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End of summer ‘Teen Beach Bash’ is Wednesday
High speed chase goes from Carlton County to Duluth
A total eclipse of the sun is on its way
Legislators to hold town hall meeting on well water quality
Carlton County Court Report: June 10-11, 2017
Experienced CEC team aims to dominant this season
Softball players end season with fun ... and games
Former Cloquet hockey star to direct Air Force hockey operations
Woman who received liver donation from Kristen Burkholder will race in her memory Saturday
New CEC boys hockey coach is no stranger
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Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
Barbara "Betty" Peterson
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To the Editor: What just happened here?
COMMENTARY: What one woman can contribute to community
To the Editor: Focus should be on quality academics, not buildings
Wright-Cromwell News: Aug. 10 2017
slices of life: An uphill battle
Wright-Cromwell News Aug. 2 2017
Slices of Life: In celebration of friends
Keep our Finnish heritage alive!
fond du lac follies
From the Catbird Seat
In Our Own Backyard
Notes From the Small Pond
Slices of Life
Festival goers enjoy music and family friendly fun
'This is home'
Wright church celebrates 100 years
'You Never Sausage a Place'
Come help the Cloquet Moose Lodge celebrate 100 years
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Birth Announcement: Charlee Rosemary Eastvold,
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Birth Announcement: Kenna Marie Reimer
Birth Announcement: Palmer Kathryn MacDonald
Birth Announcement: Aubrey Anne Nelson
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Bee aware of pollinators
DNR Question of the Week
Experience this month’s solar eclipse safely
A unique new kind of race comes to Pine Valley
Northland Nature: Large dock spiders can be seen on land and near water
August 12, 2017
Landfill, council talk legal issues
Citing several legal cases in his letter, Drysdale alleged that the city ordinance discriminates against the landfill and is "the result of naked public agitation and pressure, which is an unlawful basis to restrict a valid land use." It also could interfere with the "free flow of...
August 12, 2017 - 8:38am
August 1, 2017
County residents, officials debate ATVs on county roads
"Two towns are incredible: Moose Lake and Sturgeon Lake are very ATV friendly," said Sloan. "While we do have some trails, the counties around us are unrestricted and would like to see us be the same."
August 1, 2017 - 11:34am
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