She makes the cut in flag design, inclusion

They liked its unique nature, which is something, considering that the state flag design entered by Cloquet artist Sarah Agaton Howes was one of 2,600 entries reviewed by the State Emblem Redesign...

Cloquet man charged with attempted child sex assault

A Cloquet man who served time for raping and kidnapping an ex-girlfriend is now facing five felony charges for attempted sexual assault of a minor. Tony Allen Gohl, 40, was charged last month in Carlton County Sixth District Court with first- and... Full story

Contracted work sparks controversy

The issue of using outside social workers received a second vote in a month at Monday's Carlton County board meeting, where one commissioner continued to vote "no." Commissioner Tom Proulx was the...

Fires keep crews busy in area

Firefighters in the area were busy the past week with a spate of fires surrounding the Thanksgiving holiday. The most serious incident was a garage fire on Wednesday, Nov. 22, at a home in Brevator...

Business SPOTLIGHT: Pine Knot News

The Pine Knot News observed its fifth anniversary at the end of October rather quietly, because staff members at the independent locally owned newspaper were busy working. From humble beginnings in... Full story

Elk integration plan will be on the table Dec. 12

Thirty-two homesteads in Progress Township are set to receive notice by mail of a pending Carlton County board vote regarding an elk reintroduction pen proposed to be located there. Saying they wanted to collect public input by those most closely...

Newspaper is taking time off

Get your news in now, because the Pine Knot News office will be closed the week between Christmas and New Year. We will not produce a paper that week, and encourage readers to take their time perusing the extra- large Dec. 22 issue. Call...

Obituary: Helen Margaret Stiede

Helen Margaret Stiede was born Jan. 26, 1934, to John and Clara (Freiss) Kainz in Waukesha, Wisconsin. She grew up on the family dairy and produce farm. She loved taking her mother to the market and... Full story

Obituary: Jesse H. Oles

Jesse H. Oles, 83, lifelong resident of Cloquet, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2023, surrounded by loved ones. He was born on Nov. 25, 1939, in Cloquet, the son of Leonard and Jennie (Anderson)... Full story

Obituary: Ronald Gene Rosbacka

Ronald Gene Rosbacka, 82, of Wright passed away on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2023, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth. Ronald was born to Wilbert and Helen (Soyring) Rosbacka on April 3, 1941, in Moose Lake.... Full story

Death notices

Daniel “Boone” Richard Powless, age 74 of Bemidji, Minnesota passed away Friday, November 24, 2023, in his home. A wake service will be held from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, at Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet, Minnesota. A traditional funeral... Full story

Obituary: James Rodney Johnson

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of James Rodney Johnson. Our husband, father and grandfather was called home by his creator on Friday, Nov. 17. He passed peacefully from the... Full story

Obituary: Thomas Arthur Lavan

Thomas Arthur Lavan, age 74, of Tamarack, Minnesota passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023 at CentraCare Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota. He was born in Cloquet on July 27, 1949 to Gene... Full story

Obituary: Shirley Behm

Shirley Behm, 80, of Esko passed away peacefully Nov. 19, 2023, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital with her family by her side. She was born June 13, 1943, to Neil and Ailie Koskela in Cloquet. She was... Full story

On The Mark: New septic install is no small feat

The Walli family home, just northwest of the city of Cromwell, required a septic system redo, which has consumed our lives for some time. The project called for both intelligent labor and impressive... Full story

State symbols ripe for change

What good is a state flag? According to flag expert Lee Herold of Rochester, Minnesota, a good flag creates a distinctive brand. Ideally, Minnesota's flag should also create unity, representing our... Full story

Wilderness split, remain in first

Two goals scored in the final moments of regulation sent the Minnesota Wilderness to a 5-4 victory over the Janesville Jets Saturday in Wisconsin, capping a successful 2-1 week which kept the team atop the league standings. With goaltender Loris... Full story

Cloquet wins 'Paddle' game with Esko

The Cloquet and Esko girls basketball teams battled for the first time Tuesday with more than just bragging rights on the line. The Lumberjacks prevailed to win the first "Battle for the Paddle."... Full story

'Jacks undefeated in Class A

Kerry Rodd [email protected] For the first time in school history, the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys hockey team hit the ice playing in Class A this week, after years of opting up to play in Class... Full story

Church Services

Apostolic Lutheran Church Pastor Nathan Juntunen 25 Church Road, Esko 218-879-3882 [email protected] Services on Esko Apostolic YouTube channel Communion 1st & 3rd Sundays 9 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Worship service, all... Full story

A Thanksgiving meal for the ages

The shirts said it all: Vetsgiving. Once again, the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 18 of Carlton County organized a massive Thanksgiving campaign here: cooking, serving and delivering a record... Full story

Laughter and music on tap for the holidays

County Seat Theater Company gets in on the holiday action this month with a side-splitting journey to a small town in Texas in "Christmas Belles." A church Christmas program spins hilariously out of... Full story

Santa's Home for the Holidays is here

Cloquet's annual Santa's Home for the Holidays runs Thursday, Nov. 30 through Saturday, Dec. 2 this year. Events kick off Thursday, Nov. 30, with Storytime with Santa at the Cloquet Public Library... Full story

Esko attraction keeps holiday history going

For the seventh consecutive season, Lakehead Harvest Show is turning its Esko property into a holiday wonderland, with a new burst of lights from a beloved Duluth display. Beginning Friday and for...

Carlton Happenings

There are only 25 days until Christmas Day, when families will get together for fun, food and presents. I remember how excited my brother, sister and I were to see the presents we got. For weeks we...

Wright/Cromwell News

The Villa Vista/Cardinal Court Family Night is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 6. All area folks are all welcome to attend and bring your children, as Santa will make an appearance bearing gifts....

MCCU retiree receives award

Retiring Members Cooperative Credit Union learning and development manager Kathlynn McConnell was honored recently by the Minnesota Credit Union Network with a Credit Union Builder Award. The award...

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