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 By Jana Peterson    News    September 20, 2019 

Chief shuffle continues at police station

In another administrative shift at the Cloquet police department, Commander Derek Randall is now acting chief - effective Monday, Sept. 16. Randall replaces Commander Carey Ferrell at the helm, as... Full story


Helping hands: Area churches come together to get the work done

A group of volunteers worked together Sunday for close to three hours to get an elderly woman's various garden plots weeded, especially the one in the backyard that she enjoys seeing out the back...

 By Jana Peterson    News    September 20, 2019 

Wendy's will become Burger King

Cloquet Wendy’s store sold, Burger King coming The Wendy’s in Cloquet is closed for good, and will be replaced by Burger King. “Thanks for a great 15 years,” says a sign on the window of the local fast food restaurant, which is located in a... Full story


Q-and-A with new Carlton County judge Rebekka Stumme

It's just another day in a Carlton County courtroom, and Sixth District Carlton County Judge Rebekka Stumme is working her way through the final half dozen cases on that morning's docket. One of the... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    September 20, 2019 

Courts take action on runaway teen and her daughter

After a teenage girl disappeared from the Carlton County Youth Shelter last week with her baby and the teen’s 3-year-old sister, police issued a missing children alert — and removed the alert...


Council OKs library plan

Read this: the Cloquet Public Library expansion is a go. Thanks to a rebidding process that cut out certain parts of the renovation project to lower costs, Cloquet City Council members voted Tuesday...


Labor Day car show winners

About 75 cars registered for the annual Cloquet Labor Day Car Show at the NorthEastern Saloon and Hotel on Sept. 2, and there were approximately 100 classic cars to view. NorthEastern owner Bert... Full story


It's complicated: Five finish Lost Forester race in time

Cloquet's own wacky race, the Lost Forester Adventure Run, had a record 23 racers this year and 22 finishers (because one had to leave to get to a soccer game). Only five racers, however, officially... Full story


Washington named 'School of Excellence'

The secret is out: Washington Elementary School is a Minnesota School of Excellence. Of course, the students and staff already knew Washington is an excellent school ... but now that inside knowledge...


Coates RV store leaves area

After being acquired by national retailer Camping World in March, it seemed to be business as usual at the Coates RV showroom in Scanlon. Not anymore. Although it is still filled with all kinds of...


Principals shuffle at area schools

Carlton County schools has lost at least one principal to Duluth this fall, and moved one in from neighboring Pine County. In Carlton, the school board held a special meeting Friday, Sept. 6 to...


Lumberjacks soccer: Cloquet girls find winning ways with a balanced attack

With a 6-1 record, the Lumberjacks girls soccer team is off to an impressive start. Coach Dustin Randall said this year's team is balanced across the field. "In years past we've had one area that was... Full story


Lumberjacks soccer: CEC boys hang tough

The Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys soccer team may have a 3-3 record right now, but head coach Dave Bergan says the record doesn't show how well they are playing soccer. "We are competing with every team... Full story


Crossing into the school year

The first day of school brought an extra adventure for Cloquet Middle School students who walked to and from school Wednesday after Washington Avenue got a complete redo this summer. Stop signs were...


Fond du Lac flag now flies at Cloquet City Hall

The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa flag now flies in the Cloquet city council chambers, a reminder to those who do business there that the borders of the Fond du Lac Reservation and...


Cloquet mill manager promoted at Sappi

Longtime Cloquet Sappi mill manager Mike Schultz is leaving town after being promoted to vice president of manufacturing for Sappi North America. The promotion means Schultz will relocate to Boston,...


Cloquet's free closet idea takes off

There's a new, highly exclusive clothes store in town, but it caters only to Cloquet teenagers. Oh, and did we mention that the clothes are all free? The new CHS Community Closet was born out of a...

 By Jana Peterson    News    August 30, 2019

Enbridge and Fond du Lac Line 4 pipeline approved

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission approved the Enbridge Energy Line 4 project on Aug. 22, a move the pipeline company applauded as its Line 3 pipeline continues to move at a snail’s pace thr...

 By Jana Peterson    News    August 30, 2019

Carlton digging deeper into school options

Carlton school board members took another step toward consolidating with Wrenshall last week by forming a committee to work on a two-site solution, but the district is also working to come up with...

 By Jana Peterson    News    August 23, 2019

Doggone culvert

It seemed like a fairly simple call. A dog in a plastic culvert, could the Esko Fire Department help the owner get it out? But this was no ordinary culvert, running from one side of the road to...

 By Jana Peterson    News    August 23, 2019

Council reverses Enbridge decision

In front of a standing-room-only crowd Tuesday, Cloquet City Council members first "reconsidered" a vote to deny a $1000 donation from Enbridge Energy, then reversed their vote from two weeks ago in... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    August 23, 2019

Three running for Ward 3

Three people filed to fill the Ward 3 Cloquet City Council seat vacated by Dakota Koski, including Uriah Wilkinson, Ray Schow and Chris Swanson. With three people filing, that means there will be a...


Down at the fair

Another Carlton County Fair has come and gone, and with it all the 4-H kids and their farm animals, carnival rides and games, tractors, race cars, horses, music, fair food and, of course, all the...


Cloquet senior sings her way to all-state

Kirsten Papas was in vocal heaven earlier this month, surrounded by more than 100 "musical nerds" at all-state choir. Her words. "You find out everyone is as much a nerd as you are," Papas said....

 By Jana Peterson    News    August 16, 2019

Police department carries on without chief

Cloquet police chief Jeff Palmer resigned last week, something which will change operations at the police department very little, as he had already been on “voluntary paid leave” since April 16. P...


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