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The object of disc golf - like traditional golf - is to get to the target in the fewest shots.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. After spending the summer embroiled in community meetings, Carlton School Board members have arrived at the exact perimeters for this November's vote on an operating referendum for the district. At Monday's regular board meeting, board members announced the referendum will ask for $1,100 per pupil unit for seven years. That amounts to an increase in property taxes on a $100,000 home of approximately $140 per year.
The last time the Northern Communities Land Trust (NCLT) tried to tap into state funding for housing rehab and resale in Cloquet, the state denied the request, saying there needed to be local support first. Well, with the approval of a $90,000 grant by the Cloquet City Council July 6, the folks at NCLT think they've got a good chance of leveraging that money to gain more grants and low-interest loans to help pay the costs of purchasing, renovating and selling six homes in Cloquet. The mission of NCLT is to provide quality, permanently-affordable housing in the region.
John Buskala began last Thursday morning by helping 95-year-old Helen Drewlow choose a pair of diamond earrings to buy with her birthday money. Next he helped her put them in, carefully threading the earrings through pierced ears that had partially grown shut. Buskala then cautioned Helen and her daughter, Donna Myhre of Barnum, to keep the holes and earrings clean, after he carefully wiped them off himself. Make no mistake. Buskala's Jewelry is not a mall jewelry store, or a place that specializes in piercings, or even a swanky, high-priced place where customers talk in hushed voices.
After turning himself in on a warrant, Matthew Louis Scheper, 20, was charged July 2 in Carlton County Court with two felonies - first-degree possession of drugs for sale and receiving stolen property - and one misdemeanor charge of carrying or possessing a pistol without a permit in a public place. According to the criminal complaint, Scheper (accompanied by co-defendant Jeffrey Scott Gauthier, 20) allegedly sold $800 worth of cocaine (14.9 grams) to a police informant in the parking lot between Premiere Theaters and L&M Fleet Supply on March 13.
After several complaints from residents of the Fond du Lac Reservation, Cloquet police officers set up an undercover drug sting operation that resulted in the June 29 arrest of four people involved in the sale of crack cocaine. Tiago Antonio Gilbert, 19, and Henry Yakima Thinelk, 24, both from the Twin Cities area, and local residents Amanda Verle Reynolds, 20, and Little Fawn Fohrenkam, 27, were arraigned last Thursday, July 1, in Carlton County Court.
Cloquet police arrested two people Tuesday, June 29, who allegedly purchased three computers with cash at the Cloquet Walmart store and then attempted to return them - minus their hard drives and RAM memory cards - to the same store less than an hour later. Daniel William Goodremote, 37, and Debbie Marie Belland, 53, both of Grantsburg, Wis., were charged with felony theft of property with a value greater than $1,000 but not more than $5,000 last Thursday afternoon in Carlton County Court.
In one fell swoop, the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is hoping to cut 10 percent off its current waiting list for housing. The brand new 24-unit Fond du Lac Supportive Housing development celebrated its grand opening June 24. In addition to townhome-style units for families, there is an apartment building with one-bedroom units and efficiencies ideal for individuals. All of the living spaces were built utilizing "green" technology and building practices.
Fire destroyed a double-wide modular home in Stoney Brook Township northwest of Cloquet Tuesday morning, leaving four adults and a two-year-old boy homeless. The home was located on Zhingo's Road just off Twin Lakes Road south of Highway 2. The home was a total loss. The Northland Chapter of the American Red Cross is helping the people left homeless after the blaze. "This is one of those situations that could have been a lot worse," said Tony Guerra, Northland American Red Cross Emergency Services Director.
Cloquet City Council members unanimously approved everything on the agenda with very little discussion in a seven-minute council meeting Tuesday.