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By Dan Reed 

County digs into Old Hwy 61 site for new jail


April 30, 2021

Google Earth

This Google Earth photo shows the County Transportation Building site and its surroundings adjacent to Old Highway 61. County officials are looking at possibly building a new jail and court center at that site instead of next to the existing courthouse.

It is now apparent that the construction of a new jail/justice center will be the most significant Carlton County project since the Carlton County courthouse was built in 1922.

County coordinator Dennis Genereau related that one of the candidates for a new Carlton County auditor/treasurer position shared that observation during the job interviews earlier in the day before the Carlton County Board Adjourned Session Monday, April 26.

With that as a backdrop, Genereau requested permission from the county board to study the costs, strengths and possibilities of a new complex being built next to...

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