Articles from the June 2, 2023 edition

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 By Brady Slater    News    June 2, 2023

USG plant celebrates 100 years

Touring the USG mill in Cloquet this week, Jenna Leger met every encounter with a greeting and a smile. She inquired about employees' families, vacations and lives in general. She knew them all not... Full story


PHOTO: Dinner is served

Mark Cline stopped by an osprey nest in Carlton just in time to witness a food delivery. He said the little ones aren't big enough to be seen over the edge of the nest yet. The nest is in the middle...

 By Jana Peterson    News    June 2, 2023

Community honors and remembers on Memorial Day

Members of the Cloquet Combined Honor Guard made their longest and final Memorial Day stop - their 10th in three hours - at Veterans Park Monday. It was a celebration of Memorial Day in its purest...


Two finalists named for FDLTCC president

Minnesota State has named two finalists in the search for the next president of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College. The candidates are Anita Hanson and Kimberly Spoor. Anita Hanson has served the college since 1994, beginning her career as a...


Meet dairy royalty

Carlton and Pine County Dairy Princesses and Ambassadors will be serving up free ice cream and cheese sticks at the Carlton County Farmers Market on Saturday, June 3 at 9 a.m. in Cloquet. In addition to dairy treats, the dairy royalty will be...


DNR: fire safety matters

According to a story by Minnesota Public Radio, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reported 50 wildfires over the long Memorial Day weekend, from central Minnesota northward to the Canadian border. While Carlton County was listed as a... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    June 2, 2023

Cloquet seniors pass the four-year test, graduate

Cloquet High School principal Steve Battaglia made a pretty big announcement at Friday's commencement: for the first time in at least recent memory, every senior was graduating. "We have zero seniors... Full story

 By Mike Creger    News    June 2, 2023

Missing senior weighs heavily in Wrenshall graduation

The graduation ceremony in Wrenshall Friday afternoon was remarkable in that it wasn't your typical look back on school years or forward to whatever is next. It was grounded in living every moment,... Full story

 By Edward Schulstrom    News    June 2, 2023

17 graduate from Cromwell-Wright school

Seniors at Cromwell-Wright celebrated their departure from high school during commencement on Friday, May 26. With a graduating class of 17 students, the celebration was filled with their close... Full story


PHOTO STORY: 26 get diplomas in Carlton

Korah Crane, Eliza DeCaigny and Chloe Kanirie spoke at the Carlton High School graduation Friday as the valedictorian, salutatorian and class president. The ceremony in the school gymnasium also... Full story


Our View: Thumbs up, thumbs down

THUMBS UP to the free tree and brush pickup currently being offered by the city of Cloquet. The city council agreed in May to contract with Cloquet-based 3D Construction to help clean up trees damaged by heavy winter snow. The contractor began Tuesda...


Harry's gang: Town hall returns; come on in

I hope some of you can join us at the “town hall” meetings we’re holding around Carlton County next week. The first is Tuesday, June 6 at the Moose Lake Brewing conference room, and the other... Full story


Letter: Dotseth failed county, voters

While I am happy we received $10 million from the state for our new jail, what happened to the $22.5 million that we had in the state bonding bill that didn’t pass last year? This time it took a DFL legislator from the Iron Range to sponsor... Full story


Letter: Kudos deserving for Lindsey Graham

I don’t have much in common with U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, and I don’t agree with many of his political policies and ideals, but one recent comment he made really struck a chord with me. Russia has issued an arrest warrant for Graham over his... Full story


Letters kept soldiers informed

Last Saturday a small group gathered in Hillcrest Cemetery to recognize a family of heroes: the Edward and Mabel Kennedy family of Cloquet. The Hebert-Kennedy VFW Post 3979 in Cloquet is named after...


Gathering in memory in Carlton

A solemn scene took place as Capt. Phil Anderson salutes the American flag at Hillside Cemetery in Carlton, where members of the Carlton VFW Post 2962 Honor Guard and Auxiliary were part of the...


Math Masters make their mark

The fourth-grade Math Masters teams from Cloquet's Churchill and Washington elementary schools competed at a competition in Duluth on April 21. The team from Washington finished in sixth place, with...

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    June 2, 2023

Freshman wonder wins title

Lumberjacks tennis player Ethan Lavan has had a strong season. Last Thursday, he capped off the regular season by laying claim to the Section 7A individual championship ... as a freshman. Lavan is... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    June 2, 2023

Lumberjacks' section loss is extra painful

After notching a first-round win in the Section 7AAA softball playoffs, the Lumberjacks were knocked out of the playoffs Saturday with back-to-back losses at home. No. 5 seed Cloquet opened with an im... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    June 2, 2023

Revival rally isn't enough for Eskomos

The Section 7AA softball tournament opened May 23 with Esko pulling out a convincing 12-1 victory over Two Harbors. That was the first of many games for Esko over the next week as they tried to get a... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    June 2, 2023

Rebels defeat Raptors

Moose Lake/Willow River returns to section final When the Section 7A softball tournament opened play Tuesday at the Grand Rapids Sports Complex, there were only two unbeaten teams remaining: the Rebel... Full story

 By Marcia Sarvela    News    June 2, 2023

Kettle River news

Plan to attend the Jump into June sale which runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, June 2 at the Kettle River Veterans Building. There will be baked goods, plants and slightly used treasures. The next Ma & Pa Kettle Days meeting is 1 p.m. Sunday, June 11....

 By Steve Korby    People    June 2, 2023

Korby's Connections: Meet the new Cloquet children's librarian

Cloquet children's librarian Morgan Reardon grew up in Ashland, Wisconsin, about a 90-minute drive from Cloquet and a stone's throw away from Lake Superior. Boating, swimming, fishing and playing on...

 By Jennie K. Hanson    News    June 2, 2023

Wright/Cromwell news

I was diagnosed with Stage 2 aggressive triple-negative breast cancer about two months ago. I have chemotherapy treatments at St. Luke’s in Duluth, but this week is my week off, so just waiting for...


Obituary: Blanche Mae "Sue" Karjala

Blanche Mae "Sue" Karjala, 90, of Cloquet passed away May 25, 2023, at Essentia Health Miller-Dwan, with her family by her side. She was born on March 29, 1933, in Jamestown, North Dakota to Herman... Full story


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