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 By Jana Peterson    News    June 21, 2019 

Cloquet council censures its own member

The Cloquet city council voted 5-0 Tuesday to censure Ward 5 City councilor Steve Langley, after independent investigator Michelle Soldo found that Langley had sent an unwanted text message to former... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    June 21, 2019 

History hits the market

One of Cloquet’s most historic homes is for sale, for a cool $625,000. The house at 1 Park Place was built in 1919, after the previous home was destroyed in the 1918 Fires. A nearly exact replica wa... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    People    June 21, 2019 

Landon's final bow

A crowd of several hundred people — many of them teenagers and young adults — gathered in the Cloquet High School auditorium Friday afternoon to pay tribute to Landon Hall, a 23-year-old CHS... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    June 21, 2019 

Council to name interim

After voting to hold a special election to fill Ward 3 councilor Dakota Koski’s seat at the June 4 council meeting, city officials learned that they have to follow a state calendar for the...

 By Jana Peterson    News    June 21, 2019 

Vaping forums are next week

If you missed the last educational forum on e-cigarettes and vaping, don’t worry. The Minnesota Department of Health is hosting two free Tobacco 21 Education Forums Tuesday, June 25. The first forum is 12-1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Cloquet High... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    Happenings    June 21, 2019 

Enjoy coffee and a chat with mayor

Join Cloquet mayor Roger Maki for coffee and conversation at the Cloquet Public Library at 1 p.m. Friday, July 12. The meetings with city elected officials are scheduled for once a month, and started with Ward 2 councilor Sheila Lamb on June 14....

 By Jana Peterson    News    June 21, 2019 

County files opioid lawsuit

The Carlton County attorney’s office filed a lawsuit in federal district court Friday, June 14, against six of the nation’s largest opioid manufacturers — including Purdue Pharma, Cephalon, and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, and the three largest...

 By Jana Peterson    Happenings    June 21, 2019 

Go out for a farm breakfast

The Carlton County Dairy Association is holding its third annual Breakfast on the Farm 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 29 at the Leveau Grandview Dairy Farm on 508 Cemetery Road, Wrenshall. There will be numerous activities for families, including...

 By Jana Peterson    Happenings    June 21, 2019 

Bus tours show 1918 fire area

The Moose Lake Area Historical Society is sponsoring 1918 Fire Site narrated bus tours on July 6, 2019. The morning tour will feature interesting fire sites around Moose Lake and the surrounding area west of town, including Dead Man’s Corner....

 By Jana Peterson    News    June 21, 2019 

DNR, MPCA balk on Line 3

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources are committed to a fair, efficient, and thorough review of Enbridge’s Line 3 Replacement Project applications. After reviewing the Minnesota Court of...

 By Jana Peterson    News    June 21, 2019 

Wrenshall, Carlton school boards to meet

The off-again, on-again consolidation discussions between the Wrenshall and Carlton school districts may be on again. Wrenshall superintendent Kim Belcastro told board members at the Monday school board meeting that she and chair Matt Leveau would...

 By Jana Peterson    Sports    June 21, 2019 

Hockey's Isobel cup comes home to Cloquet

Getting to play on the Minnesota Whitecaps team was a dream come true for 2009 Cloquet High School grad Sadie Lundquist, but winning the championship — and the Isobel Cup that comes with it — was...

 By Jana Peterson    News    June 14, 2019

Caution: Public building boom approaching

With the Great Recession firmly in the rearview mirror, local governmental bodies are eyeing and undertaking building projects that many say are long overdue. In most cases, they're correct. Still,...

 By Jana Peterson    News    June 14, 2019

Sudden death of play director reels Cloquet theater community

A young man with an outsized personality and impact on the Cloquet theater world died Saturday, while gardening at his home in Cloquet. Landon Hall, 23, a 2014 Cloquet High School graduate and the... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    June 14, 2019

Firefighter accused of assault resigns

Following the airing of a Fox 21 news story about a backlog of rape kit investigations in Duluth and the success of related prosecutions, an unnamed Cloquet Area Fire District firefighter is no longer on the job. The firefighter, age 29, was not...

 By Jana Peterson    News    June 14, 2019

Woman charged after meth found

An Aitkin woman was arrested June 3 after a police officer found methamphetamine in the car she was sitting in. Teresa Anne Wells, 36, was charged with felony first-degree drug possession in Carlton...

 By Jana Peterson    Sports    June 14, 2019

Carlton County kids hold their own at State track meets

Carlton County was well-represented at last week’s Minnesota State High School League Track & Field State Meet. As the largest school in the county, Cloquet was the only school to send athletes to...

 By Jana Peterson    News    June 14, 2019

Parking lot wins, neighborhood loses

After sending rezoning and comprehensive plan change requests back to the Planning Commission and getting the same recommendation back — to deny the requests — the Cloquet City council voted 5-1...


Barnum celebrates Spring Fever Days

The 37th annual Barnum Spring Fever Days was “a total hit,” according to Wayne Suronen, president of the Barnum Community Club. “The Miss Barnum pageant was beautiful and well-attended,” he...

 By Jana Peterson    News    June 7, 2019

Brookston deals with hard blows

These are hard times for the Brookston area. A young man who grew up there, age 16, was shot and killed in Duluth earlier this month. A young mother of five was found dead after going missing last week, and a 15-year-old boy died of unknown causes...

 By Jana Peterson    News    June 7, 2019

Seven years in prison for man who assaulted baby

A Cloquet man was sentenced to 86 months in prison Friday, after pleading guilty to shaking, squeezing and dropping his infant daughter, then 12 weeks old, when he “snapped” in a moment of mental weakness. The sentence equates to seven years and...

 By Jana Peterson    News    June 7, 2019

Police investigate shooting incident

The Cloquet Police Department is still seeking information regarding alleged shots fired from one vehicle at another last Thursday night. According to a press release, around 9:30 p.m. Thursday, May 30, officers responded to the Fond du Lac Gas &...

 By Jana Peterson    Sports    June 7, 2019

Eight Lumberjacks headed to state

They train all spring, running inside when the snow prevents outdoor activities, racing at home and schools across the region, hoping they will be injury free and ready when the section meet rolls...

 By Jana Peterson    News    May 31, 2019

Cloquet council member leaving ward

The good news? Ward 3 Cloquet city councilor Dakota Koski just bought his first home. The bad news? It's not in Ward 3. That means Koski will have to step down from his council seat as soon as he...

 By Jana Peterson    News    May 31, 2019

Washington Avenue work will last into fall

Contractors broke ground last week on the biggest road project in Cloquet this summer, the complete reconstruction of Washington Avenue. The $3.074 million project includes all of the busy roadway,...


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