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 By Jana Peterson    News    January 24, 2020 

The ice dams cometh

As if shoveling the driveway and sidewalks isn't enough - now some people are hurting because they didn't shovel their roof? The short answer is yes. Cloquet building official Matt Munter said it's...

 By Jana Peterson    News    January 24, 2020 

A shot at one-act glory for local casts

Ready, set, act. It's not quite a race, but things will be happening pretty fast Saturday when Cloquet High School hosts a one-act play competition in the school's recently remodeled auditorium. Six... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    January 24, 2020 

College president is officially installed

New Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College president Stephanie Hammitt had her day in the spotlight as local and statewide dignitaries, college staff and students, friends and family filled the...

 By Jana Peterson    News    January 24, 2020 

Water plant hums along

With little fanfare, Cloquet's new water treatment plant came online in December and so far things are going swimmingly. Residents should notice little change in tap water because the plant is...

 By Jana Peterson    Sports    January 24, 2020 

Alpine team builds toward Section meet

With lots of natural snow and overall pleasant temperatures, it's been a great year for alpine skiing so far, said Cloquet-Esko- Carlton coach Ryan Zimny. With 11 girls and five boys, the veteran coac... Full story


Delicious fundraiser served at FDLTCC

More than 330 people attended last week's Food for Thought event at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College and set a fundraising record. The popular food tasting event raised more than $25,000 for s... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    January 24, 2020 

Fired cop files lawsuit against city, county

Former Cloquet police detective Scott Holman filed a civil lawsuit last week seeking $4 million in damages caused by his dismissal from employment, including defamation and "intentional infliction of... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    January 17, 2020

Cloquet explores vocational education options

Cloquet explores vocational education options Following the retooling of the construction trades program at Cloquet High School into something that could lead motivated students directly into an...

 By Jana Peterson    News    January 17, 2020

Fire crews get a daily double

After a mercifully long run with no major fire calls, the Cloquet Area Fire District responded to two calls on Sunday, Jan. 12. CAFD Chief Kevin Schroeder said a house fire at 318 Avenue E started in...

 By Jana Peterson    News    January 17, 2020

District looking for vo-tech options

Following the retooling of the construction trades program at Cloquet High School into something that could lead motivated students directly into an carpenters union apprenticeship, CHS administrators...

 By Jana Peterson    News    January 10, 2020

Fire calls make history

The year 2019 was a busy one for the Cloquet Area Fire District and 2020 is unlikely to get any slower. Crews surpassed the now 10-year-old district’s historic high run total of 2,985 incidents in...

 By Jana Peterson    News    January 10, 2020

She's No. 1, baby

When baby Stella Mae Ammesmaki finally decided it was time to make her debut, things happened pretty quickly. Her parents, Marina Berglund and James Ammesmaki, arrived at Community Memorial Hospital...

 By Jana Peterson    News    January 10, 2020

Landfill debate recycled

Cloquet city councilors had to reconsider a decision they made during their final meeting of 2019 on Tuesday night, but the result was the same. Again the council denied a request from SKB...

 By Jana Peterson    News    January 10, 2020

Snow removal work continues

Cloquet city engineer Caleb Peterson said city crews are still working hard every day to remove or push back the high piles of snow that have accumulated during the double whammy of Thanksgiving...

 By Jana Peterson    News    January 10, 2020

Consolidation survey primer offered

It’s 20 minutes that could change the future of two school districts and the children they serve. That’s about how long residents, staff and parents in the Carlton and Wrenshall school districts... Full story


Coffee, pizza enterprises get new owners

Bearaboo Coffee opened New Year's Day with brand new owners, after Natalie and Chris Swanson purchased Cloquet's only combination coffee shop and car wash from Karen Williams, who owned both... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    January 3, 2020

The year that was 2019

How does one rank the top stories from an entire year? Are calculations made in terms of long-term health, dollars spent, numbers of people affected? What about long-term historical effects, or maybe...

 By Jana Peterson    News    January 3, 2020

History mystery solved

Last month, the Pine Knot published a photo from the Carlton County Historical Society of people digging out from a February of 1922 storm in Cloquet. The photo above was described as from an... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    January 3, 2020

They got drunk on air to prove a point

The scene at the WKLK radio station last Friday morning looked more like a bar at closing time than an early-morning radio show. Partially emptied bottles of vodka, rum and beer sat on a table outside...

 By Jana Peterson    News    January 3, 2020

Money matched for more Hwy. 33 changes

A Cloquet highway project is the only one of five state grants announced Monday located outside the Twin Cities area. The Cloquet project will create "J-turns" on Minnesota Highway 33 where it... Full story


Skating tradition holds in Cloquet

It was all in good fun as a friendly game of hockey ebbed and flowed at the Pinehurst Park hockey rink Sunday night. Everyone just kind of showed up, said Travis Berg, who was only watching Sunday... Full story


Sappi chooses locally

Tom Radovich is the new managing director at the Cloquet Sappi mill. The title is new, but the face is a familiar one, as Radovich has been interim mill manager for about three months and has worked... Full story


Cloquet celebrates with communal Christmas dinner

Santa's helpers were busy in Cloquet Wednesday, serving Christmas dinner to hundreds of community members who either came to Zion Lutheran Church to enjoy the communal Christmas dinner or enjoyed... Full story


Santa spotted

Cloquet's Dan Lundberg made his annual Santa walk Monday and said he got a lot of positive responses from folks, and one rude response from a disgruntled child who didn't get what he wanted...


Esko keeps plugging along on future plans

With five chapters written (but not in stone), the process of creating the new “2040 Comprehensive Plan” for Thomson Township is nearing completion but there’s still time to give feedback on the future vision for the township. Comp plan...


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