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 By Anne Dugan    People    January 15, 2021

Wrenshall News: Just reaching out can work

When I was young I remember my mom telling me a story about a guy whose car had broken down on a country road with a flat tire. It was late at night and bitter cold. He had helped his wife with a...

 

History Mystery

David Bellert has a question about his own back yard. He wants to know if anyone has information on the Evergreen Hites supper club that once sat on the southwest corner of Minnesota Highway 23 and...

 

Jurek, marked by war, had a lifetime of service

Cloquet resident Anthony "Tony" Jurek, 88, died Dec. 31, 70 years and one month after he was captured during the Korean War. The Army veteran and Kettle River native spent nearly three years as a... Full story

 
 By Mike Creger    People    January 8, 2021

DeFoe leaves a historical legacy

It was a cold morning at the edge of the Old Holy Family Cemetery. This is where LeRoy DeFoe was put to rest on Dec. 28. It's important to note that fact, since DeFoe spent many years discovering... Full story

 
 By Greg Oakes    People    January 8, 2021

Cloquet grad takes giant leaps into tech

Have you ever had a conversation with someone so intelligent that 10 minutes into the exchange, you start to feel inferior? That maybe you should have accomplished more in your lifetime? That is how... Full story

 

Think of new year as an opportunity for kindness

For 39 years my family and I have been engaged in this area. I am blessed to have had the good fortune to have wonderful opportunities to engage with thousands of area people over the years. My involv... Full story

 

Photos: 'California screaming'

Six degrees and sunny made for perfect sledding weather Monday morning, as Jill Brenner and her sister, Mary Jo Durkin, and their sons, Owen Brenner and Joseph Durkin, hit the hills at Pinehurst...

 

'I feel like a very lucky woman'

When Cloquet Community Ed director Ruth Reeves pictured retiring this year, in her mind she saw herself enjoying each activity one last time. "Each last whatever, I told myself I would really really... Full story

 

Door decorating makes the season bright

Residents at Cloquet's Aspen Arms got into the holiday spirit with a door decorating contest. Nearly 20 residents at the apartment building on 14th Street dressed up doors in creative ways, with... Full story

 
 By Anne Dugan    People    December 25, 2020

Wrenshall News: Christmas tea was a big deal

With so many folks missing their regular holiday gatherings this year, James Sheetz wanted to share one of his favorite traditions from his time at Wrenshall School. In the 1960s, home economics...

 

Parade breaks out for 97-year-old veteran

World War II veteran Burt Wang found an unexpected silver lining in 2020, in part because of the Covid-19 pandemic. He found a new home and family with Theresa Bridge and her daughters, and a new... Full story

 
 By Anne Dugan    People    December 11, 2020

Wrenshall News: Keeping lights on is a balm

With so many holiday traditions upended this year it's fun to be able to hold dearly to the ones we can enjoy safely together. Our family has always loved the lighting displays put out by Wrenshall...

 

On Faith: Jesus is the gift that keeps on giving

Merry Christmas and God's blessing on you and your families. The Bible, in Isaiah 9:6, says "for to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his... Full story

 

Wright/Cromwell news

Congratulations to Katy Hakala on the shot of a lifetime when she recently bagged a huge buck Nov. 14 near their home. Her husband Matt helped her track the deer and she was glad he was there when...

 
 By Anne Dugan    People    December 4, 2020

Wrenshall News: From Covid worries to Thanksgiving blessings

Like for plenty of other folks around the country, our Thanksgiving looked quite a bit different this year, but we still celebrated our immense blessings around a dinner of poultry and savory spices....

 

Thanksgiving: Offering of food can't be stopped

Like everything else in 2020, Thanksgiving looked a little different this year, especially for large community meals like the one organized by the Disabled American Vets in Cloquet. Instead of a sit... Full story

 

Fire chief officially starts Monday

It took close to a year to find him, but the Cloquet Area Fire District has hired a new chief. Matthew Ashmore will start his new job full-time on Monday, Nov. 30. He comes to Cloquet from the... Full story

 
 By Anne Dugan    People    November 27, 2020

Wrenshall News: Love of horror films meets opportunity

The cult horror film "Plan 9 from Outer Space" was Bela Lugosi's last film, and was shot without a script because director Ed Wood didn't really know what it was going to be about. This is the kind...

 

Catch a cache of quilts

Jane Willie and sewing have been acquainted for decades, but her show at Magnolia Café in Carlton is her first foray into exhibiting her fabric creations (aside from various fairs, that is). Growing...

 
 By Anne Dugan    People    November 13, 2020

Wrenshall news

In 1914 Emily Dickenson wrote about the feelings that follow suffering. Whatever your political party, this year's election has been painful. This Sunday marks the new moon and it's a wonderful time...

 

Cloquet Community ED News

What a beautiful autumn we enjoyed. Splendid colors and great weather for getting outdoors. It was great to see the parks, trails and other outdoor areas remain busy as community members enjoy our great scenery. We even had a bonus week of summer...

 

On Faith: Take stock of how you use your time

"I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo. "So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us." - J.R.R. Tolkien,... Full story

 

Register now for Salvation Army kids' gift program

The Carlton County Salvation Army Adopt-A-Child program is registering families needing help by providing gifts for their children this year. The Covid-19 pandemic has created greater need in our communities as a result of job layoffs and furloughs,... Full story

 

Red Kettle bell helpers needed

Interested in being a kettle bell ringer? Bell ringing will be completely safe this year with mask, distancing and sanitizing mandates in place. Donations at the kettle can be completely contactless, with Apple Pay, Google Pay and QR code options... Full story

 

Veterans serving veterans

For members of the Cloquet Combined Honor Guard, every day is a veteran's day. On Tuesday, they honored veteran Richard Allen Kedrowski, a veteran of the Army, Air Force and Minnesota Air National... Full story

 

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