Articles from the October 18, 2019 edition

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Obituary: Clarence Charles Smith Jr.

Clarence Charles Smith Jr., 88, of Cromwell, Minnesota passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019 in Cardinal Courts in Cromwell. He was born May 7, 1931 in Mt. Vernon Township, Minnesota, the youngest of... Full story


Esko mourns loss of athlete Jackson Pfister

When Esko football player Jackson Pfister collapsed during a varsity game last week and died of heart failure, it shocked and saddened people across the school district, the township, nearby towns... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    October 18, 2019

GIRLS SOCCER: Lumberjacks take aim at section championship

The Cloquet-Carlton girls soccer team notched three straight shutouts to open play in the Section 7A tournament this week. That win streak set up a championship showdown with No. 1 seeded Chisago Lake... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    October 18, 2019

Walkers remember loved ones who died by suicide

Last Saturday morning marked the fourth time in five years that the Borske family — mom Samantha, daughters Dallas, Makayla and Alexis — and their friends and family made their way to Carlton for the... Full story


BOYS SOCCER: CEC reaches end of the line against Hermantown

After upsetting Legacy Christian Academy last Thursday in Andover, the Lumberjacks boys soccer season came to a cold end with a 2-0 Section 7A playoff loss to Hermantown on a wet, rainy, and windy Sat... Full story


Lumberjacks football just keeps getting better as playoffs loom

Another impressive rushing game for the Cloquet football team gave the 'Jacks their sixth win of the season Friday night as they steamed past Proctor 42-8. "We are running the ball really well and...

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    October 18, 2019

FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: ML/WR, Barnum, South Ridge, Cromwell-Wright

South Ridge-25 Silver Bay-6 South Ridge continued its winning streak with a big road win over the Mariners. Connor Bushbaum broke a scoreless tie with just 41 seconds remaining in the first quarter...


It's perfection for 7-0 Raptors

It was a matchup of two unbeaten teams Friday night - each with a 6-0 record - as the Carlton/Wrenshall Raptors faced the Ogilvie Lions. Only one emerged unscathed. True to their namesake, the...


Schedule: This week in prep sports

Swimming Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 5 p.m. vs. Duluth Denfeld Thursday, Oct. 24 at 5 p.m. invitational at Superior Saturday, Nov. 2 at 11 a.m. at Mesabi East Girls soccer sections The Cloquet-Carlton girls t... Full story


Death notices

Hazel B. Olson, 77, passed away Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 at Inter-Faith Care Center, Carlton. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 at the Fond du Lac Gymnasium and continuing throughout the evening. Funeral service is at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18.... Full story


Remember when?

Remember when the Ben Franklin store was located at the corner of Cloquet Avenue and 11th Street? More recently, a Goodwill store drew shoppers there until its closure in December 2018. The newly... Full story


Obituary: Todd Hamilton Peyton

Todd Hamilton Peyton, 24, of Cloquet passed away October 11, 2019. Todd was born October 25, 1994 in Duluth to Todd and Marie Peyton. Todd had many passions and talents in life and so much that he... Full story


Obituary: Jackson Joseph Pfister

Jackson Joseph Pfister, 15, of Esko, passed away from natural causes on Friday, October 11, 2019. He entered our world on October 19, 2003. Jack was a sophomore at Esko High School, a member of the... Full story


Obituary: Charles "Charlie" Duane Lindquist

Charles D. Lindquist, 83, of Cloquet, Minn. passed away Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth. Charlie was born May 24, 1936 in Cloquet to Erick and Jenny (Johnson) Lindquist. He... Full story


Obituary: David J. Bottem

David J. Bottem, 64, of Barnum passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 12, 2019, in Essentia’s palliative care. David was born on September 6, 1955, in Triumph, MN, to Donald Jay and Laverne M... Full story


Wilderness Watch

The Minnesota Wilderness had another packed weekend of hockey with three straight games over the weekend, all in Minnesota. Thursday night, the Wilderness battled Austin on home ice in Cloquet. Kimball Johnson and Nate Horn netted goals in...


Caterpillar party in Thomson Township (Esko)

Caterpillar and snowplow fans in general will gather in celebration of the revitalized Thomson Township D8 Caterpillar-powered snow plow starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Esko Museum. The...

 By Jana Peterson    News    October 18, 2019

Man shoots another at funeral, others grab him until police arrive

A shooting during a funeral in the Fond du Lac reservation community center gymnasium today left one victim with a gunshot wound to the head and the suspect in custody. Immediately after the shooting... Full story


Catch the "Music Circus" at the Chief

The second floor of Cloquet’s historic Chief Theatre is marking its grand opening with lots of music and good clean fun as the “Music Circus” tour comes to town. In keeping with the build... Full story


Moose Lake concert seasons opens next week

Join Agate Encores Community Concerts at the Moose Lake area high school at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 as they open a new season with a performance by the Twin Ports Wind Orchestra. The school’s auditoriu... Full story


Come visit Cloquet's new apartment building

Cloquet’s newest apartment building is open and is inviting the community to visit. On Thursday, Oct. 24, the Cloquet Housing & Redevelopment Authority (HRA) will celebrate the grand opening of White Pine Apartments at 930 14th St. in Cloquet, w... Full story


Mahtowa author publishes new 'homespun' stories

Mary Alice Carlson of Mahtowa has compiled a series of her most memorable stories in “Under the Pine Boughs — Short Stories of Homespun Living.” Carlson will hold her first book signing at the Carlton County Senior Health Fair on Nov. 2, from 9 a.m....

 By Jana Peterson    News    October 18, 2019

Cloquet school district seeks input to plan for the future

Cloquet school district officials want you. Or rather, they want your opinion and input on a new strategic plan for the school district, in exchange for a light dinner and the promise of continuing to educate our young people. Superintendent Michael...


Council to interview city administrator candidates

Tuesday’s Cloquet City Council meeting marked the move of the “public comment” portion to the beginning — rather than the end — of the meeting. The council changed the process to allow public input on issues before voting, rather than after. Th...


Cloquet, Carlton County consider raising tobacco age to 21

The Cloquet City Council heard a presentation on a proposed ordinance on tobacco sales from the Carlton County Public Health and Human Services Department at its Oct. 15 work session. “Tobacco 21” is an initiative backed by the health department to...


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