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Grand Rapids, MN – Thursday morning’s fast moving thunderstorm affected electric service for more than 1,200 Lake Country Power members. Since early morning, crews have repaired service for more than 570 members. Those affected are primarily in the cooperative’s Grand Rapids and Kettle River service areas. Lake Country Power line crews will be working today to restore service. Two LCP line crews from Mountain Iron are assisting crews in the Grand Rapids area where most outages exist.
The Cloquet City Council will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 26, at City Hall Council Chambers to hear an update of the search for a city administrator and make a confidential selection of finalists for interviews by the City Council.
St. Paul, Minn. – The Minnesota State Fair announces 31 new foods to the expansive menu offered at the Great Minnesota Get-Together. This year’s list of new menu items includes small plates, sandwiches, savory entrees, sweet treats, breakfast and gluten-free options, and several blends of flavor and spice. In total, nearly 500 foods are available at 300 different concession locations throughout the fairgrounds. NEW FOODS:
The Cloquet Police Department is seeking information about a stabbing that occurred in the city on Wednesday night.
The worldwide water crisis seldom makes headlines even though it claims more lives each year than war. One out of four people drink from contaminated water sources. Unsafe water leads to illnesses that result in 840,000 deaths each year — all preventable — half of them children under age 5. The good news is there are many agencies who provide and advocate for clean, safe drinking water for those without it. One hunger and justice network is the “World Hunger Appeal” of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
The Facebook invitation is titled "Bringing Our City Together Through Prayer." Facebook page host Jenny Cooke Rackliffe invites people to "join us for a worship/prayer hour before the City Council Meeting on April 18th at 6 p.m. outside of City Hall. Our goal is to bring this city together through worship, prayer, and love."
According to a press release from the Carlton County Sheriff's Office, at approximately 6:19 p.m. Thursday April 6, authorities from the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office received a call reporting that a 67-year-old male from Eden Prairie, Minn., hadn’t been in contact with his family for a period of time. The 67 year old male was at the family property around the Bob Lake area in Sawyer Township located in Carlton County. Authorities learned that a family friend had gone to check on the individual and couldn’t locate the male.
"We loved the idea conceptually of partnering with schools and getting outside our walls," Breuer said, "but we couldn't make it work with the numbers." The school and the hospital talked concepts, that's all, he added.
Cloquet Police Chief Steve Stracek was placed on paid administrative leave Thursday night during an emergency meeting of the Cloquet City Council, pending results of an investigation. The vote came after Mayor Dave Hallback and councilors closed the emergency meeting, citing state statute that allows closure for discussion “relating to allegations of law enforcement personnel misconduct.”
When consolidation talks with neighboring Carlton School District ended in April, the Wrenshall School Board kept on making plans ... just without Carlton. The plans they came up with include remodeling and expanding the current school educational space, plus constructing a joint community fitness center and sports complex. Now it's up to Wrenshall School District voters to give the $12.5 million proposal a yes or no vote on April 18.