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 By Pine Knot News    Outdoors    June 2, 2023 

PHOTO: Dinner is served

Mark Cline stopped by an osprey nest in Carlton just in time to witness a food delivery. He said the little ones aren't big enough to be seen over the edge of the nest yet. The nest is in the middle...

 By Pine Knot News    Calendar    June 2, 2023 

Church Services

Bethany-Bethlehem Lutheran Parish Bethany Lutheran Church 5660 Hwy 210, Cromwell 218-644-3640, [email protected] Worship 10:30 a.m., includes Sunday School Online recording posted on Facebook following 10:30... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    Calendar    June 2, 2023 

Community Events Calendar

FRIDAY, JUNE 2 Community chess club 3:30-5 p.m., Cloquet Public Library. All ages and skill levels welcome. Also June 9, 16 & 30. SATURDAY, JUNE 3 Carlton County farmers market 9 a.m. to noon, in front of Premiere Theatres, 904 Hwy 33 S., Cloquet.... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    Calendar    June 2, 2023 

Senior Lunch Menu

Arrowhead Senior Nutrition Menu: Friday, June 2 Pork chow mein, pudding Sat-Sun, June 3-4 Closed, frozen meals available Monday, June 5 Special of the Day Tuesday, June 6 Cauliflower and cheese soup, Ham and cheese sandwich, cookie Wednesday, June 7... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    May 26, 2023

Countywide Memorial Day services set

Observed on the last Monday of May, Memorial Day was originally set aside to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting and... Full story


10,000 trees headed this way soon

Pine Knot News advertising director Ivan Hohnstadt had a tree-mendous idea three years ago. “Let’s give away 10,000 tree seedlings to celebrate the Pine Knot News being named the most outstanding... Full story


Warm weather brings plenty of outdoor opportunities

Whether you're looking for a way to while away an afternoon or plan an entire week's worth of activities - staycation style - there's plenty to do in Carlton County. Spring and summer are the perfect... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    May 5, 2023

Worker assaulted at Sex Offender Program

A 29-year-old man committed to the Minnesota Sex Offender Program in Moose Lake was arrested on assault charges Monday after causing a 53-year-old staff member to be airlifted from the facility. The condition of the victim was not known late Monday,... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    Culture    May 5, 2023

County Seat takes home regional awards

The County Seat Theater Company recently took their Minnesota “Best of Festival” one-act production of “Tracks” on the road to Salina, Kansas for the American Association of Community Theatre... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    May 5, 2023

Chamber honors local businesses

The Cloquet Area Chamber of Commerce honored two of its members as businesses of the year at its 70th annual meeting and banquet last week, and paid special attention to two local industries that are... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    May 5, 2023

Driver killed when tanker overturns outside Cloquet

A 31-year-old Grand Rapids, Minnesota man was killed Saturday, April 29, when his tractor-trailer overturned, catching fire and causing an explosion north of Cloquet, at the convergence of northbound Minnesota Highway 33 and U.S. Highway 53. Xavier R... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    Sports    May 5, 2023

Wilderness advance to meet Windigo in second round

An unlikely goal-scorer lifted the Minnesota Wilderness to a playoff sweep last weekend, closing out the Kenai River Brown Bears in Soldotna, Alaska, with a 2-1 overtime win in Game 3 of their opening-round playoff series. Michael Quinn’s goal 51... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    Sports    May 5, 2023

Sports roundups

Esko sweeps round robin The weather broke long enough on April 25 for the Esko, South Ridge and Barnum baseball teams to play a three-game round robin at Wade Stadium in Duluth. Barnum came in at 1-0 after a 6-2 win over ML/WR a week earlier, but... Full story


Korpela reaches 1,000 points

Carlton junior Luuke Korpela reached the 1,000-point career mark on Thursday night as the Bulldogs downed Cook County 88-58 at home in front of a raucous crowd. Korpela was named to the Polar League... Full story


'Northland Hackathon' organizers aim for fun and better computer science

The inaugural Northland Hackathon in April 2022 exposed students from 20 Minnesota high schools to aspects of computer science that included building apps, writing code and exploring opportunities in... Full story


The Beseman brothers go to war

All three sons of Albert Beseman served during World War II in the early 1940s, said their nephew Clarence Badger, sharing photos of the three Wright-area men after the war. The photo of Leo, Jasper... Full story


Fire damages apartments in downtown Carlton

A fire Friday afternoon left a downtown Carlton apartment building left a number of families without a home. The 911 call came in at roughly 3:41 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, reporting a structure fire at... Full story


Cloquet theater offers $3 movies Saturday

Moviegoers get a treat Saturday, Sept. 3, when Premiere Theaters in Cloquet will offer tickets to all movies, all day for $3. Premiere confirmed this week that it had joined the National Cinema Day movement adopted on a trial basis by the National... Full story


History Mystery

This week, we're happy to share more of what the Pine Knot News has learned about the 5,000-pound millstone pulled by the city of Cloquet from resident Bill Stolberg's yard. The millstone was used at...


Candidate filings, races for Nov. 8 general election

The filing period for Carlton County, the state of Minnesota, and the city of Cloquet was in May, but the filing period for remaining cities in Carlton County ended Tuesday, Aug. 16. Now that filing periods and August’s primary races have... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    August 19, 2022

Spend Labor Day in Cloquet

Cloquet will, once again, be the place to go to celebrate Labor Day. After a pandemic hiatus, the Oldtimers Banquet will return on Sunday, Sept. 4 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Four Seasons Event Center in Carlton. The parade will return, marching down...

 By Pine Knot News    News    August 12, 2022

More summer fun headed our way

With Ma & Pa Kettle Days on Saturday and the Carlton County Fair starting next week, the summer celebrations are far from over. But it is beginning to wane a bit after a mad flurry of festivals, so seize the moment. Head to Kettle River tomorrow for... Full story


Our View: Thumbs up, down

THUMBS UP to everyone who worked at or voted in Tuesday’s primary election. Voting is the cornerstone of democracy and works best when people actually vote (and of course, when voters are educated on the issues or candidates). Kudos to all of you... Full story


MN Wilderness hire associate head coach

The final piece of the Minnesota Wilderness coaching staff puzzle is in place with the hiring of Brett Skinner as associate head coach. Skinner is a Brandon, Manitoba, native who has been the assistant coach of the Sioux Falls Stampede of the USHL... Full story


Let the summer festivitIes continue

The problem this weekend isn’t finding something to do, it’s choosing among the myriad options right here in Carlton County. There are Fun Days in Esko, Brickyard Days in Wrenshall and a Honey... Full story


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