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An emailed warning from the Carlton County Transportation Department took on a life of its own late last month, when word about the warning spread like wildfire ... or like an email hoax. In this case, the warning - cautioning people to beware of plastic drink bottles that could be filled with an explosive concoction made of three common household items - was not a hoax, but it was only a warning.
The annual Father Daughter Ball is more than an opportunity for dads and daughters to bond while wearing their Sunday best, said REACH Director Dakota Koski. "We see it as a way to give daughters a chance to learn how a date should go, how they should be treated," Koski said, explaining that REACH stands for "Recreational Experiences Achieving Community Harmony." The Cloquet High School gymnasium was packed Saturday with gentlemen - dads, grandfathers and other male role models - dancing and dining with their special girl(s). Koski said REACH sold 250 tickets to this year's fifth annual Fat
Cloquet Mayor Bruce Ahlgren announced his intention Wednesday to run for the Minnesota House of Representatives in the open District 11A. The district includes all of Carlton County, along with two townships in northern Pine County and five townships in southern St. Louis County. Ahlgren has deep roots in Cloquet, where he has served as mayor since 1998. He is currently a member of the Cloquet Economic Development Committee and had previously served as Kiwanis Club president and was a member of the Cloquet School Board from 1980-1992.
A Cromwell man who was arrested in July 2011 for burglarizing a vacant Cloquet home and stripping copper out of the residence is back in court after being caught burglarizing another home in rural Carlton County. Larry James Ankarlo, 35, was charged with felony third-degree burglary in Sixth District Carlton County Court April 17. According to the criminal complaint, on April 15 a deputy from the Carlton County Sheriff's Department responded to a call reporting a suspicious vehicle parked near a house on Highway 210 that had recently been burglarized.
In addition to looking incredibly cool, drummers play a vital role in a band. If the drummer is off, it can throw off the whole band. "Any band - concert, rock, jazz - the drummer can cause them to speed up, slow down, be irregular in tempo," said Jeff Cherne, band director at Cloquet Middle School.
A fairly routine traffic stop Sunday ended with the discovery of eight grams of crack cocaine hidden inside the uncooperative defendant. Amir Raheem McKeever, 19, of St.
A fairly routine traffic stop Sunday on Interstate 35 near Moose Lake ended with the discovery of 8 grams of crack cocaine in the rectum of the uncooperative defendant, according to authorities. Amir Raheem McKeever, 19, of St.
An Ohio man and a woman from Albert Lea, Minn., were both charged with driving while intoxicated after they allegedly tried to fool a Minnesota State Patrol officer last month in Carlton County. Timothy James Ryan, 28, from Lucas, Ohio, and Rakshita Lynne Evenson, 21, were initially charged in Carlton County District Court with gross misdemeanor DWI operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, plus Ryan was also charged with DWI refuse to submit to a chemical test in the incident.
The folks at Cloquet's Washington Elementary School recently started a new movement: "Caught you being good." "We noticed violations go up in the last trimester, pretty much every year," Principal Randy Thudin explained, noting that the promise of his running the mile in a dress wasn't enough incentive last year to keep the misbehaviors in check. "We wanted to focus more on the positive [behaviors] this year." It's an idea that doesn't have to be limited to children under age 11. Every business, parent or organization could do the same - in fact, many do.
It's not often a person gets to order a glass of juice from a sheriff's deputy in full uniform, but that's exactly what Maya Hansen, 6, did last Friday at the Lighthouse in Cloquet. Deputy Jason Warnygora was on juice duty, while Sheriff Kelly Lake patrolled the dining room at the senior living facility, armed with a thermos container of coffee. Lake and Warnygora were there representing the Carlton County Sheriff's Department, the latest beneficiary of the monthly pancake breakfast held at the Lighthouse of Cloquet.