Articles from the November 10, 2023 edition

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 By Ted Lammi    People    November 10, 2023

Cloquet grads make waves in gaming world

Stormhaven Studios, maker of the "Embers Adrift" online video game, is operated by three members of the Cloquet High School Class of 2005: John Gust, Seth Anderson and Wade Larson. "North of the... Full story

 

Poirier, Leonzal win school board elections

Although Election Day saw many highly competitive and issues-based elections around the country, along with a change of mayor in Duluth, Carlton County had just two school board races on the ballot. Both races — one in Carlton, one in Barnum — wer... Full story

 

Francy That: 'Worthless' land provides wide range of benefits

When I was young, we called them swamps, those low areas on the farms where grass for pasture or hay crops failed to grow. They were often wet and farmers said the soil was “sour” and the land wor...

 

It's a 'Horror' of a show at CHS

Get ready for a horrifying, hilarious and toe-tapping treat, theatergoers, "Little Shop of Horrors" will be presented by Cloquet High School students next week. The horror comedy rock musical tells... Full story

 

Holy smoke, there's a BBQ restaurant in Cloquet's West End

Walk into the new Holy Smokes Coffeehouse and BBQ at 103 Ave. C in Cloquet, and one is immediately struck by the savory smell of smoked meat and a sense of time gone by. A 100-year-old leather-cushion... Full story

 

Santa is coming to Cloquet

The countdown to Santa’s Home for the Holidays has started, with the annual celebration set for the first weekend in December. Events actually kick off the evening of Nov. 30, with Storytime with S... Full story

 

Man convicted of murdering girlfriend and child seeks new trial

Jana Peterson [email protected] A Cloquet man convicted of murdering his pregnant girlfriend and her toddler is appealing that conviction to the Minnesota Supreme Court, on the grounds of prosecut...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 10, 2023

Esko gets section title three-peat

In a rematch of last season's Section 7AAA title game, Esko downed Pequot Lakes 34-14 Thursday, Nov. 2, to gain the state tournament for the third season in a row at the University of Minnesota... Full story

 

Rebels bypass Bombers, head to state

All season long, the Moose Lake/Willow River defense has played like a unit possessed by protecting the endzone. The Rebels entered the playoffs allowing an average of a little over 8 points per game... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 10, 2023

Thunderhawks stymie 'Jacks again in 7AAA final

The dream season for the Cloquet volleyball team came to an end Thursday night in Hermantown when the Lumberjacks fell 3-0 to Grand Rapids in the Section 7AAA title game for the third season in a row.... Full story

 

Esko can't get by star-laden Rush City

For the third consecutive season, Rush City ended the Esko girls volleyball season in the 7AA playoffs. Last year, a late comeback by Esko in the section final forced a deciding fifth set for the Tige... Full story

 

State runners give it their all

Thousands of cross country fans descended upon University of Minnesota Les Bolstad Golf Course on Saturday, Nov. 4 for the annual Minnesota State High School League's boys and girls cross country... Full story

 
 By Mike Creger    News    November 10, 2023

Veterans Day: War, astronauts and big blasts ... Navy vet saw a lot during his service

It may seem odd for a Vietnam War era military veteran to refer to his experiences as "fun," but that's how Jerry Tschida chooses to remember his time in the U.S. Navy from 1966 to 1969. It was... Full story

 

Obituary: Joan Urbanski

Joan M. Urbanski, 92, of Cloquet passed away Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023, in Community Memorial Hospital. Joan was born on Sept. 1, 1931, in Arlington, Minnesota, where she grew up before her family moved... Full story

 

Obituary: Carolyn Faye Matten

Carolyn Faye Matten, 86, of Cloquet passed away Friday, Oct. 27, 2023 at Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton. She was born Feb. 27, 1937, in Cloquet, the daughter of John and Dolores (Joseph) Garsow.... Full story

 

Obituary: Roy Lewis Jerde

Roy Lewis Jerde passed away at home on Oct. 30, 2023, at the age of 83. Roy was born on Sept. 23, 1940, in Madison, Minnesota, to Herbert and Eleanor Jerde. Roy moved to Cloquet in 1955 and graduated... Full story

 

Obituary: Duane Rae Mead

Duane Rae Mead, 87, of Wrenshall passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023, with his family by his side. Duane was born to Fern and Adeline Mead on March 21, 1936, in Tamarack. He atte... Full story

 

Obituary: Cecil R. Boedigheimer

Cecil R. Boedigheimer, 93, passed away Monday, Oct. 30, 2023, at Sunnyside Health Care Center in Cloquet. Cecil was born and spent his entire life in the Cloquet/Scanlon area. He was preceded in... Full story

 

Death notices: Kolodge, Demenge

Betty Jane Giles Kolodge, 91, a former resident of Cloquet and St. Anthony, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023. A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m Nov. 18 at the Washburn-McReavy Columbia Heights Chapel at 4101 Central Ave. NE in Clolumbia... Full story

 

Cloquet Community Ed News

And just like that, winter moved in.The weather might be turning a little frightful now, but we have plenty for you to do to get through the season, and maybe even enjoy it. Again this year, we are... Full story

 

Wright Cromwell News

Our sympathies to Jenny (Gary) Hedin on the recent passing of her father, Cecil R. Boedigheimer, 93, of Cloquet. Find his full obituary on Page 15. The Area Clothing Depot is celebrating its 30th...

 

Kettle River News

Reminder: Winter parking is in effect from Nov. 1 to April 1. No parking on city streets from midnight until 8 a.m., so crews can clear the streets. Thank you to everyone who helped make the Kettle River Halloween event a success. The next city...

 

Harry's Gang: Ahlgren served the city well

Bruce Ahlgren Park. It has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? I’ve been suggesting to anyone who will listen that we should be naming our public parks and facilities after the public servants who mad... Full story

 

Clock ticks on Cloquet rezoning plea

A local business owner, his neighbors and the city of Cloquet have at least two more weeks to try to find a solution that would “make more people happy.” Cloquet City councilors voted Tuesday to table a request from business owner Ken Maki to giv...

 

No parking overnight during winter months

Winter parking is in effect now through March, so don’t leave your cars parked on the streets of Cloquet overnight. According to city code, cars cannot be parked on the streets or in alleys between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m. from Nov. 1 t...

 

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