Articles from the April 26, 2019 edition

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The Nerf war begins

The parking lot at Pinehurst Park saw more action than a McDonald's drive-through Tuesday night, with numerous cars parked in clumps around the lot while other vehicles moved through slowly. Each car...

 

Obituary: Albert 'Pete' W. White

Albert “Pete” W. White, age 84 of Carlton, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at Inter-Faith Care Center. He was born August 10, 1934 in Cloquet, MN to Alfred and Edna (Larson) White and gra... Full story

 

Obituary: Harriet F. Kruger

Harriet F. Kruger, 88, of Cloquet, Minn. passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton. She was born Nov. 30, 1930 in Cloquet to Harry and Frances (Grabowski) Youngbauer... Full story

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    April 26, 2019

Cloquet police chief on leave, but cleared of all allegations

According to city administrator Aaron Reeves, Cloquet Police Chief Jeff Palmer was placed on "voluntary paid leave" effective April 16. Reeves said he could not elaborate on Palmer's absence, but...

 

An egg-cellent day for Easter fun!

Thank goodness Easter came later this year. Had it fallen a week earlier, the parking lot at Cloquet's Pine Valley would have been covered in snow. Instead, the day was bright and sunny - although...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    April 26, 2019

County board moves to proceed with new jail

After several studies and countless meetings, the Carlton county board of commissioners voted to proceed with final plans for a new jail construction. The size of the jail, the total cost of the project, the location of the building, and the means...

 

Double debut: Cloquet opens spring play and renovated theater Thursday

There will be murder, mystery, and plenty of laughs next week when Cloquet High School presents this year's spring play, "CLUE." Based on the cult classic comedy starring Tim Curry and Christopher Llo...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    April 26, 2019

Middle school to continue life skills classes

Cloquet school board members voted unanimously for life skills over computer programming during their regular meeting Monday. At issue was a proposal by Cloquet Middle School principal Tom Brenner to...

 

New Wine presents 'Godspell'

It's spring in Carlton County, and that means it's time for the latest theatrical production by New Wine, a Christian youth musical/drama ministry of Zion Lutheran Church in Cloquet. Always musical,...

 

Local nature writer, publisher, win book award

Stone Ridge Press and author Larry Weber recently won the prestigious silver Benjamin Franklin award from the Independent Book Publishers Association for Weber's latest book, "Web Watching: A Guide...

 

Pancake breakfast Saturday

The Cloquet Golden K Kiwanis club will hold its annual pancake breakfast fundraiser 7:30-11 a.m. Saturday, April 27 at the Cloquet VFW. Cost is $6 Adult, $3 ages 6-12, and free for ages 5 and under. Proceeds help support local projects,...

 

Murder at the Museum

The Moose Lake Area Historical Society presents “Murder at the Museum,” an interactive mystery dinner theatre with a cast of local actors. The one-time event will take place Saturday, May 4 at the Soo Line Event Center, and includes a 6 p.m. soc...

 

Fond du Lac Band buys AmericInn

The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa purchased the 43-room AmericInn hotel at 1716 Highway 201 in Carlton, for $2.85 million from REETI, LLC on March 8, according to Carlton County records. According to Carlton County assessor Kyle Holmes,...

 

Hotdish cook-off Saturday

Taste a range of locally made hotdishes and vote for your favorite at the United Way’s Hotdish Cook-off, 4-6 p.m. Saturday, April 27 at The Jack bar in Cloquet. The Holy Hootenanners will provide music during the fundraiser; proceeds go toward I...

 

DNR conservation officer dies in the line of duty

A Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officer has died in the line of duty following an incident Friday, April 19 on Cross Lake in Pine City. CO Eugene Wynn, who patrolled the Pine City station, and a deputy with the Pine County...

 

Opinion: Don't give up on West End

When the city of Cloquet was in its youth, the West End was the place to be. The area west of what is now Highway 33 — which didn’t exist then — was the heart of the city. Included in its many offerings were banks, myriad shops, a newspaper, railr...

 

Opinion: Who's looking out for the businesses?

When someone is looking to start or expand their business in Cloquet, they usually call City Hall first. If they do, they’ll be directed to Holly Hansen, Cloquet’s community development director. Hol...

 
 By Jack Eudy    Opinion    April 26, 2019

Opinion: Open enrollment benefits Wrenshall

Open enrollment brings different opinions on its effects in a school district. If you have a conversation with someone about open enrollment, you find out how much they do not understand the benefits...

 

Letter: Investigation costs cut both ways for Cloquet

To the editor: After reading that councilors Steve Langley and Dakota Koski and Sarah Marczak Palmer were concerned and questioning the cost to the city of Cloquet of investigations into allegations sent to the city by Wade Lamirande, I was left...

 

Letter: Some tips on tipping the referendum balance

To the editor: Tony’s tips for referendum failure: Form an “advisory” committee of community members (some can be from outside the district); advise having another referendum for $2 million more than the one that failed; hire a company as they have 8...

 

Opinion: A step off in the right direction

A dark room inhabited by 50 people, barely lit with an amalgamation of dimmed overhead lights, fluorescent signs and lit smartphones. The atmosphere is stuffy and thick, a direct result of too many...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    April 26, 2019

Signs of understanding

Cloquet Middle School will soon be sporting some spectacular new signs featuring Ojibwe-style art by all 220 sixth-graders, along with words in both English and Ojibwe. CMS sixth-graders recently work...

 

Wright-Cromwell news

Greetings to all our area folks who attended worship services and/or gathered together with their family and friends over the Easter weekend. It seems a very special time for so many, and the thought...

 

Obituary: Roger Fenton Davis

Roger Fenton Davis, 87, of Cloquet, Minn. passed away Sunday, April 14, 2019 in Barnes Care in Esko with his loving family by his side. He was born Aug. 9, 1931 in Sisseton, S.D. to Frank and Marion... Full story

 

Obituary: Verna Adeline Sundeen

Verna Adeline Sundeen, 93, of Esko, Minn. passed away Saturday, April 20, 2019 in Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton. She was born Feb. 26, 1926 in Cloquet to William and Sigrid Mattson. She grew up i... Full story

 

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