An overhead sign structure installation project is scheduled Tuesday and Wednesday on southbound Minnesota Highway 33 at the roundabout near Interstate 35 in Cloquet. The project was postponed this week due to bad weather. The southbound right lane (north of the roundabout) will close Tuesday afternoon. This will allow delivery and assembly of the sign structure, said a Minnesota Department of Transportation news release Friday.
The 8th District MSHS Minnesota State Horticultural Society is offering at least four educational scholarships this year ranging from $250 to $600 to students in the Arrowhead area planning to further their education in either college or a technical school. The 8th District includes Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake and north and south St. Louis counties. One requirement concerns a student's interest and participation in some aspect of gardening: individual, family, home, church, community and organizations.
The 10th Annual Robert Rodd Memorial Scholarship Costume Hockey Game is Feb. 23 from 1-5 p.m. at the Four Seasons Sports Complex in Carlton. The event features a turkey gravy and Swedish meatball dinner, silent auction and raffle.
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet is hosting “Reclaiming the Narrative: An Evening of Story, Song and The Arts,” featuring a book reading and signing by an award-winning author and a rap music performance, on Friday, Feb. 15, at 3 p.m. in the Amphitheater & Commons on campus. The unique literary and music event features author Terese Marie Mailhot and rap artist Thomas X.
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is hosting the 2019 Careers in Nursing & Health Sciences Expo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the Lester Jack Briggs Cultural Center Gymnasium.
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, in partnership with the Northeast Minnesota Beekeepers Association, is hosting a day-long workshop, “Beekeeping and More!,” on Feb. 16, for anyone interested in learning about beekeeping as a hobby or as a commercial enterprise. The symposium will open at 8:30 a.m. and classes run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. starting in the college commons. The first “Beekeeping and More” workshop, held in 2016, drew more than 150 beekeepers. The event is now one of the largest beekeeping workshops in northern Minnesota.
The following Carlton County townships and cities will conduct their Tuesday, Feb. 5, special general elections for Minnesota Senate District 11 by mail ballot:
There will be a special primary election Tuesday, Jan. 22, for state Senate District 11. The vacancy was caused by the resignation of Sen. Tony Lourey effective Jan. 3. Candidates include Democrats Michelle Lee of Carlton County and Stu Lourey of Pine County; Republican Jason Rarick of Pine County; and Pine County resident John “Sparky” Birrenbach of the Legal Marijuana Now party. Lee and Lourey will face off in the special primary election. The special general election is Feb. 5. Polling places include:
The Board of Directors of Mercy Hospital has named Michael Youso as its chief executive officer effective April 2.
The third annual “Food for Thought: A Tasting Event” at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet is Thursday, Jan. 17, from 4:30-7 p.m. in the campus commons and amphitheater. The event is sponsored by the FDLTCC Foundation as a major fundraiser for the student scholarship fund. It has raised more than $17,000 for the fund over the past two years, said Barb Wyman, chairperson of the FDLTCC Foundation Board.