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 By Pine Knot News    Happenings    May 24, 2024 

Memorial Day ceremonies set for Monday, Sunday

Observed on the last Monday of May, Memorial Day was originally set aside to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting and... Full story

 By Ted Lammi    News    May 24, 2024 

Districts exchange letters on merger

During a break in consolidation committee meetings, Carlton and Wrenshall school boards have continued to negotiate via written communications. The most recent letter came from the Carlton board May 14 in response to Wrenshall’s April 8 proposal t...

 By Mike Creger    People    May 24, 2024 

Journal provides detail on WWII air war

"Time has a way of healing our heartaches but memories last forever." Tucked into a folder on Cloquet native William Dupont at the Carlton County Historical Society is a letter from Fred Asbell. He... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    Happenings    May 24, 2024 

Hail to the graduates!

Cromwell-Wright kicked off the Carlton County high school graduation season last Friday, May 17, ending the ceremony with a spray of confetti. Many of the other graduations in the area are scheduled... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    People    May 24, 2024 

Photo: Knot found

Carlton's Ben and Deb Croft (that's Ben in the picture) received a gift certificate to Outdoor Advantage when they were spotted in a Cloquet parking lot earlier this month with a Pine Knot News "I... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    People    May 24, 2024 

Hyde wove career from art teacher to principal

Thirty-five years ago, Cloquet Area Alternative Education Program principal Connie Hyde would not have dreamed she would be retiring from one of the state's leading alternative learning centers, a...

 By Jana Peterson    News    May 24, 2024 

The Jack bar to change hands

Come July 1, Cloquet's most popular downtown bar, The Jack, will be changing hands. Longtime owner Adam Bailey is selling to brothers Ryan Lindstrom and Zach Zezulka, owners of Carmen's Bar &... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    May 24, 2024 

After 12 years, city planner Cottingham retires

City planner and zoning administrator Al Cottingham received a round of applause during Tuesday's Cloquet City Council meeting - a meeting he hopes will be his last. Cottingham is retiring June 6,...

 By Dan Reed    Happenings    May 24, 2024 

Kalevala car show draws a big crowd

More than 60 vehicles drove in for the "Bring What You Got" car get-together at the Kalevala Cultural Center Sunday near Kettle River. "It was awesome," commented Sam Huhta, one of the event...


A letter of advice to our graduates

Dear Graduates, Congratulations to the Class of 2024 on your graduation from high school. It is an accomplishment. You should be proud of yourselves. Please know that your community and loved ones are proud of you, too. As you go off to jobs,... Full story

 By John Hatcher    Outdoors    May 24, 2024 

Birding bonanza is a delight

For birding enthusiasts, it's hard to beat May in northern Minnesota. There was a day last week that we'll remember for a long time. Often, we plan an extended trip to go explore and look for birds... Full story

 News    May 24, 2024 

Cloquet announces annual scholarships, awards

Cloquet High School held its awards convocation on May 8 and announced the following award and scholarship winners at the school, including those pictured on Page 9 of this week's Pine Knot News The... Full story

 News    May 24, 2024 

Esko announces scholarships earned by seniors

On May 5, a large group of Esko High School seniors were awarded a variety of academic scholarships from local agencies and foundations, including the Esko Educational Foundation. Principal Greg... Full story


Death notices:

Carol Sedor, 90, passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth. Visitation: 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Saturday, June 1 at Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet. Marchand C. Jackson, 69, passed a... Full story


Obituary: Bonnie Jeanne (Tario) Johnson

Bonnie Jeanne Johnson, 78, of North Oaks, Minnesota, passed away peacefully in her home. Bonnie was born and raised in Cloquet by her parents Harold and Mario Tario, graduating from Cloquet High... Full story


Obituary: Lillian "Tilly" McDade

Lillian "Tilly" McDade, 81, of Superior, and formerly of Holyoke, passed away May 10, 2024, at Solvay House in Duluth, surrounded by family. Lillian was born Dec. 8, 1942, to Peter and Irene Delich... Full story


Obituary: Gerald Dale "Jerry" Cran

Gerald Dale "Jerry" Cran passed away on May 10, 2024. He was born in Duluth, the sixth of seven children of Cecil and Nellie Cran. He was educated at Duluth schools, attending Ensign, Lincoln Junior... Full story


Obituary: Ramona Jean Green

Ramona Jean Green, 85, Cloquet, passed away May 12, 2024. She was born June 9, 1938, to Rudolph and Saima Paarni. She was a beloved mother, grandma and aunt. She was preceded in death by her parents;... Full story


Obituary: George Louis Henschel

George Louis Henschel passed away Jan. 15, 2024 at his home in Gilbert, Minnesota. He was born to George and Lottie (Gallup) Henschel on Feb. 11, 1939 in Duluth, Minnesota. He was preceded in death by... Full story

 By Dwight Cadwell    Sports    May 24, 2024 

In softball playoffs, weather is an opponent

With rain looming Tuesday, proactive school officials rescheduled Section 7 softball action for Monday afternoon to keep things set for semifinal action on Thursday. Several local teams had byes in th... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    May 24, 2024 

Cloquet golf teams aim for section titles

First-year Lumberjacks head coach Andrew Miller aims to build a solid girls golf program, much like the Cloquet boys, a perennial frontrunner for the Section 7 championship. This year Miller has been... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    May 24, 2024 

'Jacks tennis team out of section play

Cloquet-Esko-Carlton went 1-1 in the Section 7 boys tennis tournament play last week. The Lumberjacks opened with an impressive 7-0 win over Duluth Marshall before being ousted from tournament play... Full story

 By Mike Creger    News    May 24, 2024 

New CAAEP principal hire is made

On May 13, the school board voted to accept the employment of Dr. Marcia Nelson as CAAEP principal Connie Hyde’s replacement at a salary of $111,576. “Dr. Nelson is being recommended due to her strong background and experience as a school pri...

 By Pine Knot News    Happenings    May 24, 2024 

Church Services

Apostolic Lutheran Church Pastor Nathan Juntunen 25 Church Road, Esko 218-879-3882 [email protected] Communion 1st & 3rd Sundays 9 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Worship service, all ages 11 a.m. coffee & fellowship Services... Full story


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