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Community honors and remembers on Memorial Day
Members of the Cloquet Combined Honor Guard made their longest and final Memorial Day stop - their 10th in three hours - at Veterans Park Monday. It was a celebration of Memorial Day in its purest...
Cloquet seniors pass the four-year test, graduate
Cloquet High School principal Steve Battaglia made a pretty big announcement at Friday's commencement: for the first time in at least recent memory, every senior was graduating. "We have zero seniors... Full story
Financing in place for Cloquet athletic complex redo
As contractors began the work of disassembling parts of the Cloquet High School track and football field this week, Cloquet school board members approved the sale of $2.7 million in bonds Monday to...
MSOP attacker pleads guilty
A former inmate of the Minnesota Sex Offender Program facility in Moose Lake pleaded guilty Monday to attempted second-degree murder. Just over three weeks after viciously attacking a security counselor at the facility, Nicolas Ladell Aron-Jones,...
Man pleads guilty to disseminating child porn
A Cloquet man pleaded guilty to four felony counts of disseminating pornographic work of a minor under the age of 14 on Wednesday in Sixth District Carlton County Court. James Thomas Tuttle, 31, agreed to the plea deal in exchange for a sentence of...
City of Cloquet: Free pickup of brush begins after Memorial Day
As residents continue to clean up trees damaged by heavy winter snow, Cloquet city councilors voted Tuesday to help its citizens dispose of that debris. Starting May 30, local contractor 3D...
Investigators examine Bergquist Imports fire scene
The Cloquet Area Fire District brought its ladder truck to the Bergquist Imports complex again Monday, but there was no fire. This time investigators were taking aerial photos of the roof of the...
Cloquet man accused of criminal sexual conduct
A Cloquet man was charged last week with seven counts of criminal sexual conduct for allegedly assaulting a juvenile. Bradley Loren Owens, 40, was charged and appeared for a remote hearing in Sixth District Carlton County Court on May 11. He faces...
Sjodin family support stays strong
An estimated 1,500 people showed up for the Sjodin family Saturday, packing the Four Seasons Sports Complex and Event Center in Carlton to demonstrate their support for 18-year-old Janae Sjodin,... Full story
Celebrating expansion at airport
When Bill Stone started Venture North Aviation at the Cloquet Airport in 2009, it was just Stone and one airplane in a one-room office at the airport. As of last week, Stone announced Venture North...
School staff to get free sports pass
Staff at the Cloquet schools won’t have to pay to attend ballgames and other athletic events next year, a move district officials hope will make it easier for teachers and staff who carry a district photo ID to attend and show support. Cloquet...
Spring powwow returns to Cloquet schools
The Cloquet Middle School gymnasium was transformed into a powwow grounds Saturday for the seventh annual Ziigwan (Spring) Powwow. "It's a way we can honor our students, our program and our school,"... Full story
Things are growing at The Green House
Tired of waiting for summer blooms? Step into The Green House in Carlton, and prepare for a visual feast that starts with the 5,000 hanging plants and spreads out in waist-high rows in nearly every... Full story
City of Cloquet: Spring cleaning for the great outdoors
The snow may have finally melted, exposing the effects of December’s devastating storms. The heavy snow left some young trees bowing like monks while older trees fell or dropped limbs that were... Full story
Fast-paced comedy opens this weekend at Cloquet High School
The Cloquet High School spring play, "Noises Off" is a play within a play, a comedy that gives the audience an inside look at a dysfunctional cast during three different performances, a final dress... Full story
Daring snow racers tackle national event
Cloquet High School senior Hannah Sandman was still a youngster when she spotted kids doing tricks at the terrain park at Spirit Mountain. Still relatively new to snowboarding, she instantly wanted... Full story
Community mourns death of guardsman, celebrates legacy
'God always takes the good ones first' Hundreds of people packed the National Guard Armory in Cloquet Tuesday morning to pay their respects to a Cloquet dad, husband, father and coach who died... Full story
U.S. Sen. Smith comes to Cloquet
Unique unit highlighted at hospital U.S. Senator Tina Smith visited Community Memorial Hospital earlier this month and delivered a baby. Neither the mother nor the baby were real - both are part of...
Wild weather, wilder water
Carlton County's emergency management director isn't yet willing to concede the county dodged a bullet with the spring flooding this year. He's worried about what Mother Nature could bring next. "I'm... Full story
Scramble on to find funding for new justice center
Carlton County voters likely remember passing a local-option sales tax last November to pay for construction of a new jail and courts facility in Carlton. The half-cent addition onto the sales tax was... Full story
Storm sewer plan needs public input
City engineers wanted to talk about flooding Tuesday, but not the kind of flooding that's been plaguing northern Minnesota since the snow started melting last week. "This isn't related to the river... Full story
Fire district to close Scanlon station
The fire station in Scanlon will be eliminated as part of a new long-term plan for the Cloquet Area Fire District. Fire District chief Jesse Buhs is aiming for a financially leaner fire district in...
Nonprofit dental clinic expands
There were a lot of smiling people at the dentist in Carlton last week, as the Lake Superior Community Health Center (LSCHC) celebrated the completion of its dental practice expansion, along with a...
Easter on ice delights
With the possible exception of 22-month-old Callahan Broneak, the Broneak and Kalash cousins were thrilled with their celebrity ice skate Saturday in Cloquet. "They were excited when we told them they... Full story
Little damage after house fire in Cloquet
Firefighters responded to a home on one of Cloquet's shortest streets after a resident smelled smoke around 9 p.m. Saturday, April 8. The response was quick and damage was minimal, thanks to the early...