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Stuff the bus today!

The Cloquet Educational Foundation is hosting the fifth annual “Stuff the Bus” event on Friday, Aug. 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cloquet Walmart. Because “Back to School” can be a tough... Full story

 

Forestry center opens doors

There will be an open house at the University of Minnesota’s Cloquet Forestry Center, 175 University Road, Cloquet, on Wednesday, Aug. 21 from 4:30-8 p.m. This is fun for all ages and is free to the public. There will be self-guided walking tour,...

 

Bemidji State honors list

Nicholas Niemi from Cloquet earned dean’s list honors from Bemidji State University at the end of the spring 2019 semester. To be eligible for the dean’s list, BSU students must be enrolled for at least 12 credits and earn a 3.5 GPA during the...

 

Cloquet students on U of M list

The following students from Cloquet were named to the 2019 spring semester dean’s list from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis: Mikayla Baker, a senior in science and engineering; Courtney Beaupre, a senior in liberal arts; and Sophia...

 

Fun, fun, fun in Esko

From sunrise to sunset, the final day of the Esko Fun Days brought dancing, games, food, a little bit of running and a parade with candy and smiles. The Kristin Burkholder 5K kicked off things...

 

Wright-Cromwell news

Congratulations to Barb Dahl and Oscar Eliason who will be honored on Friday, Aug. 16 at 12 p.m. in the Log Pavilion at the Carlton County Fair, as they have been named the 2019 Female and Male...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    August 16, 2019

Mortgage loan makes reservation history

Without much fanfare, David Danielson and David Hein made history last Wednesday. Danielson, a Fond du Lac band member and Vietnam veteran, sat on one side of a table, while the Korean vet and...

 

A place to walk

Walkers use the recently completed 1.3-mile bicycle and pedestrian trail along Big Lake Road on the Fond du Lac Reservation. The trail runs from University Road to Pinewood Drive, and now people can...

 

Biking, running races boost trails

Supported by many spectators, a grand total of 42 people from Cloquet, Esko, Carlton and that big city to the east, Duluth, ran in the first Pine Valley Bike, Run, Family Fun series of races at Pine V...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    August 16, 2019

Change is afoot for fall seasons

The fall high school sports season kicked off Monday with nearly every fall team hitting the gym, court, pool or field to start practices and get ready for the season. Student athletes have been...

 
 By Jordan Allen    Sports    August 16, 2019

Cross-country brings unique challenges

The hilly and wooded Pine Valley trails, the often too-close encounters with wildlife, and the satisfying smack of shoe on ground … It must be cross-country season. But this year, we had a bit of a...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    August 16, 2019

Wilderness hire new head coach; Boitz remains GM

For the third time in three years, the Minnesota Wilderness junior hockey team has made a coaching change. On Friday, the Wilderness announced that Jon Vaillancourt will take over for Dave Boitz, who...

 
 By Steve Korby    Sports    August 16, 2019

Mahtowa course beckons golfers

"It's the finest little nine-hole course in Minnesota." That's what one of the ladies in the clubhouse bar told me as I completed my interview at 29 Pines Golf Course in Mahtowa. I had to try the...

 

No big surprises (except a hole in one) at Cloquet Country Club Championship

Approximately 60 golfers played in the 2019 Cloquet Country Club Championship Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 10-11. The winners list includes a host of familiar names including Don McKay, winner of the...

 
 By Bret Baker    Outdoors    August 16, 2019

Pine Knot Outdoors: Reflections on fishing from the baseball diamond

We loaded the Suburban with most of the Baker crew plus an omnipresent extra child, and headed north. The big blue Lund stared back at us in confusion as we pulled away — it would remain unhitched f...

 

DNR report

Recent reports from Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officers in the area: Scott Staples (Carlton) attended training at Camp Ripley during the week and gave assistance at a work detail in Duluth when the tall ships arrived. A co...

 

Birds can be found during dog days of summer

You can still find birds in August. They're not as noisy and easy to spot as in April or May and during fall's migration. They've found their mates - the goal of the glorious singing they treat us to...

 

DNR deer meeting is on Aug. 28

An open house meeting for discussions about deer and deer management with Minnesota Department of Natural Resources area wildlife managers has been scheduled for 5-7 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Carlton County Transportation building at 1630 County Road 61....

 

Bulletin Board

The Carlton County Historical Society needs volunteers to help at the county fair in Barnum through Aug. 19. Sign up at https://signup.com/go/bCBAjtb or call 218-590-6965 for help getting scheduled. Back-to-school can be a tough time for many...

 

Farmers market news

It's peak produce season at the Carlton County farmers market - we recently celebrated National Farmers Market Week and are looking forward to our harvest festival in mid-September. Meanwhile,... Full story

 

Senior dining menu

Arrowhead Senior Nutrition menu for Aug. 16-23: Friday, Aug. 16: Meatballs and gravy, mashed potatoes, fruit Monday, Aug. 19: Special of the Day, vegetables or fruit, dessert Tuesday, Aug. 20: Roast turkey dinner, strawberry shortcake Wednesday,... Full story

 

Wood City Music Festival rocks on

Blessed with both clear skies and a full audience, the Wood City Music Festival set out yet again last Saturday to extend the hand of God to all who would listen. The free, family-friendly event...

 

Lost wedding ring

LOST White gold wedding band w/ one round bezel-set diamond, Cloquet Walmart parking lot, weekend of Aug. 9. REWARD 218-348-3220...

 

Obituary: Willard Rudolph Maki

Willard Rudolph Maki, 99, of Esko, Minnesota passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at Augustana Health Care in Moose Lake. He was born March 30, 1920 in Brevator Township, northwest of Cloquet, to... Full story

 

Obituary: Lawrence Urbanski

Lawrence Urbanski, 93, Cloquet, Minnesota, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019 in Inter-Faith Care Center. Larry was born on April 3, 1926 in Clifton Township, and grew up and attended school in... Full story

 

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