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Articles from the July 26, 2019 edition

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 By Mike Creger    News    July 26, 2019

Kings of the Court: Carlton's improbable run 60 years ago

When the Carlton basketball team came home from Hibbing in March of 1959, players decided to get a bite to eat at a diner in Cloquet. They were in a celebratory mood, after all. Against all odds, the... Full story

 

Humane society, sheriff's office investigate horse neglect case

A Wrenshall-area farm with 60 or more horses that appeared to be underfed and lacking care is under investigation by the Carlton County sheriff's department and the Animal Humane Society, a... Full story

 

Ready, set, fun! Carlton Daze is here again

What isn’t happening during this weekend’s Carlton Daze? There’s running, garage sales, softball, volleyball, crafts, pie baking, kids’ games, music, whitewater kayaking, a parade, a car... Full story

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    July 26, 2019

New counseling and legal offices opening downtown

A peek inside the windows of the former Goodwill building on Cloquet Avenue shows big changes ahead. Empty for months since the charity shop closed its Cloquet location in December, office and...

 

Sappi appoints new CEO of North American operations

Sappi Limited, a global leader in dissolving wood pulp as well as graphic, packaging and speciality papers, announced that Michael Haws has been appointed as president and CEO of Sappi North America effective Oct. 1, 2019. Haws succeeds Mark...

 

As summer heats up, so does The Beach

As temperatures have climbed this summer, so have attendance numbers at The Beach. Community Ed director Ruth Reeves said 642 has been their highest attendance-day so far this season at the city... Full story

 
 By Dan Reed    News    July 26, 2019

County board to pay for Barnum garage funding through wheelage and sales taxes

The Carlton County board of commissioners voted 3-2 to upgrade the overcrowded Barnum transportation garage and attach a large addition to create a 50,000-plus square-foot facility. The need for a new facility wasn’t debated — it was how to pay...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    July 26, 2019

County wants to appoint auditor/treasurer

With little fanfare, the commissioners approved unanimously to move to appoint a new auditor/treasurer. Recent legislation gives the county board the power to fill the position by appointment; the office of auditor/treasurer has been an elected...

 

High on biking: For Alexandera Houchin, the trail continues to rise

Somewhere deep in the Colorado Rockies is an unnamed gravel road that twists and turns on its way up past little-known Grayback Mountain. Indiana Pass crests at 11,910 feet right on this road, and...

 

Wright-Cromwell News: A Wrong Days in Wright recap

The 54th annual Wrong Days in Wright is now just a memory and, WOW, was it a success! I guess with all the activities to choose from, it will continue to grow. It was great to see so many folks come...

 

OUR VIEW: Should Lourey try to run again?

We were thrilled when Tony Lourey was appointed to head the Department of Human Services under the Walz administration. One of the biggest jobs in state government, we were hopeful that Lourey’s legislative experience and his thoughtful... Full story

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    July 26, 2019

Flag, lights stolen at graves

An undetermined number of solar lights and the American flag were stolen from Solway cemetery in Solway Township sometime over the weekend of July 19-21. The flag was hanging from the flagpole at the time. If anyone has any information, please...

 

Wrenshall man charged with felony sex assault by a psychotherapist

A Wrenshall resident who worked as a social worker for St. Louis County has been accused of rape and sexual abuse of a woman who was his client. Licensed social worker Michael Bryant, 46, was charged July 15 with third-degree criminal sexual conduct...

 
 By Ann Markusen    News    July 26, 2019

Small digs, big plans

Another CSA hits county Tilling up hayfields, enriching soil, building a greenhouse and capturing rainwater off its roof, erecting a tiny house to live in, planting, weeding, harvesting and selling...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    July 26, 2019

Cloquet airport gets more runway money

The Cloquet Carlton County Airport received a $1.282 million Airport Improvement Program grant from the Federal Aviation Administration earlier this month, and the Carlton County board of...

 
 By Parnell Thill    Opinion    July 26, 2019

Notes from a small pond: Blood

These are the nights. Hot like Vietnam, and muggy, the heat heavy and wet like a blanket drenched in lilac mead. The smell of butterflies. The box fan screaming I’m Trying! plowing hot air, me next...

 

Harry's Gang: We have elections for a reason

I’m always tempted to apply for elected positions in government when there is a vacant seat. Running for election is too much work. It would be an honor to serve … but too much of a chore to run a...

 

Letters: Fahlstrom was prolific writer

I noticed the “Harry’s Gang” column on history in the July 12 issue and Pete’s mention of the late Paul Fahlstrom. Colonel Fahlstrom (USMC, Ret.) was born and raised in Cloquet and I am pleased that you mention his book, “A Short History...

 

Education wonders found in the outdoors

Rain couldn't stop 24 nature enthusiasts from enjoying the numerous activities offered during the second session of Forestry Adventure Days last week. For the past six years, the Cloquet Forestry Cent...

 

Summer theater fun

The County Seat Theater Company just wrapped up its fourth and final week of the Children’s Musical Theater production of “Summer Camp,” with 176 children participating. CST has been providing...

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    July 26, 2019

Alworth fund adds board member

Patty Phillips was recently elected to the Marshall H. and Nellie Alworth Memorial Foundation board. Phillips graduated from Martin Hughes High School in Buhl and went on to earn an associate of arts degree with high distinction from Hibbing...

 
 By Pine Knot News    People    July 26, 2019

Education notes

Kassidy Steen of Cloquet was named to the 2019 spring semester dean’s list at St. Cloud University. To be eligible for the honor, students must have a grade point average of 3.75 or higher on a 4.0...

 

Death notices

Ruth A. Spears, “Anangookwe - Star Woman,” 58, of Cloquet, passed away Friday, July 19, 2019, in her home surrounded by her family. A Wake was held Tuesday, July 23, continuing until the traditional service Wednesday, July 24 at the Sawyer... Full story

 

Senior dining menu

Arrowhead Senior Nutrition Menu for July 26-Aug. 2: Friday, July 26: Baked fish, cake Monday, July 29: Bacon cheeseburger pasta hotdish, fresh fruit Tuesday, July 30: Ham dinner or alternative, rhubarb streusel pie Wednesday, July 31:... Full story

 

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