Carlton

11th Annual Suicide Awareness Memorial Walk Happening Saturday

The Suicide Awareness Memorial Walk is Happening Saturday, October 12 at Carlton High School

CARLTON, Minn. – The 11th Annual Suicide Awareness Memorial Walk is happening Saturday, October 12, 2019, from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at Carlton High School. In 2018, over 200 walkers, from around the region and state participated in this free community event. There will be a short walk followed by refreshments and a short message of hope from Sandy Raisanen…

Haunted Shack Looking for Spooky Volunteers

At least 50 volunteers needed to help make the haunted attraction a success.

CARLTON, Minn.- The Haunted Shack and Haunted Ridge are looking for more spooky characters to join in scaring the people of the Northland. “Just having fun scaring people, it’s really fun,” said Volunteer Coordinator Julie Schwarzkopf. The demand is bigger this year as the William A. Irvin Haunted Ship will once again not be in the Minnesota Slip. “It did…

Fall Colors at Jay Cooke State Park Near Peak

CARLTON, Minn. – Fall is in the air and people are getting out to Jay Cooke State Park to check out the foliage. Some trees are closer to peaking now than others. Park managers say, they are ahead of schedule. “Typically it’s been more of early October. This year, late September we’ve been hitting the 50-75% faster than we were…

Remembering the Fallen in Carlton

VFW holds Memorial Day Observance.

CARLTON, Minn.- Large, billowing American flags form a border around the graves of fallen soldiers on the top of the hill at Hillside Cemetery. The Carlton VFW Post 2962 led a large crowd in honoring the lives lost in battle. “When we’ve got a full cemetery of people it makes us feel very good,” said Mike LaFave, Senior Vice Commander…

Thinking Spring at the Think Spring Craft and Vendor Show

Event held at Black Bear Casino in Carlton

CARLTON, Minn.- The Otter Creek Event Center was packed with at least 100 booths of unique handmade items, like puppets and fudge. If you visited at least 25 booths, you had a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Seven Fires Steakhouse at Black Bear Casino. “Anything in this arena today, a lot of stuff you might be able…

Water Treatment Plant in Carlton Making Headway

The project, which will cost about $5 million, will upgrade underground infrastructure and add a new supply well.

DULUTH, Minn. – A new water treatment plant in Carlton is making headway after the city broke ground in October to replace the previous one built in 1979, which is now deteriorating. The project, which will cost about $5 million, will upgrade underground infrastructure and add a new supply well. A water infrastructure fund grant from the Public Facilities Authority…

Carlton County Attorney’s Office Dismisses 18 Pending Cases Involving a Cloquet Police Officer

A prosecutor's office in northern Minnesota has dismissed 18 pending cases involving a Cloquet police officer.

CARLTON, Minn.-A prosecutor’s office in northern Minnesota has dismissed 18 pending cases involving a Cloquet police officer. Acting Carlton County Attorney Jeffrey Boucher said Wednesday that after assistant county attorneys learned of a misconduct finding involving the officer, all pending cases involving the officer were dismissed pending a review. In addition, Boucher says four cases submitted for review have not…

Buzzing for Bees This Weekend in Carlton

The Inaugural Honey Bee Folk Festival is Happening Friday, August 3 - Saturday, August 4 at the Oldenburg House in Carlton

CARLTON, Minn. – The inaugural Honey Bee Folk Festival begins Friday, August 3 and will run through Saturday, August 4 with fun for the whole family. On Friday, the honey bee folk festival will kick off at 3:00 p.m. with a pronouncement from the Mayor of Carlton and the Carlton City Council. The officials will state the City of Carlton…

Million Dollar Powerball Ticket Still Unclaimed

The winning ticket was sold in Carlton at the Minit Mart Carlton.

CARLTON, Minn.- A million dollar winning lottery ticket was sold right here in the Northland and has yet to be claimed. The winning ticket was sold in Carlton at the Minit Mart Carlton. This win is not only profitable for the lucky lottery player but the gas station as well. Minit Mart will receive a $5,000 bonus once the million…

A Look Inside the Northland’s Newest Non-Profit

The Oldenburg House opened its doors to the community.

CARLTON, Minn.-A new non–profit is bringing cultural programs to the Northland. The Oldenburg House opened its doors to the community offering music and opportunities to get outdoors. The non–profit is run by the Swansons a couple dedicated to bringing the community together through local art. “Trying to make art and cultural connections for people with what is abundantly and irreplaceably around…

New Shop in Carlton Offers Handcrafted Goods and Gifts

Gateway Goods Offers a Variety of Handmade Goods and Gifts for Everyone to Enjoy

CARLTON, Minn. – As the season of gift giving soon returns, many of us may think of big box stores for the latest and greatest gadgets and goods. However, one dynamic sister duo in Carlton is looking to shine a spotlight on local businesses. If you get a chance to take a break along Chestnut Avenue in Carlton, chances are…

The 9th Annual Suicide Awareness Walk Strolled Through Carlton

Hundreds Walk Side By Side Supporting Those Who've Lost Someone To Suicide

CARLTON, Minn. — Today the 9th Annual Suicide Awareness Memorial Walk took place at Carlton High School. Friends, family and everyone was welcome to walk side by side for support on Saturday morning. As Minnesota suicide rates have been on the rise since 2000.   “I lost my son; it’s a very excruciating time. It was very painful. I felt…

Suicide Awareness Walk Happening in Carlton Saturday

Hundreds are Expected to Gather for the 9th Annual Suicide Memorial Awareness Walk

CARLTON, Minn. – More than 200 Northlanders are expected to hit the streets of Carlton tomorrow, to raise awareness about suicide. The 9th annual Suicide Memorial Awareness Walk will begin at Carlton High School at 10 a.m. According to event organizers, Carlton County has one of the highest rates of suicide in Minnesota. “This walk has been an important focus…

Farewell to Finke’s Berry Farm

After 32 Years in the Berry Business, Doug and Diane Finke are Set to Retire

CARLTON, Minn. – After more than three decades of digging in fields, one Northland couple is leaving the berry business, but not without heavy hearts. The owners of Finke’s Berry Farm are spending their final summer speaking with customers and making memories on their 120 acre plot of land. “They’re living organisms. It’s like adopting 65,000 kids every year,” said…

Finke’s Berry Farm Nearing Final Days

After 32 Years, Doug and Diane Finke will Retire from their Locally Owned and Operated Strawberry Farm

CARLTON, Minn. – Through the years, hundreds of hands have helped yield thousands of strawberries near the City of Carlton. Now, the owners of Finke’s Berry Farm are preparing to say goodbye. Owners Doug and Diane Finke believe there are only four or five more days left in the berry picking season. After cultivating their land and harvesting farm fresh…

County Seat Theater Company Recognized at State Festival

County Seat Theater Company Started 30 Years Ago at Carlton High School

CLOQUET, Minn. – As we head into spring, what better way to fight off the puddles and mud than with a trip to the theatre! Exciting things are happening at the County Seat Theater Company in Cloquet. Recently, the team of talented actors and actresses brought home recognition, placing third in a state festival. The award, presented by the Minnesota Association…