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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

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