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 By Jana Peterson    News    July 23, 2021 

Summer of drought continues

This summer’s drought is painted in the yellow of parched grass and fields, and the cracked brown and grey mud of a riverbed far more exposed than usual. The St. Louis River is still running, but...

 By Jana Peterson    Happenings    July 23, 2021 

Carlton is ready for Daze

Once again, Carlton will pause traffic through the heart of the city and take the weekend to celebrate small-town togetherness in many different ways. The car show 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and the... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    July 23, 2021 

Wright/Cromwell news

The 56th Wrong Days is now on record as being one of the best ever. The Friday night steak fry, pie social, O-G-N-I-B, Minnesota Sings and fireworks were very successful, along with all the...

 By Jana Peterson    People    July 23, 2021 

Meet the science stars making a mark

With Cloquet's high school science fair participation decimated by Covid and distance learning over the past year-and-a-half, the handful of older students who stuck with it are seeing dramatic... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    Happenings    July 23, 2021 

A flourish of art in the West End

Artist Phyllis Ducey got her wish: to see people "sprawled out," doing their thing, during West End Art Day Saturday. Ducey wrote the grant for the West End Flourish event, and organized a day that... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    July 16, 2021

Woman dies after June apartment fire

A woman who was severely injured in a fire at Cloquet’s Larson Commons apartments last month has died. Nancy Carlson, 70, was a tenant at the senior high-rise on Cloquet Avenue; the fire started in her apartment the morning of June 13. The Cloquet... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    July 16, 2021

Standoff ends with suspect shooting self

Police are still investigating an armed standoff Saturday that ended with the suspect shooting himself and dying at the scene. According to a press release from the Cloquet Police Department, officers from Cloquet, Fond du Lac, Carlton County and...

 By Jana Peterson    News    July 16, 2021

Pay for substitute teachers will rise to $150 a day

In the wake of the pandemic when substitute teachers were in short supply, Cloquet School Board members approved raising the daily pay for substitute teachers to $150 a day during Monday’s meeting,...

 By Jana Peterson    People    July 16, 2021

After 40 years, he's back to jam

It's been a minute, but Jay Shogren will be playing in Cloquet again this Saturday, more than 40 years after his last performance here. "I'm pretty sure the last time I played was at the Golden Gate... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    People    July 9, 2021

Gordy, Cloquet's Hi-Hat founder, dies at 93

A Northland legend has died. Gordy Lundquist, who founded Gordy's Hi-Hat restaurant with his wife, Marilyn, passed away Tuesday at the age of 93. He was home with Marilyn by his side. The two of them... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    July 9, 2021

Cloquet's talented finance director will retire

It’s official. Nancy Klassen, longtime finance director for the city of Cloquet, is retiring. And she will be missed by city administrators. “I already tried to tell her no. That didn’t work,” city administrator Tim Peterson joked with counci...

 By Jana Peterson    News    July 9, 2021

Law enforcement students graduate despite obstacles

Despite Covid-19, despite protests that called for defunding the police, last week Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College graduated every single student who enrolled in the law enforcement training...

 By Jana Peterson    News    July 9, 2021

State budget bill a boon for Carlton County

Although it squeaked through at the very last minute, Carlton County had a lot to celebrate in the final budget bill passed by state legislators and the governor last week. The agreement (see Page 1)...

 By Jana Peterson    News    July 2, 2021

Residents flower in program

In the waning shadow of the pandemic, something special is happening at Evergreen Senior Living in Cloquet: residents of the two memory care wings are "waking up." No one died from Covid-19 at... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    COVID-19    July 2, 2021

Pandemic ebbs, but it's still part of life

As the largest community gathering in at least 18 months approaches - the July Fourth holiday - public health nurse Jenny Barta pointed out the pandemic isn't over. "Just because the mask mandate is... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    Sports    July 2, 2021

Polar League All Stars: Softball

The Polar League All Star softball players faced off in Esko June 21. Team Dark Blue and Team Light Blue played to a 4-4 tie. Players named to the teams included Eliza DeCaigny, Elizabeth Hey and... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    Sports    July 2, 2021

Polar League All Stars: Baseball

The Polar League All Star baseball players faced off in Esko June 21. Team Weber took down Team Wallin 9-2. Players named to the teams included Noah Furcht, Tyler Koskela and Cale Haugen of Esko;... Full story


Native plant sale is a win-win-win

Every summer, Molly Henrick and her kids collect monarch eggs near their rural Blackhoof home and take care of them until they grow into butterflies. Henrick figures they release about 500...

 By Jana Peterson    News    June 18, 2021

City will study franchise fees to fund roads

Cloquet city councilors gave the go-ahead to city staff Tuesday to look into charging franchise fees to utility companies as a way to raise money to pay for street and infrastructure improvements. Cit...


A Senior Day

On Tuesday, Cloquet set aside time to celebrate its senior citizens with free treats and prizes, music, food, shopping, shared knowledge and a glorious day at the park. Nearly 40 different vendors... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    June 18, 2021

Budget approved despite mysteries

Esko school board members approved a budget Monday for the next school year that superintendent Aaron Fischer referred to as somewhat “mythical.” That’s because the budget was created without...


Officials celebrate start of waterline

After two decades of effort, Twin Lakes Township will get its waterline, with clean healthy water and plenty of it. Local officials, waterline constructors and political dignitaries gathered June 10...

 By Jana Peterson    News    June 18, 2021

Salvage yard fire draws a crowd

Firefighters responded to a call from Mark's Salvage and Recycling at 8089 Highway 2 in Saginaw Tuesday afternoon, after it was reported the business was on fire. Signs on the property indicate the bu...

 By Jana Peterson    News    June 18, 2021

Apartment fire injures one; safety issues arise

A fire Sunday morning at Larson Commons senior apartments in Cloquet left one woman with severe injuries and her apartment damaged. It also raised questions about what would happen in case of a...

 By Jana Peterson    Sports    June 18, 2021

Genereau stands alone for boys

Cloquet Nathan "Paddy" Genereau has a very particular pre-race ritual. He pounds his chest: three times on the left, two on the right, two on the left, two on the right. Then he jumps up and down... Full story


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