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Sometimes you have to disconnect from the rest of the world in order to reconnect with yourself. After an overly long winter filled with frozen pipes, car problems, heating issues, well issues, upper respiratory infections, vet visits, doctor visits and outrageous heating bills, my husband and I need desperately to distance ourselves from all the things that had been plaguing us since the first of the year. Up until then, we were almost afraid to leave the house, for fear something else would go wrong in this extreme weather.
There’s nothing more humbling than a hospital gown. Not only is it sadly lacking in style points (as well as adequate snaps to protect your you-know-what), but there’s always the little matter of whether to fasten it in the front or the back … In my earlier visits to the doctor’s office, I never seemed to remember to ask which it was supposed to be, depending, I suppose, on what they were about to do.
It was like a scene straight out of “The Shining.” Remember that old psychological thriller out of the ’80s, set in an isolated, snowbound hotel, where Jack Nicholson goes mad and stalks his wife with a hatchet while his psychic son moans “Redrum” (murder spelled backward) over and over again? Well, that might be a bit of an exaggeration, but that’s sort of how it felt after a couple of days of being snowbound at home. “Snow events,” as the meteorologists call them, are kind of exciting at the beginning of the season.
Tristan Leroy Trice, 28, of Maple Grove, Minn., was released from custody after appearing in Carlton County Court on Wednesday, despite the fact he is facing numerous felony counts related to a drug arrest earlier this summer. Trice and co-defendant Robert Donelle Williams, 34, are both charged with one count of felony first-degree controlled substance crime, three counts of fifth-degree controlled substance crime and two counts relating to possession of a firearm by a felon.
In the early days of Cloquet, the wood products mill in the east end of Cloquet was variously known as "the match mill" or "the toothpick factory," and it appears that the local plant is on track to return to its roots. Rick Pomroy, plant manager for Jarden Home Brands' Cloquet mill, confirmed this week that a portion of the company's toothpick manufacturing business has returned to the local plant after being outsourced to China since 2006. Company spokespeople would not confirm how long it has been since the toothpick manufacturing returned to Cloquet, or whether the enhanced operation wil
Jamin Leuzzo, a corrections canine officer with the Moose Lake-Willow River prisons, and his partner, Chachi, were part of a team from the Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) to take first place at the 2011 U.S. Police Canine Association National Police Dog Trials in Detroit Lakes Sept. 18-23. "The DOC team did an incredible job," said K-9 Officer Rick Jennings. "Taking this first place goes a long way toward showing our dogs are totally under control.
The man who drowned while swimming Monday afternoon in an off-limits section of the St. Louis River has been identified. The Carlton County Sheriff's department said Samuel James Sanchez Eno, age 24, of Duluth, was found dead in the river a little more than three hours after last being seen by his swimming companion. Police and rescue teams were called to the seen just before 5 p.m. His body was recovered about 8:15 p.m. in 8 to 10 feet of water, according to Carlton County Sheriff Kelly Lake.
A man who reportedly was swimming Monday afternoon in an off-limits section of the St. Louis River was found dead in the river later in the evening. The 24-year-old man was swimming in the river near Jay Cooke State Park when he was swept away, according to his companion, who called 911 about 4:50 p.m. She told dispatchers she thought the man was drowning. The man's body was recovered about 8:15 p.m. in 8-10 feet of water, according to Carlton County Sheriff Kelly Lake.
Moose Lake knows it. Carlton knows it. The Fond du Lac Reservation knows it. Many local senior living facilities know it. Even First Lady Michelle Obama knows it. All have initiated community gardening projects. Community gardening can no doubt trace its roots back as far as the "victory gardens" of World War II as a means of coping with a flagging economy. Back in the days of victory gardens, citizens were encouraged to grow gardens on their land to help reduce the pressure on the public food supply brought on by the war effort.