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 By Press Release    News    November 14, 2019 

Fatal shooting near Cloquet

On November 9, 2019 at approximately 5 a.m., law-enforcement was called to an address on Brevator Road within the Fond du Lac Reservation. The caller advised a man had been shot. Deputies from the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office and officers...

 
 By Press Release    News    November 14, 2019 

Boswell faces federal charges for shooting man at funeral

Shelby Boswell, who was arrested for allegedly shooting a man in the head during a funeral in Cloquet on October 18, is now facing federal charges. On November 6, a grand jury in the District of...

 
 By Shawn Jansen    News    November 14, 2019 

Evening Reporting Center to open next month

Pine County will be giving juveniles on probation who are at risk for detention or residential treatment some intensive intervention come December. That is roughly the start of a new program called the Evening Reporting Center (ERC). The ERC grew...

 

November Weed of the Month: Weeds that Impact Hunters

When hunting, weeds are often an afterthought or not thought of at all. Unfortunately, weeds can have a negative impact on wild game if ignored and not managed in a timely manner. Weedy species can...

 

Remembering a veteran

Lois E. Johnson Veterans Day, or Armistice Day as it was originally called, began on November 11, 1918, when the fighting in The Great War, later to become World War I, ended. The Armistice was...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 7, 2019

Moose Lake man killed in crash

A fatal two-vehicle crash on Interstate 35 just north of North Branch led to the closing of the freeway for several hours, along with a brief search for one of the drivers. Moose Lake resident Joeffre Kolosky died as a result of the crash. According...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    November 7, 2019

Female offender programming to be explored for new jail

The Carlton County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to pursue Minnesota Legislative approval for the ability to levy a ½% sales tax, contingent on local voter approval, to build a new Carlton County Jail. The Minnesota Legislature has...

 
 By Press Release    News    November 7, 2019

Grant money available for prevention of wolf attacks

New money is available to Minnesota livestock producers to help prevent wolf attacks. A total of $60,000 will be awarded through the Wolf-Livestock Conflict Prevention Grants. Applications are due January 31, 2020, to the Minnesota Department of...

 
 By Kim Samuelson    News    October 31, 2019

Working with farmers to improve water quality

When it comes to soil health and water quality, farmers have always been some of the most conscientious and concerned people. This is due to their deep, hands-on connections with soil, water, and...

 
 By Press Release    News    October 31, 2019

Carlton SWCD improves road safety, trout habitat on Nemadji River tributary

A county road in danger of slumping into Skunk Creek was stabilized and the first stretch of a trout migration route from Lake Superior was restored this summer in Blackhoof Township south of...

 
 By Press Release    News    October 31, 2019

Just Kids Dental receives $35,000 from Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation

Just Kids Dental received a $35,000 grant from the Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation. This funding supports Just Kids Dental's “Healthy Teeth at School” program, which increases access to preventive dental services and oral health education fo...

 
 By Submitted    News    October 24, 2019

Suicide Awareness Memorial Walk

From the Carlton County Task Force for Suicide Awareness & Education Towards Prevention: We'd like to thank everyone who came to our 11th Annual Suicide Awareness Memorial Walk held on Saturday,...

 

Pine County affected by data security incident

Last week, Pine County was attacked by a hacker who may have breached county security systems and accessed residents’ personal information. According to Pine County Administrator David Minke, the information was compromised when “a malicious...

 

Deer hunts at state parks

Special hunts to prevent overpopulation of deer will take place this fall at several Minnesota state parks. Access to the parks will vary during these hunts. Some parks will remain open to all visitors, some will have limited access for the general...

 
 By Press Release    News    October 24, 2019

Carlton County Senior Health Fair on November 2

The annual Carlton County Senior Health Fair will provide education, screenings, visits with helpful vendors and a free lunch on Saturday, November 2 at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Esko. The free program for 50 plus age adults will run from 9...

 
 By Press Release    News    October 24, 2019

Halloween safety tips from Blain's Farm & Fleet

Sure, Halloween is fun and exciting for the kids, but it can also be stressful for parents. Follow these steps to ensure that everyone has a fun and safe time. Oh, and they’ll also get the best candy in the neighborhood. Blain’s Farm & Fleet is h...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    October 17, 2019

Estimated price of Presidential Primary rises

Auditor/Treasurer Kathy Korteum received Carlton County Board approval to hire a part time election clerk for a job shadow of an Auditor’s clerk who is due to retire. Approval was given up to four months but Korteum said that she expected it to tak...

 

Pine County K9 Chaos needs your vote!

Jennifer Yocum-Stans The Pine County K-9 team of Deputy Aaron Boarchardt and his partner Chaos are up for a unique opportunity. They have been selected as finalists to win a brand new Chevrolet Tahoe...

 
 By Press Release    News    October 17, 2019

DNR regional wildlife managers detail what deer hunters can expect

Nearly half a million firearms deer hunters are preparing for the season that opens Saturday, Nov. 9, and offers opportunity to spend time with friends and family, find adventure outdoors and put venison in the freezer. Hunters help keep deer...

 
 By Press Release    News    October 10, 2019

Downward trend in small game hunting participation

The most recent small game hunter survey from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources revealed the fewest number of hunters pursuing species like grouse, waterfowl and squirrels since the DNR began keeping track of these figures in 1969. Small...

 
 By Press Release    News    October 10, 2019

Pine County conducting survey on outdoor recreation

The University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs, in cooperation with the Pine County Planning Department, is creating an Outdoor Recreation Plan for Pine County, scheduled to be complete in December of 2019. The team has released a surv...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    October 3, 2019

Excise tax approved

The Carlton County Board of Commissioners approved continuing the $20 excise tax at their Adjourned meeting on September 23 after a hearing where only one comment was made from the public. Reporter and Automba Township Chair Dan Reed supported more...

 
 By Kim Samuelson    News    October 3, 2019

Culverts: Hidden in plain view

Several weeks ago, the Carlton County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) sponsored a tour of the Nemadji Watershed to highlight the parts of a watershed and how they work together. Stops...

 
 By Kim Metz    News    October 3, 2019

Controlling an invasive species: Buckthorn

Buckthorn is a non-native, invasive shrub or small tree that is rapidly taking over our natural areas and crowding out native species. There are two kinds in Minnesota: Common Buckthorn (Rhamnus...

 

Warm spells may outnumber cold snaps in October

Every now and then online, I stumble across a picture of a bald TV reporter from the early 70's I recognize and it takes a few seconds to realize it is Dennis Anderson before he got his first toupee. I remember his first day with the rug. Weatherman...

 

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