Articles from the March 29, 2024 edition

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 By Brady Slater    News    March 29, 2024

Dumping, ATV use may curb road access

Retiring this week after 16 years as Carlton County land commissioner, Greg Bernu noted a pair of unfortunate trends on county lands: more people are illegally dumping items which ought to go to transfer stations, and recreational four-wheeling is...


PHOTOS: First and last snow blast?

It was the kind of three-day blow that reminded area residents of what winter is usually like around here. Starting late Sunday, the snow piled up all this week, with heavy snow ending overnight into... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    Sports    March 29, 2024

More tales from the first era of girls basketball

A photo featuring the 1931 Cromwell girls basketball team in the March 8 issue brought accolades on Facebook, a visit from Clarence Badger with an old Cromwellian magazine, and a phone call from June... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    March 29, 2024

Walls of wood irk neighbor

The woodpiles weren't a problem until they moved behind her house last fall, said Deb Kamunen. The Cloquet resident has lived next to the former Diamond match mill for 37 years. When the mill was...


Skate with the Easter Bunny

Find the Easter Bunny from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Northwoods Credit Union Arena in Cloquet. Kids of all ages are invited to skate with the Easter Bunny and each other. Also on the roster are...


Search continues for missing man

Although the weather halted searches this week, Peter Michael Martin remains a missing person. The 31-year-old Fond du Lac Band member was last seen and heard from March 8. He is described as approximately 5-foot-10, 185 pounds with dark brown eyes....


Enjoy a play about high school

The County Seat Theater will host the Carlton High School production “The 10 Best Worst Things About High School” at 2 and 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 13. Ah, high school. The best worst four years of your life! Join a group of real life high sch...


Community band seeks musicians

The Cloquet Community Band is seeking new members. If you have played an instrument, please check out the band. Practice is 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays at the Cloquet Presbyterian Church, 47 Fourth St.,...

 By Mike Creger    News    March 29, 2024

Pedestrian killed; driver charged

Brent James Keranen had been drinking late into the night with friends Wednesday, March 20, after working a “lot of hours” in the Twin Cities area that week. The 21-year-old was tired the next morning, and allegedly still buzzed when he made his way... Full story

 By Dan Reed    News    March 29, 2024

Community flocks to Hwy 73 meeting

For 80 years, local residents have been asking for a Minnesota Highway 73 upgrade, specifically for the eight miles of the two-lane highway south of Cromwell. "That road in the present condition is...

 By Jana Peterson    News    March 29, 2024

Barnum chooses to keep its busing fleet

A potential busing overhaul in Barnum ended last week, with board members choosing to keep its buses and bus drivers. The board had explored selling its fleet of buses and contracting with a private company for transportation services, after a...

 By Noah Beardslee    News    March 29, 2024

New building plan looms over CAFD budget talks

Measures which promise to result in thousands of dollars in cost savings were approved at the March Cloquet Area Fire District board meeting, but speculation about the fate of bonding before the... Full story

 By Brady Slater    News    March 29, 2024

Board ponders landfills, human resources

The first snowfall to hit like a heavyweight this winter found the county board meeting late in the afternoon Monday. Commissioners congratulated each other and staff for making it through in spite of the storm. Inside chambers in the Transportation...


Town board makes plans for big expenses

The Thomson Township Board of Supervisors approved a $400,000 certificate of indebtedness at its meeting Thursday, March 21, to finance the purchase of a fire truck, backhoe and woodchipper. The loan from North Shore Bank of Commerce will be paid...


Science students compete at state

There was much scientific banter about last week as 15 Cloquet middle school students, three high school students and their research mentors William Bauer and Dr. Cynthia Welsh attended the Minnesota... Full story


Math whizzes receive high marks at regionals

Three sixth-grade math teams from Cloquet Middle School attended the regional Math Masters competition in Duluth earlier this month. "It was a fun day," said math team coach and middle school teacher...


Our View: What can we do about the weather?

Well, this week was a cold, wet reminder of winter, wasn’t it? If you got stuck with your car, or felt you were holding up all the traffic because of your unpracticed driving ability, or lack of assuredness, you were not alone. It’s been that kin... Full story

 By Mike Creger    Opinion    March 29, 2024

Knot Pining: Easter Sunday comes with a bevy of tales

It was comical, for sure, last Easter, when my then 5-year-old and her friends went egg hunting in a backyard that had 4 feet of snow in it. She donned some snowshoes and did her level best. The... Full story


Letter to the Editor: Find historical nirvana at CCHS

I enjoyed Steve Korby’s article about Angelo Pergol in last week’s paper, especially the part about him experiencing “historical nirvana” as he read through our collection of Pergol’s scrapbooks. When you walk through the door at the Carlton C... Full story


Dotseth: Study return of nursery

Rep. Jeff Dotseth, R-Silver Township, authored a bill to study the reopening of the General C.C. Andrews tree nursery near Willow River recently, which received a House hearing and remains in the mix for consideration. For years, legislators, mainly...

 By Ann Markusen    Opinion    March 29, 2024

On the Mark: A day of music and beauty

Early on Monday, March 11, Cromwell-Wright High School singers boarded a big yellow bus headed for the Crosby-Ironton School to participate in the annual Minnesota State High School League choral... Full story

 By Steve Korby    People    March 29, 2024

Korby's Connections: It's 'so long' for now with Bill at the golf club

Bill Manahan, longtime Cloquet Country Club golf professional and manager, has accepted the general manager position with the beautiful The Wilderness at Fortune Bay golf course on Lake Vermilion... Full story


Road to recovery leads to book

Recovering from any addiction can be a struggle and the journey looks different for everyone. Cloquet native and now author Doug Norgren said priority and passion fueled his successful recovery.... Full story


A historic meeting for women

More than three dozen women gathered at Oldenburg House and Carlton Greenhouse Saturday to learn more about women from Carlton County who make up the fabric of the history here. It was also a time to...


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