Articles from the March 19, 2021 edition
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Hitting the skids on Covid
For a year I've been begging Stockholm syndrome to kick in. To get used to the Covid-19 pandemic holding us hostage. Find a groove and take it through the murky tunnel. Find that a world turned... Full story
Rich Winkler had a question for the Carlton County Historical Society about a possible ghost town along the original Lake Superior & Mississippi Rail Road line that ran along the St. Louis River...
Community book chosen
For its 20th anniversary, One Book Northland committee has selected "The Nickel Boys" by Colson Whitehead as the 2021 One Book Northland title. The committee selection was influenced by the...
Judy Stolquist and Larry Johnson celebrate their second and third place awards for showing their St. Patrick's Day spirit at the senior dance at the Cloquet VFW Wednesday. First place went to Esko's...
There's gradual movement in Thompson murder case
A Cloquet man accused of murdering his pregnant girlfriend and her young son was in court virtually March 4, as his new attorney and prosecutors met to decide on dates for an important contested omnibus hearing delayed by grand jury proceedings last... Full story
Man charged with vehicular homicide
A Cloquet man was charged this week with criminal vehicular homicide this week for causing a head-on crash in September that killed another driver. Tony Northrup, 54, was charged Monday, March 15 in Duluth Sixth District Court in connection with the... Full story
Man pleads guilty in hit-and-run crash
A Two Harbors man pleaded guilty Monday to five counts of criminal vehicular operation-great bodily harm, admitting he was under the influence of alcohol when he hit a car occupied by a family of four on Midway Road last summer. It was the second... Full story
Man charged with fleeing police, DWI
A Cromwell man is facing multiple charges after fleeing police in the early hours of Saturday morning in a high-speed chase. David John Aho, 20, is charged with felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor... Full story
Hallways hum at the high school
The hallways at Cloquet High School, above, were bustling Tuesday as students returned to more in-person classes for the first time since November - when Covid-19 rates were peaking in Carlton County...
Gordy's stays alive in bracket
It was a clear victory for Gordy’s Hi-Hat in the quarterfinal round of the Great Minnesota Burger Bracket sponsored by Minnesota Public Radio’s Warming House program. Gordy’s had 446 votes to...
Hospital has shots available
Covid-19 vaccines are now available for the following essential frontline workers at Community Memorial Hospital in Cloquet. That group includes airport staff, child care workers not previously eligible, and first responders, and individuals working...
Man dies in snowy crash
A 57-year-old man died after his vehicle left the roadway at approximately 5:51 p.m. March 10 and rolled over into the ditch near the 3800 block of Canosia Road, according to a press release from the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office. Poor weather...
Lawsuit targets city labor agreements
The Cloquet City Council closed its meeting Tuesday to discuss legal strategies for pending litigation, shortly after amending the city’s project labor agreement, which is targeted by the civil... Full story
Baseball, gatherings and weddings make a come back
By John Enger / MPR News Almost exactly a year after they were put in place, Minnesota is easing back some of its COVID-19 restrictions, taking another step toward some semblance normalcy into the... Website
Covid relief brings millions to area
The $1.9 trillion stimulus package passed last week by Congress and President Biden isn’t only sending $1,400 checks to many middle- to lower-income Americans, it also includes $360 billion for state and local governments that have had to cut... Full story
Harry's Gang: Oh, brother and competitor, you are a tough act to follow
Brothers can be the most competitive people you'll ever know, while still being your biggest supporters. I've got three brothers, two older and one younger, so I think I know what I'm talking about.... Full story
On The Mark: A little mindfulness can get minds off Covid
Though you can practice alone, even in a small space with minimal props, yoga is more pleasurable and probably better exercise when done with others or in classes. I’ve been doing yoga for more...
Letter to the editor: Spend Covid checks locally
I welcome the American Rescue Plan. People who need the $1,400 will spend their checks locally on essentials like overdue bills and food. I encourage those of us who don’t really need the money to recharge our local economy by spending our checks...
Letters to the editor: IDs for voting seems right way
I am writing in response to the Harry’s Gang column (Feb. 26) written by Pete Radosevich about voter ID and the right to vote. First, while being a constitutional right to vote, there are times when this is removed: meaning not every adult...
Obituaries: Lawrence Francis Grimm
Lawrence F. Grimm, 90, of Moose Lake passed away Monday, March 15, 2021, at St. Mary's Hospital in Duluth. He was born June 24, 1930 in Mahtowa, the son of Francis and Charlotte (Nesbitt) Grimm.... Full story
Obituaries: Raymond William Tan
Raymond William Tan, 57, of Esko died Wednesday, March 10, 2021. He was born in Cloquet, the son of Richard and Ruth Tan. Raymond was a graduate of Esko High School, received a degree in auto mechanic... Full story
Obituaries: Bill Radosevich
Bill Radosevich, 58, of south Minneapolis died at home on March 9, 2021. Bill was a brilliant, funny, kindhearted scientist whose curiosity and intellect guided him through a life of fun, adventure,... Full story
Obituaries: Genevieve Lorene Thompson
Genevieve Lorene Thompson Entering into Heaven with a marble board, a deck of cards, and dice in her hands, Genevieve Lorene Thompson of Carlton left this earth on March 14 2021 at the young age of... Full story
Obituaries: Geraldine "Gerry" A. Nynas
Geraldine "Gerry" A. Nynas, 86, of Cloquet passed away Saturday, March 13, 2021, at Bayshore Residence and Rehabilitation Center in Duluth. She was proud to have lived longer than any other immediate... Full story