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 By Lois E Johnson    News    November 22, 2018 

Verizon drops proposed cell tower in ML

A plan from Verizon to bring a cellular phone tower or small cell towers to Moose Lake has been dropped, reported Rick Adams, an independent telecommunications consultant for Verizon, to the Moose...

 
 By Lois E Johnson    News    November 22, 2018 

Barnum's old fire hall to be taken down

Barnum Fire Chief Corey Hurst reported that the new fire truck is scheduled to arrive the first week of December, at the meeting of the Barnum City Council on Wednesday, Nov. 14. The city council...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    November 22, 2018 

Carlton County Board sells Shaw Building for $1

After months of discussion over funding for the Carlton County Historical Society and a permanent home for the organization’s archives and programming, the Carlton County Board of Commissioners decided to sell the Shaw Building to the Society for...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 22, 2018 

Spring completion for sewer pond repair

Willow River’s secondary sewer pond repair, damaged from the 2016 flood, is nearly finished, minus the seeding and sodding, which will take place in the spring. Councilor Vickie Whitehouse described a recent delay and the potential completion at...

 

Uptick in drug overdose fatalities

There has been an unusual number of drug overdose fatalities on reservations, reported Tony Bastien, investigator for the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office at the Nov. 7 meeting of the Carlton County...

 

MnDOT awards grant to Moose Lake

The City of Moose Lake is proud to announce that it has been awarded a $600,000 grant from the Minnesota Department of Transportation Local Partnership Program. This grant will partially fund a...

 

Mercy Hospital board discusses single payer healthcare

Mercy Hospital CEO Mike Delfs spoke about the candidates in the upcoming election and his concerns about their promotions of changing the health insurance system at the meeting of the Mercy Hospital...

 

Clean audit in Sturgeon Lake

An “outstanding (voter) turnout” was reported by Clerk Carole Lahti at Sturgeon Lake’s regular city council meeting on Friday, November 9. Lahti also noted an uptick in registration. “A lot...

 

Zmyslony files for recount, voter turnout reaches record

Following impressive turnout to August’s primary elections, Carlton County voters again participated in high numbers in last Tuesday’s midterm election with 80.64 percent of eligible voters...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 15, 2018

Road concerns raised in Windemere

Based on recommendations from the township’s first ever audit, the Windemere Township Board of Supervisors agreed to move $400,000 from the general fund to the township’s investment portfolio for better interest earnings. Treasurer Ron Mossberg r...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    November 8, 2018

Shaw Building fate TBD in Dec.

Carlton County Board of Commissioners set their regular session in early December for a decision on funding the Carlton County Historical Society for budget year 2019 and where to house the Society’s future activities. The board met on October 22,...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 8, 2018

Search continues for missing hunter

The Pine County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) organized a search party Tuesday morning at the Askov Community Center for David Peltier, age 59, who was hunting in the Nemadji State Forest Saturday. The Sheriff’s Office was notified he was missing late...

 
 By Aaron Jansen    News    November 8, 2018

Windemere to iron out dispatch issues

Supervisor Dale Kirkeby and Township Clerk Scott Danelski were both absent from the monthly meeting of the Windemere Township board held on October 11. Deputy Clerk Rhonda Young filled in for Danelski for the evening. Treasurer Ron Mossberg’s...

 
 By Press Release    News    November 8, 2018

Call for submissions

The Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College English Department is calling for submissions to enter in the seventh edition of The Thunderbird Review, the college’s annual anthology of creative writing and art. The deadline for submissions is Dec....

 

Slow going for repairs at Sturgeon Lake City Hall

City hall in Sturgeon Lake may not be getting its repair work done any time particularly soon. “I don’t have good hopes of it getting done this year,” public works officer Scott Helfman...

 

Moose Lake purchases new squad vehicles

The Moose Lake City Council approved the purchase of two squad vehicles at the monthly meeting of the council on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Sergeant Mike McNulty, who reported to the council as Chief Bryce...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    October 25, 2018

Carlton Co. Board will buy current Cloquet City Hall

The Carlton County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved to buy the present Cloquet City Hall for $750,000 paid over six years with no interest at their Regular Meeting on Monday, October 9. “Opportunities to find space at a reasonable price...

 

Kettle River refurbishes water tower

Refurbishing the water tower in Kettle River is underway. Bernadine Reed, the city clerk, reported that work on the tower began the week of Oct. 15. “They cleaned the inside and coated it with an...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    October 18, 2018

Judges address upgrades to Carlton County Courthouse

Chief Judge Sally Tarnowski leading a group of local judges, some lawyers and law administrative staff addressed the Committee of the Whole meeting on October 2 regarding the needs of the court system at the Carlton County Courthouse. Judge...

 

Willow River Dam replacement delayed

At the October 1 Willow River City Council meeting, Mayor Brent Switzer reported that construction on the Willow River Dam replacement project has been delayed. Construction was originally slated for winter 2018, but the current schedule now has cons...

 

Mercy Hospital considers transition to 501(c)(3) status

Mercy Hospital is going to be examining whether changing its status to a 501(c)(3) managed operation would be of benefit. In a press release dated Oct. 4, it was explained that the current board and...

 

Windemere residents ask questions about resolved lawsuit

At the September 13 Windemere Township meeting, the board discussed the timeline of the Palon Road improvement project. Tree and brush clearing began on the week of September 17 along with silt fence installation and delivery of culverts. The week...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    October 4, 2018

Carlton County sets proposed budget, projected 4.5% increase

Carlton County Board approved a proposed 2019 budget at their September 24 Adjourned Session with a projected 4.5 percent increase, which is the same as last year. More work needs to be done and historically the final budget and levy usually are...

 

New device monitors abnormal heart activity

Dr. Sharon Gossett brought a new device for diagnosing issues with the heart to the monthly meeting of the Mercy Hospital board of directors. "The Confirm Loop Recorder is implanted in the body at an...

 

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