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 By Pine Knot News    News    January 22, 2021 

Tax filing season starts Feb. 12

The Minnesota Department of Revenue will open the state Individual Income Tax filing season on Feb. 12. The date matches the opening day for the Internal Revenue Service. The filing deadline to submit 2020 Minnesota income tax returns is April 15,...

 By Pine Knot News    News    January 22, 2021 

Arrest made at Line 3 pipeline site

Water protector Nia Zekan climbed into a pipe trench along the Line 3 pipeline easement on the Fond du Lac reservation Monday morning, shutting down work for approximately four hours. Zekan halted... Full story


Downward trend continues locally, in state

Carlton County Covid-19 case numbers increased by 46 cases over the past week, while only one death due to Covid was reported in the county. As of Wednesday, Jan. 13, Carlton County had seen a cumulative total of 2,809 Covid-19 cases and 43 deaths,... Full story


Our view: Back-to-school is welcome any time

We are not weather forecasters, but we predict a warmup next week, due to parents all around the county breathing a big sigh of relief when their children finally go back to school. Most Carlton County schools announced a return to the classroom for...


Obituaries: Carol A. Schlenvogt

Carol A. Schlenvogt, 71, of Cloquet passed away Jan. 13, 2021, at her home with family at her side. She was born Aug. 6, 1949 in Jamestown, North Dakota, the daughter of Reinhart and Evanda (Stuckle)... Full story


Obituaries: Diane M. Krych

Diane M. Krych, 68, of Esko and Stone Lake, Wisconsin, went to her heavenly home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, after a lengthy and courageous battle with... Full story


Obituaries: Jim and Judy Proulx

James (Jim), 82, and Judy, 81, of Cloquet passed away after 62 years of marriage, within hours of each other in their winter home of Yuma, Arizona on Jan. 11, 2021. Lifelong residents of Cloquet,... Full story


Death notices

Norman Lee Rubesh, 77, of Cloquet passed away suddenly Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, in Community Memorial Hospital in Cloquet. A gathering of family and friends was held Jan. 16 in the Atkins Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th St. in Cloquet. Charles Golen,... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    Sports    January 22, 2021 

The Ticker: A quick look at area teams in action

Thursday, Jan. 14 Boys Hockey Grand Rapids-6 CEC-1 Boys Basketball Northwoods-110 Carlton-46 Girls Basketball Moose Lake/ Willow River-83 Aitkin-66 Carlton-59 McGregor-31 MIB-77 Cloquet-47 Cromwell-Wright-66 South Ridge-39 Friday, Jan. 15 Boys... Full story


Church Services

Carlton County Church of Christ Scanlon Community Center 2801 Dewey Ave. #1, Sunday worship 10 a.m. Contact with questions or for Bible study: [email protected], 218-380-4949 or 218-343-8216 Esko Apostolic Lutheran Church Pastor... Full story


Senior Lunch Menu

Arrowhead Senior Nutrition menu: Friday, Jan. 22 Favorite Italian pasta, cookie Sat-Sun, Jan. 23-24 Frozen meals available Monday, Jan. 25 Baked fish, cookie Tuesday, Jan. 26 Mild Buffalo or BBQ chicken sandwich, fruit Wednesday, Jan. 27 Hot beef... Full story


Community Events Calendar

Wednesday, Jan. 27 Ruby’s Pantry distributes food every fourth Wednesday of the month in Cloquet. Doors open at 10 a.m., last shares distributed at 11:30. Donation: $20. This month’s distribution is Jan. 27 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran... Full story


It's the rime of the season

Photographer Mark Cline found himself in a frosty wonderland last weekend in Jay Cooke State Park. He captured these crystals on the swinging bridge there, which required a steady tripod when no one...


History Mystery

With the help of Wrenshall writer Annie Dugan and relatives, we have a host of information and photos on the subject of last week's History Mystery, Tim and Nellie Pappelis and their restaurant on...


Food assistance increases 15%

Minnesotans on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and other food assistance programs who are receiving the maximum amount will soon see a 15-percent increase in monthly food benefits. They do not need to do anything additional to receive...


Full wolf control moves to state

Minnesota wolves are managed solely by state and tribal authorities after a change effective Jan. 4. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Oct. 29 that it would remove the wolf from the federal endangered and threatened species list, which...


Hospital lands machine for rapid tests

Community Memorial Hospital in Cloquet is now the owner of a rapid testing device which can produce Covid-19 results in approximately an hour. Once a sample is gathered from a patient using a... Full story


Blue light displays urged to honor frontline workers

Public health staff from 11 county and tribal public health departments have partnered on an intiative called Project Blue Light to honor frontline workers who have been working to keep the community safe during the Covid-19 pandemic. During the... Full story


County creates Covid hotline, messages

Carlton County Public Health and Human Services is working with state and federal agencies on vaccine distribution. Residents can call for updates and ask questions at 218-499-6312. A message will share relevant information about the vaccine and an... Full story


State launches vaccine dashboard

A public vaccine data dashboard was launched this week to track the progress of Covid-19 vaccine allocation, distribution and administration across Minnesota. The dashboard provides what designers call a “visual and user-friendly way to view key... Full story


Our View: Responsibility can keep things open

Finally. After a holiday season where restaurants and bars were closed for indoor dining, the state has finally allowed them to open dining rooms for dine-in customers, following a few guidelines to keep patrons and staff safe from the coronavirus....


Obituaries: Duane Putnam

Duane Putnam, 90, passed away Jan. 8, 2021, at The Waterview Shores in Two Harbors. He was born on Aug. 23, 1930, to Aaron and Katherine (Nathan) Putnam in Linton, North Dakota. Duane enlisted in the... Full story


Girls Basketball Preview

Cromwell-Wright Oh what could have been! Last year Cromwell-Wright was on the precipice of what could have been a state title. The Cardinals were loaded with talent and had two of the top players in... Full story


Boys Basketball Preview

Cromwell-Wright If Cromwell-Wright is going to contend for a section championship this year, they will have to overcome the loss of five seniors who graduated from last year's state-ranked 20-5 team.... Full story


College News

Gamradt makes dean’s list Ellie Gamradt of Wrenshall has been named to the Southeast Missouri State University dean’s list for academic achievement during the fall 2020 semester. Students named to the list earned at least a 3.75 grade point... Full story


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