Articles from the March 3, 2023 edition

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 By Brady Slater    Sports    March 3, 2023

Young, old skiers shine at the Birkie

For Adrian Watt and Benjamin Bauer, last weekend's American Birkebeiner in Hayward, Wisconsin, offered a tale of two trajectories. The 75-year-old Watt, of Esko, skied his 46th Birkie, on his way to... Full story


Minnesota ends skid; on to Alaska

The Minnesota Wilderness ended a five-game losing streak on Saturday, getting a pair of goals from Sawyer Scholl to beat the Springfield Jr. Blues 4-1 at Cloquet’s Northwoods Credit Union Arena. The win gave the Wilderness a split in the weekend se...


Theisen makes it to state

The Cloquet-Esko wrestling program got a lift from one of its youngest members last week. Eighth-grader Aiden Theisen finished second in the Section 7AA 113-pound weight class, advancing to this... Full story


College signing ceremonies

Left: Cloquet senior and three-sport athlete Reese Sheldon made it official during a signing ceremony at Cloquet High School Friday, Feb. 24. Sheldon will play Division I college football for North... Full story

 By Robyn Katona    News    March 3, 2023

Bringing back native Ojibwe speakers - one child at a time

Persia Erdrich's son had just turned 2 years old when he spoke his first sentence in Ojibwe. The pair were visiting the Minnesota Zoo as part of a group of babies, toddlers, parents and elders in a...  Website


Kettle River news

The next city council meeting is 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 15 at the Senior Center. Please note the change in the day. Ma & Pa Kettle Days bingo is 1 p.m. Sunday, March 19 at the Senior Center. My siblings and I got our worldly education early. My two...


Wright/Cromwell news

Join us the evening of Friday, March 3 to celebrate Read Across America with a book exchange in the Cromwell-Wright school library 4 to 5:15 p.m.! Bring 2-3 books collecting dust on your shelf to share with a new family, and take home a handful of...


4-Hers pack donations

The Carlton County 4-H Federation recently packaged the donations they received from a care package drive, and also made Valentine's Day cards. The care packages and cards were sent to troops... Full story


Habitat seminar online

University of Minnesota Extension will present a five-part webinar series this spring on how to create wildlife habitat on your property in Minnesota. The workshop series will take place online 7-8:30 p.m. over five Monday consecutive nights...


Death notice: Jesse Nathaniel Kennebeck

Jesse Nathaniel Kennebeck, 37, of Esko passed away Feb. 22, 2023. Visitation was scheduled for March 1, with military honors. Interment will be held at a later date. Nelson Funeral Care has been entrusted with arrangements. To sign an online... Full story


Obituary: Elizabeth A. Anderson

Elizabeth Ann "Beth" Bjorklund Anderson, 99, formerly of Cloquet, died peacefully on Feb. 17, 2023, in Las Vegas. She was born March 27, 1923 in Mankato to Hilding and Bertha (Mork) Bjorklund. After... Full story


Obituary: Wesley Edward Heikkila

Wesley Edward Heikkila, 86, died Feb. 23, 2023, at Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton. He was born Oct. 2, 1936, to Edward and Lillian Heikkila. Wes married Dagmar Forsman on July 8, 1961. He worked... Full story


Obituary: Charlene Hazel Hagen

Charlene Hazel Hagen, 86, of Carlton passed away Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023, in Inter-Faith Care Center. She was born in Cloquet on Feb. 28, 1936, to John and Helen Maki. Charlene attended Leach School... Full story


Obituary: Nick Charles Schneider

Nick Charles Schneider died Feb. 13, 2023, at the Moose Lake Village in Moose Lake. He was born Jan. 3, 1929, to Charles Anthony and Cecelia Marie (Burgraff) Schneider in Cloquet. Nick spent the... Full story


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