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For the first time in at least 18 years, the Cloquet City Council is being asked to approve appointments to several city volunteer boards and commissions without being part of the evaluation process at the regular meeting Tuesday evening.
Three Cloquet High School seniors and football standouts signed commitment letters to play college football before school Wednesday, Feb. 7. From left: Cloquet quarterback Tim Pokornowski committed to the University of Minnesota Duluth; defensive tackle Dylan Lauer committed to St. Cloud State; and running back Spencer Wehr committed to Bemidji State. Wednesday was the traditional National Signing Day. Jana Peterson/Pine Journal
The CEC Nordic ski meet scheduled to start at 4 p.m. today is canceled due to dangerous traveling conditions for visiting teams. The Cloquet girls and boys basketball games scheduled for tonight in Hermantown are rescheduled because Hermantown canceled school today. A number of area school districts canceled or delayed school today, including the following:
A recording of an emergency meeting of the Cloquet City Council in March — a meeting that was closed to the public shortly after it began — appears to confirm that city officials likely violated the state's open meeting law during some parts of the meeting.
Members of the Cloquet Area Fire District were combing Big Lake for two hours Thursday, Dec. 7, looking for a snowmobile that may have fallen through the ice. The search on the large lake west of Cloquet was unsuccessful, CAFD Chief Kevin Schroeder said, because there was no snowmobile. It was a dog. And it didn’t fall through the ice.
Minnesotans have until Wednesday, Nov. 15, to nominate an outstanding educator for 2018 Minnesota Teacher of the Year.
Cloquet Public Schools has begun the search for a new superintendent, due to the upcoming retirement of the current superintendent, Ken Scarbrough. The Cloquet School Board wants to give an opportunity for our community members to provide input into the process. A community survey has been created and can be accessed on the district’s website at www.isd94.org , or by going to the following link:
From the outside, it is any house. White with dark shutters, the number 837 large above a black mailbox. Enter the back yard, though, and you will be transported into a world of witches and werewolfs, pumpkin headed monsters with glowing eyes, skeletel hissing pets, Chuckie and his bride, and many more faces that watch in the night.
Can't make the game? Listen on the radio all day long Saturday ... and read your Pine Journal next week! 10 a.m.-Section 5 Nine-Man: Wrenshall vs Floodwood (@ Esko) on WKLK AM 1230, 1 p.m.-Section 7AAA: Esko vs Greenway/Nashwauk-Keewatin on WKLK-AM 1230, 4 p.m.-Section 7AA: MLWR vs Barnum (@ Esko) on WMOZ 106.9 FM, 7 p.m.-Section 7AAAA: Cloquet vs Hermantown (@ Esko) on WKLK-AM 1230 and 7 p.m.-Section 5-Nine-Man: South Ridge @ Cromwell-Wright on WKLK 96.5.
A semi truck slid off Interstate 35 at the St. Louis River in Scanlon at 4:43 a.m. Friday morning, leading to a search and rescue operation that lasted several hours. Ultimately, the driver was found deceased in the river after rescuers from numerous law enforcement and firefighting agencies came together to search for him.