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Obituary: Richard Allen Likness Sr.

Richard Allen Likness Sr., 63, of Madison, Wis. passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2019 in Agrace HospiceCare. He was born on June 19, 1955 and was adopted by Joseph and June Likness. He grew up in... Full story

 
 By Dan Reed    News    May 24, 2019

Popular county auditor Gassert will retire after 29 years

By the end of next week, Paul Gassert will retire from his job as Carlton County auditor/treasurer. Gassert has been with the county since 1990 and is one of the longest-serving elected officials in...

 

MEMORIAL DAY: Healing from war comes - in time

On Memorial Day weekend, we honor those who have died serving in the U.S. military. While Esko's Dale Erickson survived his stint in the Korean War, he came home a different person. "Some Marines... Full story

 
 By Clarence Sharpe    People    May 24, 2019

Book Review: The Vietnam War: My Life in the Air and on the Ground

Hardcover with dust jacket 288 pages - 80 original and historically significant photos/images, many in full color including scenic photos, battlefield images, and flight plan and target maps. 8.5 x...

 

Robotics teams take on Detroit

Robotics teams from Cloquet and Esko got a taste of the big stage spotlight in Detroit in late April during the FIRST Championship. FIRST, an acronym for "For Inspiration and Recognition of Science...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    May 24, 2019

Holiday plans are forming

Memorial Day begins early for Honor Guard members each year, as they stop at the various cemeteries dotted across the county. It’s important to make that effort, said Cloquet Combined Honor Guard...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    May 24, 2019

Council debates interim police commander pay

After some debate Tuesday, Cloquet city councilors unanimously approved a temporary pay raise for Cloquet police commander Carey Ferrell, who has been fulfilling the duties of police chief since Chief...

 
 By Chris Gass    Outdoors    May 24, 2019

Controlling runoff at home can be easy

Last week, I was able to attend a two-day workshop on stormwater practices geared towards teaching the best ways to inspect and maintain green stormwater infrastructure. No doubt, the workshop is...

 

Plenty of work left on St. Louis River

Work on an extensive habitat restoration project will take place this summer in the St. Louis River estuary, where the river enters Lake Superior. The two-part project will restore 240 acres of coasta...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    May 24, 2019

Lumberjacks rally to defeat Eskomos

A late rally by Cloquet helped propel the Lumberjack baseball team to a 7-5 win over next-door neighbor Esko at Ed Mettner field in Cloquet Tuesday evening. The 'Jacks trailed 4-2 entering the bottom...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    May 24, 2019

Season ends for Lumberjacks boys tennis team

The Cloquet boys tennis team opened the Section 7A boys tennis tournament by thumping Duluth Marshall 7-0 on Friday and then being bounced out of the playoffs 4-3 on Saturday by Virginia. "Getting...

 

Tomhave earns another trip to state match

Cloquet senior Peter Tomhave is the Section 7A champion, again. Individual sections play began Tuesday in Duluth at Longview Tennis Center where Tomhave, Cloquet's No. 1 singles player, steamrolled th...

 
 By Dwight Cadwell    Sports    May 24, 2019

Esko takes boys track title; girls are second

The Eskomos boys track team captured the 2019 Polar League Track and Field Championship crown last week in Esko while the girls team took a close second to Two Harbors. The Esko boys finished ahead of Two Harbors with a team total of 145.5 points...

 

The ticker

Baseball Baseball Thursday, May 16 Barnum-9 East Central-6 Ryan Weller pitched the Bombers to the win by giving up just three earned runs in 6 1/3 innings of work in Barnum on Thursday. Weller picked up seven strikeouts in the win on the mound....

 
 By Bret Baker    Outdoors    May 24, 2019

A tale of a reluctant trapper

Jamie startled me awake in the middle of the night. She nonchalantly informed me, “You have something in your trap.” We peered shoulder-to-shoulder into the backyard. The moon illuminated a...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    May 24, 2019

Lumberjacks dominate Lake Conference meet

The Cloquet boys and girls track teams ran away with the Lake Superior Conference titles May 14, in Superior. The Lumberjacks boys took first place with 192.50 points with Denfeld finishing a distant...

 
 By Mike Creger    News    May 24, 2019

Carlton schools continue course toward consolidation

The Carlton school district is flirting with the possibilities of consolidation with Cloquet as discussion with Wrenshall has ebbed and flowed over the past few years. At the school board meeting Monday, there was some back-and-forth about how...

 

Cloquet wins big at state science fair

Cloquet had 29 students participate in the Minnesota Academy of Science State Science Fair in March. The annual competition showcases Minnesota's best and brightest students in the fields of science,...

 
 By Kim Samuelson    People    May 24, 2019

Students explore nature's classroom

Have you heard the old saying, "How do you eat an elephant? ... One bite at a time." I heard this saying often when I was young and wondered what it meant, and: Who would want to eat an elephant? As...

 
 By Emily Swanson    News    May 24, 2019

FOOD SOURCES: From France to Midwest, creating food culture

Our region is flush with great food. From the Fond du Lac Band's indigenous gardeners to Mahtowa beekeepers, Wrenshall sustainable farmers, Carlton shiitake mushroom growers, Esko picklers, Moose...

 
 By Anne Dugan    Happenings    May 24, 2019

Wrenshall News

Anyone who has driven through our neck of the woods lately will know that the Wrenshall General Store has been continually improving and expanding its business. “We have a lot going on here” said...

 

Wright-Cromwell news

The Floodwood VFW Post 8299 will perform its annual Memorial Day military rites at Veterans Memorial in Wright at 11 a.m. Monday, May 27. Coffee and goodies will be served at Bethlehem Lutheran...

 

Beware of robocalls from Social Security

It may sound like the real deal, but the Federal Trade Commission and the Social Security Administration are warning people to beware of fake calls that claim to come from Social Security. According to the FTC, the caller usually says your Social...

 
 By Betsy Dugan    Outdoors    May 24, 2019

Take your love of nature to the master level

Do you love to go for walks to see the emerging wildflowers, to hear the call of frogs in our ponds, to listen to the songs of the birds newly arrived from the south? Perhaps you find joy in nature al...

 
 By Ann Markusen    Outdoors    May 24, 2019

DNR needs to support our non-motorized trails

This past fall, cross-country skiers performing trail maintenance in Carlton County's Fond du Lac State Forest came upon a mess. Loggers earlier in the year had obliterated our sturdy ski trail...

 

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