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“In theory people were supposed to sign up with their political party at the caucuses,” Gassert said, explaining that the parties then forward those names and their political affiliations to the secretary of state, who then sends them to the county auditor’s office.
Is the referendum itself subject to challenge due to the miscalculation, he questioned. “My conclusion is ‘no,’” said Anderson. “This is America though. That doesn’t mean someone can’t bring a claim, but the chances of success are about as high as pulling a muskie in a boat with a five-pound line.”
“It’s cheaper to build in Wrenshall by $8 million,” Wolf pointed out. “If you put a new site in Carlton, all these people here who voted to have this beautiful building here, who supported it, we’re not going to be real happy to bail Carlton out of its building crisis.”
Next doctors tried radiation and chemotherapy to shrink the tumor, but the treatments didn’t work. Mom said the doctor didn’t give her any predictions, but he told her the prognosis isn’t good.
The Carlton School Board will vote on all the different consolidation options and the proposed plat at its regular board meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, April 18. Wrenshall School Board is holding a public meeting on consolidation at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, which was postponed from the original date of April 5, and would likely vote on consolidation at its regular board meeting April 18.
The episode on the Katie Poirier case is scheduled to air at 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 19 on the Investigation Discovery channel with repeat screenings from then on.
A total of 10 candidates filed for the chairperson position, with no incumbent because Diver stepped down and plans to work through the remainder of the year with President Obama.
Certainly, there will be greater efficiencies at one site. However, there’s no arguing that a two-site solution as proposed in the petition — with Wrenshall and South Terrace as the two sites — also offers a number of positives.
“I feel like we’ve gotten so much done, we have so much to work with in this county,” Lee said, calling the Carlton County Board “gutsy and courageous” and citing their approval of five new child protection workers as an example of that courage. “When we came and asked for those five child protection [positions] a few weeks ago, not budgeted but the numbers were so overwhelming, we had to respond. They said ‘we want to keep our kids safe.’ All too often, there’s so much political pressure to keep the levy low. They understand that, but they balance that with wanting to provide good services.”