Articles from the September 16, 2022 edition
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Lost in rural Carlton: Corn maze signals fall
Surrounded by 8 lush acres of corn at the Ru-Ridge Corn Maze in rural Carlton, Angela Line noted there were 21 leaves on a mature corn stalk. "We know when the end of summer is coming," Line said....
'Fatigue' not in Wrenshall vocabulary
The Wrenshall school board’s stamina for conflict proved unyielding Monday, when its regular monthly meeting devolved into bickering and generated new insights into ongoing turmoil. Board member Nicole Krisak revealed that board members looked...
District, paraprofessionals headed to mediation
Finding a balance between funding streams and paying school district staff adequate wages in a time of inflationary pressures is challenging, Cloquet superintendent Michael Cary told school board members Monday. The Cloquet public school district...
Cloquet alum pens puppy stories to make those tough talks easier
When it comes to children, it can often be difficult to explain life's complicated issues or work through complex feelings. Cloquet class of 1982 alumnus Colleen Gilchrist Collins recognized... Full story
Get help blasting buckthorn, other invasive plants
Buckthorn, knotweed (a.k.a. bamboo), or wild parsnip got you down? The Carlton Soil and Water Conservation District is here to help. The recently formed Carlton County Cooperative Weed Management... Full story
County spends to evaluate justice program
The Carlton County Board of Commissioners approved $20,000 for an evaluation of the Restorative Justice program, currently used as a tool for some offenders under the jurisdiction of the local District Court system. This is one of several steps the...
Thomson Township: Needed sewer rate increases explained
Thomson Township officials hosted a sewer rates presentation Thursday, Sept. 8, to allow the township engineer Joe Jurewicz to explain why he is recommending an increase in rates for upcoming years. When Jurewicz and the Thomson Township board of sup...
Esko teachers, students embrace return to 'normal'
At their first meeting of the new school year, the Esko school board heard good news from district administrators. Principals Greg Hexum and Brian Harker told the board Monday, Sept. 12 that there is excitement in the building like never before. With...
Northern Minnesota researchers close in on sulfate pollution solution
Outside the wastewater treatment plant in the Iron Range town of Aurora, a small trailer could hold clues to solving a big environmental problem facing northern Minnesota — how to protect wild rice from sulfate, a pollutant released by iron ore... Website
Guest view: Congress shows negotiation can work
There are two especially striking aspects to the "Inflation Reduction Act," the sprawling climate-change/tax-reform/health-care legislation that just passed Congress and was signed into law by...
On the Mark: Artists, photographers share urban views
Travel near and far in the Pine Knot Gallery’s “urban landscapes” exhibit, opening Friday. Our fall exhibit includes unique urban perspectives from a number of area artists, including Rhonda... Full story