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  • Closed for Memorial Day

    May 24, 2024

    Most government offices including Cloquet and Carlton County will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday Monday, May 27. This includes County Courthouse offices, County Government Services Building, County Transportation Department, Human Services, Public Health, Motor Vehicle License Bureau, Veterans Service Office, the University of Minnesota Extension Service/Carlton County and the Hwy 210 Transfer Station....

  • Sports courts coming to Esko

    Noah Beardslee|May 24, 2024

    The Thomson Township board of supervisors joined Esko Community Education, the Esko school district, Esko Hoops Club and several other businesses and organizations contributing to the construction of an outdoor multisports court after it voted to donate $20,000 to the project at last Thursday's meeting. Two years in the making, the township's donation brings the project - an all-purpose court with two side-by-side basketball courts, two pickleball courts and four four square courts estimated at...

  • Moose Lake man guilty of sexual assault

    Pine Knot News|May 24, 2024

    A 32-year-old Moose Lake man is in Carlton County Jail awaiting sentencing following a guilty plea in March to felony criminal sexual conduct. The charge is related to a 2023 incident involving a vulnerable 15-year-old girl. Justin Eugene Arbuckle pled guilty March 6 to third-degree penetration of a victim under 18 — impaired/incapacitated/helpless. The victim is on the autism spectrum and requires use of an individualized education program in school. She was considered vulnerable, “easily manipulated,” and in need of supervision, accor... Full story

  • Clay Masters and Dana Ferguson|May 24, 2024

    The Minnesota Legislature stumbled toward a tumultuous end late Sunday night in a chorus of shouting and snap votes in a final day sure to damage the ability of the parties to work in concert in the future. Lawmakers wrapped up their last day of voting without approving a substantial borrowing plan to pay for construction projects or one to put an equal rights amendment before voters. The House will reconvene Monday for retirement speeches and other formalities before breaking for the year. In an unprecedented display of discord, shouting rang...  Website

  • Farmers Market News

    Gail Olson|May 24, 2024

    The Carlton County Farmers Market opens Saturday, June 1 in front of Premiere Theatres in Cloquet. This season we're joined by a new generation of farmers and producers offering a wonderful variety of homegrown and handmade products. Heidi Wanzek and Em Klein created Prairie Rose Farm and Floral in Mahtowa. They are both multitalented artists with skills ranging from welding to wedding floral design. Like the other farmers at the market, they are dedicated to regenerative agriculture and use... Full story

  • Wright/Cromwell news

    Jennie K. Hanson|May 24, 2024

    As of May 15, I have completed all my cancer treatments. The staff at the infusion center at St. Luke’s gave me an unexpected sendoff. They gave me a small lap quilt, a “St. Luke’s Survivor” hat pin, a certificate of completion, and sang “Happy Graduation to You.” Now my cancer journey is complete, barring any more health issues. This past year has gone by fast, but at the time I was getting chemo and radiation, it seemed like I would never be done. Again, my sincere thanks for all the prayers...

  • Kettle River news

    Marcia Sarvela|May 24, 2024

    This year, the Memorial Day program has been expanded. Please join us at 9 a.m. Monday, May 27 at the Kettle River American Legion building for a brief program and taps, with a three-volley salute honoring our veterans by the Moose Lake-Kettle River Honor Guard. Mark your calendar for the Holy Trinity/Faith Lutheran Jump into June early sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, May 31 at the Kettle River Senior Center. This will be a plant and bake sale. The Ma & Pa Kettle Days Mud Bog committee is holding a fundraising event 12-6 p.m. Saturday, June 1 at...

  • The Ticker: A quick look at area teams in action

    May 24, 2024

    Thursday, May 16 Baseball Esko 15 Mora 4 Cromwell-Wright 14 McGregor 5 Two Harbors 8 Carlton/Wrenshall 2 BOYS Lacrosse Rocori 15 CEC 8 Softball South Ridge 26 McGregor 1 Carlton/Wrenshall 15 Floodwood 3 Cloquet 6 North Branch 3 Friday, May 17 Softball Bemidji 1 Cloquet 0 ML/WR 10 Denfeld 0 Cherry 6 Barnum 0 Baseball Pequot Lakes 13 ML/WR 5 Esko 11 Pequot Lakes 5 Esko 12 ML/WR 1 Rock Ridge 8 South Ridge 3 Laporte 10 Carlton/Wrenshall 6 Roseau 4 Cloquet 3 Rush City 1 Barnum 0 Saturday, May 18 Baseball Cloquet 7 Proctor 3 Cloquet 2 Hibbing 0...