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Carlton, Thomson residents invited to map out future

September 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

Last year the communities of Carlton and Thomson came to an orderly, businesslike decision to merge. The two towns already shared a mutual border, post office address and a number of services and equipment.  And since Thomson, the smaller of the…continue reading on

Men rescued from cliffs in Jay Cooke

June 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

Two men were “a little cold and shaken up” after a daring rescue Saturday night along the cliffs above the St. Louis River, according to Carlton technical rescue team member Derek Wolf, but they were otherwise fine.

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Residents of Carlton, Thomson learn about tax impact of proposed merger

September 6, 2013 in Pine Journal

A plan to merge the cities of Carlton and Thomson is moving ahead to a referendum vote in November.
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Thomson, Carlton likely headed for referendum vote on merger

August 30, 2013 in Pine Journal

The first of two public informational meetings regarding a proposed merger of the cities of Thomson and Carlton was slated for Wednesday night at the Thomson City Hall as the Pine Journal went to press.
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Public meeting set to discuss potential merger of Thomson, Carlton

August 24, 2013 in Pine Journal

All residents, business owners, local government representatives and other stakeholders are encouraged to attend a public meeting to discuss the potential merger of the cities of Thomson and Carlton. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at Thomson City Hall, 33 Dalles Ave., Thomson.
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Flood is far from over for Thomson

June 21, 2013 in Pine Journal

A contractor started working on washed-out Vermilion Street last week. The bridge over state Highway 210, which had been closed until October, was down to one lane as finishing work took place. The Munger Trail, which served as the emergency access for Carlton ambulances while the bridge was closed, was torn up.
“No, we’re not back to what’s considered normal,” said Ruth Jorgenson, the town clerk.
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Minnesota Power moves forward with flood repairs

June 21, 2013 in Pine Journal

Minnesota Power, a division of ALLETE Inc. (NYSE: ALE), said this week that it expects to have its largest hydro station, which has been out of commission due to flooding one year ago, partially back in operation by the end of this year and fully restored in 2014.
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Thomson, Carlton explore merger option

June 21, 2013 in Pine Journal

Residents of Thomson and Carlton turned out last Thursday to discuss the collective future of their communities, including a possible merger down the line.
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Thomson, Carlton participate in joint visioning session

June 12, 2013 in Pine Journal

Late last winter, however, members of the Thomson Town Board decided to put out a few feelers to find out if the city of Carlton was still interested in discussing a merger and if so, what it might involve.
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Thomson, Carlton residents to participate in public visioning session

June 11, 2013 in Pine Journal

Residents, business owners and key stakeholders in the Cities of Thomson and Carlton, Minnesota will have an opportunity to participate in a public meeting intended to generate a vision for the future of the two Cities. Continue Reading

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