Articles from the October 6, 2023 edition

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 By Jana Peterson    News    October 6, 2023

Sunnyside nursing home to close

After nearly six decades of caring for the community's elderly and infirm, Sunnyside Health Care Center in Cloquet is closing. Sunnyside and Community Memorial Hospital officials said the process... Full story

 By Brady Slater    News    October 6, 2023

Wrenshall man forfeits horses seized by county

The Wrenshall farmer at the center of an ongoing animal neglect case agreed last month to relinquish ownership of 12 horses as part of a civil agreement with Carlton County. In exchange, Henry...

 By Brady Slater    Sports    October 6, 2023

An epic season is brewing in Barnum

When Jim Charboneau decided to chronicle the Barnum football season for the Moose Lake Star-Gazette, the proud grandfather to the team's quarterback figured somebody needed to pick up the bullhorn,... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    October 6, 2023

Fire district requests city money

The Cloquet Area Fire District asked the city of Cloquet for a share of its public safety windfall from the state, and got a caring but firm “no” in response. Councilors and Mayor Roger Maki... Full story


Vaccination clinics coming

Carlton County Public Health is offering two influenza and Covid-19 vaccination clinics. The first clinic runs 12:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10 at the Carlton County Community Services building at 14 N. 11th St. in downtown Cloquet. A second clinic...


Suicide Memorial Walk is Oct. 14

The 15th annual Suicide Memorial Walk runs from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 at Carlton High School. No registration necessary. Ribbon remembrance, 20-minute non-competitive walk starts and ends at Carlton High School. Walkers are encouraged... Full story


Finlandia group sets meeting

Finlandia Foundation Northland will hold its annual membership meeting at 3 p.m. Oct. 19 in the Fellowship Hall at the Presbyterian Church of Cloquet. Please join for updates on the past year and election of new board members and officers, followed...


Sign up for health insurance

Starting Nov. 1, Minnesotans who need health insurance can sign up for 2024 coverage through MNsure at, where they can easily find, choose and purchase health insurance. MNsure’s open enrollment period runs from Nov. 1 through Jan....


Cloquet Homecoming Court Candidates

Cloquet High School has been celebrating all week long. With the football field in the final stages of construction, the Lumberjacks will crown their king and queen at a pep rally Friday afternoon in...


Poster contest open to teens

Carlton County students who will be 11, 12 or 13 years old on Nov. 15 are invited to enter the 2023-2024 Lions Club International Peace Poster Contest for free. This year’s contest theme is “Dare to Dream.” “We would love to feature our...


Submit a state flag design

Entries are now being taken for the redesign of Minnesota’s next state flag and seal by the State Emblems Redesign Commission. The redesign commission was established in the 2023 legislative session to develop and adopt a new design for the...

 By Brady Slater    News    October 6, 2023

Steep county health costs loom

Carlton County averted a double-digit percentage increase in its property tax levy for 2024, but it may not be so fortunate this time next year — when budgeting for 2025 could include wrestling with a runaway health insurance premium. That’s the...


St. Luke's celebrates new plaza

The former Shopko store in Moose Lake is now St. Luke’s Plaza, home to Northern Lakes Surgery Center, Lake Area Therapy Services and St. Luke’s Diagnostic Imaging. These health-focused businesses are serving patients in the Moose Lake area with...


SWCD update: Learn how to battle invasive buckthorn

It’s the season of stunning reds, yellows, oranges, crisp autumn mornings with brilliant blue skies. It’s also the time of year many of us northern folks look forward to tromping around in the woods and wetlands with our hunting dogs chasing our...

 By Jana Peterson    News    October 6, 2023

Man faces 15-30 years for child pornography

A Carlton man pleaded guilty last week to one count of production and attempted production of child pornography. He also admitted to engaging in a pattern of sexually abusing at least six children under the age of 12. Stephan Jeremiah Hansen signed t...


Business Spotlight: Carlton Area Lions Club

The Carlton Area Lions Club has been serving the Carlton area since 1972 and is one of 49,000 Lions clubs around the world. Members of the all-volunteer Carlton area club have resided in all corners... Full story


On The Mark: Fall is fleeting, but oh, so lovely

Autumn has been my favorite month since I was a child. I loved the bursts of orange and yellow. Raking up the leaves in our small Minneapolis yard. Piling them to jump in with neighbor kids. Putting... Full story


Harry's Gang: Court levels balance the scales

The Court of Appeals met in Duluth recently, and I was lucky to watch it and attend a reception afterwards, meeting all three of the Court of Appeal judges hearing the cases. One of the cases... Full story


Letter to the editor: Don't rezone, move business instead

I am writing to express my concern about a request by Ken Maki to have land rezoned from residential to highway commercial in the Sunnyside area behind Sunnyside Auto and Gordy’s Hi-Hat and Warming House. He wants to build a building large enough... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    October 6, 2023

Esko runners may have a homecoming tradition afoot

When Esko assistant coach Liz Kyes shared how her high school cross country team would run the game ball from the opposing team's school to the homecoming game each year, head coach Jerimy Hallsten... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    October 6, 2023

'Jacks hungry for a big playoff push

After many years of dominating the Section 7AA girls soccer tournament, the Cloquet/Carlton Lumberjacks are once again one of the teams to beat. "I really think we're on the cusp of some good... Full story


Esko seniors honored

The Esko girls soccer team celebrated senior players Abrianna Madill, Gwen Lilly and Jordyn Randa on Tuesday before defeating Duluth Denfeld 1-0 at home. The seniors received pillows with covers... Full story


The Ticker: A quick look at area teams in action

Thursday, Sept. 28 Girls Soccer Cloquet/Carlton 2 Duluth Marshall 2 Esko 2 Hermantown 0 Volleyball Moose Lake/WR 3 Cook County 0 Cloquet 3 Duluth Denfeld 0 South Ridge 3 Barnum 0 Esko 3 Hibbing 0 Friday, Sept. 29 Football Cloquet 16 Proctor 10 (OT)... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    October 6, 2023

Streak has CEC boys soccer team poised for deep run

After opening the season by losing two of their first three games, the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys' soccer team has reeled off 12 straight wins and is the prohibitive favorite in the looming Section 7AA... Full story


Wilderness are back in Cloquet and off to Alaska after sweep

With all repairs completed and the cooling tower in proper working condition, Northwoods Credit Union Arena in Cloquet is again ready to host Minnesota Wilderness hockey. The Wilderness returned Monday for practice before leaving on a road trip... Full story


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