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New jail efforts come to fruition

 

December 31, 2021

Jana Peterson

Sheriff Kelly Lake stands outside the current law enforcement center. She's excited about the new jail and justice center that is expected to break ground in the spring or summer.

Carlton County will break ground on the new justice center/jail this summer, a massive undertaking.

"This is the largest project Carlton County has ever undertaken since the courthouse was built," said jail administrator Paul Coughlin. "We are putting all of our efforts towards making sure that it will be the best."

The new jail/justice center will be located next to the Carlton County Transportation Building on Highway 61 west of the city of Carlton, which annexed the property from Twin Lakes Township.

Sheriff Kelly Lake said that she has been working toward a new jail since she took offic...



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