Articles from the March 29, 2019 edition

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 By Jana Peterson    News    March 29, 2019

High school auditorium gets a massive makeover

Fifty years ago, the Cloquet High School auditorium plans included an acoustical shell. Since then, 50 years' worth of band and choir performances have been less than they could have been, as the...

 

Body found in Cloquet yard

According to a press release issued by the Cloquet Police Department, at approximately 2 p.m. Friday, March 29, officers responded to a call in the 700-block of Poplar Avenue of someone lying on the ground in a yard. Upon arrival, officers found... Full story

 

Dolly Paulson

Dolly Paulson, 83, of Esko, Minn. went home to be with the Lord on March 20, 2019. The Lord lovingly orchestrated Dolly’s passing, allowing her to know to her last breath how much she was admired and loved by her family and friends. Now in Heaven,... Full story

 

Local students awarded Spirit of Sovereignty scholarship

Jasmin Budreau, a student at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, was awarded the 2019 Spirit of Sovereignty Scholarship, which is given to well-qualified students attending tribal colleges...

 

STUDENTS of the month

Catherine French is in the 4th-grade St. Michael Class. Cate is a responsible, motivated, and hard-working student who always finishes her assignments in a timely manner and puts forth her best...

 
 By Chris Gass    Outdoors    March 29, 2019

Do your part to cleanup stormwater runoff

We have now officially entered spring! Shouts of “Hooray!” and sighs of relief can be heard from warm-weather fans all through the area (I know most of our office is Team Summer). Still, even if...

 

CMH diabetes education program recognized

The diabetes education program at Community Memorial Hospital has received continued recognition from the American Diabetes Association (ADA). The CMH diabetes program offers high quality educational services to area patients with diabetes,...

 

Wright-Cromwell news

Hello, readers! I guess the results of the state boys basketball tournament appearance didn’t go as hoped for, but our team, the coaches, the students and fans represented Cromwell-Wright in...

 

Wrenshall news

While most of us are excited just to see brown outside instead of white, there is a lot of green poking up in our farm’s potting shed this week. My husband and I own and operate the Food Farm and we...

 
 By Mike Creger    News    March 29, 2019

Wrenshall students have their say on school plans

Sometimes, it's the most obvious thing that can be neglected. In the past two years, the Wrenshall school district has offered up two referendums to make improvements at its K-12 school. Part of that...

 

NorthEastern history on display at annual CCHS meeting

Bert Whittington, owner of the NorthEastern Hotel, Saloon & Grille on Dunlap Island, will give a talk about the history of the building at the annual meeting of the Carlton County Historical...

 

Local SWCD officials meet with state legislators

Carlton Soil and Water Conservation District officials Barb Dahl, Laura Christensen and Brad Matlack attended a legislative briefing and meetings at the State Capitol March 5-6 in St. Paul. They joined a group of 150 other officials from the... Full story

 

City to consider guidelines for West End apartments

After approving a conditional use permit to add two ground-floor apartments to the building at 120 Ave. C in the West End commercial district, the Cloquet Planning Commission is now taking another look at the West End. During the Cloquet city...

 

Derailment clean-up 'complete,' says Band

According to a press release from the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, the BNSF coal train derailment clean up efforts are now complete. More than 130 tons of coal was recovered from the St. Louis River bottom. An undetermined, but...

 

Beware spring flood risk

The Carlton County sheriff’s office is warning residents to be aware of spring flooding risk, stating in a press release, “We currently are experiencing higher than normal amounts of moisture in the snow pack. This, combined with saturated soils...

 

DNR urges caution on Minnesota lakes and rivers

Warm weather and significant rainfall in parts of the state have resulted in slush and standing water on many water bodies, leading to rapid ice deterioration and making travel over the ice difficult and extremely unsafe, according to the Department...

 

Skywarn training, test tornado warnings coming up

Carlton County Emergency Management and the National Weather Service will be offering National Weather Service Skywarn Spotter training 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2. The class will be in the Tamarack Room on the second floor of the Carlton County...

 
 By Bret Baker    Outdoors    March 29, 2019

'Push hard, comes easy'

My dad is full of old sayings he keeps on hand, waiting to disperse them at opportune times. “Push hard, comes easy,” is one of my all-time favorites. Growing up, he would offer these subtle...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 29, 2019

Whitecaps win hockey championship

The National Women’s Hockey League completed its playoffs March 17 with the Minnesota Whitecaps taking the championship 2-1 in overtime over the Buffalo Beauts in Minneapolis. Playing at the Tria...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 29, 2019

'They are the face of Cloquet cross country'

To say Mike Bushey has put in his time as a coach in the Cloquet High School cross-country program is putting it mildly. Last week Bushey announced via Twitter that he was resigning his position as...

 

Cardinals compete hard, but fall at state

Although Cromwell-Wright didn't get the outcome it had hoped for at last week's Minnesota Boys Basketball Tournament, the team certainly proved it belonged on the big stage. The Cardinals opened play...

 
 By Jana Peterson    Sports    March 29, 2019

Maijala skis to national championship

Cloquet graduate and Alaska Nanooks skier Anja Maijala ended her ski season on a high note, despite a nagging shoulder injury. Maijala was the top U20 female skier in the 1.4K classic sprint at the...

 

Underdog Eskomos end run in consolation championship

Esko entered the 2019 Minnesota Boys Basketball Tournament as huge underdogs March 20 at Williams Arena in Minneapolis. Playing in their second-straight state Class AA tournament - and fourth in the...

 

Return of the skatepark

Cloquet's Brady Hall takes a turn shoveling snow at the Cloquet Skatepark Saturday, barely missing fellow skateboarder Brady Doran with the heavy wet snow. A group of kids were skateboarding and...

 

Operation Round Up gives $53,000 to community programs

Through the contributions of Lake Country Power’s participating members, the Operation Round Up Trust Board recently approved $53,000 in assistance to local community programs during its quarterly meeting. The cooperative’s trust board reviewed...

 

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