Articles from the May 28, 2021 edition
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County to spray bike trail, ditches
The Carlton County Transportation Department will be spraying herbicides on vegetation growing through the pavement of the St. Louis River bike/pedestrian trail from Minnesota Highway 210 east of the Four Seasons Sports Complex in Carlton north to...
Graduations are back on track
It was a decision no grandparent should have to make. Phyllis Rousseau thought she was going to have to choose between attending the Carlton and Wrenshall graduation ceremonies — originally... Full story
Child dies in ATV accident
A 7-year-old boy died in an ATV crash Friday, May 21 in southern Carlton County. According to a Carlton County press release, Drew Nordstrom was a backseat passenger in a side-by-side ATV that rolled over and on top of him. Sheriff’s office...
Highway 61 bingo game is on
The Old Highway 61 Coalition invites the public to travel Old Highway 61 and play a little “Park Bingo” event to be eligible to win prizes. You can participate in the bingo activity anytime through Labor Day. Visit a park, take a photo at the... Full story
Board: Mask mandate will end in June
The Cloquet school board is whittling away at changing a new normal into just plain normal after an entire school year under the Covid-19 pandemic protocols. On Monday, board members agreed that masking mandates in district buildings would be lifted...
Barnum schools: Districts discuss shared bus routes
Barnum school officials are meeting with officials from the Moose Lake and Willow River districts to discuss schedules and busing changes for the next school year. “We are discussing the parts of the school bus routes that we can share,” Barnum...
Business leaders weigh in on PLA debate
When the City of Cloquet passed a proposed Project Labor Agreement into city code in May of 2017, the council chambers were standing room only, and packed with union members who spoke in favor of the... Full story
Thomson Township discusses two-lane Highway 61
With County State Aid Highway 61 in rough shape between Scanlon and Esko, Carlton County officials would like to make some dramatic changes. A proposed project would transform the highway from a divided four-lane into a two-lane road with a center...
11,600 trees find homes in county
And just like that, 11,600 tree seedlings were scattered across Carlton County. The giant tree giveaway late last week was organized to honor the Pine Knot's status as the most outstanding weekly... Full story
Esko bombs Barnum in hit parade
Once the Esko offense got going Friday, they made things look easy. The Eskomos rode shutout pitching from Amber Carlblom and a strong offensive output to a 13-0 win over the Bombers. The Eskomos... Full story
Panthers blank Wrens
The South Ridge girls softball team picked up another important section win Tuesday night when they downed the Wrenshall Wrens 13-0. "Their pitcher (Kent) throws hard and she is just a good pitcher,"... Full story
Carlton grad wins it all
Carlton native Sam Kavanaugh bested Jennifer Quail and Veronica Vichit-Vadakan on Friday to become the winner of the Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions. Kavanaugh won the $250,000 grand prize;... Full story
Obituary: Floyd Eugene Novack
Floyd Eugene Novack, 88, of Cloquet passed away April 21, 2021 during an extended stay with his son in Hudson, Wisconsin. Floyd was born in Saint Paul to August "Auggie" and Estella Novack. He grew... Full story
Obituary: Isabell Marie Hedine
Isabell Marie Hedine, 91, passed away May 26, 2021, at the Benedictine Health Center in Duluth. She was born April 19, 1930, to John and Helen (Houseman) Dolzer in Cloquet. Isabell married Russell... Full story
Obituary: John Edward Maki
John Edward Maki was born on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 29, 1933 in Esko, where he lived his whole life. He passed away on May 25, 2021 at age 87. John graduated from Esko High School in 1952 and went to... Full story
Obituary: Kyle Burggraff
On Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, Kyle lost his battle with the struggles of this life and passed away at his home. Kyle was born on June 5, 1991 in Duluth, the son of Kelly Burggraff and Craig Hopp. From... Full story
Obituary: Robert Michael Nelson
On Sunday, Nov. 28, 2020 Robert Michael Nelson passed away at the age of 53 in St. Charles, Missouri. The world lost a beloved son, father, brother, uncle, and friend. Robert “Rob” was born March... Full story
Terrance Michael Koski, 71, died Dec. 3, 2020 at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. Graveside service: 11 a.m. Monday, June 7 at Maple Grove Cemetery in Cloquet. Nelson Funeral Care, 218-879-3225 Kay Lenore Burgraff, 69, of Duluth,... Full story