Articles from the March 22, 2024 edition

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 By Brady Slater    People    March 22, 2024

A wry goodbye

Jobs? Greg Bernu has had them. "This is the best job of my life and I've had a lot of them," said Bernu, who spent the last 16 years as the Carlton County land commissioner. "It was a lot better than... Full story


Biggest snow dump of winter expected

A quick clipper was expected to bring snow to Carlton County late Thursday and into Friday, with a few inches expected. Despite it being meteorological spring, winter doesn’t seem to be quite done with the region despite some record warmth and a dear... Full story


Search continues for missing man

Wearing fluorescent yellow vests and armed with whistles and broomsticks to help them comb through brush and other terrain, volunteers fanned out last week in search of 31-year-old Peter Michael Marti... Full story


Jeopardy to feature local grad, again

Carlton High School grad and former Jeopardy game show champion Sam Kavanaugh will compete in the first-ever Jeopardy Invitational Tournament. Kavanaugh had his first run of wins on Jeopardy in 2019,... Full story


Skate with Easter Bunny March 30

Easter meets ice later this month when the Easter Bunny comes to Northwoods Credit Union Arena in Cloquet. Kids of all ages are invited to skate with the Easter Bunny from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 30 at the arena. The free event will... Full story


Open burning not allowed in region

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is restricting the open burning of vegetative debris due to increased wildfire risk resulting from unusually warm temperatures and exceptionally dry conditions across most of Minnesota. Beginning Monday,...

 By Jana Peterson    News    March 22, 2024

New details emerge of fatal shootings at Super 8

The final investigative report of the deadly Jan. 8 shooting at the Super 8 hotel in Cloquet revealed new information, including that the shooter had subcontracted with the city of Cloquet and...


Soup was cookin' on the island

This year's Mojakka Cook-off featured 15 varieties of soup and the largest crowd since the Carlton County Historical Society became beneficiary of the annual fundraiser at Cloquet's NorthEastern Hotel...


Budget cuts coming for Cloquet schools

The Cloquet school board meeting turned into a mini science fair Monday, with students taking turns explaining a host of projects examining everything from lake water, to study and sleep habits, to using traditional indigenous cures to solve modern...


Hike on new Scenic Trail with group

Join a group hike on the North Country National Scenic Trail at the Wisconsin-Minnesota state line on Saturday, March 30. The North Country Trail Association’s Brule-St. Croix Chapter is sponsoring a 5-mile hike on a new section of trail in the N...

 By Brady Slater    News    March 22, 2024

Meet Carlton's new ambulance manager

Some time ago, during her workaday life as a wife, mother and corporate insurance manager, Santana Haggy heard a friend comment about joining a local volunteer fire department. "I laughed it off,"... Full story


Spring road loads announced

Spring load restrictions are in effect. The restrictions are as follows: • Unpaved roads are restricted to 5 tons per axle. • Paved roads that are restricted will be posted with the maximum axle weight. Paved roads that are not posted remain at 10...

 By Ted Lammi    News    March 22, 2024

District sees rare increase in students

Carlton school board members got some healthy news this week: enrollment numbers in the district are on the rise, and the American Indian Parent Advisor Committee gave the school district a passing grade, both things that haven’t happened in r...


The home show goes on

Some came for the entertainment, while others came to wander and shop locally. No matter why they came, thousands of people attended last weekend's Cloquet Area Home, Business and Sports Show at... Full story


Kettle River news

The “mud bog” is coming back to Ma & Pa Kettle Days. More than 40 people attended the Ma & Pa Kettle meeting March 10 and showed their support of the mud bog event, signing up to be members. At the meeting, Eric Senarighi of the Carlton County ATV...

 By Brady Slater    News    March 22, 2024

Repairs to ice arena approved

The record snowfall winter of 2022-23 continued to reverberate at Carlton city council on March 13, when the council voted to use Donald Holm Construction, of Duluth, to repair Four Seasons Sports Complex. The city-owned arena suffered exterior...

 By Mike Creger    News    March 22, 2024

Spring brings changes to local eating scene

The annual rite of spring in Cloquet is the opening of Gordy's Hi-Hat on the hill in Cloquet. Customers will notice little change in the decor there, and, according to the Lundquist family, perhaps... Full story


Our View: Credit Carlton on ambulance issue

It’s no secret rural ambulance services are struggling. Called a “quiet crisis” by the state health department as far back as 2002, rural ambulance services across the state are being confronted with their own mortality: Continue forward in the face... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 22, 2024

Esko denied by Pequot again

The Esko boys basketball team met its Achilles' heel in the Section 7AA championship Friday, falling to Pequot Lakes, 55-42, at Romano Gym on the campus of the University of Minnesota Duluth. It was t... Full story


It's a split in Alaska

The Minnesota Wilderness staged comebacks in both games in its series in Anchorage last weekend, finishing with two points after Saturday’s victory. In both games at Ben Boeke Ice Arena in Anchorage, the Wilderness (27-21-4) fell behind 2-0 in the f... Full story


Former Wrens rule new jug competition

The jug game is back. After basketball teams from Carlton and Wrenshall merged as the Raptors this season, it signaled the end to the boys and girls annual jug game rivalry. "I thought, why not, as a... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 22, 2024

Raptors, Ogichidaa fall in Section 7A semis

The Section 7A boys basketball season came to an end for local teams March 13 in Hibbing, where both Carlton/Wrenshall and Fond du Lac bowed out of the playoffs after semifinal games. In the first... Full story

 By Steve Korby    Sports    March 22, 2024

Korby's Connections: Coach Pergol helped lift Cloquet basketball

Last month, when I was at the Carlton County Historical Center perusing old Cloquet skiing information for a story, director Carol Klitzke brought me a big box of files she asked me to review. They...

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 22, 2024

Esko grad is an All-American thrower

Gage Stankiewicz is now an All-American in track and field after the NCAA Division III meet in Virginia Beach, Virginia, earlier this month. A junior at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, the... Full story


Obituary: Rae Marie Elizabeth Sylvester

Rae Marie Elizabeth Sylvester, 82, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 3, 2024, at Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton with her children at her side. Rae was born Sept. 19, 1941, in Perham to Mike... Full story


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