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.
"We were living in the Dunlap Island house when the fire came," Olson said. "My mother and I were standing by the sewing machine looking over (what is now USG) and three big hoops of fire came over the hill. They came quickly and looked just terrible. The first one fell on the ground, the second on the railroad tracks and the third one headed for the train. I was thinking, 'Oh, dear God, don't let them burn.' Just as it got there, the fire turned and went up the hill by the old water tower."
Carlton County seemed to mirror many of those national issues at a local level, as Cloquet City Council actions sparked a surge in community engagement and the question of whether or not the latest Enbridge pipeline proposal is good or bad for the environment and the county spurred ongoing debate. Schools made the news and so did the Frank Lloyd Wright Gas Station — which didn't sell after all.<
< Cloquet City Councilors unanimously approved the new city ordinance at their Dec. 19 meeting; the ruling became law with its publication in the legal section of today's Pine Journal. There is one major caveat to the new law.
> Expecting Teresa and Jon to be arriving with chili and beer, Shannon Lisic didn't know what to think when the line of more than a dozen cars and a moving truck pulled up their driveway. As she opened up the garage doors, she saw all kinds of people — friends as well as strangers — climbing out of vehicles, grabbing gift-wrapped packages, walking toward her and seven of her eight children (the oldest, Matt, had left a few minutes before). Once everyone had crowded inside, team captain Alex Udenberg explained how Best Christmas Ever originally started (in Esko) and how the Lisic family had been nominated by so many different people, who simply wanted them to know how much they were loved.
Jamey Michael Coleman, 39, faces charges for three counts of criminal sexual conduct in the first degree, and two counts of criminal sexual conduct in the second degree, all with victims under the age of 13. Cloquet police identify Coleman as a Cloquet resident in their press release, but his address is listed as Mahtowa on court documents.