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 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 Monday, where commissioners Gary Peterson and Mark...

 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 Proulx and Dick Brenner. A permit for the use of...

 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 board’s approval of Enbridge’s use of the road...

 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 general categories at their meeting Tuesday, Sept....

 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 approval for a plan to disburse $4.356 million in...

 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 budget sessions on July 27 and Aug. 4 spanned six...

 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. 11 the Carlton County board of commissioners took...

 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 Tuesday, July 14. “I believe the board should...

 By Dan Reed    News    June 26, 2020

County jail consultant will cost $75 an hour

The cost of hiring a consultant to help with ongoing jail issues and future plans was on the minds of Carlton County Board of Commissioners members Monday. The cost of hiring retired Tony Mancuso as a general consultant for maximizing space use in cu...

 By Dan Reed    News    June 26, 2020

Cloquet's 14th Street changes taking shape

Planning for an upgraded 14th Street corridor includes a new roundabout along with a wide multi-use pathway along the east side of the road from Washington Avenue to Cloquet Avenue. About 20 people... Full story

 By Dan Reed    News    June 5, 2020

County garage to stay in use in Kettle River

After much study and citizen input, the Carlton county transportation department has decided to keep the Kettle River county garage open as a base of operations for the area’s grader. Commissioner Gary Peterson recently attended a Split Rock...

 By Dan Reed    News    May 29, 2020

County begins move into old city hall

After more than a year's wait, two Carlton County departments are being moved from the Courthouse to the former city hall building in Cloquet. At the regular meeting Tuesday, May 26, the Carlton...

 By Dan Reed    News    May 15, 2020

Board taps brakes on county hiring

In response to the COVID-19 impact on the local economy and health, the Carlton County board of commissioners approved a limited freeze on hiring, with the board pledging to make a step-by-step study of each position before a new person is hired....

 By Dan Reed    News    May 8, 2020

County board member will run to keep seat

Two-term Carlton County board commissioner Gary Peterson announced this week that he will seek re-election this fall. He made the announcement at the board’s committee of the whole meeting on Monday. Filing opens on May 19 with the Carlton County...

 By Dan Reed    News    May 8, 2020

With pandemic, what's old is new again ... sort of

Saturday night sauna visits with Great-Uncle Krigsholm and the Reed and Koivisto grandparents included tales of past epidemics that killed family members or neighbors. Average life expectancy in 1918 wasn’t much past age 50. People who died in...

 By Dan Reed    COVID-19    May 1, 2020

County mulls COVID-19 impact

For the first time in recent county board action, commissioner Mark Thell voted “no” to approve a road construction project funded through the half-percent sales tax after a presentation by county highway engineer JinYeene Neumann at the Carlton... Full story

 By Dan Reed    News    April 17, 2020

County takes stock of pandemic resources

The Carlton County board of commissioners met Tuesday, April 14 with all commissioners participating: Dick Brenner and Gary Peterson attended via telephone conferencing while Marv Bodie, Tom Proulx and Mark Thell were physically present, but...

 By Dan Reed    News    March 27, 2020

More county buildings, offices close

The workings of government have changed as the pandemic spreads at an unknown rate throughout the nation. Physical participation in Carlton County meetings and whether any County building should be open to the public were two of many public safety... Full story

 By Dan Reed    News    March 13, 2020

County extension program reorganizes

Changes unfolding in the Carlton County Extension Office were laid out in a report presented by acting supervisor Donna Lekander at the Carlton County Committee of the Whole meeting March 3. The Extension program has been under intense scrutiny...

 By Dan Reed    News    February 28, 2020

Weakened tobacco ordinance passes

After deleting several portions of the tobacco ordinance that passed in December, the Carlton County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed a reduced version of the ordinance with a May 1 enforcement date. The ban on the sale of all tobacco...

 By Dan Reed    News    February 14, 2020

State sets date for county jail closure

The state of Minnesota has set a closure date for the Carlton County jail of July 31, 2023. The deadline came in a letter from the Minnesota Department of Corrections, dated Jan. 28, 2020, delivered to Carlton County sheriff Kelly Lake and county coo...

 By Dan Reed    News    January 31, 2020

State: Replace county jail soon

After the yearly review by the state corrections inspector earlier this month, the Carlton County jail is looking at a forced retirement. The final report following the Jan. 9 inspection of the jail...

 By Dan Reed    News    January 10, 2020

Tobacco ordinance remains unlit

Final passage and authorization of a county tobacco ordinance is still in the air despite being passed by the Carlton County Board of Commissioners Dec. 23. On Tuesday, Cromwell gas station owner Lance Line stated his concern at the board’s first m...


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