Articles from the July 28, 2023 edition

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 By Jana Peterson    News    July 28, 2023

FinnFest tour to highlight Carlton County

There was a time when a person could hear a church service in Finnish in Cloquet, live in the "Finntown" neighborhood and join one of several cooperatives started here by Finnish immigrants. Many... Full story

 
 By Brady Slater    News    July 28, 2023

Scanlon dam gets a facelift

Crossing the St. Louis River on Minnesota Highway 61 in Scanlon offers a glimpse of a construction crane and a handful of workers crawling over one of the neighborhood dams. Even in the rain, the...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    July 28, 2023

Head to Carlton Daze this weekend

Longtime Carlton resident Gordon "Gordy" Davis was unanimously selected to serve as the 2023 Grand Marshal of the Carlton Daze parade starting at 1 p.m. Sunday. Look for Davis in Sunday's parade down... Full story

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    July 28, 2023

Former Cloquet officer charged by state

A former Cloquet police officer was charged last week by the Minnesota Attorney General’s office with financially exploiting a vulnerable adult — an elderly woman she befriended after responding to a...

 

Former Barnum resident accused of 1984 murder

A former Carlton County resident is accused of murdering a man and breaking into a Minneapolis apartment 39 years ago. Matthew Russell Brown, 66, was charged with second-degree murder and first-degree burglary by electronically filed criminal...

 

Man dies in ATV crash

A man died after apparently hitting a tree on his ATV last week. A motorist came upon the crash and dialed 911 at 7:52 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, on the 3500 block of Pine Road in Barnum Township. Paul Douglas Nelson, 51, was pronounced dead at the...

 

Moose Lake School receives $1.75 million

The Moose Lake Community School got an unexpected gift recently: an extraordinary endowment donation of $1.75 million, gifted by the estate of Magdalyn Lund. According to a news release, the donation was made in memory of Magdalyn’s late husband, G...

 

National Night Out is Tuesday for everyone

National Night Out began nearly 40 years ago with the idea that the best way to build a safer community is to know your neighbors and your surroundings. A network of neighborhood watch groups and... Full story

 

Esko fun begins Tuesday

Celebrate all things Esko Aug. 1-5 during the annual Esko Fun Days celebration. The fun starts Tuesday, with the National Night Out gathering from 5:30 to 7 p.m at the Esko fire station, where folks c... Full story

 
 By Brady Slater    News    July 28, 2023

Sheriff: Jail needs more staff

Sheriff Kelly Lake requested five additional staffers in 2024 during Monday's budget presentations to the Carlton County board. In outlining a nearly 10 percent staffing increase for the public...

 

Bookmobile rolls on in region

When you can’t come to the library, your library on wheels will come to you. The Arrowhead Library System’s Bookmobile stops every three weeks at these locations in your area: Esko, at Northwood United Methodist Church, 10:30-11 a.m. Aug. 14 and Sep... Full story

 

USDA helps with home repairs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development program has funds available for very-low- and low-income individuals and families seeking to purchase or repair a home in a rural area. The Direct Home Loan program offers financing to a...

 
 By Walker Orenstein    News    July 28, 2023

Nickel mine project has long way to go

Walker Orenstein MinnPost.org Talon Metals has submitted its plan for an underground nickel and copper mine in Aitkin County to Minnesota regulators, launching the environmental review of a project...  Website

 

Federal bill would boost news, business

It’s no secret that recent years have been tough on small businesses and on newspapers. A bipartisan bill, the Community News & Small Business Support Act, that has been introduced in Congress would offer relief to both newspapers and local b... Full story

 
 By Mike Creger    Opinion    July 28, 2023

Knot Pining: Festivals hold traditions

My hometown festival takes place this weekend. And I won’t be attending. Southern Minnesota, many of us know, is simply too hot this time of year for us northerners. Instead, I’ll likely poke around that big air conditioner called Lake Superior and m... Full story

 

Ad Libbing: Will West End still get the drift?

I was working a bit late on a Friday night and heard the familiar squeal of tires "drifting" at the intersection of Avenue B and Vine Street in Cloquet. The rumbling of loud exhaust systems and... Full story

 

Friday, July 28 – Sunday, July 30 Events for the Whole Family

Sunday 8:30 a.m. Mass at St. Francis Church, 509 Sunrise Drive, Carlton. 8:30 a.m. Polka worship service at Bethesda Lutheran Church, 204 Fifth Street, Carlton. 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m. Bounce houses for kids by D.A.D.S Bounce House Rentals - DNR Park. U... Full story

 
 By Dave Harwig    Sports    July 28, 2023

Young players flood cloquet

The fifth annual Northland Baseball Classic held last weekend featured 56 teams playing a total of 126 games. Champions were crowned in six age classes and games were played at Braun Park, Ed Mettner... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    July 28, 2023

Legion teams fall

After opening the Division II Northeast Substate baseball tournament with a loss to Proctor, the Esko Legion team bounced back with wins over Milaca and International Falls before bowing out of the... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    July 28, 2023

Cloquet VFW captures second in district

The Cloquet VFW topped off an impressive season by taking second place in the District 8 VFW tournament over the weekend and Monday. Cloquet played six games in three days and went 4-2 in the double... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    July 28, 2023

Junior Legion teams clash

The 8th District Junior Legion baseball tournament started last weekend and continued this week with two area teams continuing to battle for a place in the championship in the double elimination... Full story

 

Kettle River news

National Night Out is Tuesday, Aug. 1. Come for a meal at 5 p.m., stay to visit with friends and neighbors. The Kettle River city council meeting is Tuesday, 7 p.m. on Aug. 8 at the Kettle River senior center. Ma & Pa Kettle Days is Saturday, Aug....

 

At the library: Cloquet Library news

The Cloquet Public Library has been hosting the Barks & Books program every second Thursday of the month, 4-5:10 p.m., since January. When our children's librarian, Morgan Reardon, started working at... Full story

 

Carlton Daze Schedule

Friday 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Carlton Public Library Book Sale at the Carlton City Hall and Library, 310 Chestnut Avenue. 4 p.m.-6:45 p.m. 5K registration and preregistered packet pick-up at the Four Seasons Sports Complex. 5K registration at... Full story

 

Death notice

Gary Lee Quick, 81, of Kettle River passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2023, in St. Mary’s Hospital, Duluth. A gathering of friends and family will be held at Woody’s Shop, 2496 S Finn Road in Kettle River from 2 p.m. to dusk Thursday, Aug. 3. Atk... Full story

 

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