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Carlton treatment center spared by legislature

A Carlton-based state treatment facility will remain open, after the Minnesota Legislature removed CARE Carlton from a proposal to shut it and other rural facilities down.

CARE Carlton employee Tarajee Goorhouse reported to the Carlton County board on Monday that “the House and Senate have removed CARE Carlton from the proposal to close us down.” Gov. Tim Walz had sought to reallocate the funding used to maintain the program.

CARE Carlton is a 16-bed all-women facility aimed at the treatment of chemical dependence and mental illness. Women who attend the facility are court-ordered and do so on...

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