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County to close its only youth shelter this fall

The only local youth shelter will be closing its doors this fall.

Located in the Sunnyside neighborhood of Cloquet, the Carlton Youth Shelter, run by Lutheran Social Services, will close by Oct. 1 and the county will utilize a different LSS shelter in Duluth.

Carlton County Public Health and Human Services director Dave Lee said the main reason for the closure is low usage: the average number of children using the shelter has dropped to less than one person per day.

Services for Carlton County families will now be provided at the new LSS Bethany facility in the Morgan Park area of Duluth, whic...