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County promises to keep Carlton buildings bustling


November 12, 2021

Pine Knot News

When the county builds a new Justice Center, other county offices and perhaps renters will take up the spaces they vacate at the current Carlton County Courthouse and Law Enforcement Center.

The next steps toward annexing land from Twin Lakes Township into Carlton were approved by the Carlton County board of commissioners during its meeting Tuesday, Nov. 9.

Carlton County attorney Lori Ketola discussed the two possible sites for the proposed Justice Center: one near the existing jail facility, the other northeast of the county transportation building on Old Highway 61. The board previously approved the forested "green site" in Twin Lakes Township, 2 miles from the city of Carlton.

"If the new jail is located [in the city], the county could take additional property for the cent...

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