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Carlton County Court Report: May 3, 2017
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Eskomos earn fourth at state
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June 17, 2017
County sets public hearing to discuss ATV use on roadways
>At the regular session of the Carlton County Board on Tuesday, commissioners set a public hearing for July 24 to consider a new ATV ordinance that would allow the operation of Class 1 (50 inches wide or less) ATVs on county state aid highways and unorganized township roads.
June 17, 2017 - 2:55pm
June 15, 2017
City officials release details of separation agreement
>At the end of last week's marathon council meeting, Stracek was exonerated of all allegations and reinstated — but also agreed to retire from the city's police department — under the terms of a "separation and release agreement" reached seven and a half hours after the...
June 15, 2017 - 2:36pm
May 29, 2017
County to hire emergency management director
County Coordinator Dennis Genereau said the workload for Belich was unrealistic. "It hampers my efforts too, if my second in command is tied up doing emergency management work to meet state requirements," Lake said. "And if we have something like the flood, that's two solid years...
May 29, 2017 - 6:13am
May 27, 2017
New classes surprise parents, board members
>"Music has had struggles at different levels over the years," said Buytaert, adding that he thinks the new electives are a great offering to students who would otherwise sit in a study hall. Cloquet cut its orchestra program in 2011, and no longer offers marching band. In related...
May 27, 2017 - 12:04pm
May 19, 2017
Still no answers in police chief investigation
"How could you hire someone with a two-year degree to be the chief of a $2 million department?" Woollett asked Mayor Hallback directly, comparing...
May 19, 2017 - 2:00pm
May 14, 2017
Planning Commission recommends change to City Code regarding 'special events'
Subd. 107.2 Special Event. Means a unique or unforeseen event of limited duration occurring within the City of Cloquet Area or within 30 miles of the primary site of the special event site which is within the City of Cloquet, and is of such significance as to allow for the relaxation...
May 14, 2017 - 2:16pm
May 13, 2017
County welcomes new engineer, removal of blighted building
The lodge will be demolished as part of a Neighborhood Revitalization Program in early summer, according to Christenson, who explained that blighted property such as the former Moose Lodge lowers the property values of surrounding properties.
May 13, 2017 - 7:02am
May 6, 2017
Council meeting draws union support
Cloquet City Council Chambers were packed with union members Tuesday, first for a vote on requiring Project Labor Agreements on any project over...
May 6, 2017 - 9:58am
May 1, 2017
County hears back on one utility tax lawsuit
MERC is just one of a number of utility companies in Minnesota that appealed their land valuations, including Enbridge Energy, which has several pipelines running through Carlton County. So county officials know more, but they don't really have any answers yet, noted Carlton County...
May 1, 2017 - 1:14pm
April 22, 2017
Debate follows prayer vigil
Others talked about the need for change at the police department, highlighted in a 2014 study commissioned by the city. Jenny Haberle said it...
April 22, 2017 - 12:08pm
April 7, 2017
Residents challenge police chief suspension, interim chief choice
Cloquet resident John Sanders questioned the council and mayor's choice of Palmer over the two police department commanders who serve immediately...
April 7, 2017 - 1:14pm
April 1, 2017
Road improvements coming to Moose Lake
Roundabouts show a 89 percent decrease in fatal crashes, a 74 percent decrease in life-altering injury crashes and a 39 percent decrease in all crashes, according to the MnDOT website. The roundabout will help improve traffic flow with less delay with the increased traffic expected...
April 1, 2017 - 10:40am
March 26, 2017
Liquor ordinance amendment passes, Taco Bell approved
According to Director of Public Works Caleb Peterson, the final cost of construction was $935,623, with the proposed assessment totaling $201,015.
March 26, 2017 - 9:16am
March 17, 2017
Cloquet police chief placed on leave
Cloquet Police Chief Steve Stracek was placed on paid administrative leave Thursday night during an emergency meeting of the Cloquet City Council, pending results of an investigation. The vote came after Mayor Dave Hallback and councilors closed the emergency meeting, citing state...
March 17, 2017 - 5:14pm
February 27, 2017
New options for river that dumps red clay into Lake Superior
Every spring as the snow melts, every summer after heavy rains, the Nemadji River spews red clay and other muck into Lake Superior. In fact,...
February 27, 2017 - 8:00am