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11-year-old girl killed in two-car crash between Cloquet and Carlton
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Carlton County Court Report: December 12, 2016
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Esko boys edge Annandale, girls fall
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August 20, 2016
Candidates file for local city, school board and township offices
Carlton County Auditor Paul Gassert found few surprises within the candidate filings for local office, except for the fact that only five people filed for three open seats on the Cloquet School Board. “I would have expected more like 50 candidates,” Gassert said, referring to...
August 20, 2016 - 8:29am
August 19, 2016
Kettle River takes ‘mudding’ to a whole new level
Thirty-two years ago some Kettle River community members came up with the crazy idea to create a 20x200-foot pit, fill it with mud and water,...
August 19, 2016 - 12:35pm
August 13, 2016
Déjà vu: Latest storm, high winds cause more damage
“It definitely looks like some stronger winds passed over Big Lake, but I’d speculate it’s mainly straight-line wind damage,” he said...
August 13, 2016 - 3:01pm
August 12, 2016
Carlton County nature writer publishes new book packed with ‘critter’ photos from Carlton County
“Recently I have become fascinated by these plants and their numerous and amazingly diverse visitors — insects, spiders, mites, slug, snails,...
August 12, 2016 - 1:17pm
Langley, Roberts advance in Cloquet Ward 5 primary
The county auditor is a little worried, however, about a dearth of people running for local office and wanted to remind people that they can file to run for all the local city (except for Cloquet), township and school elected positions through until Tuesday, Aug. 16. Prospective candidates...
August 12, 2016 - 11:24am
August 9, 2016
GAMES PEOPLE PLAY: Frolfing is on the rise in Carlton County
The rules and basic concepts come from golf. Add an easy-to-use Frisbee. What happens? Well, the result is one of Carlton County’s increasingly...
August 9, 2016 - 8:44pm
July 25, 2016
Man arrested in Cloquet shootings
A 23-year-old Carlton County man is in jail after a shooting in rural Cloquet left two men injured Sunday. According to Cloquet Police Chief Steve Stracek, the suspect allegedly fired a gun two separate times at the victims from his vehicle into theirs, but the injuries occurred during...
July 25, 2016 - 7:46pm
Homeschool swing dance party draws a crowd
Step to the side, step behind, step to the side, and spin. Swing dancing begins with a couple simple steps, and on Friday evening, July 15, friends...
Life/arts and entertainment
July 25, 2016 - 7:47am
July 22, 2016
OUR VIEW: Flood response is impressive, but we need to keep planning for the next one
Homes should not be rebuilt in flood plains, and cities need to work toward a goal of ensuring their sewage treatment systems will not be overwhelmed by rain and high waters, although we acknowledge that they cannot build for catastrophic events. Residents also need to embrace their...
July 22, 2016 - 10:39am
July 20, 2016
Take care of yourself and others in excessive heat
Temperatures are expected to rocket well into the 90s on Thursday — with heat index values (how warm it feels) expected to reach between 95 and 105 degrees. In addition, temperatures and humidity will remain very warm during the overnight hours, providing little relief before Friday. The...
July 20, 2016 - 7:11pm
July 16, 2016
COUNTY BOARD: Need for water grows for Olsonville, Schmitz Road
Carlton County has an industrial park with no water, Olsonville residents and businesses need a more reliable water source, and residents along Schmitz Road are dealing with high levels of arsenic in their well water. To resolve all of the above issues, local officials have been...
July 16, 2016 - 10:59am
July 7, 2016
Local cobbler resurrects dying soles
Although the majority of Anderson’s work is repairing heels and soles on work boots, he also repairs women’s dress boots, flip flops, Nordic...
July 7, 2016 - 3:08pm
Another standout Sawdust: ‘It’s all about the local element’ says race organizer Jeff Leno
Among other worthy projects, the swim teams have used funds donated by race proceeds to help purchase a new timing system, while the hockey program...
July 7, 2016 - 10:18am
June 30, 2016
Carlton County offices to close
All Carlton County offices will be closed Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day holiday. This includes County Courthouse offices, County Transportation Department, Human Services, Public Health, Motor Vehicle License Bureau, Veterans Service Office, and the University...
June 30, 2016 - 2:02pm
June 23, 2016
Mother Nature blows through
The severe storms on Sunday also spawned at least three tornadoes. One touched down near Jacobson — along the Aitkin-Itasca County line about...
June 23, 2016 - 4:00pm