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Anything that is not the gray color of tree trunks or the brown shade of the leaves of the forest floor is sure to show up in the woods at this time. Anyone walking here during these AutWin days is going to notice the greens that are mixed with the drab landscape of late November. It is under these conditions that we see how many conifers grow here with the deciduous trees. Three kinds of pines, two spruces, cedars and balsam are common in the Northland.
It's human nature. We want what we don't have. It's a condition that often follows us through life. To get what we perceive we don't have -- or didn't have during childhood -- sometimes, as adults, we overcompensate. When she was a girl, my mom had only one doll. As an adult, she collected dolls to the point of near hoarding. Some people fill their china cabinets with china.
The beloved American film, "It's a Wonderful Life," is transformed into a new stage musical in "Miracle in Bedford Falls," created by Mark Cabaniss and Lowell Alexander. The County Seat Theater Company of Cloquet will present this wonderful new musical for the holidays. "Miracle in Bedford Falls" retains all the elements that have made this story unforgettable, while adding memorable, toe-tapping music. Good guy George Bailey, portrayed by Keith Chapin, dreams of traveling the world but instead stays home in Bedford Falls to run his family's small-time building and loan company.
The Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration recently presented its Annual Excellence Award to Emily Matlack, a Carlton High School junior. The MAVA Awards for Excellence in Volunteerism recognize Minnesota volunteers who have distinguished accomplishments and have shown extraordinary interest in the area of volunteerism. These volunteers, through their personal examples, demonstrate the impact volunteers can have on the improvement of their community through an outstanding commitment to volunteerism.
The following cases were heard in Carlton County Court on November 5, 2013: DOBSON, DANIEL MAURICE Age 29 1301 22nd St Cloquet, MN 55720 Carlton County Sheriff's Office 09-VB-13-2980 Citation: 0900011328703 Badge #: 62229 1 10/14/2013 Traffic-Seat Belt Required Driver and Passengers (Petty Misdemeanor) 169.686.1(a) 1696861a Offense: Cloquet Plea 11/05/2013 Guilty Disposition 11/05/2013 Convicted Court Decision 11/05/2013 Payable without appearance Fees - Adult (Grand Total $110.00) Due 11/5/2013 Fine: $25.00 Fees: (Fees Total: $85.00) Criminal Surcharge: $75.00 Law
Two meetings called "Democracy in Action" were held last week for the public to discuss the Sandpiper Pipeline Project. Enbridge, the project sponsor, was not invited to participate in the meeting. The collection of citizens responsible for the "Democracy in Action" sessions is not representative of the majority of landowners with which Enbridge has amicably engaged and developed relationships with for more than 60 years.
Christmas greeted shoppers with quiet carols and displays of crafty items as they walked through the doors of Carlton High School on Saturday morning. A pancake breakfast with Santa got the morning started, followed by booths displaying a variety of goodies. Adults leisurely browsed through tables of Christmas decorations, jewelry, leather crafts and wood items, pausing to visit with friends and exchange hugs. Shoppers maneuvered strollers around booths of traditional baked goods, including tasty brownies as well as peach nut breads, homemade hats and sparkling mittens.
The Cloquet School District's books got a clean bill of health on Monday night as results of the district's annual audit were announced. Jennifer Smith, a CPA with Wipfli, Inc. noted that the district received the group's highest rating, an endorsement of "unqualified," for both its general ledger and accounting for student fees. Audited balances for the district through Oct.
The following cases were heard in Carlton County Court on November 4, 2013: GOLDEN, AUSTIN TRAVIS Age 19 821 Larch St Cloquet, MN 55720 Carlton County Sheriff's Office 09-VB-13-2639 Citation: 0900011325501 Badge #: 62229 1 09/12/2013 Traffic-Fail to Obey Traffic Control Device (Petty Misdemeanor) 169.06.4(a) 169064a Offense: Cromwell Plea 11/04/2013 Guilty Disposition 11/04/2013 Convicted Court Decision 11/04/2013 Payable without appearance Fees - Adult (Grand Total $135.00) Due 11/4/2013 Fine: $50.00 Fees: (Fees Total: $85.00) Additional Court Costs: $0.00 Crimin
UPDATE: Remember those strange lights in the sky over Carlton County on Friday, Nov. 15? The Pine Journal just received a more comprehensive description of just what was going on, compliments of the Public Affairs Office of the 133rd Airlift Wing in Minneapolis: On Nov. 15 the Air Force Reserve's 934th Airlift Wing and the Minnesota Air National Guard's 133rd Airlift Wing combined to execute a night training mission with a formation of eight C-130H aircraft.