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 By Pine Knot News    News    September 20, 2019 

Cloquet limits open enrollment

The Cloquet School Board approved a resolution last week to close open enrollment in grades 6 and 8 last week. The board had closed open enrollment for kindergarten and grades 1, 3, 4 and 7 in August, leaving open enrollment open only for grades 2,...

 By Pine Knot News    News    September 20, 2019 

Credit union is top in the state

Members Cooperative Credit Union has been named the top 2019 Minnesota Credit Union of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. According to an MCCU press release, the award is being...


Senior Lunch Menu

Arrowhead Senior Nutrition menu: Friday, Sept. 20: Porcupine meatballs, mashed potatoes and gravy, wax beans, fruit Monday, Sept. 23: California chicken casserole, spinach salad, fruit Tuesday, Sept. 24: Stew, biscuit, cake with icing Wednesday,... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    September 20, 2019 

Cloquet will make up more snow days

Thanks to actions this spring by the state legislature to let schools off the hook for not meeting the state mandated minimum number of school days due to snow days, the Cloquet School District will be making up more snow days in the future. School...

 By Pine Knot News    News    September 20, 2019 

So long, Dixieland

Fidgety Feet Dixieland Band ended its season last Tuesday night with a free concert at the Cloquet Presbyterian Church. The group is led by Steve Tomhave (back row, far left) with David Luehr and...

 By Pine Knot News    News    September 20, 2019 

County issues offender notice

The Carlton County Sheriff’s Department issued a notification that Dustin Nelson, who is identified as a risk level three sex offender, is moving from rural Barnum into Barnum Township. In addition to a sexual assault charge, Nelson has a...

 By Pine Knot News    News    September 20, 2019 

Court sides with Enbridge on line

The Minnesota Supreme Court has declined to take up challenges by tribal and conservation groups to the environmental review of Enbridge Energy’s proposal for replacing its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline in Minnesota. The decision means that...

 By Pine Knot News    News    September 20, 2019 

Fond du Lac steps into PolyMet fray

The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is stepping into the legal battle surrounding the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine. According to a press release from the Fond du Lac Reservation Business Committee, on Sept. 10, the Band filed a...


Community Events Calendar

Smear League meets 2-4 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays at the Cloquet VFW. $5, winnings for first, second and third place. Bring a partner. Bring a potluck dish, if you wish Us TOO prostate cancer support group meets the fourth Monday of each mont... Full story


Our view: These pages are for every viewpoint

This is an opinion page. Most weeks you will find an editorial, under the header “Our View” about a subject the newspaper staff have agreed we should take a stand on, comment about, applaud, or all of the above. There’s always a “Harry’s...


Wrenshall barn takes on art show

A visual arts exhibition featuring the work of Catherine Meier and Kristina Estall, "Field Trials II" will open Saturday, Sept. 21 in the Free Range Film Festival barn near Wrenshall. The exhibit...


Labor get its tradition on

These buttons are united in their support of working men and women. "Unions: Keeping America Great," proclaimed the 2017 button. "Right to Work provides No Rights and No Work," the red and blue...


This week in state history

Historic Minnesota events that took place Sept. 6-12: Sept. 6 1889 Bob Younger dies in the Minnesota State Prison at Stillwater, where he was serving a life sentence for his role in the Jesse James/Cole Younger gang’s Northfield bank raid on Sept....


Cloquet native named VP at CMH

Cloquet native Dennis Lennartson, has joined the staff of Community Memorial Hospital as senior vice president of hospital and clinical services. Lennartson served as an Air Force Medic in Duluth's...


Thomson comp committee meets

The Thomson Township comprehensive plan committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Thomson Township Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 10 to review several draft plan materials and discuss upcoming public engagement activities. The plan steering committee meeting is...


Stabbing in school lot leads to arrest

A Sawyer man was arrested following a stabbing in Cloquet this weekend. George Robert LaPrairie, 19, was charged in Sixth District Carlton County Court Wednesday with first- and second-degree... Full story


Celebrate the Old Log Church

It's been a long time coming, but The Old Log Church at Saints Mary and Joseph Catholic Church in Sawyer is fully restored and open for business. In this case, the business will be the celebration of... Full story


Speed limits changed on Highway 73

The speed limit changed this week along Highway 73 in Carlton County, thanks to actions in 2014, when the Minnesota Legislature directed the Department of Transportation to evaluate its two-lane, two-way, 55-mph highways to determine whether speed...


Illuminate your run

Join Washington Elementary School Friday, Sept. 6 for the school’s sixth annual Light Up the Night 1K and 5K races. The 1K starts at 7:30 p.m. at the school, with the 5K to follow. There will be prizes for most illuminated, best neon, and best...


Our View: School merger is a no-brainer

Did you hear that crowd roar in Carlton last Friday night? Funny how things work out when you just put heads together and do the logical thing. That’s what began to happen last fall when Carlton and Wrenshall football coaches saw they had a...


Obituary: Kenneth Wayne Thiry

Kenneth Wayne Thiry, 68, of Cloquet passed away suddenly at home on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. He was born Feb. 12, 1951, in Duluth to Clifford and Barbara (Palmer) Thiry. Ken was co-owner of the... Full story


Death Notices

Norman Morrison, 85, of Cloquet died Tuesday, Aug. 27, in St. Luke’s Hospice in Duluth. Visitation: 4 p.m. until the 5 p.m. funeral Friday, Sept. 6, at Atkins-Northland Funeral Home in Cloquet. Arrangements by Atkins-Northland Funeral Home &... Full story


First and last

Kids celebrate the end of summer and getting back to school....


This week in state history

Historic Minnesota events that took place Aug. 30-Sept. 5. Aug. 31 1929 The Foshay Tower is dedicated in Minneapolis. Hiring John Sousa to write and perform a march for the occasion, Wilbur Foshay throws a splendid grand-opening party, a final displa...

 By Pine Knot News    News    August 30, 2019

Lock your cars and your homes

Cloquet police are still cautioning residents to lock their cars when they leave them, as there have been reports of lots of vehicle prowls in town lately. In fact, while you’re at it, make sure to lock your house and garage too. “Please do not...


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