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Articles from the January 31, 2020 edition

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 By Kerry Rodd    People    January 31, 2020

Cloquet's trailblazing hockey coach dies

Word began to filter out early Monday morning that the godfather of Cloquet hockey, former boys hockey coach Bill Kennedy, had passed away Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Mahtowa. The tough-as-... Full story

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    January 31, 2020

Esko musher has trouble on the trail

When Alex LaPlante's third leg of the John Beargrease 120 sled dog race started, things went suddenly and dramatically wrong: Her sled tipped over right as the dogs were taking off after the countdown... Full story

 
 By Dan Reed    News    January 31, 2020

State: Replace county jail soon

After the yearly review by the state corrections inspector earlier this month, the Carlton County jail is looking at a forced retirement. The final report following the Jan. 9 inspection of the jail...

 

This week in state history

Historic Minnesota events with anniversaries this week. Feb. 1 1840 Thomas B. Walker is born in Xenia, Ohio. He arrived in St. Paul in 1862 and found a job as a timber cruiser in northern Minnesota. He would later serve as an engineer in creating...

 
 By Chris Gass    News    January 31, 2020

The Green Guy: Recycling hits a snag, but residents can help

Two years ago, some serious waves crashed in on recycling circles: China would no longer accept our reclaimed materials, especially plastics. It established what was labeled an all-out halt on... Full story

 
 By Mike Creger    News    January 31, 2020

Wrenshall, Carlton home in on state aid

Wrenshall and Carlton school district officials continue to prepare for a possible consolidation vote this year. Last Friday, the two superintendents and board members met with local legislators to kick off what is hoped to be a successful lobbying...

 

Raising digital kids is topic of coming film

Have you ever wondered how to manage all the technology your kids use? Have you wanted to know what experts recommend and what rules other families are implementing? Area parents are invited to the Proctor High School auditorium Monday, Feb. 3 to...

 

Professor TJ Barker's 'Snow White' hits stage

The County Seat Theater Company's season opener is "Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs as Performed by Professor TJ Barker's Troupe of Theatricals." Thw master of ceremonies, Professor TJ Barker, and his...

 

Ward 3 council election approaching

The special election for the Ward 3 Cloquet City Council seat is fast approaching. Polls will be open at the new Cloquet City Hall, 101 14th Street, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. The... Full story

 
 By Chris Gass    News    January 31, 2020

Local culvert efforts recognized statewide

Carlton County department members and the Carlton Soil and Water Conservation District earned statewide recognition recently for efforts on culverts the past several years. The Carlton County...

 

Hearing for man accused in November killing is delayed

A Cloquet man who allegedly shot and killed his friend after a night of drinking in November appeared in St. Louis County Sixth District Court Thursday, Jan. 16. Thomas Allen Micklewright, 44, faces charges of second-degree felony murder, without int...

 

Full occupancy at White Pines

The new White Pines Apartment building in Cloquet is now full, according to Debra Shaff, executive director for the Cloquet/Carlton Housing & Redevelopment Authority, who said the building was full on Dec. 27. Created in response to a 2014 housing...

 

Census is hiring

The U.S. Census Bureau is ramping up its national recruiting efforts to hire up to 500,000 temporary, part-time census takers for the 2020 Census in communities across the country to reach its goal of more than 2 million applicants. Census takers...

 

Band clamps down on tribal land access

The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa announced a new policy Monday that limits access to nearly all Band-owned lands on the reservation. Over the upcoming months, the band will post lands with signs that read “No Trespassing, Fond du Lac...

 

Everyone relies on school bus safety

With police in the region reporting a rash of school bus stop-arm violations — and a close call in Cromwell last week when a car passed a stopped bus on the right and nearly hit an exiting student — its a good time to review the Minnesota State...

 

What does the fox know?

Intrepid wildlife photographer Mike Farmer shared this photo of a fox peeking over a snowbank. While many other animals hunker down in cold weather, foxes keep moving day and night, looking for food...

 

Our View: It's your taxes, so stay in touch

The Minnesota Legislature reconvenes Feb. 11 and our representatives are getting ready for the session. Our State Senator for District 11 is Jason Rarick, who lives in Brook Park and represents Pine and Carlton counties, essentially. State Rep. Mike...

 

Harry's Gang: On refugees, let's talk it out

There’s been a lot of news lately about county boards voting on the “refugee issue.” Places like Cook County in extreme northeast Minnesota have voted to accept refugees, even though the odds...

 

On The Mark: Healthful cooking opens up a wide world

I enjoyed Holly Henry's Pine Knot News articles on Jan. 17 on healthful living. They were well-researched and had good tips for everything from what we eat to exercise. Here are some cooking tips to c...

 

Letters to the editor: Is this where taxes should go?

The last letter I wrote (in November 2019) addressed the fact that the Mercy Hospital District lost $306,000 in its stock market account for 2018, while taking $500,000 in tax money from five townships and three little cities that year. I questioned...

 

Obituary: Jeanne Sharon Morreim

Jeanne Sharon Morreim, 76, of Cloquet died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, at Sunnyside Health Care Center in Cloquet. Jeanne died from aggressive dementia. Jeanne was born to Edgar and Irene (Neby) Wanner in... Full story

 

Obituary: Edna "Lorraine" Swenson Elmquist

Edna "Lorraine" Swenson Elmquist, 92, entered the presence of her Lord and Savior at Cokato Manor on January 23, 2020, in Cokato, Minnesota. Lorraine was born on Sept. 11, 1927 in Clayton, Wisconsin... Full story

 

Obituary: Archie Edward Putnam

Archie Edward Putnam, 91, of Cloquet, passed away Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, at Solvay Hospice House in Duluth with his family at his side. He was born May 18, 1928, to Aaron and Katherine (Nathan)... Full story

 

Death notices

Dorothy Ruhnke, 87, of Wrenshall, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 in St. Luke’s Hospital. Visitation: 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. celebration of Life on Saturday, Feb. 22 at SonLife Community Church in Wrenshall. Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Care.... Full story

 

Mapping whiz kids are tops in the state

Using a relatively new geographical software known as ArcGIS, science fair students in Cloquet are taking their projects to new levels and winning awards. Two teams of Cloquet High School students...

 

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