By Dan Reed 

Board settles on new jail site


October 1, 2021

It’s official. After more than two years of studies and debate, the Carlton County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Monday to build a new justice center north of the current transportation building. The justice center will house both the jail and courtrooms with space for support staff — including administration, the county attorney’s office and sheriff’s office — at a possible cost of more than $70 million.

On Monday, the board approved a working plan for the Justice Center site south of the Carlton Junction on Old Hwy 61, permission to explore bonding possibilities for t...

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