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 By Dan Reed    News    February 21, 2019 

Sheriff, County Attorney first in the state

"Our Sheriff and County Attorney have made history,' explained County Coordinator Dennis Genereau. "This is the first time in Minnesota history when a County's law enforcement leaders are both women....

 
 By Dan Reed    News    February 21, 2019 

Holmes, Thell testify at hearing for utility tax abatement legislation

Commissioner Mark Thell and Assessor Kyle Holmes spoke to the Carlton County Board of Commissioners on Feb. 12 about their appearance at a hearing at the State Legislature in support of State of...

 
 By Press Release    News    February 21, 2019 

School districts across Minnesota to celebrate school bus drivers on Feb. 27

Thousands of hardworking school bus drivers safely transport more than 760,000 students to and from school each day across the state. To recognize this important profession, Governor Tim Walz has proclaimed Wednesday, Feb. 27, as School Bus Driver...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 21, 2019 

Three pipeline protestors arrested for felony damage to property

On February 6, three individuals were arrested in Twin Lakes Township for extensive damage done to various vehicles at a pipeline job site. Shawn Etsitty, Edgar Morelos Pelayo, and Harvey Goodsky were each charged with felony first degree criminal...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    February 21, 2019 

Financial advice and scam warnings available for seniors

People with financial problems have a place to turn to for help. Lutheran Social Services Financial Counseling can help people take control of their debts. That’s the message that Sarah Garramone...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    February 21, 2019 

Man faces charges of criminal sexual conduct

A Wright man is facing charges of criminal sexual conduct with juveniles. Robert Laurence Besch, 48, was charged with two counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct in Carlton County District Court on Feb. 7. According to the criminal complaint,...

 
 By Press Release    News    February 21, 2019 

Significant BNSF train derailment near Cloquet

On February 16, at approximately 5pm, CST, the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Emergency Management Office was alerted by a BNSF Railroad representative of a train derailment that occurred southeast of Brookston, Minnesota—within Fond...

 
 By Press Release    News    February 21, 2019 

MCGA launches first-ever statewide scholarship for future ag leaders

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) is proud to announce its first-ever statewide scholarship for college students aspiring to become future agricultural leaders. MCGA will be offering two $5,000 scholarships to college students who are cur...

 
 By Press Release    News    February 21, 2019 

Three schools in Minnesota will each be gifted a $100,000 Don't Quit!® fitness center from the National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils

Continuing his goal of ending childhood obesity, fitness icon Jake Steinfeld, Chairman of the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils (NFGFC), has kicked off 2019 by selecting the State of Minnesota for its 2019 DON’T QUIT! Campaign....

 
 By Dan Reed    News    February 14, 2019

Cloquet City Hall transfer to County on track

“Our goal continues to be a building for County occupancy with little cost to the County taxpayer,” observed County Coordinator Dennis Genereau at the Carlton County Committee of the Whole meeting on February 5. “Cloquet officials still say...

 

Government shutdown impacts contractors including Mercy Hospital

The government shutdown may affect Mercy Hospital, CEO Mike Delfs told the Board of Directors at its meeting on Monday, Jan. 28. This was Delfs’ last board meeting. He is taking a position in...

 

Memorial Blood Centers Issues Urgent Appeal for Donors of All Blood Types

Due to severe weather, the nation is facing a dangerously low supply of all blood types. This means: There is just a 1-day supply of many blood types. There are not enough donations scheduled to make up for the weather-related reduction in donations....

 

Traci LeBrun announces candidacy for vacated District 11B House seat

Traci LeBrun, of Pine City, announced her candidacy for Jason Rarick's vacated State Representative House seat. Rarick was elected as Senator for District 11, replacing the vacated senate seat by...

 

Fouth Annual Beekeeping Workshop at FDLTCC

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, in partnership with the Northeast Minnesota Beekeepers Association, is hosting a day-long workshop called "Beekeeping and More!" on Saturday, February 16,...

 

MnDOT urges motorists to be cautious when driving near snowplows

There have been more than 25 crashes so far this winter involving vehicles and state snowplows. With winter far from over, the Minnesota Department of Transportation is urging motorists to use extra caution during plowing and snow removal...

 

Fond du Lac TCC hosting author reading and music event

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is hosting “Reclaiming the Narrative: An Evening of Story, Song, and The Arts,” featuring a book reading and signing by an award-winning author plus a rap music performance on Friday, February 15, 2019,...

 

In this digital age, caution is advised

"If a 13-year old girl has a boyfriend in August and sends him a nude photo of herself, and then breaks up with him in October, he could send that photo to all of his friends," said Erik Blesener, a...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    February 7, 2019

Primary election costs Carlton County over $50,000

“Why do the costs for a special primary and special election fall solely on the local Counties and townships involved?” asked Carlton County Gary Peterson at the Adjourned Session of the County Board on January 28th. “The State of Minnesota...

 
 By Kim Samuelson    News    February 7, 2019

Passion for pollinators leads to SWCD recognition

For many of us, life sometimes becomes mere survival. We feel that each day is like the one before...going to work to make the money to pay the bills that enable us to live and be able to go to work...

 

Art comes in all shapes and sizes ... and metals

"Clang! Clang! Clang!" was the sound in Leon Torkelson's blacksmith shop as he pounded on a piece of hot metal to mold and shape it into a key ring on Wednesday, January 23. Torkelson pounded on the...

 
 By Press Release    News    February 7, 2019

County Seat Theater Company opens 2019 season with "The Great Nursing Home Escape"

From the second floor of a locked-down nursing home in the dead of night, they attempt the greatest escape ever. Join this misfit band of "inmates" as they hatch a master plan to escape their dreary...

 
 By Press Release    News    January 31, 2019

Mercy Pain Specialists author book

Mercy Pain Specialists Bryan Hunter, DNP, CRNA, NSPM-C, and Matt Stokes, DNP, CRNA, NSPM-C, can now add the title "author" to their list of impressive credentials. Recently graduating with a Doctor...

 
 By Press Release    News    January 31, 2019

MnDOT completes five-year study on speed limits

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is increasing speeds on 5,240 miles of state highways based on the recommendations of a five-year study released this week. The speeds will increase from 55 to 60 miles per hour. Of the 7,000 miles studied,...

 

Green View rest area recognized for excellent service

Blaine Jensen, of Bruno, crew leader for Green View, beams as the General Andrews rest stop receives a plaque for top rated rest area in Minnesota on Interstate 35. Jensen has held this position since...

 
 By Kim Samuelson    News    January 31, 2019

Education leads to change, and change leads to education

Many of us like to keep our lives on an "even keel" without too much "rocking the boat." However, new ideas, new facts, new treatments all lead to new ways of doing things, to change, to "rocking the...

 

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