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Mary Alice Carlson of Barnum has received a national writing award for the personal essays that she writes monthly for The Senior Reporter Magazine. The Senior Reporter received four national awards from the North American Mature Publishers Association (NAMPA).
What a move the voters from White Earth made. I think the future of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, which is a federal corporation, is in jeopardy. The Minnesota Chippewa Tribe does not have treaty rights. To think the Bands can make up their own constitutions without Tribe approval is quite the big leap for democracy on the Reservations.
The Cloquet/Duluth KOA Campground has been awarded the 2014 KOA President's Award by Kampgrounds of America, the world's largest system of family-friendly campgrounds. The award was presented Thursday, Nov. 21, at KOA's Annual International Convention in Austin, Texas.
Name: Dakota Ziells School: Cloquet Middle School Grade: 6 Parents: Jennifer Ziells Who nominated this student and why: Laura Nitsche, speech teacher "I nominate Dakota because he has a positive attitude towards learning. He works hard on his communication goal with me and tries his best to get us laughing with his funny sentences that focus on his speech sounds. Dakota seems to always have a smile on his face -- he can brighten any room with his smile.
To the Editor: In the Nov. 21, 201, Pine Journal the Cloquet City Council news Mayor Bruce Ahlgren talked about merger with Scanlon. It stated that the former Mayor Putnam wouldn't talk merger and I am sure the new Mayor Bryant doesn't want to. These people are elected or appointed to represent the residents of Scanlon. At many meetings people have talked about merging with Cloquet but the council doesn't want to lose their job. I think the residents of Scanlon need to contact the council and ask to consider merging.
With only a few days until Christmas, most of us are looking forward to the holidays and all that comes with them. There are many programs and activities to take part in, and I'm sure this will enhance your Christmas season. So, from my family to yours, I'm wishing you all a very Merry Christmas. May this year be a real blessing to all! Villa/Cardinal Court held their annual Christmas Family Night on Dec. 8. There were over 150 folks in attendance including the residents and staff. This is the 39th year the Villa has been in operation.
Thanks, Good Samaritan To the Editor: I wish to take this opportunity to thank the Good Samaritan for her wonderful act of kindness Dec. 9th at Super One. It was appreciated more than she will ever know. God bless you! Marilyn Steffer, Cloquet
I am a hot mama -- although not in the way you might be thinking. I am hot, but I'm not referring to a trendy or hip sort of fashion, which, ironically, might also be thought of as cool. I am hot as in Hades hot. Temperature hot. My husband is not. (Hot in a temperature sort of way, that is.) It didn't used to be like this. In our early years of marriage I suffered from chilled-to-the-bone syndrome. Brrrr was practically my middle name, especially at night. I wore winter pajamas -- the kind with the feet built right in. I piled on thick quilts and comforters -- the more the merrier.
The Encore Performing Arts Center and Gallery welcomes back acoustic singer/songwriter duo Bill and Kate Isles for a wonderful holiday performance at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19. "Bill and Kate are sure to get you in the Christmas spirit," said General Manager Joel Soukkala. "They have become some of our favorite performers at the Encore.
Moose Lake Elementary sixth-graders wanted to help the victims in the Philippines that were displaced due to Typhoon Haiyan. On Fridays and days before Thanksgiving break, students have been encouraged to participate in "Hats On for the Philippines." Students can wear hats during the day if they bring in a dollar. Over the last two weeks, Moose Lake Elementary students and staff have raised about $400. "Hats on for the Philippines" will continue through Dec. 20. The Moose Lake Elementary staff decided to take it a step further.