Carlton County, Dontcha Know: Parade fun, Abundant Baby, our All-Area Volleyball Team and more
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CLOQUET — It's the first week our print edition is on newsstands on Fridays, which is why I bumped this newsletter back a day, as well. Don't worry — you'll still be able to find all the same kinds of news you did before, it will just be a day later.
If you find yourself wondering what's going on before the newsletter comes out, remember to visit pinejournal.com for our latest headlines. We update the website every day.
We've got a lot of news for your consideration this week, but before we jump in, I wanted to let you know that the Thanksgiving deals I mentioned a few weeks ago is still on! Be sure to check out the deals before it's too late, and thank you for supporting local journalism!
Here are this week's headlines:
Lighting the way
It was a chilly night last week for the Santa's Home for the Holidays parade, but Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster and the rest of the floats made people smile.
Abundant Baby, a Cloquet business that offers clothing and products for babies, children and moms, has opened a storefront.
Pictured above, from left, Bethany Sunnarborg, Colleen Sunnarborg and Jenna Gilbert started the venture by selling products online and going to trade shows, but took the plunge last month and opened a brick and mortar store.
Cloquet's Ava Carlson is our inaugural All-Area Volleyball Player of the Year. The junior is only the fourth player in the Lumberjacks' nearly 50-year history to be named to the All-State Team.
She's joined by six fellow Carlton County athletes on our 2022 All-Area Volleyball Team.
A few more stories to check out:
Seven years after Joseph Zak disappeared
from a Brookston group home, investigators and Zak's family are still searching for answers.
- On Tuesday, Dec. 6, the Cloquet City Council
approved a 6.23% increase in the tax levy for 2023
- The Thomson Township Board of Supervisors agreed to start the process over to fill their vacant board seat after a state advisory opinion found they violated open meetings law in September.
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