Wick was a patient in the rehabilitation center two years ago, after her car was T-boned in an accident on Highway 33. Due to the severity and number of her injuries, she spent two weeks in intensive care at Hennepin County Medical Center. "I was healing in 50 different ways," Wick said. After less than 24 hours at a facility in Duluth her family moved her to Inter-Faith, where she stayed from mid-March until mid-June 2015. Wick heaped praise on the care she received at Inter-Faith.
The volunteers gather about 7,000 pounds from the Carlton County boxes each week. Bolander empties the boxes every Wednesday. They would like to empty them more often, but need a few more volunteers first. "It amazes me that we get 6-7,000 pounds per week, 52 weeks a year," said DAV Commander Rod Eslinger. "I don't know where they get the clothes from and the numbers are going up every year!"
It is considered a racing balloon as it is small at 50 feet high by 49 feet wide and 54,000 cubic feet. "This one is the Cadillac of balloons," Johnson said, adding the balloon can hold a pilot and two passengers maximum. <
"Custom built fire engines are more maneuverable with shorter wheel bases, have better braking, and more rigid frames which make them safer for the firefighters," Buhs said. "They are known to hold up better in a department with a higher-call volume, resulting in less projected maintenance and greater longevity." Engine 1 replaced two fire engines, one of which was over 20 years old, Buhs added. <
The lodge will be demolished as part of a Neighborhood Revitalization Program in early summer, according to Christenson, who explained that blighted property such as the former Moose Lodge lowers the property values of surrounding properties.
On Friday, billows of grayish white smoke filled the air as firefighters from several local fire departments and agencies worked together to put out several grass fires that ran along the railroad line in a wooded area between Ratika Road and Interstate 35. The first Esko firefighters on the scene decided to call for mutual aid from surrounding areas.
> Bosto allegedly shot John Francis Korby Jr. several times at a rural Cloquet home. Korby, 36, died in the hospital a short time later, according to the criminal complaint, which also noted there were two other people inside the residence at the time of the shooting. Bosto was picked up by police walking down a nearby road with the pistol still stuck in the waistband of his pants.
After sitting empty since July 2004, the blighted building in downtown Cloquet will get a new look in the next few weeks. Jacob Osvold will move his business down the block as soon as remodeling is done for the front office. He began working with Farmers in 2013 and bought the agency in 2015. Osvold bought the defunct bakery in April and, along with his wife, Emily, and their two toddlers, 3-year-old Isabella and 1-year-old Marshel, began working on the building.
The move was made purely because of finances. Wirtanen explained that the dropping number of Cloquet Post members combined with keeping the bar operating meant the Legion had to make tough choices in the last few years.
With land donated by Zion, the partnership of community members and nonprofit agencies has yielded a community garden and plots are ready to be planted by interested residents. There are also raised beds for people with limited accessibility.