Articles from the August 20, 2021 edition
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Board replacement proves a surprise rush
It happened so quickly, Nicole Krisak didn’t even have a chance to react. While the official record will show that the Wrenshall school board voted unanimously to appoint a new person to its board Monday, Krisak could legitimately be considered a... Full story
'Not guilty' is verdict in county sexual assault trial
Cloquet’s Timothy Scott Young Jr., 38, was found not guilty after a weeklong jury trial in Carlton County Sixth District Court Friday, Aug. 13. Young had been accused of two felony counts of sexual assault after an alleged incident in April 2020... Full story
Big Lake Road speed limit could change
Carlton County will petition the Minnesota Department of Transportation for a speed limit of 45 mph on Big Lake Road from Pinewood Drive to just past Brevator Road and the tribal center. The tribal council for the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior...
Arena lease debate includes call for fairness
The Cloquet City Council and Cloquet School Board are in the midst of a virtual faceoff over a new lease for use of the city-owned hockey arenas. Earlier this month, the school board voted...
Chub Lake beach safe for swimmers
The signs are down and Chub Lake Beach is safe for swimming again, according to Carlton County officials, who retested the beach since sending out a notice in July. Carlton County zoning and environmental services administrator Heather Cunningham exp...
Esko Fun Days honors Liupakka
Residents turned out in large numbers for many of this year’s Esko Fun Days events, according to Community Ed director Michele Carlson. “I think people were excited to get back together,” she said. “We had a great turnout — I think there...
Our View: Music festival shows off city park
It’s always fun to drive past Cloquet’s Veterans Park and see bustling activity — crowds of people, cars parked along the road, bright tents and kiddie games, food vendors, and musicians on a big stage in the corner. This time, it was the...
From the editor: Come visit with us at the fair
Ah, who doesn't love a day at the county fair? All those adorable farm animals, bumping into old friends and distant family members, yummy fair food, carnival rides and games and all kinds of...
Letter to the editor: Drive carefully, please
Almost 20 years ago, my daughter, her unborn son and my sister were killed in a car accident. Another daughter survived with life-changing injuries. People say “time heals,” but my reality is heartbreak that never goes away. So when on the news... Full story
Letter to the editor: Angel at the store
We want to acknowledge a very generous man, Dike (hope we have the name right). We were at Super One grocery shopping on Aug. 13 and were at the counter when he approached us, offering to pay for our groceries. When we asked why, he said that he and... Full story
Letter to the editor: Make mask policy
I am a lifelong resident of Cloquet. I am the grandma of Cloquet students and the mom of former students. I am also a retired Cloquet district preschool teacher. When I read that the school board was considering making wearing masks optional I was... Full story
There will be an air of artistry down by the river
Creatives are sharing their talents to bring more people and businesses to the West End of Cloquet. Come out from 4-7:30 p.m. Friday Aug. 27, and watch watercolor and oil painters capture the St.... Full story