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Board moving with and prepping for Covid case rate

Esko school district officials are living the adage that “change is the only constant in life” as they have consistently been adapting protocols this year to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Their newest plan revision, decided on at Monday... Full story

 

Esko fans have screen option

High school sports may not look exactly like normal this year, but at least athletes are back on the fields and courts. With family members and friends allowed a limited number of tickets to attend events, where does this leave loyal fans? The Esko...

 

Music will play along with extra fall sports in Esko

The Esko school board continued its focus on addressing issues created by the coronavirus at its meeting Thursday, Sept. 24. The recent decision by the Minnesota State High School League to bring...

 

Thomson board considers Covid money for internet

Finding ways to create better internet connectivity was front and center during the Thomson Township Board of Supervisors meeting last week, along with determining how to spend the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act money...

 

Esko rolls with pandemic wave

First there was one. Now there are seven cases of Covid-19 at the Esko schools, and nearly three dozen students were quarantined as of last week. The Esko school board held a special online meeting...

 

Cloquet artist nabs fifth DNR stamp

Artist Stuart Nelson of Cloquet has received another honor from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. His work will be featured on the 2021 walleye stamp issued by the DNR after it was...

 

Thomson plans to revamp internet connections

Following months of spotty internet connectivity during board meetings during the Covid-19 pandemic, Thomson Township is investing in better broadband. Since the state initially shut down community...

 

Esko faces nickname scrutiny

A petition duel continued this week on the website Change.org considering the use of the nickname "Eskomos" for the Esko school district. Both begun by students at Esko High School, one petition says... Full story

 
 By Shannon Genereau    News    July 31, 2020

New business striving to fill thrift store gap

A new store is doing its best to fill the gap left by the departure of the popular Goodwill and Salvation Army thrift stores in Cloquet. The Highway 45 Thrift Store opened in June. The for-profit stor...

 

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