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MN Charter school oversight still a work in progress

April 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Larry McKenzie started his first job overseeing charter schools with a sense of urgency about the achievement gap, “a global crisis.”

A letter arrived just weeks into his tenure at Pillsbury United Communities in 2012. The state w…continue reading on dglobe.com

Long-time judge to retire, search underway for successor

March 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

It’s official — Sixth Judicial Court Judge Dale Wolf will retire next month, signaling the end of an era in Carlton County.

Wolf has served on the bench for 36 years, making him the longest-seated judge currently serving in the state of Minnes…continue reading on pinejournal.com

Council approves major street reconstruction

March 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

Ongoing issues with flooding at the corner of Selmser and 21st Street causing repeated storm sewer and sanitary sewer backups into nearby homes was the impetus for the city of Cloquet’s next big street construction project.

With the unanimous ap…continue reading on pinejournal.com

Council approves major street reconstruction

March 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

Ongoing issues with flooding at the corner of Selmser and 21st Street causing repeated storm sewer and sanitary sewer backups into nearby homes was the impetus for the city of Cloquet’s next big street construction project.

With the unanimous ap…continue reading on pinejournal.com

Pipeline Company files amended route proposal

February 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

Three members of the Carlton County Land Stewards were in attendance at Tuesday’s meeting of the Carlton County Committee of the Whole. Though they already knew the information that was about to be announced, they wanted to hear it first-hand anywa…continue reading on pinejournal.com

Pipeline Company files amended route proposal

February 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

Three members of the Carlton County Land Stewards were in attendance at Tuesday’s meeting of the Carlton County Committee of the Whole. Though they already knew the information that was about to be announced, they wanted to hear it first-hand anywa…continue reading on pinejournal.com

MetroPlains receives 5-year tax exemption

February 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

The Jamestown City Council granted a five-year tax exemption to the developers of a housing project at the location of the former Essentia Clinic.
It passed on a 3-1 vote at the council’s meeting Monday with Councilman Dan Buchanan dissenting and …continue reading on jamestownsun.com

Mineral exploration poses challenge to pipeline

January 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

As the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) prepared to review an application Thursday from Enbridge Energy that would pave the way for a new crude oil pipeline, it was clear a number of battle lines had already been drawn. 

Early on, …continue reading on pinejournal.com

Letter from Sen. Vinehout: Looking back, Looking forward

December 28, 2013 in Pierce County Herald

As we say good-bye to 2012, it’s good to reflect on the old year and the opportunities and challenges in the New Year. Continue Reading

New plan looks at highway needs for next 20 years

December 27, 2013 in Uncategorized

The Minnesota 20-year State Highway Investment Plan (MnSHIP) has been finalized and is available online, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT).
MnSHIP connects the Minnesota GO 50-year vision and policies established in the…continue reading on echopress.com