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 By Jana Peterson    News    May 20, 2022 

Famine, now feast on the water front

The St. Louis River hit flood stage last weekend, quietly flowing over its banks at Scanlon before violently erupting through the Minnesota Power dam at Thomson/Carlton in dramatic fashion... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    Culture    May 20, 2022 

Offering a musical lesson

Duluth musician Gaelynn Lea not only performed for the entire student body at Washington Elementary last Thursday, she had a conversation with them: 250 students at a time in two sessions. "How many... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    May 20, 2022 

Wrenshall Board hears from unhappy residents

Nearly two dozen people attended Monday's Wrenshall school board meeting, none of them to address agenda items. Four people spoke; two others belatedly said they wanted to give their time to the...

 By Jana Peterson    News    May 20, 2022 

Murder trial to start after jury is set

Jury selection started Monday, May 16, in the long-awaited homicide trial of 35-year-old Sheldon Thompson, with the trial expected to last into early June. Thompson is accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend, Jackie Defoe, her unborn child, and he...

 By Jana Peterson    People    May 20, 2022 

She's all in on Harvard

What's the secret to getting into Harvard? Finding and following your passion, said Cloquet High School senior Harmony Fisher. Which, in her case, is birds. It is a "random" fascination she owes to...

 By Jana Peterson    News    May 13, 2022

Fire crew loses dog

Cloquet Area Fire District firefighters lost more than an arson detection dog when K-9 Wish was euthanized Monday, they lost a friend. A mix of golden retriever and Labrador, Wish had been with the...

 By Jana Peterson    News    May 13, 2022

Enrollment fluctuations trigger budget changes

Cloquet school district officials have some challenges on their hands in planning for the next few school years, thanks to a “bubble” of large classes that will be entering the high school and...

 By Jana Peterson    People    May 13, 2022

Lessons through music

Duluth musician Gaelynn Lea shares both her music and her musical journey with Churchill Elementary School fourth-grade students Tuesday. Lea visited Churchill on Tuesday and Washington Elementary in...

 By Jana Peterson    News    May 6, 2022

Mural magic at middle school

While gray days dominated the month of April outside, art students at Cloquet Middle School were creating a scene of spectacular color and warmth inside a second floor hallway. Their new mural... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    May 6, 2022

Team effort yields state Econ title

Prior to winning the state championship last Wednesday, April 27, members of the Cloquet High School Econ Team ran past cheering crowds in the hallways of the high school ... dressed in two-piece... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    May 6, 2022

Cloquet approves body camera grant, questions long-term costs

Cloquet city councilors took a step toward purchasing body-worn cameras and new stun guns by voting to accept a $38,000 grant Tuesday night, but acknowledged if they go through with the purchase, it will mean significant expense to the city and its...

 By Jana Peterson    News    May 6, 2022

Flapjack Fiasco returns

Nearly 700 people turned out Sunday morning for Harold's Flippin' Flapjack Fiasco, which raised close to $9,000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in its 10th year. On Tuesday, event founder...

 By Jana Peterson    News    May 6, 2022

The political season is upon us

Considering a run for political office? The filing period for state and local offices — only those that could require primary elections in August — will be open May 17-31. The city of Cloquet has four positions up for election in November, includ...

 By Jana Peterson    News    April 29, 2022

Cloquet production is a magical turn

The latest Cloquet High School spring play is literally magical ... and will look familiar if you're a Harry Potter fan. But don't expect that name to come up. Sure, there is a person referred to as... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    April 29, 2022

Cloquet regains Tree City status

City administrator Tim Peterson announced Cloquet has earned Tree City status once again, recognition that the city makes the planting and care of trees a priority. It had been more than a decade...

 By Jana Peterson    News    April 29, 2022

Band chairman exonerated by FDL tribal council

The censure hearings against Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa chairman Kevin Dupuis ended Monday with a meeting of the Reservation Business Committee. In a meeting open to band members in person and online, the RBC voted 3-2 that the...

 By Jana Peterson    News    April 29, 2022

Court prepares for May murder trial

Attorneys and Sixth District judge Jill Eichenwald hammered out the rules of engagement for the murder trial of Sheldon Thompson, on the Carlton County Court calendar from mid-May through June 3. More than two years have passed since Thompson was...

 By Jana Peterson    News    April 29, 2022

District to move, merge its childcare

It's a task that's loomed large since Erin Bates took over as Cloquet Community Education director almost 18 months ago: find a new home for Li'l Lumberjacks Learning Center. Mission accomplished. In... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    April 22, 2022

Cloquet bomb threat not unique

Just over a month after Esko schools had to evacuate due to a bomb threat, the same thing happened in Cloquet on Wednesday, April 20. Cloquet police chief Derek Randall told the Pine Knot that the... Full story


Bunny Fun

While it lacked the visual excitement of scores of children running around picking up brightly colored eggs like tiny vacuum cleaners, Saturday's Skate with the Easter Bunny event was a hit with kids... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    April 22, 2022

Old hotel is officially condemned

Cloquet city councilors voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the condemnation of the building that once housed Mexico Lindo, a three-story building at 915 Cloquet Ave. originally constructed as the...

 By Jana Peterson    People    April 22, 2022

War in Ukraine: Helping her native country

Carlton resident Galyna Tuttle didn't cry when she told the story of the young boy who bled to death in her native country of Ukraine, because she's all cried out after hearing and reading and... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    People    April 22, 2022

War in Ukraine: From Cloquet to Poland

For those wondering how Carmen Purcell has fared in her mission to aid or rescue a Ukrainian teenager she considers a member of the family, things are moving in the right direction. When the Pine Knot... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    April 15, 2022

Winds of change blow over forestry center

A few miles west of Cloquet, in the heart of the Fond du Lac Reservation, sits the Cloquet Forestry Center. Owned by the University of Minnesota, the woodland site has been the primary research and...


Stories from 'the old ones' fill new book

With the publication of his new book, "We spoke of many things," Carlton County historian, playwright, journalist, businessman and political activist Dan Reed completed what was really a lifelong... Full story


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