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Park-and-ride thefts get specific

November 27, 2014 in Uncategorized


Over the past two weeks, people reported four different thefts of catalytic converters from vehicles parked at the Park and Ride in Scanlon.

According to the Cloquet Police Department weekly newsletter, suspects have used what appears to…continue reading on

WINTER WARRIOR: New support vehicle equips Guard for winter emergencies

November 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

When the diesel engine of the Cloquet-based Army National Guard Unit’s new Small Unit Support Vehicle (SUSV) growls to a start, it sounds and rides much like many of the unit’s other support vehicles. But when it hits the snow or ice, it purrs.
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Man arrested for allegedly beating up, assaulting girlfriend

November 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

A former Cloquet man was arrested and charged with felony sexual and domestic assault last week, seven months after the charges were originally filed.

Jacob Daniel Souchak, 33, faces charges of third-degree criminal sexual conduct, domestic assaul…continue reading on

Cloquet police arrest two in domestic abuse case

November 26, 2014 in Uncategorized


Cloquet police officers found a man and woman fighting outside when they responded to a domestic disturbance call Friday, Nov. 21, on the 600 block of Maple Street.

The Cloquet couple were engaged in a physical fight outside of a reside…continue reading on

Bright lights by the river

November 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

The RVs and tents have disappeared from Cloquet’s Spafford Park, but the campground along the St. Louis River will be a wonderland of brightly colored lights starting Friday night.

The city of Cloquet will flip the switch on its own holiday trad…continue reading on

Westin Michaud will play Division I hockey

November 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

Former Cloquet High School student Westin Michaud has committed to playing NCAA Division I hockey at Colorado College in the 2015-16 season.

The 19-year-old forward played for the Lumberjacks his sophomore and junior years before leaving to play f…continue reading on

Swim team does well at State

November 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

Five local swimmers took part in last week’s Minnesota State Swimming and Diving Meet at the University of MInnesota — the first time Cloquet-Esko-Carlton had been represented in the event in six years.

Eighth-grader Makayla Suominen finished a …continue reading on

Lumberjacks confident despite tough season start

November 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

CLOQUET—When asked jokingly earlier this week if his Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls hockey team was the newest member of a suburban conference in the Twin Cities, Lance Horvat politely sighed and responded without any hesitation.

“It’s quite the…continue reading on

‘Ms. Christmas’ to become a permanent part of holiday giving

November 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

When the Christmas decorations start to go up in Paula Maki’s Cloquet apartment around Halloween, her smile grows broader and broader. She loves the Christmas holiday and the spirit of the season, and her special decorating touch soon has the room tr…continue reading on

Cloquet turns on flashing yellow lights again

November 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

The flashing yellow arrow traffic signals at the intersection of Highway 33 and Big Lake Road/Doddridge Avenue in Cloquet were re-activated Tuesday.

The lights had been shut off after several accidents and near-accidents occurred at the intersecti…continue reading on