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 By Dan Reed    News    July 23, 2021 

Jail site in Twin Lakes saves nearly $4 million

The information is in. Architects and engineers have told Carlton County that moving the new justice center, consisting of the jail and courtrooms, to the “green site” located northeast of the transportation building on Old Highway 61 will save...

 By Dan Reed    News    July 16, 2021

Tech gurus get high praise for pandemic work

A tiny Carlton County department gained national recognition recently for work they did to limit person-to-person contact during vaccination clinics held during the pandemic. Geographic Information...

 By Dan Reed    News    July 2, 2021

Airport expansion project moves forward

The Carlton County Board of Commissioners took the next step toward the construction of a new hangar and relocated fuel system at the Cloquet Airport this week, but the price tag was higher than origi...

 By Dan Reed    News    June 25, 2021

Jail site and scope study continues

What a new jail or justice center will look in Carlton County continues to evolve as several groups work on specific issues for the project. Recognized as the largest, single county building project...

 By Dan Reed    News    June 11, 2021

County to study its own labor agreement

Hot on the heels of a months-long Cloquet debate, Carlton County is taking its turn to determine whether its own Project Labor Agreement (PLA) — dating back to 2013 — for county construction projects should be dropped or amended. The county’s...

 By Dan Reed    Happenings    May 28, 2021

Number crunchers make the transition

Transitions can be stressful, but retiring Carlton County auditor/treasurer Kathy Korteum has had plenty of challenges in her less than two years at the helm of her department. But she's hoping to...

 By Dan Reed    News    May 28, 2021

Voices raised before parking rule is passed

At what was expected to be an uneventful hearing for a new countywide parking ordinance Monday, more than 20 people gave opinions, often straying from the details of the ordinance to complaints of...

 By Dan Reed    News    May 21, 2021

New jail sites get more scrutiny

Planning for a new county jail, although slow and methodical, is getting closer to a decision on site and building design. The Carlton County jail steering committee and the property management department headed by county coordinator Dennis Genereau...

 By Dan Reed    News    May 21, 2021

Reed tells a 'Forest Story'

I was taught at an early age that land, for the most part, does not change. It is the forest and the plants that naturally grow there that always are adapting to the natural forces of the earth.... Full story

 By Dan Reed    News    May 14, 2021

New auditor/treasurer is a familiar face

Approving the choice for a new county auditor/treasurer was easy, but what salary to pay brought out some dissension among the Carlton County commissioners. On May 3, commissioners interviewed...

 By Dan Reed    News    May 7, 2021

$5 million payback to utilities looms

The latest news regarding Minnesota property tax assessments was good for Enbridge and other utility companies and fairly dire for local governments, who find themselves on the hook for many years’ worth of past overpayments. Carlton County is no...

 By Dan Reed    News    April 30, 2021

County digs into Old Hwy 61 site for new jail

It is now apparent that the construction of a new jail/justice center will be the most significant Carlton County project since the Carlton County courthouse was built in 1922. County coordinator...

 By Dan Reed    News    April 23, 2021

Jail planning shifts into high gear

With an end-of-year clock ticking, county officials are digging into the details of what a new Carlton County jail building plan will look like. The county's building committee, court system, finance...

 By Dan Reed    News    April 16, 2021

Jail plan moves ahead; Extension revamped

The Carlton County Board of Commissioners selected a firm to do the preliminary work on architectural and engineering concepts for the new Carlton county jail during Tuesday’s meeting. Adolfson &...

 By Dan Reed    People    April 2, 2021

Squeaky wheel, bumpy ride led to road fixes

Community service was drilled into many of us growing up. This was necessary in rural communities of the past that had little money to spare. People gave time and energy to provide community centers,... Full story

 By Dan Reed    News    April 2, 2021

Federal relief includes pension bailout

In addition to the popular $1,400 payments for many citizens, the recently passed $1.9 trillion federal American Relief Plan also allocated $86 billion to help stabilize distressed multi-employer pension funds for the next three decades. The money...

 By Dan Reed    News    March 26, 2021

Extension service fate remains unclear

The future of the Carlton County Extension program services appeared up in the air Monday when the County Board shifted a vote on the proposed restructure to a Committee of the Whole meeting April 6, despite the presence of a number of County...

 By Dan Reed    COVID-19    March 12, 2021

County approves Covid grants

A total of 54 local small businesses and nonprofit organizations were approved to receive the latest round of Carlton County grants, courtesy of Covid-19 county relief money provided by the State of... Full story

 By Dan Reed    COVID-19    March 12, 2021

Mass vaccinations are rolling in Barnum

It has been a whole year since this plague of Covid-19 first crept into the Northland, and the days of mass vaccination have finally arrived. It is new, and yet not so new to me. I was a product of a... Full story

 By Dan Reed    News    February 26, 2021

Townships compete for transportation grants

The Carlton County board of commissioners gave its blessing Tuesday, Feb. 22 for two township grant projects that will compete for limited transportation funding from an annual Legislature initiative...

 By Dan Reed    News    February 26, 2021

County keeps focus on future new jail facility

The county has formed a special committee to focus on plans for a new county jail building and programming, which met for the first time Tuesday, Feb. 23. Sheriff Kelly Lake said there is increasing...

 By Dan Reed    News    February 19, 2021

Health, emergency workers honored

With a pandemic still throbbing, the recent annual presentation of the Carlton County Emergency Medical Service took on special significance as volunteers and professionals were honored. Steve...

 By Dan Reed    News    February 12, 2021

Transfer station changes OK'd

The Carlton County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to make changes to the way the county operates the Carlton County Transfer Station. Zoning and Solid Waste Management administrator...

 By Dan Reed    News    January 29, 2021

Mahtowa store finds way to help in difficult times

A hub in the Mahtowa community serving a large part of western Carlton County, TJ's Country Corner has the feel of the neighborhood grocery once common in American locales. But with the death of... Full story

 By Dan Reed    News    January 8, 2021

Board organizes, gets briefed on vaccine

The Carlton County Board of Commissioners had its annual organizational meeting Tuesday with expected leadership changes. As has been the tradition, each of the five commissioners takes a turn as...


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