Seventy students left Cloquet at 6:30 a.m. Saturday so they could get their display boards set up and their minds calmed before the first presentations started at 9 a.m. During the two 90-minute presentation sessions, judges wander around the ballroom where the students are set up, dressed up and ready to explain what exactly they've been trying to figure out these past months.
The horse races were just one of many ways to entertain guests at the annual Blue Jean Ball Saturday, where supporters of the Cloquet Ed Foundation (CEF) and schools came to have fun and spend money in the name of education at Black Bear Casino and Resort.
Carlton County Republican Party Chairman Tony Sheda said the local participants also took the opportunity to endorse individuals running for other state and federal offices. They endorsed Pete Stauber for Congressional District 8, as well as Jim Newberger, Karin Housley and Robert Barnheiser for the two U.S. Senate seats up for election in November.
What is finished is a 25-year-old legal dispute with the State of Minnesota, dating back to a 1992 federal district court case that upheld the Band's hunting, gathering and fishing rights from the lands ceded under the 1854 Treaty. This land includes portions of Carlton, St. Louis, Lake and Cook counties.
Scott Kendrick Lindgren, 21, was charged in May 2017 with seven felonies related to the alleged kidnapping and assault of a 17-year-old Duluth teen at his Silver Brook Township home May 15. Lindgren was released from jail after posting bond and subsequently fled. He was re-arrested May 31 in Washington state after a warrant was issued for alleged threats of violence and witness tampering.
The school board held another special meeting Tuesday to interview only Michael Cary, director of curriculum and instruction for Duluth Public Schools since July 2014. The board voted 5:1 Tuesday for Cary, with Jim Crowley voting nay.
Much of the historic building appears to be in great shape. The giant space where the band played on Friday has tables and chairs scattered in the open space between partially walled off areas along the sides. A children's play area occupies one, while another looks like someone plonked a comfy home library into the space. Several hold more tables and chairs.
The officers field tested and weighed the meth to confirm it was 1 pound and a narcotics identification kit test confirmed it was meth. Garza and Marquardt were transported to the Carlton County Jail, where Garza was allegedly caught attempting to smuggle in roughly 2 grams of meth in her bra. According to the complaint, Garza told law enforcement that Marquardt was the owner of the car and they had made arrangements to meet at Kwik Trip with the cooperating witness for the drug deal. She also admitted to seeing the witness give the money to Marquardt and then watching as Marquardt counted the money to ensure it was all there.
Also Monday, board members and staff gave Connie Hyde, principal at the Cloquet Area Alternative Education Program (CAAEP) a round of applause after hearing news that CAAEP has been selected to receive the 2018 Minnesota Associations of Alternative Programs (MAAP) School of the Year award. Hyde said the school was nominated by the principal of the alternative school in Hinckley, who is also the NE Regional director for MAAP, for the work the school has done to become a restorative practices school. <
After going through a very public DWI arrest in St. Louis County six years ago and winning re-election two years later, Carlton County Attorney Thom Pertler was the subject of a new investigation last year — this one initiated by the Carlton County Board of Commissioners.