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It sure is nice to have more daylight in the evenings. Now maybe the snow will stop falling and we can get onto the season of spring. Congratulations to the UMD women’s basketball team on making it to the Division II Final Four. We can be proud of...

 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 Jake Kachinske    Sports    March 17, 2023 

Cards clipped in Section 7A final

For the second straight year and third time in the last five seasons, Mountain Iron-Buhl ended the Cromwell-Wright girls basketball team's hopes of advancing to the Minnesota Class A State... Full story


Wright/Cromwell news

This month is interesting, as it has several dates that are palindromes, such as 3-2-23, 3-20-23, 3-21-23, 3-22-23. That means they can be read forward and backward and still be the same. Also, the first day of spring is March 20.. Summer weather...


Obituary: Wesley Alfred "Wes" Erickson

Wesley Alfred "Wes" Erickson, 87, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, March 12, 2023 in Esko. Wes was born to Alfred and Alice on April 2, 1935, in Duluth. He graduated from Proctor... 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 Mike Creger    News    March 10, 2023

It's governing in your back yard

One of the oldest traditions in the history of Minnesota carries on Tuesday, March 14 in the annual township meetings. The township system of government was established as part of the Northwest Ordina... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 10, 2023

South Ridge can't break Mt. Iron-Buhl

South Ridge rolled through its first two opponents in the Section 7A girls basketball playoffs, until Tuesday. That’s when the Panthers ran into No. 1 ranked Mt. Iron-Buhl in the semifinals. MIB had not lost to a Class A team all season, and the... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 10, 2023

Cromwell-Wright claws back against Ely

A furious second-half comeback Tuesday helped send Cromwell-Wright into the Section 7A championship game against Mt. Iron-Buhl Friday in Hibbing. Cromwell-Wright and Ely entered the Section 7A semifinal with nearly identical records. The Cardinals... Full story


Wright/Cromwell news

Congratulations to John Dahlman on having a couple of his “Blue Ice” photographs published in the February-March issue of Lake Superior Magazine. Blue ice results when heavy snow falls and is compressed, and the air bubbles are squeezed out,...

 By Ann Markusen    News    March 10, 2023

Choral students shine

Cromwell-Wright choir students worked hard this past month and it paid off as many students achieved high marks at the choral subsection contest Tuesday, March 7, at Virginia High School. Max Hanni... Full story

 By Brady Slater    News    March 3, 2023

For DNR officer, this is home

New face minds Cloquet lakes, trails `The timing wasn't great, two weeks before the birth of his second son, but the opportunity for Tony Elwell and his family was too good to pass up. "Otherwise,...

 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


Wright/Cromwell news

Join us the evening of Friday, March 3 to celebrate Read Across America with a book exchange in the Cromwell-Wright school library 4 to 5:15 p.m.! Bring 2-3 books collecting dust on your shelf to share with a new family, and take home a handful of...


Fire destroys barn

Firefighters arrived to find a pole barn engulfed in flames just after 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21. According to a news release, Carlton County Sheriff’s Office deputies learned from the property owner that a tractor and recreational vehicle were also...


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


Bulldogs bounce Cards in homecoming comeback

Having already sunk five 3-pointers on the night, Cromwell-Wright's Dylan Nyberg was probably the last player Carlton wanted to toss up a potential game-tying triple as the buzzer sounded Friday.... Full story


Cherry basketball star comes to Cromwell

Oh, there have been a few, but not that many. I tried to think back on who would be on the all-time list of Division I college boys basketball prospects from northeastern Minnesota. Even though the... Full story


Wright/Cromwell news

Eureka! I have found it. What, you may ask? Well, a couple of weeks ago, I misplaced one of my handheld landline phones and have been looking for it ever since. I looked all over the house, the basement and even in the van and the garage just in...


Obituary: Margaret Olson Webster

Margaret Olson Webster of Tamarack, Minnesota, passed away peacefully in hospice on Feb. 9, 2023, at the age of 83 of complications from thyroid lymphoma, with her family by her side. Born in... Full story


Obituary: Gail Dian Johnson

Gail Dian Johnson, 73, of Mahtowa passed away on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023, in St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth. She was born on July 27, 1949, to William and Helga Jylka. Gail married Albert C. Johnson... Full story

 By Brady Slater    News    February 17, 2023

Voters say 'yes' to $6.45 million

Voters in the Cromwell-Wright school district passed a referendum Tuesday, delivering a valentine to a district seeking $6.45 million in improvements to school safety and parking, along with a gym...


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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