Articles from the April 14, 2023 edition

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Host of Esko athletes commit

Five Esko football players from the Class of 2023 have signed to play college football. College-bound Eskomo players include Matthew Peterson (St. John's), Nolan Witt (Wisconsin-Stout), Javonte... Full story


DNR certifies record northern

An angler caught and released a 46 1/4- inch northern pike on Mille Lacs Lake that the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources certified as a tie with the current catch-and-release state record. Brad Lila caught and released the fish Jan. 22. “I...


Trout season set to open Saturday

Minnesota’s stream trout season opens Saturday with quality fishing opportunities in every region of the state, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reports. Brook trout and splake fishing also open on Lake Superior and its tributary...


Spring turkey hunt is on

Minnesota turkey hunting began this week, with opportunities available now through May 31. The season is divided into six hunt periods, A through F. A spring turkey license will provide the opportunity to hunt all permit areas in the state, with the...


Moose count remains steady

This year’s population estimate of 3,290 moose marks a decade of Minnesota’s moose population remaining relatively stable, according to the results of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ 2023 aerial population survey. Although the...


College to host an 'Earth week'

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is hosting its annual Earth Week Celebration April 17-20. It will feature presenters, games, prizes and food. The week opens on Monday with a feast and presentations on the role of tribal agencies and the... Full story


University gets forest grant

The University of Minnesota has received a $319,820 grant from the Minnesota Forest Resources Council to assess carbon sequestration, storage, and emissions associated with Minnesota forests and forest products. The Department of Natural Resources...


Honor society serves Barnum community

Members of the Barnum High School John O. Calverley Chapter of the National Honor Society have demonstrated excellence in "scholarship, service, leadership, and character." During the school year,... Full story


Obituary: Alyce Elaine Frost

Alyce Elaine Frost, 90, of Esko went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Feb. 28, 2023. Alyce was born on May 8, 1932, in Birch Creek Township, Denham, Minnesota, to Leonard and Marie (Olson)... Full story


Obituary: Karen Leigh Fox

Karen Leigh Fox, 69, of Cloquet passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2023, at Community Memorial Hospital in Cloquet. She was born Sept. 2, 1953, in Moose Lake to Gale "Bud" and Shirley Beccue. She grew... Full story


Death notice: Elizabeth Ann "Beth" Bjorklund Anderson

Elizabeth Ann “Beth” Bjorklund Anderson, 99, formerly of Cloquet, died peacefully on Feb. 17, 2023, in Las Vegas. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. April 26 at Zion Lutheran Church in Cloquet. Arrangements by Nelson Funeral... Full story


Death notice: David J. Kjoberg

David J. Kjoberg, 78, of Cloquet passed away on March 29, 2023. Visitation: 12 p.m. until the 1 p.m. service May 6 at the River of Life Church in Cloquet.... Full story


Death notice: Richard Joseph "Ricky" Dobosenski

Richard Joseph “Ricky” Dobosenski, 39, of Sturgeon Lake died March 28, 2023. A gathering of friends and family was held April 5 at Hope Lutheran Church in Moose Lake. Arrangements by Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose... Full story


Carlton happenings

Spring has arrived, and the snow drifts are going down slowly. I am looking forward to rescuing the Christmas decorations and lights, and checking out my drooping lilac bushes. Let’s all look...


Wright/Cromwell news

Congratulations to the fourth graders of the Cromwell-Wright School on collecting $1,906.29 and six large boxes of non-perishable food items for the Tri-Community Food shelf. They exceeded their goal...


With the warmth come the ticks

Carlton County Public Health and Human Services is reminding residents to be on the lookout for ticks as warmer temperatures finally come to the region. A variety of diseases are spread by ticks in...

 By Brady Slater    People    April 14, 2023

Cloquet native debuts poems at 75

Not every poem Patrick Stevens writes will see the light of day. Some are crafted simply to get it all out. "I'm venting a lot of anger in my poetry at this point about snow," Stevens said last week,... Full story


Carlton spring play opens Saturday

Carlton High School thespians will perform "Epic Fail" by Bradley Hayward at 2 and 6 p.m. Saturday, April 15 at the Encore Performing Arts Center in Cloquet. As the play is described: "Teenagers are... Full story


Online update: Carlton County officials issue flood alert

Because of the recent high temperatures and reduced overnight freezing, Carlton County is already beginning to experience flooding in many areas. The National Weather Service issued a flood warning... Full story


History mystery

In the 1963 crowd photo of area residents welcoming home Cloquet's state runner-up basketball team, we heard from 1963 graduate Helen (Waldorf) Witte, who noticed herself and others in the lower left...


Online update: Rapid snowmelt causes high flows in WLSSD system

Rapid snow melt continues to cause high flows in Western Lake Superior Sanitary District’s (WLSSD) sanitary sewer collection system in Duluth. Peak flow to the wastewater treatment plant exceeded 120 million gallons per day on Tuesday, April 11th...


Obituary: Noah Jerry Feehan

Noah Jerry Feehan, age 39 of Cloquet, passed away April 12th, 2023, in his home, surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with Glioblastoma. Noah was born September 20th, 1983 to Randy and H... Full story


Obituary: Lillian F. Davis

Lillian F. Davis, age 91, of Carlton, passed away Friday, April 14, 2023 at her home with family by her side. She was born March 27, 1932, in Crosby, Minnesota, the daughter of Melvin and Gladys... Full story


Obituary: Donald "Don" Hoyt

Donald “Don” Hoyt, 69, of Duluth passed away April 16, 2023, at St. Luke’s in Duluth. He was born in Superior Township to Leo and Emma (Beeman) Hoyt on March 7, 1954. He grew up in a rural... Full story


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