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Covid vaccines available for tots

Now that the Centers for Disease Control and prevention have authorized Covid-19 vaccinations by Moderna and Pfizer for children ages six months and older, the vaccines are available. Carlton County Public Health officials encourage caregivers to...

Wrenshall continues wrangle with allegations

The Wrenshall school board was scheduled to have another meeting to discuss an investigation of “allegations of misconduct” on Thursday, June 30. It wasn’t determined before this issue of the Pine Knot News went to press whether the meeting...

CMH group gives scholarships

Five area students were awarded $800 health care scholarships by the Community Memorial Hospital Volunteer Services Organization. Pictured in the back row, from left, are scholarship committee chair...

Child hit by car in Cloquet

A girl was struck by a car in Cloquet Tuesday afternoon and suffered “substantial injuries,” the Cloquet Police Department reported. The accident happened on the 30 block of Third Street, a few blocks from the intersection of Third and Carlton... Full story

Woman reports confrontation

The Cloquet Police Department responded to the 1500 block of Carlton Avenue West Tuesday afternoon, near First Lake, for a report of an attempted sexual assault. According to a police report, a driver reported being flagged down by a 69-year-old...

Agencies target drunk boating

Boating under the influence is a problem, and one the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and its local, county, state and federal law enforcement partners will target July 2-4 during Operation Dry Water, a national campaign aimed at...

Elk farm stirs moratorium debate

A public meeting Monday regarding captive deer, elk and moose farms yielded two surprises: news of a new elk farm in the county and a state agency’s refusal to give county officials any information regarding the new business. The Minnesota Board...

Finally, a full Fourth

The Carlton County forecast for Monday includes a military flyover and parades in the morning, followed by family-friendly fun all afternoon and a movie and fireworks at night. As of Wednesday...

Plea deal possible in apartment manslaughter case

A Cloquet man facing manslaughter charges after an alleged fight gone wrong is working toward a plea deal with the Carlton County Attorney’s Office. Joel Jay Ammesmaki, age 59, was charged with first-degree manslaughter in September for...

Kettle River news

The Ma & Pa Kettle Days committee met Wednesday, June 21 to plan for this year’s Ma & Pa Kettle Days, which will be held Aug. 13. Some activities include a pie social at the senior center 12-2 p.m. and bingo at the Veterans Building 1-4 p.m. Look...

Searching for Esko grads

In preparation for the Esko All School Reunion set for August, organizers are seeking people who graduated between 1940 and 1966, who may not be regular users of social media. Call Joyce Houtz at 218-591-7099 to get on the list and/or to get...

Obituary: Patricia "Patty" Lila Murto

Esko resident Patricia “Patty” Lila Murto spent an outspoken, colorful life dedicated to her passions: family, community, politics and justice. A woman who strove to give voice to the voiceless,... Full story

Obituary: Twila Eilene Shotley

Twila Eilene Shotley, 78, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota passed away June 25, 2022, at the Good Samaritan Society Center in Sioux Falls. Twila Eilene Johnson was born on July 22, 1943, in Cloquet to... Full story

Obituary: Myrna Beaupre

Myrna Beaupre, née House, of Coon Rapids, Minnesota was born on July 11, 1936, in Cloquet, Minnesota and passed away on June 21, 2022, in Rochester, Minnesota at the age of 85. Myrna lived a full... Full story

Obituary: David Hendrickson

David Hendrickson, 80, of Tamarack passed away Monday, June 27, 2022 in his home. David was born in Shell Lake Township on July 30, 1941, to John and Elma (Yoki) Hendrickson. He graduated from Frazee... Full story

Obituary: Anita Darlene Fountain

Anita Darlene Fountain, 87, of Cloquet passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2022 in Sunnyside Health Care Center in Cloquet. She was born on July 12, 1934 in Sebeka, Minnesota to Arthur and Mamie... Full story

Harry's Gang: Patty was an inspiration

I owe my career to Patty Murto, and now that she's no longer around to thank, Jana is letting me do it through this column. Not that I haven't thanked her before. Over the years, I told Patty plenty... Full story

Letter to the editor: The time has come for all to get involved

For the last few months we have been attending our Silver Township meetings to find out why we do not have fire coverage in our area. The saga continues and we still do not have coverage due to confusion and rewriting of the contract, as I... Full story

Guest View: To make progress, bring some hope

Many years ago, I was in the audience when the Rev. Jesse Jackson, the legendary civil rights activist and election mobilizer, gave a speech. He often used the catchphrase, “Keep hope alive!” when he spoke, and he did so that time. The audience... Full story

Softball tournament draws 36 teams

Last weekend marked the second annual Wood City Classic girls fastpitch softball tournament at Braun Park in Cloquet. In all, 36 teams competed in three age divisions, U-10, U-12 and U-14. "After the... Full story

Wilderness draft, host tryout camp

One of the top scorers in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League was the top pick for the Minnesota Wilderness in the June 15 NAHL draft. The Wilderness selected Elliot Dutil from the Notre Dame Hounds as the 30th overall pick in the draft. Dutil, a... Full story

A long run for Cloquet native

This year's winners of Grandma's Marathon were Dominic Ondoro and Dakotah Lindwurm, but Carlton County's Brent Smith quietly set his own record, becoming the fastest men's marathon runner in the... Full story

Fantastic evening for a film festival

The weather was kind, and so were the movie reviewers. Three directors attended the festival Saturday, including Cy Dodson, who felt compelled to film the aftermath of George Floyd's murder in 2020...

History Mystery

This week's photo isn't a mystery. It's just a look at Cloquet's Kiddie parade for children in 1970. It comes from Billy Anderson, the boy dressed as a woman at left, with brother, Blake, dressed...

Pet chipping continues to draw a crowd

In its fourth year, the annual Cloquet microchip clinic Saturday saw no decrease in the number of dogs and cats (and their owners) lining up for pet services, including free microchips for up to...

Wright/Cromwell news

Last Monday around 10:30 a.m., I noticed my birdfeeders were moved and knocked to the ground. A few minutes later, I noticed they had moved again. I couldn’t figure out what was happening until I...

Grand marshals make a difference

In a world where veteran organizations are shrinking, this group is growing faster than similar organizations across the country. In a time when volunteers are often hard to find, this group has...

Volunteers recognized

Memorial Blood Centers recognized Community Memorial Hospital's Volunteer Services Organization as being a top sponsor of blood donations in 2021 and for its diligence in getting individuals to sign... Full story

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