning and Environmental Services, at the Carlton County Board of Commissioners meeting on March 12. “O...

 
 By Press Release    News    March 14, 2019

Augustana awarded funding to improve behavioral health services

The Augustana Care Center in Moose Lake was one of 21 health care nursing facilities in Minnesota, through CareChoice Cooperative, to be awarded funding for a two-year performance-based improvement project to develop staff training and patient servic...

 
 By Press Release    News    March 14, 2019

Clearing meters, vents a crucial safety step during winter storms

Minnesota Energy Resources continues to urge customers to check and clear any buildup of snow or ice from natural gas meters and appliance vents. Additionally, icicles or ice dams should be cleared...

 
 By Traci LeBrun    News    March 7, 2019

2020 Census is coming

The goal of “counting everyone once, only once, and in the right place” is now underway through 2020 Census outreach and promotion efforts. Jim Accurso, partnership specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau, highlighted the importance of public...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    March 7, 2019

Salt stockpile for County roads is down

This has been one of our old style winters with lots of snow and at times high winds. Locals complain of the inconvenience of it all – slippery roads, poor snow plow service, and high heating bills...

 
 By Press Release    News    March 7, 2019

State report puts focus on hospital patient safety

The 15th annual Adverse Health Event Report was issued by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) on March 1. The report lists the occurrences of 29 reportable adverse health events in Minnesota hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers in the last...

 
 By Press Release    News    March 7, 2019

Grants aim to get more people hunting and fishing

Application deadline April 4 Groups that help people become hunters or anglers – or keep on hunting or fishing – can apply for grants from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. “Minnesota’s hunting and fishing tradition is still...

 
 By Press Release    News    March 7, 2019

Hundreds of Youth Urge Minnesota Lawmakers to Tackle Tobacco Addiction

Nearly 400 youth and adult advocates from across Minnesota rallied on February 27 at the State Capitol to urge lawmakers to address tobacco addiction and “Keep Lungs Loud.” Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation, a coalition of more than 60...

 

SWCD: Working on positive changes

A wise woman, cultural anthropologist and author Margaret Mead, once said, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world." This describes what the Carlton...

 

Red Cross: Severe shortage of type O blood, donors needed

The American Red Cross has a severe shortage of type O blood and urges type O donors – as well as eligible blood donors of all blood types – to give now to ensure lifesaving patient care isn’t impacted this winter. Type O blood is the most...

 

First ever Carlton County Local Food Fair on March 2

Carlton County will have its first local food fair on Saturday, March 2 from 1-3 pm at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Carlton County Extension, the Carlton County Food & Nutrition Network & the United Way are collaborating to host this new...

 

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