Sammi, 14, is an equal opportunity animal lover, but her favorite pets are her geckos, bearded dragon and blue-tongued skink. It began with a male and female crested gecko. When Sammi acquired the geckos, she didn't realize the female was pregnant and put Cujo, the male, and Stub Tail, the female, in the same upright aquarium. The next thing Sammi knew, she was helping hatch two eggs.
It all began when Randy Wietman was showing his father, George, photos of old cars. George was a resident at New Perspectives Senior Living in Cloquet until recently, when he had to move after a stroke. He had been diagnosed with dementia, but could correctly name every one of the vintage cars from his teen years that his son showed him.
Lifelong Moose Lake resident Larry Peterson loves the towns parade, and it's a good thing.
A kennel building is being built by the city of Cloquet in response to the Friends of Animals Humane Society ending the Animal Control position earlier this year.
"Iceland is one of the most uniquely beautiful places in the world," Tischer said. He explained that the small country, which is about the size of Iowa, offers a diverse terrain with a wide variety of subjects to photograph in a small area. There are active volcanoes and large glaciers on the temperate island. For this reason, Iceland is known as the land of fire and ice. The popular HBO series, "Game of Thrones," has filmed on the north side of the island.
And the glass floor! Who could forget that. I thought it was the greatest thing! I was always a reader, but I would go to the library just to go upstairs and walk around on the glass floor."
The Cloquet Memorial Hospital Family Clinic opened May 21 and is taking clients. CMH CEO Rick Breuer is excited about the opportunity and benefits for the community. He cited a growing need for family physicians in the area, especially obstetricians. While the area is aging slowly, senior citizens are moving into different types of senior housing and staying active in the community. The county is also growing slowly with young families. Between the two there has been a shortage of family practitioners for a while.
Once the audience answered the questions the teens read their responses and compared the similarities and differences with the adults. Conversations were sparked and sometimes passionate. Some of the main topics were schools, safe spaces, transportation issues and places to go and activities for teens outside of school.
Finally, Male received news that sent her into a tizzy of excitement. Her long-time pen pal emailed that they were thinking about visiting Minnesota. After a 12-hour trip, including a layover in Amsterdam, the Efraimssons were finally at the Minneapolis airport.
The red brick library was completed in 1920 in the Beaux Arts style by Duluth architect firm Kelly and Shefchik. It has a limestone base and is trimmed with white Bedford stone. The building has cornices, accent trim and an ornamental railing called a balustrade that goes around the flat roof. The building faces north toward main street. It has a finished basement — partially below grade — that was originally the children's library. <