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Worries about failing or inadequate privately owned septic systems around Big Lake were the big driver behind the formation of the sanitary district, but concerns about pollution from septic systems have also had to be balanced with the need to find an affordable solution.
Officials left no stone unturned for Tuesday’s planning commission meeting. In addition to Sherman Associates representatives Diane Dyste and Paul Keenan bringing more detailed site plans, Cloquet Planning and Zoning Administrator Al Cottingham presented again, as well as Cloquet Development Director Holly Butcher — who described the process the school district took to solicit and evaluate development proposals for the building — and City Attorney Bill Helwig. Helwig explained that because the school is an existing building and in legal terms a legal “non-conforming building” in light of today’s zoning standards, then as current zoning code requirements such as green space and don’t apply to existing built sites.
“We like to recognize the kids for the good things they do for our community,” said Lil LaVoy, Auxiliary treasurer (and photographer).
“Taking care of the family was very important to us. It’s important to me to know that someone will be taking care of those people who trusted me,” Tim said, pointing out that Souder was managing the funeral home before the Handevidts bought it and knows the area and its residents well. “I’m excited about turning the helm over to Jerry. I’m also excited about retiring, after 40 years of providing funeral services, and spending more time with my family.”
Cloquet Director of Public Works Jim Prusak said the MPCA contacted the city in September 2015 regarding the site contamination, but the MPCA is the lead investigative agency. The city did complete additional borings and soil and groundwater sampling along Third Street to determine if workers would run into any contamination during the utility line replacements scheduled as part of the Third Street project this summer. They did not find anything yet.
If a person dresses like a woman and identifies as a woman, she should use the ladies room. It would be degrading to ask her to do anything but that.
The co-main event of the night saw local favorite Joey "Minnesota Ice" Abell (32-9, 30 KOs), a Minneapolis native, deliver a dominant performance in knocking out previously unbeaten Wes Nofire (19-1, 15 KOs) in a heavyweight showdown.
“I was so impressed with how hardy northern Minnesotans are!” said organizer and phy ed teacher Patty Rothamel, noting that a total of 218 kids and adults participated in the annual event at the Cloquet High School track.
The State Patrol accident report obtained by the Pine Journal said Padgett’s autopsy report showed a blood [alcohol] level of .060 at the time of his death, and all other drug screens came back negative. The crash summary says the crash happened “due to the fact that Joshua Padgett was driving inattentively while under the influence of alcohol.”