There's a hidden motive behind the upcoming Crafters' Overstock Supply Sale, and it's not to declutter one's home.
Maijala explained that a girl fell during the mass start featuring dozens of skiers, and it caused a chain reaction. Skinnyski.com photos of the race at Soldier Hollow Nordic Center in Midway, Utah, show Maijala picking herself off the top of another skier while others do the same. The crash put Maijala and several other girls at the back of the pack.
Gail Marie Thompson, 64, was charged March 5 in Sixth District Carlton County Court with first and third-degree drug sale plus second- and fifth-degree drug possession — all felonies — as well as child endangerment, a gross misdemeanor.
The reaction from councilors and Mayor Dave Hallback was mixed. "This is a big change," Ward 2 Councilor David Bjerkness said. "When we make quick decisions, they're usually not very good." At Large Councilor Adam Bailey said his biggest concern was timing, as Cloquet residents and businesses are now paying taxes for a new middle school, and looking at a possible $14 million fire hall if the state Legislature approves the Cloquet Area Fire District request in a bonding bill during this session.
The Cloquet City Council adjourned into a closed meeting Tuesday, March 6, to discuss allegations of law enforcement personnel misconduct. In March 2017, a similar closed meeting resulted in the suspension of then-Cloquet Police Chief Steve Stracek, pending an investigation. The Tuesday meeting, on the other hand, resulted in a 5-2 vote (councilors Kerry Kolodge and Roger Maki dissenting) to deny an appeal by the Citizen Advisory Board, a three-person board that has historically worked with the police chief on hiring, complaints and discipline within the department.
If Gov. Mark Dayton gets his wish, the "Land of 10,000 Lakes" could someday claim to be the "Land of 10,000 Clean Lakes and great drinking water." But not now. That's because more than 40 percent of Minnesota's waters are currently listed as impaired or polluted, and more and more rural drinking water systems are having to deal with nitrate contamination and other issues.
Cloquet School Board members voted unanimously to approve a contract with Cary, who is currently director of curriculum and instruction for Duluth Public Schools. Board Chair Ted Lammi said there was a lot of "back and forth negotiations" with Cary, and the final contract was a compromise. "He'd done a lot of research," Lammi said. "We did too. By the end, everyone's numbers [worked out]."
Last week, CAFD responded to a structure fire in the afternoon on Thursday, Feb. 8, on the 3800 block of Brookston Road. Upon arrival, firefighters found a single-family home with heavy fire venting out the roof and eves. According to the CAFD website, crews stretched several handlines and the roof collapsed into the structure shortly after crews began to extinguish the fire. That fire was also located in a rural area without fire hydrants; CAFD was assisted in fire suppression by Grand Lake, additional units from CAFD, Culver and Industrial fire departments providing water. <
Of course, it also helps when alleged criminals call the police directly. Johnathan Gregory Maio, 33, faces charges of first degree drug possession of methamphetamine, and two charges of fifth degree posession of Psilocybin (hallucinogenic) mushrooms and heroin.
To get an idea of what the fires were like that day 100 years ago, Carroll points to the massive fires in California and western Canada last summer, or the Yellowstone Park fires of 1988. He encourages people to watch videos of those more recent fires. "They graphically illustrate what I was trying to describe: the terrible storms, fire exploding and sparks flying all over," he said, explaining that such huge fires create their own weather conditions, creating enormous updrafts that generate super-strong winds across the surface of the land.