Construction on Washington Avenue in Cloquet is scheduled to start Wednesday, May 22. The road will be closed to through traffic with a signed detour using Minnesota Highway 33, Carlton Avenue and old Highway 45. Work on the roadway between 14th Street and 22nd Street will begin approximately June 4 to Aug. 30. Local traffic will still be allowed on Washington Avenue, but there may be delays due to the work being done.
Students at Barnum, Cromwell-Wright and Moose Lake schools, as well as residents of Kettle River and Silver, Split Rock, Kalevala and Automba townships are invited to apply for the Miss Kettle River Pageant. Include a small photo of yourself and a short paragraph explaining why you wish to be Miss Kettle River. The application deadline is May 24. Mail applications to Ma and Pa Kettle Days, P.O. Box 173, Kettle River, MN 55757. Applicants will be notified by June 1.
Cloquet's Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College hosts its commencement Thursday, May 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the Lester Jack Briggs Cultural Center Gymnasium.
Drowning consistently ranks among the top causes of accidental death for children, according to a news release from the Minnesota Department of Health. And most boating deaths occur because people are not wearing life jackets. That’s why Essentia Health has teamed up with Safe Kids of Northeastern Minnesota to loan life jackets at six popular boat launches in Carlton and St. Louis counties.
The Cloquet Police Department reported in a press release Monday, May 6, it had handled 15 vehicle prowl calls for service in the previous six days. The CPD offered the following tips to reduce residents’ risk of a vehicle break-in or theft: Keep valuables out of sight, including electronics, purses, bags, backpacks, wallets, cash and vehicle keys. Park in areas that have regular vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Park in well-lit areas when possible. Don't leave your vehicle running unattended. Add a security alarm or use an anti-theft device.
A 65-year-old Plymouth, Minn., man was killed when the plane he was flying crashed Wednesday near the Moose Lake Carlton County Airport.
A bridge removal project is scheduled to begin May 20 on Minnesota Highway 23 in Carlton County, according to a news release from the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Highway 23 will be closed to through-traffic between County Road 4 and County Road 1. Motorists will be detoured around the closed area. The Soo Line Railroad bridge will be removed and will not be replaced. The project is scheduled to be completed in early July.
Alicia Miller, a Moose Lake resident and student at Shooting Stars Dance in Cloquet, was the highest-scoring dancer at the Ultimate Talent Connection's Spring Fling Dance and Twirling Competition on March 23 at Northwestern High School in Maple, Wis.
As warm and dry weather continues to spread throughout the state, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has added Carlton County to the burn restriction list, as well as the following other counties: Aitkin, Becker, Beltrami, Cass, Clay, Clearwater, Crow Wing, Hubbard, Itasca, Kittson, Koochiching, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Ottertail, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, Roseau, St. Louis South, Wadena and Wilkin. The state will not issue burning permits for brush or yard waste in these counties until the restrictions are lifted.
Mathew Krikava, the “Johnny Appleseed” of Cloquet, is looking for donations to purchase apple trees and plant them in yards around Cloquet.