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CAT-7 leadership in flux

A closed session to consider allegations against a city employee was canceled Tuesday after CAT-7 coordinator Eric Lipponen, mayor Roger Maki and the city’s human resources director James Barclay...

Cloquet council has new member

Meeting for the first time in their new chambers at the new City Hall, Cloquet City Council members voted unanimously Tuesday to appoint Chris Swanson as interim representative for Ward 3. Swanson...

Russian honeyberries find a place in Wrenshall

A cold winter rolling into spring is not typically an ideal growing season for berries, but local farmer Jason Amundson saw potential in the cold Minnesotan weather. Happily, Minnesota has the same...

Carlton district gets bang for its buck on conservation

ROI: Return on Investment. For those who don’t know, this simply means what you get (return) for what you give (invest). And as a taxpayer, you have the right and responsibility to ask about the... Full story

She's tackling pollution at age 7

Seven-year-old Bella Richards and her grandmother, Jean Vatnsdal of Cloquet, have enjoyed summer nature walks since Bella's fourth birthday. Throughout the summer, they explore the outside elements... Full story

Variety of homegrown foods grows at farmers market

The Carlton County farmers market is going strong in both locations now: Tuesdays 4-6 p.m. in Carlton at the Four Seasons Center, and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Cloquet in the Premiere Theatres...

From the Wren's Nest: Water is the most vital resource in our community

"Come on, Betsy, let's go!" This was the enthusiastic cheer of my 4-year-old last Friday as we set off with his grandma and 50 other area residents on a coach bus tour of the Nemadji Watershed.... Full story

Remain vigilant to ward off tick-borne illness

I would say my number is about 20 this year. That is the number of ticks which I have taken off my legs, socks and pants this year. I love to be outside, either running or walking my dogs but there... Full story

Food Sources: Bringing a honey education to Carlton County

Our region is flush with great food. From the Fond du Lac Band's indigenous gardeners, to Mahtowa beekeepers, Wrenshall sustainable farmers, Carlton shiitake mushroom growers, Esko picklers, Moose... Full story

Wound clinic recognized

Community Memorial Hospital’s advanced wound clinic in Cloquet has received the 2018 Center of Distinction award from Healogics, the nation’s largest wound care provider. The clinic is for individuals with wounds that have not responded to...

'Space nerd' recalls Apollo

Fifty years ago was a monumental time in American history. On July 20, 1969, our country made President John F. Kennedy's 1961 proclamation - to put a man on the moon and return him safely, by the...

Mountain bike team gears up for third year

On any given Tuesday, Thursday, or Sunday you may see the large group of mountain bikers standing eagerly, roughly in a circle. This group is the Cloquet- Esko-Carlton mountain biking team, and they...

Braun Park buzzes with tournament play

Braun Park was the hub of softball in northern Minnesota over this past weekend with the USSSA Northern State Softball Championships. The complex will continue to be a mecca for ball when a massive...

CCC Invite goes into overtime

Hermantown's Taylor Sundbom won his third Cloquet Country Club Invitational Sunday, coming from three strokes off the lead to tie Matt Mellin of Duluth and force extra holes. With both players tied...

Esko teams head into stretch run

It’s been a busy summer so far for the Esko Legion baseball program. As of Tuesday, the Esko senior Legion team sported a 6-4 record while the junior Legion team is 7-3. With playoffs right around...

GUEST VIEW: Let common sense prevail on school buildings

Only about 45 people out of a total of nearly 800 students and hundreds of staff attended the Carlton-Wrenshall consolidation discussion meeting July 9. It was a meeting filled with optimism and... Full story

OUR VIEW: Changes at cable access a mixed bag

City council meetings are now livestreamed, but sometimes transparency comes at a cost. In this case, CAT-7, Cloquet’s cable access channel, has lost its studio and its full-time coordinator. That’s a shame, especially since, for years, CAT-7...

HARRY'S GANG: Prosecutors need some muzzling

The law fascinates me, which is probably why I became a lawyer. I don’t do much criminal defense anymore, but my oldest brother Tom does; he’s a “prominent” criminal defense lawyer in Houston. We often share stories about our practices, and...

Volunteering is part of a strong community

The season of giving. When is it? I’d argue that the season never truly ends, as giving can be, and should be, year-round. One can give in many ways, through either resources or time; each is... Full story

Letter: Line 3 is a safe fix

What is going on with this state? At one time we were considered a leader in technology, medicine and education. Now it appears that our leaders cannot make the tough decisions needed to keep this state a great place to live and work. It’s been...

A guide to letters to the editor

The Pine Knot News encourages readers to participate on these pages. Let your voice be heard by following these basic guidelines: • Letters to the editor should be kept to under 300 words. Longer pieces could be considered for a guest commentary.... Full story

Obituary: Steven Ray Martin

Steven Ray Martin, 63, died peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Oct. 14, 2018, at Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph, Mich. Steve was born on Nov. 23, 1954 in Cook County, Illinois, to Janet...

Pollinator festival on Saturday in Carlton urges 'bee-ing' nice

It was as if the bees were calling them, said Glenn Swanson, organizer of this weekend's "Bee Friendly Day" in Carlton. He told how he and his wife, Emily, got some used beehives from a friend more... Full story

Take a left, or Wright, to reach Wrong Days

Only in Wright, could things go so wrong in a celebration … on purpose. This weekend marks the 54th annual Wrong Days in Wright celebration, where people challenge each other to a game of O-G-N-I-B... Full story

Coloring our outdoor worlds: Adam Swanson's Pine Knot show

For the next two months, the Pine Knot Gallery is showing Adam Swanson's paintings. When I first saw his work, I was struck by his blends of color, as in his "You Are the Water," depicting two... Full story

Powwow binds groups together

The sound of the drums spread out from the Big Lake powwow grounds like ripples in the water last weekend, as hundreds of people came together to celebrate the 26th annual Veterans Powwow at the... Full story

Car show hits Scanlon lot

All antique, classic, customs, street rods, low-riders and trucks are welcome at the RPM Car Show 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 20 in the Rendezvous Sports Bar and Grill parking lot, 1110 Scanlon Way, Scanlon. Registration is $10 per person (and...

Runners have a color blast

Dozens of runners and volunteers gathered to have fun and honor the late Cole Drechsler during the Cloquet Rotary Club’s annual Color Run Saturday, June 13. Their transformation from the start to...

History center has a big sale

The Carlton County Historical Society is holding its first flea market, vintage and antique sale this weekend. Find a little bit of everything and a lot of history at the sale held outside the NorthEastern Saloon and Hotel on Dunlap Island,9 a.m....

Harmonies are next in FDLTCC concert series

The next performance in the Hot Summer Nights concert series is The Twins of Franklin, featuring fabulous vocal harmonies and many favorite melodies like you’ve never heard them before. The concert starts at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at the Fond...

This week in state history

Historic Minnesota events that took place July 19-25. July 19 1982 Relatives and friends of Robert Asp sail his replica Viking ship Hjemkomst into the harbor of Bergen, Norway, completing a journey from the Great Lakes. The ship is later installed...

Songs of Hope playing Saturday

For the first time in its 28-year history, the global Songs of Hope company will be performing in Cloquet, presenting an afternoon concert at the Encore Performing Arts Center 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, July 20. The award-winning Songs of Hope concert...

Carlton News: Carlton Daze are coming soon

Carlton's celebration of "Carlton Daze" is just around the corner, July 26-28. Over the years how many community celebrations has Carlton had? I checked at the Carlton County Historical Society to... Full story

Risdons celebrate five generations

The Risdon family got together earlier this month to celebrate five generations with patriarch Gene Risdon, of the Rock Place in Cloquet. Clockwise from top left are granddaughter Kary Ley,...

Cromwell-Wright News

Well, it’s here. Wright will celebrate its 54th annual Wrong Days in Wright this weekend. For those of you who have come many times, you know the routine. For those of you who may be coming for the... Full story

A wild 'Jeopardy!' ride

Carlton's Ed Kavanaugh remembers coming in from the field and finding his son, Sam, in front of the TV, intently watching "Jeopardy!" and playing along with the contestants, clicking a pen each time... Full story

PINE KNOT OUTDOORS: Change it up and find some fish

The freshly fried walleyes had barely hit the cake pan when they were scooped up by the masses gathered around our picnic table. A Baker fish fry was in full swing. In all, 25 friends and family...

Herbicide applications to help reforestation efforts in the Cloquet Forestry Area

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will begin herbicide applications on select state lands to improve reforestation efforts. Applications will begin around July 30 and continue through approximately September 10 on parcels located in the...

DNR report

Scott Staples (Carlton) worked boating and off-highway vehicle activity this past holiday week. Enforcement action was taken for angling without a license, no license in possession, insufficient life jackets, operating dirt bikes on the road,...

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