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The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that it will rebuild the flood-damaged section of Minnesota Highway 210 that has been closed since the June 2012 deluge.
Ideally, Cody Bauer and three of his classmates from the Fond du Lac Ojibwe School wouldn't have been scuba diving in Pike Lake this weekend. "My original goal was to have these dives in the summertime," instructor Julius Salinas said about when he would have liked his students to have met their final requirements to be certified divers. But federal sequestration budget cuts took a heavy toll on the K-12 tribal school in Cloquet, said Salinas, who is the school's STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) consultant. In a single day, 9½ positions were cut, Salinas said.
The fifth annual suicide awareness memorial walk will take place Saturday in Carlton. Last year, the event attracted 150 people, according to a statement from Carlton County Public Health and Human Services. It begins at 9:30 a.m. at Bethesda Evangelical Lutheran Church, 204 Fifth St., and ends there as well. The noncompetitive walk, which takes about 35 minutes, is not a fundraiser, but participants may wear something with the name and/or picture of the person they are honoring. The event was organized by members of the Carlton County Suicide Prevention Task Force.
Friends and family will stage an Oct. 13 benefit on behalf of a Cloquet man who suffered serious injuries in a motorcycle accident in June. Jared Nelson, a 2003 graduate of Proctor High School, suffered massive internal bleeding, spine fractures and a head injury in the accident on June 19 near Billings, Mont. He had been visiting family in Wyoming. Nelson was between jobs and without medical coverage at the time of the accident. The benefit will begin at 11 a.m. at Mr.
Linda Dunaiski is one of those people who likes winter. "I downhill ski, I cross-country ski, I snowshoe," the Solway Township woman said. "I'm actually looking forward to winter." At 59, Dunaiski is active year-round, taking her 15-minute breaks from work at the Min No Aya Win Human Services Center on the Fond du Lac Reservation for vigorous morning and afternoon walks.
Visitors to Jay Cooke State Park should be able to walk across the swaying, creaking Swinging Bridge by summer's end, park officials said Saturday. "The bridge should be done by the end of August," said Gary Hoeft, the park's manager. "We should get a lot of use this fall yet." The historic pedestrian bridge across the St.
A program that collected more than 500 pounds of unwanted medicines in six months in St. Louis County has been expanded to seven more communities. Law enforcement offices in Virginia, Hibbing, Babbitt, Gilbert, Eveleth, Ely and Floodwood now have drop boxes where residents can safely and anonymously dispose of any form of medication, both prescription and over-the-counter, according to the St.
Six people have died of flu-related illnesses so far this season at Duluth hospitals, representatives said Thursday. Reports of the Duluth deaths occurred on the same day the state Department of Health reported a total of 27 deaths statewide as of Saturday. Of those, 23 deaths occurred just in the week that ended on Saturday, according to the Health Department's weekly report. In Duluth, five deaths have occurred at Essentia Health's two hospitals in Duluth, Essentia infectious disease specialist Dr. Timothy Burke said. The other death was at St.
For children who live in the little town of Thomson, the trip to school and back got a whole lot shorter last week. "Our granddaughter just got on a bus that comes across the bridge, and it's 20 minutes less time per ride for her," Ruth Jorgenson, Thomson's city clerk, said in a phone interview on Friday morning. Jorgenson was talking about the difference made by the reopening of the Minnesota Highway 210 bridge that connects Thomson to the bigger town of Carlton, where a post office, banks, insurance offices, convenience stores, grocery store, hair salons, bars, restaurants and schools are
Although it's not quite finished, Community Memorial Hospital is inviting the public for a visit as it celebrates the new inpatient wing of the Cloquet hospital. Tours will be offered from 3:30-5:30 p.m. today at the hospital, which is at 512 Skyline Blvd.