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"Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you." Matthew 7:7. Sister Therese Gutting asked for a new playground at Queen of Peace School in Cloquet, and Lynn Stoyanoff heard. On Friday, Stoyanoff presented the Catholic elementary school principal with a check for $20,000 (in honor of her late husband, Chris Stoyanoff), to match a grant for the same amount. Monica Coen and Michele Carlson also pledged $8,000, in memory of their father Peter Nelson. The grant offer was due to expire Nov.
Two men were charged Friday in Carlton County Court with entering a family home near Cloquet early Thursday, Nov. 11, and assaulting two brothers and their father. One of the victims was hospitalized in the intensive care unit at Essentia Health St. Mary's Medical Center with a broken jaw, a fractured bone around the eye and several skull fractures, according to Cloquet Police Detective Darrin Berg. Charged Friday in connection with the incident were brothers Tyler James Peacock, 18, and Edward James Peacock, 22.
Earlier this fall, just off the side of the St. Louis Trail between Cloquet and Carlton, someone dumped a load of tires in the wetlands. (Ironically, they dumped them not far from the proposed industrial landfill site, which would be permitted to accept used tires.) While a pile of old tires causes little risk in and of itself to human health - other than providing a fine breeding ground for mosquitoes and a place for larger critters to hide - tire fires can result in air pollution as well as oily runoff that can contaminate soil, surface water, and groundwater.
Due to extremely icy conditions, Cloquet Public Schools will start two hours late today, Friday, Nov. 19.
For the second time in as many weeks, discussion of the proposed industrial landfill in Cloquet's Hilltop neighborhood was bumped from the Cloquet City Council agenda Tuesday. Again, the delay came courtesy of a petition filed by neighboring residents asking for an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW), which would require greater investigation of potential environmental impacts.
A November storm blew into the Northland Saturday and out Sunday, leaving a layer of snow and ice that turned the region into a picture perfect Christmas card. By 4 p.m. Saturday, Cloquet had close to four inches of sticky, heavy snow - perfect for a snowball fight - and more fell overnight. The National Weather Service reported eight inches total snowfall for Cloquet. Cloquet's public works employees hit the street at 4 a.m. Sunday and were finished by 10 a.m.
Last Friday afternoon, Churchill Elementary School students and staff held their "Freezing Out Bullying" program, complete with Chilly the Penguin mascot and several teacher skits. While the program garnered a reception more common to performance artists or athletes, the subject matter is not taken lightly by modern educators. Nor should it be. As last week's suicide death of a North Dakota teenager tragically demonstrates, the consequences of bullying can be deadly. Cassidy Joy Andel, 16, hanged herself early Thursday morning.
Cindy Kaspszak had been feeling sick for about three weeks with headaches, nausea and extreme fatigue and put it down to an early case of influenza. So when her daughter had a severe headache and nausea one Saturday evening, Cindy figured the 10-year-old was coming down with the same bug. The "bug," in fact, was a carbon monoxide leak. When their renter had furnace problems, the Kaspszaks decided to get their furnace checked at the same time.
It all started with a photograph. For decades, an April 16, 1945 copy of Life magazine was one of the Anttila family's most cherished items, as it contained the last photo ever taken of Pfc. Eugene W. Anttila. Cloquet's Bob Anttila never knew his Uncle Eugene.
Cousins Joshua Weiland, 25, and Nathan Weiland, 23, were arrested last week in a drug bust at Joshua's Avenue C apartment in Cloquet, thanks to the combined efforts of the Cloquet Police Department, Carlton County Sheriff's Department and Minnesota State Patrol. Cloquet police detectives Scott Holman and Darrin Berg took the lead in the case, after hearing from more than one police informant that Nathan Weiland comes into Cloquet for short periods of time, stays with his cousin and sells large quantities of methamphetamine along with other controlled substances.