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 By Jana Peterson    News    May 31, 2019

Cloquet council member leaving ward

The good news? Ward 3 Cloquet city councilor Dakota Koski just bought his first home. The bad news? It's not in Ward 3. That means Koski will have to step down from his council seat as soon as he...

 

Police seek information about car shooting

The Cloquet Police Department is asking for help with its investigation of alleged shots fired Thursday night. According to a press release from the Cloquet Police Department, on Thursday, May 30, around 9:30 p.m., officers responded to the Fond du... Full story

 

Obituary: Phillip R. Larson

Phillip R. Larson, 58, of Sawyer, Minn. passed away Saturday, June 1, 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth. He was born May 14, 1961 in Cloquet to Raymond and Lucille (Jankowski) Larson. Phill... Full story

 

Carving out a farm niche in the county

John Fisher-Merritt knew his purpose, and did not hesitate before answering. He had created a demand for, and built a community around quality, sustainably grown food. Then came the questions: Why wou...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    May 31, 2019

Washington Avenue work will last into fall

Contractors broke ground last week on the biggest road project in Cloquet this summer, the complete reconstruction of Washington Avenue. The $3.074 million project includes all of the busy roadway,...

 

Farmers market opens Saturday

The Carlton County Farmers Market starts in Cloquet on Saturday, June 1, with its annual plant sale. The Cloquet market is open 9 a.m. to noon in the Premiere Theatres parking lot, 904 Hwy 33 S, through Oct. 19. The Carlton market location will open...

 

Woman's jail time stayed after conviction in inmate sex case

Anne Marie Chelin-Anderson, 57, Holyoke, was sentenced to 90 days in jail on May 23 by Judge Robert Macauley in the Carlton County Court. The sentence was stayed with conditions. Chelin-Anderson had...

 

Police seek tips on burglary

The Cloquet Police Department is looking for any tips regarding a burglary of the B&B on Monday, May 27. The burglar caused damage to a door, and stole numerous cigarette cartons. The police have posted photos of the burglar, who is dressed in a...

 

City chickens are off the plate

Since a resident broached the idea earlier this year, members of the Cloquet Planning Commission and Cloquet City Council had been pecking at the idea of changing city code to allow residents to keep chickens in certain residential neighborhoods...

 

Take care of that warrant

If you have any outstanding warrants, please take advantage of the warrant resolution clinic coming up Thursday, June 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ojibwe School gym, 49 University Road, Cloquet. The Carlton County Courthouse, local prosecuting...

 

Cloquet retiree coffee party set

All retirees from the Cloquet school district are invited to attend a coffee party in their honor from 9-11 a.m. Monday, June 3 in the Cloquet High School Media Center. Please join us for this opportunity to catch up with former fellow employees of...

 
 By Ann Markusen    Opinion    May 31, 2019

Graduation parties are a grand tradition

In the years I lived in cities, I was rarely invited to a high school graduation party. Now living fulltime in Cromwell, friends and neighbors are making up for that. After Cromwell-Wright's...

 

Get a will; here's the why

Not everyone needs a will. But everyone should consider having one anyway. In Minnesota, if you pass away without a will, the law takes over: everything you own will pass to your heirs. If you have ch...

 

Grad ceremonies should be savored

Congratulations, graduates. And there are so many of you. With nine high schools in Carlton County, there are nine graduation ceremonies to attend. Barnum and Esko both hold their ceremonies tonight, May 31. Wrenshall, Carlton, Cromwell-Wright, Fond...

 

Letter: Three strikes and you're out

Wrenshall residents have voted on school building referendums three times in two years and it comes at a financial as well as an emotional cost. The current administration has caused division in our community. In this writer’s opinion, the cause...

 

Session ends with a compromise on the budget

Minnesota has proven that a divided government can still come together to get work done for its constituents. Having finished our special session with a completed state budget for the next two years,...

 

Obit: Urban "Bear" Felstrup

Urban "Bear" Felstrup, 94, of Cloquet passed away Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, at Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth. He was born June 25, 1924, to Andrew and Matilda (Johnson) Felstrup. Ur...

 

County bike ride is June 9

Ready, set, start a tradition. The second annual Carlton County Community Bike Ride is set for trails across Carlton County Saturday, June 9. Beginning at 11 a.m., there will be treats, food, activities for all ages, entertainment and, most important...

 

Wright-Cromwell News

The 2019 Dollars for Scholars recipients and the folks and businesses that made the scholarships possible are: Madisyn Anderson, $1,700 – The Mercy Foundation, Koivisto Trucking, Jeff and Lynn...

 
 By Anne Dugan    Happenings    May 31, 2019

Wrenshall News

The Wrenshall graduating class of 2019 was honored last Friday with a ceremony at the school. (There they all are, below.) Twenty-five students received their diplomas. Representatives from the class...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    May 31, 2019

Cloquet needs 'compelling' reason for consolidation

Consolidation with the Carlton school district was not discussed during the Cloquet school board meeting Tuesday, but Cloquet schools superintendent Michael Cary confirmed that he expects to meet...

 

Wright co-op celebrates 100 years

Manager Timothy Bury stands in the back office at the Farmers Cooperative store in Wright, thumbing through an old ledger book: its thick yellow pages still sturdy, cursive handwriting detailing the...

 

Measles makes a dangerous comeback

Measles. I remember the classes in medical school talking about different childhood diseases which I hoped I would never see. Measles was one of them. We studied about it: symptoms include fever, cough, conjunctivitis, rash and coryza (runny nose)....

 

Children have summer food source

The Cloquet Food Service Department will provide lunch to the children of Cloquet at no charge. The 2019 Summer Feeding Program will provide nutritious meals to children who may not otherwise have access to healthy food when school is out. Starting J...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    May 31, 2019

Section 7A softball playoffs: South Ridge rolls through playoffs

Look out now, but there will be a new Section 7A champion in girls softball this season. In a day of upsets, the South Ridge Panthers - under first year coach Roger Plachta - put the Carlton Bulldogs...

 

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