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All invited to Saturday’s community powwow
Carlton County Court Report: March 9, 2017
Contract in question for Esko boys basketball coach
Carlton County Court Report: March 8, 2017
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Scoreboard - April 27 edition
Northland snowboarders finish on top in regional, national competitions
Golfers tee off
Wilderness, Brookings each win one in opening playoff series
Eskomos fell 'Jacks in a close one
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
CYNTHIA G. 'SIS' OLSON
ELAINE HELEN GUTZ
FRANK BLAINE THOMPSON
PATRICIA ANN SCHMITZ
HOWARD WAYNE VARGASON
LETTER: The Labor Day Celebration baton has been passed
Thank you, Senator Lourey, for standing up for rural Minnesotans
LETTER: Vote 'no' and ask for better plan
LETTER: Wrenshall debate gets nasty
Notes from the small pond: King-Kong Dad
Wright Cromwell News: April 20 2017
Slices of Life: Where is your toaster?
Slices of Life: Grilling revisited
Wright-Cromwell News: April 13 2017
fond du lac follies
From the Catbird Seat
In Our Own Backyard
Notes From the Small Pond
Slices of Life
No yolk, annual egg hunt is lots of fun
Churches sponsor ‘Walk for Water’ awareness fundraiser April 30
Cloquet High School announces Business Student of the Month
Hooterz tradition coming to an end
Picasso and Bear paint the town
arts and entertainment
Birth Announcement:Cassandra Kay Alexander
Birth Announcement:Norah Lynn Hosmer and Evalyn Lenore Hosmer,
caring and sharing
Northland couple offer a helping hand for ducks
Part II: Two important Minnesota natives call Kettle River home
Part 1: The Kettle River watershed is scenic, wild and unique
NORTHLAND NATURE: Pine siskins join other finches at the feeder
Northland Nature: A story of predation in the snow
Cloquet City Council
April 15, 2017
Suspended police chief tasked with implementing change
Changing the schedules was one of the key ideas in the report, which noted in its findings: "The current patrol schedule is out of sync with...
April 15, 2017 - 12:50pm
April 7, 2017
Residents challenge police chief suspension, interim chief choice
Cloquet resident John Sanders questioned the council and mayor's choice of Palmer over the two police department commanders who serve immediately...
April 7, 2017 - 1:14pm
Guest Commentary: Call your councilors and ask for answers
Since the complaint was filed by the Teamsters Local 346, representing Cloquet police officers, and Mayor Hallbeck is a retired member of that union, why did he not recuse himself and leave the room, letting the acting mayor take his place for discussion and any possible action? By...
April 7, 2017 - 1:10pm
April 5, 2017
Correction: Public hearing
In the March 23 city council story, "Liquor ordinance amendment passes, Taco Bell approved," the correct date for the public hearing in a proposal to build 12 single patio homes on property adjacent to the Cloquet Country Club is Tuesday, May 2, at 7 p.m. during the regular Cloquet...
April 5, 2017 - 8:22pm
March 31, 2017
City may have violated state statute during emergency meeting
But Hallback and the city may have erred during the same meeting when they selected Stracek's interim replacement — and bypassed the department's two commanders — during closed session, without any open discussion.
March 31, 2017 - 6:59am
March 10, 2017
City council bids administrator goodbye, looks for replacement
/p>"It's been a good ride and I've enjoyed every minute of it," said Fritsinger. "It's been a great home for us and I would like to thank everyone including the council and the community."
March 10, 2017 - 3:30pm
March 4, 2017
Cloquet City Council landfill vote cancelled … again
“At this time I’m not sure when they will be on [the agenda again],” Cottingham said. An email from SKB Site Manager Kyle Backstrom noted that the company intends to revisit the request between now and early summer after further educating elected officials on the importance...
March 4, 2017 - 11:55am
January 21, 2017
Council accepts bids for sewer lining, Pine Valley bike trail
The Cloquet City Council suspended the retail tobacco license of Sunnyside Liquor after they failed a second investigation for sales to a minor within 24 months. Cloquet City Administrator Brian Fritsinger said the city does a variety of investigations and checks for minor use of...
January 21, 2017 - 12:55pm
January 18, 2017
Council hearing on landfill requests delayed until Feb. 7
The proposal is scheduled to be discussed and likely voted on at the council’s 7 p.m. meeting Tuesday, Feb. 7. It is not a public hearing, although residents are always encouraged to attend council meetings and there is a time to speak at the start of each meeting.
January 18, 2017 - 7:02pm
January 8, 2017
CLOQUET CITY COUNCIL: City, Community Ed partner to run park activities
Councilors will be interviewing applicants for two positions on the Parks Commission. Rick Stowell resigned his position and Amy Louhela said she would like to be reappointed to her position, since her term expired. The council voted to require Louhela to also interview for her position. The...
January 8, 2017 - 1:56pm
December 27, 2016
CLOQUET CITY COUNCIL: Council says goodbye to only female councilor
In her usual thoughtful approach, Wilkinson read a prepared heartfelt thank you to the council members for the years they served together.
December 27, 2016 - 10:31am
December 10, 2016
CLOQUET CITY COUNCIL: City Council passes 2017 budget, levy
A discussion of city employees taking home work vehicles was tabled until a work session at a later time. Currently in Cloquet there are six city vehicles that go home with the following employees: city engineer, police chief, two police commanders and two detectives/sergeants.
December 10, 2016 - 11:30am
November 20, 2016
City council wonders how to revitalize the West End
So what would the council like to see done, Butcher asked the members. “Are the businesses willing to help, because we can't do it by ourselves,”...
November 20, 2016 - 5:45am
November 6, 2016
CLOQUET CITY COUNCIL: City council discusses possible library addition with senior center
Another idea that has been tossed around for a while is adding a senior center onto the library. The current center is housed in the old Pine Valley hockey shelter, or the Barn.
November 6, 2016 - 12:00pm
October 30, 2016
Candidates debate, respectfully, at local forum
Challenger Erik Blesener, a Cloquet police officer, explicitly respected his competitor, saying: “I’m not running because I believe Dick...
October 30, 2016 - 8:25am