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 By Press Release    News    January 24, 2019

Mercy Birthing Center adds wireless monitor and nitrous oxide option

The Rhonda Kay Skelton Birthing Center at Mercy Hospital received two grants from The Mercy Foundation that enabled Mercy to add wireless technology used for fetal monitoring and a new option for...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 24, 2019

Over $5,000 worth stolen in Willow River burglary

Two people were charged in relation to a burglary in Willow River in which over $5,000 of items were stolen from a garage. On Jan. 11, Pine County authorities charged Kevin Zachary Potter, 30, and...

 
 By Press Release    News    January 24, 2019

Thrifty White and Gateway Family Health Clinic teaming up to combat prescription abuse and misuse

Despite ongoing efforts across the country, opioid-involved deaths continue to climb. Since 2001, opioid overdose deaths have increased by 345%, with only about 10% of people receiving the treatment they need on an annual basis. Minnesota has not...

 
 By Press Release    News    January 24, 2019

Northwoods Credit Union supports furloughed government employees

Northwoods Credit Union understands that hard financial times can happen to anyone and we would like to help ease some stress for furloughed government employees. “We want to help these people have some financial stability in this potentially...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 24, 2019

Super blood moon lunar eclipse of 2019

On a very cold January night, 6 degrees to be exact, many found themselves wandering outside around 10:43 p.m. to get a peek at what experts were calling the super blood moon and what would be the onl...

 
 By Press reports    News    January 17, 2019

New CEO at Mercy Hospital

The Board of Directors of Mercy Hospital has named Michael Youso, MBA, to the position of CEO, effective April 2. Youso will replace Michael Delfs who is leaving to serve as CEO of Jamestown Regional...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    January 17, 2019

Brenner new chair of county board

A year goes by and it is now time again for the Carlton County Board of Commissioners to reorganize and elect new chairs and vice-chairs for the Board and the Committee of the Whole and assign Commissioner committee assignments. Following a tradition...

 

Ongoing problems with hydrants in Willow River

Water and sewer worker John Mikrot spoke to the Willow River City Council at its regular meeting Monday, January 7, about an “ongoing problem” with the city’s hydrants. Mikrot recapped an...

 

Shopko will remain open despite bankruptcy rumors

The Shopko Hometown Store in Moose Lake is not going to close, said Store Manager David Loose in an interview on Jan. 10. A press release dated Jan. 9 and published in the Green Bay Press-Gazette...

 

Referendum decision will come next week

Lynn Dyer of ICS met with the Moose Lake School Board on Jan. 9 to prioritize the projects that have been listed from listening sessions with the board, the staff, the students and the community. The...

 
 By Shawn Jansen    News    January 17, 2019

Many road projects coming to Windemere Township

A couple of long awaited projects in Windemere Township will be moving forward. At Thursday’s regular meeting, the Windemere Township Board of Supervisors approved up to $30,000 or in-kind work to remove the collapsed culverts to Island Lake that...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    January 10, 2019

Great River Energy to pay less in Carlton County

Another Minnesota Tax Court settlement has come down with several large utility interests such as Enbridge still to be finalized. Word has come that Great Rivers Energy utility will now be assessed less for their line that crosses western Carlton...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 10, 2019

Special election to be held

Gov. Mark Dayton declared a special election for Tony Lourey’s vacated seat in the state senate to be held on February 5. Seven candidates filed in the race — four Republicans, two Democrats and a Legal Marijuana Now candidate. A Republican...

 
 By Lois E Johnson    News    January 3, 2019

Power Commission extends quote deadline for window replacement

The Moose Lake Power Commission once again discussed the quotes for replacing the windows in the power plant at the monthly meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 18. Only one quote had been received....

 
 By Kim Samuelson    News    January 3, 2019

Conservation award winners showing education in action

Four landowners were recently chosen by the Carlton County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) as the 2018 Carlton County conservation award winners. All four were honored for the unique...

 
 By Shawn Jansen    News    January 3, 2019

Teen vaping on the rise nationally, locally

Underage vaping, the inhalation of vapor from an electronic device or e-cigarette, is not only on the increase nationally, it is on the rise locally. And it is the result of companies directly marketing the products to youth, according to Kristine...

 

County's GIS system saves time and money

Damages in the City of Moose Lake and Carlton County from the June 2012 flood took months of work to catalogue, it was reported at the Carlton County TRIAD meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Moose L...

 

Vacant hospital board seat filled

The Mercy Hospital Board of Directors accepted a letter of resignation from CEO Mike Delfs at its monthly meeting on Monday, Dec. 17. In the letter, dated Dec. 11, Delfs had written, “It is with a...

 

New year, new names

Six roads in Carlton County are seeing changes in the month of January. County Roads 150, 101, 115 and 140 will become County Roads 27, 51, 14 and 13, respectively, signifying a change from County...

 

Sturgeon Lake approves levy

At Sturgeon Lake’s regular city council meeting, the council passed a resolution to certify 2019’s levy of $198,000, resulting in no increase from last year’s levy. Councilors noted along with...

 
 By Shawn Jansen    News    December 27, 2018

Pine County receives grants to help combat opioid and substance abuse

Pine County is the recipient of two grants that will address the opioid crisis. MaryJo Katras, University of Minnesota (U of M) Extension, and Laura Palombi, U of M-College of Pharmacy, addressed the Pine County Board of Commissioners about the...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    December 20, 2018

County board agrees to waterline expansion

“The stars are in alignment,” commented Twin Lakes Township Chairperson Diane Felde-Fink at the Carlton County Regular County Board meeting on December 11. “We are now preparing for our proposal for the State Bonding Bill.” The Highway 210...

 
 By Shawn Jansen    News    December 20, 2018

Pine County juvenile justice continues to make progress

Pine County Probation is moving ahead in its vision to reform juvenile justice in the county. Terry Fawcett, Pine County probation director, told a room full of community stakeholders at the Pine County Courthouse Wednesday, December 12, that he no...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 20, 2018

Mikrot will read water meters in Willow River

Reading the water meters in the city of Willow River was a volunteer effort in the month of November. Four members of the community, including Councilor Vickie Whitehouse, Mayor Brent Switzer and City Water/Sewer Billing Clerk Kathi Bennett and her...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    December 13, 2018

Carlton County Board seeks space for third courtroom

“Let us see if 6th District Chief Judge Tarnowski would be open to having a courtroom established in the purchased current Cloquet City Hall boardroom,” stated Chair of the Committee of the Whole Commissioner Dick Brenner at their December 4...

 

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