The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is encouraging residents who purchased wreaths, swags, boughs and other evergreen decorations at several retailers to burn or bag and throw away items to stop the spread of the invasive insect elongate hemlock scale.
Northwoods Credit Union recently donated $4,500 to help the Carlton Amateur Hockey Association fix a leak in the cooling system of its refrigerated rink at the Carlton Four Seasons.
Another successful "Trees for Troops" weekend was held at Chub Lake Tree Farm, Carlton, on Dec. 1 and 2 – 115 trees were tagged and loaded on the FedEx trailer for shipment to Fort McCoy, Wis.
The Cloquet Area Fire District reports it has been awarded a $6,375 grant from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety–State Fire Marshal Division for the purchase of a turnout gear dryer.
> The recount was done by the auditor's staff in a highly professional manner to leave no doubt about the results of the election. Hats off to Minnesota election judges — job well done!