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Articles from the September 10, 2021 edition

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Board discord gets an airing

The strangest rain cloud scuttled from the northwest to southeast across northern Carlton County Wednesday night. A narrow squall poured rain, cuffed by ragged and then bloomy cloud formations. Then, on both sides, clear sky. Arching through all of... Full story

 

Residents frosted by snowmobile trail vote

The Thomson Township board of supervisors has approved a snowmobile trail alongside township roads, to be run by the Wood City Riders Snowmobile Club. Wood City Riders, located in Cloquet, helps maintain wooded trails throughout northern Carlton... Full story

 

Harvest Festival in Cromwell

Head to Cromwell to celebrate the Harvest Festival Friday through Sunday, Sept. 10-12. There will be scarecrows found across the city; they were judged for their creativity this week. Tonight there...

 

Lake Superior Harvest Festival

The 27th Lake Superior Harvest Festival takes place Saturday and will feature several farms and vendors from Carlton County. The free event is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bayfront Festival park in Duluth. The Sustainable Farming Association calls it the...

 

Walk through local history

Hear accounts of local history from actors portraying prominent citizens of the past as you walk through Riverside Cemetery in Moose Lake. Meet Minnie Carlson Peterson, a heroic nurse from the 1918 Fires, businessman Claude Poston, pioneer family...

 

Cloquet sets drought rules

With 78 percent of the state experiencing severe drought and some experiencing extreme or exceptional drought, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is requiring water suppliers to implement water-use restrictions as that state enters the...

 

One dead, one injured in crash

One man is dead and another critically injured after a crash last week. According to a Carlton County Sheriff’s Office press release, deputies and first responders from Carlton Fire and Ambulance Department responded to a report of a truck leaving...

 

Busy council talks budget, park and PLA

Cloquet city councilors approved a master plan for Pine Valley Park Tuesday and continued their ongoing debate over the current Cloquet Project Labor Agreement. Additionally, councilors got a quick...

 

Defense wants admission struck in murder case

A former Fond du Lac police patrol officer took to the witness stand during the Carlton County Sixth District Court hearing held Sept. 1 for Sheldon Thompson, a Cloquet man accused of murdering his...

 

Library sets open house, new hours

The Cloquet Public Library will host an open house to celebrate the completion of the new addition 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. A number of community organizations will also be part of the festivities. As of Tuesday, the library resumed normal...

 

Cloquet attorney Tom Skare dies

Thomas M. Skare, a longtime attorney in Cloquet, died Saturday, Sept. 4. He was 69. Skare started practicing law in Cloquet and eventually became a partner at Newby, Lindgren & Skare before starting his own law firm in 2004. He retired from... Full story

 

College offers housing series

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College will offer courses that lay the groundwork for building green. The courses connect with Green New Deal Housing’s mission to develop equitable zero- energy housing and a green collar workforce in the region....

 

New Liquor store stocks up

Workers move stock earlier this month from the former Gramma Polo's Liquor store into the new Kwik Spirits addition next to the Scanlon Kwik Trip. Polo's was torn down two days later, but the Kwik...

 

Our View: Sanitary district serves our needs

No one likes unflattering publicity, even if the negative incidents happened years ago and have little semblance to today’s activities. But it can still sting. That’s exactly what happened after we ran our story last month about Elaine Osborne, w... Full story

 

United we may strive, but divided we definitely are

The recent political events in Texas got me thinking a bit. As a Catholic, I've never been a fan of abortion. As a Democrat, I value the personal freedoms and rights all people should have, whether... Full story

 

On The Mark: Hospital navigates Covid storm

Among area enterprises propelled into the Covid hotseat, Community Memorial Hospital must be our local ground zero. Demand for its care and services skyrocketed from the start, peaking in winter...

 

Letter: Parade entries should be vetted first

I was very disappointed in some signs in the Cloquet Labor Day parade. "Trump won" isn't a political statement. Police officers died on Jan. 6 over an issue that isn't valid at all. There was a... Full story

 

Letter: There's freedom to choose in pandemic

I respectfully disagree with columnist Pete Radosevich’s argument that the Constitution doesn’t play a role in the mask debate. (Aug. 27 issue.) Freedom is our nation’s backbone and strengthened by God’s blessing. His point on government’s... Full story

 

Obituary: John Patrick Connor

John Patrick Connor, 47, of Barnum passed away on Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021, in his home. He was born March 30, 1974, in Cloquet to John and MaryAnn (Fisher) Connor. John grew up in Blackhoof Township... Full story

 

Obituary: Nancy Ruth (Abrahamson) Koivisto

Nancy Ruth (Abrahamson) Koivisto, 87, of Esko passed away Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021 in Inter-Faith Care Center, Carlton. She was born April 3, 1934, in Duluth to Oliver and Alice (Johnson) Abrahamson. Sh... Full story

 

Obituary: Duane Edward Johnson

Duane Edward Johnson, 87, of Cloquet, passed away Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, at Sunnyside Health Care Center. He was born Oct. 28, 1933, in Cloquet to Edward and Sieva (Lehto) Johnson. Duane grew up in... Full story

 

Death Notices

Thomas Michael Skare, 69, of Cloquet died at home Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021. A private service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are with Nelson Funeral Care.... Full story

 

Jane Helen (Nelson) Salo

Jane Helen (Nelson) Salo, 100, of Cloquet passed away Monday, Sept. 6, 2021. She was born December 13, 1920 in Cloquet, the daughter of Walter and Hilda (Nelson) Nelson. She married Ray W. Salo on April 10, 1954. She and Ray raised their four childre... Full story

 

There goes the judge

When asked what cases stand out most over his career, recently retired Judge Robert Macaulay doesn't have to think for long. None of them, he says. "No case was more important than the next to me," Ma...

 

Lukasavitz appointed as Carlton County judge

Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan announced the appointment of Amy Lukasavitz as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Sixth Judicial District Wednesday, Sept. 8. The Iron Range native will fill the seat vacated by recently retired Judge...

 

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