This is the saga of Duluth & Northeastern Railroad engine No. 16, which spanned a useful career of more than 50 years and now sits in a place of honor in Cloquet’s Fauley Park.
Under tall old pine trees in a quiet corner of Carlton lies an almost unnoticeable but successful business. Arrowhead Wood and Toboggan Company sits along old Highway 61 in Olsonville and was the brainchild of Dave Grinnell in 1995. According to his wife, Teddy, Dave spent a long time researching and experimenting in their pole barn before he found the perfect technique for crafting the toboggan of his childhood memories.
Cloquet native Casey Eaton fell in love with airplanes when he was a young boy and his uncle took him out to the tiny Cloquet airport. Eaton has come a long way since then. Now Colonel Eaton, he is Commander of Air Force One and — among many other duties — the guy who greets the President of the United States and his spouse when they fly in and out of Washington D.C. "My direct interaction is ceremonial," Eaton said.
The Friends of Animals Humane Society ran into a rare dilemma recently, an animal shelter with almost no dogs! The staff decided to take the opportunity to help others in need. According to a press release, FOA staff reached out to Diane Lucantonio, an independent animal rescue lead and foster mom based in Wheaton, Minn. A former resident of Texas, Lucantonio used her connections in both states to bring eight dogs from small Texas shelters to Cloquet last week along with one from another Minnesota shelter.
The final touches are being made at Fauley Park in the west end of Cloquet. A wrought-iron fence surrounds much of the park with entrances marked by stone masonry columns. Outside the fence, ATV sharrows (white arrow lines with ATV written below them) have been painted along Broadway Street.
What is more important: maintaining the parks and recreation areas we already have, or building new ones? That was the question posed by Ward 2 Cloquet City Councilor David Bjerkness to City Administrator Brian Fritsinger during Tuesday evening's work session regarding next year’s budget. Like everyone else, the city only has so much money to spend on its projects and decisions need to be made.
Wouldn't it would be nice if residents set their trash out on the curb and it magically disappeared? The reality is it needs to go somewhere. The question is, where should it go and who wants a garbage landfill in their backyard?
Sarah Agaton Howes excitedly opened the ordinary box to pull out a beautiful wool blanket she had designed. The red and camel “renewal” blanket has Ojibwe floral designs in black that Howes uses in her traditional beadwork, moccasins and regalia. “The renewal blanket represents our connection and renewal to our spirituality,” Howes said.
Cloquet Middle School students brought home a lot of hardware from their recent MATHCOUNTS competition, according to their proud coach, Arne Maijala. Maijala, a 20-year math teacher, teaches advanced seventh-...
The Minnesota Wilderness got off to a slow start during Friday night’s home game against Coulee Region Chill, but still managed to pull off a win by the end of the night. The Chill grabbed the opportunity to score in the first minute of the game when one of their players, Larry Jungwirth, lost his footing and slid into Wilderness goaltender Chase Munroe and knocked him off of his feet. Another goal followed at 7:54 for the Chill.