Articles from the September 27, 2019 edition

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Cloquet's health care twins make merger official

Community Memorial Hospital and Raiter Clinic are joining forces, with the goal of keeping independent local health care thriving in the Cloquet area. The merger came as a surprise for many, some who... Full story

 
 By Mike Creger    News    September 27, 2019

Consolidation cost: $47.3 million

The price tag is in on upgraded facilities for a consolidated Carlton and Wrenshall school district: $47.3 million. That was the estimate presented to district superintendent and school board members...

 

Finn news

Before I get into sharing the Finnish events in the area that will be happening in October, I want to give thanks to the many Finns and friends who attended September events. It’s only through you that these events are able to be organized and p...

 

This week in state history

Historic Minnesota events that took place this coming week. Sept. 28 1935 Joan Growe is born in Minneapolis. She would serve as Minnesota’s secretary of state from 1975 to 1998, the first woman elected to statewide office without first having been a...

 

Run for the river on Saturday

The annual Cloquet River Run is Saturday, Sept. 28, and it’s not too late to sign up. Runners and walkers can choose between a 1-mile race at 9 a.m. and a 5K race, down to and along the beautiful St. Louis River, at 9:30 a.m. Both races start and e... Full story

 

Carlton Chicken Swap is Saturday

The Fall Chicken Swap will be held 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 in the parking lot of the Four Seasons Sports Complex in Carlton. Not allowed to have chickens? You’re also likely to find puppies, bunnies, goats, pigs, ducks, homegrown p...

 

Old Log Church program is Oct. 5

Deacon Bryan Bassa will talk about the restoration of Saints Mary and Joseph Parish church at the Carlton County Historical Society in Cloquet at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. Following the program, those attending are invited to meet at the Sawyer...

 

Board expects minimal school tax bump

The Cloquet school board approved its preliminary tax levy increase to a maximum of 0.2 percent over last year’s levy during Monday’s meeting. However, unless something changes at the state level in...

 

Legislators tour prime areas for bonding

Two buses filled with state legislators wound their way through the Northland earlier this month. Members of the House Capital Investment Committee visited Carlton first on Sept. 17, then continued...

 

Excise tax hearing draws just one speaker

The Carlton County Board of Commissioners approved continuing the $20 excise tax at its meeting Monday after a hearing at which only one comment was made by the public. Reporter and Automba Township chair Dan Reed supported more work on rural county...

 

Free microchip for pets Saturday

Remember the pet microchip clinic for Cloquet and other Carlton County residents 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 at Dunlap Island Park in Cloquet. The event is free for Carlton County residents. Proof of residency with photo ID is required.... Full story

 

Volunteers needed for census committee

The city of Cloquet is seeking volunteers for approximately six months to serve on the 2020 Census Complete Count Committee. The city is looking for representatives from all aspects of the community to help get the word out about the upcoming...

 

Northwoods wins community honor

Northwoods Credit Union of Cloquet was honored with a 2019 Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award. Sponsored by the Minnesota Credit Union Network and the Credit Union National Association, the award recognizes credit unions for...

 

Absentee voting open for Cloquet council race

All eligible voters in Cloquet’s Ward 3, who reasonably expect to be unable to go to their polling place on primary election day Nov. 5, may vote by absentee ballot. Candidates for the special election are Ray Schow, Chris Swanson and Uriah W... Full story

 

Our View: Some mergers make good sense

Generally, we don’t like corporate mergers. In fact, this very paper came about after many papers merged into a big media corporation, and we eventually lost a truly “local” news option. Fortunately, we won’t have to worry about losing the local o...

 

On The Mark: Democracy thrives in the trenches

For most of us, our direct experience with American politics starts and ends with the voting booth, supplemented with what we learn, selectively, from the media. We rarely see our elected representati...

 

Harry's Gang: Protecting vulnerable kids is job No. 1 at First Witness

It’s been happening since people started having kids, but in recent years some people are trying to do something about it. I’m talking about First Witness, a group dedicated to protecting chi...

 

Notes from the small pond: Away

When you’re away, the things you thought you’d do but didn’t before you left seem monumentally failed because, in truth, you could’a Got-R-Done, and you didn’t because you didn’t and you make a thou...

 

Obituaries: Margaret A. Fredrick

Margaret A. Fredrick, 99, of Holyoke, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, at Sunnyside Health Care in Cloquet. She was born March 25, 1920 in Ceylon, Minnesota to Jesse and Paulina Persons. Margaret... Full story

 

Obituaries: Evelyn R. Buddish

Evelyn R. Buddish, 87, of Scanlon, passed away Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at Evergreen Knoll in Cloquet. She was born July 28, 1932 in Rock Lake, North Dakota to Ambrose and Edna (Rham) Steffer. Evelyn... Full story

 

Cloquet's Lamb on state task force

Ward 2 Cloquet city councilor Sheila Lamb has been appointed to the state's newly created Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women task force. She was sworn in and attended her first task force meeting...

 

Free GIS workshop coming to tribal college

The students and staff of the geographic information systems (GIS) program at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College are hosting a special community event Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, focusing on geography and how to change the world with maps and teach...

 

Cloquet girls kick into high gear

Over the past few years the Cloquet-Carlton girls soccer team featured a two-headed offensive threat: Kendra Kelley and Kiana Bender. With Kelley's graduation - she led the area in scoring the past...

 

Eskomos prepare for playoff push

It's been a busy and very challenging part of the schedule for the Esko girls soccer team. On Saturday, the Eskomos took on one of the top teams in the state. On Monday, they faced a tough Duluth...

 

Football Roundup

Football Cloquet-50 Hibbing-14 At halftime the Cloquet Lumberjacks led Hibbing by a 20-14 score but seemed to be struggling against the over-matched Bluejackets. Enter Marshall Hayes, a sophomore...

 

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