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Articles from the May 17, 2019 edition

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 By Jana Peterson    News    May 17, 2019

THE VAPE DEBATE

Cloquet High School principal Steve Battaglia has no doubt in his mind which generation is being targeted by e-cigarette manufacturers. He has only to rattle off the flavors - Fizzy Lemonade, Arctic... Full story

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    May 17, 2019

Voters say 'no' to school levy rise

There was no "third time's a charm" for Wrenshall referendum supporters, as 55 percent of school district residents who voted Tuesday rejected a $14.4 million bonding request for school facility...

 
 By Bethany Helwig    News    May 17, 2019

Moose Lake school bond fails

n the Moose Lake School District, more than 61 percent of voters said “no” to athletic facility improvements at the PreK-12 school. After the voting polls closed at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 14 and the ballots were tallied, the final count was 610...

 

It's 'showtime' at the library

Here at the Cloquet Library we are busy planning a variety of summer programs and events to celebrate reading and our community. Our summer reading season will run May 20-Aug. 2. Keiko Satomi,...

 
 By Jana Peterson    People    May 17, 2019

Esko woman played role in two acclaimed books

Carlton County authors and books will be well represented at the 31st annual Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards program next week, with history books about the 1918 fires in Thomson Township and...

 
 By Chris Gass    Outdoors    May 17, 2019

Dog poop adds up to more than a dirty shoe

I don’t know if anyone else has noticed, but the morning routine outside sure has changed from just a month ago. No more does it seem to be solemn and dark, and still past 6:30 a.m. Far from it, in...

 
 By Bret Baker    Outdoors    May 17, 2019

Follow the code to enjoy fishing

Minnesota fishing opener morning, my son Joseph and I arrived at Boy Scout Landing on the St. Louis River just past 5 a.m. The lower parking lot was already packed. We pulled in and found ourselves...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    May 17, 2019

'Jacks win conference title

The Lumberjacks boys team continued its march toward tennis domination Tuesday, and captured the Lake Superior Conference championship as a result. The Lumberjacks shut out Hermantown 7-0 at...

 
 By Dwight Cadwell    Sports    May 17, 2019

Lumberjack boys continue mastery on the links

The Lumberjacks boys golf team dominated play at their home meet last week, with the team coming in 34 points ahead of the next-closest team and Sam Baker winning the individual play. The...

 
 By Dwight Cadwell    Sports    May 17, 2019

Girl golfers get it in gear

The Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls golf team has not participated in many meets this spring but they are growing into the game, now that the weather is cooperating. Last week the Lady ’Jacks competed...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    May 17, 2019

Lumberjacks peaking for playoffs

The Cloquet boys baseball team made the two-hour trip to Princeton Friday night and promptly handed the Tigers a 5-3 loss as the ‘Jacks picked up their fifth win on the season. “The boys have been...

 

The ticker

Softball Friday, May 10 Cloquet-17 Princeton-3 The Lumberjacks scored five runs in the third, sixth and seventh innings to cruise to the road win in Princeton. The ‘Jacks bashed out 15 hits, including a three-run home run by Kiana Bender and three...

 

School and trades help each other out

Finding and getting started on a great career right out of high school is rarely an easy task. Yet helping to make that happen is what Cloquet High School, through its building trades program, has set...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    May 17, 2019

Sappi finishes revamp project

In the largest individual investment in the Cloquet mill since 2013, Sappi North America announced last week that it recently completed a $25 million capital investment at the local mill to...

 

Grad season is blooming

The big kids went first. While Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College celebrated its graduation Thursday, May 16, the next couple weeks offer a flurry of high school graduation ceremonies in Carlton County. Graduations are listed chronologically...

 

Broken wheel tossed train

A BNSF Railway derailment Feb. 16 was caused by a broken wheel, BNSF reported to the Federal Railroad Administration. The broken wheel caused 40 (out of 121) loaded coal cars to derail from the train tracks about four miles west of Cloquet three...

 

Cross country coach chosen

The Cloquet school board on Monday approved hiring high school business and technology teacher Chandra Allen as the next head coach of the cross-country teams this fall. Allen has been teaching in the district since 2013 and has coaching experience...

 

Our View: Investigations cost is money well spent

Well, it’s not exactly money well spent. But it’s essential to spend it. Our system depends on it. We’re talking about the money it costs the city of Cloquet to continually investigate complaints against city officials, police and councilors....

 

Pondering postal fixes

Most of us take the mail for granted. For years, you dropped a letter into the mail and it reached its destination, for the small price of a stamp. “Lost in the mail” is a joke: Mail doesn’t get...

 

WINDOW is our valuable resource

Virtually everyone from east central Minnesota is familiar with WINDOW Victim Services in Carlton, Kanabec and Pine counties. They have been providing safe, specialized and accessible services to survivors of domestic assault and sexual violence for...

 

Here's what we have for a budget

We’re in the final days of this year’s legislative session, and as negotiations continue for what will be Minnesota’s budget for the next two years, I wanted to highlight the important investments we made in the DFL House, and our pathway...

 

A comprehensive look at a strained America: The 'obsequious culture'

Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me ... well, maybe just a little ... no, wait ... they definitely hurt me. Whether or not you voted for our current president, the...

 

WRIGHT-CROMWELL news

It seems that this column is made up of mostly area announcements, but that’s just the way it is. There are just so many things going on in our area and many folks have taken the time to thank me...

 
 By Anne Dugan    Happenings    May 17, 2019

WRENSHALL news

Wrenshall filmmaker - and a driving force behind the Free Range Film Festival - Mike Scholtz is making the rounds on the film festival circuit with his new documentary, "Riplist." On Wednesday, May...

 

Obit: Gerald "Jerry" Haller

Gerald "Jerry" Haller, 85, well-known musician and entertainer, passed away May 2, 2019 in the University of Minnesota Hospital ICU in Minneapolis with family at his side, from complications after sur... Full story

 

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