A hometown newspaper with a local office, local owners & lots of local news

About Pine Knot News

The Pine Knot News is a locally owned, independent, hyperlocal weekly newspaper covering northern Carlton County with an office in Cloquet, MN.

Company Overview

Independent locally owned and operated small town community newspaper. The Pine Knot News will strive to bring our member communities closer together by keeping them informed and engaged through coverage of local news, sports, neighbors and happenings.


Editor Jana Peterson was awarded the Freedom of Information Award in the 2017 Better Newspaper Contest and First Place for Investigative Reporting in the 2018 Page One Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, in addition to numerous other awards over her 20-plus years as a journalist.

In the first year the Pine Knot News was eligible to participate in the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Better Newspaper Contest, for stories written between October 2018-August 2019, the PKN won 15 awards, including first place in General Reporting, Sports Reporting, Social Issues story (on vaping), Columnist Pete Radosevich and overall General Excellence.

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