First is the issue of Ingensa. Who else was asked for a proposal? We have several good architects and engineers in our local area who are more than capable to provide any service we would need. I really question the decision to award a contract to Ingensa with a very excessive fee based on a single estimate that they themselves produced. I don't believe this comes close to passing the "smell test." It looks like Duluth and Johnson Controls all over again.
The faces of the workers were beginning to blister from the excessive heat. John Peters, who had been on the roof of the house dousing it with water, saw a stray spark find its way into a crack of the hay-loft. Instantly the barn was aflame. Seeing the utter futility of any further attempt to save the buildings, he slid down from his perch and joined in the mad scramble toward the roothouse, the door of which was slammed shut just as the inferno swept overhead with a deafening roar. The roothouse was soothingly cool after the heat above. Everyone was there, eight in all. The little group sat down on the edges of the filled potato bins to regain their breaths and await developments.
You wish to hear about the big fire? Seated comfortably in your easy-chairs you want to partake of those horrible experiences that are seared in words of fire in the memories of the survivors? Well then, listen to the tale of one who was in the very midst of that inferno and only by the mercy of God came through alive. ----------------
The St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center, the Depot, is celebrating President’s Day on Monday February 19, 2018 with a showing of the popular winter dog sled epic Iron Will. The feature length film will be shown in the Depot Theatre at 10AM and again at 2PM on Monday and is free with regular Depot Admission .
The Carlton County Historical Society will host a book reception for its new 1918 fire book "Fire Speaks Our Words" at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at the museum in Cloquet. The recently published book is a collection of original meditations on the fires of 1918. The reception Sunday will include an acknowledgement of authors who contributed to this book by presenting them with a book and honorarium.
MEN'S BASKETBALL Saturday, Feb. 10 FDLTCC 92, Hibbing 82 FDLTCC — Raymond White 29, Eric Grant 16, Saivon Parker 14, Dwayne Saunders 13, Jessie Ellerbe 11, Alex Walther 7, Tristan Snow 2. 3-point goals - White 6, Grant 3, Ellerby 1, Walther 1, Saunders 1, Parker 1.
JUNIOR HOCKEY Friday, Feb. 9 MN Wilderness 2, Janesville Jets 1 (SO) First period - No scoring. Second period - 1. JJ, Jack Vincent (Matt Hanewall, Matt Barbolini) 4:02. Third period - 2. MNW, Eric Gotz (Nicholas Michel) 17:07. Overtime - No scoring. Shootout Janesville: Sam Renlund - no goal; Jakov Novak - no goal; Matt Hanewall - no goal; Brenden MacLaren - no goal. Shootout Wilderness: Eric Gotz - no goal; Edward Lindelow - no goal; Gino Lucia - no goal; Luke Dow - goal.
GIRLS HOCKEY Thursday, Feb. 8 Section 7A Quarterfinals Hibbing-Chisholm 1, Cloquet-Esko-Carlton 0 First period — No scoring. Second period — No scoring. Third period — No scoring. First overtime — No scoring. Second overtime — No scoring. Third overtime — No scoring. Fourth overtime — 1. Allie Bussey (Emma Lundell, Courtney Anderson), 1:30. Saves — Abby Edstrom, HC, 37; Elise Lund, CEC, 36. International Falls 3, Moose Lake Area 1
GIRLS BASKETBALL Thursday, Feb. 8 Hibbing 55, Cloquet 40 Cloquet — Carmen Foss 10, Abbey Collins 2, Kendra Kelley 9, Vanna Kelley 3, Allie Wojtysiak 12, Olivia Diver 4. 3-point goal — K. Kelley. Cromwell-Wright 48, Floodwood 45 CW — Shaily Hakamaki 16, Teana Hakamaki 22, Liz Risacher 6, Amber Lehti 4. 3-point goals — S. Hakamaki 2, T. Hakamaki 6, Risacher 2. Barnum 73, Moose Lake-Willow River 60
BOYS HOCKEY Friday, Feb. 9 Southwest Christian 6, Moose Lake Area 0 First period — No scoring. Second period — 1. Nic Gustafson (Cullen O'Connell, Caleb Carlson), 3:41 (pp). Third period — 2. Gustafson, 0:24; 3. Josh Anderson, 2:12; 4. Carlson (Kyle Baker, Jeremiah Konkel), 6:20; 5. Mason Hardacre (Anderson), 15:33; 6. Konkel (Hardacre, Jack Velasco), 16:13. Saves — Lukas Haugen, SWC, 15; Danny Whited, MLA, 43. Saturday, Feb. 10