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The worldwide water crisis seldom makes headlines even though it claims more lives each year than war. One out of four people drink from contaminated water sources. Unsafe water leads to illnesses that result in 840,000 deaths each year — all preventable — half of them children under age 5. The good news is there are many agencies who provide and advocate for clean, safe drinking water for those without it. One hunger and justice network is the “World Hunger Appeal” of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
The Facebook invitation is titled "Bringing Our City Together Through Prayer." Facebook page host Jenny Cooke Rackliffe invites people to "join us for a worship/prayer hour before the City Council Meeting on April 18th at 6 p.m. outside of City Hall. Our goal is to bring this city together through worship, prayer, and love."
According to a press release from the Carlton County Sheriff's Office, at approximately 6:19 p.m. Thursday April 6, authorities from the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office received a call reporting that a 67-year-old male from Eden Prairie, Minn., hadn’t been in contact with his family for a period of time. The 67 year old male was at the family property around the Bob Lake area in Sawyer Township located in Carlton County. Authorities learned that a family friend had gone to check on the individual and couldn’t locate the male.
"We loved the idea conceptually of partnering with schools and getting outside our walls," Breuer said, "but we couldn't make it work with the numbers." The school and the hospital talked concepts, that's all, he added.
Cloquet Police Chief Steve Stracek was placed on paid administrative leave Thursday night during an emergency meeting of the Cloquet City Council, pending results of an investigation. The vote came after Mayor Dave Hallback and councilors closed the emergency meeting, citing state statute that allows closure for discussion “relating to allegations of law enforcement personnel misconduct.”
When consolidation talks with neighboring Carlton School District ended in April, the Wrenshall School Board kept on making plans ... just without Carlton. The plans they came up with include remodeling and expanding the current school educational space, plus constructing a joint community fitness center and sports complex. Now it's up to Wrenshall School District voters to give the $12.5 million proposal a yes or no vote on April 18.
Waugh has come a long way since the days when he used to fly off the 20- and 40-meter ski jumps at Cloquet's Pine Valley in a ski suit decorated with spots like a Holstein cow.
Finance Director Candace Nelis informed the board that it looked like the Cloquet School District is likely going to spend $700,000 more than it will take in this year, up from an estimate of $500,000 in deficit spending noted in June.
Top "mathletes" from the Northland faced off at the regional MathCounts competition and a number of Carlton County students emerged victorious and are headed to the state competition next month.
The weather this winter may not have been kind to Nordic skiers, but it's been great for construction. "We're loving every minute and we're hoping it continues," said Wade Engebretson, lead superintendent/field coordinator for the Cloquet Middle School construction project, commenting on the warmer-than-usual winter and recent warm spell. "We've had perfect weather coming at the most opportune times to help our schedule."<