Articles from the November 5, 2021 edition

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 By Jana Peterson    News    November 5, 2021

Former car dealership has a tangled past

News that the Cloquet Police Department is investigating the former Cloquet Ford Chrysler Center after receiving more than a dozen complaints didn't surprise people watching the former business's...


This is Halloween

Halloween came to Carlton in a big way Sunday afternoon, with more than a thousand costumed children and adults heading downtown for the now annual trick-or-treat event. Business owners dressed up as... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    November 5, 2021

Labor agreement changes nixed

After six months of talking about the city's project labor agreement, the Cloquet City Council voted Tuesday to change absolutely nothing. The decision was not unanimous by any means. The council...


No charges for chicken release

According to Carlton County Sheriff Kelly Lake, there will be no charges against the business owners who released 200-300 “spent” chickens into the woods near their farm in Twin Lakes Township because they were no longer laying enough eggs. A dep... Full story


Change clocks this weekend

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, when the clock will “fall back” one hour and in theory we all get one extra hour of sleep. Days will continue to get shorter until Dec. 21 when the winter solstice arrives. Then the length of day... Full story


Winter parking began Monday

Winter parking in the area is in effect now through March, so don’t leave your cars parked on the streets overnight. From Nov. 1 through March 31, cars cannot be parked overnight on streets or in alleys. In Esko, parking on the street is p...


Digital wellness, kids and sleep

Cloquet Public Library will host another parent workshop, “Digital wellness for teens and tweens: What does sleep have to do with it?” Professor Ryan Hjelle of UMD will tackle this subject at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9 in the large meeting room at the...


Band requests roads feedback

The Fond du Lac Planning Department invites the public to provide input about roads and trails on the Fond du Lac Reservation through a public survey. The survey can be accessed by visiting and will be open until Nov....


Throw your card into the contest

Arrowhead Library System (ALS) is holding an art contest for a new library card! Adults ages 18 and older who live in Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, Lake of the Woods, and St. Louis counties may enter until Nov. 24. The winner will be...


Students prepare for life in the wild

More than 50 students at Barnum High School got a chance to learn about water quality and how to find one's way with a map and compass through a program that brought a bit of the Boundary Waters...


Make a safe plan before heading out to the fields

As 400,000 hunters prepare for deer hunting this firearms opening weekend, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is telling them to plan ahead for the 2021 hunting season. “A safe and enjoyable hunt starts with good preparation. To assist h...


Our View: Love your Pedro's; but be street-smart

We need to remind people who are visiting Pedro’s, the popular Mexican restaurant in downtown Cloquet, that the new location is adjacent to a dense residential neighborhood that isn’t prepared to handle the influx of people parking in their str... Full story


Harry's Gang: Honoring veterans is a solemn duty for all of us

I treat Veterans Day, which is next Thursday, even more seriously than Memorial Day. That's because Memorial Day is a day for families to remember lost loved ones, but Veterans Day honors veterans... Full story


Obituary: Alice Jahnke Legueri

Alice Jahnke Legueri, 90, of Cloquet passed away Friday, Oct. 29, 2021. She was born July 13, 1931, to Gustav and Emma (Jantzen) Jahnke in Parkers Prairie, Minnesota. Alice was married to George Legue... Full story


Obituary: George Joseph Legueri

George Joseph Legueri, 91, passed away due to a stroke Nov. 3, 2021, at Essentia St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth. He was born at home in Nashwauk on May 1, 1930, to Fred and Mary (Strafacie)... Full story


Obituary: Richard A. Alaspa

Richard A. Alaspa, 50, of South Range, Wisconsin, died Oct. 26, 2021, at his residence. Richard was born on Nov. 17, 1970, in Cloquet, the son of Walter and Arlene (Holmberg) Alaspa. He married... Full story


Obituary: Stewart "Toby" Wayne Tobias

Stewart "Toby" Wayne Tobias, 94, of Bradenton, Florida, died Oct. 23, 2021. Toby was born May 5, 1927 in St. Paul, where he was raised. After high school, Toby served in the U.S. Navy during World War... Full story


Obituary: Donald Andrew Kinnunen

Donald Andrew Kinnunen, 91, of Esko passed away Oct. 26, 2021, in St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth. He was born Feb. 9, 1930 in Thomson Township, the only child of Andrew and Hilda Kinnunen. He grew up... Full story


Obituary: Ernest Henninger

Ernest Henninger, 89, lifelong resident of Barnum Township, died peacefully Oct. 29, 2021 in Sandstone Health Care Center. He was born April 29, 1932, in Barnum to Ralph and Nora Henninger. Ernie... Full story


Obituary: Therese "Tari" Ann Roe

Therese "Tari" Ann Roe, 68, of Cromwell passed away Oct. 30, 2021, in her home. She was born March 3, 1953 in Duluth to Warren "Bud" and Gladys Miller. Tari retired from the United States Postal... Full story


Obituary: Zenon Jozef Bednarek

Zenon Jozef Bednarek, 84, of Cloquet passed away Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, in Essentia Health St. Mary's in Duluth. He was born Dec. 26, 1936, in Skowronów, Poland to Boleslaw and Zofia Bednarek. He was... Full story


Obituary: Jon Andrew Severson

Jon Andrew Severson, 49, of Esko went to be with Jesus on Nov. 1, 2021, in his home with his family by his side after a long battle with cancer. He was born Dec. 3, 1971, to Arlen and Julianne (Berg)... Full story


County jail steers clear of Covid cloud

Eighteen months into the Covid-19 pandemic, the Carlton County jail has managed so far to avoid an outbreak. Of the roughly two dozen people incarcerated in the jail daily, just two have tested...  Website

 By MPR News    COVID-19    November 5, 2021

Vaccinations now open for those age 5 and older

Catharine Richert/MPR News Starting this week, Minnesota kids age 5-11 now have access to Covid-19 vaccines, as the state started rolling out doses of the Pfizer shots tailor-made for younger children. “Getting our children vaccinated will help o...  Website

 By Tony Matt    News    November 5, 2021

Genetic liklihoods drive screenings for breast cancer

Breast cancer is the second- most common cancer among women in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One in eight women will develop breast cancer, which...


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