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Two dead in Floodwood crash

Deputies from the St Louis County Sheriff’s Office responded at 2:45 a.m. Saturday to an automated 911 call from an iPhone stating that the owner had been in a severe crash. Upon arrival, Deputies found two occupants of the vehicle deceased: J...


Train vs car crash kills one near Sawyer

A Wright man died Saturday morning after his car was hit broadside by a train near Sawyer. According to a news release from the Carlton County Sheriff's Office, Brock Hascall, 22, was driving south on Lammi Road when his vehicle was struck broadside... Full story

 By Brady Slater    News    September 1, 2023

As tires pile up, so do complaints

Roughly six years after it overcame neighborhood protest to gain approval to shred old tires, a company operating on land north of Cloquet is under state investigation for its possible failure to...


Teens invited to explore fire, emergency medical careers

For $50, young people aged 14-20 can sign up for a new seven-month “fire explorer” program that offers exposure and training for both firefighting and emergency medical service careers. The Clo...


Ambulance billing suffers breach

Those who have used the services of the Cloquet Area Fire District may have had personal information about them compromised, according to a report from vendor EMS Management and Consultants, Inc. On May 31 and again in June, Progress Software Corp....


Church vandalized, members clean and pray for intruder

The pastor at Good Hope Church returned from sabbatical last weekend to find it pouring ... inside the Cloquet church at 55 Armory Road. Someone had broken into the church, plugged drains and turned... Full story


'Night Out' has a large turnout

Across Carlton County and the nation, Tuesday night saw residents, law enforcement, firefighters and others getting to know one another just a little bit better. While the idea that meeting your... Full story


Fire damages Cloquet home

A fire was reported Tuesday morning at 11 16th St. in Cloquet by neighbors who saw smoke coming from the home. They let the resident know, and he exited the home safely. There was significant smoke...


National Night Out is Tuesday for everyone

National Night Out began nearly 40 years ago with the idea that the best way to build a safer community is to know your neighbors and your surroundings. A network of neighborhood watch groups and... Full story


Four-vehicle crash snarls busy intersection

One driver's failure to yield caused a four-car crash Monday morning, at the busy intersection of Minnesota Highway 33 and Cloquet Avenue in Cloquet. Two people were transported to a hospital with...

 By Jesse Buhs    Opinion    May 26, 2023

A giant "thank you" to all emergency responders

EMS Appreciation Week is this week (May 21-27), so whom are we celebrating? Paramedics, emergency medical technicians (EMT) or emergency medical responders (EMR) are present in every community across... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    May 19, 2023

Investigators examine Bergquist Imports fire scene

The Cloquet Area Fire District brought its ladder truck to the Bergquist Imports complex again Monday, but there was no fire. This time investigators were taking aerial photos of the roof of the...

 By Jesse Buhs    Opinion    May 19, 2023

Guest View: What it takes to answer the call

Who is the person that shows up when you call an ambulance? Five of the most important qualities of a paramedic, emergency medical technician (EMT) or emergency medical responder (EMR) are: • The a... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    May 5, 2023

City of Cloquet: Spring cleaning for the great outdoors

The snow may have finally melted, exposing the effects of December’s devastating storms. The heavy snow left some young trees bowing like monks while older trees fell or dropped limbs that were o... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    May 5, 2023

Driver killed when tanker overturns outside Cloquet

A 31-year-old Grand Rapids, Minnesota man was killed Saturday, April 29, when his tractor-trailer overturned, catching fire and causing an explosion north of Cloquet, at the convergence of northbound Minnesota Highway 33 and U.S. Highway 53. Xavier R... Full story

 By Brady Slater    News    April 28, 2023

Wrenshall council scrutinizes ambulance service

The city of Carlton may have hit a speed bump last week on its way to adding two full-timers to its ambulance service. A skeptical Wrenshall city council heard Carlton’s proposal during a special meeting April 19, and Wrenshall’s five-member boa...

 By Jana Peterson    News    April 21, 2023

Wild weather, wilder water

Carlton County's emergency management director isn't yet willing to concede the county dodged a bullet with the spring flooding this year. He's worried about what Mother Nature could bring next. "I'm... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    April 21, 2023

Fire district to close Scanlon station

The fire station in Scanlon will be eliminated as part of a new long-term plan for the Cloquet Area Fire District. Fire District chief Jesse Buhs is aiming for a financially leaner fire district in...

 By Jana Peterson    News    April 14, 2023

Little damage after house fire in Cloquet

Firefighters responded to a home on one of Cloquet's shortest streets after a resident smelled smoke around 9 p.m. Saturday, April 8. The response was quick and damage was minimal, thanks to the early...

 By Dan Reed    People    March 31, 2023

EMS workers are honored

It's that time of year again, and those volunteers that make Carlton County a safer place to live by providing emergency medical services throughout the year were recognized at the Carlton County...

 By Jana Peterson    News    March 3, 2023

Businesses hit reset after fire

A quick and aggressive response by firefighters saved the storefronts at the Bergquist complex last week, but the large warehouses in the back are likely a complete loss. Cloquet Area Fire District...


Emergency landing ends well

No one was hurt Saturday when the pilot of an experimental light sport aircraft made an emergency landing on the ice-covered Big Lake Saturday afternoon. The Carlton County Sheriff's Office described...

 By Brady Slater    News    February 24, 2023

Fire strikes Bergquist Imports site

A fire at the site of Bergquist Imports along the Minnesota Highway 33 frontage road in Cloquet drew a large response Wednesday afternoon as smoke poured from the back of the complex of buildings.... Full story


Rep. Dotseth weighs in

Now seven weeks into the Minnesota legislative session, here are some highlights taken from weekly email updates provided by District 11A State Rep. Jeff Dotseth, R-Silver Township. Local issues... Full story


State money OK'd for 'blue' blizzard damage

Carlton County will receive more than $700,000 in state disaster relief following the winter storm Dec. 12-16 which coated the region with heavy snow, breaking tree limbs and crippling power...


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