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 By Lois E Johnson    News    September 20, 2018 

Preliminary budget approved, water rates will increase

The city approved the preliminary levy of zero to two percent increase in property taxes at the monthly meeting of the council on Wednesday, Sept. 12. The council also passed a motion that the final...

 
 By Traci LeBrun    News    September 20, 2018 

Kettle River Film Project reaches across genres

The Kettle River Film Project, an award-winning film company consisting of local producers and actors, has dabbled in several genres of film including horror, documentary and local film adventures but...

 
 By Press Release    News    September 20, 2018 

Fond du Lac Band files petition with FCC for Eligible Telecommunications Carrier Designation

Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to become an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier (ETC). The band will provide telecommunications services under a newly formed corporation...

 

Sturgeon Lake continues budget work

Budget talks resumed at Sturgeon Lake’s regular city council meeting on Tuesday, September 13, in addition to regular business. Since the last budget meeting, Clerk Carole Lahti, Treasurer Kathy...

 

Barnum board considers discontinuing candidate forum due to poor attendance

The Barnum school students got off to a good first day, Principals Brian Kazmierczak and Judy Vitito reported to the Barnum School Board at a working meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 4. “There were lots...

 

Recovery Month highlights need for community services

September is National Recovery Month and Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed September 2018 Recovery Month in Minnesota, highlighting the fact that people can and do recover from substance use disorders and mental illness. People were admitted to...

 

Home Fire campaign provides smoke alarms

The members of the Carlton County TRIAD spoke about the free smoke alarm program from the American Red Cross at the monthly meeting on Sept. 5 in Wright. “They install the free smoke alarms in your...

 

Willow River waits on water balance test

At the September 4 Willow River City Council meeting, Councilor Vicki Whitehouse gave an update on the ongoing sewer pond repairs. She stated they are in the middle of performing a water balance test on the secondary pond which was damaged by heavy...

 

Pine County enters preliminary budget talks

Pine County’s personnel costs seem to be driving the 2019 budget. The Pine County commissioners have been reviewing proposed budgets submitted by the various departments for 2019 over the past few weeks. Predictably, salary and insurance costs are...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    September 6, 2018

Fond Du Lac Band agrees to new pipeline on reservation land

After years of countless hearings by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission and strong resistance from two environmental groups, the Fond Du Lac Band of the Lake Superior Chippewa agreed to have the new Enbridge Pipeline No. 3 routed through 11...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    September 6, 2018

Bethel Society chosen to run chemical dependency treatment facility in Carlton Co.

Carlton County Commissioners voted unanimously to choose the Bethel Society of Duluth to run a Chemical Dependency Treatment facility in Carlton County at their Adjourned Session on August 27. The local treatment proposal comes in response to a...

 
 By Shawn Jansen    News    September 6, 2018

Pine Co. shops for health insurance

Pine County is shopping around again for insurance for its employees. It was reported at the Pine County Board of Commissioners meeting August 21, that insurance was expected to increase 9 percent next year. County Administrator David Minke...

 

Louvers to be installed at Moose Lake Power

The new engine for generating electricity is operable but it can’t draw enough cool, outside air, Superintendent Harlan Schmeling reported to the Moose Lake Power Commission at the monthly meeting...

 
 By Lois E Johnson    News    August 30, 2018

Four-county health board awarded $2.1 mil grant

Commissioner Jan Malcolm of the Minnesota Department of Health visited Cloquet on Friday, Aug. 24, to announce that the Carlton-Cook-Lake-St. Louis Community Health Board was recently awarded a $2.1...

 

Sturgeon Lake council discusses 2019 budget

Sturgeon Lake council members met together Thursday, August 23 in a meeting to discuss 2019’s budget. A preliminary budget is due September 20 with proposals to raise taxes, if such a proposal were...

 
 By Lois E Johnson    News    August 30, 2018

Keeping an eye out for scams

Frauds and Scams was the title of a presentation given by Deputy John Parenteau of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department at the August 1 Carlton County TRIAD meeting. “These are the most common...

 

Primary numbers in Pine County

Voter turnout in Pine County was slightly down from the last major primary in 2014. In the 2014 primary, Pine County had a showing of approximately 3,990 voters as compared to an approximate 3,750 voters in this August’s primary according to the...

 

Windemere proposes moving township elections from March to November

At the August 9 Windemere Township Board of Supervisors meeting, the board passed a resolution to move the township elections from March to November. This would go into effect for the 2020 town election if residents vote to authorize the designation...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    August 23, 2018

Finlayson resident focuses on federal level change

From 2013 to 2017, Minnesotans aged 55 to 64 signing up for health insurance under the expanded version of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through MNsure were sometimes met with an unwelcome surprise....

 
 By Lois E Johnson    News    August 23, 2018

Outstanding seniors

Male Winner: Joe Mogen Nominated By: Gary Peterson Joe was nominated for his work with many different organizations and programs in the Moose Lake community. He has volunteered with the Moose Lake...

 
 By Staff Report    News    August 23, 2018

95 visits to the fair (and counting)

Faye Hecker Griffin was recognized at the Carlton County Fair on Friday, Aug. 17, during the Outstanding Senior Citizens program as having attended 95 Carlton County Fairs in her lifetime. "She...

 

Primary makes way for Nov. election in Carlton County

Last week’s primary election saw a record turnout of voters in Minnesota. Secretary of State Steve Simon reported 902,119 people voting in the primary, which is the highest number of primary voters...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    August 16, 2018

Fond Du Lac tribal flag placed in Carlton County Courtroom

Sixth Judicial Carlton County Judge Leslie Beiers presided over an installation of the Fond Du Lac Tribal flag in the third floor courtroom of the Carlton Country Courthouse on Tuesday, August 7 with...

 
 By Staff Report    News    August 16, 2018

North Pine Government Center breaking ground in Sandstone on Aug. 21

The North Pine Government Center Project (NPGC) is now within the desired budget, and a groundbreaking will be held in Sandstone on August 21. The details, including bids and materials, were discussed at the regular Pine County Board meeting on...

 
 By Staff Report    News    August 16, 2018

Gateway Family Health Clinic in ML introduces new tele-psychiatry service

A new tele-psychiatric medication management service is coming August 15 to the Gateway Family Health Clinic located at the Pine Healthcare Campus in Sandstone and at Gateway Clinic in Moose Lake....

 

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