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Carlton County Court Report: August 10, 2017
Highway 210 through Jay Cooke to open soon
Looking for love in new location
Kids make a difference to kids ... you can too
'Jacks swim to a win over North Shore
Youthful tennis team gains experience
'Jacks use speed, strategy to keep winning
New-look Wrens, Ogichidaag off to a positive start
Scoreboard - September 21, 2017 edition
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
Michael Benard Dilly
Kathleen S. Parteka
Ronald J. Semerau
Donald Gene Loeb
Wayne Maynard Hulaires
GUEST COMMENTARY: Fair, not free, trade
To the Editor: Attend local DFL governor forum
To the Editor: Esko-area sewer line condition indicative of nationwide crisis
GUEST COMMENTARY: Why unions are good for us all
To the Editor: Citizens, stand up and speak out
GUEST COLUMN: How Brazilians are a lot like us
Wright-Cromwell News: Sept 21 17
Slices of Life: Scratching in the kitchen
Wright-Cromwell News: Sept. 14 2017
Slices of Life: The multitudinous multi-tasker
fond du lac follies
From the Catbird Seat
In Our Own Backyard
Notes From the Small Pond
Slices of Life
Family makes a paws-ative difference
Community digs organic garden
Zucchinis, start your engines!
Q-and-A: Meet hometown author, California transplant Tim Jollymore
Highway 73 Kettle River bridge open to traffic
arts and entertainment
Birth Announcement: Charlee Rosemary Eastvold,
Birth Announcement: Ellin James St. John
Birth Announcement: Kenna Marie Reimer
Birth Announcement: Palmer Kathryn MacDonald
Birth Announcement: Aubrey Anne Nelson
caring and sharing
The grasshoppers and locusts are all around us now
Good waterfowl opener expected this weekend
Free rafting trip Saturday, reservations necessary
Northland Nature: Find delicious berries among the thorns
Northland Nature: Shady, wet conditions enable fungi to thrive in the woods
carlton county board
August 11, 2017
County adopts new ATV ordinance, while Cloquet tables theirs
The Carlton County Board approved a new ATV (aka all terrain vehicles, or four-wheelers) ordinance during its regular meeting Tuesday, Aug. 8....
August 11, 2017 - 3:52pm
July 15, 2017
Deputies will get new laptops in their vehicles
The department had been buying laptops either with grant money or refurbished/discounted laptops that were four to five years old at the time of purchase. The $4,000 law enforcement laptops are more expensive than a typical consumer laptop because they have to be mounted and stay...
July 15, 2017 - 10:57am
July 3, 2017
After much debate, commissioners approve travel expense policy
"We have some employees who do transport so we deal with this a lot," said Sheriff Kelly Lake. "I think we need to have receipts; it shows transparency to the public. It's not hard to get a receipt. Of course it's easier not to do it, but then it's not as easy to track where the taxpayer...
July 3, 2017 - 11:52am
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
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 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
January 7, 2017
CARLTON COUNTY BOARD: County levy to increase by 4.59 percent
After some debate about changing the levels to reflect time spent or distance traveled, commissioners set the per diem payments at $50 (again) for county board members for attending various commission, board and committee meetings as a board member, along with expenses such as mileage...
January 7, 2017 - 11:31am
December 17, 2016
County budget, levy estimates down slightly
Although it’s too late to argue the assessed value of a property for 2016 taxes payable in 2017, County Assessor Kyle Holmes said property owners who want to argue the county’s assessed value of their property can call his office and request the assessment be reviewed for the...
December 17, 2016 - 8:43am
December 5, 2016
CARLTON COUNTY BOARD: County OKs comprehensive jail study
When Commissioner Tom Proulx asked Lake where she suggested the money for the study come from, she said her department did not have the money in its budget. “I know it’s a lot of money, but we have to do something with our jail,” she said.
December 5, 2016 - 11:35am
October 31, 2016
Esko contracts with county for dedicated deputy
Thomson Township/Esko will soon have its very own law enforcement officer for the first time since the township’s only police officer left to take another job in August 2015. Since then the township has been contracting with the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office for extra shifts...
October 31, 2016 - 1:17pm
August 27, 2016
CARLTON COUNTY BOARD: Board considers space issues at Cloquet site
Also Monday, commissioners approved a five-year extension of the Work Force Center lease agreement. The vote was unanimous, but came after discussion of whether the county might be better served using that space for its new ACT mental health program, because there’s no room left...
August 27, 2016 - 2:52pm
August 13, 2016
COUNTY BOARD: Severe-weather costs continue to mount for county
Of the 33 properties he and his staff inspected following the flooding, only 12 sustained the level of damage to qualify for some abatement of their taxes, if the board chose to do so. The state will not help property owners because the threshold to qualify wasn’t met, he said....
August 13, 2016 - 10:51am
May 1, 2016
CARLTON COUNTY BOARD : Board debates budget process, supports pipeline
“I’m not really interested in spending five different meetings sitting down and nothing gets done until the last meeting, it just gets kicked down the road,” said Genereau, who also serves on the finance committee. “The idea with this is to get down to business and get it...
May 1, 2016 - 11:08am
April 30, 2016
Board debates budget process, supports pipeline
In some cases, particularly when dealing with state allocations to county budgets, early might not be the best option, according to county accounting staff, who said budgeting too early might lead to double the work.
April 30, 2016 - 12:26pm
April 18, 2016
County board moves to hire new medical examiner
County Coordinator Dennis Genereau presented the findings of a search for a new medical examiner to the board during its regular session Tuesday...
April 18, 2016 - 3:11pm