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Prevent Type 2 diabetes

If you have been diagnosed with prediabetes, you can make changes to improve your health and prevent Type 2 diabetes with a new series of classes being offered at Community Memorial Hospital. The Diabetes Prevention Program will help you reduce your...

 

Derailed!

FDL board says railroad not working with tribe Kevin Dupuis didn't mince words Tuesday when talking about the BNSF Railways' response to a derailment of 40 cars carrying coal Saturday on Fond du Lac...

 

Council to investigate two city employees, police complaint

Cloquet city councilors took the first steps Tuesday toward an outside investigation of complaints filed by former Cloquet police chief Wade Lamirande. Lamirande emailed Cloquet city officials, counci...

 
 By Mike Creger    News    February 22, 2019

'Blue Zones' pitched in county as way to improve community health

Pine Knot NewsA bad economy may have meant good timing for people in the far southern Minnesota city of Albert Lea. In the depths of the economic downturn that began in 2008, city leaders decided to t...

 
 By Ken Ripp MD    News    February 22, 2019

The battle with tobacco and nicotine continues

We had been making steady progress on the battle with tobacco use. It has been a long fight with many victories over the years. Each victory brought our community closer to lowering the use of...

 

A love letter from age to age

It was the perfect match for Valentine's Day. The Washington Elementary schoolchildren came bearing roses, valentines, a youngster's open curiosity about the world and the gift of song. They were...

 

Sheriff Lake, county attorney Ketola make history

DAccording to county coordinator Dennis Genereau, sheriff Kelly Lake and county attorney Lauri Ketola have made state history. "This is the first time in Minnesota history when a county's law...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    February 22, 2019

Cloquet City Hall transfer to county is on track

The county may be taking up residence in Cloquet City Hall before summer comes. “Our goal continues to be a building for County occupancy with little cost to the county taxpayer,” county coordinator Dennis Genereau said at the Carlton County...

 
 By Mike Creger    News    February 22, 2019

With districts locked in, consolidation is out

The exchange of letters in the past six months between the school boards in Carlton and Wrenshall — to find common ground in consolidation talks — reached an icy end this week. Carlton Superintendent Gwen Carman says her district is moving on....

 

Man faces charges of criminal sexual conduct

A Wright man is facing charges of criminal sexual conduct with juveniles. Robert Laurence Besch, 48, was charged with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct in Carlton County District...

 

Three pipeline protestors arrested for felony damage to property

On Feb. 6, three individuals were arrested in Twin Lakes Township for extensive damage to various vehicles at a pipeline job site. Shawn Etsitty, Edgar Morelos Pelayo, and Harvey Goodsky were each...

 
 By Gwen Carman    News    February 22, 2019

Without meaningful consolidation talks, Carlton will move ahead

It is very important that the Carlton school district community, parents, caregivers, staff and students know the facts about the most recent communications with the Wrenshall school board regarding the possibility of our school districts...

 

Family medicine doctor joins hospital staff

Community Memorial Hospital in Cloquet is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Charles Kendall to its staff. Dr. Kendall is a family medicine physician and will divide his time between seeing...

 

E-cigarettes can turn kids into lifelong addicts quickly

We had been making steady progress on the battle with tobacco use. It has been a long fight with many victories over the years. Each victory brought our community closer to lowering the use of...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    February 15, 2019 

Man walks free because of officer dishonesty

The fallout from a former Cloquet Police Department officer's untruths continued last week when an imprisoned man walked free after charges he pleaded guilty to were dismissed in Carlton County...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    February 15, 2019 

City drama

After two years of attempting to get results through official channels, former Cloquet police chief Wade Lamirande finally just decided to let the world know of his concerns. Early last week,...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    February 15, 2019 

Science fair kids take center stage at regionals

Local science fair students had their chance to shine Saturday. Wearing their Sunday best and armed with practiced explanations of projects backed up by months - or years, for many older teens - of...

 

Cloquet mock trial team reaches section finals

It's been seven years since the Cloquet High School Mock Trial team made it to the state tournament. The 2018-2019 season is looking like a promising opportunity to return. The Lumberjacks are 3-0 at...

 
 By Tom Urbanski    News    February 15, 2019 

FDLTCC helps students via Mental Health Days event

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College hosted its second annual Mental Health Days on campus Feb. 5-7. Each day was filled with unique events and activities to help combat and bring recognition to...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    February 15, 2019 

Holmes, Thell testify at hearing for utility tax abatement legislation

Carlton County commissioner Mark Thell and assessor Kyle Holmes spoke to the Carlton County Board of Commissioners during Tuesday's meeting about their appearance at a hearing at the State Legislature...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    February 15, 2019 

Citizens talk with city council about animal control

Animal control garnered the most attention at the Feb. 6 Cloquet City Council meeting, as councilors got an update on future plans for strays and runaway animals from city administrator Aaron Reeves,...

 

Food pantries help people make ends meet

In addition to the Salvation Army food shelf, there are at least two other nonprofit agencies that come to Cloquet each month to help people access a little more food at a significantly lower cost than they would pay in a grocery store. Second...

 

Special election ballots by the numbers

Although the special election for the District 11 State Senate seat is over and Republican Jason Rarick was declared the winner on Feb. 5, mail-in ballots are still coming into the courthouse. County auditor Paul Gassert said he has received a total...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    February 15, 2019 

Cloquet School Board approves spring coaching contracts

Cloquet school board members were presented certificates of appreciation Monday, Feb. 11, in honor of School Board Recognition week. “Thank you, I haven’t done anything yet,” said the newest...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    February 8, 2019

Rarick wins state senate seat

Republican Jason Rarick is the new Minnesota State Senator for District 11, after defeating DFL candidate Stu Lourey in Tuesday's special election. Rarick pulled in 8,127 (52 percent) votes to...

 

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