A 39-year-old suspect remained in custody Friday, awaiting charges following a break-in at Northwoods Credit Union Arena in Cloquet earlier in the week. Cloquet Police Department officers responded Wednesday to a damaged ATM inside the building, a department news release said. Upon arrival, officers investigated the incident and determined that a male broke into the ATM and took the money from inside the machine.
Wind gusts of 50 mph were common across the region on Wednesday as a strong fall storm hit, causing power outages, swamped roads, large waves and flooding along Lake Superior’s shore. Water-swollen roads in Canal Park didn’t deter the wave-watchers from making their way to the shore, where waves crashed over the large boulder wall and the water flowed through the Lighthouse parking lot and onto Canal Park Drive.
A 31-year-old Cloquet man was sentenced to 125 months in prison on Wednesday in Carlton County District Court, having previously been convicted on a pair of felony methamphetamine charges, a Cloquet Police Department news release said.
An 84-year-old Alexandria woman was killed in a crash on Interstate 35 in Carlton County on Sunday afternoon.
Someone who purchased a Powerball ticket at the Minit Mart in Carlton is walking around with a scrap of paper worth a million bucks after Saturday’s drawing, according to a Monday news release from the Minnesota Lottery. The winning Powerball numbers from Saturday are 3-6-9-17-56 and the Powerball number is 25. The Minit Mart, located at 405 Third St., will receive a $5,000 bonus once the prize has been claimed.
Authorities are investigating the death of a worker at the Sappi paper and pulp mill in Cloquet on Tuesday. “We are shocked and saddened to confirm the death of Mr. Ryan Martin,” corporate spokeswoman Olga Karagiannis wrote in an email Wednesday. “Sappi is investigating and working with authorities to understand the cause of death.”
One of the people wounded in a shooting on Friday night in Carlton County has died. The Carlton County Sheriff’s Office reported that Andrew James Gokee, 57, of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., died from his injuries. No information was released about the time or place of his death, but he had been taken to St. Luke’s hospital following the shooting.
"I wanted to make sure no one thinks our crisis lines are shutting down," Curran said. "The most important thing is there's not despair and panic. We have answers for people — children, families and adults. I just didn't want misinformation for our region." <
A 23-year-old man died in an early morning fire in Cloquet on Saturday. The Cloquet Police Department identified Preston Jerald Alaspa of Cloquet as the victim in a fire at 248 Tyler Drive on the Fond du Lac Reservation. Police said officers arrived at 2 a.m. to find the multi-level home engulfed in flames. The Cloquet Area Fire District, along with several neighboring fire departments, assisted in extinguishing the flames. They found the victim inside the house, and he later was pronounced dead at the scene.
Threats made by a former Wrenshall school district student in a social media chat room were investigated by the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday morning. School officials followed security precautions and closed access to and from the school while the threat was investigated, but it turns out no threat was made against the school or current students at the school. The investigation revealed several students from other schools were involved in an Instagram chat room with the former Wrenshall student.