Articles from the November 27, 2020 edition

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County cases rising against tide

Carlton County set another record for a one-day jump in Covid-19 cases this week, with an increase of 81 positive tests on Sunday, Nov. 22, continuing the local “exponential growth” of the virus that Public Health and Human Services director Dav... Full story


Prepping for the big feast

With two days to go until Thanksgiving, DAV members Denny Johnson (left) and Raffy Johnson unload boxes and cans of food items needed for holiday meals the group delivers each year. In the...


Food train gets some statewide love

When the Covid-19 pandemic started, lots of people thought it might be over in a few months, but it's still going strong. So is the B&B Market's "food train." Started in late March by a single... Full story


History mystery

Wilma Heikkila of Cromwell found this History Mystery photo in a collection of her mother's things recently. As a girl, Wilma and her family, the Wicklunds, lived in Sawyer and it is suspected that...


Pandemic has many looking for food options

Minnesotans who have lost their jobs and watched their incomes drop during the Covid-19 pandemic have less to spend on necessities, including food. As the struggle to put healthy food on the table has increased, there is more help available from... Full story


It's the best ending possible for baby left at fire hall

Carlton ambulance director Erik Bergstedt sure is happy he was working at the Carlton fire hall on Sept. 29. That's the day a woman walked in carrying an infant in a blanket. She told Bergstedt the...


Line 3 nears the finish line

The Enbridge Energy Line 3 dominoes are falling, as various agencies sign off on the project to replace the existing pipeline. Last week the Line 3 project received approval of a water quality certification from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency...


Fire chief officially starts Monday

It took close to a year to find him, but the Cloquet Area Fire District has hired a new chief. Matthew Ashmore will start his new job full-time on Monday, Nov. 30. He comes to Cloquet from the... Full story


Guilty plea entered in Kettle River assault case

A Wisconsin man accused of attacking two men with his fists and a roofing jack pleaded guilty last month and was sentenced Friday, Nov. 13. Jeffrey Allen Louks, 35, of Washburn, Wisconsin was originally charged with first-degree assault, great...


Tech and art will team up in a 'fab lab'

Cloquet High School is one step closer to a 21st-century Career and Technical Education space. Project planners from Architectural Resources Inc. presented Cloquet school board members with an...


Board buttons up bus garage project

The Esko school board was given an update on the bus garage and athletic field parking lot projects at its Monday, Nov. 23 meeting. Project manager ICS reported the two projects are essentially...

 By MPR News    News    November 27, 2020

Potlatch land sold for conservation

Kirsti Marohn MPR News A nonprofit organization has purchased more than 70,000 acres of northern and central Minnesota forest formerly owned by the paper and lumber giant Potlatch. Potlatch once...


Our View: Build community with a snow shovel

We encourage residents to clear the sidewalks in front of your houses and businesses as soon as possible after a snowfall this winter. Sure, it’s a chore, but when you consider all those who rely on the sidewalks to move throughout your n...


Harry's Gang: Wither the no-school snow day? Say it isn't so

Nothing seems to make a child happier than waking up to a snowfall and hearing their parents say, “School’s been canceled today.” But those days are numbered. Soon, snow days may be a thing of the p...


On The Mark: Family memories bring comfort this holiday

Thanksgiving is a great time to reflect on family history. Covid affords us, regrettably, more time to do so. To pore over old photo albums, view what our parents and grandparents and great-uncles...


Letter to the editor: Gov is not a god

To Gov. Walz: Your attempts to control the lives of the citizens of Minnesota are deplorable. In an effort to “protect” people from a virus which presents little threat to the majority of the healthy population, you’ve trampled on the rights of th...


Letter to the editor: Let Line 3 move on

The reason history is so important to us is that it allows people to remember, learn, and understand from what has already happened. You can look throughout our history and see when lessons were not learned and things were unfortunately repeated. So...


Letter to the editor: School activities win

I would like to take a moment to thank everyone involved in a successful fall season of extracurricular activities at Cloquet High School. Thank you to Dr. Cary, Steve Battaglia, Tim Prosen, other district administrators, and the Cloquet School...


Letters to the editor: Schools must choose

This year’s election ballot had four choices for three positions on it for the Wrenshall school board. Upon responses by these applicants to questions published in the Oct. 2 issue of this newspaper, this taxpaying citizen abstained from voting for a...


Obituaries: Winnifred "Winnie" Jacquelyn Gustafson

Winnifred "Winnie" Jacquelyn Gustafson, 88, of Esko passed away Nov. 17, 2020, in her home. Winnie was born Sept. 14, 1932 in Duluth to Carl and Laura Sundquist. She was raised in Hermantown and gradu... Full story


Obituaries: Curtis William Lyytinen

With great sadness, Curtis Lyytinen, 66, of Cloquet passed away Nov. 22, 2020, at St. Luke's Hospice in Duluth with his loving wife by his side. After a long, painful battle with colon cancer he is... Full story


Obituaries: Ilene Bromberg

Ilene Bromberg, 88, of Northfield, formerly of Cloquet, died Nov. 22, 2020, at Benedictine Living Community in Northfield. Ilene L. Johnson was born on May 5, 1932, in Alexandria to Arthur and Rose... Full story


Obituaries: Lorraine Carter

Lorraine Carter, 97, of Cloquet, passed away Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, at Sunnyside Health Care. She was born May 19, 1923, to Leonard and Alice (LaBreche) Proulx in Cloquet. Lorraine was a devout... Full story


Death notices

The Rev. Henry A.E. “Elgin” Johansen, 90, of Carlton died Nov. 17, 2020, at Augustana Care Center in Moose Lake. Private family services will be held. Burial will be in Sandy Lake Cemetery, Carlton. A videorecording of the service can be found at... Full story

 By Anne Dugan    People    November 27, 2020

Wrenshall News: Love of horror films meets opportunity

The cult horror film "Plan 9 from Outer Space" was Bela Lugosi's last film, and was shot without a script because director Ed Wood didn't really know what it was going to be about. This is the kind...


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