Carlton County, Dontcha Know: Hammitt's passing, Small Business Saturday, state football results and more
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CLOQUET — We have a tragic update this week to the story of the Carlton man who was reported missing Oct. 31. Authorities said they believe they recovered the body of Lucas Dudden, 38, from Rat Lake in Workman Township north of McGregor last week.
Here are more headlines for your consideration this week:
Stephanie Hammitt, the first woman to serve as president of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, died Monday, Nov. 14, of cancer . She was 60.
During an interview, Hammitt's family described her as a loving and involved mother. They said her face would light up at the sight of her grandchildren, but would also betray her worry when she watched her children race stock cars in Proctor.
Visitation for Hammitt will be held today from 5-8 p.m. at Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18, at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Cloquet.
Business owners and local officials are urging people to do their holiday shopping locally on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 26 .
Dave Cochran, of Dave's Cloquet Mattress and Furniture (pictured above), said he ordered products especially for the day.
Sting of defeat
Postseason runs for the Eskomos and the Rebels ended last week, with Moose Lake-Willow River falling to Barnesville on Nov. 10 , and Esko suffering a loss at the hands of Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton .
We're already switching gears and looking toward winter sports. Check out previews of local teams at pinejournal.com/sports/prep .
A few more stories to check out:
- The Cloquet School District is going
to pursue $4.5 million in athletic facility upgrades
, including adding artificial turf to Bromberg Field.
Officials in the Wrenshall School District approved $50,000 in budget cuts
, the first of more cuts to come to balance the district's budget.
- The city of Cloquet received $483K in state economic development funding to update street lights in the West End business district. The city council also discussed options for filling the vacant Ward 3 seat.
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