GIS has revolutionized our ability to predict, plan and prepare, said Carlton County GIS coordinator Jared Hovi. Closely cooperating with the 911 dispatch system, public safety offices, county sheriffs, zoning and much more, GIS shares information with all kinds of public entities as well as tons of organizations and industries.
For many people the Lakehead Harvest Reunion Steam and Tractor Show is almost like a family reunion. For others it is a brand new experience. Either way the event promises entertainment and education. With multiple old-school tractors, steam engines, threshers, blacksmiths and spinning wheels all doing their thing, the Friday-through-Sunday event in rural Esko gave many people an opportunity to see what life was like 100 years ago.
Some days I’d find myself roaming the streets with fellow intern Marie Osuna interviewing random people for the “Man on the Street” pieces. I gained a new street confidence, and found that quickly snapping pictures of people can actually be very difficult. Let’s just say those days were filled with laughter, some embarrassment, but in the end were quite eventful.
The thought of running 200 miles may seems absolutely crazy. And even more so running for 24 hours through the night … on a team with people you hardly know.
Thirty-two years ago some Kettle River community members came up with the crazy idea to create a 20x200-foot pit, fill it with mud and water, and host a competition to see how far and how fast trucks could drive into the suctioning mud. Three decades later, the event continues. Attracting 40-50 participants of all ages, the “Mud Bog” event is the original and main attraction during the annual Ma & Pa Kettle River Days.
On Monday afternoon the Cloquet Country Club was a happening place as 100-plus golfers took the grass for the 11th Annual Cloquet Educational Foundation (CEF) Golf Tournament. The tournament, hosted...
CARLTON—Hours, minutes, seconds passed as spectators, volunteers and race committee members anxiously waited for runners to trample through the finish line of the 35th annual Minnesota Voyageur 50 Mile Trail Ultramarathon Saturday afternoon. Race champion Michael Borst of La Crosse, Wis., was also feeling anxious. He had a goal to meet.
Step to the side, step behind, step to the side, and spin. Swing dancing begins with a couple simple steps, and on Friday evening, July 15, friends and families from all over Carlton County gathered at the Gregory family farm in Carlton to celebrate this unique dance.
Cloquet High School alumnus Adam Doe was the 2016 Eugene Curnow Trail Marathon overall champion, covering the course in 3:28:52 in pristine conditions Saturday, July 16. The trail marathon starts near the Duluth zoo and finishes in Carlton.
As for things you can do, Dalen and Kolodge suggested using reusable items such as BPA-free water bottles, glass or metal containers (instead of plastic Tupperware), and reusable cloth grocery bags.