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The debate remained hot and heavy right up until the end as Carlton County Commissioners attempted to hammer out a final budget and levy Monday night.
Somewhere in Carlton County, there is a family of four waking up today with smiles on their faces. That’s because a locally conceived non-profit group of volunteers showed up at their door Monday night with two trunkloads of gifts, a giant platter of cookies, a Christmas centerpiece — and even a car! There was little doubt that this was the “Best Christmas Ever” for that special family.
There was some sort of magic afoot as area children and their families paraded through the Pine Journal/Northland Smart Shopper office on Dec. 4 for the annual Christmas Open House.
And so it was that when I recognized her in the darkness, calling out for someone named Gretchen, I decided to do what neighbors do — I offered, “Can I help you find someone?”
Carlton County Board members started out Monday’s meeting with a moment of silence this week in memory of long-time colleague Milo Rasmussen, who served the county for 34 years, most recently as land commissioner.
The 21st Annual Cloquet Area Community Christmas Day dinner will be served starting at 2 p.m. Dec. 25 at Cloquet’s Zion Lutheran Church, 1000 Washington Ave., thanks to the combined efforts of legions of volunteers and more than 35 different donors, including local businesses, service organizations and individuals.
Sheriff Kelly Lake assumed leadership of the statewide Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association (MSA) last Tuesday when she was sworn into office as president of MSA at the Association’s annual winter conference in Alexandria, Minn.
Last Friday was National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day. And though I confess to owning a handful of Christmas sweaters myself, I refused to participate.
Though the Christmas shopping season is growing short, there’s doubtless a person or two on your list for whom you’re still searching for that perfect gift. A handful of books...
Authorities are still investigating the cause of a fire that broke out in a home in the Erickson Acres neighborhood of Cloquet on Sunday.