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Judge Lawrence Yetka to present program at museum

The Carlton County Historical Society will host a program by Judge Lawrence Yetka called "A Career Before Cell Phones" at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the history museum, 406 Cloquet Ave., Cloquet.

Born in Cloquet in 1924, Yetka followed in his father's footsteps and became a lawyer. He served in the Minnesota House of Representatives, was a Carton County special municipal judge, Cloquet city attorney and served as a Minnesota Supreme Court judge for 20 years. Yetka worked on Hubert Humphrey's mayoral campaign in Minneapolis and helped welcome President Kennedy to Duluth in 1963.

Yetka's program complements the museum's current exhibit called "Before Cell Phones," depicting the tools used at home and in the workplace that are now replaced by cell phones. Two items on exhibit were donated by Yetka -- a manual typewriter from his law office and an RCA Victor radio from the 1920s.

Yetka will be introduced by Phyllis Maher Markley, who worked in his law office in Cloquet and used the manual typewriter on exhibit.

Coffee and refreshments will be available after the program. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12 and $5 for families. Children under 5 and CCHS members admitted free of charge. The museum is handicapped accessible. For more information, call 218-879-1938.

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