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Cloquet woman charged in robbery of cousin
Carlton County Court Report: October 30, 2017
Carlton County Court Report: October 27-28, 2017
New indoor shooting range opens
Diamond Brand building sold to local company
Esko alumni return for charity games
Strategic second half lifts Rebels over Bulldogs
Hakamaki steals the show
Carlton County sending five to All-Star game
Esko is a force to be reckoned with
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Timothy Duane Barney
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To the editor: Reader frustrated with old and new middle school
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Wright-Cromwell News Dec. 7 2017
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Wright-Cromwell News: Nov 2 2017
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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
Birth Announcement: William Ellis Schulz
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Northland Nature: Large Birds Come to Our Feeders
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Autumn shows off her colors
Northland Nature: Red meadowhawks continue fall flights
Big Lake search-and-rescue operation ends happily
December 8, 2017
Police make marijuana bust at Cloquet boxing gym
A home-based boxing gym in Cloquet was also the site of a felony drug arrest on Sunday. Drew Landon Angell, 21, faces three felony counts of possession and sale of drugs — including a fourth-degree felony for marijuana sales charge that could mean 15 years in prison and a $100,000...
December 8, 2017 - 10:36am
October 22, 2017
Pedestrian killed in Cloquet crash
A 66-year-old Cloquet woman died Sunday after she was hit by a vehicle. Cloquet authorities responded to a report of a crash at the intersection of 20th Street and Washington Avenue just after 9 a.m., the Cloquet Police Department said in a news release. An off-duty Cloquet firefighter...
October 22, 2017 - 7:18pm
October 18, 2017
Cloquet Council gives interim police chief the job, bypasses normal hiring process
In a surprise move, Mayor Dave Hallback and the Cloquet City Council voted 4-3 Tuesday to remove the “interim” part of the title and appoint...
October 18, 2017 - 4:14pm
October 17, 2017
Cloquet City Council to discuss hiring for police chief tonight
Cloquet City Councilors will discuss how to proceed with hiring a new police chief during tonight’s public work session, set for 5:30 p.m. (Tuesday, Oct. 17) at Cloquet City Hall. The city has had an interim police chief since March. Although they can watch, citizens are rarely...
October 17, 2017 - 1:07pm
July 2, 2017
Former Carlton County sheriff, Terry Twomey, dies at 81
In fact, when he retired after 33 years in law enforcement, Twomey acknowledged that he entered the profession on a lark and never envisioned...
July 2, 2017 - 12:35pm
June 7, 2017
Stracek exonerated and reinstated -- but agrees to retire
Cloquet Police Chief Steve Stracek was exonerated of all allegations and reinstated — but also agreed to retire from the city's police department...
June 7, 2017 - 4:14am
March 17, 2017
Cloquet police chief placed on leave
Cloquet Police Chief Steve Stracek was placed on paid administrative leave Thursday night during an emergency meeting of the Cloquet City Council, pending results of an investigation. The vote came after Mayor Dave Hallback and councilors closed the emergency meeting, citing state...
March 17, 2017 - 5:14pm
February 11, 2015
Tribal officials, medical examiner reach agreement on autopsy dispute
Plans by the St. Louis County Medical Examiner's Office to conduct an autopsy on a member of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa who...
February 11, 2015 - 12:13pm
December 22, 2013
Cloquet man wounded in stabbing; suspect in custody
A 27-year-old Cloquet man was hospitalized with non-life-threatening wounds following a stabbing early Sunday outside a Cloquet bar. A police officer came upon a fight on the east side of the The Jack, 1016 Cloquet Ave., at about 2 a.m. A male suspect, who was seen holding a knife,...
December 22, 2013 - 2:48pm
October 27, 2013
Carlton County authorities were told about alleged embezzlement years before arrest
Carlton County officials were made aware of allegations that a county transfer station employee was embezzling significant amounts of cash more...
October 27, 2013 - 12:00am
August 22, 2013
Five arrested after Cloquet liquor store robbery
Four adults and a juvenile were arrested late Wednesday after police said they stole money from clerks at the Lemon Tree Liquor Store on Minnesota Highway 33 in Cloquet. According to Cloquet police, clerks at the store called 911 just after 10 p.m. saying two males and a female entered...
August 22, 2013 - 5:56pm
July 8, 2013
Armed robbery reported at Cloquet convenience store
The Cloquet Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a suspect in an early morning armed robbery today at PJ's Little Store...
July 8, 2013 - 12:27pm
June 16, 2013
Carlton County authorities seeking driver who hit bicyclist near Esko
Carlton County authorities are asking for the public's help in identifying the vehicle and driver involved in a hit-and-run collision with a bicyclist Sunday morning in Thomson Township. According to the Carlton County Sheriff's Office, the crash happened at about 11 a.m. Sunday...
June 16, 2013 - 7:45pm
January 10, 2013
Cloquet police want to know whereabouts of possible witness
Cloquet police are asking for the public's help in locating a man wanted for questioning in an attempted first-degree murder investigation. John...
January 10, 2013 - 1:42pm
December 18, 2012
Security varies at Northland schools
Kristy Berdice had a tough time dropping off her 5-year-old daughter, Peyton, at Laura MacArthur Elementary Monday morning. "I repeatedly told...
December 18, 2012 - 12:00am