Bennett was also in charge of collection donations for the Jarden/Diamond Brand employees who lost their jobs recently when the mill closed its doors. He indicated a plastic ice cream bucket filled with cash. "All this money goes to them so they can find a new job," Bennett informed the people standing in line.
Some of last year's Cloquet Middle School sixth-graders wrote tongue-in-cheek essays about what features they would like to see in a new middle school, and one of the most common requests was for an escalator.
"For the people who voted 'no' but open-enroll their children elsewhere, try paying those taxes, paying for those schools. Why hold our kids' education system hostage for low taxes? They should feel shame for not supporting the community in which they choose to live, but yet take advantage of the communities that invest in themselves." ~ Stacy Sway
Palacios said a lot of new people are coming to Carlton County for the horse races. People came from North and South Dakota, Wisconsin and other towns in Minnesota. "We're getting more and more exposure, and a lot of young people," she said. "That's what we're striving for, to keep horse racing alive in Carlton County." <
"We like to look on the bright side," punned Cloquet's Dana Sanders, who drove to the library with her husband, John, and sons Josh and Ben. But it wasn't to be. Unlike Duluth, where the sun (still partially covered by the moon) made an appearance at 1:12 p.m. for a short time, the skies over Cloquet remained grey, with only a hint of a bright spot (but no sun or moon) showing up in the hour before and after the eclipse was supposed to happen. <
"If we have to phy-ed outside, we'll make it up." The school district tweeted a photo of the new swimming pool being filled up with water, and Brenner said the terrazzo Lumberjack image in the entryway is coming together very nicely. "It's a piece of art," he said, noting that the district negotiated the cost down to about half of the original estimate.
> "I'm back and I'm not going away," said Cloquet resident Sheila Lamb, who had asked the council at its July 18 meeting to allow her to present to them information about the Enbridge pipeline proposals (to build a new Line 3 and leave the existing line in the ground) during a future work session. "I was told by you, Mayor, that I could have one hour and I was welcome to bring whoever I wanted. I find out later when my calls weren't being returned, that this council voted against it. ... For you (all) not to listen to your own citizens who vote you into office, that is remiss.
Citing several legal cases in his letter, Drysdale alleged that the city ordinance discriminates against the landfill and is "the result of naked public agitation and pressure, which is an unlawful basis to restrict a valid land use." It also could interfere with the "free flow of commerce," which could be a violation of the U.S. Constitution, he noted.
Supporters of the referendum said it was necessary to replace outdated or failing facilities, some of which are more than 100 years old, and said improved buildings might keep more students from transferring to other districts. Opponents raised concerns about the tax burden, questioned the size of the proposed addition and thought the district should worry more about low standardized test scores for students.
On Tuesday, Aug. 8, residents of Carlton School District are invited to vote "yes" or "no" on two different school questions: one asking for $23.6 million in bonds to construct a grades 6-12 addition and make improvements to the existing elementary school at the South Terrace site; the second (contingent on the first question passing) to approve an additional $3.3 million in bonds to construct an auditorium, improve athletic spaces and make other site improvements.