Articles from the April 15, 2022 edition

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 By Jana Peterson    News    April 15, 2022

Winds of change blow over forestry center

A few miles west of Cloquet, in the heart of the Fond du Lac Reservation, sits the Cloquet Forestry Center. Owned by the University of Minnesota, the woodland site has been the primary research and... Full story

 By Dan Reed    News    April 15, 2022

Esko student pitches county redistricting plan

The only person to propose a plan at Tuesday's county redistricting hearing was an Esko High School student. He was also the only person to get his plan in on time. Senior Nathan Barta explained his...


History mystery: Barnum bus

The Carlton County Historical Society has this iconic photo of a Greyhound bus with formal lettering on the border saying, simply, “Barnum, Minnesota.” It’s as if it were a promotional piece or souve... Full story


Science fair students dazzle at state

A total of 19 Cloquet students, along with research mentors Dr. Cynthia Welsh and William Bauer, attended the Minnesota State Science & Engineering Fair earlier this month. The event was held online... Full story


The river rages

Pine Knot photo contributor Dan Malkovich got up and close to a turbulent St. Louis River in Jay Cooke State Park on Monday. He’s a regular visitor and said the big melt, along with stormy, wet w... Full story

 By Rebekah King    News    April 15, 2022

Thomson: Hwy. 61 plan gets support

The Thomson Township Board of Supervisors voted to sign a letter of support for Carlton County’s planned reconstruction project for County State Aid Highway 61 at its meeting on April 7. Following a presentation by county engineer JinYeene Neumann a...


Obituary: Mabel Cherrier

Mabel Cherrier, 96, of Cloquet passed away peacefully at Sunnyside Care Center on Feb. 2, 2022. She was born in Birmingham, England on May 25, 1925. At the age of 21 she became a war bride and soon... Full story


Obituary: Dan Raymond Eller

Dan Raymond Eller, 65, of Chaska died unexpectedly Thursday, March 31, 2022, at his home. Dan was born Dec. 2, 1956, in Moose Lake to Donald and Esther (Mahlman) Eller, the youngest of four children.... Full story


Obituary: Christine "Chris" Lanor Fall

Christine “Chris” Lanor Fall, 74, of Ashland, Wisconsin, died March 23, 2022, at Ashland Health Services. She was born Aug. 27, 1947, in Cloquet to William “Bill” and Florence Fall of Carlton... Full story


Obituary: Lorraine A. Laine

Lorraine A. Laine, 84, of Saginaw passed away Sunday, April 10, 2022, at Diamond Willow in Cloquet. She was born Feb. 15, 1938, in Cloquet, the daughter of Maurice and Hilda (Bjork) Tromblay.... Full story


Obituary: Audrey J. Boss

Audrey J. Boss, 89, of Cloquet passed away Sunday, April 10, 2022, at Evergreen Knoll. She was born April 25, 1932, in Duluth, the daughter of Howard and Charlotte (Bowers) Gallea. Audrey graduated... Full story


Obituary: Nancy Ruth (Peterson) Burry

Nancy Ruth (Peterson) Burry, 70, passed away April 6, 2022, in North Carolina after a brief battle with esophageal cancer. She was born Dec. 18, 1951, in Cloquet to Arlene and Roland Peterson. Nancy... Full story


Death notices: Christensen, House

Dale Lester Christensen, 75, of Cloquet passed away at his home on Thursday, March 30, 2022. Private family services will be held at a future time. Arrangements are being provided by Whispering Pines Funeral & Cremation Service serving Northern... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    April 15, 2022

The Wilderness way

The Minnesota Wilderness has enjoyed a huge second-half resurgence this season and are fighting for a top playoff spot in the North American Hockey League. What most local fans of the Cloquet-based te... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    April 15, 2022

Hockey: Bender lands a pro deal

On Tuesday, Cloquet graduate Koby Bender finally reached the end of a long hockey road when he signed a professional contract with the Bridgeport Islanders of the American Hockey League after... Full story


Wilderness: Playoff chase is still active this weekend

Hopes the Minnesota Wilderness will ensure a chance to play in the postseason will have to wait one more week, as they fell Saturday to the Janesville Jets, 6-3. The Jets scored twice in the first period and built a 5-1 lead before the midway point... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    April 15, 2022

Cloquet struggles against Spartans

Opening the high school softball season against one of the top teams in the area is never easy, but to open on the road when your team has not had a chance to practice outside is even tougher. That... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    April 15, 2022

Slow start dooms Esko

Opening the high school softball season against one of the top teams in the area is never easy, but to open on the road when your team has not had a chance to practice outside is even tougher. That... Full story


Faith: Resurrection shows that God cares

Happy Easter. Why does the Resurrection actually matter? As Christians, we take it for granted that Jesus of Nazareth was killed and rose from the dead and will not die again. But we may not actually... Full story


Local church directory

Bethany-Bethlehem Lutheran Parish Rev. Debra L. Hanson-Carlson Bethlehem Lutheran Church Hwy 210 & Third St., Wright 218-357-2593, [email protected] Worship: 9 a.m. Bethany Lutheran Church 5660 Hwy 210,... Full story


Stories from 'the old ones' fill new book

With the publication of his new book, "We spoke of many things," Carlton County historian, playwright, journalist, businessman and political activist Dan Reed completed what was really a lifelong... Full story


On the Mark: Students hit stage with song

It was an exciting night in the Cromwell-Wright school auditorium last Thursday. It began with 11 of our high school choral students singing their hearts out in solos, duets, and ensembles. The solos... Full story


Mesabi Symphony returns to Moose Lake

Since the Mesabi Symphony Orchestra first performed in Moose Lake in 2018, residents have been asking: “When can we get them back?” The answer is April 24. The orchestra will perform as part of the se... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    April 15, 2022

CEC Hockey fees won't be raised

After Cloquet school board members seemed to indicate in March they were OK with the idea of increasing player fees for hockey, four of five board members present voted against the proposal Monday. Hockey players already pay the highest school...


County Seat play postponed until May

“Suite Surrender” has surrendered to the pandemic, at least for now. The first weekend was postponed when one actor got Covid, now the second weekend is also postponed after two more actors came down with the bug. “We decided to stop all rehea... Full story


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