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Commissioners unanimously endorsed a ground-breaking Neighborhood Revitalization Program at Tuesday's meeting of the Carlton County Board. The program will provide much-needed funding to upgrade vacant and substandard buildings in the county's neighborhoods and business districts. Partnering with local units of government, non-profit organizations and other public entities, the program is designed to help provide the financial wherewithal to address areas of blight and return them to viability once again
As Jeff Juntunen watched granddaughter Maili ride around in her miniature fire truck — complete with hose, ladder and full turnout gear — he couldn't help but wonder if she might be the one to carry on the family tradition. "She's going to be a firefighter too," he declared confidently, "just like Papa and her dad!" Juntunen recently retired as chief of the Esko Volunteer Fire Department after four decades, the second of three generations of firefighters.
Our sympathy to the family of Bill Cahoon of Wright, who passed away on March 28, 2015. His funeral will be Saturday, April 4, at Westside Church in Kettle River,...
This summer might bring something you've seldom seen before in Cloquet — "mounted" police officers on wheels.
There was a time when pretty much every small town in the Upper Midwest had a Lutheran, a Catholic, and maybe a Methodist or Presbyterian church. Today, those “mainline” churches and others are no longer a given.
By this time next week, I will no longer be a newspaper reporter. I won't be a publisher. I won't be a boss, or a co-worker, or the one who always brings deviled eggs to the office potlucks. I'll simply be — retired.
On many levels, it’s a relief to have the case of former Carlton County Transfer Station employee Joanne Wappes all wrapped up. For the sake of the county, the patrons...
You know it's time that winter was over when your winter jacket is shot. That's because my beloved purple winter jacket with the glorious faux fur hood has the zipper of a cocktail dress.
Carlton County Commissioners unanimously voted to continue with the services of Medical Examiner Thomas Uncini during their adjourned session on Tuesday. Uncini, who has only been medical examiner for Carlton...
In August, 1982, Diane Parkhurst brought her first dog home from the Cloquet Animal Hospital — where the city contracted to have stray or abandoned dogs placed — to try to find it a home. Her efforts snowballed, and eventually led to the founding of the Friends of Animals Humane Society in Cloquet.