Articles from the August 30, 2018 edition

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New app at Barnum will report bullying

Students at the Barnum schools will be able to anonymously report bullying on a new app, reported High School Principal Brian Kazmierczak to the Barnum School Board on Tuesday, Aug. 21. “Students ca...

 
 By Lois E Johnson    News    August 30, 2018

Four-county health board awarded $2.1 mil grant

Commissioner Jan Malcolm of the Minnesota Department of Health visited Cloquet on Friday, Aug. 24, to announce that the Carlton-Cook-Lake-St. Louis Community Health Board was recently awarded a $2.1...

 

TJ's Rat Rod Rendezvous turns 10

Mahtowa’s biggest event of the year will be happening this Saturday and Sunday in the area surrounding TJ’s store. The Rat Rod Rendezvous, which features shiny, classic cars on Saturday, September 1, and rusty, rough and tumble, rat rods on...

 

Willow River drafts emblem

At the August 21 Willow River school board meeting, the board discussed the potential creation of a district emblem that represents Willow River Area School as an academic organization. Peel...

 

Sturgeon Lake council discusses 2019 budget

Sturgeon Lake council members met together Thursday, August 23 in a meeting to discuss 2019’s budget. A preliminary budget is due September 20 with proposals to raise taxes, if such a proposal were...

 
 By Lois E Johnson    News    August 30, 2018

Keeping an eye out for scams

Frauds and Scams was the title of a presentation given by Deputy John Parenteau of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department at the August 1 Carlton County TRIAD meeting. “These are the most common...

 

Primary numbers in Pine County

Voter turnout in Pine County was slightly down from the last major primary in 2014. In the 2014 primary, Pine County had a showing of approximately 3,990 voters as compared to an approximate 3,750 voters in this August’s primary according to the...

 

Windemere proposes moving township elections from March to November

At the August 9 Windemere Township Board of Supervisors meeting, the board passed a resolution to move the township elections from March to November. This would go into effect for the 2020 town election if residents vote to authorize the designation...

 
 By Judy Walker    Opinion    August 30, 2018

Reflections from a Master Gardener

Last month, the Carlton County Master Gardeners met at the home of local master gardener Doug McLellan. Before offering us a beautiful spread of homegrown refreshments, Doug led the group on a tour...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    August 30, 2018

Dogs and longevity

I once had a Norwegian Elkhound named Jethro. I aptly named him Jethro Bodine after a character on “The Beverly Hillbillies.” Jethro could never make up his mind if he was going to be a brain...

 

As easy and difficult as pie

Over the past few weeks, I’ve seen a lot of tips for young women to stay safe outside. Anything from “Don’t wear your hair in a ponytail, because it’s easier for an attacker to grab it,” to...

 

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