> After extensive discussion at Tuesday's meeting, Cloquet City Councilors didn't second a motion by Ward 4 Councilor Kerry Kolodge to install an additional power source specifically targeted to provide power to a music and lighting control, needed for larger events such as the Wood City Music Festival.
Peterson, noting that the city's parks and streets supervisor was very careful to make sure the 41-year-old statue (dedicated in 1976) was placed on the semi-trailer the correct way. > "Les [Peterson] didn't want his kilt to blow up and alarm anyone," the engineer said with a chuckle.
Volunteers are needed for everything from set-up the evening before (Monday, July 3) to helping with the bouncy houses, kids games, face painting, garbage collection, pick up, parade helpers and more. To donate your time or money, contact Alyson Leno at the Cloquet Area Chamber of Commerce at 218-879-1551 or firstname.lastname@example.org . Or leave a message on the Cloquet Fourth of July Festival Facebook page.
As a result of that vote, local businessman David Chmielewski decided he would not build Phase 3 of the 14th Street Apartments near Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College this summer. "We were going to do $6 million worth of projects in town this year and that's been cut in half," Chmielewski explained. "That money is going somewhere else now. All the lumber, and all the people that would have worked on that [36-unit 14th Street apartment] project — union or non-union — are not going to be working on it now."
> According to the criminal complaint, the female passenger reported to officers that she and the two men in the sedan had gone to the McDonald's restaurant in Cloquet to get something to eat when Bohanon drove up and began yelling and screaming at them in a threatening manner. They decided to leave and head west on Big Lake Road. Bohanon chased them in the Jeep up Big Lake Road onto Brevator Road.
The Social Animals, well, they just keep on playing as many shows as possible. "That's what we did and it's how we're doing it now," Clark said.
According to the Cloquet Police Department Policy and Procedures manual, "any complaint made against the chief of police shall be referred to the city administrator." The manual also states that the city administrator must assign any investigation of complaints regarding the police chief to an external source. External investigators were hired for both the complaint against Lamirande in 2007 and the complaint against Stracek this spring.
County Coordinator Dennis Genereau said the workload for Belich was unrealistic. "It hampers my efforts too, if my second in command is tied up doing emergency management work to meet state requirements," Lake said. "And if we have something like the flood, that's two solid years of work." <
Considering the cold temperatures and wind of Lake Superior, turnout for the annual event was excellent, with close to 300 athletes and 200 spectators and volunteers. Area 3 includes two teams from Cloquet — Pinewood and Cloquet High School — plus other teams from around the Arrowhead region and as far away as Grand Rapids.
Stracek has been on paid administrative leave since March 16, at a cost of $1,850 per week to the city. If the Cloquet City Council chooses to hold a disciplinary hearing regarding the complaint against Stracek at its June 6 meeting, Stracek will have been on paid leave for nearly 12 weeks — at $22,208 in costs to the city. Including investigation and labor attorney fees, the paid suspension has totaled $45,862.