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Board ponders landfills, human resources

The first snowfall to hit like a heavyweight this winter found the county board meeting late in the afternoon Monday. Commissioners congratulated each other and staff for making it through in spite of the storm. Inside chambers in the Transportation Building, business flew by as fast as the flurries.

Zoning and environmental services coordinator Chris Berg urged commissioners to consider the future of waste disposal in Carlton County. The landfill in Superior, Wisconsin is sunsetting as soon as 2026, Berg said, meaning Carlton County and other jurisdictions throughout the area will need to loo...