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Double-dose drive-in shots draw crowd

After making Time magazine last year with one of the first drive-thru vaccination clinics in the country, Carlton County did it again this week. This time, residents could get a twofer, two shots in... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    October 15, 2021 

Esko parents express worry, anger over issues

Some parents in the Esko school district are not happy with what they perceive as the “woke” culture at Esko High School, according to Kara Kangas, a parent in the district. Kangas expressed...

 By Jana Peterson    News    October 15, 2021 

Legislators make tour stop in Cloquet

DFL legislators tour the fire district’s Station 1 last week. Segregated by party, state legislators have been cruising around the state on a tour of entities with projects vying to be included in...

 By Jana Peterson    News    October 15, 2021 

Cloquet school enrollment still down from pre-pandemic levels

Although the Cloquet Area Alternative Education Program is full, other schools in the Cloquet district are seeing a decline when compared to pre-pandemic numbers, superintendent Michael Cary told board members Monday. Pre-Covid, Cary said, resident...

 By Jana Peterson    People    October 15, 2021 

Board game parlays Halloween

Darrell Davey is not afraid to reveal his inner nerd in conversation about games or all things ghoulish. And when something manages to combine the two - like his own All Hallows' Eve game - the... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    October 15, 2021 

Updated: Victims, alleged shooter identified in Brookston area deaths

A man suspected of killing two other men shot and killed himself early Saturday morning after a short pursuit by law enforcement in St. Louis County west of Cloquet. According to a press release from the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office, the man --... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    October 8, 2021

Last Kiwanis club is kaput in Cloquet

The Cloquet Area Golden K Kiwanis club is no longer. Its members met for the last time as a club on the last Tuesday in September. The Golden K group was Cloquet's final Kiwanis chapter to disband,... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    October 8, 2021

Local developer dies in on-site accident

A Carlton man died from injuries sustained in a construction accident in Lindstrom, Minnesota last week. Developer Dave Chmielewski, 48, was standing near an excavation trench at an apartment... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    October 8, 2021

Police department continues to ramp up force

Since taking over as interim, and then appointed, police chief two years ago, Cloquet police chief Derek Randall has been slowly building the police department back up to full strength, after a flood...


Hospital beds in short supply locally too

The availability of hospital beds is also an issue locally, particularly for transfers to larger hospitals, said Community Memorial Hospital CEO Rick Breuer. “It’s hard to find open beds in Duluth for anything,” he said. Beds at CMH have been... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    October 1, 2021

New generation takes over at B&B

Three years ago, a stranger from New Jersey wanted to buy B&B Market, but Kim Lind turned him down. "Whatever I wanted he would have paid, but I couldn't do it," she said. "Because I still have to... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    October 1, 2021

Board nixes snowmobile trail permission

Esko school board members rescinded their approval of a snowmobile trail route that would have crossed school property during their regular meeting Monday. The decision came because the route had changed and wasn’t what the board originally...


Chamber gets its gala on

The Cloquet Area Chamber of Commerce held its 68th Annual Meeting and Banquet Tuesday night, an event delayed more than once by the pandemic. But it looked like they got a full house for the evening...

 By Jana Peterson    News    October 1, 2021

Carlton, Cloquet tuition talks continue

Board members from Carlton and Cloquet School districts met for the first time Monday to continue discussions about a possible tuition agreement between the two schools. A tuition agreement would...


West End springs to life

Hundreds of people made their way to Cloquet’s most historic business district Saturday to walk the streets and shop, eat, dance and commune with old and new friends and acquaintances. Part art... Full story


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


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


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...


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, all...


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 celebra...


Trial delayed in rape, kidnapping case

The trial for a Scanlon man accused of criminal sexual conduct “with heinous elements” and a kidnapping was canceled for this week and reset for January. Dennis Michael St. John Jr., 54, was arrested in July 2020, after being accused of holding a...


Districts find way on Covid-19 response

The furor over masks continued at the Cloquet school board meeting this week, with five of seven audience members addressing the board about the district's universal mask mandate for all grade... Full story


Neglected West End getting some love

It's not unusual to see visitors to Cloquet snapping photos of the world's only working Frank Lloyd Wright-designed gas station and its cantilevered roof at the corner of Minnesota Highway 33 and... Full story


Tribal farm grows souls as well

Things are growing at Fond du Lac's farm Gitigaaning, or place of the gardens, and it's not just vegetables. Health. Knowledge. Buildings. Resources. Confidence. Food security. Friendships....


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