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 By Dan Reed    News    March 17, 2023 

Abuse cases stress county resources

Citing stress and burnout as the precipitating factor for three open positions in Health and Human Services, director Dave Lee said those staffers have “tough jobs.” Caseloads in child protection, mental health and involving vulnerable adults... Full story

 By Paula Williams    Opinion    March 17, 2023 

Passing MNCare public option would give middle-income Minnesotans another choice

Everyone deserves health insurance that is affordable, simple to use, and provides coverage for what they and their doctor decide is necessary to keep them healthy. Minnesota is lucky to have this... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 17, 2023 

Bombers snatch wild win over C-W

A 3-point shot with just over 4 seconds remaining and stout defensive play were enough to give Barnum a wild 55-52 win over Cromwell-Wright in the Section 5A quarterfinals in Hinckley-Finlayson... Full story

 By Tyler Korby    Sports    March 17, 2023 

Barnum can't get past BBE in Section 5A final

Rayna Klejeski knew she and her Barnum girls basketball teammates had the potential to be successful this winter. But even the Bombers senior superstar was a bit wide-eyed with their results. A... Full story


Obituary: Steve Webb

Steve Webb, 69, of Carlton and formerly of Moose Lake, died peacefully March 7, 2023 at his home. He was born on March 14, 1953 in Fergus Falls to Richard and Lillie Webb. At the age of 3, Steve... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    Calendar    March 17, 2023 

Church Services

Bethany-Bethlehem Lutheran Parish Bethany Lutheran Church 5660 Hwy 210, Cromwell 218-644-3640, [email protected] Worship 10:30 a.m., includes Sunday School Online recording posted on Facebook following 10:30... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    Calendar    March 17, 2023 

Community Events Calendar

SATURDAY, MARCH 11 Maple syrup making 2 p.m., Spirit Lake Native Farms. See a sugar-bush in operation and learn about the maple sugar making process with Bruce Savage. 1032 Spirit Lake Road, Sawyer Cloquet Eagles kraut feed 4-7 p.m., Cloquet VFW. Hom... Full story

 By Brady Slater    News    March 10, 2023

Barnum mayor reflects on vibrant time for city

When Barnum residents elected Dale Riihiluoma as mayor, running unopposed, in November, it was the culmination of decades of public service. It was also something his wife of 47 years, the late Diane...


Take steps toward soil health and earn cash

Calling all farmers. Increase your forage supply, save fuel, reduce labor, and improve soil health while getting paid up to $80 per acre … and that’s no empty promise. The Carlton Soil and Water Conservation District was recently awarded over... Full story

 By Tyler Korby    Sports    March 10, 2023

Barnum rolls to 5A championship

After taking off her sophomore season due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Barnum's Allison Marine made the decision to return to the basketball court the following year because of her teammates. And those... Full story

 By Mike Creger    News    March 10, 2023

Robotics programs run on collaboration

Robotics, where teamwork extends beyond the team. They call it a robotics competition, but it's really a collaboration. It starts by entering events like last week's FIRST Robotics Regional...


Scouts get lessons in teamwork, survival

It was easy to tell which group hadn't been to the Beargrease Derby before, as two sets of scouts made their way down the trail on three-person skis. It was the group that kept falling over that was... Full story


Robotics event is this weekend

High-school students from more than 50 area schools in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa — with teams from Cloquet, Esko, Carlton and Barnum registered — will have the opportunity to showcase their hard work after an intense six weeks of designing...

 By Dan Reed    News    March 3, 2023

Closure irks Kettle River residents

Icy roads did not deter a dozen concerned Kettle River citizens from attending Monday's Carlton County Board meeting to ask why the grader was pulled from the Kettle River area county garage. "Six...


Girls playoffs seedings, locations are set

The girls high school section basketball tournaments opened Monday across Minnesota. In Section 7A the first-round games featured Wrenshall at Littlefork-Big Falls, while Fond du Lac was scheduled to play at Nashwauk-Keewatin. Nashwauk-Keewatin was... Full story


Barnum man accused of child sex abuse

A Barnum man faces charges of allegedly raping a young girl who had previously looked up to him as a father figure. Chad Arnold Connor, 47, was arraigned in Sixth District Court-Carlton County on Feb. 9 on two charges of felony first-degree criminal...

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    February 24, 2023

Bombers mount aerial attack against Rebels

Barnum's Rayna Klejeski and Allison Marine combined for 51 points Thursday night as the dynamic duo helped to lead the Bombers to their 21st win of the season, defeating Moose Lake/Willow River 65-31... Full story


Can small-scale farming save rural America?

The snow began just outside of Madison, Wisconsin. We had been driving north for days, watching the landscape change from green to brown until the world looked like an old black and white photo. And t...


Kettle River news

Why has the county pulled workers from the county garage in Kettle River when they had promised that they will not close the garage? They claim it is because of the cost of fuel, but the contract for the fuel is the same for Kettle River as it is...


Esko one-act to hit state stage

After 21 years without a section win, the Esko High School One Act play is now returning to the State One Act Play Festival Friday, Feb. 10, for the second year in a row. After placing second at... Full story

 By Steve Korby    People    February 3, 2023

Librarian is my go-to Twins guy

When I seek feedback on Minnesota Twins or Vikings news and transactions, I turn to two reliable sources in Cloquet. The first is smiling Dave Haapanen, usually found stocking shelves in the cereal... Full story

 By Brady Slater    News    January 27, 2023

Lakeside estate sale draws a crowd

'There's a lot of nice stuff there' In 30 years of auctioneering and conducting estate sales, Steven Wesely has never gone to a second weekend for a sale. Until this weekend. "This is by far the most... Full story


Police arrest man passed out in car

A Barnum man is facing charges after police found him passed out in a parked car earlier this month. Roger Petersen Jr., 35, was charged Friday, Jan. 20, in Sixth District Court in Carlton County with felony first-degree drug possession along with...

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    January 20, 2023

Bombers get back on track

The Barnum Bombers are winning again. Although that's nothing new when it comes to boys basketball, the team entered Tuesday's basketball game against Duluth Marshall searching for itself a bit. Marsh... Full story

 By Brady Slater    News    January 13, 2023

Man convicted of chilling crime in Moose Lake dies in prison

The man responsible for one of Carlton County’s most heinous crimes died in prison this week. Donald Blom, 73, passed away on Tuesday at a state correctional facility in Oak Park Heights, where he was serving a life sentence for the 1999 kidnapping... Full story


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