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Shots trend high in county

Carlton County seniors are winning the war on Covid, one shot at a time. As of Tuesday, 94 percent of Carlton County residents 65 and older have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine,... Full story

County, band team up to jab hundreds

People streamed in and out of the convention center at Black Bear Casino Resort last Thursday, eager to take another step toward a post-pandemic life. By the end of the day, another 455 residents of... Full story

When life gives you lemons ... sell coffee

On Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, at 5:20 p.m., Kathie Kemi, resident of Esko and Cloquet since age 8, was told she had a mass on her pancreas. As the stranger/doctor looked into her eyes and spoke the... Full story

Changes ahead for highways, business makeup

The city of Cromwell is prepping for major roadwork on Minnesota Highway 210, scheduled to begin next year. Last week, Mayor Sharon Zelazny summarized a variety of projects coming up over the next...

Changes coming on defense in accidental shooting case

A teenager from the Fond du Lac Reservation accused of fatally shooting his friend in December has a new attorney, who intends to contest both the original second degree manslaughter charge along with a third-degree murder charge added in February....

Plans set to reopen City Hall in May

Cloquet City Hall and the Cloquet Police Department will reopen to the public on May 1, after limited access because of the pandemic since mid-November. City administrator Tim Peterson told council...

Wright/Cromwell news

There will be a special memorial remembrance for Siiri Peterson at Bethany in Cromwell April 11, at the 10:30 worship service. Coffee and cake will be served in the Fellowship Hall, and all are...

Food shelves get help from Northwoods

Northwoods Credit Union and its members raised more than $9,000 for area food shelves through its latest loan promotion. The loan promotion offered up to 1 percent cash back to members on new loans....

Diocese bishop chosen

After going without a bishop since late 2019, Pope Francis named a Wisconsin priest to lead the Duluth Diocese. Rev. Daniel Felton, of the Diocese of Green Bay, Wis., will become the 10th bishop of...

MNsure expands, adds tax credits

Recent changes to the Affordable Care Act made through the American Rescue Plan mean more Minnesotans will be able to access tax credits through MNsure. The changes lower premiums for most people who are currently enrolled through MNsure and expand... Full story

Cloquet winter bus route to end

The Cloquet public schools will be ending the in-town winter bus route after Friday, April 16. The bus route serves children and teens who live too close to their school to qualify for busing, during the coldest months of the year at no extra...

Heralded 105-year-old dies

The Northland lost one of its oldest residents last month, when Martha Adeline Westlund passed away at the age of 105 on March 6 of natural causes. Westlund had become quite a celebrity in her golden... Full story

Obituaries: Patricia Ann Dickison

Patricia Ann Dickison, 86, passed away April 4, 2021, at Sunnyside Health Care Center in Cloquet. Pat was born on Oct. 8, 1934, to Peter and Josephine (Jesse) Shotley in Cloquet. She graduated in... Full story

Obituaries: Mary Ann Hart

Mary Ann Hart, 88, of Carlton passed away peacefully with her family by her side April 2, 2021. She was born March 10, 1933, the daughter of Albin and Emily Markkanen. Mary Ann was united in marriage...

Harry's Gang: Sexism lesson learned after snarky response to email

I had an interesting experience the other day. In an email with a fellow attorney over settling a case, the attorney told me that her client's previous offer was no longer on the table, because... Full story

Letters to the editor: Please open government offices

The Our View in the April 2 issue of the Pine Knot News took the words right out of my mouth. Please open Cloquet City Hall for customer service. When I’ve been there to pay my water bill, I’m almost always the only customer there. Are the...

Looking at those hit hard by pandemic

In Minnesota, we value strong schools, strong families, strong communities, and strong local economies. The last year has been full of hardship and sacrifices, including tragedy for too many families. Despite the trials and tribulations, it’s...

Our View: Teamwork helps spread the vaccine

Last week’s joint effort between Carlton County and the Fond du Lac Band shows how two communities, working together, can have a significant impact on members of both. Kudos to the Fond du Lac Band for reaching out to the county to share 500...

Millen returns to NAHL, Cloquet

After a couple of coaching gigs and a trip back to school, former Minnesota Wilderness coach and Cloquet hockey star Cory Millen is back in the North American Hockey League as head coach of the St.... Full story

Kuhlman gets first two goals

Former Cloquet- Esko-Carlton and University of Minnesota Duluth captain Karson Kuhlman recorded his first and second goals of the season in the National Hockey League over the past two weeks. Kuhlman’s first goal came March 25 as his Boston... Full story

Polars freeze out Rebels

Midway through the first half of their state quarterfinal game, the Moose Lake/Willow River Rebels trailed by four points. That changed as Minneapolis North went on an offensive run that gave the... Full story

Wilderness seek to move from middle

With about a third of the schedule remaining in the regular season, the Minnesota Wilderness find themselves smack in the middle of the Central Division standings in the North American Hockey League.... Full story

Burgeoning spring harbingers

Amatuer photographer John Dahlman shared a few signs of spring with the Pine Knot News this week. The photos of the swans, and the male and female mallard ducks, were taken while driving his local... Full story

Wrenshall News: Sunflowers bring light

I don’t know if it was the warmest Easter on record, but it sure felt special to be outside without winter gear last weekend. We celebrated with family outside around the pizza oven and feasted on... Full story

Seniors get their day in the park

Cloquet will celebrate its senior citizens with an event June 15 at Veterans Park. According to a proclamation by Mayor Roger Maki Tuesday, those 60 and older will be celebrated at the park at the second annual Senior Day in Cloquet with prize...

One Book events come to Cloquet

After selecting “The Nickel Boys” by Colson Whitehead as the 2021 One Book Northland title, the Cloquet Public Library is hosting three events this month. For younger readers (and the young at heart), the library will host a “story stroll...

On Faith: It's planting season!

The parable of the sower has always been one of my favorites. Found in Matthew 13 and Luke 8, it should come as no surprise that a farm boy from Iowa would relate to the imagery of planting. As I... Full story

Spring Flip

Cloquet eighth-grader Alex Johnson rolls up a ramp at the Cloquet skatepark Tuesday, attempting an ollie jump. The skate park was bustling with teens Tuesday, skating or just hanging out at...

An eye on the job future

The week before spring break, students at Cloquet Middle School spent time learning about further education and careers. Activities included interest assessments, career exploration, dress-up days...

Nature's Path: Spring camping is theater in the round

While waiting for the warmth and blooming of summer to arrive, a great way to fill the in-between season is spring camping. There may be mud and cool temps to deal with, but there are lots of perks....

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