Once again, volunteers have been organizing and working hard to put together a meal and entertainment for residents who are struggling or who simply may not want to cook or have family to sit down with this year. Organ music will be piped in through the speakers to help create a festive mood and Santa will take last-minute requests — or maybe take notes for next year's holiday.
The retired Cloquet High School teacher asked commissioners to consider retirees on fixed incomes in the county before they decide to increase salaries and health insurance for county employees.
The lesson of sharing resonated with the empathetic youngster. Peterson chose all of the toys they bought, including boys' and girls' gifts. He even tried some things before he decided if they were fun enough to purchase.
There are myriad businesses that offer gift certificates, from restaurants, movie theaters and coffee shops, to the less obvious, like County Seat Theater. Cromwell's Lynn Odegaard likes movie passes for Premiere Theatres, while Lisa Granda likes to pamper someone special with a massage gift certificate. Local car wash businesses offer gift certificates, as does the Oldenburg House in Carlton.
Dog parks are enjoyed by people of all income levels, employment and student status, age and background, she said. They provide a place where people with a wide range of physical, emotional and mental health abilities and limitations spend time together. They are community gathering spaces where people enjoy the outdoors and the pleasure of watching the antics of the dogs.
"I wanted to challenge myself," Ferrell said. "You never know until you try."
The victim said Thompson and White are her cousins whom she has known for years. The group had been at Fond du Luth Casino where the victim had won approximately $4,000 and been given another $1,000 by a friend who had a large win.
Although Royal Oak bought the brand and machinery, the company decided not to purchase the building, which meant the end of the matchmaking operation in Cloquet. The closure cost 85 local residents their jobs. Len Lund and Mike Koski bought the old building and are renovating it.
After the vehicle and suitcase were investigated, the officers allegedly discovered Mullen was in possession of about 10 pounds of marijuana, which was confiscated by the officers.
He began to punch and strangle her, placing his hands around her neck and applying pressure. The woman told officers Jourdain allegedly assaults her weekly but he usually "only chokes me."