Articles from the November 12, 2021 edition

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It's state or bust for area athletes

Photographer Dan Saletel captured the orange-out for Cloquet fans at the home section semifinal volleyball match Nov. 3, a sign of unity and an homage to Halloween past and deer hunting future. The...


Say hello to "Bye Bye Birdie" on Esko stage

After last year's Covid uncertainties, Esko musical theater directors didn't want to revive the fall musical with anything too dark. "We had enough drama in 2020, so we wanted it to be something that... Full story


History mystery

The Carlton County Historical Society sent us some photos that it would like to know more about. The two photos shown above simply say "CHS Reporters" on the back. A calendar seen in the one with the...


Covid-19 testing sites

Raiter Clinic Cloquet Call for an appt 218-879-1271 PCR Test, 3-5 days for results. Do not have to be a Raiter Clinic patient to test Med Express Cloquet Call 218-878-7903 when you arrive to parking lot Tests are first come, first served. Wait times... Full story


Highway signs mark treaty boundary

State transportation officials are posting 12 highway signs in northeastern Minnesota to mark the boundaries of a treaty signed in 1854 by the U.S. government and three Ojibwe bands: the Grand...  Website


Covid vaccines for the youngest

Community Memorial Hospital will be giving Covid-19 vaccines for kids ages 5-11 from 4:15-6:15 p.m. Nov. 22 by appointment only. To schedule, call 218-879-1271. Additionally, parents can schedule Covid-19 vaccine appointments at St. Luke’s and E... Full story


Spider mysteries to be discussed

Join award-winning science teacher and lifelong spider watcher Larry Weber for a free “Wonderous Webs” class Thursday, Nov. 18 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Carlton County transportation building. Weber will help untangle the mystery of spider webs and...


Get paid to share your thoughts

Carlton County is looking for a little input from community members living in the rural areas of the county, including Holyoke, Barnum, Cromwell, Wrenshall, Kettle River and more. Please join one of two community listening sessions: in person Nov....

 By Rebekah King    News    November 12, 2021

Club provides update on snowmobile trail

Wood City Riders Snowmobile Club president Chris Rokke updated the Thomson Township Board of Supervisors on the progress of a new local snowmobile trail at the board meeting Nov. 4. According to Rokke, all 127 landowners that are potentially...


Esko Board chair apologizes, relinquishes role

In front of a packed audience, Esko school board chairperson Jeff Salo started Monday's meeting with a lengthy apology but no details regarding an incident following a recent Eskomos football game.... Full story


Vaccine for youngest is a game-changer

Cloquet schools superintendent Michael Cary cracked open the door to a change in the district's mask mandate Monday, now that elementary school students - ages 5 and older - can be vaccinated for... Full story


U of M announces free tuition

The University of Minnesota plans to extend "substantial financial support" including, in many cases, completely free tuition, to its campuses across the state to enrolled members of the state's 11... Full story


County promises to keep Carlton buildings bustling

The next steps toward annexing land from Twin Lakes Township into Carlton were approved by the Carlton County board of commissioners during its meeting Tuesday, Nov. 9. Carlton County attorney Lori...


Our View: Numbers tell a tale of veteran trends

Another Veterans Day has come and gone. We hope you were able to meet up with one on Thursday. If patterns continue, it will likely be much more difficult to find a veteran in our midst in the future. That’s what we’ve found in looking at sta...


Harry's Gang: Do some research on what is proper research

One of the rallying cries in the war of misinformation we have seen in the last few years is the phrase “Do your own research.” There’s nothing more frightening than some misinformed person, swaye... Full story


Letter to the editor: Better path needed on Big Lake Road

The Perch Lake Township Board of Supervisors joins with township residents to express our total disappointment in the lack of proper planning by the Carlton County Engineer’s Office in not providing a proper pathway along Big Lake Road. Residents o... Full story


Letter to the editor: Coaching goes beyond sports

According to Merriam-Webster, a coach is “one who instructs players in the fundamentals of a sport and directs team strategy.” There is so much missing from that definition. In late July, Otto Berti asked me if I’d help coach the Superior JV boys... Full story


Cover crops work to improve soils

Duane Laveau said "every deer in Carlton County is out in my field at night." With the Minnesota deer hunting season in full swing, a lot of hunters are hoping for the same thing. Laveau, a local... Full story


Obituary: Anita (Nelson) Anderson

Described by her father as "a peach of a girl" on the day she was born, May 27, 1929, Anita (Nelson) Anderson peacefully passed away Nov. 4, 2021. As a child of Finnish parents living on a farm,... Full story


Obituary: "Betty" Ann Elizabeth Hebert

"Betty" Ann Elizabeth Hebert, 93, of Cloquet passed away peacefully Nov. 5, 2021, at Inter-Faith Care Center, Carlton. Betty was born April 17, 1928 to Paul and Elizabeth Meyer in Quamba. Betty loved... Full story


Obituary: Wayne Darrell Berget

Wayne Darrell Berget, 72, of Cloquet passed unexpectedly but peacefully at his home on Nov. 5, 2021. Wayne was born on March 14, 1949, in New Richmond, Wisconsin. He spent many of his younger years ic... Full story


Obituary: Jessica Marie Swanson

Jessica Marie Swanson, 39, of Cloquet died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. Jessica was born June 15, 1982 in Cloquet to Guy and Patti Hendrickson. She graduated from Moose Lake High School. Jessica was married... Full story


Death notices

Dale Vernon Abbott, 86, Coleraine, and former longtime Cloquet and Esko resident, died Oct. 28, 2021 in Eveleth. Visitation: 12 p.m. until the 1 p.m. Celebration of Dale’s life Friday, Nov. 12 in St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Esko. Dorothy A... Full story


Cross country: A final, mighty run

Carlton County sent more than 35 runners to the cross country state championships Saturday, and they came back with some impressive results. Most impressive of all was Cromwell-Wright junior Noah... Full story


'Jacks hit a stadium wall

The Cloquet girls soccer team ended its state run last week with two losses and a fourth place in Class AA. The Lumberjacks took to the big stage at U.S. Bank Stadium Thursday afternoon in a... Full story


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