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Neighborliness has seldom been so sweet

Just off the alley behind his home in Cloquet's Pinehurst neighborhood, John Babineau placed another log on the already blazing inferno beneath his maple syrup boiling pan. It was a sunny afternoon...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    April 19, 2019 

Cloquet police chief on voluntary paid leave, reason not disclosed

According to city administrator Aaron Reeves, Cloquet police chief Jeff Palmer was placed on “voluntary paid leave” effective Tuesday, April 16. Reeves said he could not elaborate on Palmer’s... Full story

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    April 19, 2019 

Man pleads guilty to assaulting infant

A remorseful Cloquet man pleaded guilty to shaking, squeezing and dropping his infant daughter, telling the court Monday that he "snapped" in a moment of mental weakness and hates himself for it....

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    April 19, 2019 

Council exonerates city officials after investigation

Cloquet city councilors voted unanimously Tuesday to exonerate two city employees — city administrator Aaron Reeves and human resources director James Barclay – on Tuesday, following...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    April 19, 2019 

Did you hear those winds?

"Mom, come home. A tree just fell on our house." That would be my son, Jack, calling me at work. The big old spruce tree in our front yard had finally yielded to the hours of wind last Thursday,...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    April 19, 2019 

Sales tax funding good for county roads

Milt Hagen said the county’s half-percent sales tax — which is solely dedicated to county road upgrades — has made an enormous impact on the state of Carlton County roads. “I have been working for the county transportation department for 28...

 
 By Mike Creger    News    April 19, 2019 

Wrenshall drops teacher position to deal with deficit

The Wrenshall school board on Monday night passed a resolution to not renew a contract for a probationary elementary school teacher. The move was discussed the week earlier at the committee of the whole meeting as a way to erase a $43,313 deficit in...

 
 News    April 19, 2019 

Governor appoints new judge for Carlton County

Duluth prosecutor Rebekka Stumme has been appointed by Governor Walz as Carlton County’s newest judge, replacing Judge Leslie Beiers, who moved to Duluth after Judge Munger’s retirement in January. Stumme worked as a law clerk and a public...

 
 News    April 19, 2019 

Safely dispose of prescription drugs

Although National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday, April 27, people don’t have to wait to dispose of unused medications safely. According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6 million Americans misused controlled...

 
 News    April 19, 2019 

Former FDLTCC president honored

Acting on the recommendation of Chancellor Devinder Malhotra, the Board of Trustees of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities recognized three retired presidents with the title of President Emeritu...

 
 By Tom Urbanski    News    April 19, 2019 

FDLTCC publishes 'Thunderbird' literary and arts anthology

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College has published the seventh edition of its literary and arts anthology, "The Thunderbird Review." The journal features writing and art submitted by students...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    April 19, 2019 

Utility tax court settlements continue to affect county

According to a press release from Carlton County board of commissioners chair Dick Brenner, as of April 12 the Great Lakes Gas Transmission 2019 and Enbridge Pipelines Southern Lights Line Pollution Control Exemption 2018 cases have been finalized...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    April 19, 2019 

Wrenshall, Carlton co-op football remains unsettled

Spirits were high as the Carlton school board meeting kicked off Monday, as parents and staff, along with students from both Carlton and Wrenshall, packed into the high school library for a meeting...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    April 12, 2019

MCCU moves to the fast lane

Members who visited the brand new Members Cooperative Credit Union branch on opening day Monday gave the new facility rave reviews. "It looks very nice," said Angela Weisz. "Very warm and inviting."...

 

Carlton students bring 'Arsenic and Old Lace' to Encore! stage

For the third year in a row, Carlton High School theater is partnering with the County Seat Theater as they present their production of "Arsenic and Old Lace" Friday through Sunday. It's a partnership...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    April 12, 2019

Studying adds up to first place for Cloquet economics team

What does it take to make a championship team? Well, for the members of the Cloquet High School Economics team, it took a lot of lunches together, a stack of 3-inch binders crammed with information...

 

Enbridge applies for Line 4 route changes

Enbridge hopes to change the route of a second pipeline that crosses the Fond du Lac Reservation, but this time the proposed changes are welcomed by the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa officials. As part of the agreement between the...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    April 12, 2019

Carlton considers options to reduce deficit

The reality of a significant budget deficit for the current school year appears to be changing Carlton School Board attitudes about working with the Wrenshall School District, as evidenced by...

 
 By Mike Creger    News    April 12, 2019

One football team for Carlton, Wrenshall?

A historical sports co-operative between schools in Carlton and Wrenshall could be approved as early as Monday by district school boards. Football coaches and activities directors from both schools made presentations to the public in Carlton and the...

 
 By Mike Creger    News    April 12, 2019

Cloquet officially designates 'school forest'

The largest classroom at Cloquet schools is poised to receive some expert help from the state, and all the Cloquet School Board needed to do is give the classroom a name. This week, the board approved designating the 15 acres of woods, fields and...

 

Wrenshall referendum informational meeting set for Wednesday

A second public meeting regarding the proposed $14.4 million school building referendum in Wrenshall is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 at the Wrenshall School. Referendum plans include converting the now-closed rec building into a space...

 

Cloquet changes winter parking law to allow for towing

By a vote of 5-1 (councilor Kerry Kolodge dissenting) on April 2, Cloquet City councilors approved a requested change to the city’s winter parking ordinance — which prohibit parking on the street 3-6 a.m. from Nov. 1 to March 31 — to allow...

 

Level 3 offender moving to Cloquet

The Cloquet Police Department issued public notification that Steven James Hayes, age 33, a Level 3 (highest risk) predatory offender, was moving to Cloquet on Wednesday, April 10. He is residing in...

 

Cloquet police look for help identifying burglary suspects

Cloquet police are asking for help from the public to identify two suspects who allegedly broke into the Northwoods Credit Union Hockey Arena and stole numerous items from the concession stand in the early morning hours of March 30. Police have...

 

Planning Commission recommends land sale

Members of the Cloquet Planning Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to recommend approval by the Cloquet city council of a land sale from the city to 14th Street Apartments, LLC, for the development of Phase 3 of the 14th Street Apartments across...

 

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