Articles from the July 15, 2022 edition

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 By Jana Peterson    Culture    July 15, 2022

'One of the most beautiful sights'

The weather was perfect Saturday for the Fond du Lac veterans' powwow - held for the first time in three years after a pandemic hiatus. First into the circle Saturday were the Eagle flags, each one... Full story


Head west for Wrong Days fun

At 57 years straight - or is it crooked? - the Wrong Days in Wright celebration is one of the longest running community events in the area. The small town celebration in western Carlton County didn't...


Agate Days returns

Minnesota's largest celebration of the state gem - the Lake Superior agate - returns to Moose Lake this weekend with the Agate Days celebration Saturday and Sunday. For those unfamiliar with our...


Obituary: Lillie "Lil" Mae LaVoy

Lillie “Lil” Mae LaVoy, 81, of Cloquet passed away Monday, July 11, 2022 in St. Luke’s Hospital, Duluth. Lil was born in Detroit Lakes on April 9, 1941, to Carl and Annabelle (Collins) Bergs... Full story


Obituary: Richard P. Nelson

Richard P. Nelson, 96, of Cloquet passed away July 8, 2022, at Sunnyside Health Care Center. Richard was born Oct. 23, 1925, in Madison, Wisconsin, to Marie and Peter Nelson. He grew up in Austin,... Full story


Obituary: Helen "Joyce" Arlene Haugland

Helen “Joyce” Arlene Haugland, 93, of Cloquet passed away May 24, 2022. She was born Jan. 10, 1929, to John and Clara (Sata) Hanson in Pequot Lakes. She graduated from Pequot Lakes High School in 194... Full story


Obituary: Douglas William Padgett

Douglas William Padgett, 87, of Virginia and formerly of Cloquet, died from complications of Covid on July 9, 2022, at Edgewood senior living in Virginia. He was born May 6, 1935, in Virginia, the... Full story


Obituary: Susan Jean Snyder

We are sad to announce the passing of our sister Susan Jean Snyder of Carlton. She died peacefully at age 72 on July 10, 2022 while being cared for by the loving caregivers at New Perspective,... Full story


Obituary: Irene Evelyn Spicer

Irene Evelyn Spicer of Springvale Township in Cambridge passed away July 6, 2022, surrounded by her family at her home, at the age of 92. Irene was born Oct. 11, 1929, to Henry Paul and Mary Anna... Full story


Death notices

Brackett M. Wagner, 64, of Alborn passed away April 5, 2022, in Rochester. Celebration of Life: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, July 17 at the residence of 8672 Benson Road in Alborn. Nelson Funeral Care.... Full story

 By Mike Creger    News    July 15, 2022

Wrenshall employees union fires back at board

After two recent bulk mailings sent out to Wrenshall school district residents suggested that complaints about school board member comments in the past 13 months were unfounded, a union group... Full story

 By Mike Creger    News    July 15, 2022

Letter brings questions in Wrenshall

A question was raised at the Wrenshall school board’s public forum Monday about where a bulk mailing came from. Was it through a board discussion or the opinion of merely the three people who were represented at the end of the letter? One signee, b... Full story


History Mystery

The Carlton County Historical Society would like to know more about this photo. Director Carol Klitzke says "All we know is that it is Billy Pederson's second-grade class in 1950. We would love to...

 By Mike Creger    News    July 15, 2022

Man accused of abuse of six children

A case that began in March in St. Paul, when a report was made about a nonconsensual picture taken of a juvenile at the Minnesota Children's Museum there, led police to a 28-year-old Carlton man. What came next was a series of pornographic images...


Forge coming to Dunlap Island

Create a blacksmithing hands-on project at no cost with help from Donald and Brian Lokken 4-7 p.m. Sunday, July 17 at Spafford Park on Dunlap Island in Cloquet. Learn about blacksmithing and its importance to our community’s history in an event l...


Annual history meeting is set

There will be music and food at the semi-annual Moose Lake Historical Society meeting, set for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21. Enjoy a picnic lunch of hot dogs, brats, salad and dessert and a concert by the Moose Lake Area Community Band, followed by a...


I-35 heave repairs begin

Earlier this week, MnDOT crews began concrete repairs from a heat blowout on I-35 southbound just south of the Moose Lake entrance ramp. Work will require a closure of the right lane for one week and a closure of the left lane the following week....


Searching for Esko grads

In preparation for the Esko All School Reunion set for August, organizers are seeking people who graduated between 1940 and 1966, who may not be regular users of social media. While the reunion is being held in conjunction with Esko Fun Days from...


Attorney added at county office

The Carlton County board gave approval this week to hire a full-time attorney for the attorney’s office. County attorney Lauri Ketola said she has attempted to hire a temporary attorney to help with the backlog of cases created by the effects of t...


Cervid pause passed by board

The one-year moratorium for expansion or creation of new cervid (deer, elk and moose) farms in Carlton County was approved by the Calrton County board of commissioners Tuesday. It’s purpose is to provide time for an ordinance to be drawn up and a...


County budgets to be discussed

Work has begun on the 2023 budget for Carlton County. Department presentations will be given at public board meetings at 1 p.m. July 25 and 2:30 p.m. Aug. 2....


Cromwell detour is removed

Minnesota Highway 210 in Cromwell has returned to its current construction traffic pattern with a single lane bypass controlled by signals. It had been previously closed with a detour for a water main repair. All residents and businesses have had...

 By Jana Peterson    News    July 15, 2022

Pinehurst shooting suspect named

A 16-year-old Superior teen who allegedly fired multiple shots at people in Pinehurst Park earlier this month has been identified. Although the identity of juveniles is usually protected by the court system, juveniles over the age of 14 who are...

 By Jana Peterson    News    July 15, 2022

Early primary voting off to a slow start

Early voting started June 24 for the Aug. 9 primary election, but so far it’s been a trickle versus the flood of absentee ballots cast before the 2020 elections, when there was a presidential e... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    July 15, 2022

Comment open on rate rise

Minnesota Power seeks to increase electric rates by more than 18 percent, adding approximately $180 per year in electricity bills for the average household. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission holds ultimate authority in determining rates, and...


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