Articles from the June 24, 2022 edition

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Photos: Beating the heat at the beach

Nayari Guthrie, 2, jumps into her mother’s arms in the shallowest waters of The Beach at Pinehurst Monday, the hottest day of the year so far in the Northland. Nayari’s mom, Najae Swanigan of Dul... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    June 24, 2022

Cop who settled with city speaks up

A former Cloquet police officer who recently settled an employment dispute with the city broke her silence last week. The Cloquet City Council voted unanimously to dismiss Laci Silgjord in February, which she appealed. The council then voted to settl... Full story


Fond du Lac RBC will have two new members

The Fond du Lac Reservation Business Council will soon welcome two new members. Robert Abramowski will replace Ferdinand Martineau as secretary/treasurer of the tribal council, a position Martineau held for 16 years, and Brad Blacketter is the new...


History mystery: What is it?

Suzanne VanHoever, an administrative assistant at the Carlton County Historical Society, sent us a picture of this item found there. “We have no idea what this is,” she said. “It’s made of wood an... Full story

 By Francy Chammings    News    June 24, 2022

Students fill gaps at Mobile Food Pantry program

The bad news just keeps coming: War in Ukraine, mass shooting, gas prices and inflation. But in the midst of the cacophony of the negative, we can find reasons to hope for a better future. One of the... Full story

 By Gail Olson    People    June 24, 2022

Having a green thumb takes cultivation

The back of her big red truck is filled with healthy green plants, as Wanda Pearcy pulls into a space at the Cloquet farmers market. People soon gather around to see what's new or find a special... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    June 24, 2022

CAFD Board approves assistant fire chief

The Cloquet Area Fire District has a new assistant fire chief, a new position board members hope will bring more stability to the department and easier succession planning for the future. Corey...


Fire District sets special meeting for Wednesday

The Cloquet Area Fire District will hold a special open meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, in the Northwoods Room at the Cloquet Public Library. The consulting firm of Fitch & Associates will... Full story


Letter: Don't bring down our school

I've never responded to an editorial before, but I can't let this pass. We have been fighting so hard to keep our school going and great things have happened up until this school board decided to run with rumors, become racist, fight against the... Full story

 By Parnell Thill    Opinion    June 24, 2022

Notes from the Small Pond: Cops

Typically, when cops show up at your door, it’s not the best news of the day. When they show up after midnight, it almost always isn’t fun. Back in the day — 10/15/25 years ago, in this town, when... Full story


Free Range Film Festival: An opinionated preview

Once again, arts entrepreneur Annie Dugan and her family are offering up a mix of 11 remarkable films for their June 24-25 Free Range Film Festival in their family barn. I've had a chance to review... Full story


Korby's Connections: When the walleye came back

From writing golf stories for the fabulous award-winning Pine Knot newspaper and with my 50-plus years as a member of Cloquet Country Club, most readers likely associate me as a golf advocate and not an angler. It’s hard, but I try to do both. And I... Full story


Wright Cromwell News

Welcome, summer — it arrived Tuesday, June 21, with the longest day of daylight in the Northern Hemisphere. I had heard you can balance an egg on its narrow end on the first day of summer due to t...

 By Rita Karpinnen    People    June 24, 2022

Education: FDL youth excel despite pandemic

Students around the world have faced many challenges the past few years, from remote learning to not being able to see loved ones and to canceling high school sports and other activities. High school... Full story


Carlton High School: Honor Roll Quarter 4

“A” Honor Roll Grade 12 Nicholas DeVriendt-LeDoux Maria Villena Hortelano Alaina Kiehl Carley Parker Morgan Laveau Joseph Solomon Grade 11 Korah Crane Eliza DeCaigny Emma Peterson McKenzie Midge Grade 10 Michael Cadotte Luukas Korpela Gavin LeB... Full story


FDLTCC DEAN'S LIST - Spring 2022

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College announced more than 120 students attending the college during Spring Semester 2022 achieved high academic standing and earned dean's list honors for the semester grading period. Requirements for earning... Full story


Cromwell Honor Roll - Spring semester 2022

“A” Honor Roll Grade 12 Ludovica Abbozzo Jacob Anderson Rylie Dobosenski NataLee Hakamaki Anja Johnson Scarlett Korpela Alaina Lind Jay Olesiak Andrea Pocernich Augustas Poskus Zevvus Smith Andres Vallejo Angulo Chandell Warner Michael Zoeller Gra... Full story


Barnum Honor Roll - 2022 Quarter 4

“A” Honor Roll GRADE 7 Tessa Bednarek Natalie Carlson Ruth Dinger Connor Ferrin Lillian Genereau Piper Johnson Halle Kauppila Arie Koecher Taylor Lake Lucy Maher Reuben Olson-Williams Nora Piri Miah Sandberg Lauren Soukkala GRADE 8 Kaitlyn Bartz Ali... Full story


Cloquet Council adopts hazard plan

During Tuesday’s meeting, Cloquet city councilors unanimously adopted the Carlton County all-hazard mitigation plan, which was already approved by the state of Minnesota and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Carlton County emergency m...


New commander at Cloquet Legion

The Cloquet American Legion Post 262 recently changed commanders. Glenn Wirtanen stepped down as commander of the post. He was the post commander for the last ten years, and the vice commander for... Full story


I-35 work begins near Barnum

Construction work began Monday, June 20, on Interstate 35 near Barnum. The initial work will be constructing median crossovers in preparation for two-way, head-to-head traffic traveling on southbound I-35, according to the Minnesota Department of...

 By Rebekah King    News    June 24, 2022

Supporters push for upgrade to Esko basketball courts

Dreams of new outdoor basketball courts in Esko could soon become a reality. According to Matt Berger, a former basketball coach, player and trainer, the outdoor courts in Esko have been well-loved by the community over the years. But now, summer...

 By Mike Creger    News    June 24, 2022

Carlton hires new school leaders

South Terrace Elementary School in Carlton has a new principal. The school board on Monday approved the hiring of Donita Stepan, the former superintendent in Thief River Falls in northwestern Minnesota. She will replace Ben Midge, who resigned this s...

 By Lois Johnson    People    June 24, 2022

New staff hired at Extension office

There are two new staff members in the Carlton County Extension Office in Carlton, and both of them grew up here and are looking forward to helping local kids and adults with everything from farming...


Carlton man named ATV Safety Instructor of the Year

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources named Eric Senarighi, a Carlton resident and president of the Carlton County Riders ATV Club, the 2021 ATV Safety Instructor of the Year. Senarighi is a... Full story


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