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THUMBS UP to the free tree and brush pickup currently being offered by the city of Cloquet. The city council agreed in May to contract with Cloquet-based 3D Construction to help clean up trees damaged by heavy winter snow. The contractor began Tuesda...


Local projects see benefits from legislative session

Both legislative bodies approved a capital investment package to fund infrastructure projects around the state Monday, just hours before the session adjourned. It included funding for three District...

 By Steve Korby    People    May 26, 2023

Korby's Connections: Charlie is a diamond in the rough

Artistic masterpieces from Charlie Beck's handiwork dot the landscape of Carlton County. It doesn't stop there. His treasures can be found in several other states scattered across the country. His... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    May 19, 2023

City of Cloquet: Free pickup of brush begins after Memorial Day

As residents continue to clean up trees damaged by heavy winter snow, Cloquet city councilors voted Tuesday to help its citizens dispose of that debris. Starting May 30, local contractor 3D...

 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... Full story

 By Leola Rodd    Happenings    May 5, 2023

Carlton Happenings

As Mother’s Day is fast approaching, this is a reminder to get that special mom in your life a very special gift. I have some suggestions that don’t necessarily cost a lot of money. Spend a day... 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...

 By Jana Peterson    News    April 21, 2023

Storm sewer plan needs public input

City engineers wanted to talk about flooding Tuesday, but not the kind of flooding that's been plaguing northern Minnesota since the snow started melting last week. "This isn't related to the river... Full story


Obituary: Lillian F. Davis

Lillian F. Davis, 91, of Carlton passed away Friday, April 14, 2023 at her home with family by her side. She was born March 27, 1932, in Crosby, Minnesota, the daughter of Melvin and Gladys (Wolford)... Full story


Carlton happenings

Spring has arrived, and the snow drifts are going down slowly. I am looking forward to rescuing the Christmas decorations and lights, and checking out my drooping lilac bushes. Let’s all look...


Obituary: Lillian F. Davis

Lillian F. Davis, age 91, of Carlton, passed away Friday, April 14, 2023 at her home with family by her side. She was born March 27, 1932, in Crosby, Minnesota, the daughter of Melvin and Gladys... Full story


Council OKs subdivision

Cloquet city councilors took care of business in only five minutes Tuesday, setting an unofficial record for the shortest meeting of the year with only three members and mayor Roger Maki present on a windy wintry evening. Aside from approving bills,...


Fired cop loses state lawsuit

With the dismissal of a state lawsuit March 13, the door shut on a fired Cloquet police officer’s attempts to sue those he blamed for his dismissal. Scott Holman, a detective and K-9 officer who had worked for the Cloquet police department for 22...


Our view: PLA decision was best option for city

The Cloquet City Council and Mayor Roger Maki did the right thing last week when they voted to eliminate the project labor agreement mandate for private businesses. We elect the mayor and the councilors to look after the city of Cloquet, and that...


Unions have a legit gripe

It’s difficult to explain why, exactly, there’s a disagreement over the revised project labor agreement (PLA) requirement for city-funded economic development projects. Just asking the question...

 By Jana Peterson    News    March 24, 2023

Council does away with private PLA

While the parking lot outside Cloquet City Hall filled with union members rallying in support of project labor agreements Tuesday, councilors inside the building steeled themselves for a contentious d...

 By Jana Peterson    News    March 10, 2023

Labor debate draws crowd at Cloquet council meeting

With a potential project labor agreement vote on the Cloquet city council agenda, union members from Duluth, Superior and beyond packed City Hall Tuesday. Well over 100 people, mostly men, filled the...

 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...


Carlton happenings

Here I am again, watching the snow come down. As I talk to people about the weather, we are all wondering if it will end soon, and spring will finally come. Later this afternoon my snowblower will...

 By Brady Slater    News    February 24, 2023

Town turns out for store owner

Nearly 100 people appeared Tuesday at a public hearing in Wrenshall related to proposed RV park regulations. About 15 percent of attendees spoke at the hearing, doing so resoundingly and to repeated a...


It's complicated; Debate over city labor agreements continues

Iris Keller, the newly appointed Ward 3 Cloquet city councilor, peppered city officials with questions Tuesday as she played catchup on the complicated issue of project labor agreements in the city...


Carlton Happenings

As I write my column, the sun is shining and the temperature is not below zero. My outdoor Christmas decorations are still buried in the snow and ice, waiting to be rescued and put away until the...


Council asked to make Cloquet business and union friendly

A note of urgency dominated the Cloquet City Council work session Feb. 7, when members of the city’s Economic Development Agency asked, for the third time in five years, that the council remove the requirement for private businesses to sign a...

 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 Jana Peterson    News    January 20, 2023

Top write-in appointed to Cloquet city council

After close to five months without representation, Cloquet's Ward 3 voters have a new city councilor. Iris Keller was selected Tuesday by unanimous council vote, following interviews with her and... Full story


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