"Fond du Lac Reservation devastated by forest fire," Fond du Lac agency superintendent George W. Cross wrote. "City of Cloquet and adjacent towns destroyed. Office records and furniture burned. Many Indians homeless. Loss of life not known. Wire five thousand dollars care First National Bank Duluth Immediate Relief."
After approximately six months of interviews, meetings and surveys, an independent group of community advisers and the consultants who assisted them presented their findings to the Carlton School Board earlier this month.
Old tractor and steam engines roared and spluttered, moving tractors or pulleys that powered other types of machinery. There was threshing, shingle-making and rock crushing, all powered by steam. In a scene that undoubtedly played out many times in Carlton County more than a century ago, an ancient steam engine puffed away as a group of workers passed log after log back and forth over a giant circular saw, trimming and making lumber with the old-fashioned sawmill. <
The festivities begin Sunday, Sept. 2, with the Old Timer's Banquet, which moved to the Four Season Event Center in Carlton at 11 a.m. Sunday. The luncheon is free for people ages 62 and older who have lived in Carlton County at least 10 years. Prizes will be awarded for least young man and woman, longest married couple, the oldest Cloquet or Carlton County Labor Day button, plus a mystery category.
"I think everyone wishes we still had a local humane society that we could work with, but we don't," he said, referring to the closure of FOA earlier this month due to financial difficulties. "So until we work out something else for those animals, this seems to be the best option for the city moving forward. ... If we start seeing a lot of issues with strays we'll have to look at doing something else."
While the Aug. 14 primary election determined which two candidates would advance to the general election Nov. 6, a different filing deadline on the same day saw even more candidates for elected office.In Carlton County, the latest round of filings included school board openings, township positions, all municipalities — other than Cloquet, which held a primary — and the Moose Lake Hospital District.
Cloquet City Hall was a joyful place Wednesday, Aug. 8, as friends, family and co-workers gathered in the Council Chambers for two police ceremonies during the regular City Council meeting.
Coach Nowak memorialized with podium donation Former assistant Cloquet ski coach Brian Johnson presented a handmade podium to Cloquet High School during the School Board meeting Monday, Aug. 13. Flanked by former ski jumpers and skiers Rick and Denny Nelson and Brent Smith, along with recently retired Nordic coach Glen Sorenson, Johnson donated the podium in memory of legendary Cloquet ski jumping coach Joe Nowak, who passed away two years ago.
When Cloquet school officials realized staff were unable to access certain files the morning of Aug. 3, there may have been a certain amount of negative "been there, done that" feeling involved.
Shea Walters is the new Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys hockey coach, effective immediately.