Vanessa Northrup, District 1 representative of the Fond du Lac Reservation Business Committee (RBC), is the subject of an investigation by Carlton County as well as a reservation petition to have her removed from office.
After predicting a budget shortfall for fiscal year 2017 of $636,294, the actual budget deficit for the district's unassigned general fund balance was only $20,661, a difference of more than $615,000 to the good.
The city isn't only fixing the surface of the street, however. They are also updating the layout of the street to reflect modern safety standards and use of the street by bicyclists and pedestrians as well as motor vehicles. For pedestrians downtown, the city will add "bulbouts" at the intersections of Cloquet Avenue and Ninth, 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th streets. <
And I met this Vietnam veteran named Don, the first volunteer to show up, who did an amazing job in the kitchen. He was recently awarded the Silver Star, 50 years after Vietnam. He was the first Silver Star (recipient) I've ever met. And the church was just fantastic about hosting it." Many people made it a family affair, like the family that was traveling from the Iron Range to the Twin Cities and stopped in to volunteer.
"The thing I will never forget is when they introduced Cloquet, the roar from the crowd," he said. "To see all those people from two-plus hours away. It gave me goosebumps and it still does. It's too bad they couldn't hear it the way the kids and I did." <
Scott Kendrick Lindgren pleaded guilty to felony kidnapping (with no safe release) and third-degree assault in the May incident. He also pleaded guilty to terroristic threats in a previous unrelated case that involved gunshots fired into a car, according to Assistant Carlton County Attorney Michael Boese, who prosecuted both cases.
There would be no County Seat Theater without them," said Breuer, explaining that Kramer-Milder and Milder have been dear friends to him as well. "Many communities have 'community theater.' But Cloquet has one of the finest community theaters in Minnesota and truly in the entire Midwest."
The lack of dialogue between residents and board members is an ongoing concern for some residents, who asked that the board change its policies so they could have a two-way conversation during meetings. Lehto explained that the majority of school boards follow a similar policy, to keep meetings moving along, and it's part of the training for the board members.
The sit-down meal will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 23, at Zion Lutheran Church, 1000 Washington Ave., Cloquet. Delivery requests must be made by Monday, Nov. 20, by calling Zion at 218-879-4647. Call the same number to volunteer; they need people to act as delivery drivers, cooks, servers and cleanup crew.
"When a kid fails a class, that in itself is a consequence. They have to make up that class over another nine weeks or a summer school, or night school," he said. "Second, kids who stay involved instead of getting kicked off the team are many times more likely to stay in school, make up the failures and graduate. Third thing, for many of these kids, one 'F' might be better than the four or five they were getting when they weren't involved in activities and that doesn't always show up. Finally, when a lot of these kids lose eligibility, they lose hope, they nose dive, drop out or they're just gone. "I honestly don't know what other districts do, but I know this works for us and it has worked for us for years." <