Articles from the July 23, 2021 edition

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 By Jana Peterson    News    July 23, 2021

Summer of drought continues

This summer’s drought is painted in the yellow of parched grass and fields, and the cracked brown and grey mud of a riverbed far more exposed than usual. The St. Louis River is still running, but i...

 By Mike Creger    News    July 23, 2021

Carlton moves closer to high school solution

Superintendent John Engstrom read his prepared statement. After a pause that encapsulated the import of his words, Carlton school board member Sue Karp said “well stated.” Three other board members agreed. “Our hearts are in a K-12,” Karp later s...


Carlton is ready for Daze

Once again, Carlton will pause traffic through the heart of the city and take the weekend to celebrate small-town togetherness in many different ways. The car show 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and the... Full story


July Fourth Remembered

Florida resident Kathy Peil shared this memory of the Fourth of July when she was growing up in Cloquet in the mid-1950s, when the fireworks were set off just south of the ballfield in Pinehurst... Full story

 By Madison Hunter    News    July 23, 2021

'Mission' promotes bike trail use

This year is the inaugural year for the Munger Mission. The Munger Mission was started by Jolene Steffens, owner of Carlton Bike Rental & Repair. The idea behind the mission is to spur people to get...

 By Pine Knot News    News    July 23, 2021

Cloquet offers sewer line grants

Got a home sewer line that repeatedly backs up from roots? The City of Cloquet is offering a grant program for homeowners who need to upgrade or repair leaky or decaying lateral sewer lines running from the home to main sewer lines. The grants are...

 By Pine Knot News    News    July 23, 2021

Take Cloquet broadband survey

The Cloquet Broadband Committee is asking residents and businesses to take a broadband survey to determine internet needs for the area. Visit to take the survey and find the link to a speed test or go here: m...

 By Pine Knot News    News    July 23, 2021

Lane closures near Barnum, Cromwell

Motorists will encounter a lane closure on northbound Interstate 35 bridge crossing Moose Horn River, south of Barnum for the next 1-2 weeks while maintenance crews repair issues found during maintenance painting performed earlier in the week. MnDOT...

 By Pine Knot News    News    July 23, 2021

City steps toward new sales tax

As one sales tax nears its halfway point, the city of Cloquet is banking on residents approving a new one in November 2022 that would pay for improvements to the hockey arenas and Pine Valley park. It’s been almost nine years since the city’s fir...

 By Dan Reed    News    July 23, 2021

Jail site in Twin Lakes saves nearly $4 million

The information is in. Architects and engineers have told Carlton County that moving the new justice center, consisting of the jail and courtrooms, to the “green site” located northeast of the transportation building on Old Highway 61 will save sit...

 By Rebekah King    News    July 23, 2021

Supervisors consider broadband reach

New broadband options will be available to Thomson Township residents in the coming months, according to the Thomson Township board of supervisors. Residents of Thomson Township came to the board meeting July 15, suggesting that the board explore...


Our View: Bask in festivals as summer throbs on

Late summer means community festival time all around Carlton County. We have Brickyard Days and the Free Range Film Festival in Wrenshall; Carlton Daze in Carlton; Wrong Days in Wright; Esko Fun Days in Esko; West End Flourish in Cloquet’s West E...


Harry's Gang: 'Hidden Gems' podcasts highlight work of area small businesses

Maybe you’ve noticed the “Hidden Gems” series on Facebook or seen them on CAT-7 more recently. You can also find them on their website, It’s a salute to local small businesses, produced by Holly Hansen and Shelly Peterso... Full story


Obituaries: Donald Edward Sunnarborg

Donald Edward Sunnarborg, 92, of Laurel, Montana and formerly of Cloquet, went home to be with the Lord on July, 15, 2021, with his loving wife Ida Rose and other family members by his side. Donald... Full story


Obituaries: Dorothy Jean Mettner

Dorothy Jean Mettner, 95, of Cloquet passed on to eternal life on July 14, 2021, at Barnes Care in Esko. She was born to Andrew and Olga (Siltanen) Raisanen on Oct. 29, 1925, in Cloquet. Dorothy was... Full story


Obituaries: Marinette Rose Chell

Marinette Rose Chell, 78, of Wrenshall passed away July 18, 2021, at Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton. She was born on May 11, 1943, the daughter of John and Agnes (Gault) Schneider in Cloquet.... Full story


Death Notices

Marjorie Irene (Carlson) Hall, 85, of Proctor and formerly of Esko, passed away peacefully Feb. 22, 2021, at Diamond Willow in Proctor, surrounded by her family. A Celebration of Life will be held 1-5 p.m. Saturday, July 31 in the lakeview cabana at... Full story


Polymet permit faces more scrutiny

A state court on Monday sent a key air emissions permit for the planned PolyMet copper-nickel mine back to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency for further consideration and additional findings. The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled that the MPCA...  Website

 By Jana Peterson    News    July 23, 2021

Wright/Cromwell news

The 56th Wrong Days is now on record as being one of the best ever. The Friday night steak fry, pie social, O-G-N-I-B, Minnesota Sings and fireworks were very successful, along with all the...

 By Jana Peterson    People    July 23, 2021

Meet the science stars making a mark

With Cloquet's high school science fair participation decimated by Covid and distance learning over the past year-and-a-half, the handful of older students who stuck with it are seeing dramatic... Full story


Summer fun... right here at home

Whether you're looking for a way to while away an afternoon or plan an entire week's worth of activities - staycation style - there's plenty to do in Carlton County. Now that summer has taken hold,... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    July 23, 2021

Baseball season runs its course

Local baseball teams are winding down the regular season and getting ready for district tournament play. On Monday night the Esko and Cloquet Legion teams met at Ed Mettner Field in Cloquet. Both... Full story

 By Steve Korby    Sports    July 23, 2021

Gayle Grant's secrets to a long and happy golfing life

It was a beautiful warm July summer day at the Rugged Spruce Golf Club in Mahtowa. About 25 golfers had played in the Friday morning golf scramble. After nine holes, most linksmen were grabbing for... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    Sports    July 23, 2021

In the heart of softball season

Cody Anderson of the Houle'igans Alborn Tavern team is ready to hit the ball hard during a slowpitch softball game July 13 at Pinehurst Park in Cloquet. Eight teams play in the bar league softball... Full story


A flourish of art in the West End

Artist Phyllis Ducey got her wish: to see people "sprawled out," doing their thing, during West End Art Day Saturday. Ducey wrote the grant for the West End Flourish event, and organized a day that... Full story


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