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Globetrotter finds herself down under

Kirsti Hakala Assendelft has moved quite a bit since graduating from Cloquet High School in 2005. She was born in Anchorage, Alaska, and now finds herself putting down roots in Australia. Cloquet has... Full story

 By Madison Hunter    News    August 27, 2021

Attorney: Drop teen's murder charge

The attorney for a Cloquet man who fatally shot his friend will ask the court to dismiss a third-degree murder charge. William Gatton, defense attorney for 18-year-old Joseph James Fohrenkam, said he plans to file a motion to dismiss the charge...


Carlton County fair kicks off today

After being canceled last year due to Covid-19, the Carlton County fair is back, running Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 19-22. There are many different activities and sights for locals to enjoy,... Full story


New director, new paint at the fair

Carlton County fair manager Lindsey Larson is excited to bring back the fair after it was canceled due to the pandemic last year. They are taking some pandemic precautions, she said, including more...


Why internships are important

Internships have become increasingly important and sought after in the last decade or so. At universities, most majors require them to graduate. They offer hands-on experience in their field of... Full story

 By Madison Hunter    News    July 23, 2021

'Mission' promotes bike trail use

This year is the inaugural year for the Munger Mission. The Munger Mission was started by Jolene Steffens, owner of Carlton Bike Rental & Repair. The idea behind the mission is to spur people to get...


All things agate days

ROCK ON Moose Lake was rockin' last weekend for the annual Agate Days festival. Even without the signature "stampede" on Elm Avenue, crowds turned out for Art in the Park, which featured all kinds of... Full story

 By Madison Hunter    People    July 2, 2021

Scout edges to Eagle rank after playground project

A soon-to-be senior at Cloquet High School, Connor Hecht knows a lot more about the inner workings of a playground than your average 17-year-old. Hecht is a Life Scout working to advance to Eagle...

 By Madison Hunter    News    June 25, 2021

So berry close

With the heat wave in late May and early June, berry picking season is arriving early in Carlton County. Strawberry farmer Steve Schulstrom held out a perfect, bright red strawberry Monday morning,... Full story

 By Madison Hunter    News    June 25, 2021

Thrift store serves area on many levels

There's a new thrift store in town, but there's a lot more going on than resale at this store. Located at 901 Cloquet Ave., Northern Lights Community Action provides secondhand clothes, furniture,...

 By Madison Hunter    News    June 18, 2021

Local river rafting business ups ante with ropes course

There aren't too many requirements for the new high ropes course that opened Saturday in Scanlon: you simply have to be 8 years old or older, at least 35 pounds and not over 275 pounds. No experience...


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