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In case no one's noticed, Cloquet has started to change. All too often, the "C" word causes us to automatically stiffen with resistance, fearing the loss of the time-tested traditions we've grown familiar with over the years without questioning their relevance.
Members of the county Committee of the Whole have recommended approval of the use of county roads for an enduro race later this summer. The annual Nickerson/ Holyoke Enduro, set for Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 18-19, is proposing to have competitors travel some four miles on county roads to and from the enduro course.
The forest products industry of Minnesota and Carlton County continues to face a number of mounting challenges, according to Terry Weber, director of external relations for the Minnesota Forest Industry. Weber delivered a status report to members of the Carlton County Board on Monday as part of the group's regularly scheduled adjourned session. Weber told commissioners that while some 60 percent of the jobs in the forest products industry continue to come from out-state and rural Minnesota, industry jobs in the metro areas are on the increase.
Fire danger in the Carlton County area continues to be rated "very high" as critical conditions escalate throughout the week, according to Area Forest Supervisor Dan Grindy of the Department of Natural Resources Forestry Office in Cloquet. Grindy stated the DNR's Cloquet area forestry office has responded to 10 fires in the local area since last Saturday. The largest fire was the northeastern grade fire located 30 miles north of Duluth in the Cloquet Valley State Forest, which burned over an estimated size of 43 acres.
The welfare of animals in Carlton County just took a giant step forward.
"You've all grown...." mused Thomson Township Tree Board member Davis Helberg as he gazed on a handful of Lincoln High School freshman and the newly-budded-out elm trees the students helped plant last year in the small town's center. Students, tree board members, residents, business people and township and county officials were on hand last Friday to kick off the second phase of the town's "Plant For Our Future - a Beautification Plan For Esko" project.
Children from the Kids Corner After School Child Care program plan to get their hands dirty this summer. The group has "adopted" the Churchill Elementary garden for the summer and plans to work hand in hand with Churchill teacher and master gardener Chris Carlson.
The Friends of Animals shelter will not be open for pet adoptions this week, through Friday, April 27, due to the need for installation of new electrical wiring in the back portion of the shelter building. According to Shelter Executive Director Danny Johnson, a lighting problem developed in the back part of the shelter last week. Upon examination by the Cloquet Fire Department, it was determined that the wiring in the back portion of the building was in need of immediate replacement.
Wrenshall fifth-grader Steven Alexander is a champ in his own right. Alexander, 11, the son of Jacky Alexander, raised $1,045 for the American Heart Association's "Jump Rope for Heart" event this spring - more than any other student at Wrenshall School. "Jump Rope For Heart" is an event that promotes the value of physical activity to elementary school children while showing them they can contribute to their community's welfare.
June Lind is all about old things made new again. Whether it's recreating the age-old art of quilting, filling her historic Atkinson farmhouse with family heirlooms, or reviving the taste-tempting tradition of making home-made doughnuts, this busy and active senior has a respect - and talent - for the finer things in life.... Lind grew up in the rural area outside Lake Mills, Wis., the second oldest of eight children.