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Let the summer festivitIes continue

The problem this weekend isn’t finding something to do, it’s choosing among the myriad options right here in Carlton County. There are Fun Days in Esko, Brickyard Days in Wrenshall and a Honey... Full story


Celebrating '61

Classmates from the Cloquet High School Class of 1961 held a 61st reunion July 16 at the Cloquet Country Club. Pictured in the front row, from left: Brooke Nordquist Haubner, Janet Reed Johnson,... Full story


Spend Labor Day in Cloquet

Cloquet will, once again, be the place to go to celebrate Labor Day. After a pandemic hiatus, the Oldtimers Banquet will return on Sunday, Sept. 4 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Four Seasons Event Center... Full story


Kettle River is calling

The annual Ma & Pa Kettle Days in Kettle River will be celebrated Saturday, Aug. 13, with the fun spilling over before and after. Saturday activities include a pie social at the senior center 12-2 p.m., bingo 1-4 p.m. at the Veterans building, and...


Don't worry, bee happy

The fifth annual Honey Bee Festival is all about its namesake, but also music and mermaids, food and fun and whatever else comes to mind. "We're just doing what we do: being crazy and loving the... Full story

 By Ann Markusen    Happenings    August 5, 2022 

On the Mark: The joy of jazz

Live jazz is a beautiful experience. Last Sunday afternoon, husband Rod and I drove to Dovetail Cafe & Marketplace on West Superior Street in Duluth. My cousin, Beth Wilson – a former choral...


Fun stacks up at Brickyard Days

Early last month, Wrenshall's Jolene Johnson went to talk to a coach about getting the cheerleaders into the Brickyard Days parade, only to be told that the annual event had been canceled. She was... Full story


Calton Daze Dazzles

Carlton Daze got off to a running start last weekend, with kids' races and the annual 5K race Friday evening followed by the 50-mile Voyageur Ultramarathon Saturday. The annual event offered a little... Full story


Carlton Daze is here

When Carlton throws a party, expect big things. And there’s nothing bigger than the annual Carlton Daze celebration, which kicks off Friday and runs through Sunday, July 29-31. Carlton Daze offers something for everyone: a pretty big small-town par... Full story


Gordy's car show coming Thursday

Get your fix of classic cars with a side of fries at Gordy’s Curbside Classic Car Show 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, with a trophy ceremony at 7:30 p.m. All cars are welcome at this annual event,...


Garden Tour tradition continues

Amateur and master gardeners made the rounds during a grand tour filled with amazing flower and vegetable gardens, orchards, and a few unexpected surprises along the way. The much-anticipated Carlton... Full story


Celebrate the courthouse

The Carlton County Historical Society is celebrating 100 years since construction began on the Carlton County Courthouse during Carlton Daze, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, July 30, inside the courthouse at 301... Full story


Kettle River News

I am really looking forward to National Night Out in Kettle River, scheduled for 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2 at the Kettle River senior center. This is a chance to visit with friends and neighbors while enjoying hamburgers and hot dogs. I think there...


Wright/Cromwell news

We have had a piano in our living room for years now. The only time it is used is to hold lots of photos and things on the top and the keyboard cover. I never learned to play the piano and neither...


History Mystery Solved

The Carlton County Historical Society asked and Corky Mackey replied. All CCHS knew was that the photo above was of Billy Pederson's second-grade class in 1950. They didn't have a school, teacher's...


Forging friendships

Who knew that blacksmithing and friendships could go hand in hand? A curious crowd of nearly 40 people turned out for Sunday's first Forging Friendships event at Spafford Park on Dunlap Island in... Full story


Brickyard Days is a go

Contrary to rumor, Brickyard Days is a go. Now under the direction of the daughter-and-mother team of Jolene Johnson and Phyllis Rousseau, the annual Wrenshall celebration is set for Aug. 5-6 and will include a parade, a movie in the park and much... Full story


Celebrity Hiker

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar talks with Jay Cooke State Park manager Lisa Angelos at the River Inn Interpretive Center at the park Friday, July 15, before hiking another portion of the Superior Hiking...


A different kind of rock show

As temperatures heated up in Moose Lake this weekend, so did the number of people there for the Agate Days celebration, especially on Saturday afternoon. A half-hour before the 3 p.m. agate stampede,...


On the Mark: Wrong Days has it all: music, sport and politics

It's impossible to take in every pleasure and message at a community festival. Wrong Days in Wright last weekend was as joyful as ever. Arriving early, I watched some energetic softball as I walked... Full story

 By Leola Rodd    Happenings    July 22, 2022

Carlton Happenings

With the annual Carlton Daze celebration just around the corner, I am dedicating this column to all the ways we celebrate our city. Over the years, how many unique community celebrations has Carlton h...


Head west for Wrong Days fun

At 57 years straight - or is it crooked? - the Wrong Days in Wright celebration is one of the longest running community events in the area. The small town celebration in western Carlton County didn't...


Agate Days returns

Minnesota's largest celebration of the state gem - the Lake Superior agate - returns to Moose Lake this weekend with the Agate Days celebration Saturday and Sunday. For those unfamiliar with our...


History Mystery

The Carlton County Historical Society would like to know more about this photo. Director Carol Klitzke says "All we know is that it is Billy Pederson's second-grade class in 1950. We would love to...


Forge coming to Dunlap Island

Create a blacksmithing hands-on project at no cost with help from Donald and Brian Lokken 4-7 p.m. Sunday, July 17 at Spafford Park on Dunlap Island in Cloquet. Learn about blacksmithing and its importance to our community’s history in an event...


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