Articles from the January 24, 2020 edition

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 By Jana Peterson    News    January 24, 2020

The ice dams cometh

As if shoveling the driveway and sidewalks isn't enough - now some people are hurting because they didn't shovel their roof? The short answer is yes. Cloquet building official Matt Munter said it's...


This week in state history

Historic Minnesota events with anniversaries this coming week. Jan. 26 1949 Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company announces the invention of a machine that can make mass recordings on magnetic audio tape. Jan. 27 1871 Kentucky Congressman James...


Cloquet's new administrator is on the job, taking questions

Cloquet's new city administrator started work last week, but he's no stranger to the Cloquet area. Tim Peterson lives in Esko with his wife and their two children, ages 12 and 8, and had worked as...

 By Jana Peterson    News    January 24, 2020

A shot at one-act glory for local casts

Ready, set, act. It's not quite a race, but things will be happening pretty fast Saturday when Cloquet High School hosts a one-act play competition in the school's recently remodeled auditorium. Six... Full story


Guilty verdict assures life sentence

James Montano, on trial for a murder and assault in rural Carlton County in April 2018, was found guilty on all three of the charges against him Wednesday: first-degree premeditated murder and...

 By Jana Peterson    News    January 24, 2020

College president is officially installed

New Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College president Stephanie Hammitt had her day in the spotlight as local and statewide dignitaries, college staff and students, friends and family filled the...


School surveys are due Monday

Residents of the Carlton and Wrenshall school districts received a community survey regarding consolidation talks and facility plans between the two districts earlier this month. Copies of the survey were mailed to school district residents and any...

 By Jana Peterson    News    January 24, 2020

Water plant hums along

With little fanfare, Cloquet's new water treatment plant came online in December and so far things are going swimmingly. Residents should notice little change in tap water because the plant is...


Our View: Kudos to schools for vo-tech leaning

It’s encouraging to see our local schools recognize that their primary purpose is educating our children for their future. That means different things to different people, of course. The prevalent attitude of preparing children for college is g...


Harry's Gang: Lawsuits are the American way

I’ve always liked Scott Holman, the former Cloquet detective who is now suing the city and others after being fired from the police department. I mentioned to former mayor Dave Hallbeck the other d...

 By Ann Markusen    News    January 24, 2020

On The Mark: Art tradition continues at newspaper office

We've just finished a heady year of two-month exhibits by Carlton County artists in our refurbished Pine Knot offices on Avenue C in Cloquet. It's been quite a whirl. Altogether, we hosted works by...

 By Guest View    Opinion    January 24, 2020

Guest View: Make school choice debate about vision of democracy

The "Our View" article last week, titled "Private schools fade away," is confusing. The main problem discussed in the article is that private schools in Cloquet have struggled to maintain enrollment...

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    January 24, 2020

FDL finds another gear

Trailing by a point at halftime against Chisholm did not sit very well with Fond du Lac boy's basketball coach Earl Otis last Friday night. The Ogichidaa came out lethargic and the head coach felt an... Full story


Esko actors take 'Our Place' to Two Harbors

Esko High School actors will transport their audience and judges to the lakeside in their One Act performance of "Our Place." The play is composed of five scenes and an epilogue, all of which take... Full story


The Ticker: A quick look at area teams in action

Thursday, Jan. 16 Girls Basketball Cromwell-Wright-73 Barnum-29 The Cards rolled early and held a 45-15 halftime lead as Taya Hakamaki poured in 24 points, Natalee Hakamaki threw down 20 points and... Full story


Cromwell-Wright selects 'sweet' comedy

Cromwell-Wright High School selected "Hard Candy" by Jonathon Rand for this year's One Act play. Director Mary Rose Varo said it's a funny play, centering around a fast-paced series of hilarious... Full story


Alpine team builds toward Section meet

With lots of natural snow and overall pleasant temperatures, it's been a great year for alpine skiing so far, said Cloquet-Esko- Carlton coach Ryan Zimny. With 11 girls and five boys, the veteran coac... Full story


Delicious fundraiser served at FDLTCC

More than 330 people attended last week's Food for Thought event at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College and set a fundraising record. The popular food tasting event raised more than $25,000 for... Full story


Local Sports Schedule

Boys Hockey CEC vs Bemidji at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24 CEC vs Forest Lake at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28 CEC at Hermantown at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30 Girls Hockey CEC vs Bemidji at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30 Wrestling CEC vs Superior at Esko Hig... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    January 24, 2020

CEC's 17-game win streak snapped in 6-1 loss

The Section 7A top seed was at stake on Tuesday night when the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls hockey team traveled to Proctor to take on Proctor/Hermantown. The Lumberjacks entered the game with a... Full story

 By Steve Korby    Sports    January 24, 2020

Korby's Connections: Winter fever has set in fast for baseball fans

The Minnesota Twins Winter Caravan came to Duluth on Tuesday. This is the 60th season of the Caravan and this year's tour featured 1991 World Series pitching hero Jack Morris, Twins TV announcer Dick... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    January 24, 2020

Wilderness get much-needed weekend sweep

Heading into their first weekend at home in 2020, the Minnesota Wilderness were in need of something substantial to happen. They got just that - sweeping Bismarck by 3-2 and 4-0 scores at Northwoods... Full story


Avid friends, fans

Clarence Badger, left, Rol Bromberg and Jeff Mayer posed at the Jan. 3 Lumberjacks hockey game when the boys played Holy Angels at home. Bromberg and Badger both worked at the high school together...


Obituaries: Harry "Butch" Logan Newby III

Harry "Butch" Logan Newby III, 79, of Bella Vista, Arkansas, passed away Jan. 16, 2020, in Bella Vista. Butch was born March 11, 1940 in Cloquet to Harry L. Jr. and Hazel Newby. He earned bachelor of... Full story


Death notices

James Martin, 73, of Cloquet, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, at Sunnyside Health Care Center. Private family inurnment will take place in Fort Snelling National Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements by Atkins-Northland Funeral Home & Cremation... Full story


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