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 By Jana Peterson    COVID-19    April 9, 2021 

Shots trend high in county

Carlton County seniors are winning the war on Covid, one shot at a time. As of Tuesday, 94 percent of Carlton County residents 65 and older have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine,... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    People    April 9, 2021 

Spring Flip

Cloquet eighth-grader Alex Johnson rolls up a ramp at the Cloquet skatepark Tuesday, attempting an ollie jump. The skate park was bustling with teens Tuesday, skating or just hanging out at the...

 By Jana Peterson    News    April 9, 2021 

Plans set to reopen City Hall in May

Cloquet City Hall and the Cloquet Police Department will reopen to the public on May 1, after limited access because of the pandemic since mid-November. City administrator Tim Peterson told council...

 By Jana Peterson    News    April 2, 2021

Supreme Court rejects appeal in murder case

The Minnesota Supreme Court denied an appeal for a Bayfield County man who was convicted last year of murdering his uncle in Carlton County. James Francis Montano was arrested in April 2018 for shooting his uncle, 56-year-old Andrew James Gokee, and...


Tribe finds Covid successes

Fond du Lac medical director Dr. Charity Reynolds had trained for public health emergencies as an undergraduate, during medical school and in her residency. "We trained for public health disasters... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    People    March 26, 2021

Special deliveries

Dawn French helped in an effort by St. Croix Hospice, Midwest Geriatrics, the United Way of Carlton County and B&B Market to fill enough reusable shopping bags for all 80-plus residents. The idea was...

 By Jana Peterson    News    March 26, 2021

Early budget forecast is comparatively rosy

In contrast to last fall’s “doom and gloom” budget forecast, Cloquet superintendent Michael Cary was almost optimistic about the revised budget numbers during Monday’s Cloquet school board...


Decline continues in county Covid-19 case rates

Rates of Covid-19 in Carlton County continue their steady decline, with six cities around the county showing a zero increase in cases from March 11-18, including Carlton, Cromwell, Esko, Holyoke, Kettle River and Sawyer. Cloquet saw an increase of... Full story


Cloquet beats Hermantown, loses to Hibbing

In an odd twist of fate, the Cloquet boys basketball team played Hermantown in their final regular season game on Wednesday and then had to turn around and face the Hawks again on Saturday in the... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    Sports    March 26, 2021

Killing time at the arena

Michael Olson, 10, (right) bounces a ball on his hockey stick while his Superior Blue teammates also burn off some energy between games during this weekend's squirt hockey playoffs at the Pine Valley... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    People    March 26, 2021

Aurora aura turns into art

To get photos of the northern lights, photographer Carla Goldschmidt first had to become a hunter. Not in the traditional sense, rather hunting with her camera and her wits for the elusive and...


Irish Flair

Judy Stolquist and Larry Johnson celebrate their second and third place awards for showing their St. Patrick's Day spirit at the senior dance at the Cloquet VFW Wednesday. First place went to Esko's...

 By Jana Peterson    News    March 19, 2021

There's gradual movement in Thompson murder case

A Cloquet man accused of murdering his pregnant girlfriend and her young son was in court virtually March 4, as his new attorney and prosecutors met to decide on dates for an important contested omnibus hearing delayed by grand jury proceedings last... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    March 19, 2021

Man charged with fleeing police, DWI

A Cromwell man is facing multiple charges after fleeing police in the early hours of Saturday morning in a high-speed chase. David John Aho, 20, is charged with felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    March 19, 2021

Lawsuit targets city labor agreements

The Cloquet City Council closed its meeting Tuesday to discuss legal strategies for pending litigation, shortly after amending the city’s project labor agreement, which is targeted by the civil...


Covid relief brings millions to area

The $1.9 trillion stimulus package passed last week by Congress and President Biden isn’t only sending $1,400 checks to many middle- to lower-income Americans, it also includes $360 billion for state and local governments that have had to cut... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    Sports    March 19, 2021

State Nordic Skiing: 'It's been quite a ride'

After three decades of coaching Nordic skiing in northern Minnesota, it's not surprising that individual state ski meets kind of blur together for Cloquet-Esko-Carlton coach Ben Croft. But not in 2021... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    March 12, 2021

Former Cloquet police chief promoted in Duluth

Former Cloquet police chief Steve Stracek will be the new deputy chief of the Duluth Police Department effective May 22. Stracek left Duluth to lead the Cloquet department in August 2014. He retired...

 By Jana Peterson    News    March 12, 2021

Third-degree murder charge added in shooting case

Prosecutors added a charge in the case of a Cloquet man accused of fatally shooting his friend late last year. In addition to the second-degree manslaughter charges filed against Joseph James Fohrenkam, 18, for the Dec. 28 shooting, Duluth... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    March 12, 2021

Cloquet will bring high school back full-time

Cloquet High School students will return to full in-person learning effective Tuesday, March 16. That is happening despite the objections of the teachers union, which requested the district delay the return until April 6, the start of the fourth...

 By Jana Peterson    Sports    March 12, 2021

Lumberjacks ski their way to state meet

In a two-part Section 7 Nordic ski race with a team trip to state on the line, the entire boys varsity team helped get the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys team its second consecutive trip to state, even... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    March 5, 2021

K-9 death reverberates beyond Duluth

Police officers and mourners made a sad trip to Scanlon Saturday to say farewell to Duluth K-9 Luna, who was killed in a standoff Thursday. People lined the route from a pet hospital in West Duluth... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    People    March 5, 2021

TikTok post on cold snap heats up

Move over Jessica Lange, Jamie Langenbrunner and Sappi fine paper - Cloquet has a new export. Her name is Emerson Rock and she's a TikTok star. A recent post by Rock about "what negative 25 degrees... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    March 5, 2021

Tobacco store plans move to Ave. C building

The former Avenue C restaurant space in West End Cloquet could soon be home to a tobacco and vape store, albeit not a new business. Rather, Lakeshore Tobacco Vapor owner Aysar Sadi said he needs to...

 By Jana Peterson    News    March 5, 2021

Unconscious assault trial is reset

The trial of a man accused of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman who was a guest at his home has been tentatively rescheduled for May, after being delayed because of courtroom shutdowns due to Covid-19 concerns. Jamin Paul Beardley, 45, of...


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