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. <
Many guests who attended in the past said the vendors "upped their game" from last year's event. New guests marveled at the variety and the quality of the food. "It's a little crazy," Melanie Spencer said as she looked around the crowded room. "I'm surprised at all of the food and variety of vendors. I loved the beignets.They were done perfectly."
Therapy in the schools has been successfully offered since 2007. The new program fills a gap between the current individual services offered at local schools and all-day intensive treatment, which takes students out of their school and to Duluth. It is available for any student with a mental-health issue that is significantly interfering with their functioning.
The fun began in January 2017. Projects included a new red electric ice resurfacer from Olympia, a new dehumidification system and an air exchanger for locker rooms.
Many residents wondered why the roads seemed more hazardous than usual this winter. "The lengthy periods of subzero and single-digit temperatures have certainly extended the amount of time we have been forced to live with them," Cloquet City Engineer Caleb Peterson said. "Salt becomes virtually ineffective at temperatures below zero degrees Fahrenheit."