Articles written by Brady Slater

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 25 of 240

 By Brady Slater    News    May 24, 2024 

County talks of 'breaking bread' with Band

Members of the Carlton County board and the Fond du Lac tribal council are scheduled to meet in June. The entities meet twice annually, and the topic of how the county ought to host the meeting came up during the board’s March 14 meeting in C...

 By Brady Slater    People    May 17, 2024

At age 91, jockey still riding tall

Standing atop a stool, the onetime jockey prepared to climb on board a horse for one of the first times in a long time. "This is when I have my problem," said the 91-year-old Jack Carter, crossing a... Full story

 By Brady Slater    News    May 17, 2024

District celebrates $7 million project

A chance to celebrate roughly $7 million in improvements to the Cromwell-Wright School brought out students and community members Monday. Cromwell graduates Tracey Goranson, 62, Pauly Granholm, 65,...

 By Brady Slater    News    May 17, 2024

Sheriff addresses Moose Lake staffing

A notice on social media last week from the Moose Lake Police Department indicated that the office would no longer be “open on a daily basis.” It was the sort of thing that can cause consternation in a community. In February, the city contracted with...

 By Brady Slater    People    May 17, 2024

Commissioner reflects on decision to step away

Dick Brenner knows how to win an election. Eight of them, amounting to 32 years on the Carlton County board alone, to go with 17 years as a Cloquet school board member. "I have a philosophy," he...

 By Brady Slater    News    May 10, 2024

After 32 years, Brenner won't seek board seat

Longtime Carlton County commissioner Dick Brenner announced Tuesday he will not seek another term on the county board. Brenner is serving his 32nd year on the board, dating back to 1992. Prior to...

 By Brady Slater    News    May 10, 2024

Wrenshall Board seeks balance on open enrollment

Brady Slater [email protected] Faced with growing enrollments and class rosters for the next school year, the Wrenshall school board did something Monday it hasn’t had to consider in years. It closed open enrollment in four elementary school g...

 By Brady Slater    News    May 3, 2024

Carlton County's new lease on justice

First, the bad news. The delayed arrival of a 700-pound, almost $60,000 electrical switch will delay the opening of Carlton County's new Justice Center by a few months. Instead of a July opening, the... Full story

 By Brady Slater    News    May 3, 2024

Tribe projects include cannabis

A renovated hotel and casino, a new tribal justice center and a cannabis facility near the intersection of Minnesota Highway 210 and Interstate 35 are among the projects in development by the Fond du... Full story

 By Brady Slater    News    April 26, 2024

County Commissioner won't seek re-election

In announcing he won’t seek reelection in November, Gary Peterson unofficially kicked off the local election season Monday during the Carlton County board meeting. “It’s time for me to graduate from...

 By Brady Slater    News    April 19, 2024

Psychologist speaks up about dismissed trial

A former psychologist at the Minnesota Sex Offender Program in Moose Lake broke her silence last week, two months after felony sexual assault charges against her were dropped on the precipice of a court trial originally scheduled to start this... Full story

 By Brady Slater    News    April 19, 2024

Commissioners get education in opioids, soil conservation

The Carlton County board is often audience to presentations on everything from treating invasive spongy moths to what the county's housing needs look like. Recently, the board heard a pair of presenta...


Carlton schools explore four-day week

Carlton superintendent Donita Stepan created a stir last week, when she announced April 3 to school district staff that a plan was being drafted that would move Carlton schools to a four-day school... Full story

 By Brady Slater    News    April 12, 2024

Multiple teacher cuts are coming

The Cloquet school district is poised to cut 24 mostly teaching positions at a special meeting Friday, April 12, responding to lost revenue and evidence of declining enrollment. Superintendent Michael Cary outlined the cuts during the school...

 By Brady Slater    News    April 12, 2024

County bristles at possible utility tax breaks

Carlton County joined a chorus of county-based officials from across the state Tuesday, calling on the state department of revenue to pump the brakes on proposed changes to tax collections on utility companies. “Currently these types of properties a... Full story

 By Brady Slater    News    April 5, 2024

Road projects list is a long one

A five-year plan for roughly 64 miles worth of paving and other road and bridge projects was outlined to the Carlton County board on Tuesday. The tentative list of projects presented to the committee...

 By Brady Slater    News    March 29, 2024

Dumping, ATV use may curb road access

Retiring this week after 16 years as Carlton County land commissioner, Greg Bernu noted a pair of unfortunate trends on county lands: more people are illegally dumping items which ought to go to transfer stations, and recreational four-wheeling is...

 By Brady Slater    News    March 29, 2024

Board ponders landfills, human resources

The first snowfall to hit like a heavyweight this winter found the county board meeting late in the afternoon Monday. Commissioners congratulated each other and staff for making it through in spite of the storm. Inside chambers in the Transportation...

 By Brady Slater    People    March 22, 2024

A wry goodbye

Jobs? Greg Bernu has had them. "This is the best job of my life and I've had a lot of them," said Bernu, who spent the last 16 years as the Carlton County land commissioner. "It was a lot better than... Full story

 By Brady Slater    News    March 22, 2024

Meet Carlton's new ambulance manager

Some time ago, during her workaday life as a wife, mother and corporate insurance manager, Santana Haggy heard a friend comment about joining a local volunteer fire department. "I laughed it off,"... Full story

 By Brady Slater    News    March 22, 2024

Repairs to ice arena approved

The record snowfall winter of 2022-23 continued to reverberate at Carlton city council on March 13, when the council voted to use Donald Holm Construction, of Duluth, to repair Four Seasons Sports Complex. The city-owned arena suffered exterior...

 By Brady Slater    News    March 15, 2024

Districts continue delicate dance

Call them hiccups or hurdles, the consolidation efforts between the Carlton and Wrenshall school districts were bound to encounter them. But so soon in the process? A third meeting of the shared...

 By Brady Slater    News    March 15, 2024

Board united on effort to delist wolves

After flirting for weeks with a resolution that calls for wolf management in the state, the Carlton County board voted unanimously Tuesday to appeal to federal and state legislators to delist gray...

 By Brady Slater    News    March 8, 2024

Screening ordered in Lake Venoah assault case

A Carlton man accused of felony attempted murder in February will undergo a psychological screening first to see if he is suitable to take part in court proceedings. That was the result Monday of a hearing for Jacob Clarin, 37, who is accused of assa...

 By Brady Slater    News    March 1, 2024

Carlton County: State sings recorder's praises

One of Carlton County's longest-serving employees received statewide recognition last week for her exemplary work in the recorder's office. Kristine Basilici, Carlton County recorder and registrar of...


Page Down

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2024