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A new life for The Old Log Church

Del Prevost was looking sharp in his colorful jacket, tie, and creased slacks, but when he stepped to the pulpit at the end of Mass at the rededication of the Sawyer Log Church at Saints Mary and... Full story

 
 By Mike Creger    News    September 13, 2019

Consolidation crush is on for Carlton, Wrenshall school boards

There will be a flurry of meetings in the next two months as school boards in Wrenshall and Carlton continue to explore a consolidation of the districts. After joint meetings this summer with the full boards, members are moving in the direction of a...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    September 13, 2019

Many lessons learned after Extension inquiry

The Carlton County Extension Office has made some procedural and management changes following an investigation last year conducted by the Aitkin County Sheriff’s Office. Allegations regarding a former Carlton County employee were “exceptionally c...

 

Labor Day car show winners

About 75 cars registered for the annual Cloquet Labor Day Car Show at the NorthEastern Saloon and Hotel on Sept. 2, and there were approximately 100 classic cars to view. NorthEastern owner Bert... Full story

 

As we age, housing arrangements may change

Thanks to the Baby Boomer generation, the number of people 65 and older in the United States is expected to increase to 55 million in 2020. And, according to the AARP, by 2030 the population of... Full story

 

Minnesota's Senior LinkAge Line connects seniors to information, resources and help

The Senior LinkAge Line helps simplify complex issues and decisions that seniors, Baby Boomers, Medicare beneficiaries, caregivers or those trying to reduce prescription drug costs face every day. Just one phone call to 1-800-333-2433 is all it takes...

 

It's complicated: Five finish Lost Forester race in time

Cloquet's own wacky race, the Lost Forester Adventure Run, had a record 23 racers this year and 22 finishers (because one had to leave to get to a soccer game). Only five racers, however, officially... Full story

 

Washington named 'School of Excellence'

The secret is out: Washington Elementary School is a Minnesota School of Excellence. Of course, the students and staff already knew Washington is an excellent school ... but now that inside knowledge...

 

Coates RV store leaves area

After being acquired by national retailer Camping World in March, it seemed to be business as usual at the Coates RV showroom in Scanlon. Not anymore. Although it is still filled with all kinds of...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    September 13, 2019

County mulls age-21 requirement on tobacco

For more than a year, the Carlton County board of commissioners have heard concerns of the rising use of vaping e-cigarettes and the negative influences on the county’s youth. Earlier this summer the board instructed the county attorney to draw up...

 

Moose Lake chief on leave

Moose Lake police chief Bryce Bogenholm is currently on paid administrative leave. City administrator Tim Peterson said there’s no investigation going on, but he couldn’t share any other details about the leave. Peterson doesn’t have any date...

 

Watch free play at diversity fair

Everyone is invited to watch the play “Bloom,” presented by the BOLD-choice Theatre Company, a coming-of-age story about Lily, a young person with a disability in the 1960s. Admission is free. The play highlights the painful and complicated... Full story

 

Principals shuffle at area schools

Carlton County schools has lost at least one principal to Duluth this fall, and moved one in from neighboring Pine County. In Carlton, the school board held a special meeting Friday, Sept. 6 to...

 

Volunteer, share some reading joy

The Power Lunch reading program seeks volunteers to share the joy of reading with children in the Cloquet School District. Both regular readers and substitute readers are needed. Power Lunch begins in October and concludes in March, and volunteers...

 

OUR VIEW: Cheers & Jeers

Cheers to multi-use pathways. The concrete pathway along the south side of Washington Avenue will help encourage kids to walk, and ride bikes and skateboards to both the Cloquet middle and high schools. The pathway along Big Lake Road connecting the...

 

HARRY'S GANG: Hey, Coach! Enjoy this court ruling

I have a lot of respect for coaches; they are mostly parents or teachers who take on the task of guiding children through soccer, hockey, lacrosse, and a dozen more sports popular with kids these...

 

LETTER: Is it a trail to nowhere in Scanlon?

At the June and July city council meetings in Scanlon, Mayor Annette Bryant talked for 45 minutes about getting a trail, which will cost more than $400,000. She had Carlton County engineer JinYeene Neumann at the July and August meetings trying to pe...

 

LETTER: Addition to library is essential

This is an exciting time for residents of Cloquet and the surrounding area. Our public library has been awarded a grant of $784,000, contingent on the City providing the balance of construction costs. That is no small change, and a great savings to...

 

Funeral notice: Helen Swanson

Helen M. Swanson, 87, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, at her home in Carlton. Celebration of Life: Sunday, Sept. 15, 11:11 a.m. (Helen’s request) to 2:30 p.m. at Oldenburg House, 604 Chestnut Ave. in Carlton....

 

Lights on for school

A total of 190 runners gathered last Friday night, wearing their best glow-in-the-dark bling, to run for wellness and raise money for Washington Elementary School. It was the school's sixth annual... Full story

 

Mistakes haunt Cloquet in loss to Hermantown

The Cloquet football team committed a host of penalties and had three turnovers last Friday night - a recipe for a sour-tasting game as the Lumberjacks fell to the Hermantown Hawks 27-12. Despite the...

 

Rebels keep on rolling

Things got tough early for Barnum in Friday night's football matchup with Moose Lake-Willow River. The Rebels got out to a two-touchdown lead and were up 42-0 at the end of the first half. By the time...

 

South Ridge gets its first win ever against Cromwell-Wright

For the first time in school history, South Ridge defeated Cromwell-Wright in high school football action, as the Panthers shut out the Cardinals 36-0 in Culver Friday, Sept. 6. "We saw some things we...

 

Lumberjacks soccer: Cloquet girls find winning ways with a balanced attack

With a 6-1 record, the Lumberjacks girls soccer team is off to an impressive start. Coach Dustin Randall said this year's team is balanced across the field. "In years past we've had one area that was... Full story

 

Lumberjacks soccer: CEC boys hang tough

The Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys soccer team may have a 3-3 record right now, but head coach Dave Bergan says the record doesn't show how well they are playing soccer. "We are competing with every team... Full story

 

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