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Carlton County Court Report: January 11, 2017
Peterson gets a presidential invite
Carlton County Court Report: January 10, 2017
County commits funds to tackle blight
Everything is better in blue jeans, even fundraising
Wilderness edge closer to top
CEC crowns five conference wrestling champs
Rebel girls end great season with loss to Bluejackets
Nordic: Maijala takes second at state Nordic meet, Ripp takes 11th
CEC girls hockey team falls in first round of playoffs
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
Herbert E. Ringat
CURTIS MARTIN KUBIS
Betty Eileen Sandberg
DAVID EDWIN KOECHER
LEWIS ROBERT KLEJESKI
EDUCATION CORNER: Thank a school board member today
OP_ED: Please consider impact of landfill requests on neighbors, city residents
LETTER: Ms. Christmas has another successful year
OP-ED: My teachers cared, and I can't thank them enough
OP-ED: We are all (mostly) immigrants
SLICES OF LIFE: It is hard
Wright-Cromwell News (Feb. 16, 2017)
SLICES: The stalking of the secret shopper
Wright-Cromwell News (Feb. 9)
Wright-Cromwell News (Feb. 2, 2017)
fond du lac follies
From the Catbird Seat
In Our Own Backyard
Notes From the Small Pond
Slices of Life
'Old MacDonald Had a Banjo'
OUR NEIGHBORS: Juntunen looks back on 40 years with Esko Fire
It's a mad, mad tea party
CMH birthing suites receive high marks
Pet of the Week
arts and entertainment
Birth Announcement: Kallyn Joy Hjelle
Military Mail: Private Treavor Lowther
Birth Announcement: Vincent Robert Shymanski
Birth Announcement: Nicholas Alan Skoglund
Birth Announcement: Aria Jean Larson
caring and sharing
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
Northland Nature: Ice-covered snow add challenge to winter movement
August 7, 2016
Man captured in Carlton County pleads guilty in Michigan
It was a chaotic scene. One deputy fired shots at the suspect vehicle's tires during the chase. Rose also rammed several squad cars and ran at least one off the road, authorities said. Two county squads were damaged enough to require tow trucks.
August 7, 2016 - 2:16pm
June 19, 2016
Spectrum Farms purchases Wild Fern Herbal Soaps
Spectrum Farm of Mahtowa announces it has recently purchased Wild Fern Herbal Soaps. "When we learned of this great opportunity, our family jumped at the chance to expand our wholesome offerings into the personal care line of soaps, sauna steamers, lip balm, lotions, salves, and...
June 19, 2016 - 3:30pm
March 13, 2015
A most manly competition
The second annual Beard & Mustache Contest was held at TJ's Country Store in downtown Mahtowa Saturday, to cheers from a standing-room-only...
March 13, 2015 - 3:15pm
August 29, 2014
Holy Hootenanners bring foot-stompin’ music to Mahtowa
On Saturday’s cool, overcast evening, the Holy Hootenanners prepared to play for a fundraiser they had organized to raise money to convert...
August 29, 2014 - 5:38am
August 22, 2014
Hoot it up at Mahtowa Hootenanny
Need to put a little fun back into your summer? This weekend holds the perfect solution — the Second Annual “Mahtowa Hootenanny” set for noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Old Mahtowa School.
August 22, 2014 - 8:04am
September 6, 2013
Rat Rod Rendezvous livens up downtown Mahtowa
Finlayson's Edward Barnick was hoping to drive his '53 Ford pickup truck to Mahtowa Sunday, but it died a mile from home. Still, he wasn't about...
September 6, 2013 - 6:49am
June 14, 2013
Cherrington, Erickson announce birth of son
Megan Cherrington and Trevor Erickson, both of Mahtowa, Minn., announce the birth of their son, Oliver Cole Erickson, born at 5:42 a.m. Thursday, June 6, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Moose Lake, Minn. He weighed 8 pounds, 2.75 ounces. Grandparents are Jess and Kim Cherrington of Saginaw,...
June 14, 2013 - 10:42am
August 4, 2011
Highway 61 Folks Fest organizers refuse to let weather rain on their parade
When Rob Mohelski of Rob's Mahtowa Tavern came in to work around 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning, he could hardly believe his eyes. The entire parking lot next to the tavern and behind the adjoining TJ's Country Store had essentially turned into a lake. "The river was flowing on both...
arts and entertainment
August 4, 2011 - 10:11am
History in the News... Mahtowa means Bear
We have a winner for August's History Question: "What does the name Mahtowa mean?" Sharon Ableiter of Cloquet answered, "The name Mahtowa means Bear." Sharon came to the museum to claim her prize, any book of her choice from our bookstore.
October 4, 2010 - 2:42pm
September 2, 2010
One piece at a time
Roger Rentola and Bryan Dagel don't worry about waxing their rusty quirky vintage vehicles. They are, after all, rat rods. Unlike their more...
September 2, 2010 - 11:23am
August 30, 2010
Coming this weekend: Rat Rods
"It's hard to define a Rat Rod, because every builder has a different idea of what they want," Dagel said, when asked to define a Rat Rod versus a Hot Rod. "I see it as more of an expression of art, what you can come up with. Plus you don't have to polish and clean during a show --...
August 30, 2010 - 2:15pm
August 3, 2010
'George Jones' to appear at Folks Festival
Doug "George Jones" Soukkala will sing along with "Country Junction" from 5-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6, at TJ's Country Corner in Mahtowa to open the annual Mahtowa Highway 61 Folks Festival weekend. In addition, TJ's famous wurst and Salem Lutheran Church's annual pie sale will be there...
arts and entertainment
August 3, 2010 - 1:40pm
July 12, 2010
Another road project begins on Interstate 35
Motorists traveling between Duluth and the Twin Cities on Interstate 35 can expect a new source of delays. In a release, the Minnesota Department of Transportation said repairs on 14.5 miles between the Pine-Carlton county line and Mahtowa will begin around Monday and should be completed...
July 12, 2010 - 9:56am
June 20, 2010
ALS Bookmobile sets summer schedule
The 2010 summer reading season is here. Visit your library on wheels - the Arrowhead Library System Bookmobile. Local stops and times include: Mondays - July 26, Aug. 16 and Sept. 27 Esko - Think-N-Play Day Care, 9:30 -10:30 a.m. Wrenshall - Wrenshall School (July and August) and...
June 20, 2010 - 12:00pm
March 4, 2010
Carlton resident sent to prison for armed robbery in Mahtowa
A Carlton resident went to prison this week for his involvement in the armed robbery of a Mahtowa convenience store last year. Zachary Scott Moehrke, 19, will serve three years in prison with credit for 93 days served at the Carlton County Jail. He may also have to pay restitution,...
March 4, 2010 - 10:22am