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July Fourth Remembered
Florida resident Kathy Peil shared this memory of the Fourth of July when she was growing up in Cloquet in the mid-1950s, when the fireworks were set off just south of the ballfield in Pinehurst... Full story
Cloquet offers sewer line grants
Got a home sewer line that repeatedly backs up from roots? The City of Cloquet is offering a grant program for homeowners who need to upgrade or repair leaky or decaying lateral sewer lines running from the home to main sewer lines. The grants are...
Take Cloquet broadband survey
The Cloquet Broadband Committee is asking residents and businesses to take a broadband survey to determine internet needs for the area. Visit www.goctc.com/cloquet to take the survey and find the link to a speed test or go here: m...
Lane closures near Barnum, Cromwell
Motorists will encounter a lane closure on northbound Interstate 35 bridge crossing Moose Horn River, south of Barnum for the next 1-2 weeks while maintenance crews repair issues found during maintenance painting performed earlier in the week. MnDOT...
City steps toward new sales tax
As one sales tax nears its halfway point, the city of Cloquet is banking on residents approving a new one in November 2022 that would pay for improvements to the hockey arenas and Pine Valley park. It’s been almost nine years since the city’s...
Our View: Bask in festivals as summer throbs on
Late summer means community festival time all around Carlton County. We have Brickyard Days and the Free Range Film Festival in Wrenshall; Carlton Daze in Carlton; Wrong Days in Wright; Esko Fun Days in Esko; West End Flourish in Cloquet’s West...
Obituaries: Donald Edward Sunnarborg
Donald Edward Sunnarborg, 92, of Laurel, Montana and formerly of Cloquet, went home to be with the Lord on July, 15, 2021, with his loving wife Ida Rose and other family members by his side. Donald... Full story
Obituaries: Dorothy Jean Mettner
Dorothy Jean Mettner, 95, of Cloquet passed on to eternal life on July 14, 2021, at Barnes Care in Esko. She was born to Andrew and Olga (Siltanen) Raisanen on Oct. 29, 1925, in Cloquet. Dorothy was... Full story
Obituaries: Marinette Rose Chell
Marinette Rose Chell, 78, of Wrenshall passed away July 18, 2021, at Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton. She was born on May 11, 1943, the daughter of John and Agnes (Gault) Schneider in Cloquet.... Full story
Marjorie Irene (Carlson) Hall, 85, of Proctor and formerly of Esko, passed away peacefully Feb. 22, 2021, at Diamond Willow in Proctor, surrounded by her family. A Celebration of Life will be held 1-5 p.m. Saturday, July 31 in the lakeview cabana at... Full story
In the heart of softball season
Cody Anderson of the Houle'igans Alborn Tavern team is ready to hit the ball hard during a slowpitch softball game July 13 at Pinehurst Park in Cloquet. Eight teams play in the bar league softball... Full story
Concerts are back at tribal college
The Hot Summer Nights concert series returns after last summer's pandemic pause at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet. The 2021 series will include two weeks of free concerts in the c... Full story
Wrong days draws the Wright crowd
Undoubtedly, the number of folks swells far beyond the population of roughly 127 (as of the 2010 census) during the annual Wrong Days in Wright celebration. Events kicked off Friday evening with a... Full story
Community Events Calendar
Friday, July 23 A Mindful Phenology Walk 9-10 a.m. Friday, July 23, Jay Cooke State Park. Register by 5 p.m. July 22 by emailing [email protected] or calling 218-673-7006. Carlton VFW Post 2962 meat raffle 6 p.m. every Friday. 218-384-3794... Full story
Bethel Lutheran Church 1012 29th St., Scanlon 218-879-9723 Facebook: Bethel Lutheran Church Scanlon Sunday Service 9 a.m. Carlton County Church of Christ Scanlon Community Center 2801 Dewey Ave. #1, Scanlon Sunday worship 10 a.m. Contact with... Full story
Senior Lunch Menu
Arrowhead Senior Nutrition menu: Friday, July 23 Fish taco, Rice Krispies bar Sat-Sun, July 24-25 Frozen meals available Monday, July 26 Chicken strip dinner, fruit Tuesday, July 27 Salisbury steak, gelatin Wednesday, July 28 Chicken parmesan with... Full story
It's high time for summer festivals
Summer festival season is upon us. This weekend Moose Lake and Wright will celebrate their signature events, with Agate Days running Saturday and Sunday and Wrong Days in Wright kicking off Friday. Wright may be the only city in Carlton County that...
Art is coming to West End
Calling all artists, future artists and wannabe artists: Cloquet's West End is inviting you to bring your art supplies and sense of adventure to a West End Art Day on Saturday. Organized by artist...
Jeopardy! champ is grand marshal
Sam Kavanaugh, a 2009 Carlton grad who recently won the Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions, will have the seat of honor (likely in an antique fire truck) in the Carlton Daze parade at 1 p.m. July 25....
Pine Knot wins more awards
On top of 34 awards and a trophy for Most Outstanding Weekly Newspaper in the Better Newspaper Contest organized by the Minnesota Newspaper Association, the Pine Knot News recently won two more awards from the Minnesota Society for Professional...
Benefit set for burn victim
Cloquet's Jake Schwinn is facing some hefty medical bills after a flash fire from a bonfire last month left him with first- and second-degree burns across his torso, hands and arms. Schwinn has no... Full story
Our View: Mind the rules on pedestrians
A loyal reader stopped into the Pine Knot News office to chat the other day, and pointed out how few motorists understand the concept that a pedestrian has the right of way. We would like to remind...
Obituaries: Donald Arnold Seabury
Donald Arnold Seabury, 87, of Cloquet passed away July 9, 2021, at St. Luke's hospital. He was born to Walter and Elsie (Haderly) Seabury on Aug. 27, 1933, in Mellen, Wisconsin. Don married Marian... Full story
Obituaries: Carol Jean (Johnson) Schubert
Carol Jean (Johnson) Schubert, 82, of Cloquet passed away Saturday, July 10, 2021 after a brief illness, surrounded by the love of her family. She was born Dec. 18, 1938 in Superior, Wisconsin, and wa... Full story
Nancy Elaine Carlson, 70, of Cloquet passed away Thursday, July 8, 2021 in the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. Visitation: 11 a.m. until the 12 p.m. funeral service Saturday, July 17 in the Atkins Northland Funeral Home in Cloquet.... Full story