The number of children in Carlton County traditional and relative foster care has almost doubled in the last five years. Part of the problem is the growing opioid crisis. Statewide, roughly 7,500 children and young adults entered out-of-home placements and the biggest reason was due to parental drug abuse at 29 percent. People open their homes to children in need for different reasons.
Several Blackhoof Township residents addressed the Carlton County Board of Commissioners on Monday, Oct. 22, with complaints about a smoke-like haze on their properties.
A hardy group of 225 participants showed up to run, walk and break some records at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet.
Susan Zmyslony and Mark Thell are facing off in District 4, which includes most of the southeast side of the county, including Wrenshall and about half of Barnum, according to the Carlton County commissioner district map.
p>The city of Scanlon is asking residents to vote on a half-percent sales tax increase to improve sanitary sewer, storm sewer and associated roadways as well as water drainage issues and road improvements, including taring a gravel road. Some of the infrastructure is more than 50 years old and at the end of its useful life.
A man planted several apple trees around Cloquet last summer, free of charge.
September 21, 2017, was an ordinary night for Parrish Silbernagel, 45, until it wasn't.
The board also passed a request for a conditional-use permit to allow Jonathan Obrecht to build a four-season event center on his rural Carlton property on County Road 4. A few neighbors voiced concerns about noise, lights and traffic disrupting their peaceful neighborhood.
Acheson has employed several staff members for as many as 15 years. He has photos of him and the employees dating back to 2004. "These kids are my children," Acheson said. He explained that although he calls them "kids," the 10 employees are all in their 20s and 30s. <
"Everyone that showed up did get chipped," CPD Commander Carey Ferrell said. "We do have some additional chips available for those residents of Cloquet or Scanlon that were not able to make Saturday's event."