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Record rains, funnel clouds and 80-mph winds batter region from Larimore, N.D., to Crookston, Minn.
Sealcoating on Airport Road today
Neighbor, 16, saves fire victim in St. Paul duplex
Lake Superior College's aviation maintenance program cleared for takeoff
Baudette man sentenced for hunting violations
Thielen enters training camp fighting for WR spot
Area wrestlers to compete in biggest tourney in U.S.
LP-A’s Swegarden tosses 2 TDs in All-Star classic
Angels head into playoffs
U-18 squad finish in 2nd place
In the Zone
Photo of the Day
This guy’s got glass: Detroit Lakes artist creates stories using glass and light
Detroit Lakes FFA members travel to D.C. for conference
Youth attends language village immersion program
Goeun Park: Older self, you’ll figure things out in time
Friends & Neighbors
WE Fest 2014
79th Annual Northwest Water Carnival
Garden-grown delights: Union Central residents enjoying fresh veggies this summer
Kings of the kitchen
Assumption Catholic Church ‘blessed’ with parish center
Garfield company making its mark in the archery field
Brad Laabs: High water can cause dramatic changes on area lakes
Blane Klemek: Adaptable kestrels probably the most observed raptor
Now is the time to take a hunter safety course
Lake Mille Lacs night fishing opens July 21
Gasoline experts say ‘shop around’ for dips
Plain language award celebrated in MN
Norby traveling to D.C. for retail conference
DL woman opens up pet sitting business
Summer day care means tax credit
‘Survey shows’ is a good trend in itself
Jeff Van Wychen: Price of government to hit all time low
The race for campaign cash
Letter: Minimum wage increase a win-win
Teach your children common facts
Creedence, revisited: Band to play at Shooting Star Casino this Friday
Frazee Turkey Days is next weekend
Minnesota author to hold book signing in Detroit Lakes Saturday
Northwest Water Carnival continues through this weekend in Detroit Lakes
‘History Hike through Frazee’ starts at Lions Park July 26
April 9, 2014
Suspicious death being investigated in Cloquet
Authorities are investigating a suspicious death after a body was found at a Cloquet residence Tuesday afternoon. Cloquet police were called to the residence shortly after noon, and the body was discovered inside. Deputy Chief Terry Hill said the body will be taken to the St....
April 9, 2014 - 5:00pm
March 19, 2014
Woman pleads guilty in crash that killed 2 Carlton County employees
CARLTON, Minn. - A Cloquet woman accused of causing an accident that left two Carlton County employees dead pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of criminal vehicular homicide. She is expected to serve six years in prison. Vanessa Rae Brigan, 28, was charged in Carlton County...
news / crime
March 19, 2014 - 8:23pm
November 28, 2013
Bus catches fire in front of Cloquet school
CLOQUET — Quick thinking and fast reactions averted injury Tuesday afternoon when a school bus caught on fire at Cloquet Middle School. According to Middle School Principal Tom Brenner, the bus had pulled up to the curb on a side street shortly before 3 p.m. to take a load of...
November 28, 2013 - 4:00pm
November 12, 2013
Rock painted with hearts used in Minnesota burglary
CLOQUET, Minn. -- A rock painted with hearts and the name “Christen” with pink lettering was thrown through the window of a Cloquet bank Monday, allowing burglars to take undisclosed amount of cash, according to police. The burglary of Cornerstone State Bank was reported...
news / crime
November 12, 2013 - 8:10am
June 4, 2013
Authorities: Alcohol involved in fatal crash in Carlton County
Authorities said they believe alcohol was a factor in the rural Carlton County crash that killed a Cloquet woman and injured her husband Saturday. Kari Renee Luoma, 34, was killed and Jeremiah Luoma injured when their vehicle was hit by a vehicle driven by Megan Dana Dickenson,...
news / accidents
June 4, 2013 - 9:30am
February 1, 2013
Cloquet man charged with abandoning daughter while mom's in jail
With Marie Margaret Majerle of Cloquet in jail, accused of shooting her current but estranged husband, Majerle's 14-year-old daughter was at home with her father in early January. Then her father -- John Edwin Bemis III, Majerle's ex-husband -- disappeared, according to Carlton County...
news / crime
February 1, 2013 - 12:27pm
March 15, 2012
Cloquet peeping Tom sentenced; says he 'prays for relief' for his victims
Sixth District Judge Robert Macaulay quadrupled the recommended jail time Wednesday when he sentenced a Cloquet man who was caught peeping at his neighbor's juvenile daughter through her bedroom window. Richard Allen Paul, 57, of Cloquet had pleaded guilty to "interference with privacy"...
March 15, 2012 - 9:07am
August 30, 2011
Cloquet 9-year-old gets hole-in-one
Zebulon Wehr of Cloquet has been playing golf for only four years, but he already can cross one big item off the sport's list of accomplishments. He notched a hole-in-one Friday at the Cloquet Country Club. Odds are good that it won't be his last. Wehr is only 9 years old. Golfing...
August 30, 2011 - 9:34am
July 17, 2009
Accused burglar convicted in water attack at Cloquet nursing home
CLOQUET - A man charged last week in connection with two Cloquet burglaries pleaded guilty as a juvenile to throwing pitchers of cold water on vulnerable residents at a Cloquet nursing home. In that 2007 case, which drew national attention, Chad Patrick Staton was convicted of felony...
news / crime
July 17, 2009 - 1:06pm
February 13, 2009
Becker County boy charged with assault with a hockey stick
A Becker County boy has been charged with felony second-degree assault for allegedly hitting another boy over the head with a hockey stick during a pickup game in Cloquet, Minn. Dominic Louis Butcher, 16, essentially pleaded guilty Jan. 12. According to court records: On Jan.
February 13, 2009 - 6:00am