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 By Staff Report    News    May 16, 2019 

Oberstar Trail talks still active

Discussion of possibilities of implementing the James Oberstar Trail, a bike trail that is only theory as of now and is the missing segment of a trail connecting the Twin Cities to Duluth, took place at the last Pine County committee of the whole...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    May 9, 2019

Carlton waterline to Junction passes Minnesota House

The Minnesota House of Representatives, guided by Representative Mike Sundin and Representative Mary Murphy (Chair of the House Bonding Committee), passed a $9 million bonding proposal for the construction of the waterline from the City of Carlton...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    May 9, 2019

Level 3 sex offender moving to Cloquet

Sheriff Kelly Lake told TRIAD members and the Elder Concerns group about sex offenders moving into the community at the monthly TRIAD meeting on Wednesday, May 1, at the Fond du Lac Tribal Center....

 
 By Dan Reed    News    May 2, 2019

County Board moves to proceed with new jail

After several studies and countless meetings, the Carlton County Board of Commissioners voted to proceed with final plans for a new jail construction. The size of the jail, the total cost of the project, the location of the building, and the means...

 

Weather "May" be fair for fishing opener

In reality, Minnesota is the land of 11,842 lakes rather than merely 10,000. And, those lakes are festooned and pontooned by 813,976 registered boats. Only Florida has more than we do. This time of year, the minds of many Minnesotans are on ice out...

 
 By Press Release    News    May 2, 2019

More counties added to spring burn restrictions

As warm and dry weather continues to spread throughout the state, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has added the following counties to the burn restriction list: Aitkin, Becker, Beltrami, Carlton, Cass, Clay, Clearwater, Crow Wing,...

 
 By Press Release    News    May 2, 2019

Minnesota Online Counseling prepares to observe Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month, and this year the buzz in Minnesota and beyond is “online counseling.” Americans have integrated online and phone technology into every facet of their everyday lives. Minnesota Online Counseling (MOC) and other...

 
 By Kim Samuelson    News    April 25, 2019

Take the plunge into water monitoring

Well, I did it. I took the plunge! The water's great and I aim to help keep it that way! No, I didn't "literally" jump into the water, especially this time of year! Brrrrrr! But after thinking about i...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 25, 2019

Conservation officer dies in line of duty

A Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) conservation officer, Eugene Wynn, 43, of Pine City, has died in the line of duty following an incident Friday, April 19, on Cross Lake in Pine City....

 
 By Press Release    News    April 25, 2019

Sixth Judicial District vacancy filled

On April 17, Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan announced the appointment of Rebekka Stumme as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Sixth Judicial District. Ms. Stumme will be replacing the Honorable Mark A. Munger and will be...

 
 By Press Release    News    April 25, 2019

Memorial Blood Centers call for blood donors to spring into action

Local blood bank Memorial Blood Centers invites all eligible blood donors to roll up their sleeve and give blood this spring. While walk-in donors are always welcome, we encourage appointments to be made in advance. Visit MBC.ORG to find your...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    April 18, 2019

Impact of utility tax court cases continues to unfold

Per a press release from the Chair of the Carlton County Board of Commissioners Dick Brenner posted April 12, 2019, the Great Lakes Transmission and Enbridge Energy Southern Lights Line Pollution Control Exemption 2018 cases have been finalized and...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 18, 2019

Vehicles, including a squad car, hit with debris dropped off I-35 bridge in Hinckley

Juveniles were responsible for dropping eggs and branches onto vehicles from the I-35 bridge in Hinckley the morning of Thursday, April 11. A call came in to the Pine County Sheriff’s Department at about 4 a.m. on the morning of April 11. A semi...

 
 By Bethany Helwig    News    April 11, 2019

Construction season is nigh

On April 4, MnDOT Engineer Duane Hill announced the construction projects scheduled for the year in District 1, which encompasses the northeast region of Minnesota including, Pine, Carlton, and St....

 
 By Dan Reed    News    April 11, 2019

Sale tax funding makes impact on County road system

“The ½ % sales tax dedicated to County road upgrades has made a huge impact,” observed Assistant County Highway Engineer Milt Hagen at the Carlton County Committee of the Whole on April 2. “I have been working for the Carlton County Transporta...

 

Near normal temperatures to finally usher in spring in Minnesota

Spring seems to be here. If not real spring, at least the promise of spring, is finally in the air after a good five months of winter. But, I'm still waiting for the other shoe to drop. Last year,...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    April 4, 2019

30 unit apartment building financed for City of Carlton

The Carlton County Board of Commissioners approved $174,000 in Carlton County Economic Development funding to complete a funding package for a 30-unit residential apartment building to be built in the City of Carlton by Willows Edge LLC at their...

 
 By Press Release    News    April 4, 2019

Nurses at Inter-Faith Care Center (IFCC) in Carlton, MN, join AFSCME Council 65

Registered Nurses (RNs) & Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) at IFCC were looking for the freedom to join together to improve working conditions in their workplace. They reached out to the American Federation of State County & Municipal Employees...

 
 By Press Release    News    April 4, 2019

Local Artist and Organizations Receive Grants from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council

Local Carlton County artist and organizations were awarded a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council on March 21, 2019. Rural and Community Art Project Grant Cloquet Middle School of Cloquet was awarded a $5,000 Rural and Community Art...

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 28, 2019

DOC employee charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct

Ashley Youngberg, 29, Barnum, has been charged with one count of Criminal Sexual Conduct in the Third Degree for the sexual exploitation in the Department of Corrections facility in Moose Lake. The...

 
 By Kim Samuelson    News    March 28, 2019

Farms important in water quality question

It's finally springtime, and after a long winter, many people want to get outside and get busy with outdoor projects. That includes local farmers. For them, spring means that after a long winter of...

 

FEMA stresses the importance of private flood insurance

With the warmer temperatures melting the large amount of snow the area has received, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and others are warning people of the importance of private flood insurance. A spring flood outlook report created by...

 
 By Press Release    News    March 28, 2019

Memorial Blood Centers is calling all life-savers

Local blood bank Memorial Blood Centers invites all eligible blood donors to roll up their sleeve and give blood. Every 2 seconds, someone needs blood – from heart transplant and cancer patients to...

 
 By Press Release    News    March 28, 2019

Minnesota films featured at Highway 61 Film Festival

The 2019 Highway 61 Film Festival on April 4-7 will bring exciting independent films from local, national and international filmmakers, including great films from around Minnesota to Pine City venues. And, for the first time, the film festival will...

 
 By Press Release    News    March 28, 2019

Free trip to BWCA available for local veterans on July 9-14

The Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center is hosting a free trip for veterans to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in Northern Minnesota July 9-14. This will be the second year that the Center has offered the trip for veterans that are disabled or...

 

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