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The public is invited to a community forum to learn more about the opioid epidemic and its effect on the Northland. The forum is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, March 19. at South Ridge School, 8162 Swan Lake Rd., Culver. The evening will include tips on how to recognize possible opioid use, guidance on using Naloxone (Narcan) to save someone who is overdosing and an opportunity to safely and anonymously turn in unused prescription medication.
Today, milepost 62 along the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railway line west of Brookston is a mostly quiet place. There is nothing here to suggest or show people that the massive fire that destroyed Brookston and Cloquet almost 100 years ago originated at this spot.
Vanessa Northrup, the District 1 Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa tribal councilor, will not face criminal charges for theft of a reservation check because she's participating in a diversion program instead.
The 12th annual NorthEastern Mojakka Cook-off is coming to the NorthEastern Saloon and Grille in Cloquet on Saturday, March 17, from 1-5 p.m. There is no charge to enter 3-5 gallons of your favorite mojakka in the competition. Categories are beef, chicken, fish and vegetable soups. The Cloquet American Legion Auxiliary Post 262 requests an $8 donation at the door. While you're there, celebrate St. Urho Day (March 16) and St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) with purple and green beer.
The Carlton County Historical Society will also be celebrating St. Urho's Day on Friday, March 16, at 1 p.m. at the museum at 406 Cloquet Ave., Cloquet. The program will share stories and experiences of the Finnish families in the county who experienced the horrors of the 1918 fire. This program is part of a year-long commemoration of the 100th anniversary of this fire on Oct. 12, 1918. After the program, everyone will celebrate the Finnish sisu of survival by toasting St. Urho with grape juice.
Kids can now learn to read with some of their favorite characters like the Rescue Bots and My Little Pony on the Early Literacy Tablets available now for checkout at the Cloquet Public Library.
The Cloquet Area Home, Business and Sports show is this weekend at the Black Bear Event Center. Admission and parking are free. There will be more than 100 booths, a craft show, live entertainment, family activities and food vendors. Hours are 1-8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 16-17. Special guests include the Easter Bunny, critters from the Lake Superior Zoo, Shooting Stars Dance and the Amazing Charles Magic Show and balloon animals. Check out the photo of the schedule for more information.
Friends, family and fellow runners came together Saturday in a race for one of their own. Well-known and longtime Milltown Milers runner Jim Hagerl has been fighting stage 4 brain cancer since he was diagnosed in 2016, two weeks after completing a 50K race. It’s been an expensive process, said running pal Tim Krohn, so his friends figured what better way to help out than a 5Kish race in his honor?
Close to 20 paraprofessionals attended the Cloquet School Board meeting Monday, March 12. Judy Nelson, a 19-year paraprofessional for Cloquet, addressed the school board regarding the union's ongoing contract negotiations with the district.
Police arrest Cloquet girl after school threat An 11-year-old girl was taken into custody Tuesday night after a threat of violence was made on social media which referenced Cloquet High School and Cloquet Middle School. Upon receiving the information, officers immediately began investigating the incident.