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Covid numbers still rising

The latest data for Carlton County show the number of Covid cases is still going up, but at a lower rate, according to the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cases in Carlton County increased by 84 from Sept. 15 to 22, but the CDC... Full story

Student leaders ask about Covid

Youth from across the state joined a virtual town hall with medical professionals to engage with peers about Covid-19 Monday afternoon. The town hall was led by student leaders to give students an opportunity to discuss how the pandemic has... Full story

West End Flourish September Celebration - Saturday, September 25 - Noon to 6 PM in Cloquet's Historic West End

Tradition holds at Cloquet's shoe store

History repeated itself this week at Burger Shoes in Cloquet. After closing on the sale of the longtime local shoe store Tuesday evening, Carmen LaPlant celebrated her first day as the new owner on... Full story

Fight allegedly led to death, charges

A Cloquet man faces manslaughter charges following a fight in his apartment. Joel Jay Ammesmaki, 58, was charged with first-degree manslaughter Thursday in Sixth District Carlton County Court for...

Carlton residents push for K-12 school

Students and community members turned out for Monday’s Carlton School Board meeting, and most of them had the future of the high school on their mind. Out of nearly 20 people there, seven spoke,...

Enbridge to pay big fine for water mishap

Minnesota regulators have ordered Enbridge to pay up to $3.32 million for allegedly violating state environmental law by piercing a groundwater aquifer during construction of the Line 3 oil pipeline. Last Thursday, the Minnesota Department of...

Pedestrian hit, badly injured

A man was in grave condition after being hit by a vehicle while crossing Doddridge Avenue near Eighth Street in Cloquet on Thursday, Sept. 16. Cloquet Police responded to the accident just after 8 p.m. Thursday along with staff from the Cloquet...

Cloquet's homecoming court

There has been plenty of activity at Cloquet High School this week with homecoming events. Today, the homecoming court took part in fun and games as part of a pep fest before the football game. A... Full story

Thompson denied change of venue; charges upheld

A district judge on Monday denied a change of venue and dismissal of counts against a Cloquet man accused in the murder of a pregnant woman and her child. Sheldon James Thompson, who is accused of killing Jackie Defoe, her unborn child and her...

Snowmobile trail access process is clarified

Following the approval of a revised snowmobile trail through the township at its last meeting - and subsequent complaints - the Thomson Township board invited people to discuss the action at the regular board meeting Sept. 16. Although the board...

Stage show takes on relationship follies

Get ready to laugh at the County Seat Theater Company's fall season opener, the comedy "Beer for Breakfast," which begins its run at the Encore Performing Arts Center starting tonight, Friday, Sept.... Full story

Details of interstate project coming

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is hosting a virtual public meeting at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 28 to discuss work along northbound Interstate 35 at Barnum in 2022. The project may include a detour due to closure of the northbound exit ramp into... Full story

It's a party at the library

Cloquet Public Library staff literally kicked off Saturday's community celebration by demonstrating how they have survived construction, Covid and Covid, Part 2: by dancing in their chairs to "Can't...

Council adopts preliminary levy

​​At a short regular meeting Monday, the Cloquet city council officially adopted a 2022 budget and a proposed levy increase of $109,400, or 3.49 percent. The levy can’t go up from that percentage when the levy is set in December. A public...

Obituaries: Kenneth E. "Kenny" Beck

Kenneth E. "Kenny" Beck, 78, of Carlton passed away peacefully Sept. 15, 2021, at Solvay House in Duluth after a 2½ year battle with pancreatic cancer. Kenny was born Oct. 17, 1942, in Two... Full story

Obituaries: Donald A. Anderson

Donald A. Anderson, 91, of Cloquet passed away from a stroke on Sept. 16, 2021, at St. Luke's Hospice. He was born to Alver and Lillian (Erickson) Anderson on June 2, 1930, in Cloquet. Don was a... Full story

Obituaries: Joel T. Trevis

Joel T. Trevis, 71, of Crosslake, passed away peacefully at his home on Sept. 13, 2021. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brenny Family Funeral Chapel and there will be a small private service for... Full story

Obituaries: John "Danny" Van McFatridge

John "Danny" Van McFatridge, 83, of Cloquet, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth. He was born on Dec. 31, 1937, to Van Thomas McFatridge and Annabelle Dare.... Full story

Francy That: Farm stories show the value of local agriculture

For the past several months, I have had the privilege of interviewing and writing about a few of the farmers in Carlton County. Summer is an extremely busy time for them, but they graciously sat...

Our View: Join the Flourish fun in West End

Driving around town, you’ll find remnants of long-forgotten commercial activity in many neighborhoods, such as corner groceries and other stores that have evolved into residential space, as most commercial activity moved downtown or to the...

Harry's Gang: It's a puzzle why we don't have an animal shelter

When a new lawyer gets into town, they’re often inundated with requests from local organizations, asking us to get involved and volunteer with their group. It’s a great way to quickly become a...

Rodd's Ramblings: Former Lumberjack is looking west for a chance

Former Cloquet-Esko-Carlton hockey player Westin Michaud is hoping a move west will give him a chance to realize his dream of playing in the NHL. After playing professionally for the Manitoba Moose... Full story

Golf season winds down

With the turning of the leaves and calendar to September, many golf aficionados start planning where to store their clubs for the winter season. But a group of seniors maximize the remaining daylight... Full story

Rain clips 'Jacks surge against East

In a stormy bout between the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton and Duluth East boys soccer teams last Thursday, the Lumberjacks were left with a 1-0 loss and an early exit as the weather prevented a full second... Full story

Cloquet aims to stay on top in section

After two section titles in a row, the Cloquet girls soccer team remains a favorite for a three-peat in Section 7. Last week the Lumberjacks split a pair of games, beating Hibbing 8-0 Tuesday, then... Full story

Pack mentality runs Lumberjacks

The word "improvement" is the word of the day for Cloquet cross country coach Chandra Allen. "The boys team has been improving each week. They have been working on closing the gap between the top... Full story

The Ticker

Friday, Sept. 17 Football Grand Rapids-20 Cloquet-13 Barnum-24 Braham-0 Esko-54 Proctor-0 South Ridge-38 Cook County-0 Hill City/Northland-32 Cromwell-Wright/ Floodwood-7 ML/WR-36 Greenway/Nashwauk- Keewatin-0 Saturday, Sept. 18 Volleyball... Full story


Friday, Sept. 24 Football All games at 7 p.m. unless noted Carlton/Wrenshall vs Kelliher/Northome Cloquet vs Duluth East Cromwell-Wright/Floodwood at South Ridge Esko at Pine City Moose Lake/Willow... Full story

Big doings in the West End Saturday

They're closing down the streets in Cloquet's West End business district Saturday, and everyone is invited for a trip into an idealistic version of the future. It will be a place where children play,... Full story

an a-maze-ing view

A.J. Miller from Drone Grown Photography went out to the RuRidge Corn Maze last week. The maze, in its fifth year off Carlton County Road 1 between Carlton and Wrenshall, opened Sept. 10 and features...

Celebrating Gordy: 'He had a really good heart'

Instead of a funeral, hundreds of coworkers and friends gathered with the family of Gordy Lundquist Sunday to remember the man they adored at the place that has become a Cloquet icon. It was a...

Wright/Cromwell news

School is now underway and most of our kids and grandkids are back in the classroom. Let’s hope all goes well this year and they stay safe and well. Yoga has resumed on Mondays, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., at...

Reader contributions: fall color

Reader Dana Malkovich has sent us another gorgeous fall color shot from Jay Cooke State Park. He took it on Tuesday, which held some significance for him aside from the harvest moon. "Today is the... Full story

B&B Market, Catering & Quality Meats, On top of Big Lake Hill in Cloquet

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