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Barnum Schools Honor Rolls

Barnum Schools Quarter 3, 2023-24 A Honor Roll GPA of 3.667 or above with no grades lower than B- Grade 7 Owen Bailey Andrae Davis Morgan DeCaigny Rachel Dinger Avery Graftaas Landon Hosmer Hailey Ikola Lindy LeDoux Clover Moerke Ella Nyquist Kamryn... Full story

 
 By Brady Slater    News    April 12, 2024

County bristles at possible utility tax breaks

Carlton County joined a chorus of county-based officials from across the state Tuesday, calling on the state department of revenue to pump the brakes on proposed changes to tax collections on utility companies. “Currently these types of properties a... Full story

 

Possible mental health emergency leads to extended water rescue

A report of a person behaving erratically led to an extended water emergency yesterday. The caller told the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office that a man appeared to be having a mental health emergency on the bike trail in Moose Lake Township just a... Full story

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    April 5, 2024

Pine Valley gets a $1 million surprise

Pine Valley Recreation Area received an unexpected boost this week - and it wasn't from the late-season snowstorm. During the Cloquet city council meeting Tuesday, longtime city parks commissioner...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    April 5, 2024

Carlton's Jeopardy champ takes one more crack at it

Members of the Kavanaugh village gathered at the Streetcar last week to watch Carlton's own Jeopardy champion, Sam Kavanaugh, in another tournament. The hometown hero didn't disappoint, keeping fans g...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    April 5, 2024

Coming soon: Solem renovations

The new owners of the Hotel Solem building in downtown Cloquet can begin pulling building permits now, after the Cloquet City Council unanimously passed a slew of resolutions that will help fund its...

 

Pet chipping clinic is set for April 13

Carlton County Animal Rescue volunteers, the city of Cloquet and its police department and a handful of pet-loving local organizations are partnering to host a microchip clinic. The clinic will be held 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 13 at Veterans Park in...

 

Fond du Lac expands search for man

The search continues for Peter Michael Martin. The 31-year-old Fond du Lac Band member was last seen and heard from March 8. He is described as approximately 5-foot-10, 185 pounds with dark brown eyes. He has a small scar on his forehead and a number...

 

Police expo coming to tribal college

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College will host the 2024 Peace Officer and Criminal Justice Expo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 17 in the Lester Jack Briggs Cultural Center. The event is free and open to the public, and lunch will be provided....

 

Grant will bring bike tools, mural

A $42,000 Safe Routes to School boost grant is bringing eight bicycle fix-it stations to locations in Cloquet and the Fond du Lac Reservation, along with dual-language signs and a community mural by an indigenous artist to be selected. The fix-it...

 
 By Brady Slater    News    April 5, 2024

Road projects list is a long one

A five-year plan for roughly 64 miles worth of paving and other road and bridge projects was outlined to the Carlton County board on Tuesday. The tentative list of projects presented to the committee...

 

Police expo coming to tribal college

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College will host the 2024 Peace Officer and Criminal Justice Expo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 17 in the Lester Jack Briggs Cultural Center. The event is free and open to the public, and lunch will be provided....

 

Grant will bring bike tools, mural

A $42,000 Safe Routes to School boost grant is bringing eight bicycle fix-it stations to locations in Cloquet and the Fond du Lac Reservation, along with dual-language signs and a community mural by an indigenous artist to be selected. The fix-it...

 

More than 700 vote in Fond du Lac primary

Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa members voted on tribal council members Tuesday, April 2, narrowing the field of primary candidates to two each for the general election on June 11. The top two vote getters in each race will advance. Curren...

 

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Carlton Area Lions Club (PHOTOS SOON)

The Carlton Area Lions Club has been serving the Carlton County area for 50 years strong, growing and serving. It is one of 49,000 Lions clubs around the world, and its members reside in all corners of Carlton County. They give their time and energy... Full story

 

Weather spotter classes offered

The National Weather Service in Duluth is hosting free in-person and online Skywarn Spotter training classes in the region this spring. Skywarn is a cooperative effort between the NWS, local emergency management, and residents who volunteer to...

 

Enjoy a play about high school days

The County Seat Theater will host the Carlton High School production “The 10 Best Worst Things About High School” at 2 and 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 13. Ah, high school. The best worst four years of your life! Join a group of real-life high sch...

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    April 5, 2024

quilts on display

The Wood City Quilters Guild of Cloquet celebrated National Quilting Day in Cloquet onMarch 15. Seventy quilts made by guild members were displayed at the Cloquet Public Library and the Carlton...

 
 By Brady Slater    News    March 29, 2024

Dumping, ATV use may curb road access

Retiring this week after 16 years as Carlton County land commissioner, Greg Bernu noted a pair of unfortunate trends on county lands: more people are illegally dumping items which ought to go to transfer stations, and recreational four-wheeling is...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    March 29, 2024

Walls of wood irk neighbor

The woodpiles weren't a problem until they moved behind her house last fall, said Deb Kamunen. The Cloquet resident has lived next to the former Diamond match mill for 37 years. When the mill was...

 

Skate with the Easter Bunny

Find the Easter Bunny from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Northwoods Credit Union Arena in Cloquet. Kids of all ages are invited to skate with the Easter Bunny and each other. Also on the roster are...

 

Search continues for missing man

Although the weather halted searches this week, Peter Michael Martin remains a missing person. The 31-year-old Fond du Lac Band member was last seen and heard from March 8. He is described as approximately 5-foot-10, 185 pounds with dark brown eyes....

 

Community band seeks musicians

The Cloquet Community Band is seeking new members. If you have played an instrument, please check out the band. Practice is 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays at the Cloquet Presbyterian Church, 47 Fourth St.,...

 
 By Mike Creger    News    March 29, 2024

Pedestrian killed; driver charged

Brent James Keranen had been drinking late into the night with friends Wednesday, March 20, after working a “lot of hours” in the Twin Cities area that week. The 21-year-old was tired the next morning, and allegedly still buzzed when he made his way... Full story

 
 By Dan Reed    News    March 29, 2024

Community flocks to Hwy 73 meeting

For 80 years, local residents have been asking for a Minnesota Highway 73 upgrade, specifically for the eight miles of the two-lane highway south of Cromwell. "That road in the present condition is...

 

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