Carlton County, Dontcha Know: A new pizza place, a grand opening celebration, a flag football game and more
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CLOQUET — It's hard for me to believe, but October starts this weekend.
Whether you're in the mood for a good scare or looking for family-friendly frights, we've got a rundown of events and attractions throughout the region for you to check out.
Here are the rest of this week's headlines:
Ride or Die Pizzeria opened its doors in Cloquet last month, and so far, owner Terry Johnson said customers have been welcoming.
“I was a little nervous at first. I didn’t know what to expect being a new pizza place … but Cloquet’s been treating us very well," he said.
This is the second location of Ride or Die Pizzeria Johnson and his wife, Dawn, have opened, and their third pizza place. In addition to the Ride or Die restaurants in Cloquet and Superior, they also own and operate Lee's Pizza in Duluth.
L'il grand opening
Local leaders officially unveiled the new Li'l Lumberjacks and Kids Corner location to the community on Sept. 22.
The 9,000-square-foot space in Pine Tree Plaza will allow the facility to serve more families. They are currently in the process of hiring more staff, said Cloquet Community Education director Erin Bates.
The Cloquet and Duluth East football teams stayed on the field during halftime Friday, Sept. 23, to cheer on their classmates who participated in a Unified flag football game.
Unified Sports is a Special Olympics program that partners people with intellectual disabilities and other special needs with more typical athletes. Mike Doyle, a physical education teacher at Cloquet High School, started the Cloquet program four years ago.
“This is just one of those programs where everybody wins,” Doyle said. “The general education kids win because they’ve learned so much from the special ed kids. The special education students learn so much about social kids and get all that help with all the various sports and activities. The parents win because their students are getting all of these opportunities and I win as and adaptive PE teacher because I’m getting all of this extra help in my class.”
A few more stories to check out:
- The incumbents running for Wrenshall School Board hosted
a campaign event Sept. 22,
and community members showed up to ask them about the school district budget, a campaign letter they sent, and more.
- Residents of Blackhoof Township
raised their concerns about a green cemetery
to the Carlton County Board of Commissioners on Monday, Sept. 26.
- Two Cloquet teachers were named Distinguished Educators by the MN GIS/LIS Consortium.
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