Pine Journal staff
The U.S. Postal Service has suspended mail delivery for Minnesota on Wednesday, Jan. 30, because of worsening weather conditions related to Polar Vortex Jayden. Postal operations are also being suspended in North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, western Wisconsin and western Illinois. Retail operations at local offices will be available, but may be limited.
Frontier Communications has failed to provide adequate, reliable phone and internet service to its Minnesota customers, according to an investigation by the Minnesota Commerce Department. The investigative report was filed with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission on Friday, Jan. 4. The report recommends that Frontier be required to refund or credit customers for service outages and unauthorized charges; add staffing to improve customer service; and increase investments in infrastructure and equipment.
The Carlton Courthouse is participating with local prosecuting agencies, local law enforcement and the Public Defender’s Office, in collaboration with Community Connect, are sponsoring a warrant resolution event Jan. 23 at journey Church, 1400 Washington Ave., Cloquet. Warrant resolution is only available for warrants issued in Minnesota. The following representatives will be available: Public Defender’s Office; Cloquet City Attorney’s Office; Carlton County Attorney’s Office; Carlton County Probation Office; Carlton County Sheriff’s Office;
Chub Lake Tree Farm in Carlton is again participating in Trees for Troops on Saturday, Dec. 1, and Sunday, Dec. 2. Volunteers from the C-Troop, 1st Squadron, 94th Calvary National Guard unit in Cloquet will help at the event.
A no water contact advisory has been issued for Chub Lake Park Swimming Beach due to possible E.coli contamination. Advisory signs are removed when sample analysis results return to below the established standard. Swimming, playing or recreating in contaminated water may result in minor illnesses such as sore throats, vomiting, fever, headache, sinus infections, stomachache and other flu-like symptoms. Other illnesses can include skin, ear, respiratory, eye and wound infections, or more serious illnesses.
The Cloquet Police Department is seeking a person suspected of shoplifting from the AT&T store, 1498 Highway 33 South, Cloquet. If you have possible information about the suspect, contact the CPD anonymously via Facebook, Twitter or the Nixle website, https://local.nixle.com/tip/alert/6759590 . Text a tip to TIP CLOQUETPD, followed by your message, to 888777.
For 49 years, rock lovers have headed to Moose Lake to celebrate Agate Days, hosted by the Carlton County Gem and Mineral Club and co-sponsored by the Moose Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. The Clark-Olsen Agate Stampede is at 3 p.m. Saturday. Four hundred pounds of agates and $400 in quarters are added to dump trucks full of gravel and dumped down two blocks of downtown for a “wild scramble of finders keepers.”
There will be a free hootenanny from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 14, on the lawn in front of Salem’s Mahtowa Hall. Music kicks off at noon with a new band or performer every hour, ending with the Holy Hootenanners at 8 p.m. Other bands include Langertsons, Mama’s Stolen Horses, Nathan Frazer and the AM Band, Billy Southern, Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank, Jacob Mahon and Brass Messengers.
The fifth annual Cloquet Color Run is Saturday, July 14, at Pine Valley in Cloquet. Check-in and race-day registration is Saturday at 7:30 a.m and the race starts at 9 a.m. Runners and walkers pass checkpoints staffed by volunteers throwing colored cornstarch in the air, so runners come out of the race wearing a rainbow of colors everywhere.
According to the press release, Johnathon Gregory Maio, 33, was arrested during a methamphetamine investigation by the Cloquet Police Department and Fond du Lac Police Department.