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Gramma Polo’s is ‘movin’ on up’

February 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

The quiet little village of Scanlon is about to see a major reshuffling of businesses.

Gramma Polo’s Bottle Shoppe, Inc. and Kwik Trip Inc. of LaCrosse, Wis., will both construct new facilities beginning this April. According to Tom Romundstad, …continue reading on pinejournal.com

Changes are afoot in Scanlon

September 20, 2013 in Pine Journal

Two-term mayor and longtime Carlton County resident Jim Putnam is stepping down and moving to Florida. Putnam and his wife, Kathi, were set to close on the sale of their Scanlon home Sept. 20 and Putnam said his final council meeting as mayor will be Sept. 24.
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Scanlon fire destroys garage, damages home

March 8, 2013 in Pine Journal

Three people escaped from a garage fire that extended into a home in Scanlon early Thursday, but the home and garage are likely a total loss, Cloquet Area Fire District Chief Kevin Schroeder said. He estimated damages at between $225,000 and $250,000.
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Gramma Polo retires … at age 90! (unedited version)

June 2, 2012 in Pine Journal

At the age of 90, Charlotte Polo was still working three 14-hour days a week at the family liquor store in Scanlon, staying up until midnight, and munching on chocolates whenever she felt like it. Continue Reading

Olson settles in Scanlon after Fire of 1918

October 4, 2010 in Pine Journal

Helen Mattson and Ole Olson were married Jan. 26, 1929, at the start of the Great Depression. The happy couple moved to Scanlon where Olson’s family had settled after the 1918 Fire and built a house. Continue Reading

Duluth zoo, Douglas County roads flooded

August 18, 2010 in Duluth News Tribune

Heavy rains that fell for much of the day over the Twin Ports on top of already saturated ground have filled streams and caused local flooding in several areas. Continue Reading