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Legislators tour prime areas for bonding


September 27, 2019

Jana Peterson

Inside the new Carlton water treatment plant, Carlton County commissioner Mark Thell explains the importance of the waterline that the county would like to run from a water tower in Carlton down the Highway 210 corridor and past the county transfer station.

Two buses filled with state legislators wound their way through the Northland earlier this month.

Members of the House Capital Investment Committee visited Carlton first on Sept. 17, then continued to the Northeast Regional Corrections Center and Duluth, where they spent the night before heading up to Two Harbors, Silver Bay and beyond the next day.

In Carlton, the legislative visitors were gifted with their own bottle of less-than-perfect water.

"Derek Wolf [city of Carlton public works supervisor] brought out a gallon of crappy Olsonville water and then gave each representative a bottle t...

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