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Election 2014: Know before you go

October 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

The billboards and yard signs have been up for months, the candidates have been facing off for weeks, and the forums and debates are all but over with. The time has come to vote at last.

Next Tuesday’s General Election should prove to be an inte…continue reading on

Duluth man pleads guilty to first-degree heroin possession

October 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

A Duluth man who was discovered with some 31.3 grams of heroin in his underwear has pleaded guilty to first-degree drug possession. Datione Benjamin Warren, 24, appeared before Judge Robert Macaulay for a settlement conference in Carlton County Court…continue reading on

Running out of time: Kiminski wins 7A, again

October 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

CLOQUET—As his superstar runner uncommonly raced from behind on the links of the Cloquet Country Club last week, Esko cross country Coach Jerimy Hallsten was about to bark encouragement toward Kailee Kiminski when the Eskomo senior started her fina…continue reading on

Gravel pit permit tabled in response to noise complaints

October 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

The noise from the rock crusher may have been overwhelming at times this summer, but neighbors of the Ulland Brothers gravel pit made certain they were heard during Tuesday’s Cloquet Planning Commission meeting.

“I would hear the crusher whist…continue reading on

Cloquet women arrested in South Dakota after armed robbery attempt

October 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

ALEXANDRIA, S.D.—Two Cloquet women attempted to rob an Alexandria gas station Sunday afternoon, according to the Hanson County Sheriff’s Office.

Alissa Wakefield, 18, of Cloquet, Minn., was the woman who entered the Westown Shell about 1:30 p.m….continue reading on

LARGE SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Esko, Cloquet march into finals

October 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

Bill Hudspith’s Esko football teams have never been shy about scoring points, but in last Saturday’s Section 7AAA semifinal against Duluth Marshall, they came in a hurry.

Junior Jaxson Turner tore off for four first-half touchdowns — includi…continue reading on

Board takes next steps toward building referendum

October 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

The proposal to build a new middle school in Cloquet got one step closer to the ballot box Monday, when school board members unanimously approved several election-related items.

The actions came after the Cloquet School District received a positiv…continue reading on

Dare to visit Risdons’ rather extreme Halloween

October 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

Tom and Brenda Risdon have decorated their yard for Halloween for 15 years now.

It all began with just two pumpkins in the front yard. Then they added Marcus the Carcass and it snowballed from there into a front yard filled with decorations, light…continue reading on

Watch for changing traffic patterns on Highway 33

October 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

The Highway 33 construction project is moving along nicely and project supervisor Jim Sorenson is expecting nearly all of the construction work that was in the original plan to be completed by Friday evening. Sorenson added that next week some additi…continue reading on

Board learns about blending online, classroom learning

October 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

The Cloquet School District may soon take another step on the road to online coordination in the classroom.

“Schoology” is a cloud-based, K-12 learning management system that allows for the collaborative use of shared and managed academic cont…continue reading on