While grandparents still love to regale kids with tales of how far they walked to school, Cloquet resident Holly Hart is concerned about the distances Cloquet students are required to walk, especially in the winter.
When an enthusiastic sports writer enters their lives asking to write a book about Clemmet's boxing days, he discovers some family secrets are better left buried. Director Joel Soukkala said the story builds toward some fairly startling twists. "The drama really unfolds toward the end," he said, admitting that the audience "might be a little shell-shocked or a bit speechless by the end."
City Finance Director Nancy Klassen said the bulk of the difference is approximately $4 million the city is taking from its reserves to finance the purchase and renovation of the Members Cooperative Credit Union building, which it plans to use as a combined city hall and police station next year.
The first Cromwell Stand Still Parade was a runaway success. "Most folks said this was the best way to have a parade because you had time to really see and walk around them," Jennie K. Hanson wrote in her weekly column, "Wright-Cromwell News." "Kids were able to come by with their bags for candy treats and there was no chance of anyone running out into traffic to pick up these treats."
Three of the recurring themes throughout the report were financial concerns in the face of declining enrollment, support for consolidation and collaboration with other school districts and a strong wish that the School Board not pass anymore non-voter-approved levies. Ultimately, the community advisers offered four broad goals, or "vision elements" to the board, which didn't specifically include or exclude the idea of consolidation:
Upon reopening the meeting, the council voted unanimously to permit staff to work with the county to finalize an agreement to sell the building for $750,000 payable over a five-year period. The city is selling because City Hall will be moving a block away in 2019.
In fact, Pine Valley needs more than tender loving care — it could use an infusion of local sales tax dollars like many of the other parks in Cloquet. Ski Club coach and former Nordic ski standout Pat Marciniak wondered if the City Council would consider working with the club to make some improvements at the nearly 60-year-old facility.
Lost Forester race winner Tom Anderson of Cloquet was the only "clean" finisher in the 8-mile race through the woods Labor Day morning. That doesn't mean that Anderson made it out without getting muddy, it simply means he was the only person who met all three standards of the unique scavenger-hunt-style race: finish in under three hours, get all the data cards as well as the forestry stick.
Politics are woven into the fabric of Labor Day in Cloquet, from the parade to the picnic to the folk singer's lyrics at the carnival. As such, a large number of politicians – ranging from local to federal candidates – made their way to this small northern Minnesota town to walk in the 99th annual Labor Day parade.
"Fond du Lac Reservation devastated by forest fire," Fond du Lac agency superintendent George W. Cross wrote. "City of Cloquet and adjacent towns destroyed. Office records and furniture burned. Many Indians homeless. Loss of life not known. Wire five thousand dollars care First National Bank Duluth Immediate Relief."