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A Cloquet man who was deer hunting was found dead of a gunshot wound Monday morning, Nov. 7. According to a press release from Carlton County Sheriff Kelly Lake, dispatch...
Optimistic that he would kick his health problems to the very end, legendary ski coach, outdoorsman, teacher and friend Joe Nowak left behind a litany of legacies when he died Thursday, Oct. 27, at the age of 88. As a jumper, Nowak set 11 ski jump records in the United States, Europe and Canada. He even has a ski hill in LaRiviere, Canada, named after him: the Nowak Express.
In a dramatic ending to his final Minnesota State Boys AA cross country race, Cloquet senior Isaac Boedigheimer poured on the speed heading up the final stretch to try to pass Minnetonka's Matt Wilkinson and succeeded -- by diving arms first across the finish line. According to MileSplit Pro, both Boedigheimer and Wilkinson finished in 16:05.20, but Boedigheimer was awarded the sixth place medal while Wilkinson, also a senior, walked away with the seventh. Boedigheimer, who has competed at state four times now, finished last year in 20th place.
Scarbrough said the Cloquet School Board will review the cancellation agreement at its Nov. 14 meeting. He added that school district officials are exploring options for the future of the current middle school building and property. “The board has said that any plans for the current Cloquet Middle School property must meet and be in the best interests of the Cloquet community,” Scarbrough said.
When three Finnish strangers first contacted Lyz Jaakola in 2014 about her “Finndian” ancestry — part Ojibwe, part Finnish — the Cloquet native admits her first reaction was guarded. But she agreed to show them around the Fond du Lac Reservation and even took them to a powwow. “I thought they were were ‘cultural tourists,’” Jaakola said.
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To the editor; Last week, candidates for school board participated in a Candidate Forum at City Hall. Most of the participants presented positive ideas on a broad set of issues...
Thomson Township/Esko will soon have its very own law enforcement officer for the first time since the township’s only police officer left to take another job in August 2015. Since...
Legendary Cloquet ski coach Joe Nowak died Thursday night, Oct. 27, 2016. He was 88. Nowak had been in declining health for some time. Funeral services for Nowak are Thursday,...
But when asked about the presidential election, she just shook her head. “I think it’s gotten a little crazy,” she said. Farrow agreed. “Especially from the perspective of young people,” the history teacher added. “It’s embarrassing. There’s no decorum, no civility.”