"I think everyone wishes we still had a local humane society that we could work with, but we don't," he said, referring to the closure of FOA earlier this month due to financial difficulties. "So until we work out something else for those animals, this seems to be the best option for the city moving forward. ... If we start seeing a lot of issues with strays we'll have to look at doing something else."
While the Aug. 14 primary election determined which two candidates would advance to the general election Nov. 6, a different filing deadline on the same day saw even more candidates for elected office.In Carlton County, the latest round of filings included school board openings, township positions, all municipalities — other than Cloquet, which held a primary — and the Moose Lake Hospital District.
Cloquet City Hall was a joyful place Wednesday, Aug. 8, as friends, family and co-workers gathered in the Council Chambers for two police ceremonies during the regular City Council meeting.
Coach Nowak memorialized with podium donation Former assistant Cloquet ski coach Brian Johnson presented a handmade podium to Cloquet High School during the School Board meeting Monday, Aug. 13. Flanked by former ski jumpers and skiers Rick and Denny Nelson and Brent Smith, along with recently retired Nordic coach Glen Sorenson, Johnson donated the podium in memory of legendary Cloquet ski jumping coach Joe Nowak, who passed away two years ago.
When Cloquet school officials realized staff were unable to access certain files the morning of Aug. 3, there may have been a certain amount of negative "been there, done that" feeling involved.
Shea Walters is the new Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys hockey coach, effective immediately.
Voters in Carlton County blew away the 2016 primary election in terms of turnout, with a total of 6,767 people casting votes Tuesday, Aug. 14, versus approximately 1,400 two years ago.
There are a lot of candidates on the ballot for this year's primary election Aug. 14, Cloquet has two City Council races and a mayor's race in the primary, and the District 4 county commissioner race has five candidates. This is also the first election in Minnesota since 1978 that both U.S. Senate seats and the governorship are up for election in the same year.
"I thought I should tell my story," Smalley said. "I wanted to tell the kids and parents and community that I didn't quit. I wasn't walking out because I made a mistake." When asked whether Smalley was pressured, Cloquet Schools Superintendent Michael Cary said administration always shares its intentions with individual coaches or other extracurricular staff before going to the board, adding that it's common practice to give someone a chance to resign.
This story is the longer version of the print one in the Pine Journal