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Burgeoning spring harbingers

Amatuer photographer John Dahlman shared a few signs of spring with the Pine Knot News this week. The photos of the swans, and the male and female mallard ducks, were taken while driving his local cou... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    April 9, 2021 

Diocese bishop chosen

After going without a bishop since late 2019, Pope Francis named a Wisconsin priest to lead the Duluth Diocese. Rev. Daniel Felton, of the Diocese of Green Bay, Wis., will become the 10th bishop of...

 By Pine Knot News    News    April 9, 2021 

MNsure expands, adds tax credits

Recent changes to the Affordable Care Act made through the American Rescue Plan mean more Minnesotans will be able to access tax credits through MNsure. The changes lower premiums for most people who are currently enrolled through MNsure and expand... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    April 9, 2021 

Cloquet winter bus route to end

The Cloquet public schools will be ending the in-town winter bus route after Friday, April 16. The bus route serves children and teens who live too close to their school to qualify for busing, during the coldest months of the year at no extra...

 By Pine Knot News    News    April 9, 2021 

Changes coming on defense in accidental shooting case

A teenager from the Fond du Lac Reservation accused of fatally shooting his friend in December has a new attorney, who intends to contest both the original second degree manslaughter charge along with a third-degree murder charge added in February....

 By Pine Knot News    Opinion    April 9, 2021 

Our View: Teamwork helps spread the vaccine

Last week’s joint effort between Carlton County and the Fond du Lac Band shows how two communities, working together, can have a significant impact on members of both. Kudos to the Fond du Lac Band for reaching out to the county to share 500...

 By Pine Knot News    Opinion    April 9, 2021 

Letters to the editor: Please open government offices

The Our View in the April 2 issue of the Pine Knot News took the words right out of my mouth. Please open Cloquet City Hall for customer service. When I’ve been there to pay my water bill, I’m almost always the only customer there. Are the...


Obituaries: Patricia Ann Dickison

Patricia Ann Dickison, 86, passed away April 4, 2021, at Sunnyside Health Care Center in Cloquet. Pat was born on Oct. 8, 1934, to Peter and Josephine (Jesse) Shotley in Cloquet. She graduated in... Full story


Obituaries: Mary Ann Hart

Mary Ann Hart, 88, of Carlton passed away peacefully with her family by her side April 2, 2021. She was born March 10, 1933, the daughter of Albin and Emily Markkanen. Mary Ann was united in marriage... Full story


Heralded 105-year-old dies

The Northland lost one of its oldest residents last month, when Martha Adeline Westlund passed away at the age of 105 on March 6 of natural causes. Westlund had become quite a celebrity in her golden... Full story


Kuhlman gets first two goals

Former Cloquet- Esko-Carlton and University of Minnesota Duluth captain Karson Kuhlman recorded his first and second goals of the season in the National Hockey League over the past two weeks. Kuhlman’s first goal came March 25 as his Boston Bruins... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    April 9, 2021 

Food shelves get help from Northwoods

Northwoods Credit Union and its members raised more than $9,000 for area food shelves through its latest loan promotion. The loan promotion offered up to 1 percent cash back to members on new loans....


One Book events come to Cloquet

After selecting “The Nickel Boys” by Colson Whitehead as the 2021 One Book Northland title, the Cloquet Public Library is hosting three events this month. For younger readers (and the young at heart), the library will host a “story stroll...


Seniors get their day in the park

Cloquet will celebrate its senior citizens with an event June 15 at Veterans Park. According to a proclamation by Mayor Roger Maki Tuesday, those 60 and older will be celebrated at the park at the second annual Senior Day in Cloquet with prize...

 By Pine Knot News    Calendar    April 9, 2021 

Church Services

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

 By Pine Knot News    Calendar    April 9, 2021 

Senior Lunch Menu

Arrowhead Senior Nutrition menu Friday, April 9 Harvest stew, cookie Sat-Sun, April 10-11 Frozen meals available Monday, April 12 Favorite Italian pasta, fresh fruit Tuesday, April 13 Chicken chow mein, cookie Wednesday, April 14 Ham dinner, fresh... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    Calendar    April 9, 2021 

Community Events Calendar

Sunday, April 11 Music with Two for the Road 1-4 p.m. Sunday, April 11 at the Cloquet VFW. Monday, April 12 Smear League meets 2-4 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays at the Cloquet VFW. $5, winnings for first, second and third place. Covid protocol... Full story


History Mystery

As we find ourselves in the holiest part of the year, with Easter on Sunday, we were delighted to come across the story below from 1975. It involves an innovative turn on fundraising at Cloquet's Our...


Local vaccination options abound

Vaccinations went into high gear in Carlton County this week thanks to a joint vaccination clinic held by the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and Carlton County on Thursday, April 1, after this issue of the Pine Knot News went to press.... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    April 2, 2021

Earth Day cleanup is set

The Boldt Company, in collaboration with the City of Cloquet, will host an Earth Day clean-up, scheduled for the morning of April 24. Registration is required for this event. People will gather between 9:30 and 10 a.m. at the Dunlap Island Park... Full story


College offers a food boost

In a repeat of a successful Thanksgiving food distribution last November, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College employees handed out spring bundles to current college students on March 26. Student... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    April 2, 2021

Cloquet plans to hold outdoor prom, graduation

As of right now, Cloquet High School plans are to hold both prom and graduation outside, according to principal Steve Battaglia. Prom will be in the school parking lot with large tents “to help facilitate air flow,” Battaglia said. He said the... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    April 2, 2021

Music scholarship available

The Friends of Brad Memorial Foundation $1000 scholarship is available for students in rural northeastern Minnesota who plan to pursue music in college. The foundation is providing two scholarships. The foundation was created in 2010 to honor the...

 By Pine Knot News    News    April 2, 2021

Dean's lists

Samuel Rengo, son of Todd and Sandra Rengo of Esko, was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota. Rengo is a junior political science major. Four students from Cloquet were named to...

 By Pine Knot News    Sports    April 2, 2021

Anderson plays softball for UW-Stout

Bella Anderson, a first-year psychology student at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, is also on the softball team, playing third base. Anderson graduated from Carlton High School....


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