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 By Leola Rodd    Happenings    July 22, 2022

Carlton Happenings

With the annual Carlton Daze celebration just around the corner, I am dedicating this column to all the ways we celebrate our city. Over the years, how many unique community celebrations has Carlton h...

 
 By Leola Rodd    Happenings    July 8, 2022

Carlton Happenings

Although the July Fourth celebrations have passed, many of us put out the American flag every day, weather permitting. The earliest version of the flag flew in 1776, but it wasn’t until 1777 that...

 
 By Leola Rodd    Happenings    May 13, 2022

Carlton Happenings

Spring has finally arrived. The sun has been shining, the temperature has been decent and I have finally been able to get my Christmas yard decorations put away. The plants in my flower beds are...

 

Carlton Happenings

As we all know, March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day. It is the Irish celebration of the day St. Patrick is said to have cast out the snakes from Ireland. But there is also another celebration the day...

 

Carlton News

Do you enjoy watching hockey games with players of all ages? Your chance to see beginning hockey players show off their skills starts at 9 a.m. Feb. 19. It’s the Carlton Mini Mite Jamboree at the...

 

Carlton news

The Carlton Community Toy Drive is happening again this year. We will be working with the Carlton VFW Auxiliary and the focus will be to help veterans and their families that are in need. In addition... Full story

 

Carlton News

The fall colors are painting our community with beautiful gold, red, orange and yellow leaves. The changes make us feel excited about getting outside to get that last-minute yardwork completed or to j... Full story

 
 By Leola Rodd    News    July 2, 2021

Carlton News

Happy Independence Day. I hope folks will celebrate safely with family and friends now that most of the pandemic restrictions have been lifted. About three weeks ago, I had the opportunity to have a...

 
 By Leola Rodd    Happenings    May 21, 2021

Carlton Happenings

The Green House will soon be placing the beautiful hanging plants to brighten the main street of Carlton. I have mine ready to go, and with a little help they will be planted soon. I want to wish a...

 

Carlton happenings

As I write my article, the weather has taken a turn for dark clouds, overcast and rain (again). We are all waiting for the sun to shine and dry out our yards so the raking can begin. On Monday, May 10...

 

Carlton Happenings

At last, the cold has relaxed its grip and we are able to get outside. We can look forward to the first day of spring on March 20, and even further to the first day of summer on June 20. Don’t... Full story

 

Carlton happenings

The holiday season is fast approaching, but look for changes this year because of the pandemic. For more than 50 years, the Carlton VFW Post 2962 and Auxiliary have been collecting donations to...

 

Carlton happenings

Happy Halloween to everyone. The Carlton Chamber members and area businesses will be coming together to put on the outdoor “Downtown Carlton Trick or Treat” event 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. Busin...

 

Carlton happenings

As we all know, school has started, but it wasn’t like the first day of school that I remember. As a child, I looked forward to wearing the new outfit and shoes that I got to start the school year....

 
 By Leola Rodd    Happenings    July 24, 2020

Carlton happenings

There’s lots going on around Carlton this weekend. At the Carlton VFW Friday: Bingo 4-8 p.m., music by Stranded 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday: Car show 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., bingo 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., horses...

 
 By Leola Rodd    Happenings    July 3, 2020

Carlton events

Happy Fourth of July to everyone. For me as a kid growing up in Cloquet, the Fourth of July was the highlight of the summer. People came from miles around for the big parade, the carnival rides at...

 
 By Leola Rodd    News    May 22, 2020

Carlton news

Although the weather has been rather chilly, the end of May will be here soon with the hope of warm weather and a time to plant our flowers and vegetable gardens. It is also a time to honor the...

 
 By Leola Rodd    News    May 8, 2020

Carlton news

Happy Mother’s Day. During this time of social distancing, let us take time to honor moms and to show our appreciation for their continued love and support on Sunday. The first Mother’s Day in...

 
 By Leola Rodd    People    April 3, 2020

Carlton news

I hope everyone is staying safe in their homes. Like me, you are probably doing those projects that have been put off for weeks or even months. As my friend tells me, I am good at procrastination. As...

 
 By Leola Rodd    Happenings    March 6, 2020

Carlton News

Think Spring! The weather has given us hope that spring may be closer than we think. The days are getting longer, the sun is shining and people are greeting each other with a smile. (I am trying to... Full story

 
 By Leola Rodd    News    February 7, 2020

Carlton news

Winter blues got you down? Take a little break and come to the Carlton Winterfest celebration Saturday, Feb. 8. Most of the activities will be held at the Four Seasons Sports Complex and Event Center...

 
 By Leola Rodd    News    January 17, 2020

Carlton news

I hope everyone is beginning the new year with family and friends, and a positive look to the future. Is cabin fever setting in? Well, the city of Carlton has the answer with its Winterfest...

 
 By Leola Rodd    News    December 13, 2019

Carlton news

The Carlton Holiday Market was wonderful. My sister, Sherry Erickson, and I took our event passports to at least six businesses in Carlton to shop and get stamped for the drawing at the tree lighting...

 
 By Leola Rodd    News    December 6, 2019

Carlton news

The Christmas season is upon us, and I finally finished putting up my Christmas lights. Then the storm came with a vengeance and covered some of the reindeer and trees. I will do my best to clear...

 

Carlton news

Now that Halloween has come and gone, we can look forward to the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. There are some among us who groan and “bah humbug” about the holidays, but there are others, l... Full story

 

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