Articles from the August 5, 2022 edition

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 By Brady Slater    News    August 5, 2022

City moves closer to acquiring, redeveloping Hotel Solem

One of the first buildings constructed in Cloquet following the historic 1918 fire is on the verge of condemnation, following a hearing in District Court in Carlton this week. Using eminent domain...


Let the summer festivitIes continue

The problem this weekend isn’t finding something to do, it’s choosing among the myriad options right here in Carlton County. There are Fun Days in Esko, Brickyard Days in Wrenshall and a Honey Bee... Full story


Celebrating '61

Classmates from the Cloquet High School Class of 1961 held a 61st reunion July 16 at the Cloquet Country Club. Pictured in the front row, from left: Brooke Nordquist Haubner, Janet Reed Johnson,... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    August 5, 2022

Man charged following threats, standoff

A 43-year-old Fond du Lac Reservation man who threatened to kill family members was arrested Sunday, July 31, following a three-hour standoff with law enforcement. James Warren Bosto was subsequently charged in District Court in Duluth on Monday, Aug...

 By Jana Peterson    News    August 5, 2022

Free backpack program announced for Carlton County students

With the start of school only a month away, local groups hope to give away free backpacks - filled with school supplies - to any child in Carlton County who needs one. And they plan to make a party of... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    August 5, 2022

Pandemic grants help city's bottom line

The 2021 audit confirmed the city of Cloquet is in a good financial position, even after more than two years of pandemic challenges. Wipfli’s Michelle Swoboda told the Cloquet city council Tuesday that the accounting firm gave an unmodified, or c...


Spend Labor Day in Cloquet

Cloquet will, once again, be the place to go to celebrate Labor Day. After a pandemic hiatus, the Oldtimers Banquet will return on Sunday, Sept. 4 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Four Seasons Event Center... Full story


Kettle River is calling

The annual Ma & Pa Kettle Days in Kettle River will be celebrated Saturday, Aug. 13, with the fun spilling over before and after. Saturday activities include a pie social at the senior center 12-2 p.m., bingo 1-4 p.m. at the Veterans building, and...


Fire destroys home in Holyoke

Firefighters responded to an early morning fire in Holyoke Township, but were unable to save the home on McCuskey Drive, which was fully engulfed by fire when they arrived. Wrenshall, Blackhoof, Kerrick and Esko fire departments, Essentia Health...


Don't worry, bee happy

The fifth annual Honey Bee Festival is all about its namesake, but also music and mermaids, food and fun and whatever else comes to mind. "We're just doing what we do: being crazy and loving the... Full story


On the Mark: The joy of jazz

Live jazz is a beautiful experience. Last Sunday afternoon, husband Rod and I drove to Dovetail Cafe & Marketplace on West Superior Street in Duluth. My cousin, Beth Wilson – a former choral d...


Fun stacks up at Brickyard Days

Early last month, Wrenshall's Jolene Johnson went to talk to a coach about getting the cheerleaders into the Brickyard Days parade, only to be told that the annual event had been canceled. She was... Full story

 By Dan Reed    News    August 5, 2022

Broadband and next year's budget dominate board talks

Carlton County commissioners gave their support for a $400,000 broadband internet grant during their meeting Monday, July 25. The board instructed economic development director Mary Finnegan to write a letter of support for the Border-to-Border grant...


Primary election set for Tuesday

If early voting is any indicator, next week’s primary election may not be a barnburner in Carlton County. Polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9. Kelly Lampel, chief deputy auditor/treasurer for Carlton County, said the o... Full story


File for office now

The filing period for local school boards, most city councils and township supervisor positions opened Tuesday and will remain open through Tuesday, Aug. 16. In most cases, one must file in the clerk’s office, whether it’s for a school district, mun... Full story

 By Lois E. Johnson    News    August 5, 2022

No more free lunches for all

As with many other area school districts, the Barnum school board approved an increase in lunch prices, at 10 cents per meal at various levels for the lunch program during its July 26 meeting. The coming school year marks the first time in two years...

 By Lydia Stone    News    August 5, 2022

Pep squad brings 'cheer' back to Cloquet

With new cheers, routines, and coaches, the Cloquet High School pep squad is ready to change the face and atmosphere of Cloquet spirit this coming season. Spinning off of the longstanding dance line,... Full story

 By Lee Hamilton    Opinion    August 5, 2022

Comments on Congress: Jan. 6 Committee reminds us of what Congress can do

Watching the hearings held by the Jan. 6 committee as it delves into last year’s events at the U.S. Capitol and what lay behind them, I’ve been struck by what you might think of as the “me... Full story


Notes from the Small Pond: CONFIDENCE… or lack thereof …

The best thing to do when you lose confidence in yourself is find it. Unless you’re not breathing, it’s in there, somewhere. Even in the meekest, most humble and fragile of us, the thing that mak... 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 Tom Urbanski    Sports    August 5, 2022

Voyageur Ultramarathon heats up again

Running 50 miles on trails in one day is a feat few people accomplish. Add temperatures rising into the mid-80s, sunshine and July humidity, and it's the typical conditions for the Minnesota Voyageur... Full story


Calton Daze Dazzles

Carlton Daze got off to a running start last weekend, with kids' races and the annual 5K race Friday evening followed by the 50-mile Voyageur Ultramarathon Saturday. The annual event offered a little... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    August 5, 2022

Cardinals fly through U15 playoffs

Don't look now, but the surprise of the Northland Baseball League U15 division has been the Cromwell Cardinals. The Cards have flown to an 8-3 record including three straight playoff wins - one of whi... Full story

 By Marcia Sarvela    News    August 5, 2022

Kettle River News

I wish more people would attend the city council meetings to hear about events affecting our city, the problems that are continuing, and the ripple effect on all the residents. Come to the next Kettle River city council meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday,...


Wright/Cromwell news

Well, here it is — August. So far, our summer has gone well, as we haven’t had all the terrible weather disasters other parts of the country are experiencing. We are blessed to live in this area and...


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