State money OK'd for 'blue' blizzard damage


February 17, 2023

Carlton County will receive more than $700,000 in state disaster relief following the winter storm Dec. 12-16 which coated the region with heavy snow, breaking tree limbs and crippling power infrastructure for days.

Carlton County gathered details from townships and jurisdictions throughout the county and submitted for $979,360 in costs associated with cleanup and repair.

The National Weather Service referred to the storm as a “blue” blizzard becasue of the high water content in the snow that caused so much damage.

Gov. Tim Walz approved the request earlier this month, at a rate of 75-...

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