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Pipeline project faces another detour

September 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

Robb Jeffries

Forum News Service

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) voted last Thursday in favor of deviating from its usual routine of considering both the certificate of need and route proposal at the same time in the case of a p…continue reading on

County endorses proposed pipeline route

September 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

Commissioners were unanimous on Tuesday in their support of a proposed pipeline route slated to cut across Carlton County.

Board members passed a resolution indicating their continued support for the current Sandpiper Pipeline route as proposed by…continue reading on

Carlton County honors two outstanding senior volunteers

September 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

On Friday Aug. 15, two of Carlton County’s seniors were honored with the Outstanding Senior Volunteer Award at the Carlton County Fair. Doris Schienbein and Edward Langness, both of Barnum, were chosen for the diversity and quantity of their accomp…continue reading on

County proposes new fishing pier at Chub Lake

August 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

If all goes well, Chub Lake Park in rural Carlton may have a brand new fishing pier in place by next summer.

At the Monday meeting of the Carlton County Board, commissioners unanimously approved a proposal to apply for state funding for a $46,000 …continue reading on

School board, mayoral races attract new candidates

August 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

Interest in running for public office in Carlton County appears to be thriving this year — with a few notable exceptions.

As the filing period for the county’s townships, school districts and hospital district came to a close last Tuesday, onl…continue reading on

Voter turnout low in Carlton County

August 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

The primary election held on Tuesday showed a low turnout of voters in Carlton County. From the 19,767 registered voters in the county, only 3,987 ballots were cast — meaning roughly 20 percent of eligible voters bothered to vote.

Although the p…continue reading on

Food, fun and family at the 2014 Carlton County Fair

August 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

Come one, come all to the 124th annual Carlton County Fair.

There was hustle and bustle as the fairgrounds came to life on Tuesday with volunteers and workers preparing for this year’s fair.

The busiest building on Tuesday was the 4-H buildin…continue reading on

OUR VIEW: What’s in a name?

August 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

No one showed up at a recent public hearing to debate a proposed county “assembly” ordinance, leaving Carlton County commissioners to believe the debate would be entirely among themselves.

But since news reports following that meeting — as w…continue reading on

Taste Fest takes on new look, worthy cause

July 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

This year’s 24th Annual United Way Taste Fest will feature a brand new venue and a dearly familiar cause. Set for Wednesday, Aug. 6, at the Cloquet Country Club, the event will run from 4-7 p.m., with ticket sales ending at 6:30 p.m.

“This wil…continue reading on

Debate over assembly ordinance picks up momentum

July 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

No one showed up at a public hearing a couple of weeks ago to comment on a proposed county assembly ordinance — but they’ve had a whole lot to say about it ever since.

At Monday’s meeting of the Carlton County Board, Commissioner Bob Olean r…continue reading on