Carlton County, Dontcha Know: Pumpkin Run fun, FDLTCC's new degree option, state soccer previews and more
Read the latest news in the Carlton County, Dontcha Know newsletter published every Thursday.
CLOQUET — There's a ton of great stories in this week's edition!
I'll quickly plug our election coverage, since Nov. 8 is getting closer.
Now, onto the headlines:
Pumpkin Run fun
Ghouls, vampires, lumberjacks and more came out to enjoy the beautiful weather Saturday, Oct. 22, at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College's annual Pumpkin Run and Walk.
Photographer Amy Arntson captured some of the fun of the day, like the photo of father-daughter Warren and Lillyana Thomas of Cloquet above, as well as the serious runners. As someone who loves the Spice Girls, I particularly appreciated "The Pumpkin Spice Girls" -- the costume Ardis Williams of Carlton and her friend Rhea Lund of Cloquet concocted. Be sure to check them out!
First 4-year degree
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is the first two-year college in Minnesota to earn approval to offer a four-year degree program.
Students, like Nahin Gatica Cruz (pictured above) can start coursework toward a bachelor's degree in elementary education starting in January.
We'll have reporters and photographers at all three matches, so be sure to check our website later tonight for coverage.
A few more stories to check out:
- The Cloquet Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a candidate forum Tuesday, Oct. 25, featuring candidates for the
Minnesota Legislature in Senate District 11 and House District 11A.
Candidates running for
Cloquet mayor and Cloquet City Council
also got in on the action.
- In addition to voting for the Minnesota Legislature and various other local races, voters in Carlton County and Cloquet will also weigh in on local option sales tax referenda.
We break down
what the questions are asking for and what the money would cover.
- Barnum Community Education has several fun events coming up, including a free community Halloween party on Monday, Oct. 31. Learn more in this week's Community Education Corne r column.
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