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Lumberjacks team boasts experience, depth

August 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

The problem most teams have in pre-season training is that they are anxious to play against someone in a different colored uniform. The Cloquet volleyball team has the opposite problem — they are looking forward to practice time by themselves.

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Highway 33 road construction update

August 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

Thanks to hard work and Mother Nature, the Wal-Mart entrance opened a day early, on Tuesday morning, said Jim Sorenson, Minnesota Department of Transportation Highway 33 project manager.

Major work this week will include the following:

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Hurry up and get to FAST*Fest

August 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

“FAST*Fest” isn’t exactly fast — it involves close to 12 hours of theater. Rather, the “fast” part relates to the 20-minute time of each individual show.

The 20-minute play festival will go on all day Saturday at the Encore Performing…continue reading on

Kelley’s Cloquet club claims local tourney title

August 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

CLOQUET—Last weekend, Merle Kelley hosted the first-ever Cloquet 12-and-Under mid-August youth softball tournament, but that wasn’t the only first.

Kelley’s U-12 Cloquet USG squad took first place after beating Bloomington 3-2 in the one-day…continue reading on

Repeat offender gets 15 months for domestic assault

August 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

A Cloquet man with a lengthy history of domestic assault is once again behind bars. Paul Jerome Thunder (aka Glen Robinson), 36, appeared before Judge Leslie Beiers last Wednesday in Carlton County Court, pleading guilty to one felony count of domest…continue reading on

Taste Fest takes on new look, worthy cause

July 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

This year’s 24th Annual United Way Taste Fest will feature a brand new venue and a dearly familiar cause. Set for Wednesday, Aug. 6, at the Cloquet Country Club, the event will run from 4-7 p.m., with ticket sales ending at 6:30 p.m.

“This wil…continue reading on

Cloquet juniors’ journey to Indiana

July 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

Cloquet’s Derrick Moe enjoys baseball more than washing cars, but for the time being, the right-handed pitcher plans to continue cleaning more vehicles.

That’s because Moe helped his Cloquet junior baseball team clean up Duluth Central in a 6-…continue reading on

Upcoming road construction to close main entrance to Wal-Mart

July 23, 2014 in Uncategorized


Another big week of road construction is in store along Highway 33 in Cloquet next week. Most notable is the seven-day closure of the Gillette Road entrance to Wal-Mart and other east side businesses to allow for concrete pavement through t…continue reading on

Cloquet creates new technology ‘teacher for teachers’ position

July 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

Starting in August, Cloquet will now have a teacher to teach the teachers how to best utilize technology in the classroom.

Matthew Winbigler was approved to fill the newly created Technology Integration and Instructional Support Specialist positio…continue reading on

Cloquet’s new ‘top cop’ hails from Esko

July 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

Steve Stracek, Cloquet’s newly appointed chief of police, said applying for the high profile position “seemed like a logical step in my career.”

Stracek, who has spent his entire police career with the Duluth Police Department, was unanimous…continue reading on