A huge plume of black smoke rose north of Cloquet after a large fire broke out at the Cloquet Interiors store at 227 Minnesota Highway 33 just before 4 p.m. Thursday. The adjacent highway was closed while firefighters battled the fire and tried to keep it from spreading to the dry grass, brush and trees that surround the site. According to Cloquet Area Fire District Chief Kevin Schroeder, the main showroom and carpet warehouse were the site of the fire.
"This is 20-times more than I ever dreamed," an ecstatic Frohrip said Saturday during the official unveiling of the new mural. Many of the approximately 50 people at the unveiling echoed Frohrip's excitement over the mural. It was funded by a grant from the ARAC, although the Moose Lake Area Historical Society had decided it would fund the mural no matter what after seeing the drawing that Duluth artist Brian Olson conceived.
Harper Ostby, 2, knew it was dancing time. Wearing a glittery gold creation, she happily ran across the gym floor in tiny shoes and then back to her father, Matt Ostby, to hold his hands and dance some more. Too young to talk much, Harper is already a three-year veteran of the Cloquet dance. "She knows (it's time to dance)," said Matt, as the toddler starting spinning around again.
> In the book "The Fires of Autumn," Celia Kowalski described seeing an automobile loaded with a family of children crash. "They hit the curve, careen off the road into the rocks and burning stumps and overturned," she said. "I will never forget the terrible screaming of those poor souls slowly burning to death." Another 60-some people died within 2 miles of "Eckman's Corner," 3 miles from Moose Lake — some in the old West Side Church and the Eckman School. Farm families, loggers and others who could flee into water did so, covering themselves with wet clothes or blankets that they had to repeatedly douse with water, as the fire dried them out almost instantly. Some took shelter in creeks and rivers, others in the lakes that dot the area.
"Our government is too caught up hating one another to realize we need the support of everyone to get (stuff) done; it's time for us to give them a reality check," he said, adding later: "Today, we stand shoulder to shoulder with students across the nation for those who can't anymore. We stand for change." The speeches finished with a minute of silence. The students stood together, heads down, somber and silent. Juniors Emma Wells and Abby Johnson gripped tightly a sign with "Never Again" written across one side, and the names of the 17 students killed in Parkland scrawled on the other.
This weekend's CHS production of "Pride and Prejudice" offers plenty of wit, misunderstanding and romantic love from all directions, as the story is centered around a family with five daughters — all of them old enough to marry. The Bennet sisters, including the strong-willed, witty and clever Elizabeth, have been advised by their mother that there is only one goal worth attaining in life: Marry rich! <
The music swelled and receded, stopped and started and swirled around the clumps of students and teacher/clinicians in the audience in the brand new Moose Lake Schools auditorium Essentially, Moose Lake Schools put on a jazz festival Friday, but only for musicians.
Police received multiple reports of "a threat of violence" on social media Monday evening. According to a press release issued at 10:38 a.m. Tuesday, officers immediately began an investigation and search for the suspect. Early Tuesday morning, officers from the Fond du Lac and Cloquet police departments and the Carlton County Sheriff's Office located the suspect in a home on the Fond du Lac Reservation, just outside the city of Cloquet. After a brief confrontation with the residents in the house, he was taken into custody. Officers did not locate any weapons with the suspect when he was arrested.
The Cloquet School District robocalled parents Tuesday morning to inform them that doors at all schools would be locked and students kept inside because of a “general threat.”
There's a hidden motive behind the upcoming Crafters' Overstock Supply Sale, and it's not to declutter one's home.