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 By Pine Knot News    News    December 8, 2023 

Cloquet Police investigate bullet holes in house

The Cloquet Police Department is investigating a residence struck by bullets in the 10 block of 14th Street in Cloquet. The incident is believed to have occurred Wednesday evening, Dec 6. Upon the arrival of officers at the scene, they discovered... Full story


Church Services

Apostolic Lutheran Church Pastor Nathan Juntunen 25 Church Road, Esko 218-879-3882 [email protected] Services on Esko Apostolic YouTube channel Communion 1st & 3rd Sundays 9 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. worship service 11 a.m... Full story


Community Events Calendar

FRIDAY, DEC. 8 Holiday celebration 5:30-7:30 p.m., Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College commons. Food, games, prizes, and a gift for every child from Santa. Hosted by the FDLTCC Human Services Club. SATURDAY, DEC. 9 Country store and holiday... Full story


Senior Lunch Menu

Arrowhead Senior Nutrition Menu Friday, Dec. 8 Cauliflower cheese soup, ham-cheese sandwich, homemade cookie Sat-Sun, Dec. 9-10 Frozen meals available Monday, Dec. 11 Penne pasta with Italian sausage, fresh fruit Tuesday, Dec. 12 Taco salad, rhubarb... Full story


Laughter and music on tap for the holidays

County Seat Theater Company gets in on the holiday action this month with a side-splitting journey to a small town in Texas in "Christmas Belles." A church Christmas program spins hilariously out of... Full story


Brevator man injured in garage fire

A 64-year-old Brevator man was injured in a fire in a detached garage last week. The Cloquet Area Fire Department and St. Louis County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to a report of a structure fire in the 3500 block of Nelson Road in Brevator... Full story


Poirier, Leonzal win school board elections

Although Election Day saw many highly competitive and issues-based elections around the country, along with a change of mayor in Duluth, Carlton County had just two school board races on the ballot. Both races — one in Carlton, one in Barnum ... Full story


Remembering the fires of 1918

On Saturday, the Fires of 1918 Museum and Depot in Moose Lake will commemorate the 105th anniversary of the fires that devastated the region on Oct. 12, 1918. A documentary will be shown at 2 p.m. in... Full story


Updated: Motorcycle driver dies in Mahtowa crash

A crash between a motorcycle and car in Mahtowa Wednesday night killed the motorcycle driver, identified as 47-year-old Justin Eller of Esko. According to a news release from the Carlton County Sheriff's Office, Nicholas Berglund, 51, of Bruno,... Full story


Our View: Thumbs up, thumbs down

Thumbs down to preconditions on consolidation discussions with Wrenshall by the Carlton school board. It’s not really a good faith negotiation if the precondition limits the options to one plan. Carlton officials stipulated that a joint school... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    August 11, 2023

For county's 4-Hers, August is time to shine

More than 135 4-H members will showcase their year-long learning and achievements at the Carlton County Fair next week. Minnesota county fairs are not just fun annual events for 4-Hers. Every summer, tens of thousands of members participate in...

 By Pine Knot News    Sports    July 14, 2023

Wilderness holds summer camp in Superior

There is some hockey to be had this summer, but fans of the Wilderness will need to travel to Superior to see potential junior hockey team players in action. Because of the mechanical issues at Northwoods Credit Union Arena in Cloquet, the... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    July 14, 2023

It's festival season in Carlton County

With July Fourth behind them, many Carlton County communities now turn toward their own unique celebrations of summer. Those festivals launch this weekend with Moose Lake celebrating Agate Days Saturday and Sunday, July 15-16, plus three days of... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    July 7, 2023

Fourth crowd is red, white and huge

It was the Cloquet Fourth of July redemption tour, after being diminished by the pandemic, then kicked in the knees by Mother Nature last year. No more, said the people, in spite of a little... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    July 7, 2023

Mahtowa farm gets county, state kudos

Joe and Amanda Lambert grew up on farms less than a mile apart in rural Mahtowa. In 2010, the couple bought part of Amanda's family farm as a place to live. In 2015, they bought Joe's grandparents' fa...

 By Pine Knot News    News    July 7, 2023

Rugged Spruce: the place for golf and music

Jim and Colleen Myhre purchased what was then 29 Pines golf course just before Labor Day 2020, renamed it Rugged Spruce and - though Jim had just retired - life got very busy. The purchase wouldn't... Full story


Hot Summer Nights concert series starts Thursday

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College announced its lineup for the 2023 Hot Summer Nights Concert Series. The series includes four weeks of free performances in the college amphitheater starting...


Here comes the Fourth of July

After last year’s miserable weather, Fourth of July organizers in Cloquet have been busy refreshing the weather app on their phones. On Tuesday night — a week before the big day — the iPhone... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    June 16, 2023

Airplane makes emergency landing on I35

Authorities said there were no injuries when a small airplane landed on the northbound lane of Interstate 35 between Barnum and Mahtowa this afternoon (Friday, June 16) around 1 pm. According to the... Full story


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    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


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