Articles from the March 27, 2020 edition
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Governor issues 'stay at home' order, extends business closures
Get used to it, Carlton County. Things may have been pretty quiet the last two weeks since Minnesota Governor Tim Walz declared a peacetime emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but they're... Full story
1918: A deadly confluence of influenza and forest fire
The following historical account on the flu pandemic in 1918 comes from the Minnesota Historical Society and its MNopedia project that tracks Minnesota history online and includes the history feature...
This week in state history
Historic Minnesota events with anniversaries this week. March 27 1905 The Aerial Bridge, spanning the Duluth shipping canal, carries its first passengers across the harbor inside a carriage suspended from the bridge framework. The system would be...
Former Carlton exchange student says Italy getting by
While news media paint the situation in Italy with COVID-19 as truly dire, a former exchange student thinks the government there is taking the correct actions to turn the tide of infection. Giorgio Pe... Full story
School meals, apps are a go in Wrenshall
In Wrenshall, superintendent Kim Belcastro updated the school board this week on where the district was since the closure order March 15. “I will admit it did feel like the last week of school for the students,” Belcastro wrote in her memo about... Full story
Plea: Keep sewer pipes unclogged
Don’t even think about flushing that down the toilet. Western Lake Superior Sanitary District officials warn residents and businesses about the hazards of flushing any products except toilet paper....
Our View: Choose pandemic resources with care
We live in an era of overwhelming information. And you’ve heard it before in this current micro-era of divided politics: Be careful where you get your news. Perhaps you are. Or perhaps you’ve chosen to remain in a comfortable bubble where your... Full story
Harry's Gang: History shows we've endured
Winter started early, with snowstorms over Thanksgiving I wasn’t expecting. No one was, really. Over 2 feet of heavy, wet snow that clogged the streets caused most of us to “shelter in place...
Letters to the editor: Donate to local relief fund
For more than 60 years, the United Way of Carlton County has been fighting for the health, education, basic needs and financial stability of every person in every community in Carlton County. As we collectively navigate our way through these uncertai...
Column: Offering support as we distance ourselves
We all know that a key to our health and well-being in this pandemic is "social distancing." While I can feel totally helpless against an enemy that is invisible, powerful, global and doesn't care a...
OP-ED: Legislators trying to lessen impact of pandemic response
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our daily lives in unimaginable ways. This is a time of tremendous uncertainty with the situation evolving hour by hour and workers, families, and businesses are... Full story
LISTING: How to access county, court services during pandemic
Local governments have closed many offices to the public in response to the coronavirus pandemic and governor's orders, although vital staff continue to work in buildings and from home and can be... Full story
Future of CAT7 remains up in the air
CAT7 TV must have at least seven lives. Following a year (2019) when the community access television channel was black almost as much as it was broadcasting, the station is black again following the...
Sawyer cabin damaged by fire
At approximately 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21, Carlton County dispatch received a call from a resident in the 3100 block of Maple Drive in Sawyer, stating that their neighbor's seasonal cabin was on...
Kettle River lights Christmas tree
The Kettle River Christmas tree lights have been turned on again to provide a light of hope during these darkening days of the coronavirus pandemic. The Ma ’n’ Pa Kettle Days committee, with the electrical support of the Federated Co-op of...
United Way fund will help with groceries
The United Way of Carlton County created an emergency fund called the COVID-19 Local Relief Fund to provide immediate support for Carlton County residents who need basic, everyday survival items by sending grocery cards through the mail to families... Full story