Articles from the May 20, 2022 edition
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Planned fire forged through partnership
Plenty of excitement, and smoke, was in the air and forests along University Road in Cloquet last week. On Wednesday, May 11, a contingent of 25 fire practitioners purposely burned 9.5 acres of the... Full story
FDLTCC graduates celebrate together, at last
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College marked its first in-person spring graduation ceremony since 2019 on Thursday, May 12. Sixty of the college's 126 graduates from fall 2021, spring 2022, and... Full story
Famine, now feast on the water front
The St. Louis River hit flood stage last weekend, quietly flowing over its banks at Scanlon before violently erupting through the Minnesota Power dam at Thomson/Carlton in dramatic fashion... Full story
Obituary: Vincent "Bud" J. Schmidt
Vincent “Bud” J. Schmidt, 91, of Cloquet passed away May 14, 2022, at Evergreen Knoll. He was born Nov. 29, 1930, in Sandstone, the son of Joseph and Emma (Trapp) Schmidt. He graduated from... Full story
Obituary: Marion Patricia (Isaacks) Larsen
Marion Patricia (Isaacks) Larsen, beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully Friday, May 6, 2022, after a brief battle with cancer. Marion, born Aug. 27,... Full story
Obituary: Thomas Jeffrey Danger
Thomas Jeffrey Danger, born Oct. 15, 1952, in Crookston, passed peacefully on March 25, 2022, in his home, with family. Tom graduated from Esko High School in 1970. He went on to earn his bachelor's... Full story
Obituary: Eleanore June Huisinger
Eleanore J. Huisinger, 89, of Cloquet passed away Feb. 2, 2022, at Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton. She was born June 20, 1932, in Gary, South Dakota, the daughter of Nels and Anna (Hanson)... Full story
Fire destroys Barnum home
A fire Saturday night destroyed a Barnum home and garage Friday night. According to a news release from the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office, Carlton County dispatch got a call reporting a garage fire at 8:38 p.m. Friday, May 14 on the 3700 block...
Farmers market opening soon
The Carlton County farmers market will have its first Saturday sale of the season from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 4, in front of Premiere Theatres in Cloquet. The Carlton site opens Tuesday, June 21, from 4 to 6 p.m. in McFarland Park, Hwy 210...
Master gardeners plan spring sale
The annual Carlton County master gardeners plant sale is coming to the Veterans Park pavilion June 4, starting at 9 a.m. Lots of perennials, vegetable starts, bulbs and more will be available for $2,...
Load restrictions extended
The Carlton County transportation department is extending the spring load restrictions of 5 tons per axle on all county gravel roads until May 23, 2022. In addition, spring load restriction of 5 tons per axle will remain in place on Stark Road from...
Cloquet police seek input
As part of the process of accepting grant funding for the implementation of body-worn cameras, the Cloquet Police Department held the first of three public hearings during Tuesday’s city council meeting for public input. Police chief Derek Randall...
Filing period open for local offices
The filing period for state and local offices — only those that could require primary elections in August — is open through May 31. Minnesota’s primary election day is Aug. 9. The city of Cloquet has four positions up for election in November,... Full story
Offering a musical lesson
Duluth musician Gaelynn Lea not only performed for the entire student body at Washington Elementary last Thursday, she had a conversation with them: 250 students at a time in two sessions. "How many... Full story
Wrenshall Board hears from unhappy residents
Nearly two dozen people attended Monday's Wrenshall school board meeting, none of them to address agenda items. Four people spoke; two others belatedly said they wanted to give their time to the...
Carlton principal is moving on
The Carlton school board is searching for a new principal after it accepted the resignation of Ben Midge at its meeting Monday. Under advice from superintendent John Engstrom, the district will seek to fill a position of elementary principal, which...
MnDOT: Highway project delayed
Construction on Minnesota highways 210 and 73 in Cromwell will be temporarily delayed, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced last week. It did not provide details on why the project is delayed. “The new start date will be...
Building remains in stairway limbo
After another round of seeking funding to fix the failing outdoor back stairs to his apartment building, Roger Bruhn said this week that he has come up empty again. It likely means that by June 1,...
Obituary: Thomas C. Lindevig
Thomas C. Lindevig, 63 of Cloquet, passed away Friday, May 13, 2022, at Miller-Dwan Hospital in Duluth. He was born in Cloquet on March 23, 1959, the son of Lorren and Beverly (Eknes) Lindevig. Tom... Full story
Justice Center bids coming in June
After years of planning by the Carlton County board of commissioners and county administration, major bid packages for the county’s justice center are scheduled to be released June 10, closing June 30. A guaranteed maximum price for the justice...
Cromwell choir sings for Cardinals
Cromwell-Wright choir director MaryRose Varo and her students sing the national anthem prior to the Cardinals baseball and softball games against Barnum on Tuesday afternoon in Cro...
John David Clawson, 87, passed away Dec. 27, 2021. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, May 21, at Big Lake Covenant Church, 702 Salmi Road, Cloquet. Interment and luncheon will follow. Clara Hurst Skelton, 86, of Cloquet and formerly of Orr, passed away... Full story
Indigenous grants help with cultural projects
The Northland Foundation recently awarded seven Maada’ookiing grants. The Maada’ookiing board met in March to review and approve awards. Maada’ookiing (“the distribution” in Ojibwe) is a Northland Foundation program to strengthen relationsh...
Murder trial to start after jury is set
Jury selection started Monday, May 16, in the long-awaited homicide trial of 35-year-old Sheldon Thompson, with the trial expected to last into early June. Thompson is accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend, Jackie Defoe, her unborn child, and he...
She's all in on Harvard
What's the secret to getting into Harvard? Finding and following your passion, said Cloquet High School senior Harmony Fisher. Which, in her case, is birds. It is a "random" fascination she owes to...