Almost 25 years ago, Lorren Lindevig and Roland Kunze started a new tradition at Cloquet Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW).
The formal scene was quite a contrast from the humble beginnings of the house. In the mid-1800s, a rustic stage stop station and hotel sat on the corner of what is known as Scotts Corner, the intersection of county roads 3 and 4 south of Carlton. According to Sheetz, the station was the first stop for travelers coming from Superior on their way to the Twin Cities. The rough, wooden rectangular structure was rendered obsolete after the railroad came through several years later. <
> Queen of Peace Elementary, Washington Elementary and Cloquet Middle School are doing their part to help lessen waste going to the landfill by collecting organics. If the other two schools in Cloquet participated in collecting organics and food waste, that would add up to 20 tons annually being turned into usable compost instead of unnecessarily taking up space in a landfill.
The consent agenda containing a request for two new police department vehicles passed. The request stated there have been several additions to the department causing a shortage of vehicles available, especially when one is in for repairs. In 2012-13, there were 13 vehicles. Eight were used by patrol, leaving five for administration and detectives.
Among the firefighters are Carlton High School students Tiara Larson, a senior, and Spencer Nynas, a junior. They are two of the five high school students participating in the Carlton Firefighters Cadet program, which partners with the high school.
"The 12-year-old daughter was clinging to her dog for dear life (to hold him back) when I went running after my boyfriend into our house with Jaiden," Cholena said.
The Animal Humane Society's Critical Response Team took 41 Chihuahua dogs and Chihuahua mixes from a rural Carlton County home Thursday morning.
"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.