"The fair is to promote knowledge of the scientific method scientists use to test experiments," fourth-grade teacher Paula Baier said. "It's also a great home project to encourage families to create an experiment together."
> In the last five years, all Carlton County schools have updated their facilities to include secure entrances in an effort to keep active shooters out. "We started with a single-point entry five years ago and made it more secure," Barnum High School Principal Brian Kazmierczak said. "The secure entry is basically a glass box with a communication box and a doorbell of sorts. The office manager can allow the person in the school or not. That person then has to check in with the office staff. They also need to sign out when they leave."
Local legend Lorren Lindevig smiled last week at the snow sculpture of himself playing the accordion in his front yard. Tim Young Sr., a local snow sculpture artist wanted to honor the octogenarian musician. He waited until all of the elements came together.
Daisy is a mammoth donkey at about 56 inches tall and about 1,000 pounds of love. She enjoys being scratched from nose to tail. She also "hugs" by nestling her huge head into the person's neck and snuggling close.
Carlton County Land Commissioner Greg Bernu explained to the board that there are several tax forfeiture properties with abandoned buildings on them. While the majority are not salvageable, one property in Cloquet is. The next step will be for the Cloquet City Council to agree to accept the title transfer from the county at its Feb. 20 meeting. Once it passes the council, the house can be sold to One Roof Community Housing for rehabilitation. <
A record 430 people gathered to play a serious game of bingo in the town with a population of 862. The tradition has been going on at least 25 years, maybe longer, nobody remembers. The event is coordinated to happen during Carlton Winterfest. "It gives people a reason to come to town and stay," Fire Chief Derek Wolf said.
Be sure to stop by for the annual chili cook off where several competitors will be vying for first place. There are usually between 12-20 entries, including several members of a family who compete in fun against each other. There is no fee to compete, just come early to register for the contest. "We have a few rivalries among the group and most of the contestants get into the contest more for bragging rights than the prizes," chili organizer Joel Soukkala said.
Royal Oak also left behind a variety of vintage Diamond Brands memorabilia. The building's new owners, Len Lund and Mike Koski, are sorting through the items and will allow Grengs and Collard to display the items in a room in their new office space. The Diamond line of matches and toothpick products was produced in Cloquet for almost 100 years.
p>Wear-a-Knit has been supplying local high school and youth sports teams with hats and mittens for 19 years. The small business expanded to colleges and schools across the country. Now it's supplying hats for the Super Bowl.
What started out as a few guys goofing off on their dirt bikes grew into about 30 riders racing in front of a crowd of about 150 spectators, complete with loud music, families and fun. <