Articles from the August 13, 2021 edition
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School masking debate heats up
Local school board members faced crowded board rooms this week as parents and others turned out in opposition to school districts requiring masks when kids return to school after Labor Day. Unlike...
Esko woman recalls the fight of her lifetime
Elaine Osborne remembers walking along Highway 61 near her home between Scanlon and Esko on a balmy January day in 1984, when she realized the nearby Maki Swamp appeared to be steaming. "It was...
Carlton, Cloquet talks will continue
Cloquet school board members approved “continued discussions” with Carlton about a tuition agreement for Carlton’s high school students, but removed language that indicated approval of the...
Ma & Pa Kettle Days Folks in Kettle River will celebrate the 36th (almost annual) Ma & Pa Kettle Days Friday through Sunday. Friday’s activities include a beer garden and steak fry at Tower Tap starting at 5 p.m., followed by a street dance...
Residents weigh in on future plans
After a pandemic delay of more than a year, the final public meeting for Thomson Township's 2040 comprehensive plan was held Monday night. More than 30 residents attended the public hearing, with...
Music festival raises money for Honor the Earth
Honor the Earth and its production partners, First Avenue and The Current, are holding their first “Water Is Life: Stop Line 3” music, art and cultural festival Aug. 18, at Bayfront Park in Duluth. For many artists like Bon Iver and Hippo...
$100 incentive is big vaccine draw in Minnesota
Brian Bakst MPR News Demand is high in Minnesota for $100 vaccine incentives, prompting the state to set aside even more money for the program. As of early Tuesday, more than 30,000 people had already applied for the bonus for getting an initial... Website
Carlton's South Terrace Elementary hosted the popular Summer Learning Camp in the first week of August. The 36 elementary school-aged students displayed "great curiosity and enthusiasm while learning...
Five things health experts want you to know
What health and safety guidelines should schools be following? Minnesota schools are no longer under a mandate to require masking in their buildings. That’s because Gov. Tim Walz’s authority to issue this mandate expired now that Minnesota is no... Website
Our View: For everyone's sake, don't take CRT bait
American history is littered with ginned up, so-called “problems” designed to alienate, punish and divide people based, mostly, on the drive to score political points. Bogeymen. The question, of course, is to what end? Is it just fear? A loss of... Full story
Letters to the editor: Benefit was a success
We would like to thank everyone and all the businesses and organizations that donated to Jake’s benefit on July 17 at the Cloquet VFW. With the support of our family and friends, the benefit was a success. There aren’t enough words to adequately... Full story
Letters to the editor: Check traffic flow
I frequently see at the Kwik Trip entrance and exit closest to the stop sign on Washington Avenue in Cloquet drivers who are making left turns in and left turns out. This entrance and exit as indicated by signs, is designed for right turns only in... Full story