Cloquet News

12/15/2018 12:54 PM  ~~~Source~~~
New elk herd could be reintroduced in northeast Minnesota 

Minnesota Public radio reported that the University of Minnesota has spent three years observing potential habit for elk in the Cloquet Valley State Forest north of Duluth, the Fond du Lac State Forest near Cloquet, and the Nemadji State Forest near the Wisconsin border.

12/11/2018 11:35 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Local Shipping Service Warns of 'Porch Pirates' Stealing Packages 

There's no shortage of business at the Pack and Mail in Cloquet, especially around this time of the year. Reeves owns both the Duluth and Cloquet locations, and she says although the increase in customers is good, the risk of what they call "porch pirates," or people stealing packages from doorsteps is not.

12/10/2018 06:11 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Cloquet Goodwill Closing Dec. 22 

President and CEO Marcy Vogt called it a "consolidation" in a press release. Communications and Training Manager Scott Vezina said none of the 11 employees will be laid off.

12/07/2018 12:28 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Police: Puppies Weren't Actually Abandoned in Park 

Police say it turns out the two puppies supposedly found in a Scanlon park weren't actually abandoned, and that the story was part of an effort by a juvenile to get parental permission to keep the animals. Cloquet Police had initially said Thursday morning that they were investigating a report of puppies being abandoned in Sather Park.

12/06/2018 08:17 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Abandoned puppies rescued from cold in northern Minnesota 

The Cloquet Police Department wrote on Facebook the dogs were found in a box in Sather Park in Scanlon. The temperature outside was 14 degrees when they were found, police said.

12/04/2018 10:27 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Authorities Investigating Cloquet Man's Death in Isabella 

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says Travis Butenhoff of Cloquet was found dead on Nov. 28 at a home in Isabella, which is about 16 miles north of Finland. The Lake County Sheriff's Office was called to a home on Holden Court around 5:30 a.m. last Wednesday.

11/24/2018 07:23 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Deer crosses highway, Honda slows down, gets rear-ended 

A 17-year-old girl was injured after her vehicle rear-ended a Honda Sedan that slowed down for a deer Wednesday, Nov. 21, on Highway 47, south of Isle.

11/22/2018 09:24 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Paradise fire is deadliest U.S. wildfire in 100 years; eerily similar to 1918 inferno that killed 453 

Cloquet, Minnesota was destroyed in a huge wildfire in October 1918 that killed 453 people. Cloquet, Minnesota was destroyed in a huge wildfire in October 1918 that killed 453 people.

11/22/2018 12:57 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Dog alerts teen to house fire in northern MN 

A family pet is being hailed a hero after alerting a teenager to a house fire in Culver Township Wednesday night, just north of Cloquet, MN. The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office says a 16-year-old girl and some pets were the only ones inside the home on the 5000 block of the Alborn Brookston Road when it went up in flames around 7:20 p.m. Wednesday.