Someone who purchased a Powerball ticket at the Minit Mart in Carlton is walking around with a scrap of paper worth a million bucks after Saturday’s drawing, according to a Monday news release from the Minnesota Lottery. The winning Powerball numbers from Saturday are 3-6-9-17-56 and the Powerball number is 25. The Minit Mart, located at 405 Third St., will receive a $5,000 bonus once the prize has been claimed.
Authorities are investigating the death of a worker at the Sappi paper and pulp mill in Cloquet on Tuesday. “We are shocked and saddened to confirm the death of Mr. Ryan Martin,” corporate spokeswoman Olga Karagiannis wrote in an email Wednesday. “Sappi is investigating and working with authorities to understand the cause of death.”
One of the people wounded in a shooting on Friday night in Carlton County has died. The Carlton County Sheriff’s Office reported that Andrew James Gokee, 57, of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., died from his injuries. No information was released about the time or place of his death, but he had been taken to St. Luke’s hospital following the shooting.
"I wanted to make sure no one thinks our crisis lines are shutting down," Curran said. "The most important thing is there's not despair and panic. We have answers for people — children, families and adults. I just didn't want misinformation for our region." <
A 23-year-old man died in an early morning fire in Cloquet on Saturday. The Cloquet Police Department identified Preston Jerald Alaspa of Cloquet as the victim in a fire at 248 Tyler Drive on the Fond du Lac Reservation. Police said officers arrived at 2 a.m. to find the multi-level home engulfed in flames. The Cloquet Area Fire District, along with several neighboring fire departments, assisted in extinguishing the flames. They found the victim inside the house, and he later was pronounced dead at the scene.
Threats made by a former Wrenshall school district student in a social media chat room were investigated by the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday morning. School officials followed security precautions and closed access to and from the school while the threat was investigated, but it turns out no threat was made against the school or current students at the school. The investigation revealed several students from other schools were involved in an Instagram chat room with the former Wrenshall student.
The Hawks and Lumberjacks will meet at 7 p.m. March 15 back at East, with the winner advancing to the Class AAA state tournament.
A 15-year-old girl died in a rollover crash on Interstate 35 in Carlton County on Saturday afternoon. The Minnesota State Patrol reported Sunday that Heather Rose Doucette of Zimmerman, Minn., was a passenger in a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer that was traveling north on I-35 when the driver lost control of the vehicle, causing the it to go into the median and roll multiple times.
With the creation of a regional newsroom and a larger reporting pool as goals, Publisher Neal Ronquist has announced that the Pine Journal’s office in Cloquet will close permanently Friday, Jan. 19, at 4 p.m. Ronquist emphasized that all of the Pine Journal’s employees will continue publishing the weekly newspaper with news and sports stories from Cloquet and elsewhere in Carlton County — and that readers will not experience any changes or interruptions to their paper or its delivery.
A 66-year-old Cloquet woman died Sunday after she was hit by a vehicle. Cloquet authorities responded to a report of a crash at the intersection of 20th Street and Washington Avenue just after 9 a.m., the Cloquet Police Department said in a news release. An off-duty Cloquet firefighter performed CPR on the victim, but the woman died from her injuries, police said.