The impact to three different townships is about $115,000 total, with 40 percent of those costs being borne by Silver Brook, 20 percent by Twin Lakes and 30 percent by Perch Lake. The amount overpaid to three different school districts is approximately $275,000, with 35 percent of those costs falling to Carlton School District, 25 percent to Cloquet School District and 40 percent to Wrenshall School District.
> As has been the custom since Memorial Day was officially declared a federal holiday in 1971 — and 100 years before that when different states celebrated Memorial Day or Decoration Day — soldiers and family members will make the trek to various locations Monday, May 28, to honor those who gave their lives in service to country, "the ultimate sacrifice," Smith called it. Monday morning begins early for members of the honor guards in Carlton County.
"When I first came here from Kalevala School, I didn't like the long bus ride," Beberg, now 84, said. "So I quit school and decided to go to work. I picked potatoes for a few days and then went back to school. But I was too late to play football that year." A four-sport athlete, the 1951 graduate lettered four years in track and basketball, three years in football and one year in baseball. Track was, and still is, his favorite sport.
After the vote tied, City Administrator Aaron Reeves explained that state statute dictates that a tie vote means the mayor is required to appoint someone. He could appoint anyone who qualified, Reeves said, not only people who applied for the interim position, which will run through December. Hallback chose Wyman, after noting that the six candidates were all excellent and saying that it wasn't an easy decision.
Prosen lauded the team at Wednesday's CHS Student Awards Ceremony, noting that it was a close finish for the team. "This group worked very hard and I was impressed with their strong showing at the state competition," Prosen said. "They lived up to our reputation well as a competitive outstate small school going toe-to-toe with the metro. I am proud of them and they all learned a lot along the way." For getting the highest individual scores, Larsen and Slater were named MVPs of Cloquet Senior High in the David Ricardo Division.
According to the criminal complaint, at approximately 7:41 p.m. April 16, the Cloquet Police Department began to investigate alleged threats posted on Facebook by Caldwell after witnesses sent them screenshots of several Facebook postings. In one of the posts, which was circulated among some current Cloquet High School students that morning, Caldwell allegedly wrote: "What if I committed a large mass homicide in Cloquet, then killed myself last when the cops found me?" Officers learned of more Facebook posts by Caldwell, in which he allegedly wrote: "Who would watch me go live and do something extremely f***g insane? Something you never probably seen before live. (sic) Who would watch?" He then allegedly wrote the words "Three more hours" in a large, colorful post. <
Although the bulk of the fire was out by between midnight and 1 a.m., a mostly fresh crew of firefighters remained at the business Friday morning, tackling smaller fires as they flared up from the smoldering remains of the showroom and warehouse. "With all the piles of flooring and storage, there's deep seated fire underneath," Schroeder said. "As the excavator pulls the top away, it gets oxygen and flares back up again. There's no way we can get enough water and stuff through 17 rolls of carpet to actually put the fire out." <
"I can't believe we're talking about an $800,000 deficit — and it may be different budgets — and maybe we can save $100,000 and we're saying that it's junk. If you've ever looked at one of those Morton buildings, they're beautiful and they'll be around longer than you will," board member Jim Crowley said. The board also approved hiring Cloquet's John Justad as the theater consultant and Scarbrough presented the board with over $400,000 in proposed budget cuts, including: • Reducing three professional staff positions because of retirement or resignation by veteran staff members.
> Had the fire still been burning Friday when the wind switched to a northeasterly direction — or worse, had the refinery's supply of hydrogen fluoride caught fire and created a poisonous gas cloud — Schroeder said Carlton and Wrenshall would have faced evacuation again. Happily, the fire was contained before the wind shifted. Schroeder praised the Superior Fire Department, noting that some people may have thought they weren't doing anything initially, just because they didn't race in there and start spraying down the fire. "Just because they're not actively fighting a fire doesn't mean they're not doing other things to mitigate the emergency," Schroeder said, explaining that although the situation looked terrible from a layman's viewpoint, it was relatively contained from a firefighter's point of view.
Voters will decide in November who will finish the last two years of Bailey's term; Bailey moved outside city limits so had to relinquish his seat last month. Other city elected positions up for election in November include the position of mayor as well as Ward 1, Ward 2 and Ward 3 councilors — all four-year terms — and the at-large position for two years. The filing period for the city of Cloquet elected officials runs from May 22 through June 5. Affidavits will be accepted at Cloquet City Hall, 1307 Cloquet Avenue, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The last day to file will be June 5, and City Hall will remain open until 5 p.m. that day.