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Sunday's storm may not have dropped the foot of snow forecast by some, but it did give Carlton County a nice whitewash in the midst of a below average winter. "It was nice to have snow that makes it worthwhile instead of those pretend things we've been getting," said Cloquet Streets Supervisor Les Peterson, adding that he thought Cloquet got close to five inches of the white stuff Sunday. Rob Nelson didn't mind the snowfall either.
An omnibus hearing for a Cloquet man charged with felony drug possession was delayed another five weeks Monday in Carlton County Court. Brian Keith Lind, 33, is charged with second-degree controlled substance crime. Although the incident occurred in August, charges weren't filed until December. According to the criminal complaint: On Aug. 21, officers saw a man riding a motorcycle west on Cloquet Avenue at a high rate of speed. When detectives followed the motorcycle, they paced it at 45 mph in a 30 mph zone.
A Duluth teenager is being charged as an adult for allegedly trying to rob several late night revelers at gunpoint along with three other individuals last September. On Jan. 18, Dustin Hawke St. Clair, 17, was charged in Carlton County Court with aiding and abetting aggravated robbery in the first degree. On Monday, defense attorney Joanna Wiegert requested a pre-trial release study for St. Clair, who had been in custody at the Arrowhead Juvenile Center since his arrest in September, until being transferred to the Carlton County Jail after he was certified as an adult.
A Cloquet woman was sentenced Monday for possession of marijuana and for leaving her baby in the car while she went inside the Black Bear Casino to gamble June 16, 2012.
A Cloquet man is being charged with theft after being investigated by the Minnesota Department of Commerce. Steven William Schmidt, 55, of Cloquet was charged in November in Carlton County Court with theft by swindle and theft by false representation, both felony charges. Schmidt has conducted business under multiple names, including Schmidt and Associates, Schmidt Consulting LLC, Schmidt Wealth Management and Safe Money Solutions, LLC, currently located on the 600 block of North Road in Cloquet.
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.