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  • Deer hunters can purchase licenses now

    Aug 26, 2022

    Deer hunting licenses went on sale earlier this month and the 2022 Minnesota hunting regulations are now available at mndnr.gov/Hunting. Print copies of the regulations figure to be available wherever licenses are sold. Deer populations are faring well in most of Minnesota, with ample harvest opportunities, the DNR said when announcing the season. The DNR said it remained committed to managing the spread of chronic wasting disease, a fatal condition affecting parts of the state herd. Minnesota has the following deer seasons: -Archery:...

  • Make plans for Labor Day in Cloquet

    Aug 26, 2022

    Cloquet will, once again, be the place to go to celebrate Labor Day. After a pandemic hiatus, the free Oldtimers Banquet will return on Sunday, Sept. 4 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Four Seasons Event Center in Carlton. The parade is the highlight on Labor Day, filled with neighbors, businesses, and politicians marching down Cloquet Avenue at 11 a.m., Monday, Sept. 5, followed by children’s activities and food trucks at Veterans Park until 4 p.m. The Northeastern Hotel, Saloon and Grille will host its annual Labor Day car show – they’re hopin... Full story

  • Cloquet relaxes Covid policies for return to school

    Emily Peacock|Aug 26, 2022

    Cloquet school board members discussed changes to their Covid-19 policy at their Aug. 22 meeting, with superintendent Michael Cary predicting that school will start to resemble what it looked like pre-Covid. These policy changes follow new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated earlier this month. The new CDC guidelines promote staying up to date on the Covid-19 vaccine and isolating yourself for five days if you have tested positive for Covid, and recommend that instead of quarantining if you were exposed to... Full story

  • Guest view: On abortion, an argument as old as the country itself

    Aug 26, 2022

    Back in June, when the Supreme Court issued its Dobbs decision overturning Roe v. Wade, attention understandably focused on the majority’s view of what the Constitution allows. In their decision, the six justices contended that if the right to an abortion could not be found in the Constitution — or in early American legal precedent — then it doesn’t actually exist. This was new ground for the Court, and it raised the specter of a rollback of other personal freedoms Americans have come to take for granted, including the rights to use contrac...

  • Pokornowski brothers back together on UMD football team

    Aug 26, 2022

    Former Cloquet High School football player Markus Pokornowski has signed to play football with the University of Minnesota Duluth football team. In doing so, Pokornowski will join his older brother, Tim, as a Bulldog. Markus signed with UMD following a tryout earlier this month. During his playing days in Cloquet, Pokornowski was a running back and a linebacker. Tim was a starter last season until he was injured early in the campaign. He is projected to start in his final season for the Bulldogs in the defensive backfield. He’s also a member o...

  • Former Wilderness coach won't face charges

    Jana Peterson|Aug 26, 2022

    Former Minnesota Wilderness junior hockey coach Brendan Phelps won’t face charges after two men in an online video alleged that Phelps had traveled to Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, for an intimate encounter with someone he believed was a 16-year-old male. Instead, when Phelps arrived, he found the men — private citizens, not police — with video cameras, one who claimed he had posed as the boy online. The 18-minute video was posted to YouTube in July by a group called Midwest Predator Catchers. While...

  • Obituary: Chris B. Balow

    Aug 26, 2022

    Chris B. Balow, 51, passed away in San Diego, California on Aug. 18, 2022. He was born Sept. 24, 1970, in Cloquet, the son of Mick and Carole (Fredrich) Balow. Chris attended high school in Carlton, graduating in 1989. He attended Rochester Community College and Anoka Community College. Chris moved to Arizona soon after and worked as a golf course manager and also worked independently. Chris was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents. He is survived by his parents, Mick and... Full story

  • Obituary: Margaret Ellen Veilleux

    Aug 26, 2022

    Margaret Ellen Veilleux, 93, passed away peacefully in her sleep Aug. 18, 2022, at Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton. She was a longtime resident of Wrenshall before moving to Carlton Place Assisted Living in 2020. Margaret was the fifth of 12 children, born to Hubert and Roverda (Hammitt) Grover on May 17, 1929, in Wrenshall. She was raised on the family farm and attended school in Wrenshall. On Sept. 28, 1946, she was united in marriage to Clinton “Kissy” Veilleux at The Manse in Car... Full story

  • Obituary: Martin "Bob" Besch

    Aug 26, 2022

    Martin “Bob” Besch, 80, of Wright passed away Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022, in his home. He was born on May 18, 1942, to Lewis and Betty Besch in Manhattan, New York. He served in the U.S. Army and was a Vietnam veteran. He is survived by his wife, Ardelle; two sons, Robert (Toni) Besch and Ryan Besch; brother, Bill (Bunny) Besch; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandson; and many other family members. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Atkins Northland Fun... Full story

  • Obituary: John "Jack" Patrick Stanslaski Jr.

    Aug 26, 2022

    John “Jack” Patrick Stanslaski Jr., 60, died Aug. 7, 2022, while fishing on Lake Superior. John was born Nov. 19, 1961, in Minneapolis. He will be greatly missed by his parents John and Janice Stanslaski, his daughter Jessica Stanslaski (Zachary Gerlach), his sisters Deborah (Steve) Sauer and Jill (Russell) Gran, along with many beloved nieces and nephews, including Andrea (Drew) Swain, Marie (Mark) Rahne, Allen Larson, John (Kirstin) Larson, Joseph (Emily) Larson, Marshall Gran (19... Full story

  • Obituary: Peggy Lynn Anderson

    Aug 26, 2022

    On Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, Peggy Lynn Anderson, 66, passed away peacefully in her home with her best friend Charlie by her side. Anderson, née Roginski, was a 1974 Cloquet graduate. Peggy is survived by her daughters Karey and Allison, sister Deb (Ron) Johnson, brother Jerry (Tammy) Roginski, best friend Charlie and four grandchildren. Pine Knot News August 26, 2022... Full story

  • Obituary: Teresa "Terry" Joan Smalley

    Aug 26, 2022

    Teresa “Terry” Joan Smalley, 61, of Duluth unexpectedly left our earthly world Aug. 11, 2022. She was born Oct. 29, 1960, to Norton and Joan Hjelle. Her lifetime of putting others first began at a very young age, as her siblings would describe her as the third parent of the household, making sure everyone was fed, chores were done, and everyone stayed out of trouble (except for Sherm). Terry graduated from Hermantown High School in 1979, but not before leaving her mark: National Honor Soc... Full story

  • Wright/Cromwell news

    Aug 26, 2022

    Thank you, thank you to the folks who volunteered at the Little Red Schoolhouse at the Carlton County fair this past week. Joining me were Sarah Sedlander, Sue and Rocky Youngberg, Eleanor Eskuri, Rick Gresczyk, Marilyn Kiehl, Terri Wallack, Sharon Zelazny, Mary Sanders, Felicia Hall, Shirley Stebbins, Linda Dahlman, Helen Kinnunen, Bev Clemons, Sandy Ferguson and Mary Svendsgaard. Also, thank you to Lake Country Power’s Operation Round Up program for the $500 donation to buy school supplies which were distributed to students visiting the s...

  • Aug 26, 2022

    Crowds started filling the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on Thursday morning, as the fair begins its 12-day run. Whether they're there to exhibit livestock, catch a concert or try some of the dozens of new food and drink concoctions, hundreds of thousands of people are expected to attend this year's Great Minnesota Get-Together. There was a long line at the Snelling Avenue gates before they opened Thursday. Jordan Johnson, a lifelong Minnesotan from Newport, was first in line this year, arriving at the gates 12 hours before the fair opened. He...  Website

  • MPR News|Aug 26, 2022

    The Minnesota State Fair is upon us, and all of that food can be daunting. So we called on Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine food writer Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl to get us prepped for what to eat — and also what to avoid. For you, what makes an ideal state fair food? For me — and I'm very passionate about this — fair food should give you a feeling that you can only get at the fair. The sweet corn roast is the perfect example. Sweet corn is only in season one time a year. It's specifically grown for us at the fair, so it’s ripe every single day. An...  Website

  • Police respond to fatal crash

    Aug 26, 2022

    Cloquet police officers responded to a crash between a motorcycle and a Honda CR-V vehicle Monday night that one person did not survive. According to a news release, at approximately 11:05 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29, the Cloquet Police Department responded to the crash at Carlton Avenue and 22nd Street in Cloquet. Upon arrival, officers found the small red sport-utility vehicle and a motorcycle that had been involved in the crash. The adult male motorcycle driver sustained significant injuries in the crash Officers and Cloquet Area Fire District... Full story