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Charges filed in K9 abuse case outside of Black Bear
Carlton County Court Report: June 17, 2015
Biking, walking made easier in Cloquet
Man accused of stealing van, threatening to shoot owners
Life Link III adds Cloquet-based helicopter service
The beautiful game goes on
2015 Gramdma's (full) and Garry Bjorklund (half) marathon results
Kids get into the swing of golf with new PGA league
U-16 Blast hones softball skills with summer play
Younger Blast teams play up to challenge
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LAWRENCE F. CARDINAL
PATRICIA ANNE BIEBL
JOANNE ANGELINE BARNEY
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Nerf Wars raises $2,000
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Auxiliary appreciates support for Poppy Day
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Jay Cooke almost a century old
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December 22, 2013
Cloquet man injured in stabbing; suspect in custody
A 28-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,...
news / crime
December 22, 2013 - 2:46pm
December 14, 2013
Snow causes travel headaches in Northland; temperatures will tumble tonight
The Northland saw anywhere between a dusting and a foot of new snow from Friday evening through Saturday, adding to already-mountainous snow piles and causing travel headaches across the region. Meanwhile, temperatures will tumble into the teens and 20s below zero tonight and Sunday...
news / superior
December 14, 2013 - 7:48pm
December 12, 2013
Christmas concert has become annual tradition
For many folks around the area, the start of the Christmas season is not Black Friday, or the first appearance of Santa at the mall -- it's Tom Cawcutt's 11th Annual Christmas Concert. Cawcutt will once again take center stage this year at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 12th Street...
December 12, 2013 - 3:37pm
December 11, 2013
Spring turkey hunting applications accepted through Jan. 10
Applications for the 2014 spring season will be accepted wherever hunting and fishing licenses are sold and online at www.mndnr.gov/buyalicense through Friday, Jan. 10, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The 2014 spring hunt will consist of six five-day...
hunting / outdoors
December 11, 2013 - 11:10pm
December 10, 2013
Pine Valley Tubing Hill opens Dec. 21
The Pine Valley Tubing Hill will open Saturday, Dec. 21 (weather permitting, at least one foot of snow is needed). The facility, located in Pine Valley Park on Olympic Drive (behind Super One) in Cloquet, will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., as well as the following...
family fun / news / outdoors
December 10, 2013 - 11:45am
December 9, 2013
Esko book hits the pages of history
Davis Helberg, chairman of the Esko History Book Committee, heaved a big sigh of relief as the group's lengthy labor of love made its trip to the printers at last. What was to have been a comparatively simple two-year project had taken on a life of its own. "After many individuals...
books / news
December 9, 2013 - 2:49pm
Cloquet residents see zero percent increase on city property taxes
Cloquet residents opened their proposed 2014 property tax statements to find that county taxes are on the rise, school taxes are set to increase even more, but city taxes remain steady, even dropping in some cases. Cloquet City Councilors and Mayor Bruce Ahlgren unanimously approved...
government / news
December 9, 2013 - 9:32am
December 8, 2013
CLOQUET SCHOOL BOARD: School Board will set final levy amount Monday
The Cloquet School Board is expected to set a new board-approved levy at its Monday night meeting Dec. 9, which will triple the amount the district currently levies taxpayers for each district student. Currently, the district levies $97 per student, but the board could raise this...
government / news
December 8, 2013 - 11:48pm
TXT4Life program wins top award
The program "TXT4Life" was chosen as the top award in the County category for the 2013 Local Government Innovation Awards organized by the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs. This award is in partnership with the Bush Foundation and co-sponsored by the League...
government / health / news
December 8, 2013 - 11:11pm
Local students shine in Minnesota Ballet's 'Nutcracker'
Kirsten Rye, a seventh-grader at Esko's Lincoln Middle School, has been dancing since the age of 2. And now, at the ripe old age of 12, all her hard work and self-discipline will pay off as Kirsten dances the feature role of Clara in the Minnesota Ballet's production of "The Nutcracker"...
arts and entertainment / news
December 8, 2013 - 10:41pm
Forestry Center, Band connect over land dispute
After years of miscommunication born from land ownership issues, a University of Minnesota research center and neighboring Native American tribe are working to find common ground. The University's Cloquet Forestry Center is located on the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa...
news / outdoors
December 8, 2013 - 10:34pm
December 7, 2013
Our Neighbors: Long-time jail administrator is hanging up her keys
When Debora Zauhar started her job as jail administrator at the Carlton County Jail in 1983, data management wasn't done in the digital realm, as it is now. "Until we started utilizing computers for our data management," Zauhar said, "we used huge leather-bound register books which...
December 7, 2013 - 2:44pm
In Our Own Backyard...Hurry up and wait
Last weekend I spent 50 minutes of quality time with Janet M. I decided I'd put together one of those family photo books that you can order online from home and pick up at your local store the same day. And since I needed to get Christmas gifts off in the mail, I figured that would...
columns / In Our Own Backyard
December 7, 2013 - 2:35pm
Barnum alumnus recalls fiery start to World War II
You've heard of baptism by fire? Such was the beginning of World War II for Barnum graduate Donald Long. A member of the Barnum High School Class of 1939, Long started in the Navy in March 1941 after a stint in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in Tofte, Minn. By Dec. 7, he...
December 7, 2013 - 7:45am
December 6, 2013
Santa's coming Home for the Holidays ... but not the parade
Santa's Home for the Holidays parade Saturday evening is cancelled, due to the weather. Organizers issued this statement just before noon Friday: "Due to the likelihood of sub-zero evening temperatures and a substantial volume of participant cancellations, the Santa's Home for the...
December 6, 2013 - 12:39pm