By Dan Reed 

Kettle River garage discussed; vote looms


October 1, 2021

A crowd of about 75 people traveled from western Carlton County to a public hearing at the county board meeting Monday on whether to close or keep open the county’s satellite garage in Kettle River.

County engineer Jin-Yeene Neumann gave a short presentation at the beginning of the hearing at the Transportation Building in Carlton, explaining that it not only costs an extra $15,000 to run but also is a safety issue because it is a one-man shop.

Neumann said the transportation department wants to move the grader and a pickup to the new county garage in Barnum and, when needed, deadhead (dr...

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