Carlton County, Dontcha Know: Hammitt's passing, Small Business Saturday, state football results and more

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Sara Ann Paitrick shakes hands with Interim President Stephanie Hammitt. Jamie Lund/Pine Journal
Sara Ann Paitrick shakes hands with Stephanie Hammitt during the 2019 Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College graduation ceremony. At the time, Hammitt was interim president of the college. She was named president of FDLTCC in November 2019.
Jamie Lund / File / Pine Journal
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CLOQUET — We have a tragic update this week to the story of the Carlton man who was reported missing Oct. 31. Authorities said they believe they recovered the body of Lucas Dudden, 38, from Rat Lake in Workman Township north of McGregor last week.

Here are more headlines for your consideration this week:

Remember Hammitt

Stephanie Hammitt, president of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College.
Contributed / Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College

Stephanie Hammitt, the first woman to serve as president of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, died Monday, Nov. 14, of cancer . She was 60.

During an interview, Hammitt's family described her as a loving and involved mother. They said her face would light up at the sight of her grandchildren, but would also betray her worry when she watched her children race stock cars in Proctor.

Visitation for Hammitt will be held today from 5-8 p.m. at Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18, at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Cloquet.


Shopping small

Dave Cochran, owner of Dave’s Cloquet Mattress & Furniture, poses in his store on Cloquet Avenue
Dave Cochran, owner of Dave’s Cloquet Mattress and Furniture, poses in his store on Cloquet Avenue on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 15.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram

Business owners and local officials are urging people to do their holiday shopping locally on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 26 .

Dave Cochran, of Dave's Cloquet Mattress and Furniture (pictured above), said he ordered products especially for the day.

Sting of defeat

Esko falls to Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton
Esko's Makoi Perich fends off Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton's Jordan Summers on a touchdown reception during the Minnesota 3A quarterfinals in Brainerd on Saturday, Nov. 12.
Dave Samson / The Forum

Postseason runs for the Eskomos and the Rebels ended last week, with Moose Lake-Willow River falling to Barnesville on Nov. 10 , and Esko suffering a loss at the hands of Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton .

We're already switching gears and looking toward winter sports. Check out previews of local teams at .

A few more stories to check out:

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Jen Zettel-Vandenhouten is the regional editor for Duluth Media Group, overseeing the Cloquet Pine Journal and the Superior Telegram.
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