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 By Lois E Johnson    News    June 21, 2018

Change on Elm Street?

A poll about the direction of one-way traffic on Elm Avenue between Third and Fourth Streets is to be conducted, it was decided at the meeting of the Moose Lake City Council on Wednesday, June 13. ...

 

Rock arch rapids to be installed in Willow River

At the June 4 Willow River City Council meeting, Mike Peloquin, regional manager for the Ecological and Water Resources division of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and Jason Boyle, DNR dam safety engineer, were present to...

 
 By Traci LeBrun    News    June 21, 2018

Pine County probation update

The Pine County probation caseload is trending upward, said Pine County Probation Director Terry Fawcett as he presented the county’s 2018 comprehensive probation plan at the June 5 regular county board meeting. He highlighted the caseloads,...

 

Ketola puts in bid for Carlton County attorney

Lauri Ketola filed candidacy for Carlton County attorney on June 4. Her filing, she shared, comes after encouragement "by many people from all facets of our community ... including members of law...

 
 By Lois E Johnson    News    June 14, 2018

Kettle River planning commission considers opening campground

The Kettle River Planning and Zoning Commission discussed starting a campground in the city at the meeting of the commission on Wednesday, June 6. The city has nine acres located east of the...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    June 7, 2018

County board looks to sell building on historic registry

The Carlton County Economic Development Director Connie Christensen was instructed by the Carlton County Board of Commissioners to call for RFP’s (Request for Proposals) on the sale of the Shaw Memorial Building, now the home of the Carlton County...

 
 By A. R. Vander Vegt    News    June 7, 2018

Water tower in Kettle River 'nagging, significant problem'

Chris Clasen of Susan Schiessel, Justin, Clasen & Company, presented the audit of Kettle River at their regular city council meeting on May 8. While the audit of the city came out clean, Clasen did...

 

Council will make a decision on road repair next month

At the May 7 Willow River City Council meeting, Jason Pearson from Fahrner Asphalt was present to discuss road repairs, specifically crack sealing a number of roads in town, and scrub sealing, which would only take place on Park Drive. At last...

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 31, 2018

Sturgeon Lake resident arrested after pipe bomb found on property

After an investigation, Christopher Roberts, 31, of Sturgeon Lake, and Clarissa Lind, 24, of Cloquet, were arrested and face felony charges in Pine County. According to the complaint: On May 23, Pine County officers conducted a search in Roberts’ S...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    May 24, 2018

Proposed power rate increase to be extended over years

The Moose Lake Power Commissioners discussed stretching out the proposed power rate increase over several years at the monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 15. Instead of increasing the power rates by 15...

 
 By A. R. Vander Vegt    News    May 24, 2018

Sturgeon Lake city council moves to 'advance the roads'

In lieu of spreading chloride over unpaved roads this summer, Sturgeon Lake city councilors voted to conduct a trial run of purple basalt at the intersection of Logan Drive and Cemetery Road....

 
 By A. R. Vander Vegt    News    May 24, 2018

Enbridge wins lawsuit in MN Tax Court

On Tuesday, May 15, Judge Joanne Turner ruled in favor of Enbridge’s lawsuit in the Minnesota Tax Court. In the ruling, the judge determined the pipelines were overvalued by $3.2 billion from 2012...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    May 17, 2018

Moose Lake City Council approves rebate tax

The Moose Lake City Council approved the proposal to offer tax rebates to residents who build new homes in the city at the meeting of the council on Wednesday, May 9. The new Moose Lake EDA (Economic...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    May 17, 2018

High E. coli found in area streams

“High E. coli populations (over 1,260 colony forming units) have been found with testing in the Blackhoof River, Skunk Creek, Net River (downstream from the Holyoke Park), Nemadji River and Kettle River,” reported the Manager of the Carlton...

 
 By Traci LeBrun    News    May 17, 2018

A new approach to truancy

As students pass by in the halls of Crossroads Learning Center in Sandstone, Lawrence Staples greets them with "Aanii" and follows up with "Aniish na?" In Ojibwe, this means "Hello" and "How are...

 

Windemere reinstates road maintenance supervisor

At the May 10 Windemere Township meeting, Supervisor Pete Steen announced Road Maintenance Supervisor Mike Buetow would be reinstated effective May 16; Buetow had been recently placed on paid leave pending an investigation regarding alleged unfair la...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    May 10, 2018

Carlton County considers new tobacco purchase restrictions

“Youth smoking has seen its first increase in 17 years of record keeping,” related Pat McKone, representing the American Lung Association of Duluth, at the Carlton County Committee of the Whole meeting on May 1. “Teachers say the increase is...

 
 By Traci LeBrun    News    May 10, 2018

New technology for Pine County Sheriff's dept.

The Pine County Sheriff’s department is moving forward with new technology. The department now has a new records management system which went live on April 9. The system from Zuercher Technologies based out of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is a...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    May 10, 2018

Kettle River hones in on developing tourism

The Kettle River Planning and Zoning Commission discussed developing a plan that focuses on tourism at a meeting on Thursday, May 3. “The Soo Line Trail is a big selling point,” said Todd...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    May 3, 2018

Carlton County sees 'positive results' from new program

County Attorney Tom Pertler addressed the county board on the relatively new Adult Diversion Program for first-time possible felony offenders at Carlton County Board of Commissioners Adjourned Meeting on April 23. Pertler commented, “This program...

 
 By Shawn Jansen    News    May 3, 2018

Pine County considers adopting a county zoning ordinance

The Pine County Board of Commissioners gave the nod to a process for adopting a county zoning ordinance at the April 17 board meeting. “It ties back to the comprehensive plan,” said Kelly Schroeder, county assessor, as she presented the board...

 
 By Traci LeBrun    News    April 26, 2018

Break-in at the future North Pine Saloon in Kerrick

On Tuesday, April 5, at 2:40 a.m., Northview Bank security cameras caught headlights coming from the North Pine Saloon in Kerrick. That morning is when the business, which is set to open May 1, was...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    April 19, 2018

Carlton Co. deed records to be digitized

"The deed records and some supporting documents now in bound books are going to be digitized, organized for computer access, and a safety back-up service installed to guard against a disaster," commented Kris Basilici Carlton County Recorder. "This...

 
 By Tim Franklin    News    April 12, 2018

Barnard's sentence reduced

Eighteen months ago, a former cult leader who was originally charged with 58 counts of criminal sexual conduct agreed to a prison term of 30 years on two of the counts. On Tuesday at the Pine County Courthouse, after a successful appeal by his...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 12, 2018

Demonstrators opposed to Line 3 protest on Enbridge property

A group of protestors, reportedly associated with the group Catholic Workers Movement, trespassed into the pipeyard in Automba Towship on Monday, April 9, to protest the proposed Enbridge Line 3...

 

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