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This week in state history

Historic Minnesota events with anniversaries this coming week. Jan. 26 1949 Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company announces the invention of a machine that can make mass recordings on magnetic audio tape. Jan. 27 1871 Kentucky Congressman James...

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    January 24, 2020 

Cloquet's new administrator is on the job, taking questions

Cloquet's new city administrator started work last week, but he's no stranger to the Cloquet area. Tim Peterson lives in Esko with his wife and their two children, ages 12 and 8, and had worked as...

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    January 24, 2020 

School surveys are due Monday

Residents of the Carlton and Wrenshall school districts received a community survey regarding consolidation talks and facility plans between the two districts earlier this month. Copies of the survey were mailed to school district residents and any...

 

Our View: Kudos to schools for vo-tech leaning

It’s encouraging to see our local schools recognize that their primary purpose is educating our children for their future. That means different things to different people, of course. The prevalent attitude of preparing children for college is...

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    January 24, 2020 

Esko actors take 'Our Place' to Two Harbors

Esko High School actors will transport their audience and judges to the lakeside in their One Act performance of "Our Place." The play is composed of five scenes and an epilogue, all of which take... Full story

 
 By Pine Knot News    Sports    January 24, 2020 

The Ticker: A quick look at area teams in action

Thursday, Jan. 16 Girls Basketball Cromwell-Wright-73 Barnum-29 The Cards rolled early and held a 45-15 halftime lead as Taya Hakamaki poured in 24 points, Natalee Hakamaki threw down 20 points and... Full story

 
 By Pine Knot News    Sports    January 24, 2020 

Local Sports Schedule

Boys Hockey CEC vs Bemidji at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24 CEC vs Forest Lake at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28 CEC at Hermantown at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30 Girls Hockey CEC vs Bemidji at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30 Wrestling CEC vs Superior at Esko Hig... Full story

 
 By Pine Knot News    People    January 24, 2020 

Avid friends, fans

Clarence Badger, left, Rol Bromberg and Jeff Mayer posed at the Jan. 3 Lumberjacks hockey game when the boys played Holy Angels at home. Bromberg and Badger both worked at the high school together...

 

Obituaries: Harry "Butch" Logan Newby III

Harry "Butch" Logan Newby III, 79, of Bella Vista, Arkansas, passed away Jan. 16, 2020, in Bella Vista. Butch was born March 11, 1940 in Cloquet to Harry L. Jr. and Hazel Newby. He earned bachelor of... Full story

 

Death notices

James Martin, 73, of Cloquet, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, at Sunnyside Health Care Center. Private family inurnment will take place in Fort Snelling National Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements by Atkins-Northland Funeral Home & Cremation... Full story

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    January 24, 2020 

Health notes: Resource open to new moms

A Nesting Place at Cloquet’s Community Memorial Hospital is a group for new moms with infants up to a year old and anyone in their third trimester of pregnancy. Mothers are welcome no matter where they live or delivered their baby. The free... Full story

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    January 24, 2020 

Health Notes: State announces whooping cough death, warnings

Minnesota health officials have confirmed an infant death related to pertussis, also known as whooping cough. The infant was diagnosed with pertussis in August 2019 and died in November after being hospitalized for three months. The last pediatric... Full story

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    January 24, 2020 

Local artist lands $10K grant

The Minnesota State Arts Board has awarded an Artist Initiative grant, totaling $10,000, to Cloquet artist Adam Swanson. Swanson will use the funding to research and create a series of ten paintings featuring federally listed endangered species in...

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    January 24, 2020 

Sundin will seek another term

State Rep. Mike Sundin (DFL-Esko) announced his intention to run for another two-year term in the Minnesota House of Representatives in this year’s general election, and again plans to seek the DFL party endorsement. Since 2013, Sundin has served...

 

Church Services

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church 615 12th St., Cloquet 218-879-1535 [email protected] oursaviorscloquet.org Sunday traditional service 8:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday contemporary service 10:45 a.m. St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran... Full story

 

Community Events Calendar

Friday, Jan. 24 Retired men’s dart baseball 9 a.m. Fridays, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. 879-7274 Saturday, Jan. 25 Nature’s Patterns Snowshoe 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at Jay Cooke State Park, 3 miles east of Carlton on State Hwy 210. Join... Full story

 

Senior Lunch Menu

Arrowhead Senior Nutrition menu: Friday, Jan. 24 Favorite Italian pasta, fresh fruit Monday, Jan. 27 Boiled dinner, fresh fruit Tuesday, Jan. 28 Mild Buffalo or BBQ chicken sandwich, fruit Wednesday, Jan. 29 Hot beef sandwich, fresh fruit Thursday,... Full story

 

This week in state history

Historic Minnesota events with anniversaries this coming week. Jan. 17 1934 Banker Edward G. Bremer is kidnapped at the corner of Goodrich Avenue and Lexington Parkway in St. Paul. On Feb. 7, after...

 

Offices close for MLK holiday

Cloquet, Carlton and Carlton County offices, among others, will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. This includes County Courthouse offices, County Transportation Department, Human Services, Public...

 

Cloquet water, sewer rates rising

Cloquet commercial and residential customers will see an increase in their city water rates this month, after the Cloquet City Council approved an increase to water and sanitary sewer rates at its Dec. 17 meeting. According to the city’s website,...

 

Court Notes: Murder trial begins in Carlton

A jury trial for a Wisconsin man accused of shooting and killing his uncle began Monday in Carlton County Sixth District Court. James Francis Montano, 34, of Bayfield County was arrested in April 2018 in Carlton County for shooting his uncle,...

 

Recital

Hamre School of Voice students channeled their inner musical theater star for the school's Best of Broadway recital at Encore Performing Arts Center in Cloquet on Friday, Jan. 10. Instructor Gail...

 

Lacrosse clinic, league in works

Registration is open now through April 15 for the Northern Siege Youth Lacrosse League, now in its second year of providing a lacrosse program for boys and girls ages 5-14. The league is open to prospective players from across Carlton County,...

 

Connect resources this Wednesday

The Operation Community Connect Resource Fair is set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22 at Journey Christian Church, 1400 Washington Avenue in Cloquet. It will be a one-stop-shop to connect with different agencies and services and get important...

 

Carlton to hold public hearing

The city of Carlton will hold a special public hearing at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, at City Hall on 310 Chestnut Avenue in Carlton. City Clerk Carol Conway said the city is applying for a grant through USDA Rural Development, and the hearing is...

 

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