Articles from the October 29, 2021 edition

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 By Jana Peterson    News    October 29, 2021

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...

 By Jana Peterson    News    October 29, 2021

Homeowners are itching for a fright

Bil Nicholson is no newcomer to the art of the scare. As a middle school student, he built himself a coffin out of plywood, dressed up as Dracula - or his interpretation of the blood-sucking vampire... Full story


History mystery

Keith Martin wants to know who everyone is in this picture of local Boy Scouts taken in the mid-1960s. Keith, who is 65, is second from the left in the front row. The photo was taken at the Cloquet... Full story

 By Dan Reed    News    October 29, 2021

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,...


Follow one-way sign by Pedro's

The relocation of the popular Pedro’s restaurant to the corner of Cloquet Avenue and Eighth Street has been well received, with one notable worry. Cloquet police report that there has been an uptick of wrong-way drivers on Eighth Street. Eighth S... Full story


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 historical society hires a director

The coffee is on at the Carlton County Historical Society. What may seem like a small gesture means a lot to the society's new director, Carol Klitzke. It's been 19 months since the museum on Cloquet... Full story


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 in...

 By Rebekah King    News    October 29, 2021

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 Col...


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

 By Mike Creger    People    October 29, 2021

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...


Obituary: Roy Arthur Charon

Roy Arthur Charon, 88, of Cloquet, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, in Mesa, Arizona after a 14-month battle with cancer. He was born Nov. 10, 1932, the youngest of 10, to Azim and Aurile Charon. H... Full story


Obituary: Charles "Chuck" B. Beberg

Charles "Chuck" B. Beberg, 87, of Cloquet, passed away Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, at Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton. He was born Dec. 10, 1933, to Charles and May (Sangola) Beberg in Kalevala... Full story


Obituary: Karen Rose Tuomala

Karen Rose Tuomala, 65, passed on to her eternal home Oct. 15, 2021, at North Memorial Health Hospital in Robbinsdale. Karen was born Feb. 11, 1956, to Michael and Violet (Korpi) Tuomala in Ely,... Full story


Obituary: Susan "Sue" Adell Nelson

Susan "Sue" Adell Nelson, 62, of Burnsville passed away Oct. 21, 2021, in Duluth, surrounded by her family. She was born on Sept. 22, 1959 in Duluth to Donald and Ardeth Pykkonen. She was raised in... Full story


Obituary: Faye Joann Hurst

Faye Joann Hurst, 69, died peacefully Oct. 19, 2021 in her home, surrounded by the love and care of her children. She was born in Moose Lake on Sept. 7, 1952, to Arthur and Hetty (Aho) Korpela. Faye g... Full story


Death Notices

Dorothy A. Lisignoli, 91, of Cloquet, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, at Evergreen Knoll in Cloquet. A full obituary will follow in December with the date and time of the service.... Full story


Local haunts

Haunted Hawthorne This 10-minute walk-through maze at 827 Hawthorne St. in Cloquet returns for another year. There’s candy at the end and you can buy a $5 raffle ticket to win a T-shirt. It’s free, and donations are accepted. Do the haunt 7-10 p.m... Full story


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


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