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 By Rebekah King    News    September 30, 2022 

Esko board approves maximum levy

Esko board approves maximum levy The Esko school board held a special meeting Monday, Sept. 26 to approve the proposed levy payable in 2023. The board was not able to vote on the levy at its normal meeting on the second Monday of the month because...


Churchill school gets 'blue ribbon' for closing the gap

Nothing changed at Churchill Elementary School on Friday when U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona announced the 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools - and the Cloquet school as one of 297 to make...


Carlton joins Wrenshall in wanting further cooperation

Superintendent John Engstrom confirmed Monday that the Carlton school district will proceed with further talks with Wrenshall on sharing sports and other after-school activities. Engstrom noted that both district boards have passed an agreement to...


'Fatigue' not in Wrenshall vocabulary

The Wrenshall school board’s stamina for conflict proved unyielding Monday, when its regular monthly meeting devolved into bickering and generated new insights into ongoing turmoil. Board member Nicole Krisak revealed that board members looked...


District, paraprofessionals headed to mediation

Finding a balance between funding streams and paying school district staff adequate wages in a time of inflationary pressures is challenging, Cloquet superintendent Michael Cary told school board members Monday. The Cloquet public school district...


Esko teachers, students embrace return to 'normal'

At their first meeting of the new school year, the Esko school board heard good news from district administrators. Principals Greg Hexum and Brian Harker told the board Monday, Sept. 12 that there is excitement in the building like never before. With...


Despite rising graduation rates, Cloquet alternative school flagged

The Cloquet Area Alternative Education Programs, a small alternative school for grades 6-12 which draws from 12 school districts, made a list of 371 schools that will receive extra support by the state department of education last week. The program...

 By Brady Slater    News    September 9, 2022

Superintendent puts foot down in Wrenshall

The superintendent's introduction of a formal complaint form for use going forward opened the floodgates at Wrenshall Schools on Wednesday. Meeting during the committee of the whole, board members...

 By Brady Slater    News    August 26, 2022

Wrenshall board disciplines someone, but who?

There were more questions than answers Wednesday, Aug. 24, when the Wrenshall school board agreed to discipline an employee during a specially called meeting. The meeting was planned to review results of a personnel investigation which began earlier... Full story

 By Brady Slater    News    August 19, 2022

Raptors sports, activities co-op tripped up near goal line

The Carlton-Wrenshall Raptors football program won’t take the field for varsity action this season. It’s a victim of not having enough players despite the cooperative agreement between schools in the eastern half of the county. The schools will...

 By Rebekah King    News    August 19, 2022

Esko board plans new fitness center

A quiet summer for the Esko Public Schools has allowed administrators and school board members to move forward with plans for a few school improvement projects that will begin construction during the...


College Notes: Barnum students attend MN Youth Institute

High school students from across the state were invited to present food security research findings and participate in the Minnesota Youth Institute on May 16, an educational program hosted by the University of Minnesota’s College of Food,...



University of Arizona Franny Slater of Cloquet graduated summa cum laude this past spring from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in business economics. Wichita State University Taylor Roen of Esko graduated magna cum laude from Wic... Full story

 By Brady Slater    News    August 12, 2022

Teacher confronts board behavior

Another tumultuous week within the Wrenshall School District saw a school board member formally apologizing to one group of people, while offending another, and teachers and administrators... Full story

 By Lois E. Johnson    News    August 5, 2022

No more free lunches for all

As with many other area school districts, the Barnum school board approved an increase in lunch prices, at 10 cents per meal at various levels for the lunch program during its July 26 meeting. The coming school year marks the first time in two years...


College Notes

Dean’s list Savannah Lyytinen of Cloquet was named to the Hamline University dean’s list for the spring 2022 term. To qualify, students must earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher and complete a minimum of 16 credits. Lyytinen is majoring in forensic...


Honor Rolls: Esko Schools

Esko Schools Quarter 4 Honor Roll Bella Abrahamson Emma Adkins Kaitlyn Adkins Ashley Aker Claire Anderson Keone Anderson Siri Anderson Rachel Antonutti Lucye Backstrom Ellahna Barnes Ellynor Barta Joel Barta Alena Beare Mollie Belich Hunter Berg... Full story


Econ team ends its run at nationals

After winning the state championship in a quiz bowl against a team from Cambridge, Minnesota last month, the Cloquet High School econ team ended its winning streak at the National Economics Challenge Upper Midwest region, coach Tim Prosen found out F...


Lake Country Power awards scholars

Lake Country Power awarded the Lake Country Power 2022 Les Beach Memorial Scholarship to 32 local high school seniors from 27 schools. The scholarship honors a former co-op employee and recognizes student commitment and contribution to local...

 By Rebekah King    News    May 13, 2022

Seniors soak up a bonanza in scholarships

Esko students, from kindergarteners to the senior class, have a lot to be proud of, according to school principals and superintendent Aaron Fischer. High school principal Greg Hexum reported to the Esko school board at its meeting Monday that high...

 By Tom Urbanski    News    May 13, 2022

Book battle goes extra rounds

When a contest needs triple overtime to determine a winner, it's usually been well-played and exciting for everyone, and maybe a little luck was involved. That's exactly what happened last Friday...


Honor Rolls

Barnum High School Quarter 3 A HONOR ROLL Grade 7 Tessa Bednarek Eli Berger Faith Bernhardson Marlene Budge Natalie Carlson Emma Dahl Lily Dahl Ruth Dinger Connor Ferrin Lillian Genereau Jillian Grott Piper Johnson Halle Kauppila Arie Koecher Ali... Full story


Wrenshall High School Honor Roll

Quarter 3 A Honor Roll Olivia Aldridge Natylee Anderson Bryce Bartczak Eli Beetcher Gavin Beetcher Kyler Clarke Bethany Erjavec Easton Everett Sage Fernquist Mason Goetz Nathan Hamilton Brie Hoglund Tyler Iverson Eathen Johnson Jenna Johnson... Full story


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