Articles from the April 3, 2020 edition

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 By Caleb Swanson    People    April 3, 2020

It's a different world for returning students

As a senior in high school, putting life on hold is quite a challenge. The constant updates and news about our worldwide problem are exhausting. At this time of year, seniors' lives are changing as...

 By Jana Peterson    News    April 3, 2020

Schools across region open virtual classrooms

A grand and hurried experiment in education began this week in Minnesota, as schools around the state implemented distance learning for K-12 students in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Teachers...

 By Pine Knot News    People    April 3, 2020

FAITH: You can believe Jesus died for you

For the Christian community the two times on the calendar that garner the most attention for us are Christmas, when we celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ, and Easter - which is more...

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    April 3, 2020

College stars slowly cope after lost seasons

The COVID-19 pandemic has meant college athletes have seen their seasons end early or simply not start. A number of Cloquet grads are home now instead of competing at their chosen university. St. Clou... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    April 3, 2020

Rodd's Ramblings: Sating the sports fix is a giant task

Safer at home, uncertain times, flattening the curve, social distancing ... are all terms that have become commonplace since the coronavirus hit the United States. And that is just the tip of the... Full story


Wright/Cromwell news

There are a couple of new phrases that I have added to my vocabulary, including “social distancing.” Folks are now staying home as much as possible and getting to know their kids and spouses in a who...

 By Anne Dugan    News    April 3, 2020

Wrenshall News: Quiz answers and the online teaching feels

Thanks to all for playing Wrenshall trivia this week. I had a videoconference with Dale Wolf and he told me all the answers. I wrote them down while dehydrating apples and now they are either in the...

 By Leola Rodd    People    April 3, 2020

Carlton news

I hope everyone is staying safe in their homes. Like me, you are probably doing those projects that have been put off for weeks or even months. As my friend tells me, I am good at procrastination. As...


Events notes

Spring schools activities on hold through May 4 The Minnesota State High School League sent out a press release following the order that schools remain closed and transition to distance learning through May 4 by Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, noting that ... Full story


How you can help

United Way The United Way of Carlton County created an emergency fund called the COVID-19 Local Relief Fund. The purpose of this fund is to provide immediate support for Carlton County residents who need basic, everyday survival items by sending... Full story


Care homes strive to keep connections in quarantine

Coronavirus represents an elevated threat to elderly people and those with compromised immune systems. Understandably, those who have a family member or a loved one in an assisted living or long-term...


Connection made to Arizona mom

Just minutes after I finished interviewing one of the two directors for the article that starts on the previous page, I got a call from Linda, an activities assistant at the residential memory care...

 By Ann Markusen    COVID-19    April 3, 2020

Cromwell care complex prepared for a pandemic

Since elderly people are most vulnerable to coronavirus, their living quarters and quality of care matter greatly in protecting them from it. It's quite a challenge for the managers and staff at area...


Death notices

John Clarence Johnson, 77, of Cloquet went to be with his Savior Jesus Christ on March 29, 2020. He passed away at the Chris Jensen Health & Rehabilitation Center. No services will be held.... Full story


State continues to report disparate numbers of confirmed cases for Carlton County

As the numbers of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Carlton County continue to climb, finding out the exact number of cases continues to be an issue. On Thursday, April 2, the Minnesota Department of... Full story


Carlton County confirmed COVID-19 cases hits 10, including nine at prison

The confusion over the number of people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Carlton County seems to have been resolved. Today, Carlton County officials sent out a press release that put the total number at 10 in the county, and explained that the... Full story


'COVID Invasion: The Movie' is available on YouTube now

Using information based on confirmed cases of COVID-19, Cloquet resident Tim Krohn has been making and updating a movie which puts the spread of the disease in the United States in startling... Full story


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