Articles from the August 4, 2023 edition

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 By Jana Peterson    News    August 4, 2023

Archer aims to make his mark

"Thunk," goes the arrow as it hits the target, nearly 55 yards away. It's almost impossible to see, but Kyle Olson can tell by sound how well he shot. "A soft thunk means it's in the middle, because...

 By Brady Slater    News    August 4, 2023

Board seeks consolidation with Carlton

The Wrenshall School Board is expected to seek a new round of consolidation talks with the Carlton School District following an affirmative vote on a proposal Wednesday. In a letter addressed to the... Full story


'Night Out' has a large turnout

Across Carlton County and the nation, Tuesday night saw residents, law enforcement, firefighters and others getting to know one another just a little bit better. While the idea that meeting your... Full story


Cloquet Labor Day parade is a go

Cloquet will, once again, be the place to go to celebrate Labor Day. The parade will return, marching down Cloquet Avenue at 11 a.m., with food trucks setting up in the city parking lot at the corner... Full story


Not too late for a free school backpack

Kids can still get free school supplies and a new backpack through the Carlton County Back to School BBQ & Backpacks program. “We want to make sure every kid in Carlton County that needs a backpack gets one,” United Way director Sarah Buhs said. Buh...


Puppet show coming to local libraries

Enjoy a free family-friendly puppet showcase tour with artist Christopher Lutter-Gardella this month at the following locations: Carlton Area Public Library - 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12 Moose Lake Public Library - 4 p.m Thursday, Aug. 17 COMPAS...


Wood City returns next weekend

The free Wood City Music Festival returns to Cloquet’s Veterans Park from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12. The free Christian music festival features a wide range of musical styles, and m...


Pedro's plans to open Superior location

Cloquet’s popular Mexican restaurant, Pedro’s Grill and Cantina, announced on Facebook that owner Erika Aranda will open a second location in Superior at the former Epic Restaurant and Lounge, on Henry Cohen Drive, just off Tower Avenue. They pla...


Fewer deer licenses in northern Minnesota

After a tough winter, deer hunters in northern Minnesota might see fewer deer, a Department of Natural Resources news release said this week. “The lower bag limits in northeast and north-central Minnesota aim to allow deer populations to recover a... Full story

 By Ted Lammi    News    August 4, 2023

Carlton School Board member needed ASAP

The Carlton School District needs to find a replacement for Tim Hagenah, who resigned in June, to serve until formal elections can be held in November. Anyone chosen would hold the seat until the winner of November’s special election takes over. S... Full story


Fire damages Cloquet home

A fire was reported Tuesday morning at 11 16th St. in Cloquet by neighbors who saw smoke coming from the home. They let the resident know, and he exited the home safely. There was significant smoke...


Sappi celebration tour

Cloquet Area Chamber of Commerce members gather in the wood yard after taking a two-hour tour of the Sappi mill last week. Although public tours of the mill are rare, this year Sappi is offering...

 By Ann Markusen    Opinion    August 4, 2023

On the Mark: FinnFest tour was a real North Shore treat

Last week, hundreds of locals and visitors, some from abroad, journeyed to Duluth to celebrate Finnish culture and its enduring presence in our communities. It was challenging to choose among many opt... Full story


Harry's Gang: Accidental discoveries

Sydney J. Harris was a columnist I read as a kid in the Duluth News Tribune. One of my favorite recurring columns was his “Things I Learned En Route to Looking Up Other Things.” I suppose a new...


Business Spotlight: TJ's Country Corner MAHTOWA

TJ's Country Corner is the hub of the Mahtowa community and a business that's hard to pigeonhole. Owners Renee and Glenn Gaffney love the support they receive from the community and they like to help... Full story

 By Dan Reed    News    August 4, 2023

Kettle River honors longtime community helpers

Next weekend, Aug.11-13, Kettle River will mark the 36th celebration of Ma & Pa Kettle Days. Started in 1985, the theme of this year's gathering is "Our work is never Finn-ished," in a nod to the...

 By Steve Korby    Sports    August 4, 2023

Korby's Connections: Rosen clan has deep roots at golf club

Few Cloquet Country Club families have been more intimately involved with club activities and programs over the century than the Rosen family. The Rosen siblings held a family reunion last weekend to... Full story


Cloquet Country Club turns 100

Established in 1923, the Cloquet Country Club golf course is celebrating its 100-year anniversary this summer. Festivities last weekend included special food and drink, live music, a nine-hole... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    Sports    August 4, 2023

Record set in 50-mile Voyageur race

When someone sets the record for the Minnesota Voyageur Trail Ultra, there isn't a ton of drama. That's because there's only a handful of people at the finish line. Justin Stewart finished the 50-mile... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    August 4, 2023

Cloquet wins U16 title

Play in the U16/U18 Arrowhead Fastpitch League ended last week with the Cloquet U16 team winning the championship by picking up four impressive victories and going undefeated in the double-elimination... Full story


Cloquet U17 soccer girls are state champs

On July 16 the Cloquet U17 girls beat Cambridge/Isanti 4-0 to win the MYSA Summer State Championship at the College of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph. They played four games, opening with a 1-1 tie... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    August 4, 2023

Esko cruises to state tourney

After the July 25 round of the 8th District Division II American Jr. Legion playoffs, Carlton County had two local teams still in the running. Esko was undefeated and Barnum-Moose Lake-Willow River... Full story


Cloquet baseball team is third at state

Cloquet Truss Financial finished third at the Minnesota Sports Federation state baseball tournament last weekend in Mankato. Truss Financial won four straight games to gain the semifinal round.... Full story


College Notes

Nevada Torrance of Cloquet graduated from Bismarck State College in North Dakota this past spring with an associate in applied science degree in power generation technology. • • Kaya Stark of Wrenshall was named to the dean’s list at St. Olaf Colle...


Carlton happenings

The Carlton Daze celebration was a wonderful event - even Mother Nature was on her best behavior. Thank you to the Carlton Area Chamber, local businesses and volunteers for making the celebration a...


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