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Articles from the March 12, 2021 edition

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Spring Thaw

The St. Louis River opens in Jay Cooke State Park as warm temperatures visit the Northland in this photo taken late in the day Friday, March 5 by local photographer and retired doctor Dana Malkovich....

 
 By Dan Reed    COVID-19    March 12, 2021

County approves Covid grants

A total of 54 local small businesses and nonprofit organizations were approved to receive the latest round of Carlton County grants, courtesy of Covid-19 county relief money provided by the State of... Full story

 

Gordy's competes in 'Burger Bracket'

A new radio program on Minnesota Public Radio is trying to muster up some interest through potential listeners' stomachs. The Warming House program, which began running on MPR stations in January as...

 
 By MPR News    COVID-19    March 12, 2021

MN vaccine eligibility expands beyond seniors to younger people, some essential workers

Tim Nelson / MPR News The state will hit its goal of vaccinating 70 percent of Minnesotans age 65 and older weeks ahead of schedule, and is rolling out Covid-19 vaccines to a wider array of people. Gov. Tim Walz announced the expanded guidelines in... Full story

 

History Mystery

Look next week for more on a likely abandoned village along the first railroad line in the area. If you remember Milford on the Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad route, please email [email protected] For those with personal memories, we...

 

It's a dog's life for Carlton County mushers

Carlton County sled dog racers Will Bomier and Ted Wallace have spent countless hours over the past several decades tending to, training and racing their dogs. For them, time spent with their dogs is... Full story

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    March 12, 2021

LCP announces candidates for 2021 director elections

Lake Country Power will hold director elections this spring. Director ballots for Districts 1, 3, 5 and 9 will be mailed to co-op members between March 26 and March 31. Individuals running for the LCP board in or near Carlton County include the...

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    March 12, 2021

FDLTCC to host digital multimedia festival

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, in partnership with the American Indian Higher Education Consortium, will host THUNDER inDIGIfest 2021, a digital multimedia festival to be held March 26-28. THUNDER inDIGIfest 2021 is a three-day virtual...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    March 12, 2021

Former Cloquet police chief promoted in Duluth

Former Cloquet police chief Steve Stracek will be the new deputy chief of the Duluth Police Department effective May 22. Stracek left Duluth to lead the Cloquet department in August 2014. He retired...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    March 12, 2021

Third-degree murder charge added in shooting case

Prosecutors added a charge in the case of a Cloquet man accused of fatally shooting his friend late last year. In addition to the second-degree manslaughter charges filed against Joseph James Fohrenkam, 18, for the Dec. 28 shooting, Duluth... Full story

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    March 12, 2021

Cloquet will bring high school back full-time

Cloquet High School students will return to full in-person learning effective Tuesday, March 16. That is happening despite the objections of the teachers union, which requested the district delay the return until April 6, the start of the fourth...

 

The sweet smell of sauerkraut

Members of the Cloquet Eagles Club Aerie #1163 canned 180 pint jars of homemade sauerkraut at the Cloquet VFW as part of a fundraiser for the fraternal organization. The sauerkraut is for sale at B&B...

 
 By Rebekah King    News    March 12, 2021

Township passes levy, reports town garage break-in

Intruders broke into the Thomson Town garage late last month, the Township board of supervisors learned at their meeting Thursday, March 4. Logan Saline, the township’s road utility and maintenance supervisor, said staff noticed Monday when they ca...

 

Our View: Medical tourism is good for the economy

Now that the Walz administration has expanded the groups of people eligible for the coronavirus vaccine, nearly 2 million people are expected to have had the shot within the next few weeks. The governor said this week that he expects to have vaccinat...

 

Harry's Gang: State of the city

I had a chance to chat with Cloquet city administrator Tim Peterson this week. He's been on the job a bit over a year now, so I figured he's been acclimated to his new job enough to give us a decent... Full story

 
 By Ann Markusen    Opinion    March 12, 2021

On The Mark: Remembering my role model

The death of a beloved elder causes deep mourning. Some of us lose parents way before their time. My father died in a rock climbing fall when I was 27. My grandmother, Ruth Lee Markusen, Cromwell's...

 

Letter to the editor: God bless the vaccinators

At 9:30 a.m. my wife and I received a telephone call from Human Services telling us that vaccinations were available that day for both of us. The caller registered us and asked if we wanted the shots that day with a second one in four weeks....

 

Obituaries: Robert "Bob" Charles Gerlach

Robert "Bob" Charles Gerlach, 86, died Jan. 23, 2021, at Northern Lakes Assisted Living in Baxter, with his family by his side. Bob was born on April 6, 1934 in Red Wing to Carl and Grace (Nilan) Gerl... Full story

 

Obituaries: Margaret L. Jarvis

Margaret L. Jarvis, 91, a resident of Sunnyside Health Care in Cloquet, passed away March 4, 2021 with family by her side. She was born Oct. 31, 1929 to Otto and Emma (Gardener) Peil. Margaret... Full story

 

Obituaries: Robert Vernon Schultz

Robert Vernon Schultz, 90, of Carlton died Tuesday, March 2, 2021 in Augustana Health Care Center, Moose Lake. Robert was born June 16, 1930 in Barnum Township, the son of George and Ethel Schultz. Ro... Full story

 

Death notices

John P. Trulson, 53, of Cloquet passed away peacefully in his sleep Feb. 26, 2021. A Celebration of Life will be held in the summer. Nelson Funeral Care assisted the family with arrangements.... Full story

 
 By Alyssa Bloss    News    March 12, 2021

Native plants available at SWCD

Have you heard the buzz? The Carlton Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) has been busy helping community members plant pollinator habitat in their backyards, and will launch its second annual...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 12, 2021

Brown Jug Joy

As local rivalries go perhaps none is bigger than the Carlton vs. Wrenshall boys basketball game featuring the traveling trophy known as the Brown Jug. This year's version of the game was held... Full story

 

The Ticker: A quick look at area teams in action

Thursday, March 4 Boys hockey Willmar-9 Moose Lake Area-3 CEC-2 Duluth East-2 (OT) Boys Basketball Carlton-88 Bigfork-66 South Ridge-45 Cherry-39 Barnum-69 Wrenshall-47 Girls Basketball South Ridge-79 Hill City/Northland-31 Cromwell-Wright-54... Full story

 
 By Jana Peterson    Sports    March 12, 2021

Lumberjacks ski their way to state meet

In a two-part Section 7 Nordic ski race with a team trip to state on the line, the entire boys varsity team helped get the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys team its second consecutive trip to state, even... Full story

 

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