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Carlton County is one step closer to a decision about replacing its outdated jail with a new facility. The final report of the Carlton County Jail & Criminal Justice System Planning Study was presented at the Carlton County Committee of the Whole on Dec. 5. According to the study, there are three phases in new jail development: planning, design and construction. The study was just the first step of the planning phase. Carlton County Sheriff Kelly Lake was not surprised by the information in the report.
Pine Journal staff took first place for General Reporting, an award which recognizes “excellence in general news reporting.” The newspaper also took first place in the category of Use of Photography as a Whole, which recognizes excellence in the use of photography throughout the paper, from use of news photography, the manner in which photos are used and the photographers’ technique.
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“There is a misconception that there are no people living in homelessness in Carlton County,” said Ali Bilden Camps, executive director for the United Way of Carlton County. “The PIT Count gives us a chance to collect data that will help us understand what homelessness looks like in Northern Minnesota. Information gathered during the PIT Count will be included in state and national homeless numbers and made available to the public.”
Carlton County recently debuted a new health care notification system which will assist with the coordination of patient care across the county, with the help of Integrity Health Network (IHN).
The story, “County attorney subject of investigation,” published in the Jan. 11, 2018, issue of the Pine Journal, noted that County Attorney Thom Pertler was convicted of a DWI six years ago. More specifically, Pertler was convicted of Traffic-DWI-Refuse to submit to Chemical Test in 2012. According to state statute, a person who is convicted of refusing to submit to a chemical test is guilty of third-degree driving while impaired (DWI), a gross misdemeanor.
For now, readers and residents who want to talk to a Pine Journal reporter without an appointment can find Jana Peterson and/or Jamie Lund at the Common Ground coffee shop, 103 Avenue C (aka the old Chief theater building) from noon to 2 p.m. every Monday and 10 a.m. to noon every Thursday.
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The SLC Sheriff's Office stated it will never call a resident and demand immediate cash/other payments, over the phone, in order to clear up arrest warrants.
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