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On Friday, Sept. 23, at approximately 2:30 a.m. a Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad employee reported to 911 dispatch that an individual had stepped in front of a moving train in the area of Broadway Avenue and Avenue B in the west end district of Cloquet. The train driver later stated he'd done everything he could to stop the train, but was unable to avoid hitting the woman.
A joint meeting between Cloquet City Councilors and the Cloquet Library Board was a learning experience for many of the city councilors, who hadn't realized how many things had changed at the library. Library Director Mary Lukkarila guided them past a number of recent innovations and additions, pointing out the funding source nearly every time: New sliding glass doors at the entrance - state funding; One new decorated boulder outside the library with one more to come - rocks and art by volunteer Bryan Schaap; New circulation desk - city funds paid for the desk, Shaw Memorial (library
The way Bob Halverson explains it, the Cloquet Super One store is getting more than a facelift. "At the end of the day, it will be a new store from front to back," said Halverson, vice president of operations for Miners Inc. and Super One Foods, the Hermantown-based grocery company that owns and operates 31 different stores from Grand Forks, N.D., through Minnesota and Wisconsin. With the facade nearly complete, efforts are ramping up inside the store.
Mike Neault was honored Thursday as Minnesota's 2010 Firearms Safety Instructor of the Year at the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association banquet in Carlton. But Neault would like a name added to this year's plaque: Linda Neault, his wife. "They are truly a team," said Captain Mike Hammer, education and safety coordinator for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. "Unfortunately, we don't have a team award." But Mike Neault didn't let the red-tape stop him from recognizing his wife and teaching partner.
It's been close to 50 years since a lightning strike started a fire in the wood yard of Cloquet's paper mill, but should lightning strike twice in the same spot ... area firefighters are prepared. In one of the largest joint fire training exercises in Carlton County in recent times, full-time and volunteer firefighters from the Esko, Carlton, Mahtowa, Industrial, Wrenshall, East and West Brevator and Culver fire departments and the Cloquet Area Fire District (CAFD) converged at the Sappi paper mill early Sept.
Saturday's Cloquet River Run could be the best one yet. "We're right on track," said Molly Stone, race director. "Plus the weather is supposed to be sunny and in the 60s. That's perfect for runners and volunteers and kids, of course." Good weather means more runners, and more runners means more money for the school: Stone said 70 percent of the proceeds go toward health and fitness activities at the elementary school, while 30 percent goes to technology.
Twenty-two smart phones stolen from the Cloquet AT&T store were activated in the New York area last week, according to Terry Hill, Cloquet deputy police chief.
A routine traffic stop last Thursday resulted in the arrest of three people for drugs as well as firearm possession by a felon for two of the three. Jerome Davis and Melissa Davis, a divorced couple who both reside in Duluth, and Earl Ardan Harvey of St.
The Carlton County Sheriff's office is looking for a man caught on video surveillance allegedly tampering with vending machines in the Carlton area, attempting to steal the contents. It appeared in at least one of the incidents the the suspect was forced to flee the scene when an audible alarm sounded while tampering with the machine. The man in the video appears to be a white male about 6-foot tall with a slender build.
The drum used in last Friday's Tagwii and Mino Wii Jii Win dedication ceremony on the Fond du Lac Reservation is no ordinary drum. It has a name - In-gaa-wii-to-kaaz, which means "I will help" in Ojibwe - as well as an official drum keeper and a permanent home at the Tagwii Treatment Center.