Acheson has employed several staff members for as many as 15 years. He has photos of him and the employees dating back to 2004. "These kids are my children," Acheson said. He explained that although he calls them "kids," the 10 employees are all in their 20s and 30s. <
"Everyone that showed up did get chipped," CPD Commander Carey Ferrell said. "We do have some additional chips available for those residents of Cloquet or Scanlon that were not able to make Saturday's event."
"My great-grandfather bought the original home in 1910 for $1,300," Tom said. "It was rebuilt on the same foundation in 1918 after the fire." Generations of the family have updated the house over the years. The two-story home was originally a five-bedroom, one-bathroom house. Tom's great-grandparents, Joe and Emma Weselik, had six children, four boys and two girls.
New to the event this year is QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Training. Anyone interested can learn how to talk to someone they are concerned about and persuade them to get help. "There is help and support. We are not alone," Angell said. "We all 'get it' and it helps to know you're not alone and you will survive."
"We met in 1958. He is the only person who stayed 60 years with me," Chmielewski said. "We traveled so many miles together and played in so many television shows. We must have played at the Minnesota State Fair about 30-40 times. It was like we were meant for each other."
> One of the students' favorite 20-minute stations — and one that will be available for families Saturday — is the "Lost in the Woods" station.
The event is focused on residents of Cloquet and Scanlon to help them become compliant with the recent changes in the city ordinance requiring pets to have microchips or tags. The ordinance has been changed to say "running at large" in the animal control ordinance to only animals "causing damage to property or injury to people other than its owners while at large," except in defense of the animals owner or the owner's family. <
Watson noted there are seven floors in the building and many of the tenants have mobility issues. When the elevator is out of service, some tenants can't leave their units without help from apartment staff or the CAFD. Truesdell explained that staff were available to help bring packages and meals to tenants when the elevators were out of service. Watson estimated that roughly 25 percent of the tenants own a pet. When the elevator wasn't working, dog owners needed to take the stairs to bring their dogs outside.
The proposed 2019 levy to meet the budget is $27.83 million, an increase from the 2018 payable levy at $26.64 million. Total budget revenues for 2019 are expected to be $36.13 million. A small amount of the shortage, $694,741, will be drawn from the general reserves. The resulting preliminary levy amount that comes from property taxes is $27.83 million. <
IF YOU GO What: Haunted Ru-Ridge Where: 1781 County Road 1, Carlton When: Haunted Shack opens Oct. 12, 7-10 p.m.; continues each weekend through October and 7-9 p.m. Oct. 18 and 25; final night Oct. 31, 7-10 p.m. Cost: $15 per-person donation for Haunted Shack, haunted hayride, haunted trail through corn. Discount for canned food item or coat donation.