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  • Scramble tourney hits five courses

    Steve Korby|Sep 29, 2023

    Created by Pine City's LeRoy Samuelson in 2010, the four-day, four-person Senior Scramble recently completed play at five golf courses in the region. While Samuelson passed away a few years ago, his sons, Loren and Brad, have continued organizing the September event. This year, 22 teams, with many from Carlton County, cleared their golf schedules to play. Courses played included The Retreat (Floodwood), Pine City, Moose Lake, Rugged Spruce (Mahtowa), and Pine Hill (Carlton) golf clubs.... Full story

  • Raptors continue to learn despite routs

    Kerry Rodd|Sep 29, 2023

    When Cromwell-Wright and Carlton/Wrenshall took the field on Friday night, both teams knew the Cardinals were the heavy favorite. The Raptors are trying to meld a program together, while the Cards are one of the top nine-man teams each year in northern Minnesota. When the dust cleared, the Cards had won 76-0, but the Raptors had earned the respect of the opposition. "Brent had his kids playing hard and excited to play football," said Cardinals coach Jeff Gronner. "For us, our kids have never... Full story

  • Sports Schedule

    Sep 29, 2023

    Times are p.m. unless noted Friday, Sept. 29 Football Cloquet at Proctor, 7 East Central at Barnum, 7 Carlton/Wrenshall at Laporte, 1 Nevis at Cromwell-Wright, 7 Two Harbors at Esko, 5 Hinckley-Finlayson at ML/WR, 7 Saturday, Sept. 30 Volleyball Cloquet, Carlton/Wrenshall at Mora tournament, 9 a.m. Boys and Girls Cross Country Cloquet, Esko at Lester Park Golf Course, 11 a.m. Boys Soccer CEC vs. Hermantown at Esko, 8 p.m. Girls Soccer Cloquet-Carlton vs Hermantown at Hilltop, 11 a.m. Girls Swimming and Diving CEC at Mesabi East Invitational, 9... Full story

  • 'Jacks sweep Esko

    Kerry Rodd|Sep 29, 2023

    Two of the top teams in northeastern Minnesota did battle at Cloquet Middle School Tuesday, when Cloquet defeated Esko 3-0. "It's always fun to play Esko," said Cloquet coach Heidi Anderson. "They have a talented team and they make you work for everything." The Lumberjacks came in fresh off winning the Duluth East tournament championship over the weekend. The talented team showed just how tough they are by dominating at the net and controlling play as they moved their record to 16-1 on the seaso... Full story

  • Late goal is not enough

    Sep 29, 2023

    The Minnesota Wilderness scored in dramatic fashion to tie the game Saturday, but still fell to the Chippewa Steel in overtime, 4-3. Peteris Purmalis’ second goal of the game as time expired allowed the Wilderness to even the score at 3-3 and force extra time in Chippewa Falls. Purmalis took advantage of some net-front chaos that was initiated by a shot from Beau Janzig on the left point, as the Wilderness attacked with six skaters and its goaltender on the bench. After a drive from Harper Searles was blocked by Steel netminder Carter W... Full story

  • On the farm: Chemicals threaten farmers

    Sandy Dugan|Sep 29, 2023

    Farmers in Carlton County and across the state face an environmental threat that could affect their business and lead to a loss of livelihood. At a recent meeting of the Carlton County chapter of the Minnesota Farmers Union, local farmer and agricultural scientist Joshua Stamper warned that discovery of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, also known as "forever chemicals" or PFAs, found in soil or farm products, including dairy, meats, fruits, vegetables, and forage, can lead to disastrous...

  • Wright/Cromwell news

    Jennie K. Hanson|Sep 29, 2023

    With the leaves turning color and with cooler days and nights, we know that fall is truly in the air. Folks are busy getting their yards ready for winter and planting all those bulbs so we have flowers in the spring. The apple trees have produced bumper crops in many areas, so lots of pies and crisps will be enjoyed this fall too. Congratulations to Gary Lott and Shauna Buelt of Wright on their recent marriage on Sept. 23, 2023. They were married underneath the trees beneath a canopy in their...

  • Students find science outside

    Mike Creger|Sep 29, 2023

    It was one of those picture-perfect fall days. Cerulean blue sky, the slight, wet waft of decaying organic matter, the hillsides seemingly turning orange and red and yellow in the moment. On Dunlap Island last Thursday, there was also the chattering of teenagers and outdoors experts as more than 200 ninth-graders from Cloquet High School spent the day exploring the natural world. They were in canoes on the St. Louis River. They were under the Minnesota Highway 35 bridge collecting aquatic... Full story

  • Obituary: Carol Bergstrom

    Sep 29, 2023

    Carol Annette (Lussier) Bergstrom, 85, of Cloquet passed away peacefully Sept. 20, 2023 at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth. Carol was born in Red Lake, at the Red Lake Indian Hospital to Elsie Lussier on Jan. 8, 1938. She was lovingly raised by her grandparents Adam and Mary Lussier. Carol attended St. Mary's Mission school for grades K-8 and graduated from Red Lake High School in 1956. She was a proud member of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians. Carol married LeRoy on Sept. 28, 1956, and... Full story

  • Obituary: Justin Eller

    Sep 29, 2023

    Justin Adrian Daniel Eller, 47, of Esko, a very proud U.S. Navy veteran, died unexpectedly in a tragic accident on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023. He was born on May 31, 1976, in Moose Lake to Dan Eller and Susan Cartie. Justin grew up in Mahtowa and graduated in 1994 from Barnum High School with High Honors and proudly wore his cords during graduation. He played a variety of sports as a Bomber. On July 9, 1993, Justin joined the U.S. Navy on a delayed entry, which allowed him to finish high school... Full story

  • Obituary: Constance Marie Hopp

    Sep 29, 2023

    Constance Marie Hopp passed away Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2023, at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth. Constance was born Feb. 22, 1940, in Cloquet to Charles and Marie (Pattee) Peterson. Constance was preceded in death by her children William, Renee Altringer, and Vicki and Ann Altringer; brothers Charles and Robert Peterson; sisters, Trudy Nyholm and Victoria Diver; and grandmother Pearl Pattee. She is survived by her daughter, Cindy Hopp; brother, Joseph Peterson; and other relatives. Inurnment will be... Full story

  • death notices

    Sep 29, 2023

    Dorothy Elizabeth Anderson, 89, of Cloquet died peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023, at Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton. Services were held Sept. 26 at Atkins Northland Funeral Home in Cloquet. Burial in Oneota Cemetery in Duluth. Jean LeeAnn Ruth Graboski, 59, of Cloquet passed away on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023, at her home. Visitation: 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. celebration of life memorial service on Oct. 8 at Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet. Inurnment will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in Cloquet.... Full story

  • Obituary: Jim Bragge

    Sep 29, 2023

    James "Jim" Bragge, 85, passed away on Aug. 29, 2023, in North Branch. Jim was born March 6, 1938, in St. Paul to Elmer and Beulah (Fitzgerald) Bragge. He grew up in Carlton. After graduating from Carlton High School in 1956, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served four years stationed at Point Mugu Naval Air Station outside of Los Angeles. Jim spent most of his life in Carlton. He retired to Port Isabel, Texas but found his way home again to Minnesota and spent his last few years in North... Full story