>Ed Kavanaugh carries on the family tradition of giving sleigh rides on his family farm in Carlton, as did his parents before him. He officially opened as Kavanaugh Sleigh Rides about three years ago. "It's a lot of work, it takes about three hours to get ready to give the sleigh rides," Kavanaugh said, explaining he hires a few teenagers to help brush and feed the horses.
Many parents believe the site is harmless and help their children create their own page. "If you do not know who is following your child on Facebook face-to-face, delete them," Blesener advised parents. He explained there are several registered sexual predators living in Cloquet and the easiest way for them to find a victim is to look on social media. He said many kids will accept any friend requests, or maybe a real-life friend will say, it's OK, he's an uncle. What the child may not know is the uncle is a registered sex offender who is now your child's friend on Facebook.
Chmielewski also said he thought the proposed contracts had overcharged by at least a half million dollars. Other residents nodded in agreement as he spoke. Other residents thanked the school board for the work they had done.
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.