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Mary Lee celebrates six decades of teaching gymnastics, dance

First, you experience great surprise, and then awe, as you see a child springing into the air, turning, flipping, and landing on their feet. Next, an involuntary "Wow!" springs from your own throat.... Full story

 

Nerstrand Meats and Catering Recalls Beef and Turkey Strips Due to Improper Processing

Nerstrand Meats and Catering of Nerstrand, Minnesota, is voluntarily recalling three jerky-style meat products that may have become adulterated due to improper processing. Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) inspectors discovered the... Full story

 

Obituary: Ronald "Tony" Anthony Burggraff

Ronald “Tony” A. Burggraff, 83, of Cloquet, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 at Essentia St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth. He was born Dec. 5, 1935 in Cloquet to Anton and Elleanor... Full story

 

Obituary: Marjorie J. Reed

Marjorie J. Reed, 98, of Cloquet, Minnesota passed away Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 at Evergreen Knoll. She was born March 23, 1921 in Coleraine to Gust and Bernice (Hallstrom) Johnson. Marge grew up in Ca... Full story

 

Obituary: Frances Marie (Gurneau) Ziebarth

Frances Marie (Gurneau) Ziebarth, 90, passed away peacefully Oct. 13, 2019 at Baptist Memorial Hospice in Memphis, Tennessee after a short illness. Fran, known as “Dolly” by many in her family,... Full story

 

Obituary: Mary Jo Stayton

Mary Jo Stayton, 58, of Phoenix, formerly of Cromwell, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2019 in Banner University Medical Center, Tucson, Arizona. Mary Jo was born on Nov. 5, 1960 in St. Cloud. She graduated from Cromwell High School in 1978 and later attended... Full story

 

Obituary: Daniel Emmerson Summers

Daniel E. Summers, 65, of Esko passed away Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. He was born Aug. 1, 1954, in Duluth, the son of Jack and Beverly (Erickson) Summers. Dan graduated from Carlton High School in 1972... Full story

 

Veterans Day activities in northern Carlton County

Veterans Day in Cloquet All veterans and their loved ones are invited to a Veterans Day dinner at the Hebert Kennedy VFW Post 3979 at 210 Arch St. in Cloquet from 3-6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11. The meal is free for veterans, and $10 for everyone else.... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 8, 2019

SECTON 7AAA CHAMPS: Big plays bring Esko a state berth

The Esko football team demolished Aitkin 41-14 earlier this season on the road in Aitkin, but winning proved more challenging last week in the Section 7AAA playoffs. In the end, however, the result wa... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 8, 2019

SECTION 5 NINE-MAN CHAMPIONSHIP: Panthers outrun the Mercs

Fans attending the Section 5 Nine-Man championship football game between South Ridge and McGregror were barely in their seats Friday afternoon when the fireworks started for the Panthers. South Ridge... Full story

 

SECTION 7AA CHAMPIONSHIP: Rebels rumble back to State

The Moose Lake/Willow River football team is going back to the state football tournament for the 13th time in 14 years, as the Rebels knocked off Mesabi East last Thursday in the section 7AA... Full story

 

CROSS COUNTRY: Cloquet boys team reflects on a great season, ending with State

As Cloquet senior runner Jesse Bahen crossed the finish line at the 2019 Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) state cross country meet, a feeling of contentment swept over him. "I just felt... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 8, 2019

7A VOLLEYBALL: Carlton stunned in section final

After an impressive 3-1 win over Ely in the semifinals Wednesday, Oct. 30, the Carlton girls volleyball team fell by a 3-0 score in the Section 7A finals to Greenway Saturday afternoon. Against Ely,... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 8, 2019

7AA VOLLEYBALL: Proctor denies Esko; prospects good for next year

Going into last Wednesday’s Section 7AA semifinal match, the Eskomos knew they would have to find an answer to Proctor’s Sam Pogatchnik and Payton Rodberg. That proved to be a tough task. The... Full story

 

CROSS COUNTRY: Cloquet girls embrace the State experience

Cloquet sent two sophomore girls, Harmony Tracy and Amelia Allen, to Saturday's Minnesota Class AA Cross Country State Championships. The two had a successful season, despite it being Tracy's first... Full story

 

CROSS COUNTRY: Cardinal runners finish strong at state

Cromwell-Wright eighth-grader Emaleigh Olesiak was the top Carlton County finisher at state, taking 30th place in a time of 19:45.7 in the girls race at the Minnesota MSHSL Class A Cross Country...

 

OUTDOORS: Twelve feet up a Birch tree, part 2

I spent most of the morning lost in thought. As always, I contemplated what direction a deer might appear and what I would have to do to make a good shot. I was also enamored with the lever action on...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    November 8, 2019

Wilkinson, Swanson advance in election

The Ward 3 voters in Cloquet (about 14 percent of them) have spoken. Following Tuesday's primary election, Chris Swanson and Uriah Wilkinson will advance to the special election in February for the...

 
 By Mike Creger    People    November 8, 2019

PART 2: Community rallied behind blind couple

When Jack Thornton carried his wife Joyce over the threshold of their new home on Jan. 23, 1955, the newlyweds weren’t alone. A thousand people stood outside and cheered as they entered the...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    November 8, 2019

Cloquet residents, school staff plan for the future

Before the start of Monday's community planning session, all of the Cloquet School Board members and school administrators went home. That was deliberate, explained consultant Bruce Miles. "We want...

 

Q-and-A with 'The Wayves'

Cloquet High School grads Riley Into and Landon Langenbrunner are aiming to make it big in the music world, but they aren't taking what many consider the traditional route. They aren't playing bars... Full story

 

Artist spotlight: Photographer Mark Cline exhibits at The Knot

Photography was one way Cloquet area resident Mark Cline dealt with an enormous personal setback. As a 55-year-old married father, he received his first serious DSLR camera in 2007, shortly before...

 

No overnight parking during winter in Cloquet, Scanlon

It’s that time of year again — with winter comes “winter parking” in Cloquet and Scanlon, which means no vehicles are allowed to be parked on the streets, alleys, boulevards, sidewalks or public grounds overnight from Nov. 1 through March 31....

 

Cloquet Ski Club sign-ups coming soon

Winter is on its way. Around here, that also means Nordic ski and ski jumping season will be here soon as well — as soon as enough snow falls. Families who want to get involved in these winter sports are encouraged to join the Cloquet Ski Club, a...

 

MinnesotaCare members should renew coverage

Minnesotans who rely on MinnesotaCare for affordable health care coverage should complete their annual renewal form by Dec. 15 to ensure coverage into the New Year. The Department of Human Services (DHS) has mailed MinnesotaCare renewal forms to...

 

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