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"As long as I can remember, we've gone to the fair probably multiple times a year," said the director of Carlton County Public Health and Human Services. In his work, he's also someone who "tends to live, eat and breathe mental health," Lee said. The two passions came together in his mind two years ago while he was at the fair, Lee said.
Niiko Shawn Youngblood, 42, has been charged with six felonies in the incident. The Duluth resident has been charged with theft of a firearm or property valued over $35,000; burglary in the first degree; felon convicted crime of violence-firearm violation; felon in possession of ammunition or a firearm; burglary in the second degree; and theft of a schedule III or V controlled substance.
"Ideally we take in more than we spend," said Paul Gassart, explaining that the county likes to keep a cushion in reserves to cover unexpected or one time expenses. The county has built up the reserves over many years. To use money from reserves to pay smaller items is not unusual. <
A group of about 35 senior citizens enjoyed a stroll last Thursday to The Warming House in Cloquet for ice cream. The 15th annual wheelchair stroll from Sunnyside Health Care Center went smoothly, in spite of the road construction on Highway 33. The last layer of tar was not down in the center for the passing lane, resulting in some significant bumps to maneuver. Not to worry.
As the dog days of summer wind down with crisp cool evenings, residents look forward to browsing booths filled with photographs and homemade goods and buildings full of farm animals, while munching on Indian Tacos and sipping fresh made lemonade. They can find all that at the Carlton County Fair, which began Thursday and runs through Sunday, Aug. 18-21
In a Cloquet City Council work session, the city of Cloquet and the Cloquet Area Hockey Association talk about the challenges related to running the two hockey arenas, and how to finance needed long-term upgrades without arriving at any firm conclusions. Read to the end for a history of the relationship. Cloquet is one of the only cities in Minnesota where the hockey shelter is run by a volunteer hockey organization rather than the city or another governmental body.
Hockey sleds were flying across the ice as the players used two mini hockey sticks with picks on one end to move, then quickly flipped the stick to the other...
Local law enforcement and firefighters swarmed around the front of Mainstream Boutique with a big, red pickup truck protruding through the business windows on a snowy, slippery Thursday (Jan. 14)...
Changes are on the way if the City of Cloquet Planning Commission has a say. The commission has been working many hours poring over the current ordinance book individually and painstakingly marking each change they thought would make sense. Then they met and discussed each of the changes. “It makes good sleeping material,” City Planner/Zoning Administrator Al Cottingham joked.
CLOQUET--The seven members of the Cloquet Madrigals bravely sang of peace and good will toward men at the start of Monday evening's School Board meeting. But it was ill will...