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 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    February 2, 2024

Defense wins the night for Esko

A stifling defense helped the Esko girls basketball team to slowly pull away with a 59-48 road win over Cromwell-Wright Monday night in Cromwell. "Esko is long and athletic, and we did not pass the... Full story


Wilderness loss streak hits five

Losers of five straight, the Minnesota Wilderness got a much needed two-week break after being swept last weekend. The Wilderness lost both ends of a home-and-home series against the Chippewa Steel, falling 2-1 in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin on Friday... Full story

 By Steve Korby    Sports    February 2, 2024

Korby's connections: Minnesota boy makes the Hall

Like me, I think most of Minnesota and its baseball fans were glad to see Twins catcher Joe Mauer inducted into Major League Baseball’s Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Only two other c... Full story


Sports Schedule

Friday, Feb. 2 Girls Hockey CEC vs Thief River, 7 Boys Hockey MLA vs Becker, 7 Girls Basketball Fond du Lac Ojibwe at Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig, 5 ML/WR vs Duluth Marshall, 7:15 Boys Basketball ML/WR at Barnum, 7:15 Cromwell-Wright vs Cook County, 6:30 Esko... Full story


Hockey seniors look toward postseason

Seniors on the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls hockey were honored before Monday's game against North Shore Storm. Lumberjacks seniors, standing with parents and other loved ones, from left are Torrie... Full story


How history can flow through one man

Over the years, Cloquet resident Clarence Badger has told stories of playing basketball at the old Civic Center where the fire station now sits. He shared photos of his uncles returning from World... Full story


Obituary: Jonathan Robert Carlson

Jonathan Robert Carlson was born on May 14, 1939, to Edwin and Mayme (Koivisto) Carlson in Soudan, Minnesota. Jon grew up on the Iron Range in the Tower-Soudan area. He graduated from Tower-Soudan... Full story


Obituary: Darla Jean Swanson

Darla Jean Swanson, 73, of Cloquet passed away surrounded by her family on Friday, Jan. 26, 2024, at Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton. She was born Nov. 6, 1950, to Percy and Margaret (Schauland) Sw... Full story


Wright/Cromwell news

The ballots are in the mail for the Minnesota presidential primary. They came in the mail in Beseman Township and probably several others. The Minnesota primary is on March 5, 2024, so the ballots...


Cloquet honor roll

Cloquet High School A Honor Roll Grade 9 Mason Alfaro Ella Anderson Olivia Battaglia Devin Cary Jayten Clark Franklin Cossey Kayla Covington Noah Cunningham Gracie Danielson Joseph Dillon Kaden Gariepy Daisie Gustafson Amaija Halli Eli Heehn... Full story


Carlton Honor Rolls

Carlton Schools A Honor Roll Grade 6 Annika Erickson Donovan Jenne TayLynn Laveau Mackenzie Mullenix Aowyn Rupp Alaina Soukkala Grade 7 Lila Manning Grade 8 Katelyn Cadotte Jayla Crane Jack Gibson Jorgen Herman Baily Line Gabriella Loucks Cooper... Full story


Cromwell- Wright Schools Honor Rolls

Cromwell- Wright Schools Honor Rolls A Honor Roll Grade 12 Elliott Anderson Jillian Anderson Avery Birman Anaka Burton Tanner Collman Marissa Dahl Brandon Dickey Caya Forland Aurora Gervais Wyatt Goranson Kyra Granholm Mya Gronner Maxwell Hanni... Full story


Esko Schools Honor Rolls

Esko Schools Honor roll Will Abrahamson Bella Abrahamson Emma Adkins Joseph Antonutti Joshua Antonutti Hank Backstrom Lucye Backstrom Aaron Bailey Ellahna Barnes Ellynor Barta Joel Barta Lucy Barta Alena Beare Ashlynn Beare Josef Bednar William... Full story


Tribal college names students with honor

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet had 273 students achieving high academic standing honors: 154 on the dean’s (3.0 GPA or higher) and 119 on the president’s list (4.0 GPA). FDLTCC president’s list Barnum: Selah Casper, Madison Goodw... Full story


Obituary: Jerome "Jerry" Allen Pederson

Jerome “Jerry” Allen Pederson, age 78, of Moose Lake, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 26, 2024, at Solvay Hospice House with his family and care team by his side. Jerry was born June 21,... Full story


Obituary: Russell Leonard Berglund

Russell Leonard Berglund, 77, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2024 in his home with family by his side after a lengthy journey with Alzheimer's disease. Russ was born Aug. 18, 1946, to Leonard and... Full story


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