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7/27/15: School Board Reinstates Floodwood Forum as Official Newspaper after their Lawyer informs them of their error in selection (article coming...)
7/8/15: School Board Dumps the Floodwood Forum as Official Newspaper on Technicality
7/8/15: Nobel Prize-Winning Scientists Says Obama is "Dead Wrong" on Global Warming
Stories coming to the Floodwood Forum very soon:
Scenic Rivers mulls move from Main Street to location within school...will the space that is available finally be put to good use, supporting the school financially and offering valuable services. For 10 years this has been tossed around as the school enrollment has fallen. The association is good for both, so what's the hang up?
May 15, 2015 Floodwood Forum: County Commissioner admits to using township equipment for his own use and claims he had their permission
Are you being deceived on the effects of tariffs?
Carlton County Stonewalls Data Requests Again...
What happened to those using Carlton County tools and equipment for their own use?
Are implied consent laws being extended too far?
The Minnesota Democratic Agenda Lacks Logic & Facts
4/21/15: -- 21-Year-Old Brookston Woman Pleads Guilty to Murder
Boundary Waters Drug Task Force (BWDTF) Announces Nine Drug-Related Busts (4/21/15)
The Boundary Waters Drug Task Force (BWDTF) has made nine drug-related arrests, many involving methamphetamine, over the past several months.
The investigations and arrests resulted in felony and misdemeanor charges being filed in the St. Louis County district courts on April 21, 2015.
The nine persons charged included Travis N. Pemble, 34, of Floodwood. He was formally charged with one felony count of second degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and one gross misdemeanor count of third degree driving under the influence on April 16 in St. Louis County District Court in Hibbing. The CPD assisted in the investigation. His next scheduled court appearance will be April 23 in Hibbing.
Among those charged were Amber L. Smith, 20, Jason A. Sanborn, 44, and Jeremy J. Rosnau, 33, all of Hibbing. The remaining charged were Danny L. Lenore, 33, of Chisholm, Kenneth A. Pogorelc, 30, of Chisholm, Amanda J. Viney, 27, of Virginia, Bryan J. Hodapp, 28, of Eveleth, and Claire C. Lashmett, 23, of Embarrass.
FLOODWOOD’S BERNSDORF COMMITS TO ST. SCHOLASTICA
Floodwood senior infielder Riley Bernsdorf has committed to join older brother Trevor on the St. Scholastica baseball team. Bernsdorf, a five-time All-Polar League pick, hit .625 and slugged .720 a year ago when he turned in his second consecutive strikeout-free season en route to being named a Coaches Association Class A All-State selection.
Two Brookston men charged for allegedly conspiring to manufacture and distribute synthetic drugs
School board member censured
Local non-profits take on methadone transportation revealed
Criminal charges of the alleged Sale of Marijuana in the Fifth degree have been filed against a 28 year old Floodwood man, Daniel Richard Kemp, and criminal charges alleging conspiracy to possess a schedule I,II,III or IV controlled substance in the Fifth degree have been filed against a 27 year old Floodwood woman, Karla Jean Shaw. The charges are a result of an investigation conducted by the Floodwood Police along with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Boundary Waters Drug Task Force. The investigation revealed large amounts of marijuana were being purchased in Eveleth, delivered to Floodwood and resold to people in the Floodwood area. Two Eveleth men were also charged with conspiracy to possess a schedule I,II,III or IV controlled substance in the Fifth degree as a result of the investigation.
Carlton County Commissioners - Dropping the Ball on Animal Rescue
Oh no, is Marv a Republican?
Highway heart attack victim saved by passersby in northern Minnesota- Three drivers stopped to help: Off-duty Floodwood, Minn. firefighter Robert Zobel, retired Fredenburg, Minn. firefighter Mark Toms and citizen Lacey Silgjord
What would we do with Global Cooling?
Man-made Global Warming - If you believe in it, do you support the way it is being handled?
The Broken Uncaring Health System - My Horrific Year of Health
Carlton County FY 2012 Financial Audit Results: How well are Taxpayer Funds Safeguarded?
Think-N-Play Learning Center in Esko, owned by Saginaw Woman, Fined $6,200, Racks up 122 Citations, 66 Repeat Violations
Floodwood Services & Training Fined by DHS
Carlton County Stonewalls Data Requests
Let's Make a Deal on Drugs by Angie Simonson
The Green Energy Hypocrisy
Editorial: Can a Federal Employee write Opinion Pieces? Worse yet, can it be Partisan?
Whistleblower Fired by VSCCI - Retaliation for Speaking on Behalf of Public Interest
Local Non-Profit Cashing in on Methadone Crisis
Jane's Story of Methadone Addiction - and relapse...
Freedom to Trespass - The debacle of "Carlton County Attorney Thom Pertler" - now that he's up for re-election and opposed by Dennis Genereau Jr., it's time to dump him
Cromwell Harvest Festival (September 4-6)
Likelihood of Mining in Tamarack
Floodwood Police Department - Mandated or Optional?
The Controversy over Bar Accountability in Cromwell
Wright Farmers Cooperative - Proposed 1st draft of coop bylaws to replace outdated 31 year old bylaws
Wrong Days of Wright
Catfish Days in Full Swing - Schedule Here...
City Land Purchase of Four Rivers Foundation Inc. under Scrutiny
Got an idea, but no money to try it -- Try Quirky.com
Pre-Fishing for Success by Doug Pirila Jr
The Four Blood Moons are Signs of Change
The Freshwater Solution
SAX-ZIM BOG - Birders flock to Meadowlands
Top employers in Duluth/Superior added to employment page. Find their employment links here...
Look in the Mirror Senator Franken - you don't share Minnesota Values
The Economic Solution Lies in Limiting Government Overreach
Soudan Mine - Perhaps the Greatest Untapped Energy of All Mines?
Propane Rationing: Propane isn't short in supply, but short in sufficient transportation means
Dump Property Tax in Favor of a Flat State Income Tax
Are Peat Briquettes Viable Products for Local Peat Companies?
Incubators make more sense than Tax Free Zones
Burning Firewood for Maximum Efficiency --- Find the most efficient wood stove or multi-fuel furnace at Yukon-Eagle in Palisade MN. Visit their website at www.yukon-eagle.com to learn more.
Meadowlands: The Undiscovered Country
July 12-14: Floodwood Catfish Days
Tips to catching Catfish
Parcel Tax Information Lookup (St. Louis County)
A shameful past: Indian insane asylum [Tom Floodwood]
The Floodwood City Hall now has a drop box where residents can safely and anonymously dispose of any form of medication, both prescription and over-the-counter. The City Hall is located at 111 8th Avenue W and is open 8 a.m. to 4:30, M-F.
What makes Floodwood Unique?
The number one reason Floodwood is a great place to live is the sense of community. No matter how long you've been away, you can visit your hometown and find old friends. Individuals who grew up in a large or mid-sized city will never have this...nor understand the feeling it gives you. In a small town you have a name, a history, and a legacy.
Floodwood offers a lot more in a small town than almost any other. With a population of about 550, Floodwood has two financial institutions, the Floodwood Credit Union and Northview Bank. It has three gas stations, Larry's Bait & Service, Little Store, and SuperAmerica. Floodwood has a grocery stop, The Grocery Store, as well as a Hardware Store. Two newspapers operate from Floodwood, the long-term home established Floodwood Forum and the newer Portage News. To top it off, it has a larger modern school with some of the best teacher to student ratios anywhere. Your security is established by a local police department and volunteer fire department.
Mat Inc., the local peat plant in Floodwood, is among its largest employers, and the brainchild of the late and great Joe Karpik. Joe took what used to be the old Ford plant that closed down, and converted it into an enterprise that is now a strong cornerstone of the community.
Floodwood, unlike most small communities, has a medical clinic (Scenic Rivers Health Clinic) and dentistry (Scenic Rivers Dental).
The arts thrive in the Floodwood region, as evidenced by Grandma's Treasure Chest and the Hingeley Quilt Shop. There are numerous artists and writers in the area.
If you need a place to eat, you've got many choices: Subway, Burger House, Bridgeman's, Main Line Station, and Savanna Portage.
Floodwood started as a logging and farming community, but has evolved into a larger service sector. Roughly 38% of those employed work out of town in the areas of Hibbing, Grand Rapids, Cloquet, and Duluth. Several contractors reside in Floodwood and ready to serve its local citizens. Lindquist Lumber is the local lumberyard meeting the communities building supplies needs.
The city of Floodwood is simply unmatched in terms of size for its services, school, and sense of community.