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Overwhelmed by brothers, this girl had a simple wish

Christmas is a magical time for children. Kids everywhere send lists and requests to the North Pole in hopes of Santa granting their wishes. To one Cloquet girl's surprise, her wish is being granted....


Teenager brings comfort to mask wearing

While some 14-year-olds keep busy playing video games or watching movies during a pandemic quarantine, Cloquet's Ryan Huls has taken up a more productive hobby. In the midst of the global pandemic,... Full story

 By Caleb Swanson    News    August 21, 2020

Community college opening on hybrid schedule

It's not only K-12 schools that are struggling with decisions about how to return to school - colleges everywhere are constructing plans and integrating new ideas and technology to make education...

 By Caleb Swanson    News    August 14, 2020

Cloquet Labor Day events canceled

For more than 100 years, Cloquet has celebrated the hardworking men and women of our area with parades and festivities. But Labor Day will be quieter this year. Organizer Mike Parrot said all of the... Full story


Farmers market is an outdoor shopping oasis

Every Saturday in Cloquet farmers and gardeners come together to provide fresh vegetables and goods from their homes and smaller farms. Even in the midst of a pandemic, farmers markets, modified for... Full story

 By Caleb Swanson    News    August 7, 2020

Students weigh in on school plans

Pine Knot News intern Caleb Swanson asked Carlton County students how they feel about plans to reopen schools this fall: "I don't want to go back because online was easier for me. But on the other... Full story

 By Caleb Swanson    Sports    August 7, 2020

A cautious reality hits

Local reactions to the loss of the football and volleyball seasons included disappointment but the acceptance that safety should come first. Cloquet quarterback Alec Turnbull said he was “happy that there will hopefully be a season, even though i...

 By Caleb Swanson    News    July 31, 2020

Change wanted in Cloquet chicken rule

Emily Tracy and her family are trying to change the rules around chickens in Cloquet city limits. She has written a petition and it is circulating the internet and gaining traction in the community....

 By Caleb Swanson    Sports    July 31, 2020

Play ball... finally

Near ballfields across Cloquet this weekend, cars lined streets and packed into parking lots for youth baseball. The ping of a bat or dugout chatter was welcome in a summer of pandemic that has... Full story

 By Caleb Swanson    People    April 3, 2020

It's a different world for returning students

As a senior in high school, putting life on hold is quite a challenge. The constant updates and news about our worldwide problem are exhausting. At this time of year, seniors' lives are changing as...


Floor hockey tradition continues at CHS

Cloquet is a hockey town. From PeeWees to Bantams to high school to the Wilderness. Hockey is in our community's blood. However, hockey season falls on top of the blandest, most Vitamin D-deprived... Full story


Cloquet senior gets a bite of New York fashion world

Cloquet High School senior Sydney Hall is a typical student in most aspects of life besides one - fashion. Fashion has been a focus of Sydney's since she was little. At some point, planning cute...


He lost a toe, but plays on

If Mason Avey could offer one piece of advice, it would be to wear steel toe boots when mowing. Avey learned that lesson the hard way this summer. Two weeks before the football season, the Cloquet Hig...

 By Caleb Swanson    News    August 23, 2019

Fond du Lac breaks ground on new cultural language center

A crowd of about 50 people gathered Aug. 14 to celebrate the start of something new: the Fond du Lac Cultural Language and Learning Center. Although it's a vacant lot now, by March 2020 the site will...

 By Caleb Swanson    Sports    August 9, 2019

Cloquet senior has sights on going pro

Many of Jonny Dunaiski's peers know him from his work on the volleyball court and during floor hockey season, but one activity rises above the rest. Disc golf is the Cloquet High School senior's main... Full story


Skaters gonna skate

Newish park in Cloquet hosts first big event Skinned knees and bruised shins were a fate no one escaped as the Cloquet skatepark was transformed into a chaotic gauntlet of scooters, bikes,... Full story

 By Caleb Swanson    News    July 19, 2019

Russian honeyberries find a place in Wrenshall

A cold winter rolling into spring is not typically an ideal growing season for berries, but local farmer Jason Amundson saw potential in the cold Minnesotan weather. Happily, Minnesota has the same...


Runners have a color blast

Dozens of runners and volunteers gathered to have fun and honor the late Cole Drechsler during the Cloquet Rotary Club’s annual Color Run Saturday, June 13. Their transformation from the start to t...

 By Caleb Swanson    News    July 5, 2019

What's moving and shaking in the business community

While Cloquet has seen its share of new buildings and businesses enter the local market since the new year started - think Members Cooperative Credit Union and Aldi grocery store - the changes don't e...

 By Caleb Swanson    People    June 28, 2019

Knot intern to work ad side

Hello, readers, my name is Caleb Swanson and I am an intern at the Pine Knot News this summer. My parents are Chris and Natalie Swanson. My job is to work with my friend Jordan, the other intern...


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