At the time of the 1918 fires, Thomson Township had been settled by mostly Finnish immigrants and lumberjacks. It was a land of dairy farms, where the families worked around the enormous white pine stumps left behind from the logging era. Farms in Thomson Township north of West Harney Road were hit hardest.
Cloquet Avenue is getting some long overdue attention, starting this week.
Running a marathon is one thing — running a trail marathon is another beast entirely. Challenges like scrambling up and down muddy hills and navigating through rocks on single-track woodland trails add to the already difficult task of running 26.2 miles.
More than two dozen people attended the July 10 Cloquet Planning Commission meeting, with the majority there to debate plans to convert the old school to apartments. They also found out the now vacant building was vandalized earlier this month.
"We try to get a good variety," he said. "This year, someone suggested we get Brass Messengers. They're kind of like a band you'd hear walking on the street in New Orleans. Last year, we had a Native American drum circle." The Holy Hootenanner's headlined Saturday's all-day event, which also featured music by Langertsons, Mama's Stolen Horses, Nathan Frazer and the AM Band, Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank and Jacob Mahon.
Each year, thousands of people gather in Moose Lake in celebration of a certain type of rock: the Lake Superior agate.
A group of four teachers bicycling across the continental United States stopped in Cloquet for an overnight stay and some ice cream July 5.
While Duluth postponed its Fourth of July celebrations because of a threatening weather forecast, Cloquet's decision to "wait and see" paid off with plenty of sunshine for the midweek celebration of the birth of the USA.
A dream at least eight years in the making broke ground in Athletic Park on Tuesday, July 10, as a couple dozen skateboarders and their supporters, city officials, construction workers and more gathered to kick off construction of Cloquet's new skatepark.