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If you're ever around kids for any extended period of time -- or even a not so extended period of time -- you'll observe firsthand they come up with some interesting, unique, hysterical and brutally honest observations about the world as they perceive it. My own offspring are no exception. When I find myself grinning or pondering something they've said, I jot it down, to remember, reminisce and share with others, here.
When Debora Zauhar started her job as jail administrator at the Carlton County Jail in 1983, data management wasn't done in the digital realm, as it is now. "Until we started utilizing computers for our data management," Zauhar said, "we used huge leather-bound register books which required the entry of statistical information." As Zauhar is able to demonstrate in so many ways, things at the jail have certainly changed in the 30-plus years since she was hired by Sheriff Terry Twomey, and they'll continue to change after her retirement, which is right around the corner. Zauhar has been witne
You've heard of baptism by fire? Such was the beginning of World War II for Barnum graduate Donald Long. A member of the Barnum High School Class of 1939, Long started in the Navy in March 1941 after a stint in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in Tofte, Minn. By Dec. 7, he had been stationed at Kaneohe Bay Naval Air Station -- across the island of Oahu from Pearl Harbor -- as part of the VP-12 squadron for a few months.
A comprehensive environmental analysis of Minnesota's first proposed copper-nickel mine has been released for public review and input. This begins a critical phase of the environmental review process for PolyMet Mining Inc.'s revised NorthMet copper-nickel mining project and proposed land exchange.
ANNUAL HOLIDAY CELEBRATION EVENT SCHEDULED The annual Holiday Celebration event for area children and families will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, December 6, 2013, in the student common area and amphitheater at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College. The Human Services Club and other student clubs and organizations at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College annually plan and host the Holiday Celebration event. Plenty of food and beverages, games, and a visit from Santa Claus will highlight this free event.
The following cases were heard in Carlton County Court on November 7, 2013: BONNEVILLE, MELISSA GAIL Age 34 3141 County Road 4 Carlton, MN 55718 Carlton County Sheriff's Office 09-CR-13-1934 Citation: 090000001077 Badge #: 2249 1 09/15/2013 Disorderly Conduct (Misdemeanor) 609.72.1 609721 Offense: Carlton County Plea 09/26/2013 Guilty Disposition 11/07/2013 Convicted Court Decision 11/07/2013 Sentenced Judge: Macaulay, Robert E., Jr. Local Confinement (90 Days, Stay 0 Yr 0 Mo 90 Days For 1 Yr) Fine $ 50.00 Imposed Fine $ 50.00 Fee Totals: County/Sheriff & Felony Fin
Though the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys hockey team hasn't won in its first three games, Coach Dave Esse is seeing signs of improvement. First among those was a narrow 2-1 loss against defending Section 7A champion Duluth Marshall at Mars Lakeview Arena last Tuesday night. In that game, the 'Jacks (0-2-1) held a 1-0 lead after Kyle Klatt's first period goal, and kept that lead into the third period. Once there, though, a pair of power-play goals from Marshall's Luke Pavelich sank the 'Jacks in a 2-1 defeat. "It was better than I expected," Esse said, noting that the 'Jacks lost 3-0 to the Hil
CLOQUET--The school district called off all after-school practices Tuesday. It was an incongruous policy act for a ski team; however, it didn't seem to stop the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton cross country ski team from enjoying an unofficial gathering at the Pine Valley chalet and ski trails. First, assistant coach Dusty Olson arrived. He was there to get keys from veteran but new-to-us coach Glen Sorenson. Olson, an adventurer, had been in Bozeman, Mont., earlier in the week. He brought home with him his tackle boxes of ski waxing gear and waxing tables that folded like massage tables.
With school cancelled Wednesday because of heavy snow, Esko senior Paige Tranah was most likely on her skis. "If the mountain is open, I'll be there," said Tranah, who has been skiing since age 2.
CLOQUET-- Over two hours into Monday night's wrestling practice in Cloquet, Conner Denman neared exhaustion when teammate Mitchell Borchardt lifted him up on his final few rotating pull-ups. "We go until the last person," said a sweaty Borchardt, just minutes after encouraging his good friend. "You don't finish when you finish.