Skip to main content
Carlton County Court Report: March 13-22
Authorities investigate social media threat linked to Wrenshall School
Tribal councilor won't face theft charges, petition dismissed
USG Cloquet plant fined for air violations
SCHOOL BOARD: Paraprofessionals want health care benefits; district considers budget cuts
Boys basketball: Wrenching loss for Wrens
Boys basketball: Cards sunk in 7A final
Prep boys basketball: Esko wins title, hands Devney 500th victory
Boys basketball: 'Jacks fall in 7AAA final
BOYS BASKETBALL: Esko focuses on final
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
Helen C. Lekander
Lorraine A. Jahnz
David Donald Wehr
Helen Marie Korpela
Dennis Lee Olson
Protecting local taxpayers and county bottom lines
SLICES OF LIFE: House or home?
GUEST COMMENTARY: County attorney's actions a 'black eye' on county
Wright-Cromwell News (March 15, 2018)
Wright-Cromwell News (March 8, 2018)
Winter Olympics: big thrills and big air
SLICES OF LIFE: Name changer
SLICES OF LIFE: Wee morning worries
SLICES OF LIFE: Winning the lottery
Slices of Life: Try kindness --EMDASH-- it's free
fond du lac follies
From the Catbird Seat
In Our Own Backyard
Notes From the Small Pond
Slices of Life
The story of old No. 16 and Fauley Park
Refusing to waste time
Pumpkin Run/Walk set for Oct. 21
Award winning theatre troupe to perform Friday
Cookin' at the 'O'
arts and entertainment
Tom & Monica Martin
Supporting Denny McNamara
We need Denny McNamara
A Personal Note From Denny
Snowfleas seen in March snowpack
Licenses for 2017 fish, game and trapping expire Feb. 28
Frozen Forester found!
Dirt bikes on ice
Coyote mating season underway
From the Catbird Seat
July 31, 2017
From the Catbird Seat': It's a business'
Buying the Duluth-Superior Dukes baseball team in 1994 nearly cost owner Ted Cushmore his personal fortune acquired through a long and successful career at Pillsbury. Of course, fielding a team that went 19-60 in his only year as owner didn't help. He sold the team to clothing store...
July 31, 2017 - 2:22pm
August 20, 2016
‘The Death Stare’
LeClos pushed Phelps’ buttons and Phelps pushed back in exactly the right way. That’s why we have competitions, to see who is the best. Phelps showed it and responded in a way that was commensurate with his status as the most decorated Olympian of all time, and which reminded...
August 20, 2016 - 2:06pm
July 11, 2016
From the Catbird Seat: Minnesota: Land of hoops?
There are some expectations for the Wolves this season, not the least of which come from guard Ricky Rubio, who has reportedly said he wants out of Minnesota if the team doesn’t make the playoffs this season.
July 11, 2016 - 7:29am
The wisdom of Rod Stewart
“We have three good schools here,” Esse said. “Most people don’t understand that. It’s a little challenging in three different schools, but we have great teachers in all of them, great parents in the program who understand the need for school first, and the kids themselves...
March 11, 2016 - 4:00pm
November 22, 2015
From the Catbird Seat: Future looks bright for ’Jacks
While it’s true that Hermantown had a remarkable fall season, Cloquet is well-suited to challenge — and keep challenging — for years to come. You might as well get used to it.
November 22, 2015 - 7:51am
November 27, 2013
From the Catbird Seat...Sports fans, let's be thankful
It's the time of year to be thankful. And if you're a Minnesota sports fan, that means you really haven't had a whole lot of cheer this year. So, as a public service as the holidays approach, I thought I would take a moment or two to pen a (more or less) tongue-in-cheek look at what...
November 27, 2013 - 12:29pm
August 22, 2013
From the Catbird Seat...Ragnar and the 'School of Jocks'
For Mackenzie Carlson, it was one more opportunity to run with people she knew in high school, and a chance to spend time with some friendly...
August 22, 2013 - 2:50pm
July 5, 2013
Cloquet grads give back to the kids
Two summers ago, Jeff Leno of Cloquet started the Sawdust 5K race as a way to help his community pay for the annual fireworks display on the Fourth of July. Now, the race has nearly doubled in size and the former Lumberjack athlete is ready to start a special fund to help the activities...
July 5, 2013 - 3:09pm
May 23, 2013
From the Catbird Seat...In the footsteps of Langenbrunner
Two members of the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys hockey team now have ties to the United States Hockey League -- and one of them may not be a Lumberjack for much longer. Forward Karson Kuhlman, who shattered Jamie Langenbrunner's school record for points by a freshman three seasons ago,...
May 23, 2013 - 10:31am
May 9, 2013
From the Catbird Seat...Lundquist makes career of hockey
When Sadie Lundquist left Cloquet for Bemidji State University four seasons ago, she had a plan for her hockey career and for her life. So far, everything is going according to plan. Lundquist just finished her senior season on Lake Bemidji, captaining the Beavers this season and...
May 9, 2013 - 12:34pm
April 25, 2013
From the Catbird Seat...Hockey moms turn into Cougars (on the ice)
It started as exercise.
April 25, 2013 - 1:51pm
April 11, 2013
From the Catbird Seat: Where do we go from here?
Cloquet School Board Chair Gary Huard wants it known -- his vote against retaining Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys hockey coach Dave Esse at Monday night's School Board meeting was not personal. "I think if looks could have killed, I'd have been dead," Huard said on Tuesday, referring...
April 11, 2013 - 10:14am
March 7, 2013
From the Catbird Seat...Due process versus the court of public opinion
Our dirty laundry is hanging out, and it's flapping in the breeze. If you haven't heard by now, Duluth attorney Bob Mathias, representing the complainants against Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys head hockey coach Dave Esse, released a statement last Friday to the local newspaper and other...
March 7, 2013 - 2:01pm
September 30, 2010
From the Catbird Seat - Rebels deserve lots of praise
Shh. Don't talk about rankings yet, but Moose Lake-Willow River ought to get a nice boost from last weekend's win in St. Paul. The Rebels headed to the Twin Cities for a matchup against Class AAAA St. Paul Como Park. Trouble, right? Coach Dave Louzek told me before the season that...
September 30, 2010 - 9:08am
September 2, 2010
From the Catbird Seat... College athletes and the law
Community college athletes who get in trouble with the law - it's a sore subject in today's sports world, but unfortunately it's one that is becoming increasingly hard to avoid. The news this week of the arrest of a former Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College football player...
September 2, 2010 - 10:40am