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Flood warning issued for St. Louis River at Scanlon

The National Weather Service in Duluth has issued a flood warning for the St. Louis River at Scanon until 1 p.m. Wednesday. Moderate flooding is forecast. At 10.5 feet, minor flooding occurs near... Full story

New Essentia clinic readied for Cloquet debut

Essentia Health will open its new Cloquet clinic and urgent care on May 16 at 1413 Highway 33 South, across from Bergquist Imports and south of the credit union. "We know that there is an unmet need...

New Wine presents new musical

New Wine is back and better than ever, with 7 p.m. performances of "Bright Star" running nightly (beginning Wednesday) through Sunday, May 15 at Zion Lutheran Church. Featuring a toe-tapping... Full story

Animal disease stirs debate

Chronic wasting disease is spreading in deer farms and, to a lesser extent, among wild deer in Minnesota and across the country. While there has been no CWD documented in Carlton County, a positive... Full story

Fire crew loses dog

Cloquet Area Fire District firefighters lost more than an arson detection dog when K-9 Wish was euthanized Monday, they lost a friend. A mix of golden retriever and Labrador, Wish had been with the...

Cloquet targeted for spongy (gypsy) moth treatments

Cloquet is one of four northeastern Minnesota sites slated for treatment of spongy (gypsy) moth infestations this summer. The four proposed treatment areas include approximately 75 acres in the city...

'Thanks for being yellow' is new catchphrase

Bridget Peterson, a media specialist at the schools in Esko, held a door open for two elementary students on Tuesday. One of them said: "Thank you for being yellow." Peterson beamed. "That was so...

Forestry center featured in National Geographic

The Cloquet Forestry Center has hit the big time. Well, it really has already made a name for itself in scientific circles. Researchers there are always happy to share what they are working on and... Full story

Enrollment fluctuations trigger budget changes

Cloquet school district officials have some challenges on their hands in planning for the next few school years, thanks to a “bubble” of large classes that will be entering the high school and...

Board looks ahead to 2023 budget, revenues

Carlton County commissioners got a taste of some of the challenges they will face in crafting a budget for 2023 at Tuesday’s board meeting. “Fuel costs are at $4 and rising,” said county coordinator Dennis Genereau. “The rise of gas and...

Book battle goes extra rounds

When a contest needs triple overtime to determine a winner, it's usually been well-played and exciting for everyone, and maybe a little luck was involved. That's exactly what happened last Friday...

Seniors soak up a bonanza in scholarships

Esko students, from kindergarteners to the senior class, have a lot to be proud of, according to school principals and superintendent Aaron Fischer. High school principal Greg Hexum reported to the Esko school board at its meeting Monday that high...

No Mow May Is Here

Carlton County commissioners voted last month to support a "No Mow May" to help bees and other pollinators, as they are struggling with habitat loss, neonicotinoid use, pathogens and parasites. By...

Road work approved

The Thomson Township board of supervisors approved crack sealing and restriping for both the town hall building parking lot and the fire department’s parking lot, along with other roads throughout the township, during their meeting Thursday, May...

Bookmobile ready to roll in area

The Arrowhead Library System’s bookmobile will make the rounds in the area soon: • Esko, 10:15-10:45 a.m. at Northwood United Methodist Church June 20 • Proctor, 12:15-1:15 p.m. at St. Rose Church May 26, June 16 -Proctor, 2-2:45 p.m. at...

Obituary: Edward Erick Karjala

Edward Erick Karjala, 67, of Cloquet passed away peacefully surrounded by family May 5, 2022 at the age of 67. He was born May 7, 1954, the beloved son of Blanche Mae and Edward William Karjala. He had a passion for music and was an exceptional... Full story

Obituary: Thomas Michael Flynn

Thomas “Tom” Flynn, 85, of Cloquet passed away Friday, April 29, 2022, at Diamond Willow. He was born Feb. 2, 1937, in Cloquet, the son of William and Irene (Bodway) Flynn. Tom graduated from... Full story

Obituary: Colleen Dennie

Colleen Dennie, 72, of Duluth passed away in her home May 6, 2022, with her husband Mitchell by her side. She was born Jan. 14, 1950, the daughter of Raymond and Sira (Strand) Gray. Colleen attended... Full story

Obituary: Roy William Bohren

Roy William Bohren, 92, of Duluth died Saturday, May 7, 2022, in Ecumen Lakeshore in Duluth. He was born on Oct. 12, 1929, in Cloquet to Fred and Aili Bohren. He was raised in Esko and graduated from... Full story

Obituary: John David Clawson

On Dec. 27, 2021, John David Clawson, loving husband and father of five children, passed from this earth into the arms of Jesus at age 87. John was born on Aug. 28, 1934, to Ray and Daisy (Shroyer)... Full story

Obituary: Joseph W. Puckett

Joseph W. Puckett, 83, of Duluth passed away May 5, 2022, in St. Luke’s Hospital. He was born Feb. 15, 1939, the son of LeRoy (“Roy”) and Elma Puckett (Vanguilder) Puckett. Joe attended school... Full story

Obituary: Robert Henry Botz

Robert Henry Botz, 89, of Cloquet passed from this world peacefully Nov. 27, 2021, surrounded by loved ones who will continue to honor his legacy by living their lives with kindest and loving care.... Full story

Obituary: Thomas C. Lindevig

Thomas C. Lindevig, 63 of Cloquet, passed away Friday, May 13, 2022, at Miller-Dwan Hospital in Duluth. He was born in Cloquet on March 23, 1959, the son of Lorren and Beverly (Eknes) Lindevig. Tom... Full story

On The Mark: Music is elixir for gray spring days

It’s been a chilly, damp, dark stretch, from early March through April. The beautiful winter ice for skating melted months ago. Snow for skiing disappeared in bits and drabs. Purple finch and...

Letters To The Editor: Vote for a thoughtful candidate

I was appalled to read that Jeff Dotseth is campaigning on his support for “Stand Your Ground” laws. After this past winter’s local experience of a citizen being severely injured in a road rage incident, it should be clear to all that... Full story

Our View: Kindness can win every time

There’s a lot to be questioned when it comes to the human capacity for kindness. There is much to consider in world events and politics, especially if you follow too closely on social media. It makes one wonder what kindness in your own sphere...

Korby's Connections: Coach recalls Cloquet's state baseball trips in 1970s

Ramifications of the Covid-19 pandemic - including shortened and canceled sports seasons - contributed to the end of Jerry Erickson's 50-plus years of coaching youth sports. The Cloquet legend... Full story

Esko, Cloquet dominate True Team

Cloquet High School hosted the Section 7AA True Team meet on Tuesday afternoon under sunny skies and temperatures that zoomed into the 80s. It was the first real warm day for track athletes, giving... Full story

Eskomos breeze at home invitational

Last Thursday six area boys and girls track teams met in Esko for the Esko Sports Alliance Showcase Invitational track meet. In the end the Esko boys and girls dominated to take first place, but... Full story

Fun wins at oddball meet

The wacky track and field event invented in 2010 by Cloquet coach Tim Prosen was launched again last week as athletes from around the region competed in co-ed relays, a steeplechase with hay bales... Full story

Wilderness backed into a corner - again

The road to the Robertson Cup for the Minnesota Wilderness has been bumpy. A week ago the Wilderness fought out of a two-game deficit to eventually eliminate Fairbanks, setting up a second series... Full story


Friday, May 13 Golf Cloquet girls at Princeton, 8:30 a.m. Cloquet boys at Lakeville South, 1:30 Softball Cloquet at Princeton, 4 Cloquet vs Chisago at Princeton, 6 Barnum vs Silver Bay, 4:30 Carlton/Wrenshall vs Hinckley-Finlayson, 4:30 Esko vs... Full story

Finnish Americans set meeting

Join the Lakehead (Jarvenpaa) Chapter of the Minnesota Finnish American Historical Society for its spring meeting Thursday, May 19, at 10 a.m at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church at 4831 Grand Ave. in Duluth. The 10 a.m. business meeting will be...

Wright/Cromwell news

Our sympathies to the family of Marion Larsen, 80, who passed away May 6, 2022. Her memorial service will be on May 31. Her full obituary can be read in next week’s Pine Knot News or on the Atkins...

Carlton Happenings

Spring has finally arrived. The sun has been shining, the temperature has been decent and I have finally been able to get my Christmas yard decorations put away. The plants in my flower beds are...

Extension open house is May 24

The Carlton Extension team is holding a meet-and-greet 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 24 at 317 Chestnut Ave. in Carlton. Stop by the office to say hello to the staff, including new members, and take a tour or enjoy some light refreshments. New...

DepotFest coming to Moose Lake

A combination of good old-fashioned fun and fundraiser, DepotFest celebrates opening day for the Moose Lake Depot & Fires of 1918 Museum. Folks of all ages are encouraged to come and check out displays by the Depot itself, crafter and vendor...

Hospital's super volunteer retires

Luckily for the Cloquet community, Darlene Carter has a propensity to get bored. Or "lonely, I guess," she said this month as she was honored for 45 years of volunteer service at Community Memorial...

Lessons through music

Duluth musician Gaelynn Lea shares both her music and her musical journey with Churchill Elementary School fourth-grade students Tuesday. Lea visited Churchill on Tuesday and Washington Elementary in...

Plan for opener success this year

A couple of weeks ago I predicted the 2022 fishing opener could be fantastic. As the big day approaches and the weather forecast solidifies, I’m sticking to my guns. I believe the May 14th... Full story

Swan Victory Song

Trumpeter swans celebrate earlier this spring after successfully chasing another pair of swans from their territory at Rice Lake National Wildlife Refuge near... Full story

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