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Articles from the May 3, 2019 edition

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Obituary: Kathryn Mary Vigliaturo

Kathryn Mary Vigliaturo, 84, of Carlton, Minn. passed away April 30, 2019 in Oak Terrace Senior Living in Jordan, Minn. She was born Sept. 11, 1934 in Carlton to Ed and Lillian (Godbout) Lavigne.... Full story


Obituary: Grace M. Otteson

Grace M. Otteson, 98, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Parklane Care Center in Wentzville, Mo. She was born Sept. 8, 1920 in Hibbing, Minn. to Carlo and Vittoria (Giovian) Colalillo. Grace worked... Full story


Historical Society preserves past, and looks to the future

Gathered together for a moment of celebration, supporters of the Carlton County Historical Society did not try to conceal their enthusiasm last week. Carlton County had just signed over the deed to...


Junior Rotarians wrap up the year

A total of 14 junior Rotarians planned and attended their final Cloquet Rotary Club lunch on Tuesday, April 16, marking the culmination of the 2018-2019 Junior Rotarian Program. Rotary is a worldwide...

 By Jana Peterson    News    May 3, 2019

Carlton, Wrenshall combine for football

They don't have a name or a mascot yet, but the combined Carlton-Wrenshall football team players know what colors they will be wearing - blue and orange - and that they will get to play football, and...

 By Mike Creger    People    May 3, 2019

Liquor store ownership change remains a family affair

There is some celebrating going on at Cold One Liquor in Cloquet this weekend. It's billed as a "new ownership grand opening" but the faces at the 15-year-old store will be familiar. Dean and Alison...

 News    May 3, 2019

Ziigwan Powwow honors Indian education community

The Cloquet Middle School gym was filled with the sound of footsteps, voices and beating drums Saturday, as nearly 400 people gathered for the annual Ziigwan (Spring) Powwow. Teresa Angell, Cloquet...

 News    May 3, 2019

Absentee voting available for Wrenshall, Moose Lake school referendums

Voters in the Wrenshall and Moose Lake school districts are being asked to approve an increase in school taxes to pay for improvements at the schools in local elections set for May 14. Eligible voters who can’t participate in the special elections... Full story

 By Luke Heine    Opinion    May 3, 2019

Guest column: A motherboard of an opportunity

Cloquet Senior High rocked. Sure, that hockey championship remained elusive (I see you, Edina), and we weren't getting Lakeside views (I see you, East), but - as far as I'm concerned - we had the best... Full story

 By Uriah Wilkinson    Opinion    May 3, 2019

A POLITICAL ACCOUNT: A step off in the right direction Part 2

Let’s get into it — it’s the donkey in the room — we still have a race issue in this nation and it’s not going away anytime soon. Nowhere else in the world is there as racially diverse a...

 By Hannah Baker    News    May 3, 2019

Class visit to D.C. magnifies learning

We boarded the bus with blankets, pillows and anticipation. Our long-awaited class trip was finally beginning. On April 11, 2019 at 2:00 in the morning, 34 seniors departed Cloquet High School and hea...


CAAEP students share school culture on podcast

In the space of about four years, the culture at the Cloquet Area Alternative Education Program has been transformed, thanks to a school-wide, top-to-bottom adoption of Restorative Practices, which fo...


Faith: From death to life

As I walk alongside my mother in her final journey from death to life, I realize that Christianity - as well as other religions, and nature itself -suggests that the pattern of transformation is not...


Our View: State needs to modify Cloquet sales tax

Cloquet’s local sales tax revenue is dedicated to specific projects and needs in our community. Seven years ago, the Minnesota Legislature and local voters allowed Cloquet to collect the tax — to be used specifically for park/trail improvements,...


Letter: There are many reasons to support school referendum

To the editor: We got the letter yesterday, telling us we will raise our taxes if we vote “yes” on the May 14 Wrenshall school referendum. Strange system. People actually get to vote to decide if they want to raise their own taxes. Usually tax...

 By Pete Radosevich    Opinion    May 3, 2019

Opinion: We appreciate Rick Nolan

I appreciate Rick Nolan. After Chip Cravaack broke the stranglehold Jim Oberstar had on the 8th Congressional District seat in 2010, Rick Nolan came out of political retirement and challenged...

 News    May 3, 2019

Longtime Cloquet Frank Lloyd Wright home now on display in Pennsylvania

Almost three years after it was dismantled, and moved brick by brick from Cloquet to Pennsylvania, the R.W. Lindholm House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright is open for business. The R.W. Lindholm House — known as Mäntylä, Finnish for “under the p...


Get your art fix Thursday

A Carlton County art crawl (driving recommended) from Cloquet to Carlton begins Thursday, May 9. The two-part event starts with an artist's reception for "chair lady" Kris Nelson 4-6 p.m. at the Pine... Full story


Free hearing screenings in May at CMH

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month. In recognition of this designation, the speech language department at Community Memorial Hospital will offer free hearing screenings. To schedule a screening, call 218-878-7010....


Special meeting Monday between Cloquet, county and tribal officials

The Cloquet City Council will meet in a special session with the Carlton County Board of Commissioners and Fond du Lac Reservation starting at 9 a.m. Monday, May 6, in the Lake Hall at the Black Bear Casino and Resort, to discuss mutual concerns...


Get rid of yard waste and brush

Yard waste and brush is being accepted at the Cloquet Public Works Garage, 410 Armory Road, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Yard wastes include leaves, grass and pine needles. Brush will be accepted and will be limited to a maximum of...


Burning brush or yard waste restricted

As warm and dry weather continues to spread throughout the state, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has added more northern Minnesota counties to the burn restriction list, which now includes Carlton, south St. Louis, Pine, Wright and Ait...


Winning formula?

The Moose Lake school district will be holding a bond referendum election Tuesday, May 14, to ask voters to approve the sale of bonds to complete the athletic field complex and build practice fields at the new school. There will be two questions on...


With the sunshine, Finnish music ramps up

We were enjoying some beautiful spring days with warmer temps and melting snow, when all of a sudden —BAM! — winter hit us again. Cold, strong winds and wet heavy snow sent us back to winter. Thankfully, we northern Minnesota Finns have lots of...

 By Leola Rodd    Happenings    May 3, 2019

Carlton happenings

Last Saturday the annual Chicken Swap was held at Carlton’s Four Seasons complex parking lot. Although the weather was a bit chilly, many local community members set up booths to trade or sell their...


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