Donald Lokken won first place for his pumpkin carving at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet on Wednesday, Oct. 31.
The 10th annual Suicide Awareness Memorial Walk on Oct. 13 at Carlton High School drew more than 280 participants, including family members and friends of those who have been lost to suicide over the years. New this year was QPR (question, persuade and refer) training after the walk. The training provided information educating participants on how to respond to someone they suspect may be thinking about suicide.
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.