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Keep your eyes peeled for a resin medallion featuring a photo of a groundhog poking its head out of green grass, because the person who finds it will win nearly $500 in gift certificates to local Cloquet businesses. The medallion hunt kicks off Thursday, Feb. 2. Tune in to WKLK 96.5 FM or WKLK 1230 AM for daily clues between 7:25-7:35 a.m. Clues will also be posted on the websites for Cloquet Community Education, the city of Cloquet and WKLK after noon daily.
Earlier this week, MNsure announced a one-week special enrollment period (SEP) to give Minnesotans additional time to purchase health insurance and benefit from a new state law that provides an automatic 25 percent reduction in health insurance premiums for the more than 125,000 Minnesotans facing significant premium increases in the individual market.
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.”