100 years after Jack Rautio left Finland, the  family reconnects thanks to a letter to the editor

100 years after Jack Rautio left Finland, the family reconnects thanks to a letter to the editor

It all started with a letter to the Pine Journal. “Since 1995 I have searched for information about my mother’s uncle who went to America in 1911 fro...

Teacher helps ‘shine the light of self esteem’ on students

Teacher helps ‘shine the light of self esteem’ on students

When Cloquet High School’s Dave Ellison was honored as the 2011 Minnesota Special Educator of the Year on March 3 at the DECC, he was characteristical...

Traffic offenses concern county’s seniors

Concerns were voiced over a couple of traffic-related issues that affect the senior citizens of the county during the March meeting of the Carlton County Triad group.

Cloquet 5th grade boys are MYAS AA State Champs

Cloquet 5th grade boys are MYAS AA State Champs

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CCHS membership meeting to feature blue grass music

The Carlton County Historical Society will hold its first quarterly membership meeting of 2011 at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 26, at the CCHS museum, 406 Cloquet Ave., Cloquet.

Two indicted on first-degree murder charges in Cromwell shootings

Two indicted on first-degree murder charges in Cromwell shootings

David Joshua Annette and Rachel Charlotte Defoe had earlier been charged with two counts each of intentional second-degree murder in the deaths of Kim Schmitz and Thomas Holm.

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In Year 2, Interstate 35 mega project will be less of a mess

MnDOT will be working on a shorter stretch of Interstate 35 this summer, probably meaning fewer traffic tangles and faster commutes.

Ogichidaa devastated by Chisholm’s last-minute comeback in semifinals

Ogichidaa devastated by Chisholm’s last-minute comeback in semifinals

Ken Fox knew the game was far from done. Following a string of buckets that gave his Fond du Lac Ojibwe boys basketball team an 11-point lead with four minutes left on state-ranked Chisholm – coached by legendary Bob McDonald – Fox pointed out the reality to his bunch during a timeout.

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Rebels upended by Virginia in finals

Rebels upended by Virginia in finals

This winter, Neil Dickenson had yet to coach his big, burly Moose Lake-Willow River boys basketball team in game where they failed to hit a 3-pointer.

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Smith sentenced to 18 months for burglaries

David Michael Smith, 49, of Cloquet was sentenced to 18 months in prison Wednesday in Carlton County Court on two separate felony charges of burglary in the second degree. Smith pleaded guilty to entering a home on Selmser Avenue in Cloquet during the daytime hours of Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, while the homeowner was away and taking a large container of coins as well as several bills. He also admitted to burglarizing that same residence on Sept. 21, at which time he took several thousand dollars in cash.

Cloquet School Board approves free, all-day kindergarten starting this fall

Cloquet School Board approves free, all-day kindergarten starting this fall

The Cloquet School Board will face some tough decisions in the coming months after they simultaneously voted to adopt a full-day kindergarten program, as well as authorized administrators to look into cutting up to $500,000 from next year’s budget.

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Man who attempted escape from sexual offender facility pleads guilty

Christopher Loyd Ivey, 40, pleaded guilty last Wednesday to attempting escape from the Minnesota Sexual Offender Program (MSOP) in Moose Lake on June 19, 2010.

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