Carlton and Wrenshall school districts have also discussed consolidation in the past, and two rounds of talks between the school boards failed over the past two years. Many residents of the small school districts are still pushing for consolidation, and some Carlton residents had suggested looking at Cloquet. <
> Specifically, the industrial landfill is requesting longer hours, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week, and removal of the 20 percent cap on the total allowed volume of paper sludge waste, predominantly generated by the Duluth Verso paper mill. The 59-acre industrial landfill is located in a large pit near the Hilltop Park soccer fields and across the street from Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College.
Find out more about that when Jollymore — a 1966 Cloquet High School grad — appears at Bergquist's Gift Shop in Cloquet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, when the award-winning author will talk about the inspiration for his stories and poems.
p>"There are only about 11 of us left," Whitebird said. "Only two died there, the rest ... I know Vietnam vets who died from the war decades after they returned. Four of my buddies just didn't care anymore after that. "The sad thing is, PTSD (post traumatic stress syndrome) was there, but nobody knew."
Bennett was also in charge of collection donations for the Jarden/Diamond Brand employees who lost their jobs recently when the mill closed its doors. He indicated a plastic ice cream bucket filled with cash. "All this money goes to them so they can find a new job," Bennett informed the people standing in line.
Some of last year's Cloquet Middle School sixth-graders wrote tongue-in-cheek essays about what features they would like to see in a new middle school, and one of the most common requests was for an escalator.
"For the people who voted 'no' but open-enroll their children elsewhere, try paying those taxes, paying for those schools. Why hold our kids' education system hostage for low taxes? They should feel shame for not supporting the community in which they choose to live, but yet take advantage of the communities that invest in themselves." ~ Stacy Sway
Palacios said a lot of new people are coming to Carlton County for the horse races. People came from North and South Dakota, Wisconsin and other towns in Minnesota. "We're getting more and more exposure, and a lot of young people," she said. "That's what we're striving for, to keep horse racing alive in Carlton County." <
"We like to look on the bright side," punned Cloquet's Dana Sanders, who drove to the library with her husband, John, and sons Josh and Ben. But it wasn't to be. Unlike Duluth, where the sun (still partially covered by the moon) made an appearance at 1:12 p.m. for a short time, the skies over Cloquet remained grey, with only a hint of a bright spot (but no sun or moon) showing up in the hour before and after the eclipse was supposed to happen. <
"If we have to phy-ed outside, we'll make it up." The school district tweeted a photo of the new swimming pool being filled up with water, and Brenner said the terrazzo Lumberjack image in the entryway is coming together very nicely. "It's a piece of art," he said, noting that the district negotiated the cost down to about half of the original estimate.