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Beware August deadline to file for property tax refund
Got gas? Esko will soon
Vest donations help protect local officers
Council talks tribal relations, pickleball and PLAs
Drivers reminded to use caution on newly chip-sealed roads
Run over hill and dale in the Voyageur 50
Barnum racer off to a good start ... in spite of weather
Numbers high, spirits higher for Cloquet VFW
Sundbom rallies, wins second Cloquet Invitational via playoff
Softball teams swarm Braun Park for state tournament
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
Michael "Mick" "Bonzo" LaPrairie
Richard Bruce Bonneville
Leonard R. Anderson
Allen Andrew Peterson
Darlene Kay Tanski (Nachtmann)
To the Editor: Student shares strong feelings about Carlton schools
Dear Carlton School District Community,
To the Editor: There is more than one consolidation option for Carlton
To the Editor: Golf outing supports CEC boys hockey
To the Editor: We need to thank the women
Slices of Life: Growing like a weed
The Catbird Seat: A race against time
Wright-Cromwell News July 13 2017
Slices of Life: Club or pole?
Wright-Cromwell News July 6 2017
fond du lac follies
From the Catbird Seat
In Our Own Backyard
Notes From the Small Pond
Slices of Life
No spot goes unfilled in this garden
Farm LoLa opens for pick-your-own raspberries
Original library desk returns to Cloquet museum
Run ‘COLErfully’ Saturday at Pine Valley
Rock lovers ‘stampede’ in Moose Lake
arts and entertainment
Birth Announcement: Charlee Rosemary Eastvold,
Birth Announcement: Ellin James St. John
Birth Announcement: Kenna Marie Reimer
Birth Announcement: Palmer Kathryn MacDonald
Birth Announcement: Aubrey Anne Nelson
caring and sharing
Run through clouds of color
Wild carrot is sometimes mistaken for poison hemlock
The pitcher plant is actually a catcher
Learn the basics of fishing Saturday at Jay Cooke State Park
July 22, 2017
Council talks tribal relations, pickleball and PLAs
>"We don't want to walk with blinders anymore," said Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Chairman Kevin DuPuis. "We want to take the blinders off and look at everything that's out there. And most definitely have good neighbors, because it allows everyone to work as a collective."...
July 22, 2017 - 9:26am
July 17, 2017
City takes skate park to bid, approves patio seating
>Engineer estimates for the skatepark and surrounding park improvements exceed $300,000, but the final dollar number won't be known until the...
July 17, 2017 - 6:49am
July 15, 2017
Deputies will get new laptops in their vehicles
The department had been buying laptops either with grant money or refurbished/discounted laptops that were four to five years old at the time of purchase. The $4,000 law enforcement laptops are more expensive than a typical consumer laptop because they have to be mounted and stay...
July 15, 2017 - 10:57am
July 6, 2017
Public meeting for Interstate 35, Highway 33 roundabout project scheduled July 20 in Cloquet
The Minnesota Department of Transportation has scheduled a public meeting on Thursday, July 20 at the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, 2101 14th Street, Cloquet, MN 55720.The meeting is anticipated to run from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., with a presentation beginning at 6 p.m.
July 6, 2017 - 3:26pm
July 4, 2017
Council discusses city administrator candidates
Cloquet City Councilors and city staff held a special meeting Monday to discuss the various candidates for the city administrator position. An initial group of six candidates was already winnowed down to five after one of the applicants took another job. That left five for councilors...
July 4, 2017 - 9:22am
July 3, 2017
After much debate, commissioners approve travel expense policy
"We have some employees who do transport so we deal with this a lot," said Sheriff Kelly Lake. "I think we need to have receipts; it shows transparency to the public. It's not hard to get a receipt. Of course it's easier not to do it, but then it's not as easy to track where the taxpayer...
July 3, 2017 - 11:52am
June 30, 2017
Preliminary budget $1.6 million in the red
Community member Richard Colsen was concerned by the deficit spending and asked about it in the open forum, but district officials played down the red ink.
June 30, 2017 - 6:11pm
June 23, 2017
Council debates park power
>After extensive discussion at Tuesday's meeting, Cloquet City Councilors didn't second a motion by Ward 4 Councilor Kerry Kolodge to install an additional power source specifically targeted to provide power to a music and lighting control, needed for larger events such as the Wood...
June 23, 2017 - 2:52pm
UPDATE: Council sets special meeting for city administrator search
The Cloquet City Council will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 26, at City Hall Council Chambers to hear an update of the search for a city administrator and make a confidential selection of finalists for interviews by the City Council.
June 23, 2017 - 12:21pm
June 17, 2017
County sets public hearing to discuss ATV use on roadways
>At the regular session of the Carlton County Board on Tuesday, commissioners set a public hearing for July 24 to consider a new ATV ordinance that would allow the operation of Class 1 (50 inches wide or less) ATVs on county state aid highways and unorganized township roads.
June 17, 2017 - 2:55pm
June 15, 2017
City officials release details of separation agreement
>At the end of last week's marathon council meeting, Stracek was exonerated of all allegations and reinstated — but also agreed to retire from the city's police department — under the terms of a "separation and release agreement" reached seven and a half hours after the...
June 15, 2017 - 2:36pm
May 29, 2017
County to hire emergency management director
County Coordinator Dennis Genereau said the workload for Belich was unrealistic. "It hampers my efforts too, if my second in command is tied up doing emergency management work to meet state requirements," Lake said. "And if we have something like the flood, that's two solid years...
May 29, 2017 - 6:13am
May 27, 2017
New classes surprise parents, board members
>"Music has had struggles at different levels over the years," said Buytaert, adding that he thinks the new electives are a great offering to students who would otherwise sit in a study hall. Cloquet cut its orchestra program in 2011, and no longer offers marching band. In related...
May 27, 2017 - 12:04pm
May 19, 2017
Still no answers in police chief investigation
"How could you hire someone with a two-year degree to be the chief of a $2 million department?" Woollett asked Mayor Hallback directly, comparing...
May 19, 2017 - 2:00pm
May 14, 2017
Planning Commission recommends change to City Code regarding 'special events'
Subd. 107.2 Special Event. Means a unique or unforeseen event of limited duration occurring within the City of Cloquet Area or within 30 miles of the primary site of the special event site which is within the City of Cloquet, and is of such significance as to allow for the relaxation...
May 14, 2017 - 2:16pm