By Dan Reed 

Justice center almost 30 percent complete


June 23, 2023

Dan Reed

Jail administrator Paul Coughlin stands amidst steel studs by the hundreds that are being installed to separate the rooms, big and small, at the county's new justice center. Coughlin said the combined future jail and court facility is 28 percent complete.

Carlton County's $75 million justice center is 28-percent complete, jail administrator Paul Coughlin told Carlton County Commissioners at the June 13 meeting. Crews are putting in 2,000 hours each week on average. The wells for the ground-source heating and cooling pumping system are all drilled and the piping into the building is done, Coughlin said. The insulation and the rubber roof is installed, with most areas covered with wash rock to hold the rubber in place.

Overall, the highest-cost items usually come in the early phases of the project and are coming within budget guidelines, he sa...

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