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 By Brady Slater    News    September 29, 2023 

Tribal college plots next five years

Once a member of the first class of students to graduate from the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College campus in Cloquet, Roxanne DeLille went on to u niversity in Duluth and later committed five... Full story


FDLTTC welcomes new president

The newest president of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College already knows the college from the inside out, working in numerous positions since she was hired as a part-time counselor nearly 30...


FDL buildings evacuated

The local tribal reservation experienced evacuations of two buildings Sept. 7, when the Mino-Aya-Win human services building and Tagwii Recovery Center were locked and staff “safely evacuated,” a Facebook post said. The Fond du Lac Band of Lake...


Ricing under way on reservation

The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa announced last week some guidelines for members harvesting wild rice. “(R)espect the gift we have been given,” the Band’s Wild Rice Committee said in a news release Aug. 31. “Please avoid areas o...


Letter to the editor: Kudos to Northeast clean energy efforts

As someone who works across Minnesota helping communities harness the benefits of clean energy, I am thoroughly impressed by northeast Minnesota community clean energy efforts. The region is home to various meaningful clean energy related projects.... Full story


Obituary: Ricard Reino Puumala

Ricard Reino Puumala, 88, died peacefully Aug. 19, 2023, at Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton. He was born July 23, 1935, in Chicago to Reino and Marie Bepko Puumala, both doctors. Growing up in Cloq... Full story


Obituary: Lee Ann Nicholson

Lee Ann Nicholson, 74 passed away peacefully on July 30, 2023 in St. Paul. She was born in Cloquet Dec. 22, 1948, to Everett and Lorraine Bassett. She attended Cloquet High School followed by Minneapo... Full story


Northland grants come to county

The Northland Foundation based in Duluth awarded 36 grants totaling over $1 million this past spring, including $150,000 to Carlton County “to help support the implementation of a sustainable, coordinated community response that will improve...

 By Jana Peterson    News    August 11, 2023

City considers cannabis control options

With recreational cannabis now legal in the state of Minnesota, local cities can choose to regulate its sale in a variety of ways, Cloquet planner/zoning administrator Al Cottingham told the Cloquet City Council on Aug. 1. “Conceivably we won’t...

 By Walker Orenstein    News    July 28, 2023

Nickel mine project has long way to go

Walker Orenstein MinnPost.org Talon Metals has submitted its plan for an underground nickel and copper mine in Aitkin County to Minnesota regulators, launching the environmental review of a project...  Website

 By Brady Slater    News    July 21, 2023

Ice, snow create a costly arena fix

Last winter was one most folks won't soon forget, with record snowfalls common and collapsed roofs and fallen treelines forever impacted. Even now, the city of Carlton is dealing with the aftermath....


Drums beat for veterans, community at powwow

Native Americans serve in the U.S. military at five times the national average, according to the United Service Organizations. Pride in that service was on display throughout the Fond du Lac Veterans...

 By Brady Slater    News    July 14, 2023

County pleases labor with latest move

The Carlton County Board of Commissioners breezed through its first meeting of July in 24 minutes Tuesday. But it managed to get work done, raising the threshold for project labor agreements while also announcing its intent to work more closely with...


Letter to the editor: Forestry Center transfer advancing

I recently received a copy of a letter from Brian Buhr, Dean of the University of Minnesota’s College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences that provided an update on the Cloquet Forestry Center. A technical working group has been for... Full story


Hot Summer Nights concert series starts Thursday

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College announced its lineup for the 2023 Hot Summer Nights Concert Series. The series includes four weeks of free performances in the college amphitheater starting...


New president named at FDLTCC

The Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities named Anita Hanson to serve as president of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College on June 21, effective immediately. Hanson...


Clean water is how we define 'way of life'

On June 6, after careful review and analysis, the Army Corps of Engineers revoked the Section 404 wetlands permit for PolyMet Mining, Inc.’s proposed NorthMet mining project. This was a great victory for the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior...


Army Corps rules in favor of Band on Polymet plan

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has revoked a key permit for the proposed NorthMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota, formerly known as the PolyMet project. The Army Corps rescinded the permit, known as the Clean Water Act “Section...


Letter: Still waiting for more on forestry center

With University of Minnesota president Joan Gabel on her way out, people are wondering if the future of her initiative to hand over the Cloquet Forestry Center in its entirety to the Fond du Lac Band is still steaming ahead. I have been following... Full story


Two finalists named for FDLTCC president

Minnesota State has named two finalists in the search for the next president of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College. The candidates are Anita Hanson and Kimberly Spoor. Anita Hanson has served the college since 1994, beginning her career as a...


Hammitt awarded emeritus status posthumously

Stephanie Hammitt, late president of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, was posthumously awarded president emeritus status by the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and... Full story


Bands have say in forest use

The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa joined two other northeastern Minnesota tribes last week in solidifying their stewardship of the 3.3-million-acre Superior National Forest. Fond du Lac, along with the Boise Forte and Grand Portage bands...


hometown Homegrown musicians

Each year, Carlton County is well represented at the annual Homegrown Musical Festival in Duluth. It's the 25th edition of the weeklong festival that celebrates local music and other arts at venues... Full story

 By Ted Lammi    News    April 21, 2023

School incident draws tribal attention

Nearly 40 people turned out for the Carlton school board meeting Monday, many of them upset by allegations of a threat of violence against a Native American student. In a news release Monday, Carlton...


'Wolf's Trail' author at library

Celebrate “The Wolf’s Trail: An Ojibwe Story, Told by Wolves” book with storytime and mask making at the Cloquet Public Library from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 22. The all-ages event will be led by students from the Fond du Lac Tribal and... Full story


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