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Carlton County

Carlton County Official Website


Carlton County:  Investigation Executive Summary into Carlton County Attorney


Carlton County

   FY 2012 Financial Audit

Carlton County - Matters of Record

Latest on Thom Pertler, Carlton County Attorney...


-County Commissioner admits to using township equipment for his own use and claims he had their permission


-Carlton County Stonewalls Data Requests Again...


-Carlton County Commissioners - Dropping the Ball on Animal Rescue


-Carlton County FY 2012 Financial Audit Results:  How well are Taxpayer Funds Safeguarded?


-Carlton County Stonewalls Data Requests


-Freedom to Trespass - The debacle of "Carlton County Attorney Thom Pertler" ...



Board waives disciplinary measures against county attorney, Thomas Pertler, after his DUI - Big surprise!


11/10/12:  Lion News: Dashcam Video - Arrest Of Carlton County Attorney Thomas 'The Drunk' Pertler


10/20/12:  Trespassing in Thomson Township (Esko) and the Sham Investigation


10/19/12:  The Oath that County Attorney Thom Pertler Ignores


10/17/12:  How much Evidence is enough for County Attorney Thomas Pertler


10/16/12:  Carlton County Budget Politics


10/13/12: What happened to the employee theft claims in Carlton County?


9/30/12: Trespassing Charges Dismissed by Carlton County


9/12/12: Carlton County Attorney Thom Pertler pleads guilty to DWI


8/28/12:  Thomas Pertler is already back at Carlton County


7/20/12:  Carlton County Attorney finally responds to Investigation Request


3/13/12:  Carlton County Attorney Thomas Pertler should resign


4/16/12:  Government of Restraint [Lacking in Thomson Township and Carlton County]


2/20/12:  Trespassing without Consequence


2/13/12:  Minnesota Governments Lack of Transparency - with references to its abuse by Thomson Township


12/21/11:  Constitutional challenges to the MN Government Data Practices Act, Sovereign Immunity (under guise of other immunities), MN DOLI powers, and late 


Admissions -  Thomson Township used the Data Practices Act and its limitations to hide information


10/13/11:  Private Property (and how County Attorney Thom Pertler fails to protect citizens from Trespass)


9/25/09:  A Rehab Project gone Awry (This is why few businesses come to Esko)


2009 Budget Reporting Deficiencies

Wrenshall/Holyoke MN
Local Services
Bar & Restaurants

Brickyard Restaurant
111 Broadway
Wrenshall, MN 55797

  -Dine In, Take Out
  -Full Menu Available
  -Closed on Mondays

Brick's Pub & Grub                           
129 Broadway                                    
Wrenshall, MN 55779

-Dine In, Take Out

-11am - midnight Sun - Thurs          
-11am - 1am Fri & Sat
-2 for 1 - Happy Hour: Mon - Fri 4 to 6 pm

Fuel and Gifts

Wrenshall General Store             
131 Broadway                      
Wrenshall, MN 55797

Open: 7 days a week - 6am to 7pm (watch for extended hours)

Lots4bid / Ponderosa Sales
131 Broadway
Wrenshall, MN 55797

Lots4bid is an online auction site with the office & wharehouse located in Wrenshall behind the Wrenshall General Store. If you have any questions contact the owner Jeff Bloom @ the email above or 218-348-7521.


First Presbyterian Church
119 Broadway
Wrenshall, MN 55797

Sonlife Community Church             
417 Alcohol Rd                     
P. O. Box 153
Wrenshall, MN 55797

Sunday Service 10:00 am

Daycare Providers

Little Sprouts Daycare 
Heather Schmitz
Wrenshall, MN  55797

Play Yard Daycare
Julie Adkins
117 Broadway
Wrenshall, MN  55797
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Storage Units - Esko


Esko Storage Units


    10x10 foot storage units for rent in Esko at the 

    corner of Canosia and North Cloquet Roads.  

    Call to reserve yours before they are gone!  


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Contractors & Services

Bill Sparks
Wrenshall, MN  55797
(218) 384-3546 /(218) 565-1252

Jeremy Loucks

Garages, Remodeling, Roofing, Siding, New Construction
PO Box 212
Wrenshall, MN  55797
(218) 384-4446 /(218) 213-6257


3 Industrial Pkwy
Wrenshall, MN 55797

Keith Erickson
Professional DJ Service
(218) 269-4067

Russ & Sue Stark
Wrenshall, MN  55797

Tub Refinishing
(218) 384-4175
Bob Duncan
Parts & Services
138 Broadway
Wrenshall, MN  55797
(218) 384-3188 / (218) 391-4489

Wrenshall/Holyoke Demographics/History