In an analysis of numbers from schools across the state, MDHR found that students of color comprise 31 percent of Minnesota's student population, and receive 66 percent of all suspensions and expulsions. Students with disabilities comprise 14 percent of Minnesota's student population and receive 43 percent of all suspensions and expulsions.
Some might find it hard to believe that the tiny town of Automba was once a lumber boomtown with a railyard a half-mile long and quarter-mile deep, and three sawmills going constantly.
"Ken told me one time that when he started his career as a superintendent, that he for sure would never work for a school district that had a hockey shelter or a swimming pool. Well, we've got both those things," Lammi said. "And here he is."
> "There was definitely a learning curve, but I think we accomplished some goals," Hallback said. "We have top-notch police and fire and a new school. A new police station and City Hall coming in the future. And this could be the site of a future fire station," he added, indicating City Hall behind him. Regarding the frequent 4-3 divide on the council that started during the investigation of former police chief Steve Stracek, Hallback said that was a situation in which nobody "won." But he believes the current police chief, Jeff Palmer, has done an excellent job.
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. <