The Applebee’s restaurant in Cloquet will close its doors for good Sunday. In a note to customers on the door of the restaurant, the company said that after 12 years of business in Cloquet, it is finished. “The business economics of the restaurant are no longer favorable and the decision to close was a hard one,” the note said.
The city of Carlton is taking a stand against copper-nickel sulfide mining. Carlton city councilors Ann Gustafson, Heather MacDonald and Mayor Kitty Bureau passed a resolution at the Feb. 14 council meeting in support of a moratorium on copper-nickel sulfide mining in the St. Louis River watershed.
The Duluth school district’s director of curriculum and instruction is among three finalists for superintendent of the Cloquet school district. Interviews with Michael Cary and the other two finalists — Brian Corlett, superintendent of Central Public Schools in Norwood Young America, Minn., and Jeremy Olson, superintendent of the Underwood and Henning school districts in Minnesota — will begin at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
This weekend will mark the 10th year that the Chub Lake Tree Farm near Carlton has hosted the Trees for Troops event, and the 13th year of the nationwide program which sends donated trees to military families. Chub Lake Tree Farm owners Bev and James Whorton will celebrate the event Saturday and Sunday with members of the local National Guard unit, Crazy Troop 1-94 CAV.
Avenue C restaurant in Cloquet has not opened for business since Friday, and staff members from the restaurant say they found out last Thursday night that the restaurant was closing. The restaurant had been open for less than a year, after lengthy and extensive renovations to the space formerly occupied by Eclipse Paint and Design Studio in Cloquet’s West End.
Cloquet police say the body of a 33-year-old man was discovered in a wooded area near South Laurel and South Oak streets on Monday evening. Three elementary school-aged boys discovered the man, who they initially thought was still alive and possibly intoxicated, police said. They told a nearby homeowner, who discovered the man was deceased. The boys had been out searching for a lost dog when they spotted the body.
Chub Lake Tree Farm near Carlton is once again taking part in a national effort called "Trees for Troops," with the local event scheduled for next weekend, Dec. 3-4. Through 2015, more than 176,000 free, farm-grown Christmas trees have been provided to troops and military families in the U.S. and overseas through Trees for Troops. FedEx delivers the trees to about 65 military bases in the U.S. and overseas and has logged more than 653,400 miles in the U.S. for the Trees for Troops program.
State Rep. Mike Sundin, DFL-Esko, faces Republican challenger Mike Line on Tuesday in the race to represent House District 11A. The district includes all of Carlton County, along with two townships in northern Pine County and a portion of south-central St. Louis County, including the Brookston area.
Black Bear Casino Resort near Carlton will observe Native American Heritage Month in November with traditional crafts, drum and dance performances, and a display of Native American artifacts, among other events. The activities will begin with an opening ceremony and invocation at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the hotel lobby. The event is open to the public. "We are very excited about the upcoming month and what we are going to showcase to the public to broaden their awareness of our great Native American heritage," acting general manager Tracy Mullen Sr. said in a news release.
A community forum on opioid and heroin abuse in Carlton County will take place Monday at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet. “We are seeing the negative...