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 By Jana Peterson    News    January 22, 2021 

Barnum coach faces sex crime charges

The Barnum girls basketball coach was arrested Tuesday, Jan. 19, for allegedly sexually assaulting one of his players. Andrew John Palmer, 33, of Moose Lake was charged with three counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct in Carlton County... Full story

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    January 22, 2021 

There's a space crunch at the fire hall

The motto of the Cloquet Area Fire District when it concerns the state legislature could be phrased this way: "If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try, try, try again." For at least the fifth tim... Full story

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    January 22, 2021 

Cloquet man faces sex crime charges

A Cloquet man was charged with first- and second-degree criminal sexual conduct stemming from an arrest warrant issued in November, after a young woman reported he allegedly assaulted her last spring, when both he and the victim were living with her...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    January 22, 2021 

Police seize 2.2 pounds of cocaine

With assistance from several law enforcement agencies, Cloquet police department detectives seized 2.2 pounds of cocaine with a street value of nearly $30,000 last week. Misty Anne Baum, 40, of Duluth, was charged with first degree possession of...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    January 22, 2021 

Elementary students are first back in Esko

Esko elementary students returned to school in-person on Tuesday and it was fabulous, Esko superintendent Aaron Fischer told Esko School Board members during their meeting Tuesday. “Quite honestly, I walked around and I couldn’t believe all the...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    January 22, 2021 

Smoke shop hit hard after sale to minor

What seemed like a routine retail tobacco license suspension turned into lengthy discussion during Tuesday's Cloquet City Council meeting, but the end result was the same. Lakeshore Tobacco Vapor was...

 

'Uncommon' moose roams area

It appears there's a male moose loose in the city of Cloquet, or rather the woods surrounding it. Earlier this month, a handful of residents spotted the large antlered animal not far from Armory Road... Full story

 
 By Jana Peterson    Sports    January 22, 2021 

Wrestlers rebuild in age of Covid

In a sport that requires true grit, the Lumberjacks wrestling team faces two additional challenges this year: numbers and Covid-19. They lost five seniors to graduation last year, and another four... Full story

 
 By Jana Peterson    Sports    January 22, 2021 

Fast gliding so far for Nordic ski team

Despite less than ideal snow conditions, the Lumberjacks Nordic ski teams are off to a fast start in this year's ski season. Still ranked in third place by skinnyski.com, the boys team won both of the... Full story

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    January 15, 2021

Schools chart return course to classrooms

Expect to see children in a school near you very soon. School districts across Carlton County will have students back to in-person or hybrid learning as soon as next week, thanks to a change in state... Full story

 

Restaurants, bars hit reset ... again

Loyalty means a lot in the hospitality industry, especially during a pandemic. So does the ability to adapt. At area restaurants that has meant surviving without indoor dining for months at a time,... Full story

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    January 15, 2021

Esko Scouts take a stand on crosswalks

Three Esko Girl Scouts are hoping to make the world a safer place for pedestrians, starting in their own backyard. Annika Halvorson, Claire Fontaine and Carli Bloom, along with Troop 4079 leaders...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    January 15, 2021

Shooting suspect and mother charged

The mother and son who fled following the shooting death of Joseph James Peterson on Dec. 28 were apprehended last week. Alleged shooter Joseph James Fohrenkam, 18, and his mother, Little Fawn Fohrenkam, both made their initial appearances in St....

 

Your guide to area eateries and bars

The coronavirus pandemic continues its assault on our bodies and the economy. On the bright side economically, restaurants and bars reopened Monday, Jan. 11, at 50 percent capacity with a mandatory... Full story

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    January 8, 2021

A stroke of light after a dark year

What a way to start to a new year. Lacey Mandoli and Zackary Morrison welcomed baby Kinzley Susan-Lynn Morrison into the world at 11:58 a.m. Friday, Jan. 1, making Kinzley the first baby born in 2021...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    January 8, 2021

Vaccine drive-thru hums along

A drive-thru vaccine clinic organized by Carlton County last Tuesday is getting national attention for creating a vehicle - pun intended - for getting Covid-19 vaccines into arms quickly while still... Full story

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    January 8, 2021

Teen shooting suspect, mother arrested

Law enforcement officials named the victim of last week's shooting - Joseph James Peterson, age 16 - last week after charges of second-degree manslaughter were filed against Joseph James Fohrenkam,...

 

Jurek, marked by war, had a lifetime of service

Cloquet resident Anthony "Tony" Jurek, 88, died Dec. 31, 70 years and one month after he was captured during the Korean War. The Army veteran and Kettle River native spent nearly three years as a... Full story

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    January 8, 2021

Diversity marks new city council

Cloquet's newest city councilor, Elizabeth "Lyz" Jaakola, was sworn in Tuesday in a most unusual format, with city administrator Tim Peterson asking councilors and anyone watching the virtual meeting...

 

Winter white delight

While there is a little rime ice versus hoar frost debate going on about the county's white winter coat last week, everyone could agree on one thing: it was spectacular. Cloquet photographer Amy...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    January 1, 2021

Shooting leaves teen dead

A 16-year-old boy was shot and killed outside a home on the Fond du Lac Reservation early Monday morning and an arrest warrant was signed Tuesday for another teenager, 18-year-old Joseph James Fohrenkam, who is wanted by police. According to a press...

 

Photos: 'California screaming'

Six degrees and sunny made for perfect sledding weather Monday morning, as Jill Brenner and her sister, Mary Jo Durkin, and their sons, Owen Brenner and Joseph Durkin, hit the hills at Pinehurst...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    January 1, 2021

Sappi builds on 'people, planet and prosperity'

Locally, nationally and internationally, Sappi has been working hard at sustainability practices and people are taking notice. In February, Sappi North America received the SEAL Business Sustainabilit... Full story

 

Covid case numbers fall; experts wary of a holiday season bump

Carlton County Covid-19 numbers declined for a fifth week, with an increase of 65 cases between last Tuesday and this Tuesday, and three new deaths from Covid from Dec. 22-29. That's down from a... Full story

 

Holiday dinners - to go

Raffy Johnson holds up four fingers for the number of meals the next car is picking up, but he could have been indicating the 425 free Christmas meals served via curbside pickup and delivery to...

 

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