By Dan Reed 

State sets date for county jail closure


February 14, 2020

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 coordinator Dennis Genereau.

Tim Thompson, inspection and enforcement director of Minnesota Corrections, detailed numerous deficiencies in the current Carlton County jail “impacting the safety and security of the facility, the staff, and the citizens of Carlton County” during Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Carlton County board of commission...

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