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 By Jordan Allen    News    October 11, 2019

Java Jacks is open for business

Late nights and early risings mixed with the colder temperatures of fall creates a deadly, sleepy challenge for high school students. Some days, the rush to school can leave students without the... Full story


'Oldtimers' receive annual honors

The Carlton County Labor Day celebration is known for its parade and picnic on Monday, but the fun actually starts a day earlier at the annual Oldtimers Banquet. "This event's main purpose is to...


Thanks for the great summer intern experience

As the final days of summer slowly run out, so does my summer internship with the Pine Knot News. From the first article to my last, I've enjoyed the opportunity to help tell the story of our county... Full story

 By Jordan Allen    News    August 30, 2019

Cloquet alum takes on big issues in D.C.

When the school year is done and the seniors' final year comes to a close, Carlton County grads are released into the world to travel far and wide to educate themselves, explore new opportunities,...


Intern Musings: Finding extracurricular balance

With school just a few days away, schedules are suddenly becoming packed with both school and extracurriculars. While a seven-hour school day is a necessary part of every student’s day,...

 By Jordan Allen    News    August 30, 2019

Fond du Lac flag flies in Cloquet school district

The Cloquet school board met Monday, Aug. 26 to address the last-minute details that every school faces before the start of school, from the approval of new staff and recognition of others, to talk...

 By Jordan Allen    Sports    August 23, 2019

Ragnar comes to Carlton County

Starting in St. Paul, last weekend's Ragnar race took runners along Interstate 35 through Stillwater, North Branch, Moose Lake, Carlton, and the numerous other towns separating the runners from the...


See you at the fair!

It's fair time! With the official start of the 129th annual Carlton County Fair only a couple days away, on Tuesday the 4-H students were showing off their projects in hopes of impressing the judges... Full story


Fun, fun, fun in Esko

From sunrise to sunset, the final day of the Esko Fun Days brought dancing, games, food, a little bit of running and a parade with candy and smiles. The Kristin Burkholder 5K kicked off things...

 By Jordan Allen    Sports    August 16, 2019

Cross-country brings unique challenges

The hilly and wooded Pine Valley trails, the often too-close encounters with wildlife, and the satisfying smack of shoe on ground … It must be cross-country season. But this year, we had a bit of a...


Wood City Music Festival rocks on

Blessed with both clear skies and a full audience, the Wood City Music Festival set out yet again last Saturday to extend the hand of God to all who would listen. The free, family-friendly event...


Esko kicks off 'Fun Days'

The first Davis Helberg Community Impact Award was presented during the Esko Seniors Picnic Lunch Wednesday as part of the annual Esko Fun Days festivities. Davis Helberg spent much of his time... Full story

 By Jordan Allen    Sports    August 2, 2019

Cloquet alumnus passes 'the ultimate test'

Throughout time, humankind has found numerous different ways to push the physical body to the limit. However, the ultramarathon stands alone as the ultimate test of an athlete's physical and mental...


Education wonders found in the outdoors

Rain couldn't stop 24 nature enthusiasts from enjoying the numerous activities offered during the second session of Forestry Adventure Days last week. For the past six years, the Cloquet Forestry Cent...

 By Jordan Allen    Sports    July 19, 2019

Mountain bike team gears up for third year

On any given Tuesday, Thursday, or Sunday you may see the large group of mountain bikers standing eagerly, roughly in a circle. This group is the Cloquet- Esko-Carlton mountain biking team, and they...

 By Jordan Allen    News    July 12, 2019

Sleeping mat project helps homeless, reuses plastic

Pollution and homelessness, two significant issues facing the country and our county, have sparked creative and innovative solutions. One group in Carlton seeks to address both issues with its...


Films get a shot at the barn

The smell of popcorn coupled with the dim light within the barn brought a sense of anticipation to a large crowd of filmmakers and movie lovers last weekend in Wrenshall. Dozens of people were...

 By Jordan Allen    Sports    July 5, 2019

Young wrestlers gain skills at camp

Over the last week of June, upcoming Lumberjack wrestlers woke up early and headed to Cloquet Senior High School, where they spent several hours a day learning the skills needed to one day stand at...


It's race season in Carlton County

When you think of the Cloquet Fourth of July festivities, your thoughts most likely fall to the parade, the fireworks display and, of course, the Sawdust 5K and its sister race, the Lavonna Mile. The...

 By Jordan Allen    Sports    June 28, 2019

Honored Cloquet tennis coach gets personal

Tom Proulx, the assistant coach for Cloquet boys tennis, was recently named the Section 7A 2019 Assistant Coach of the Year Award by the Minnesota Tennis Association. Proulx has been coaching in...

 By Jordan Allen    People    June 21, 2019

Welcome Pine Knot's latest hire

Hello, Pine Knot News readers. My name is Jordan Allen and I will be an intern for the newspaper this summer, writing stories and taking pictures around the community. Although born in Lafayette,...

 By Jordan Allen    Opinion    June 21, 2019

Hands-on lesson in government is an eye-opener

Government. When you hear the word, oftentimes your brain goes directly to the United States capital, Washington D.C. When you hear the word “government,” you may also immediately think of...


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