Articles from the January 11, 2019 edition

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Fond du Lac Band appeals Minntac Permit

The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa filed an appeal with the Minnesota Court of Appeals last week, asking the court to reject the Minntac national pollution discharge and disposal system permit as drafted and to require the Minnesota...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    January 11, 2019

'This office wants to be in total compliance'

The Carlton County attorney's office continues to dig into past criminal cases involving former Cloquet police officer Scott Beckman. Carlton County attorney Lauri Ketola said her office is planning...

 

Wright-Cromwell News

The new year has brought a severe water problem at our home. First of all, the power went out for several hours in the cold weather on Jan. 2, so I think our waterlines and/or the pump froze. As I...

 

Awaken your taste buds at Food for Thought

The annual Food for Thought event is aptly named, as proceeds from ticket sales for the foodie fun fest go toward supporting student academic scholarships. Organized by the Fond du Lac Tribal and...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    January 11, 2019

Great River Energy to pay less, taxpayers to pay more

Another Minnesota tax court settlement has been finalized, and county residents will pay higher future taxes as a result. According to Carlton County auditor Paul Gassert, Great Rivers Energy utility will now be assessed less for its line that crosse...

 

State releases reports on air quality and greenhouse gas emissions

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency released two biennial reports that describe the state of Minnesota’s air quality and progress toward meeting the state’s statutory goals on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. According to the MPCA biennial rep...

 

Adrian Paul Badger

Adrian Paul Badger, 82, formerly of Hoquiam, Wash. and Wright, Minn. died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019 at Inter-Faith Care Center with family by his side. He was born May 20, 1936 to Darell and Mae... Full story

 

Funeral notices

Leslie Brower “Les” Paul, formerly of Cloquet, Minn., passed away Jan. 1, 2019 in Tyler, Texas. If desired, memorials or flowers can be sent to Les’ wife, Sylvia Paul, 1209 S. Main Street, Lindale TX 75771 ______________________ David William Rosen... Full story

 

LETTERS to the editor

Stu Lourey will bring knowledge and energy to Minn. Senate To the editor: Recently, I’ve been reminded of the saying that “It’s better to light one candle than to curse the darkness,” or, it’s better to take action than to complain. Many of us have b...

 

Lead, leaders, lead

Standoffs are a terrible way to govern. The reason we have so many people in the legislative branches is to allow diversity of opinion. The more people we have, the more we need to compromise. So,...

 

Good books, new and vintage

Starting this week, the Cloquet Public Library is offering its Winter Reading Program to encourage people of all ages to read. Librarians have been asking area leaders to recommend five books for...

 

Train Squatting

There’s no freedom like stolen freedom. Just ask Henri Charriere (“Papillon”). Or the dude from “Shawshank Redemption.” Talk to anyone who’s spent time in county jail. At the risk of tripping over the...

 

OUR VIEW: Why didn't we all know sooner?

We’re pleased Governor Tim Walz picked our state senator, Sen. Tony Lourey, to head Human Services. Lourey, who came into politics with no political experience except that which rubbed off from his mother’s political legacy, proved himself as a val...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    January 11, 2019

Lourey appointment sparks special election

News last week that Minnesota Senator Tony Lourey was leaving his District 11 seat to become commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Services sparked a fast and furious race for his senate...

 

Nelson's third straight hat trick propels Lumberjacks' big win

Junior forward Taylor Nelson scored her third straight hat trick Tuesday night as the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton Lumberjacks defeated the Superior Spartans 7-0 in a Lake Superior Conference matchup at...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    January 11, 2019

Lumberjacks topple Marshall in close game

After outshooting the Marshall Hilltoppers 28-14 through two periods, you would have been hard-pressed to find anyone who thought the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys hockey team would be in a dead-even tie...

 

Second-half surge keeps Eskomos rolling

In a contest between two high-scoring teams raining down three-point shots, fans were treated to a truly traditional Polar League rivalry Friday night in Esko. The Eskomos broke a halftime tie and...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    January 11, 2019

Rodd's ramblings

How times have changed! The other day I attended a sports event and happened to spend much of the time talking to a couple of friends in the crowd. I use the term “crowd” loosely because it was mor...

 

Let the compass be your guide

Take one of those math compasses we all enjoyed so much in school and center its unnecessarily sharp point on a map of downtown Cloquet. Stretch out its metallic arm and locate someplace, anyplace,...

 

Sharing the science of snow

Happy new year to you all. I was very happy to see the snow we received last week because I love solid water, and all the things we can do with it. Sliding with my grandkids, riding a snowmobile,...

 

Sports Schedules

BOYS BASKETBALL Carlton Bulldogs Friday, Jan. 11 7:15 pm at Two Harbors Tuesday, Jan. 15 7:15 pm at Wrenshall Friday, Jan. 18 7:15 pm vs. Barnum Cloquet Lumberjacks Tuesday, Jan. 15 7:15 pm vs. Virginia Thursday, Jan. 17 7:15 pm at Crosby-Ironton...

 

Skiers fly across icy snow at CEC Invitational

Sleet falling on top of snow two days before the Lumberjacks invitational ski meet made for a fast race Tuesday. In fact, Cloquet senior Aidan Ripp may have set a record for the fastest 5.5K ever at...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    January 11, 2019

City may take over hockey arenas

This is the cold, hard truth - changes are coming to Cloquet's Northwoods Credit Union Arena and the neighboring Pine Valley hockey arena, no matter what. The Cloquet ice hockey arenas are looking at...

 

Education leads to change, and change leads to education

Many of us like to keep our lives on an even keel without too much rocking the boat. However, new ideas, new facts and new treatments all lead to new ways of doing things, to change, to rocking the...

 

Enbridge and county officials to speak at Monday meeting

Officials from Enbridge, along with Carlton County assessor Kyle Holmes and auditor Paul Gassert, will talk about the Enbridge and other utility property tax lawsuits and their potential impacts at the Carlton County Republicans’ regular meeting o...

 

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