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Election 2014: Know before you go

October 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

The billboards and yard signs have been up for months, the candidates have been facing off for weeks, and the forums and debates are all but over with. The time has come to vote at last.

Next Tuesday’s General Election should prove to be an inte…continue reading on pinejournal.com

Gravel pit permit tabled in response to noise complaints

October 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

The noise from the rock crusher may have been overwhelming at times this summer, but neighbors of the Ulland Brothers gravel pit made certain they were heard during Tuesday’s Cloquet Planning Commission meeting.

“I would hear the crusher whist…continue reading on pinejournal.com

Candidates vie for seats in Jackson County

October 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

Editor’s note: The following are written responses to questions posed to the candidates; they are published in the form they are received and not edited.

Three bid for Ward 2 city council

Editor’s note: Dave Cushman did not submit his quest…continue reading on dglobe.com

BLM mineral lease sale in Golden Valley County nets $510,400

October 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

BILLINGS, Mont. — Diamond Resources recently paid $510,400 for the oil and gas lease rights to a 1,760-acre parcel located in Golden Valley County at a recent Bureau of Land Management oil and gas lease auction.

The BLM netted $685,712.50 in reve…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

BLM mineral lease sale in Golden Valley County nets $510,400

October 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

BILLINGS, Mont. — Diamond Resources recently paid $510,400 for the oil and gas lease rights to a 1,760-acre parcel located in Golden Valley County at a recent Bureau of Land Management oil and gas lease auction.

The BLM netted $685,712.50 in reve…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

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 pinejournal.com

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 pinejournal.com

Giesen appointed to lead Job Service North Dakota

June 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – Gov. Jack Dalrymple announced Monday he has appointed Cheri Giesen to be executive director of Job Service North Dakota.

Giesen, who will begin her position in early July, will lead the state’s workforce agency that has about 250 empl…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Republicans look for an opening

May 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Minnesota Republicans are looking for any opportunity to get a foothold in a state government dominated by Democrats.

Sen. Scott Newman announced Thursday that he is seeking to upset two-term Democratic Attorney General Lori Swanson a…continue reading on dglobe.com

DRUG COURT aims to break the cycle of addiction and crime

May 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

Sit through a morning of criminal court at the Carlton County Courthouse and it quickly becomes apparent that drug and alcohol charges — and burglaries, thefts and other crimes to pay for them — make up a significant portion of the court calendar…continue reading on pinejournal.com