Protesters opposed to the construction of Enbridge Energy's contentious Line 3 oil pipeline were arrested and charged with trespassing in Carlton County Tuesday. The Carlton County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of protestors in Twin Lakes Township off County Road 61 at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday morning and found seven people refusing to leave private property, Carlton County Sheriff Kelly Lake said in a news release Tuesday afternoon.
The Camp Fire in Northern California is now the deadliest U.S. wildfire in 100 years. Over the weekend, the death toll reached 76. A U.S. wildfire hasn't killed that many people since 1918 when 453 people died in northern Minnesota as a fire tore through Moose Lake, Kettle River, Cloquet and Duluth. Known as the Cloquet Fire, the blaze was ignited by train's sparks near Brookston on Oct. 10, 1918. By Oct. 12, the fire had destroyed Cloquet and reached townships north of Duluth, as well as the Woodland, Lakeside and Lester Park neighborhoods of Duluth.
Johnathon Maio, the 33-year-old man who was found guilty on drug sale charges was sentenced to 68 months in prison Friday. The sentence follows a Cloquet Police Department investigation investigation that began in March, 2018, when officers started looking into the sale of large quantities of methamphetamine and heroin in Cloquet.
An infant and four others survived a rollover crash outside Wrenshall with minor injuries late Thursday. The 2000 Ford Explorer had rolled in a ditch in Wrenshall Township, said the Minnesota State Patrol. The vehicle was traveling south on a wet roadway on Carlton County Road 1. Approaching a T-intersection with Minnesota Highway 23, the driver failed to stop for the sign and overcorrected in an attempt to turn right.
A 39-year-old suspect remained in custody Friday, awaiting charges following a break-in at Northwoods Credit Union Arena in Cloquet earlier in the week. Cloquet Police Department officers responded Wednesday to a damaged ATM inside the building, a department news release said. Upon arrival, officers investigated the incident and determined that a male broke into the ATM and took the money from inside the machine.
Wind gusts of 50 mph were common across the region on Wednesday as a strong fall storm hit, causing power outages, swamped roads, large waves and flooding along Lake Superior’s shore. Water-swollen roads in Canal Park didn’t deter the wave-watchers from making their way to the shore, where waves crashed over the large boulder wall and the water flowed through the Lighthouse parking lot and onto Canal Park Drive.
A 31-year-old Cloquet man was sentenced to 125 months in prison on Wednesday in Carlton County District Court, having previously been convicted on a pair of felony methamphetamine charges, a Cloquet Police Department news release said.
An 84-year-old Alexandria woman was killed in a crash on Interstate 35 in Carlton County on Sunday afternoon.
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.”