Articles from the September 22, 2023 edition

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High-end home sales on the rise

More expensive homes are changing hands than ever before in Carlton County, which saw a $1.29 million property sale close Sept. 15, and 16 sales over $600,000 in the past 12 months. "We're seeing...

 

Up, up and away

Riding in a balloon over rural Carlton County was amazing, said Superior's Meghan Edwards, one of the lucky ones who got to fly away from Black Bear Casino Resort in a giant hot air balloon Saturday....

 

FDLTTC welcomes new president

The newest president of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College already knows the college from the inside out, working in numerous positions since she was hired as a part-time counselor nearly 30...

 

Motorcyclist dies in Mahtowa

A crash between a motorcycle and car in Mahtowa Wednesday night killed the motorcycle driver, identified as 47-year-old Justin Eller of Esko. According to a news release from the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office, Nicholas Berglund, 51, of Bruno, M...

 

River Run race set for Sept. 30

The Cloquet River Run is Saturday, Sept. 30 with a 1-mile race at 9 a.m. followed by the 5K race at 9:30 a.m. The races start and end near Churchill Elementary School. Organized by the Churchill... Full story

 

Police to get new Tasers, cameras

Thanks to a sizable allocation for public safety aid by the state legislature this year, the Cloquet Police Department is getting body cameras and new Taser stun guns, at no additional costs to the...

 

Blood donations are needed

Memorial Blood Centers has announced a blood emergency following a summer of low donor turnout. Contributing to the shortage are the recent Labor Day holiday, back-to-school activities, and a prolonged 50-percent decrease in youth and first-time...

 

Pet microchip clinic CANCELED

The pet microchip and vaccine clinic for Cloquet and Carlton County that was scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 23 has been canceled after the Northern Lakes Rescue founder was charged with fraud. Northern Lakes has partnered with the city and county in... Full story

 

New mothers have a resource

Community Memorial Hospital is offering “Beyond the Bump: Growing together,” a free eight-week class to empower and educate moms through the beginning stages of motherhood. Free classes are 5-6 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Oct. 3 at the hospital. Ope... Full story

 

Cloquet business park enjoys a growth spurt

The Cloquet Business Park is growing. C&L Distributing, one of the largest beer distributors in Minnesota, plans to construct a 22,000-square-foot distribution and office facility at the business...

 
 By Ted Lammi    News    September 22, 2023

New Indian education coordinator appointed

The Carlton school board officially and unanimously appointed Graciana Studier as Indian Education coordinator Monday, replacing Kevin Kot, who was dismissed in June. Superintendent Donita Stepan was excited about Studier’s performance so far. ...

 

Submit proof of insurance online

Drivers who have been charged with no proof of insurance or no insurance, while the vehicle they were driving was insured on the date of the offense, can now submit proof of insurance online. Minnesota’s Court Payment Center recently made the e...

 

Covid test kits are in demand

Minnesotans are pulling out the at-home Covid-19 tests, again. The Minnesota Department of Health is seeing requests increase for its free self-test kits following a continued upward trend in Covid hospitalizations. Residents can order the tests... Full story

 

Dial 988 for crisis support

Minnesotans facing mental health crises can dial or text 988 to connect to Lifeline support 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The 988 code serves as a universal entry point, so callers can reach a trained crisis counselor who can help regardless of...

 

Tire recycler was once welcomed by county

When St. Louis County first permitted a waste tire recycling facility north of Cloquet in 2014, it concluded that the project along Highway 33 was "consistent with a desirable pattern of development"...

 

'Deer Camp' will provide laughs at County Seat

Fans of musical theater and deer hunting may be able to agree on one thing: “Deer Camp” is a hoot. Next weekend, the County Seat Theater Company will debut its production of “Deer Camp,” a musical... Full story

 

4-Hers clean up in State Fair animal barn

Carlton County had 17 entrants among the 4-H members from across Minnesota who showcased their animals at the Minnesota State Fair. More than 2,562 animals were shown. The best entries from county...

 

DNR stocks sturgeon in river

For the first time since 2000, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is stocking lake sturgeon in the St. Louis River. DNR fisheries stocked 375 fingerlings into the river Sept. 12 at Chambers Grove Park in Fond du Lac. Lake sturgeon are a... Full story

 

Free state park days

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is waiving vehicle permit fees at all 75 state parks and recreation areas on Nov. 24. With the support of the state legislature, the DNR offers Free Park Days to encourage Minnesotans to get outdoors and...

 

At the Library: Library has many friends, and a sale

The Cloquet Public Library is a City of Cloquet department and is funded by the tax dollars of our community members. We currently have 13 library staff members running the library. We are also... Full story

 

Harry's Gang: Exchange program creates bonds

School kids seem to always create a language of their own, mostly, I assume, so they can communicate with each other without their parents knowing what they are talking about. But when a kid goes to... Full story

 

Deep Lumberjacks are on a roll

Optimism is running high for the Lumberjacks boys soccer team. Heading into Tuesday night's game against Superior, Cloquet-Esko-Carlton had reeled off six straight wins and improved its record to... Full story

 

The Ticker: A quick look at area teams in action

Thursday, Sept. 14 Girls Soccer Cloquet/Carlton 8 Two Harbors 0 Esko 3 Hermantown 0 Volleyball Cloquet 3 Proctor 0 Carlton/Wrenshall 3 McGregor 0 Esko 3 Barnum 0 South Ridge 3 ML/WR 0 Friday, Sept. 15 Football Cloquet 17 Duluth East 16 ML/WR 16... Full story

 

It's domination for Esko on the court

Esko and Barnum met in girls volleyball Thursday with Esko dominating its southern neighbor, and improving their record to 11-3 with the win. "So far so good," said Esko coach Pete Stasiuk. "We lost... Full story

 

Senior captains lead young Lumberjacks team

A young Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls swim team had the dubious honor of having to open the season against the three toughest teams in Section 7 this season. Starting with Grand Rapids,... Full story

 

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