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Carlton County and its employees recently decided to continue with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota as the county’s health insurance carrier for 2017 after considering a switch to Health Partners, although news that the local clinics might not be included “in network” caused additional concern for county officials and employees.
“We went door-to-door in Esko the summer of 2015,” Holmes said, noting that outside of Cloquet, Thomson Township consistently has the most active and strongest real estate market. “The values there just keep going up,” he added.
After doing some calculations in her head, she asked what price the TV would be in the spring, which is when she figured she would have saved enough money. That’s when Santa Claus stepped in. His name was Jerry.
A popular new outdoor activity this year were visits with Santa’s Reindeer at MCCU, where people could see live reindeer outside the credit union.
When Commissioner Tom Proulx asked Lake where she suggested the money for the study come from, she said her department did not have the money in its budget. “I know it’s a lot of money, but we have to do something with our jail,” she said.
“I hired some retired ladies to make jackets; those were the first things we made under the K1 label,” Ketola said, revealing that the name was suggested by a fellow softball player during a post-game bar conversation.
“We are offering a free meal and childcare, because we want as much input as we can get, including and especially from people who are worried or concerned that the district may be headed in the wrong direction,” Carman said. “Their input is valid too.”
MnDOT urges drivers to use the 511 traveler information system website and phone app to plan their travel. The system provides road and winter driving conditions for the entire state and links to National Weather Service information. The system is available at www.511mn.org or by dialing 511. Motorists can also download the free 511 app on their smartphones and other mobile devices.
On top of her Christmas gift giving, Maki has a new goal. She wants to create a completely handicapped accessible home for sick, disabled, low-income individuals in the community, where they will have access to needed support services, along with a hot tub and sauna to help them battle their chronic illnesses. She has thought a lot about how her home would be different, and she knows there is a need.
The collision involving Nathan Gould was far from the only accident Friday, although it was the only one resulting in a fatality. Cloquet Area Fire District responded to six accidents in less than 10 minutes in a 1.5-mile stretch of Interstate-35 after the rains changed to snow late Friday morning.