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 By Rebekah King    News    November 26, 2021 

Thomson Township: Fire call means expensive cleanup

The Esko volunteer fire department has sent seven sets of turnout gear to a specialized cleaning company after a messy call on Thursday, Nov. 18. This mutual aid call involved 50-100 gallons of spilled petroleum that coated 25 sets of gear in total,...

 
 By Rebekah King    News    November 12, 2021

Club provides update on snowmobile trail

Wood City Riders Snowmobile Club president Chris Rokke updated the Thomson Township Board of Supervisors on the progress of a new local snowmobile trail at the board meeting Nov. 4. According to Rokke, all 127 landowners that are potentially...

 
 By Rebekah King    News    October 29, 2021

Snowmobile trail talks continue

The Thomson Township Board of Supervisors and community members continued discussion about the Wood City Riders Snowmobile trail at their meeting Thursday, Oct. 21. The board received a large response from the community after approving the trail in...

 
 By Rebekah King    News    October 15, 2021

Supervisors take on road projects before season ends

Thomson Township board supervisors are taking a look at some township roads before winter begins. At its Oct. 7 meeting the board voted to pay for preparation work on Hillside Road so that it can be repaved by the end of 2021. Residents along the...

 

Snowmobile trail access process is clarified

Following the approval of a revised snowmobile trail through the township at its last meeting - and subsequent complaints - the Thomson Township board invited people to discuss the action at the regul...

 

Residents frosted by snowmobile trail vote

The Thomson Township board of supervisors has approved a snowmobile trail alongside township roads, to be run by the Wood City Riders Snowmobile Club. Wood City Riders, located in Cloquet, helps maintain wooded trails throughout northern Carlton... Full story

 
 By Rebekah King    News    August 27, 2021

Local crews help fight forest fire

The Esko Fire Department has had a busy week fighting the Greenwood Fire, alongside various departments from across northern Minnesota. After a request for equipment on Aug.16 from the state, the...

 
 By Rebekah King    News    August 13, 2021

Residents weigh in on future plans

After a pandemic delay of more than a year, the final public meeting for Thomson Township's 2040 comprehensive plan was held Monday night. More than 30 residents attended the public hearing, with...

 
 By Rebekah King    News    July 23, 2021

Supervisors consider broadband reach

New broadband options will be available to Thomson Township residents in the coming months, according to the Thomson Township board of supervisors. Residents of Thomson Township came to the board meeting July 15, suggesting that the board explore...

 
 By Rebekah King    News    July 2, 2021

Park stage to get facelift

The Northridge Park stage needs to be updated, according to the Thomson Township board of supervisors and a local resident. The stage is experiencing structural problems with the footholds, and the stairs on the side of the stage are also in need of...

 
 By Rebekah King    News    June 11, 2021

Esko: Community garden will welcome bees

Rebekah King [email protected] The Thomson Township community garden is joining the Northeastern Minnesota Bee Friendly Corridor project with the addition of a pollinator garden this summer. Kathy Rahkola and other community members have been...

 
 By Rebekah King    News    May 28, 2021

Thomson Township discusses two-lane Highway 61

With County State Aid Highway 61 in rough shape between Scanlon and Esko, Carlton County officials would like to make some dramatic changes. A proposed project would transform the highway from a divided four-lane into a two-lane road with a center...

 
 By Rebekah King    News    May 14, 2021

Board welcomes new patrol deputy

The Thomson Township Board of Supervisors welcomed Deputy Randy Roberts into his new role as the official deputy for Esko/Thomson townships at their meeting Thursday, May 6. Roberts was the temporary fill-in for the position after the retirement of...

 
 By Rebekah King    News    April 23, 2021

Township takes action to address missing road signs

The Thomson Township board of supervisors is exploring the idea of making the township’s own road sign repair, after multiple complaints from residents about missing signs. Supervisor Bill Gerard reported at the township meeting Thursday, April 17,...

 
 By Rebekah King    News    March 26, 2021

Board spurns petition for road paving

Despite receiving a petition from 27 area residents, the Thomson Township Board of Supervisors voted Thursday to push back the paving of East Riverside Road and Serenity Way to 2022 because of a planned building project that could negatively impact...

 
 By Rebekah King    News    March 12, 2021

Township passes levy, reports town garage break-in

Intruders broke into the Thomson Town garage late last month, the Township board of supervisors learned at their meeting Thursday, March 4. Logan Saline, the township’s road utility and maintenance supervisor, said staff noticed Monday when they ca...

 
 By Rebekah King    COVID-19    March 5, 2021

As vaccinations rise, some vacillation

Although first responders in Minnesota got to jump to the front of the line for the Covid-19 vaccine, some have said "no" to getting vaccinated despite their elevated risk of contracting and... Full story

 
 By Rebekah King    News    February 26, 2021

Thomson Town online meetings improved for viewers

Thomson Township supervisors unveiled a new audiovisual system at their meeting Feb. 18 that is expected to improve accessibility to meetings. The board had been experiencing audio and video issues since it began online meetings last year. It was...

 
 By Rebekah King    News    February 12, 2021

Thomson Township: New engineering company has a familiar face

After months of consideration, the Thomson Township board of supervisors has decided to enter a three-year agreement with a new engineering firm: Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services. Joe Jurewicz, a project engineer with the firm,...

 

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