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Students at Washington Elementary School in Cloquet got an unexpected reprieve from studies Wednesday morning when a water main burst near the school.
Thumbs up to the members of the Esko Turf Club. While we agree the Esko School district was probably wise to not include artificial turf in the plans for a new sports complex because officials feared voters might balk at the expense, we applaud the efforts of the all-volunteer group to make it happen anyway. Carlton County is sorely lacking in the artificial turf area. While it may seem like a luxury to those of us who grew up playing on grass and mud and not much else, artificial turf would allow for a true multi-sport field.
A Carlton man accused of manufacturing and passing counterfeit $20 bills is facing even more charges and is asking that all of his cases be heard before one judge, even though he is charged in both Carlton and St. Louis counties. Aaron David Miller, 26, of Carlton was charged in Carlton County Court Monday, Jan. 7, with one gross misdemeanor count of uttering or possessing counterfeit currency. Miller also faces two felony charges in St. Louis County, including one count of counterfeiting of currency and one count of escape from custody.
Carlton's Inter-Faith Care Center got some excellent news Wednesday. "We passed," said an elated Inter-Faith Care Center Administrator Connie Anderson, after inspectors from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) left the facility. "We've been telling everyone. It's important that the community knows we won this battle." It was the fourth revisit to the popular nursing home by MDH inspectors since the nursing home failed its annual inspection Aug.
A Carlton man faces seven felony charges relating to an early morning incident Jan. 13 in which he allegedly fired shots in the air in a manner threatening to his girlfriend. Justin Howard Ultican, 25, faces two counts of felony assault in the second degree, two counts of felony terroristic threats, two counts of felony endangering safety by intentional discharge of a firearm and one count of felony assault on a peace officer in the fourth degree. According to the criminal complaint: At approximately 2:22 a.m. Jan.
Carlton County Attorney Thom Pertler has filed a complaint of child neglect against John Edwin Bemis III, 37, the ex-husband of the Cloquet woman accused of shooting her current (but estranged) husband. Marie Margaret Majerle, 36, is accused of going to the Cloquet home of her husband, Richard Alan Majerle, 38, early in the morning on Jan. 6 and, after they had spent some time together, shooting him in the upper chest with a semi-automatic rifle in the sauna. Marie Majerle is also charged with removing or altering a serial number on that firearm.
A Cloquet woman pleaded guilty to felony drug possession and "contributes to need for child protection or services" on Jan.
According to Esko Fire Chief Jeff Juntunen, someone reported smoke in the area at 2:01 a.m. Thursday, but by the time Carlton County deputies found the source of the smoke, the house at 110 Rio Drive had burned "right to the slab." Fortunately, there were no injuries or loss of life. Unfortunately, the people renting the home lost everything ... and they didn't have renters' insurance. Carlton County Sheriff Kelly Lake confirmed that the homeowner had been contacted since the fire. Michael Quam was renting the house with his wife and her two children.
The omnibus hearing for the Cloquet woman accused of attempted murder in the first degree in the shooting of her estranged husband has been postponed pending receipt of medical records. Marie Margaret Majerle, 36, is accused of going to the Cloquet home of her husband, Richard Alan Majerle, 38, early in the morning on Jan. 6 and, after they had spent some time together, shooting him in the upper chest with a semi-automatic rifle in the sauna. Marie Majerle is also charged with removing or altering a serial number on that firearm. St.
Two of the four Minnesota Sexual Offender Program (MSOP) inmates who attempted to escape from the Moose Lake facility in 2010 are still working their way through the legal system. Steven Allan Housman, 58, and Russell Lynn Norton, 44, are both charged with attempted escape from custody under supervision of mental health treatment facility, but their case has most recently failed to advance because the MSOP administration wouldn't allow the men an extra storage box for their legal papers. Norton and Housman, along with Lloyd Anthony Hartleib, 44, and Christopher Loyd Ivey, 42, were apprehende