- Member for
- 2 years 7 months
The Cloquet Rotary Club will present its third annual Color Run Saturday, July 16, at Cloquet’s Pinehurst Park. Again, the family of Cole Drechsler — who died in a tragic...
While Carlton County spent much of Monday under storm clouds and rain that ranged from a deluge to a steady downpour punctuated by frequent lightning flashes, skies on Tuesday dawned...
Thumbs up to all the small towns that continue to celebrate the Fourth of July. It’s not easy, as the price of fireworks continues to climb, and people seem to resent paying taxes so cities cut all the fun stuff out of their budgets.
“If you don’t have volunteers, you won’t have anything,” observed Risdon, a longtime community volunteer herself. Still, city workers made up for a lack of volunteers on July 5, when the sun rose on a Veterans Park that looked like someone dumped confetti across the city park. “The city crew deserve a big shout out for helping as much as they did,” said Wyman, who was at the park with three committee members the next morning and a kind stranger who helped pick up the trash-covered park. “They took down tents, loaded chairs and tables, emptied cans and picked up trash and even went to get another dumpster because the one was full.”
According to the criminal complaint, Hakala admitted to committing the robbery, but denied having a gun, and Benson admitted to being at the scene, but said he did not know there was going to be a robbery. He did allegedly confirm that Hakala had a gun. Both defendants said they had gone to Cromwell for the sale of marijuana with the reporting parties.
On Monday, the Carlton County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to suspend the search for Lee’s replacement — which had gotten through one round of interviews, but not the second — and rehire Lee, who had worked for the county for more than 16 years and been PHHS director for 11.
Down the road from Veterans Park, the Northeastern Bar will host its annual car show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July Fourth. At 4 p.m., across Cloquet Avenue from the park, the Carlton County Historical Society will hold an accordion concert inside at 4 p.m. The Beach will hold a “pool party” from noon to 3 p.m., and the Cloquet American Legion is hosting a Smear Tournament with all entry fees ($5 each) to be given back as prizes. People can also rent canoes at Spafford Park from Swiftwater Adventures and go for a paddle on the St. Louis River between noon and 5 p.m.
“The decision to relocate the house was a very difficult one for us. The house has been in our family for over 60 years and our son, David, grew up there. The three of us believe this solution is best for the long-term survival of the house,” Peter said in a statement provided to media earlier this month.
Carlton County Commissioner Dick Brenner called Moreland, her staff, the other counties and Moreland’s post-flood efforts “a godsend.” “She coordinated not only her office, but all the assessors who came to help,” he said. “Otherwise we probably never would have gotten all that done.”
PJ: We hear you'll play Veterans Park on the Fourth of July ... what would you tell people who aren't already fans about why they should get off the couch or leave the cabin to come see you? Dedric: Maybe they'll find the love of their life at the show. Maybe they'll realize they've been in a toxic relationship and that in fact it is none other than Boyd, the drummer, who they truly need in their lives, and not their current significant other. Maybe it's his gnarled patch of straw-like hair they want grazing their shoulder on a cold winter night. Maybe it's his rhythm they want to pass on to their children.