Articles from the December 13, 2019 edition

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Santa comes 'home' to Cloquet

In a celebration of all things winter and Christmas in this part of the world, Cloquet residents could find many ways to meet with Santa Claus last week, eat, shop, decorate cookies, enjoy Christmas... Full story


First Nordic race of the season comes with surprises for CEC

The first Nordic race of the season Tuesday came with a couple surprises for the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton team. 1.There's plenty of snow already. 2.The girl's fastest skier Tuesday was Halle Zuck, an... Full story

 By Mike Creger    News    December 13, 2019

County will have to wait out consolidation

The Carlton county board will join a list of those waiting on decisions regarding consolidation between the Wrenshall and Carlton school districts. The Carlton school board has been drafting a letter to the county regarding the possible sale of its...


Community band offers free Christmas concert Sunday

The Cloquet Community Band invites one and all to its annual Christmas music concert 2 p.m. Sunday at the Cloquet Presbyterian Church. Enjoy your favorite and familiar Christmas tunes played by... Full story


Arts for a spark

Cloquet’s downtown revitalization efforts received a nice boost last week when, along with three other Minnesota municipalities, the city was selected for the 2020 Artists on Main Street cohort.... Full story


A whopper of a storm in '22

One of the worst storms to hit the region occurred in late February of 1922. Like our recent Thankgsgiving storms, more than 2 feet of snow fell. It was called the worst storm seen in the area for 30...


This week in state history

Historic Minnesota events with anniversaries this coming week....


'Ms. Christmas' has passion for giving

Even in a year that included a flooded apartment and moving into a new building, Cloquet's Paula Maki is still doing all she can to fulfill her mission of bringing Christmas gifts and joy to...


Car/train accident injures woman

An Esko area woman and boy were injured when the car they were in was struck by a train Saturday. According to a press release from the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office, dispatch received a report of a car-train accident on East Stark Road in...


Local quilt shop robbed, ransacked

News broke Nov. 30 on Facebook that Cloquet’s Quilted Dog Quilt Shop on Minnesota Highway 33 north of Cloquet had been robbed sometime during Nov. 27-29. According to a Facebook post by Quilted Dog owners Mary and Gerry Thompson, the thieves...


Board nixes contract, says it's too costly

Cloquet School Board members sent Superintendent Michael Cary back to the bargaining table with the top can didate for MARSS/student data information specialist at Monday's meeting. Board member Nate...


Wrenshall first quarter honor rolls

A Honor Roll Connar Ankrum, Patrick Ankrum, Joseph Bergman, Liam Bruce, Taylor Bryce Megan Carlson, Lillian Eckdahl, Sage Fernquist Hunter Holmes, Cloey Horner, Bryanna Kuehnow Kaylie Lammi, Elliana Lattu, Hannah Lattu, Joel Lembke, Katarina Mattson... Full story


Esko first quarter honor rolls

Honor Roll Grade 7 Santiago Anich Ellahna Barnes Jaxon Benedix Aspen Berg Wyatt Bergstedt Liam Brissett Joseph Cekalla Liberty Clifford Michael Dusek Claire Fontaine Max Foster Ethan Gamache Jack Graddy Raegan Grayson Ella Grell Isabelle Haapala... Full story


Our View: Raising taxes becomes a burden

Rarely does a government body tell us: “We have enough money. We don’t need so much next year.” No, taxes usually go up. And when they do, it’s inevitable that people complain. Last week, the city council voted to increase Cloquet’s...


Harry's Gang: Use of noncompete clauses falls under state scrutiny

You probably know about noncompete clauses from sports and broadcast performers. For example, after Kerry Rodd left KDAL radio in Duluth, (the “formerly great radio station,” as it is sometimes...


A visit to a cramped county jail

A group of Carlton County senior citizens got an inside glimpse of the Carlton County jail last week. It provided a better understanding of why county officials are so eager to replace the aging...


Skiers will be flying at Pine Valley Saturday

Skiers from near and far will be flying off the jumps at Pine Valley Recreational Area Saturday when the Cloquet Ski Club hosts its annual ski jumping and nordic combined invitational, weather... Full story


SWCD, library partner in conservation education

The Carlton SWCD kicked off a series of free conservation programs for both children and adults in partnership with the Cloquet Public Library Monday. The topic for kids Monday was “The Journey of a Water Drop.” SWCD will hold a winter...


'Stuff the Squad' toy drive coming to Walmart, L&M

The Cloquet and Fond du Lac police departments will hold a “Stuff the Squad” toy drive 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18 at the Cloquet Walmart and L&M Fleet Supply stores. In the past, donors have filled three squads with toys and gift cards. Stop by...


Death Notices

Betty M. Kuklis (Anderson), 93, of Cloquet passed away Thursday, Dec, 5, 2019. Visitation: 12 p.m. until the 1 p.m. funeral service Tuesday, Dec. 17 at Nelson Funeral Care. A reception will follow. She will be laid to rest with her husband, James,... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    December 13, 2019

Carlton jumps on Wrenshall, cruises

The Carlton Bulldogs raced out to an early lead and put things on cruise control Friday night in taking a 72-55 win on the road over next-door neighbor Wrenshall. Wrenshall struggled in finding...

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    December 13, 2019

Bulldog seniors dominate in big win over Wrens

The Carlton Bulldog girls basketball team picked up a nice home win last Thursday by knocking off Wrenshall 83-36 behind the 26-point effort of Alaina Bennett. “It was tough because up to that...

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    December 13, 2019

Lumberjacks roll over Bloomington Jefferson, 5-0

It was the Christian Galatz show on Saturday afternoon as the junior forward scored four of Cloquet-Esko-Carlton’s five goals as the Lumberjacks downed Bloomington Jefferson 5-0 during the...


CEC wrestlers rebuild on the mat

The Cloquet-Esko-Carlton wrestling team opened its 2019-2020 season with two early meets. Although shorthanded, the team excelled in a quad meet with two victories in Crosby-Ironton, and did very...


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