Articles from the April 14, 2023 edition

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 By Mike Creger    News    April 14, 2023

Sudden 70s strike snowpack, leading to flooding worries

One could easily mistake a northeastern Minnesota meteorologist for a sadist these days. Just two days after the messy April 4-5 snowstorm, followed by some slight signs of an actual spring, the... Full story

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    April 14, 2023

Easter on ice delights

With the possible exception of 22-month-old Callahan Broneak, the Broneak and Kalash cousins were thrilled with their celebrity ice skate Saturday in Cloquet. "They were excited when we told them they... Full story

 
 By Dan Reed    News    April 14, 2023

Cervid farms, cemeteries to get new rules

Carlton County officials are poised to make some significant changes to the zoning ordinance, specifically addressing cervid farms, residential and commercial kennels and future cemeteries, with a public hearing set for May 3 to receive public...

 
 By Brady Slater    News    April 14, 2023

Ambulance support comes forward

The city of Carlton moved closer to adding a pair of full-timers to its ambulance service at the council meeting Wednesday. Fire chief Derek Wolf reported roughly $206,000 in commitments from municipalities that use the service. The goal is $250,000...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    April 14, 2023

Little damage after house fire in Cloquet

Firefighters responded to a home on one of Cloquet's shortest streets after a resident smelled smoke around 9 p.m. Saturday, April 8. The response was quick and damage was minimal, thanks to the early...

 

Man cited after car crash

A crash between two cars Friday morning ended with one car upside down after the other driver ran a stop sign. The Carlton County Sheriff’s office received the report of a two-car motor vehicle crash at the intersection of East Stark and Canosia...

 

Vet vouchers made available

The Cloquet Police Department, in collaboration with Carlton County and neighboring veterinarian clinics, will be issuing spay/neuter vouchers from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 19 at the Cloquet Police Department on a first come, first served... Full story

 

Cost of a stamp likely to increase

The cost of a postage stamp is expected to go up soon for the fourth time in two years. The price of a First-Class Forever stamp will increase to 66 cents, up from 63 cents. The United States Postal Service filed notice this week with the Postal...

 

Meteor showers will be bright

According to the Old Farmers Almanac, the Lyrids meteor showers reach their peak on the night of April 21. The moon will be only 9 percent full during the Lyrids’ peak, setting early. This means that if the sky is clear, it should be an excellent... Full story

 

High tea in Moose Lake

The Moose Lake Area Historical Society will host a Victorian High Tea at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29. Wear your best bonnet for a traditional high tea with good conversation, treats, tea and entertainment. Advance-purchase tickets only, $30 each. Call... Full story

 

Friends fundraise for soldier's family

If you're wondering about the military jets flying over Cloquet this week, they may be honoring one of their own. Noah Feehan, a master sergeant in the Air National Guard who spent 18 years as a jet... Full story

 

Obituary: Rachel Eryn (Matuszak) Weizenegger

Rachel Eryn (Matuszak) Weizenegger, age 56 of Duluth, Minnesota passed away under hospice care on Thursday, December 8, 2022, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth. Rachel was born on May 22, 1966, to... Full story

 
 By Lee Hamilton    Opinion    April 14, 2023

Comments on Congress: Why trustworthiness matters in our democracy

Early this year, the Gallup organization came out with a survey of Americans on how they view the ethics of various professions. Nurses ranked at the top. Doctors, pharmacists, and high school... Full story

 
 By Rebekah King    News    April 14, 2023

'Eskomos' mascot comes under fire again

The Esko school board is once again being asked to consider changing the school mascot's "Eskomos" nickname. The call for change from some community members comes as the Minnesota State Legislature is...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    April 14, 2023

Goats, bunnies killed in barn fire

A barn fire in rural Carlton County left numerous miniature goats dead and two farmers suffering from burns and smoke inhalation. Jody and Fast Eddie Westerberg of King Creek Hobby Farm, located on M...

 
 By Brady Slater    News    April 14, 2023

Carlton adopts rental agreements in appeal to tourism

The city of Carlton adopted first-time ordinances related to short-term vacation and camping rentals during its March city council meeting. The unanimous approvals mean vacation and camping rentals will need to be permitted. Vacation rentals will be...

 
 By Ted Lammi    News    April 14, 2023

Carlton maps out future deficit management

Carlton School District officials are working hard to reduce next year’s projected budget deficit, as the small school faces the consequences of years of declining enrollment leading to lower state revenues. Superintendent John Engstrom outlined...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    April 14, 2023

Ready, set, dig: Cloquet school board approves facilities project

When a group of community members formed in 2022 with the goal of bringing a million dollars’ worth of artificial turf to Bromberg Field, they could not have predicted that the Cloquet school board... Full story

 

State expands reach about long Covid

The Minnesota Department of Health is extending its long-Covid work this year with the aim to increase knowledge, awareness and resources for the condition among the public and providers. The effects... Full story

 

Newspapers play important role in ancestry research

Those enticing ads depicting people immigrating to a better life in the USA sponsored by Ancestry.com have succeeded in convincing millions of people to submit DNA samples as a means of finding their... Full story

 

MnDOT announces road construction projects

There are a few state road construction projects planned in Carlton County this season, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced this week through its District 1 office in Duluth that covers northeast Minnesota. The Minnesota Highway 210...

 

Stances require democracy

Sometimes lawyers have to argue in favor of issues they are opposed to. For example, a lawyer dedicated to First Amendment rights may defend a pornographer on constitutional grounds, although he’s...

 
 By Brady Slater    Sports    April 14, 2023

Wilderness sets sights on playoffs

The Minnesota Wilderness tuned up for the upcoming Robertson Cup playoffs by exorcizing a demon last week. Following eight straight losses to Midwest Division regular season champion Wisconsin... Full story

 
 By Bret Baker    Sports    April 14, 2023

Prehistoric monsters are a thrill to hook

Winter has officially worn out its welcome in the Baker household, and we decided to do something about it over spring break. Half our crew - Jamie, Josh and I - traveled to the Osage Arm of Lake of... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    April 14, 2023

Talent needs to cover inexperience in Esko

Following a 17-7 season last year, the Esko softball team will need to overcome the loss of five starters, including two pitchers, if they are to contend for a section title. Coach Jeff "Huff"... Full story

 

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