Articles from the October 29, 2021 edition
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Car buyers struggle with former dealership
Although the Cloquet Ford Chrysler Center is no longer, a lot of people have unfinished business with the former car dealership. Cloquet police chief Derek Randall confirmed Tuesday that his office...
Board votes in masks for county buildings
Masks will be mandated and the policy guidelines will go into effect Monday, Nov. 1 in any county-owned buildings, as ordered by the Carlton County Board of Commissioners at its meeting Monday. The...
It's probation in shooting case
A Cloquet woman was sentenced Monday for fleeing with her 18-year-old son, Joseph James Fohrenkam, after he allegedly shot his friend accidentally in December 2020. Little Fawn Fohrenkam was convicted of aiding an offender to avoid arrest, a felony,...
Esko residents talk about school's future
Just under 20 community members attended a community listening and input session at the Esko school auditorium Monday, Oct. 25 to share what they like about the school and their concerns about what is...
County offers free flu, Covid shot clinic
Carlton County Public Health will be offering a walk-in flu clinic Wednesday, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Community Services Building at 14 N. 11th St. in Cloquet. The clinic will be held in the second-floor conference rooms and is open to... Full story
Cloquet board talks finances, tuition agreement
While the final 2021 audit brought news of a $556,000 surplus for the Cloquet school district, superintendent Michael Cary cautioned board members that the extra money will eventually be spent on curriculum. “That’s not new money that will stay...
Snowmobile trail talks continue
The Thomson Township Board of Supervisors and community members continued discussion about the Wood City Riders Snowmobile trail at their meeting Thursday, Oct. 21. The board received a large response from the community after approving the trail in...
Pumpkin Run draws big crowd
Participants in Saturday’s 16th annual Pumpkin Run & Walk were greeted with a beautiful brisk morning for the 5K race, which started and ended at Cloquet’s Fond du Lac Tribal and Community...
Trial date set in Thompson murder case
Sixth District Court judge Jill Eichenwald set a trial date of May 16 during a settlement conference Wednesday for a Cloquet man accused in the murder of a pregnant woman and her child. Sheldon James...
From the editor: Let's return to one American flag for all
It seems that a person can choose whatever version of the American flag they like these days. I drive by places and see all kinds of different flags with different-colored stripes, depending which... Full story
Harry's Gang: Rolling Stones gather few signs of old age
I feel sorry for Mick Jagger. All that fame and fortune, but the poor guy never went to Esko to eat an Eskomo Pizza Pie. What kind of life can be considered fulfilling if he's never had a slice of piz... Full story
30 years ago, a blizzard to remember
There are storms and then there are storms. The ones we remember are often tied to other significant events. Think of the Super Bowl blizzards in the 1970s, or the Armistice Day blizzard in 1940. The...
Boys state soccer: One and done - but not without a fight
The Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys soccer season didn't end the way they were hoping, but with the thrilling 2-1 double overtime loss to Mahtomedi, the Lumberjacks showed many why they are one of the best... Full story
The Ticker: A quick look at area teams in action
Wed., Oct. 20 Football (Final regular season games) North Branch-49 Cloquet-12 Moose Lake/Willow River-40 Rush City-6 Barnum-10 Greenway/Nashwauk-Keewatin-6 Esko-55 Duluth East-0 Monday, Oct. 25 Volleyball playoffs Section 7A Wrenshall-3 Silver... Full story