Katie Rohman is regional editor of the Pine Journal, the Lake County News-Chronicle and the Superior Telegram. She joined Forum Communications Company in October 2017. Rohman previously served as managing editor of two newspapers in Blair, Neb., and five newspapers in the Niles, Mich., area. She also worked at newspapers in Park Rapids and Austin, Minn., and Mayville, N.D. The South Dakota native has a bachelor's degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead.
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An autopsy of a worker who was found dead on the job May 15 at the Sappi paper and pulp mill in Cloquet is complete. The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office reports that Ryan Martin, 53, died of natural causes related to atherosclerotic heart disease. Cloquet police and fire responders were called to the mill shortly before 5 p.m. May 15 and found Martin dead on the scene, prompting an investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and a referral of the case to the medical examiner.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation scheduled an open house for 6-8 p.m. July 24 at Cromwell Pavilion to discuss the roundabout projected for the intersection of state highways 210 and 73 in Cromwell. The meeting, at 5577 Cromwell Park Drive, will provide an opportunity to view layouts, ask questions and learn more about the upcoming project. The $2 million project is scheduled to take place spring/summer 2020.
Nick Carlson, the do-everything South Ridge senior, hurled a four-hitter and struck out six to lead his team to a 5-1 win over Rushford-Peterson in a Class A state baseball tournament semifinal Thursday, June 14, at Chaska Athletic Park. The win is the first in school history for the Panthers, who are making their state tournament debut.
The following Cloquet athletes have been selected to Lake Superior All-Conference teams for 2017-18. Track and field Two athletes are selected for each individual event and one team is selected for each relay event. Boys 100-meter dash — Aahsan Maigag, senior. 400-meter dash — Blaine Bong, junior.
April 24 Melissa Bea Sabrowski , 40, of Virginia — March 27, 2015, offense: felony possession of a schedule 1, 2, 3, 4 controlled substance in the fifth degree, 13 months in prison, stayed for three years, six months in jail, credit for 55 days served, $285 fees. April 25
April 10 Lee Vincent Saice , 20, of Duluth — Aug. 7, 2017, offenses: felony state lottery fraud, three years probation, $525 fees, 72 days in jail, credit for 72 days served; misdemeanor theft, dismissed.
MARCH 23 Vanessa Lyn Northrup , 45, of Cloquet — Sept. 6, 2016, offenses: felony theft, dismissed; felony receiving stolen property, dismissed.
Voters will have the opportunity to ask questions of the five DFL candidates for Congress in District 8 during a forum Wednesday, April 4, from 6-9 p.m. at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet. All DFL candidates — Joe Radinovich, Leah Phifer, Jason Mesta, Michelle Lee and Kirsten Kennedy — have confirmed their attendance.