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  • Obituary: Eleanore Ehmann

    May 17, 2024

    Eleanore Agnes Ehmann, 102, passed away peacefully May 7, 2024, at her home, surrounded by family. She was born on Aug. 14, 1921, in Cloquet to Alexander and Mabel (Brunette) Laveau. Eleanore moved to Cromwell at the age of 5, and graduated from Cromwell High School. The family then returned to Cloquet. Eleanore was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church, where she served on one of many Circles. She was employed at Walmart as a greeter for 19 years. Eleanore cherished every spontaneous... Full story

  • Obituary: Marjorie A. Hilman

    May 17, 2024

    Marjorie Ann (Seboe)Hilman, 85, of Wrenshall passed away May 8, 2024. She was born in Wrenshall to Gus and Mary Seboe on March 29, 1939, and graduated from Wrenshall High School in 1957. Marjorie was preceded in death by her daughter, Debra Slatten; sister Joanne Douglas; and brothers, Bernard and James Seboe. She is survived by her sister Irene Pollack; sons, Colin, Allen, and Brian Hillman; grandchildren, Amanda Wyman and Jake Hillman; great-grandchildren, Evan, Aiden, and Emmett Wyman; and numerous nieces and nephews. In accordance with... Full story

  • Obituary: George H. Olson

    May 17, 2024

    George H. Olson, 89, of Mahtowa entered into eternal rest on May 7, 2024, in Duluth. He was born on Aug. 30, 1934, to Herbert and Jennie (Lahti) Olson in Mahtowa. George served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1959. He was married to Sarah Hopp on Jan. 31, 1958. He retired from Potlatch in 1996 after 36 years of service. He enjoyed his family and friends, his hobby farm, gardening and fish frys. George is survived by his children, Susan (Ron) Bumann, Jeffrey Olson, Sally (Brad) Wilson, Mary (Mike... Full story

  • Obituary: Guy McFatridge

    May 17, 2024

    Guy Eldon McFatridge, Mizhakii Giizhig, was born May 22, 1962, to John "Danny" and Elaine (DeFoe) McFatridge in Cloquet. He grew up in Cloquet and lived in South Dakota while attending Flandreau Indian School, graduating in 1980. Following graduation, Guy enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. After serving his country, Guy became a certified butcher and welder. He worked at a local meat market. Guy later went to school and became a heavy machine operator and worked for Fond du Lac Reservation for... Full story

  • Death Notices

    May 17, 2024

    Keith John Buddish, 66, of Cloquet passed away on May 10, 2024, at his home in Cloquet. A celebration of life for Keith will be held on Saturday, May 25 from 1 p.m. until the 3 p.m. time of sharing memories at Nelson Funeral Care, Cloquet, www.nelsonfuneralcare.net. Gerald “Jerry” Dale Cran passed away on May 11, 2024. He worked in a variety of engineering and managerial positions for Potlatch, including in Cloquet. Services will be held on Friday, May 31 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary in Duluth. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m... Full story

  • Obituary: Theodore E. Micke

    May 17, 2024

    Theodore E. "Ted" Micke, 91, of Cloquet passed away Friday, May 10, 2024, at his home. He was born Feb. 19, 1933, in Cloquet, the son of Theodore and Albena (Demers) Micke. Ted graduated from Our Lady of Sacred Heart School, Cloquet Sr. High School in 1951, and the University of Minnesota-Duluth in 1963. He served in the U.S. Army from February 1953 until January 1956. Ted was united in marriage to Mary Irene Brunner on April 28, 1956. He worked at 1st National Bank in Cloquet for 25 years,... Full story

  • Korby's Connections: It's kids simply playing

    Steve Korby|May 17, 2024

    On a bright, sunshiny spring afternoon, my wife and I were assigned to pick up our grandkids after school from Churchill Elementary in Cloquet. The school is within walking distance of home. I usually wait for my grandson, who is in first grade, outside of the door where he’s released. My wife goes to a second building to meet my granddaughter, who is 4 and in preschool. Max came running out of the school doors, saw me and gave me a big hug, then asked if he could go to the playground. With p... Full story

  • Wright/Cromwell news

    Jennie K. Hanson|May 17, 2024

    Our sympathies to the family of Dale H. Borchardt, 78, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, who died April 16. He was born in Carlton and grew up on the family farm with his brother, and two sisters. He attended school in Cromwell. Cromwell-Wright graduation is at 7 p.m. Friday, May 17. The Floodwood VFW and Auxiliary will honor our veterans at 11 a.m. at the city park in Wright on Memorial Day, May 27. Lunch will follow at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church. They will be honoring Don Hutar and Marvin Aho this year....

  • Kettle River news

    Marcia Sarvela|May 17, 2024

    There will be a car show 1-3 p.m. Sunday, May 19 at the Suomalainen Kirkko Cultural Center on Highway 73 and County Road 6 West. The next City council meeting is 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 21 at the Kettle River Senior center. The next Ma & Pa Kettle Days meeting is 6 p.m. Sunday, May 19 at the Kettle River Senior Center. The next Finnish Luncheon is 12 p.m. Tuesday, May 21. Everyone is invited to attend. Come and visit with your friends as you enjoy lunch. Mark your calendar for the Holy Trinity/Faith Lutheran Jump into June early sale, 9 a.m. to 1...

  • Wilderness reach out to local players

    Pine Knot News|May 17, 2024

    The Minnesota Wilderness North American Tier 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) team has added 11 players over the last few weeks to its roster for its first season under new ownership. The Wilderness made two selections in the NA3HL draft held April 24 and followed that with nine player tenders. The first player added to the franchise was Cloquet-Esko-Carlton forward Ryan Jones. The 18-year-old Jones was the second-round, 49th overall selection. Jones played 23 games for the CEC Lumberjacks in his senior season, recording six goals and six assists. Mark...