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The Cloquet School Board voted to approve the maximum 2013-14 school levy possible without a public referendum at its Monday night meeting. The board voted 5-1, with board chair Gary Huard in opposition, to increase the per-student levy from $97 to $300 for the next five years. The result for the owner of a $100,000 home in Cloquet will be a property tax increase of about $60 a year, according to Business Manager Kim Josephson. The board's "Truth in Taxation" hearing prior to the start of the meeting drew two public comments, and the board approved the levy increase without discussion immed
Cloquet High School announces the following students were named to the Honor Roll for the first quarter of the 2013-2014 academic year: Grade 9 -- Alexandria Adolfs, Anna Alberio, Alysha Anderson, McKenzie Angell, Joseph Backus, Kolby Barney, Courtney Beaupre, Ethan Bergman, Logan Bettencourt, Jakob Blake, Nicole Blatchford, Jay Boder, Isaac Boedigheimer, Dallas Borske, Margaret Breuer, Abbie Burley, Anna Buskala, Delaney Charon, Marlee Clemens, Elaine Conner, Dylan Czech, Erin Dahnke, Ebony DeLovely, Conner Denman, Sylvie Deters, Tyler Duret, Walter Eakman, Kathryn Elwood, Kaytlin Engen, Adr
The following cases were heard in Carlton County Court on November 13, 2013: LAKE, TODD MICHAEL Age 53 PO Box 3 Moose Lake ,MN 55767 Carlton County Sheriff's Office 09-CR-13-466 1 02/26/2013 Driving While Impaired in the First Degree (Felony) 169A.20.1(1) 169A2011 Offense: Carlton County Plea 03/11/2013 Not guilty Disposition 03/20/2013 Dismissed 2 02/26/2013 Driving While Impaired in the First Degree (Felony) 169A.20.1(5) 169A2015 Offense: Carlton County Plea 03/20/2013 Guilty Disposition 03/20/2013 Convicted Amended Court Decision 11/13/2013 Sentenced Judge: Wolf,
Home for the Holidays parade took a break this year This year's Santa's Home for the Holidays parade last Saturday evening was cancelled, due to the cold weather. Organizers issued this statement just before noon Friday: "Due to the likelihood of sub-zero evening temperatures and a substantial volume of participant cancellations, the Santa's Home for the Holidays parade in Cloquet on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, has been cancelled.
Law enforcement picked up a man wanted for missing court appearances in a case from January and the county attorney's office promptly filed new charges for an incident that occurred 18 months ago. Wayne Joseph Bosto, 30, was picked up last week on a warrant for charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm, following an incident in which he attempted to dismantle an illegal firearm while being pursued by authorities.
BOYS BASKETBALL Tuesday, November 26 Nashwauk-Keewatin 66, Carlton 60 Monday, December 2 Fond du Lac Ojibwe 100, Wrenshall 72 Thursday, December 5 East Central 57, Carlton 47 Cloquet 51, Grand Rapids 29 For Cloquet - Adam Laine 16, Zach Gerlach 15, Maxx Brenner 6, Nate Weets 5, Gavin Takkunen 4, Victor Foxx 3, Jacob Bushey 2. 3-point goals - Gerlach 2, Brenner 2, Foxx 1. Wrenshall 62, Cromwell-Wright 58 For Wrenshall - Jared Kittel 22, Aaron Adkins 12, Jessie Ellerbe 11, Andrew Frank 7, Marcus Virginia 5, Dustin Shelton 3, Luke Vine 2.
BOYS BASKETBALL Monday, November 25 Wrenshall 78, Duluth Marshall 69 For Wrenshall - Marcus Virginia 26, Jared Kittel 26, Aaron Adkins 8, Luke Vine 6, Andrew Frank 5, Jessie Ellerbe 4, Dustin Shelton 2, Justin Dougherty 1. 3-point goals - Kittel 2. Tuesday, November 26 Barnum 71, Braham 48 For Barnum - Brandon Newman 23, Zac Carlson 22, Nathan Jelinek 9, Hunter Fetters 8, Andrew Naslund 4, Mitchell Weller 2, Cory Buchanan 1, Tory Slater 2.
CLOQUET -- After his second surgery on his right shoulder last August, Victor Foxx's surgeon sorrowfully told him that he couldn't play basketball this winter. "They said there was no way," Foxx recalled. Yet, after a physician's second opinion from the Mayo Clinic, the Cloquet senior was the one who got in the way of standout Alex Illikainen during the Lumberjacks 51-29 win at rival Grand Rapids last Thursday. Foxx, an undersized 6-foot-1, 165-pound forward off the bench, was brought in last week when sturdy Cloquet center Adam Laine received two fouls in the first eight minutes. There, p
BARNUM -- While most teenagers spend their summer soaking up the sun, Daron Mainville was practically up with the sun, practicing her basketball moves in the Barnum gymnasium. "Monday through Friday and every other weekend," said the 6-foot-2 senior center who scored a game-leading 19 points to pace the Bombers past Polar League visitor Carlton 66-24 Monday. "We all want it. That's made us work hard." Barnum had no problem working past the neighboring Bulldogs.
It took a few games, but the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys hockey team shifted its offense into high gear this week to pick up its first two wins of the young season. The 'Jacks rode two first-period goals to a 3-1 win over South St. Paul on Saturday night at Northwoods Credit Union Arena and exploded for six third-period goals to beat Cambridge-Isanti 8-2 on Tuesday night away from home. "Wins are for confidence," Coach Dave Esse said.