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Man arrested after holding up gas station at knifepoint
Cloquet alternative school gets statewide award
COUNCIL PREVIEW: For first time, mayor doesn’t include council in assessing board, commission candidates
Mahtowa church, community center get energy efficiency grant
Esko jazz bands really swing
College football, here we come!
Wilderness gunning for playoffs
No joy after quadruple OT
'Jacks send two to state
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
Wesley Van Guilder
Brian Warren Stenman
Bryan D. Granholm
Richard E. Eliasen
NOTES FROM THE SMALL POND: Cupid
EDUCATION CORNER: Carlton schools looking for volunteers to act as 'community advisors'
SLICES OF LIFE: Name changer
Letter: Carlton school board should consider all stakeholders, solutions
Wright-- Cromwell News Feb 15 2018
SLICES OF LIFE: Name changer
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SLICES OF LIFE: Winning the lottery
Slices of Life: Try kindness --EMDASH-- it's free
SLICES OF LIFE: The joy of paying attention
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From the Catbird Seat
In Our Own Backyard
Notes From the Small Pond
Slices of Life
The story of old No. 16 and Fauley Park
Refusing to waste time
Pumpkin Run/Walk set for Oct. 21
Award winning theatre troupe to perform Friday
Cookin' at the 'O'
arts and entertainment
Tom & Monica Martin
Supporting Denny McNamara
Birth Announcement: Braxton Allen Johnson
Birth Announcement: William Ellis Schulz
Dirt bikes on ice
Coyote mating season underway
The ice is calling
Congrats, Carlton County landowners
Northland Nature: Large Birds Come to Our Feeders
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Retirees concerned about tax increases
The retired Cloquet High School teacher asked commissioners to consider retirees on fixed incomes in the county before they decide to increase salaries and health insurance for county employees.
December 22, 2017 - 10:15am
November 6, 2017
County board supports Line 3 Replacement Project
"The Board is comfortable supporting the Line 3 Replacement project, in part because the project is intended to enhance the safety and reliability of the line. Enbridge has provided its word that protecting the environment is an important focus of this project, and the project will...
November 6, 2017 - 2:25pm
October 14, 2017
Shortage of mental health beds still a problem
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar's staff will participate in an open discussion on the opioid crisis in Carlton County at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, at Cloquet City Hall. The public is invited.
October 14, 2017 - 10:19am
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