First baby of the new year was welcomed at Community Memorial Hospital in Cloquet last week.
The ribbon will be open until the ice melts, even though the Christmas lights are done for the year. The warming house is open 4-8 p.m. Monday through Friday, noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. The outdoor fire pit is also lit when the warming house is open. If you look closely, the fire burns in a star-shaped pattern, much to the delight of youngsters.
As Tuominen and one of her daughters was shoveling the driveway at 7:30 p.m., they heard a car stop down the road near their woods. Alarmed, they ran down the driveway. They saw car tracks in the snow going past their house towards Highway 2 and signs that the vehicle stopped next to their woods. Nala's tracks led from the woods and ended at the stopped car. <
According to Minnesota Power spokesperson Kelley Eldien, power went out Wednesday, Dec. 27 at about 3 a.m. for roughly 2,000 customers. The resulting outage was caused by damage to the lines on the substation in Mahtowa.
>Ed Kavanaugh carries on the family tradition of giving sleigh rides on his family farm in Carlton, as did his parents before him. He officially opened as Kavanaugh Sleigh Rides about three years ago. "It's a lot of work, it takes about three hours to get ready to give the sleigh rides," Kavanaugh said, explaining he hires a few teenagers to help brush and feed the horses.
Many parents believe the site is harmless and help their children create their own page. "If you do not know who is following your child on Facebook face-to-face, delete them," Blesener advised parents. He explained there are several registered sexual predators living in Cloquet and the easiest way for them to find a victim is to look on social media. He said many kids will accept any friend requests, or maybe a real-life friend will say, it's OK, he's an uncle. What the child may not know is the uncle is a registered sex offender who is now your child's friend on Facebook.
Chmielewski also said he thought the proposed contracts had overcharged by at least a half million dollars. Other residents nodded in agreement as he spoke. Other residents thanked the school board for the work they had done.
Once again, volunteers have been organizing and working hard to put together a meal and entertainment for residents who are struggling or who simply may not want to cook or have family to sit down with this year. Organ music will be piped in through the speakers to help create a festive mood and Santa will take last-minute requests — or maybe take notes for next year's holiday.
The retired Cloquet High School teacher asked commissioners to consider retirees on fixed incomes in the county before they decide to increase salaries and health insurance for county employees.
The lesson of sharing resonated with the empathetic youngster. Peterson chose all of the toys they bought, including boys' and girls' gifts. He even tried some things before he decided if they were fun enough to purchase.