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Lost in rural Carlton: Corn maze signals fall

Surrounded by 8 lush acres of corn at the Ru-Ridge Corn Maze in rural Carlton, Angela Line noted there were 21 leaves on a mature corn stalk. "We know when the end of summer is coming," Line said....


Farmers Market: In celebration of zucchini

The Carlton County Farmers Market will celebrate harvest season with activities and vendor specials from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 17 at the usual location in front of Premiere Theatres, 904 Highway 33 S. in Cloquet. Events include: ... Full story


Lumberjacks Homecoming

It was homecoming at Cloquet High School last week and that meant a full slate of spirited activities all week.... Full story


Delicious fundraiser served at FDLTCC

More than 330 people attended last week's Food for Thought event at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College and set a fundraising record. The popular food tasting event raised more than $25,000 for s... Full story


Food tasting is Jan. 16

The seventh annual Food for Thought: A Tasting Event at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is set for Thursday, January 16, from 4:30-7 p.m. in the campus commons and amphitheater. It’s a major fundraiser for the student scholarship fund....


Community band offers free Christmas concert Sunday

The Cloquet Community Band invites one and all to its annual Christmas music concert 2 p.m. Sunday at the Cloquet Presbyterian Church. Enjoy your favorite and familiar Christmas tunes played by... Full story


Free Chiefs of Comedy show at Black Bear

The Chiefs of Comedy will perform a free show at the Otter Creek Event Center at Black Bear Casino and Resort Friday, Nov. 15 as part of Native American Heritage month. Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. This comedy show will feature JR... Full story


Caterpillar party in Thomson Township (Esko)

Caterpillar and snowplow fans in general will gather in celebration of the revitalized Thomson Township D8 Caterpillar-powered snow plow starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Esko Museum. The...


Senior Health Fair offers multiple services

The annual Carlton County Senior Health Fair will provide education, screenings, visits with helpful vendors and a free lunch on Saturday, November 2 at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Esko. The free program for 50 plus age adults will run from 9...


Halloween 5K set for Oct. 19

It’s time to lace up your running shoes and register for northern Minnesota’s oldest Halloween-themed race. Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College will be hosting the 14th annual Pumpkin Run &... Full story


From the Wren's Nest: Make a trip to rural Wrenshall this weekend

"People are always happy when they come here, and if they aren't, they are always happy when they leave". That was Angela Rubish's response when I asked her about her business, the Ru-Ridge corn... Full story


It's complicated: Five finish Lost Forester race in time

Cloquet's own wacky race, the Lost Forester Adventure Run, had a record 23 racers this year and 22 finishers (because one had to leave to get to a soccer game). Only five racers, however, officially... Full story


Watch free play at diversity fair

Everyone is invited to watch the play “Bloom,” presented by the BOLD-choice Theatre Company, a coming-of-age story about Lily, a young person with a disability in the 1960s. Admission is free. The play highlights the painful and complicated... Full story


Lights on for school

A total of 190 runners gathered last Friday night, wearing their best glow-in-the-dark bling, to run for wellness and raise money for Washington Elementary School. It was the school's sixth annual... Full story


Esko kicks off 'Fun Days'

The first Davis Helberg Community Impact Award was presented during the Esko Seniors Picnic Lunch Wednesday as part of the annual Esko Fun Days festivities. Davis Helberg spent much of his time... Full story


Christian music festival continues to grow in Cloquet

Not bad for a festival borne out of a prayer group with no event organizing chops. Lee Harris was praying and got a “prompt” to start working on developing a festival. A few months later, the... Full story


Celebrate Wrenshall and Brickyard Days on Saturday

It's been a while since the Habhegger Brick Company was a thriving business in the Wrenshall area, and even longer since Frederick Jacob Habhegger and his family of nine children bought 160 acres of l... Full story


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