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Skate with the Easter Bunny

Cloquet Community Education will hold its second annual Easter weekend Skate with the Easter Bunny 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 8 at the Northwoods Credit Union Arena in Pine Valley. The free family event will feature a DJ, arts and crafts... Full story


The winter adventure continues

From the right vantage point, the ski jumps at Pine Valley rise over tall pine trees and - along with the water tower and pulp mill - serve as an anchor in Cloquet's irregular skyline. On Sunday... Full story


Obituary: Eugene Emery Tuominen

Eugene Emery Tuominen, 86, of Saginaw passed away at Brooke Manor, where he had resided the last 3 ½ years, on Tuesday, March 7, 2023. He was born in Cedar Valley, Minnesota on Oct. 27, 1936,... Full story


Obituary: Vernon E. "Vern" Johnson

Vernon E. "Vern" Johnson, 81, of Cloquet passed away March 4, 2023, at Community Memorial Hospital. He was born Sept. 19, 1941, in Cloquet, the son of Rudolph and Lorraine (Cologne) Johnson. Vern... Full story


Pine Valley ski races, jumping draw crowd

Cloquet's Pine Valley was a winter sports oasis Saturday, with hundreds of athletes and parents here for the junior varsity Nordic ski championships, joined by ski jumpers and a handful of hockey... Full story


Nordic team sends relay teams to State

Over a week's time, the Lumberjacks Nordic ski team had its share of triumphs and losses, with temperature highs and lows to match. Fighting minus-5-degree temperatures at the Lake Superior... Full story


Cloquet grad makes world stage

During this month's 2023 FISU World University Games in Lake Placid, New York, Nordic combined competitor Aidan Ripp wore his Cloquet Ski Club hat for every competition. The Cloquet grad was one of... Full story


Obituary: James J. Nynas

James J. Nynas, 57, of Minnetonka passed away on Dec. 28, 2022 after a yearlong battle with cancer. He is survived by his partner, Robb Johnson; parents, Jim and Carlie Nynas; siblings, Jodi... Full story


Marciniak leads with laughs

For over 60 years, he has made me and many other Carlton County residents laugh. His name is Tom Marciniak, although "Maynard" has been his informal handle since childhood. All Scanlon kids had... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    January 6, 2023

Jumpers swarm Pine Valley

Jumpers from as far away as Chicago and Ishpeming, Michigan traveled to northern Minnesota last week for Central Division meets in Cloquet and Coleraine. The Cloquet Ski Club hosted its invitational o... Full story


Snowy night skiing

Freshly fallen snow makes for pretty pictures but not the best racing conditions, skiers discovered at the Lumberjacks home ski meet Tuesday. Close to 300 skiers descended upon Cloquet's Pine Valley t... Full story

 By Brady Slater    News    December 30, 2022

A look back on the year that was

As 2022 came to a close, Rep. Mike Sundin left the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul one last time on Wednesday. But not before the Esko Democrat cleared out his office after 10 years as a... Full story


With plenty of snow, it's a go for skiers

Oddly enough, the Lumberjacks' first Nordic ski meet was canceled because of too much snow, not too little, the usual reason early in the season. Despite that hiccup, the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton teams co... Full story


Sloppy snow bends trees, snaps lines; thousands lose power

Requiring Herculean effort to regain a sense of normalcy, the first major snowstorm of the winter buried Cloquet and surrounding areas last week. The storm transformed Carlton County into a winter... Full story


Ski jumping clinic coming

The Cloquet Nordic Ski Club will conduct a ski-jumping clinic and competition Dec. 29-30 at Pine Valley recreation area. The clinic will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 29 across two sessions. Coaching will be available on the 10-, 20- and... Full story

 By Brady Slater    News    December 2, 2022

Hwy. 33 may get friendly makeover

Better walking, biking, trail access is goal of plan The future of the state highway bisecting Cloquet isn't expected to be as vehicle-centric as it is today. A report due this month from... Full story

 By Dan Reed    News    December 2, 2022

County prepares for sales tax kick-in

Carlton County voters approved it, but paperwork and state bureaucracy means collecting the voter-approved half-cent sales tax money to support the construction of the Justice Center won’t begin until spring. In November, Carlton County voters...


Move to purple isn't an anomaly

Reliably blue and labor-centric throughout recent history, the city of Cloquet is experiencing something a lot of population centers are encountering: an encroaching red hue. Five of six precincts in...


Cloquet votes 'yes' to incumbents, sales tax

The race for Cloquet mayor was much closer than it was four years ago, but the end result was the same: voters elected Roger Maki to lead the city forward. Maki defeated former Ward 2 city councilor David Bjerkness by 118 votes. Maki had 2,312 votes... Full story


Our View: Sales tax is a good idea

When Carlton County residents go to the polls on Tuesday, they will find one or more questions requiring a “yes” or “no” vote. All voters will see the simple “County Question” asking voters to weigh in on paying for the new Justice...


Letters: Sales tax isn't fair

Increasing the sales tax to fix the Pine Valley park and hockey shelters is not fair to everyone. It’s totally ridiculous. I, for one, have never used Pine Valley facilities, nor ever plan on it. To put more tax burdens on us who are already...


Letters: Vote 'yes' to sales tax

Pine Valley is the crown jewel of Cloquet’s parks. It is my most favorite park. I go skiing, running, and biking at the park. But it needs some loving support, which is why I support the 0.5% sales tax for Pine Valley and the accompanying 0.5%...

 By Brady Slater    News    October 28, 2022

'Green' cemetery plan brings flurry of opposition

Outside Barnum, where horses populate handsome stables and open fields, and scores of round bales tell of a robust hay harvest, the sale of 20 acres of land has sent Blackhoof Township residents into... Full story


Forum gives voters food for thought

The Cloquet city council chambers was a revolving door Tuesday, as candidates for six races answered questions in the Cloquet Area Chamber of Commerce candidate forum, an election year tradition. All... Full story


Sales tax options on ballot clarified

Thanks to a reader, we’ve got a deeper understanding of Cloquet’s sales tax ballot question. Or, questions, rather. The city of Cloquet is seeking a half-percent increase to its sales tax in order to fund roughly $8 million worth of projects at... Full story


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