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Carlton County, Minnesota

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Source: Duluth News-Tribune (MN) Sunday, January 16, 1910; transcribed by Mary Kay KrogmanRev. Father Giraux Will First Superintend Division of Catholic Church.

(News Tribune Special.)
CLOQUET, Minn., Jan. 15.-Rev. Father Giraux has made the statement that with the coming summer he will retire from active church work. It is his intention, however previous to retiring to superintend the division of the Catholic church in Cloquet. The church at present is composed of all nationalities of Catholics except Polish, who have services of their own; but the division will make two churches, one French, the other English. Father Giraux first came to Cloquet 21 years ago, remaining two years, when he left the city. Returning 12 years ago he has been a zealous worker for the church in Cloquet since that time. He has, during his pastorate, built the church in Cloquet, which was burned in 1908, and also built three mission churches in rural communities. Plans for a beautiful new church have been in contemplation for some time, but since the division has been decided upon, it is not yet decided whether they will be used for either of the proposed churches, or two entirely new sets of plans drawn.

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