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This year’s festivities begin at 10 a.m. Thursday with a gift and craft show at the Cloquet Armory. From 3:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, kids and the young at heart — along with those who simply appreciate their hometown newspaper — are encouraged to wander over to the Pine Journal office at 122 Avenue C for a photograph with Santa (which will appear in the Letters to Santa section later this month), refreshments and to take advantage of a yearly special price for a newspaper subscription.
When asked what they thought of the Lemon Tree closing, there was a moment of somber silence as several of them looked down. “I don't like it,” Lawson said emphatically.
Businesses are asked to call 218-879-1551 or email the chamber at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, Nov. 25, to sign up for the lighting contest. The judging will be done by chamber staff sometime between Nov. 29 and- Dec. 1. The winners will be announced on WKLK-FM during the Santa’s Home for the Holidays parade Dec. 3.
So what would the council like to see done, Butcher asked the members. “Are the businesses willing to help, because we can't do it by ourselves,” asked Ward 2 Councilor David Bjerkness. “We can have a vision and know what we want, but ... it's going to cost everybody money.”
Another idea that has been tossed around for a while is adding a senior center onto the library. The current center is housed in the old Pine Valley hockey shelter, or the Barn.
The new building will be constructed next to the existing Aspen Arms apartment building on 14th Street in Cloquet and will include 35 rental units.
The classes are as varied as the teachers and students’ interests. There have been classes for computer coding, math, short skits, robotics, chess, fly fishing, arts and crafts as well as more than one running Power Up. “It gives kids the time to go deeper into something they are interested in,” said CMS Principal Tom Brenner
Several of the streets such as 14th Street, Moorhead Road and North Cloquet Road are owned by the county and it’s the county’s responsibility to plow, according to the city engineer.
The original Junction Oasis sign with the familiar blue and white lettering still stands by the road, watching the changes while waiting to be removed. Underground tanks and pumps at Alaspa’s Gas and Grocery on Highway 33 north of Cloquet were also recently removed from the now out-of-business convenience store.
The Pumpkin Run’s 5K course is a mix of the campus ring road, County Road 3 (14th Street), and the residential streets of Valley View Drive and Harner Lane.