October 15, 2021
Retired Cloquet school superintendent Russell Smith, 80, passed away Aug. 9 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Oct. 23 at Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet. The family will host a time of fellowship beginning at 10:15 a.m. A luncheon will follow the service.
Brandon Allen Blacketter, 24, of Cloquet, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. An all-night wake begins at 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 15 at the Fond du Lac Cultural Language and Learning Center, 1713 Mizhaki Road, Cloquet. It will continue Saturday until a 10 a.m. funeral service, also at the center. Interment will be in Sawyer Cemetery.