According to a press release from Gov. Mark Dayton's office issued last month, following the introduction of the Dayton-Smith Tax Bill earlier this month, Dayton signed bipartisan legislation cutting taxes by $21 million for more than 200,000 Minnesota taxpayers in January. The bipartisan cuts signed by the Governor were included in the Dayton-Smith Administration's original tax bill proposal, which in total would provide $300 million in tax cuts for more than 450,000 Minnesotans.
The following students were named January students of the month at Cloquet Middle School: Name: Lauren Cawcutt Grade: 8 Parents: Lori and Tom Cawcutt Who nominated this student and why: Stef Biebl, math teacher
To the Editor: In last week's paper there was an article about Wrenshall School Board talking consolidation with Carlton. Why would they bring it up after all the agony of last year's talks, public meetings, and voting not to consolidate? Then I saw a box alongside the story about a $12.5 million referendum plus more money for a community fitness center. A warning? I don't think a room of us old people running on a treadmill, slowly, fits the description of a high school.
Athletes who have made the greatest contributions to Esko's reputation as a sports hotbed will soon be memorialized by the Esko Sports Alliance. The Esko Sports Alliance Hall of Fame will open on the weekend of Feb. 17-18 with the induction of nine charter members. "This has been in the planning stages for many months," said Sports Alliance President Steve Knutson, "and it's been talked about for years.
A HONOR ROLL
Miss Odette is a sweet 10-year-old outgoing gal. She loves attention and loves to talk. She has a very unique sounding voice. She may be older, but has a ton of love to give to that special someone. She does very well with other cats and would adapt well to any home. She is extremely active and always on the go. Please come meet this girl and consider giving her a forever home! If you would like more information or have questions, please visit foaonline.org or call Friends of Animals at 218-879-1655.
The Alan R. and Eleanor A. Syverson Scholarship Foundation is now offering two scholarships for the 2017-2018 college year. Each scholarship is $2,000 per year, with a 3.0 grade-point average or better. You must be a Carlton County school graduate, be a junior or senior in a college or university, majoring in math or science secondary education, and planning to teach in grades 7-12. Applications may be obtained from your high school counselor's office now through May 1. Completed forms should be mailed to: Eleanor A. Syverson, PO Box 225, Barnum, MN 55707.
To the Editor: The U.S. Forest Service just signed off on transferring 6,650 acres of public lands in the Superior National Forest to PolyMet. That's where the ore body is located that the company wants to mine — on public land, YOUR land. Senator Amy Klobuchar has some explaining to do. She sits on a committee that directly oversees Forest Service actions involving land exchanges and was petitioned by over 350 Minnesotans this past summer to push for congressional hearings. But she totally blew us off.
What's not to love about puppies? They are playful, affectionate and cute. The fact that puppies are so cute is also the reason people sometimes buy them on short notice or on a whim. Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) encourages consumers to treat this decision as they would any major purchase and offers tips to find the right pet and avoid getting scammed.