Articles from the September 15, 2023 edition

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 By Kerry Rodd    News    September 15, 2023

The Hall comes calling

It's still sinking in for Cloquet native Jamie Langenbrunner. Already a revered hockey player from the high school, professional and national team ranks, he will become a hall of fame inductee in...


Wrenshall will entertain Carlton site

In the ongoing back-and-forth between school boards considering a merger between districts, the Wrenshall contingent unanimously agreed Monday to consider the South Terrace site in Carlton as a...


Weekend highlights

The festival season continues this weekend, with the West End Celebration in Cloquet on Saturday and the Kismet in Carlton Hot Air Balloon Festival at Black Bear Friday and Saturday. From 11 a.m. to... Full story


Arrival of cells marks jail progress

The trucks began arriving near the end of last month, transporting jail cells from Baldwin, Georgia. The cells came six to a semitrailer, three trucks per arrival. As of this week, there are 70 jail c...


FDL buildings evacuated

The local tribal reservation experienced evacuations of two buildings Sept. 7, when the Mino-Aya-Win human services building and Tagwii Recovery Center were locked and staff “safely evacuated,” a Facebook post said. The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Sup...


Train-car crash kills one

A Wright man died Saturday morning after his car was hit broadside by a train near Sawyer. According to a news release from the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office, Brock Hascall, 22, was driving south on Lammi Road when his vehicle was struck b...


Let your Finn flag fly on Mojakka Day Saturday

SAMPO Association’s Mojakka Day is 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16 at 7095 Saginaw Road. Enjoy music, Finnish baked goods, white elephant sale, raffle drawings. Mojakka (soup) meal with bread, beverage and dessert. $12/adult, $6/age 6 and u... Full story


Pet clinic returns next Saturday

Don’t miss the low-cost pet microchip and vaccine clinic for Cloquet and Carlton County residents from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 near the picnic shelter at Veterans Park in Cloquet. Previous clinics have included free microchips for up t... Full story


County road closure

Carlton County Road 5 between Carlton County Road 61 and Nendick Road is closed for a Northern Natural Gas project. The closure is estimated to last until the first week of October. There is a signed detour....


Two dead in Floodwood crash

Deputies from the St Louis County Sheriff’s Office responded at 2:45 a.m. Saturday to an automated 911 call from an iPhone stating that the owner had been in a severe crash. Upon arrival, Deputies found two occupants of the vehicle deceased: J...


Man volunteers guilt in death of spouse

A Carlton County man pleaded guilty Friday, Sept. 8, to shooting his wife in what he termed a “mercy killing” in December 2021. Raymond Arthur Julian, age 67, of Kalavala Township, has been in the...


Coming soon: Indoor ice

The long summer without ice at Cloquet's Northwoods Credit Union Arena is coming to a close, with delivery and installation of a new cooling tower completed earlier this week. Facilities manager...


New sports facility nears finish line

Weather permitting, it’s looking “pretty likely” that the homeless Cloquet football and soccer teams will get to play at least one game in the revamped athletic grounds this fall. Super...

 By Mike Creger    News    September 15, 2023

Wildfire is officially contained

With the help of wetter and colder weather, the County Road 11 fire in Barnum Township was declared 100-percent contained on Tuesday, eight days after smoke was observed in the area on Labor Day. On...

 By Ted Lammi    Sports    September 15, 2023

Board agrees to take on lacrosse programs

Esko school board members voted Monday to add both boys and girls lacrosse to its slate of available sports starting in spring of 2024, following the same vote by the partnering Cloquet school board in August. The girls lacrosse team will be a... Full story


Business Spotlight: Burger's Shoes, Cloquet

From Carmen LaPlant Owner, Burger's Shoes September means so many things to me: the end of summer, the start of fall, and another year of small business ownership. While September marks two years of... Full story


Our View: School officer spat is confounding

For those trying to get a foothold of understanding on the issues that have arisen over a new law regarding use of restraint by police officers hired by Minnesota schools, good luck. Whether it is mere posturing or naked politics that are muddying... Full story


Harry's Gang: Effort needed to stay in home

They’re called “homes” for a reason. It’s where we live. Eat. Sleep. It’s where we keep our most precious possessions; it’s where we raise our kids. No one wants to leave their homes. Even after... Full story


Letter to the editor: Nelson's Funeral Care makes parades a real comfort

We want to give a heap of thanks to Rob and Lori Nelson and everyone else at Nelson Funeral Care. Every time there is a parade, we get to sit in comfortable seats, have donuts, coffee, juice and water. Cloquet is the only town in the area that does... Full story


Notes from the small pond: Nothing matters

Since matter cannot be created or destroyed, it follows that the same earthly deposit of gold, from which Cleopatra’s boat was built, as she sailed the warm, breezy, mosquito-thick Nile with Marc A... Full story


Sunnyside is a bright light of care

Hidden away in Cloquet lies an absolute gem. My parents, Lyle and Alda Twite, spent their last years at Sunnyside Health Care Center. Many of my friends have struggled to find acceptable care for their aging parents, often moving them from facility t... Full story


On The Farm: School's pollinator habitat program sows a lot of hope

On Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 12, a group of 20 students, parents, staff and volunteers gathered on the Wrenshall school grounds to complete the installation of dozens of native flowering plants and...


The Ticker: A quick look at area teams in action

Thursday, Sept. 7 Girls Soccer Cloquet/Carlton 3 Bemidji 1 Eden Prarie 2 Esko 1 Boys Soccer CEC 4 Hermantown 1 Swimming Hibbing 112 CEC 74 Volleyball Cloquet 3 North Branch 0 Cromwell 3 McGregor 0 Esko 3 ML/WR 0 Friday, Sept. 8 Football... Full story


Lumberjacks stay hot with sweep

The Cloquet volleyball team raced to a fast start this season, a trend that continued with a sweep of Moose Lake/Willow River on Tuesday at Moose Lake Area School. Cloquet won the first set 25-15,... Full story


Homeless 'Jacks are in a 0-2 hole

When does a high school home opening football game not feel like a home game? When your home game is played 12 miles away in another town, that's when. Such was the case last Friday night when... Full story


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