Articles from the July 29, 2022 edition

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 By Jana Peterson    News    July 29, 2022

Emergency services under fire

On March 17, witnesses estimated nearly two dozen squad cars, ambulances and firetrucks from multiple jurisdictions responded to the school campus in the heart of Esko. Someone - in Africa, it later t... Full story

 By Brady Slater    News    July 29, 2022

Wrenshall investigation leaves tech dilemma

An investigation into employee misconduct figures to end soon, but not before disrupting the start of the school year within the Wrenshall School District. At a time when Chromebooks and computers need to come online for teachers and roughly 350...


Carlton Daze is here

When Carlton throws a party, expect big things. And there’s nothing bigger than the annual Carlton Daze celebration, which kicks off Friday and runs through Sunday, July 29-31. Carlton Daze offers something for everyone: a pretty big small-town parad... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    July 29, 2022

Calling all Esko grads! Reunion next week

Esko is adding a whole new layer to its annual Esko Fun Days celebration, by inviting every single graduate of the 102-year-old school to come back next week for an all-school reunion. Work toward org... Full story

 By Tom Urbanski    News    July 29, 2022

Breweriana: It's more than beer cans

There's only one place a person can see a 40-foot tall bear promoting a famous brand of beer, and it's in Cloquet. The Hamm's Bear is an iconic advertising creation, and Northeastern Saloon...


Teenager dies from alleged overdose

Cloquet police and emergency personnel responded to a report of “an apparent drug overdose” Wednesday, July 27, at a residence on Loop Drive within the boundaries of the city and Fond du Lac Reservation, according to a news release from the Clo...


Enjoy a coffee chat with DFL candidates

The Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party is hosting “coffee with the candidates” in Moose Lake, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 30 at the Soo Line Event Center, 900 Folz Blvd. The DFL True Blue Gat... Full story


Gordy's car show coming Thursday

Get your fix of classic cars with a side of fries at Gordy’s Curbside Classic Car Show 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, with a trophy ceremony at 7:30 p.m. All cars are welcome at this annual event, h...


Garden Tour tradition continues

Amateur and master gardeners made the rounds during a grand tour filled with amazing flower and vegetable gardens, orchards, and a few unexpected surprises along the way. The much-anticipated Carlton... Full story


Local candidate filing period opens Tuesday

The time is now for folks who want to make an impact in local politics. The filing period for local school boards, most city councils and many township supervisor positions will be open Tuesday, Aug. 2 through Tuesday, Aug. 16. Filing fees are minima... Full story

 By Rebekkah King    News    July 29, 2022

Thomson Township: board discusses sewer repairs, broadband

The emergency sewer repairs that caused a detour on Highway 61 in Thomson Township throughout July have wrapped up, but more sewer problems have been uncovered in another area of the township,...

 By Dan Reed    News    July 29, 2022

Maximum cost for justice center $66.8 million

The Carlton County board of commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to accept the guaranteed maximum price for the construction of the new justice center at just over $66.8 million, nearly double early estimates. County coordinator Dennis Genereau s...


Celebrate the courthouse

The Carlton County Historical Society is celebrating 100 years since construction began on the Carlton County Courthouse during Carlton Daze, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, July 30, inside the courthouse at 301... Full story


National Night Out is Tuesday

In addition to community celebrations of National Night Out in Esko, Carlton, Kettle River and more, the Cloquet Police Department wants to drop by any neighborhood gathering in the city for NNO. It’s not too late to get something organized, n...


Highway 33 work begins Monday

Construction on a new reduced-conflict intersection where Gillette Road meets Highway 33 north of the roundabout will begin Monday, Aug. 1. The work will close access from Gillette Road to Highway...

 By Jana Peterson    News    July 29, 2022

Festival fun continues all summer long

Although August is just around the corner, the summer festival season is abuzz with activity, with Carlton Daze this weekend, followed by Esko Fun Days, the Honey Bee Festival, Wrenshall Brickyard... Full story

 By Gail Olson    People    July 29, 2022

Elderflower lemonade arrives at the Farmers Market

People who shop regularly at farmers markets know there is a seasonal rhythm to local produce. Rhubarb and spring radishes are best in June. Cucumbers, garlic scapes, peas and strawberries arrive in...


How many Minnesotans read newspapers?

Minnesota is home to 14,000 lakes, 12,000 loons, 135,000 seasonal lake cabins and 3.9 million newspaper readers. Really? Really. Every month, 86 percent of Minnesota adults read newspapers’ print and online issues, according to a new Minnesota Market... Full story


Letter to the editor: Comments 'degrading,' says FDLTCC board

The Fond du Lac Tribal College Board of Directors (FDLTCBOD) finds the comments made by a sitting Wrenshall school board member regarding our American Indian ancestors disrespectful and degrading. The comments made by the school board member were in... Full story


Contact your Local Officials

Cloquet City Council Mayor Roger Maki [email protected] 218-879-4976 Warren “Bun” Carlson Councilor Ward 1 [email protected] 218-879-3347 Sheila Lamb Councilor Ward 2 [email protected] 218-590-5308 Chris Swanson Councilor Ward 3 csw... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    July 29, 2022

Tourney brings baseball bonanza

The Cloquet Northland Baseball Classic wrapped up Sunday by crowning champions in six age divisions. The tournament featured 53 teams playing a combined 118 games at three locations starting Friday... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    July 29, 2022

Playoff Roundup: Esko Junior Legion team undefeated

The Esko Junior Legion team stayed in the undefeated bracket of the Division II Northeast Substate baseball tournament Tuesday night by trouncing Cook County 13-0. Esko opened play on Sunday, July 24 by posting a 13-2 win over Taconite and a 16-6... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    July 29, 2022

Playoff Roundup: Esko Legion falls in finals

The Esko Legion team struggled to solve the Wadena Legion team, and eventually that was enough to end their season. “We opened with a win over Aurora, then lost to Wadena,” said Esko coach Nick LeGarde. “We came back and beat International Falls... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    July 29, 2022

Playoff Roundup: Cloquet Legion out in two

The Cloquet American Legion baseball team bowed out of the playoffs last Wednesday after dropping back-to-back games against Grand Rapids and Thunder Bay, Ontario. “Against Grand Rapids we got beat 7... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    July 29, 2022

Playoff Roundup: Cloquet VFW rallies early, loses next two

After a miracle comeback in the opening round, the Cloquet VFW boys baseball team was knocked out of the playoffs with losses to Hermantown and Hibbing last weekend. Cloquet trailed 9-0 after two...


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