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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

Big dreams come true for small town girl

July 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

Early on in life, Cloquet native Teri (Smith) Pleinis learned to tackle challenges head on.

Just because she was four feet, 10-and-a-half inches, that was no reason she couldn’t be a soldier. And just because she was a woman, that was no reason …continue reading on

Paint vandals strike again

July 17, 2014 in Uncategorized


Cloquet Interim Police Chief Terry Hill said that the most recent round of paint vandalism that occurred last weekend is “very similar” to the one that happened a few weeks ago in the same area. A report came in at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, J…continue reading on

Man charged in Northwoods burglary case had lots of experience

July 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

A Grand Rapids man was charged Friday for allegedly breaking into Northwoods Credit Union Arena and stealing money from an ATM machine on the night of July Fourth.

Daniel James Irving, 32, was charged Thursday, July 10, in Carlton County Court wit…continue reading on

Carnival to add color to Fourth of July

June 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

For the first time in a long time, there will be carnival rides brightening the riverbank in Cloquet the weekend of July Fourth.

Barry Stipes, owner/operator of Stipes Carnival, is hoping to make that a permanent arrangement.

“We were looking…continue reading on

New ‘quiet zone’ proposed to limit train noise within Cloquet

June 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

The Cloquet Planning Commission heard a proposal for a new “quiet zone” for railroad crossings within city limits at Tuesday night’s meeting.

The quiet zone would limit trains from blowing whistles within a quarter mile on either side of eac…continue reading on

It’s official – Cloquet to seek new middle school

June 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

Washington Elementary Principal Connie Hyde handed out cinnamon red hots to Cloquet School Board members, administration and support staff prior to Monday night’s meeting this week. The more superstitious among them may have felt it was a portent t…continue reading on