The lack of dialogue between residents and board members is an ongoing concern for some residents, who asked that the board change its policies so they could have a two-way conversation during meetings. Lehto explained that the majority of school boards follow a similar policy, to keep meetings moving along, and it's part of the training for the board members.
The sit-down meal will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 23, at Zion Lutheran Church, 1000 Washington Ave., Cloquet. Delivery requests must be made by Monday, Nov. 20, by calling Zion at 218-879-4647. Call the same number to volunteer; they need people to act as delivery drivers, cooks, servers and cleanup crew.
"When a kid fails a class, that in itself is a consequence. They have to make up that class over another nine weeks or a summer school, or night school," he said. "Second, kids who stay involved instead of getting kicked off the team are many times more likely to stay in school, make up the failures and graduate. Third thing, for many of these kids, one 'F' might be better than the four or five they were getting when they weren't involved in activities and that doesn't always show up. Finally, when a lot of these kids lose eligibility, they lose hope, they nose dive, drop out or they're just gone. "I honestly don't know what other districts do, but I know this works for us and it has worked for us for years." <
Currently in his second term as Ward 3 Cloquet City Councilor, Maki set himself apart from the rest of the council when he was the sole vote against putting former Cloquet Police Chief Steve Stracek on paid administrative leave earlier this year. Maki has been openly critical of the process and the mayor since the city's "gag order" was lifted after an outside investigator, Michelle Soldo, found that Stracek's actions were all within the scope of his duties as police chief.
The Carlton School District will hold a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, in the small gym at Carlton High School. The subject? How to move forward as a small school district with aging facilities and safety needs after voters overwhelmingly rejected a $23 million to $27 million facilities bond referendum in August.
Death by suicide can be the cruelest for those it leaves behind. They are often left wondering why, what they could have done, how such a terrible thing could have happened to them and their loved one.
> Suicide touches everyone: young, old and in between. Veterans. Teenagers and young adults. Women. Grandparents. Parents. Middle-aged males, whose numbers keep rising in Minnesota, from 381 in 2011 to 392 in 2015. Native Americans, who die by suicide at a rate of 20.4 per 100,000 people versus 13.2 for white people. Rich people. Poor people. Famous people. Successful people. Addicts. As of September, nine people in Carlton County had died by suicide in 2017
Lamirande's successor and Palmer's predecessor, Steve Stracek, was hired after a nationwide search in a highly competitive and open process. Palmer, according to the resume obtained by the Pine Journal from the city, has a high school diploma from White Bear Lake, attended the New Orleans Police Academy for six months and an FBI White Collar Crime Seminar along with numerous other police training programs with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and DARE He was never interviewed by the council and completed no formal tests, nor did he ever formally apply for the job.
Everyone is invited to attend an open house to honor retiring Library Director Mary Lukkarila from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Cloquet Public Library. Cake and coffee will be served. Lukkarila's last day at the library is Friday.
So far this year, she said, there have been nine completed suicides in Carlton County. "Suicide doesn't discriminate," Angell said. "It affects everyone from young teens to the elderly and everyone in between." Some 300 people participated in the walk Saturday, most of them from Carlton County, but some from more far-away places.