Commissioners get education in opioids, soil conservation


April 19, 2024

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Science teacher Amy Hexum fires up the kiln last November outside Cloquet High School, where the Carlton Soil and Water Conservation District led science students in clearing parts of the campus forest of buckthorn.

The Carlton County board is often audience to presentations on everything from treating invasive spongy moths to what the county's housing needs look like.

Recently, the board heard a pair of presentations from local officials: an annual report from the Carlton Soil and Water Conservation District on April 2 at the committee of the whole meeting, and another April 9 about how the county is spending its portion of opioid settlement money.

The information-gathering sessions proved fruitful, presenting the board with deeper understandings of how the money is flowing related to those endeavors and...

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