Each year, thousands of people gather in Moose Lake in celebration of a certain type of rock: the Lake Superior agate.
A group of four teachers bicycling across the continental United States stopped in Cloquet for an overnight stay and some ice cream July 5.
While Duluth postponed its Fourth of July celebrations because of a threatening weather forecast, Cloquet's decision to "wait and see" paid off with plenty of sunshine for the midweek celebration of the birth of the USA.
A dream at least eight years in the making broke ground in Athletic Park on Tuesday, July 10, as a couple dozen skateboarders and their supporters, city officials, construction workers and more gathered to kick off construction of Cloquet's new skatepark.
"For five years, I had been running every morning — along the power lines, in the woods, out on the roads — so I was alone, all the time," Peterson said, explaining that Suzy had suggested he go play ball with Zach the day before. "So we went in and I played for like 10 minutes and was waiting in the hallway for another game. I wasn't even tired." Then he started feeling tingling and numbness in his arm, and his chest started to feel tight. Peterson said he did not think it was a heart attack initially, even though his brother had died — most likely of of a heart attack — at age 41 and both his father and uncle had bypass surgery.
A 1-mile run down the parade route on Cloquet Avenue begins at 10:40 a.m., kicking off the Veterans Celebration Parade and a military flyover at 11 a.m. After the parade, revelers are encouraged to stroll down to Veterans Park, stopping at the fire station to grab a free root beer float on the way. Post-parade activities at Veterans Park include many free things to do: bouncy castles, family games like a water balloon toss, water slides and sprinklers, face painting, a pie-eating contest and more from noon to late afternoon.
When the last train pulled out of Cloquet just after 10 p.m. Oct. 12, 1918, the people jammed in its boxcars watched the city burn as they left.
While the former Cloquet Middle School building on Carlton Avenue may feel forgotten since the new middle school opened across town last September, nothing could be further from the truth.
College isn't for everyone, but that doesn't mean a person can't earn a good wage, Cloquet High School Assistant Principal Steve Battaglia told school board members Monday.
"If our family was at a party or an event and our dad was missing, you could reliably find him watching the Twins on TV or listening to them on the radio," his son Tim wrote. "When he was doing chores around the house, he always had the game on an old AM transistor radio."