Two-term mayor and longtime Carlton County resident Jim Putnam is stepping down and moving to Florida. Putnam and his wife, Kathi, were set to close on the sale of their Scanlon home Sept. 20 and Putnam said his final council meeting as mayor will be Sept. 24.
Helen Mattson and Ole Olson were married Jan. 26, 1929, at the start of the Great Depression. The happy couple moved to Scanlon – where Olson’s family had settled after the 1918 Fire – and built a house.
As of last Thursday’s Scanlon City Council meeting, the Cloquet Area Fire District welcomed its newest member. Council members and Mayor Jim Putnam voted unanimously to join Cloquet and Perch Lake Township in the fire district.
UPDATE: Two men are in custody after the shooting of another man this morning in Scanlon. Officers found the victim, 24-year-old Jeremiah Tyler Adamscheck, conscious after suffering a gunshot wound to the pelvic area.
A Carlton County corrections officer and former sheriff’s deputy was charged Monday in Carlton County Court in connection with a one-vehicle rollover near the Scanlon Park and Ride that injured his passenger last fall.
The pavement is barely dry on Phase One of the St. Louis River Trail from Carlton to the Park-and-Ride lot along I-35, but local officials are already looking ahead to completing the next two phases of the project over the next two to three years.
No one has been arrested yet but Cloquet police are following leads in identifying a woman who entered multiple apartments in at least two local assisted living facilities on the evening of Sunday, Nov. 29, taking prescription medications and cash.
The community of Scanlon will show its true colors this weekend – red, white and blue.
A group of community members and volunteers, along with the help of the Scanlon Fire Department and the Carlton County/Pine County Military Support Group, is planning a three-day series of family activities for Friday through Sunday, Aug. 22-24.
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