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 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...

 By Dan Reed    News    January 1, 2021

County levy set with 2% increase

Despite an 8-percent increase in health insurance costs, the Carlton County Board of Commissioners approved the smallest property tax levy increase in years on Monday, voting to set it just 2 percent...

 By Dan Reed    News    December 25, 2020

Swamp rat makes Christmas bank

Not too many locals can say they make most of their yearly income from Christmas sales. I make mine harvesting and selling spruce tips from the swamps here in Carlton and other surrounding counties. I...

 By Dan Reed    News    December 11, 2020

County moves on small business payments

A total of 62 local businesses applied for the Carlton County Covid-19 small business relief grants this fall. Those businesses will know soon if their applications were successful, following...

 By Dan Reed    News    December 4, 2020

County mulls another shift to Cloquet Building

For years, the Sixth Judicial District has wanted more space at the Carlton County Courthouse in Carlton, which houses both the courtrooms and myriad county departments. Lawyer-client conferences happ...

 By Dan Reed    News    November 13, 2020

Board approves changes to probation programs

The Carlton county board made moves to end the county's participation in the Sentence to Serve program and hire a probation officer to be responsible for Intensive Pretrial Release at its meeting...

 By Dan Reed    News    October 30, 2020

Pipeline staging area plan dropped; jail plans continue

It took 12 minutes for the Carlton County board of commissioners to meet Monday, Oct. 26. Chairman Marv Bodie chaired the meeting, which was livestreamed and attended virtually by commissioners Tom...

 By Dan Reed    News    October 16, 2020

Enbridge staging area put on hold

Neighbors on the Bromfield Road in Atkinson Township voiced concerns about a proposed Enbridge staging yard at the Carlton County board of commissioners regular meeting Tuesday. The Atkinson town...

 By Dan Reed    News    September 11, 2020

Needs found for federal pandemic money

Federal funds sent to counties to address the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic have started to be allocated through Carlton County officials. Board of commissioners members approved funding in four...

 By Dan Reed    News    August 28, 2020

Guidelines set on sharing county pandemic funds

The county took the next step Monday in disbursing more than $4 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act money. The Carlton County board of commissioners gave preliminary...

 By Dan Reed    News    August 21, 2020

Needs abound as county starts budget talks

The Carlton County board of commissioners is deep in the throes of budget talks again, as they prepare to adopt a preliminary 2021 budget sometime in September and a final budget in December. Two...

 By Dan Reed    News    August 21, 2020

A call for reason as program faces cut

A crowd of more than 300 people turned out for a rally at the Moose Lake Hockey Arena grounds Friday, Aug. 14 to support keeping the Willow River Challenge Incarceration Program in operation. The...

 By Dan Reed    News    August 14, 2020

Search is on for solid waste site

In a few short years, Carlton County will have to find a new place to take its solid waste as Superior’s Moccasin Mike landfill is expected to reach capacity sometime between 2026 and 2028. On Aug....

 By Dan Reed    News    July 31, 2020

New rules aim to reduce noise from Soo Line trail

Trail rider groups and local homeowners concerned about noise from disrespectful ATV and dirt bike enthusiasts who literally roar onto the access road of the Moose Lake Old Soo Line pit mostly...

 By Dan Reed    News    July 17, 2020

County board delays vote on mask use

Lengthy discussion, followed by two attempts to vote for a Carlton County mask policy, ended with no clear choice for a majority of the Carlton County Board of Commissioners at their regular meeting...


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