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Articles from the October 4, 2019 edition

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 By Dan Reed    News    October 4, 2019

High water wrecks roads

After two days of heavy rains brought more than 6 inches of water to southern Carlton County, the Carlton County board of commissioners met and declared a state of emergency Tuesday. Heaviest hit was...

 
 By Mike Creger    News    October 4, 2019

Kwik Trip expanding in Scanlon on motel lot

Kwik Trip is expanding its footprint off Interstate 35 in Scanlon after its corporate owners bought the defunct motel near the convenience store. There will be a shuffle of properties as the Golden... Full story

 
 By Dave Anderson    News    October 4, 2019

Warmer month upon us

This past September, we had some tornado trouble in a month that turned out to be warmer than normal when averaged out. September’s departure from normal mean temperature was 4 degrees. Using that...

 

This week in state history

Historic Minnesota events with anniversaries this coming week. Oct. 7 1910 Forest fires destroy Baudette and Spooner, killing 29 people and burning over 220,000 acres of land. During this dry year...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    October 4, 2019

Former middle school is transformed

The Dusty Boots Tour of Cloquet's newest affordable apartments was as much a walk down memory lane as it was an apartment showing. Carlie and Jim Nynas recalled their courtship in high school, when... Full story

 
 By Mike Creger    News    October 4, 2019

Districts might slow their roll on consolidation

The full school boards for Carlton and Wrenshall schools will meet jointly Monday for the first time since committees from each district reviewed costs for facilities in a consolidated school district. The cost of remodeling and building new parts...

 

Expanding on Kwik corner

1. Current Kwik Trip store. 2. Current Kwik Spirits liquor store, formerly Gramma Polo’s, to be demolished and replaced with car wash. 3. Trapper Pete’s is staying put. 4. Golden Gate motel will...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    October 4, 2019

It was a real zoo down at the pet chip clinic

Cloquet's Dunlap Island was Pet Central Saturday, when the Cloquet police department and Carlton County sheriff's office teamed up with Northern Lakes Rescue to offer a free microchipping clinic for...

 

Suicide walk promotes connections and resources

How does a friend, a loved one, a co-worker or a classmate cope in the aftermath of a completed suicide? Jo Angell says that going on a walk — specifically, the annual Suicide Awareness Memorial Walk — has helped her and many other people who... Full story

 

Our View: A library that's for everyone helps all

We’re pleased to see the Cloquet library expansion moving forward, and have some suggestions. First, we note that the library is a regional treasure: no one checks your ID when you come in and when you check out; your Arrowhead library card is all...

 

Harry's Gang: A lot changes in a city in 20 years

It’s been 20 years, and Cloquet has changed a bit since I first moved to town on Oct. 1, 1999. There were two weekly newspapers then, too, the old Pine Knot and the upstart Cloquet Journal. But...

 

Letters: It's not a bargain to me

I have just read the comments from the Sept. 23 Cloquet School Board meeting, when board members were confronted by a taxpayer, asking why we in the Cloquet School District are paying 2 ½ times more than surrounding Carlton County school districts....

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    October 4, 2019

Dotseth will seek House 11A seat

Republican Jeff Dotseth has declared his 2020 candidacy for Minnesota House District 11A, the seat currently held by Rep. Mike Sundin. “As a fellow resident, I share in the love for this community,” Dotseth said. “Motivated by my concern for...

 

Hear a Midwest accordion expert

Enjoy The Third Generation members and friends on Saturday, Oct. 19 for a concert, “Midwest Accordion Princess: Memories of Finland and Viola Turpeinen.” The concert will highlight the rich baritone voice of Gregg Santa, evocative violin... Full story

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    October 4, 2019

MNsure premiums remain stable

The Minnesota Department of Commerce offered good news about MNsure Tuesday: premiums for the final 2020 health insurance rates are remaining stable and every county in Minnesota will have at least two insurers offering coverage in the individual...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    October 4, 2019

Technology has passed by Thomson Township laws

A lot of things have changed since 1999, the last time Thomson Township approved a comprehensive plan, and technology and the internet is at the top of the list. There were no iPhones — they...

 

Homecoming Traditions

Cloquet and Esko homecoming information....

 

City changes public comment rule

Starting with the next Cloquet city council meeting on Oct. 15, residents will be heard before the council conducts its business, rather than at the end of the meeting after all the votes have been...

 

Obituaries: Helen Joyce (Hayes) Clark

Helen Joyce (Hayes) Clark On Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, Helen Joyce (Hayes) Clark of Auburn, Georgia, loving wife and mother of four children, graduated this life and ascended into the arms of her... Full story

 

Obituaries: Kenneth Lloyd Port

Kenneth Lloyd Port, 58, passed away peacefully from cancer on Sept. 27, 2019, surrounded by his family. He was born Oct. 18, 1960. Ken was a law professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St.... Full story

 

Death Notices

Earl Erkkila, 83, of Cloquet died Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, at the Chris Jensen Health & Rehabilitation Center. A gathering of family and friends was held Oct. 2 at Atkins-Northland Funeral Home in Cloquet.... Full story

 

Eskomos rein in hot Rebels

On a cool Friday night in Willow River, Esko pulled off a 20-18 upset to end the Rebels' four-game winning streak. Despite four turnovers on the night, the Eskomos took advantage of an interception an...

 

The Ticker: A quick look at area football teams in action

Football Cloquet-26 North Branch-12 The Lumberjacks were deadlocked with the Vikings 6-6 at halftime and slowly pulled away over the second half to secure the win on the road. Markus Pokornowski ran back a punt early in the first quarter for a...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    October 4, 2019

CEC out of team playoffs

After a wild finish to the regular season, the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls tennis team opened the Section 7AA team tournament Tuesday in Grand Rapids. The 'Jacks came into the tournament as the No. 12...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    October 4, 2019

Bulldogs shut the door on Wrens

The Carlton volleyball team continued its roll through the regular season with a 3-0 win over Wrenshall last week. The Bulldogs won 25-5, 25-18, 25-12 and their record is now 21-2 after winning a...

 

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