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Ruby’s Pantry will be giving away a truckload of free paper products (paper towels, toilet paper, napkins, etc.) starting at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3, inside the Cloquet Armory at the corner of Armory Road and Highway 33 near Super One Foods. No registration or income qualifications are necessary; supplies will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Got questions? Call Sheila at 218-879-3380.
According to a USW report “Papered Over” published in August 2010, 33 workers were killed in USW-represented paper mills between Jan. 1, 2005 and July 1, 2010. Four died in explosions; two from scalding; one in a flash fire. Nine were killed by mobile equipment; seven by failures of fixed equipment.
The debate over consolidation between the neighboring school districts of Carlton and Wrenshall — which are just over four miles apart — isn't new. Last week the Wrenshall Board passed a resolution clarifying its position that the board supports two different consolidation options.
Scarbrough and board members also noted it was Paraprofessional Recognition Week. “We would be hard-pressed to deliver all the services that we offer in our school district without the help of paraprofessionals,” Scarbrough said. The next Cloquet School Board meeting starts with a work session at 5:15 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, in the boardroom at Garfield School.
“As elections have become so malicious, people have decided ‘I don’t need that in my life,’” she said. “It may take time to evolve because the toxicity is so high, but I think it will happen.”
But all people completing the survey will receive a bag with useful supplies for daily living including hats, socks, matches, shopping cards, and food, and more. Hopefully, they will also make connections that can help them get out of their current homeless situation.
Carlton County ranks 66th out of 87 counties in Minnesota whose residents have access to the state’s recommended 25 Megabit (Mb) download/3 Mb upload speeds, according to a Carlton County broadband feasibility study recently completed by Cooperative Network Services (CNS) and funded by the Blandin Foundation.
“It’s a living product that’s rotting and can put off gas,” he said. “It can actually even explode spontaneously.”
What could be better than eating for a good cause? The annual Food for Thought event offers a dazzling array of tasty, locally prepared food and drink for anyone willing to pay the cost of admission, while raising money for student scholarships at the same time. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. today, Jan. 19, at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, where guests will find signature food and beverage specialties created by more than 20 area businesses.
“A lot of people charge money for these kind of resources, tens of thousands of dollars if you can believe it,” Heine said. “We put it in one place and got it out there for free.”