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More than 2,000 people turned out for Megan Wegge's benefit Sunday in Sturgeon Lake, a number more than eight times the population of the northern Minnesota town. Organizers fed visitors close to 1,800 plates of spaghetti at Doc's Sports Bar, while numerous other people dropped off donations for the Wegge family, who learned that 12-year-old Megan (a triplet) had a rare form of liver cancer in mid-April.
Cloquet Police late Tuesday night responded to a report of a masked man carrying a gun lurking near a home on Hantz Road. According to Deputy Chief Terry Hill, the homeowner went outside to turn off a sprinkler after 11 p.m. and saw a man kneeling outside his daughter's bedroom window. The man was wearing a ski mask and had a gun holstered. The homeowner confronted the man and ordered him off his property.
Cloquet's first-ever clean up week is nearly here. Cloquet Community Development Director Holly Butcher isn't expecting any miracles.
The Christmas star at the top of the Carlton Feed Mill will shine no more come December; and fuzzy yellow baby chicks won't be available for purchase next spring. The feed mill - one of the tallest structures in Carlton - was open for its last day of business Wednesday, because owner/operator Loren Johnson is retiring. "We're going to miss our little landmark," said Carlton Mayor Leola Rodd Wednesday, declaring her intentions to stop by the historic business before the end of the day.
These Washington Elementary students were honored last week for perfect attendance the entire school year. As a reward for coming to school every single day, the Cloquet students received a certificate, a necklace and numerous coupons to use at local businesses.
Two Cloquet fourth-graders were so affected by the devastation wrought by last month's tornadoes in Alabama that they decided to alert their entire elementary school. "When I saw how the whole land was just flat and everything was just gone, I almost felt like crying," said Jessica Waldbillig, 11. Instead she called her friend and classmate Taylor Forrest, 10, and suggested they "make a fundraiser" at Churchill Elementary School. The two girls rattle off statistics in turns, reiterating many of the same facts they put in a power-point presentation. "One hundred sixty-six tornadoes in 24 ho
"The Beach" is open, so summer must be here.
The Carlton County Transfer Station is much more than a temporary home for unwanted garbage.
A Cloquet man was seriously injured Tuesday morning when he turned in front of an empty logging truck on County Road 61 near Omar's Gravel Pit. According to Carlton County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Paul Coughlin, a Berthiaume Logging truck was traveling southbound on Hwy. 61 at approximately 10 a.m. Tuesday when the driver of the car, Brian Keith Buddish, 24, reportedly attempted a U-turn on the two-lane road in front of the truck.
True or false? The Western Lake Superior Sanitary District will accept up to four tires free per visit to its Materials Recovery Center but the Carlton County Transfer Station charges for old tires. True. Grass clippings, leaves and pine needles - but not brush - can be disposed of free from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Cloquet Public Works garage, 410 Armory Road. True. The city of Cloquet is holding its first-ever "Clean-up Week" June 17-25.