Articles from the April 23, 2021 edition
Sorted by date Results 1 - 25 of 35
Students march against injustice
The same day that a Minneapolis jury was hearing closing arguments in the case of a police officer accused of killing a Black man, nearly three dozen Carlton High School students walked out of school...
Chauvin verdict one step toward 'true justice,' state leaders say
Even as people flocked to downtown Minneapolis Tuesday to celebrate the guilty verdict in the case of former police officer Derek Chauvin, many of Minnesota’s elected leaders vowed the state’s fight for racial justice wouldn’t end with this cas... Website
Wrenshall celebrates homecoming
The Wrenshall Homecoming ceremonies were titled "A Black Mask Affair" and the dress code was formal at the April 9 event held in the school gymnasium. Zeke Rousseau-Sheff was crowned homecoming king,...
Lake Country Power elects new board members
A community of cooperative members “plugged in” — literally — to Lake Country Power for a virtual annual meeting held via Zoom videoconference Thursday evening, April 15. More than 125 members and guests heard about working through the...
Jail planning shifts into high gear
With an end-of-year clock ticking, county officials are digging into the details of what a new Carlton County jail building plan will look like. The county's building committee, court system, finance...
Survey looks to future of school district
The Carlton school board agreed this week to move forward with a survey of district residents on a list of options for the future of the district. The survey will come after attempts to consolidate...
The Nerf war is back
After a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic, students from Cloquet, Esko and Carlton high schools are holding another “Nerf war” — so don’t be surprised to see kids chasing each other with brightly colored Nerf guns in the name of fun and for...
Council considers dropping labor agreements
Cloquet City Councilors took a step toward getting rid of the city requirement for project labor agreements Tuesday, as recommended by staff in response to a lawsuit targeting PLAs in Cloquet, Duluth and Two Harbors. A number of people — mostly... Full story
Township takes action to address missing road signs
The Thomson Township board of supervisors is exploring the idea of making the township’s own road sign repair, after multiple complaints from residents about missing signs. Supervisor Bill Gerard reported at the township meeting Thursday, April 17,...
Another view: Verdict is a step toward accountability
Tuesday’s conviction was right. For the Floyd family, nothing will bring back George, but this verdict is a first step toward accountability. Attorney General Keith Ellison and his team did great... Full story
Guest View: It's time to protect those who protect us
I retired in 2020 after more than three decades as a firefighter, the last nine years as Cloquet Area Fire District fire chief. And while I carry with me many positive memories of my time serving the... Full story
Letters to the editor: Keep all gods out of government
On the same day I read a letter in this newspaper with the heading, “God should guide us,” Asa Hutchison, governor of Arkansas, signed a bill making it legal for doctors in that state to refuse medical treatment to LGBT people because of their re... Full story
Letters to the editor: Biogas bill supports toxic polluters
There is a bill currently proposed in the legislature that would subsidize huge animal confinement operations by turning their toxic manure problem into “biogas,” under the misnomer “Natural Gas Innovation Act” (SF 421/HF239). It would also g... Full story
On The Mark: Staying in touch with godchildren is a joy
Do you have godchildren? It was customary when my husband and I were born, mid-twentieth century, to acquire them. Having godchildren and keeping in touch can be so much fun, a form of extended...
As I write my article, the weather has taken a turn for dark clouds, overcast and rain (again). We are all waiting for the sun to shine and dry out our yards so the raking can begin. On Monday, May 10...
Help support the ADK teachers sorority’s takeout dinner fundraiser for area scholarships from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday, April 23 at the Rustic Diner in Barnum. Dinner includes barbecued pork, chicken,...