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.
It's been a slow process since the initial land offer. In the three years since then, the Jarden company changed hands twice and Jarden's Cloquet plant is now closed. Still, Schroeder said, the end is in sight. Attorneys for both sides are nearly done finalizing the deal, and CAFD officials started meeting with the design team — LHB Duluth and Five Bugles Design, an architectural firm specializing in fire stations — in mid-September.
p>Carlton's financial consultant, Ehlers and Associates, looked into the property tax impact of consolidating with Cloquet; the results of that study were presented to board members earlier this month. In part, the study determined that if the existing debt were shared between the residents of the two districts, Cloquet school district property owners would see a decrease in school district taxes, and Carlton school district property owners would see an increase. On a $100,000 home, with combined debt, the bill would decrease from $518 to $464 in Cloquet, while it would increase from $280 to $464 in Carlton. <
> SKB Environmental Cloquet Landfill had requested two changes to its conditional use permit, or CUP: longer hours seven days a week and the ability to landfill an unlimited amount of paper sludge, rather than the current 20 percent cap. The changes were opposed by most neighbors and some other residents, many of whom filled the Council Chambers along with close to half a dozen SKB staff and their attorney.
However, there's been a hiccup with the fall production of "Legally Blonde: The Musical," because of some concerns with the popular musical's more adult content and themes.
"Rather than staying after school, it's better to resolve it on the spot and look at it with everyone," he said. "We're gonna look at it as adults and figure it out. It's still an accountable way to get it done. Rather than someone getting detention and they get off scot-free."
She was watching the first week of school when the crossing guard didn't show up near her home on 22nd Street, and when a parent missed the entrance to the middle school and decided to do a U-turn, but couldn't complete it and caused a traffic jam. Impatient drivers pass on the right without looking for pedestrians, and cars speed well over the new 20 mph speed limit.
"I've never heard so much nonsense in my life," said Lamirande when Mayor Dave Hallback — a retired police officer who served with and under Lamirande — solicited his opinion from the audience.