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 By Pine Knot News    News    September 25, 2020 

Flu vaccine clinic offered by county

Carlton County will hold a drive-through flu vaccine clinic for the entire family from 12-6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Carlton County Transportation Building. No fees will be collected at the clinic. The...

 By Pine Knot News    News    September 25, 2020 

Suicide memorial walk will be virtual

For the first time this year, the annual Suicide Awareness Memorial Walk will not involve a large gathering of family and friends of people who have died by suicide. Because of the pandemic, instead the walk will be “virtual.” People are...

 By Pine Knot News    News    September 25, 2020 

Suicide remains a large concern

Suicide remains a top public health concern in Minnesota. “Suicide is the eighth leading cause of death in Minnesota and tenth nationally,” said North East Minnesota Suicide Prevention Coordinator Ali Randall. The coronavirus pandemic could be pu...

 By Pine Knot News    News    September 25, 2020 

Health survey deadline hits

The 2020 Bridge to Health Survey will be wrapping up soon, and anyone who received a survey in the mail is asked to fill it in and return it as quickly as possible so that their answers can be counted. A second copy of the survey will be sent out to...

 By Pine Knot News    News    September 25, 2020 

Duluth hosts free saliva testing site

The Minnesota Department of Health opened a pilot saliva testing site on Wednesday at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. The testing site will be the first of its kind in Minnesota, offering free saliva tests to any Minnesotan who believes t...


Our View: On Pertler, take good with the bad

It’s never pleasant to see someone going through troubled times, especially when such troubles are splayed across the newspapers for all your friends, neighbors, and colleagues to see. In those situations, it’s not too hard to forget that the...


Letters to the editor: When voting, think about needs here

We have the opportunity to elect for the first time in more than 50 years a state senator who actually lives in Carlton County. The last time that happened, the district included Carlton, Aitkin and Crow Wing counties and we were represented by...


Letters to the editor: Signs are there: Our political climate stinks

During the past two weeks, a number of political signs put on private property have been stolen by persons unknown, but I’m guessing they are of the opposing political party. In talking with the Cloquet Police Department, it is a criminal offense...


Obituaries: Martin Robert Burch

Martin Robert Burch, 73, of Cromwell passed away Sept. 18, 2020, in his home with his family by his side. He was born July 4, 1947, in Moose Lake to Elvin and Petronella (Pionk) Burch. Martin... Full story


Obituaries: Marjorie Lucille Kunz Backus

Marjorie Lucille Kunz Backus, 90, resident of Cloquet, passed away peacefully Sept. 18, 2020, at her home surrounded by family. Margie was born in St. Paul to Ernest and Stella (Inman) Haskell. She went to school at Minnehaha Academy in St. Paul.... Full story


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


Community Events Calendar

Friday, Sept. 25 Tri-Community Food Shelf in Cromwell is open 3-5:30 p.m. Fridays. Cromwell, Tamarack and Wright community members are welcome to stop in once a month for safe distribution of food. 218-426-4067 Carlton County will hold a... Full story


Senior Lunch Menu

Arrowhead Senior Nutrition menu: Friday, Sept. 25 Vegetable soup, egg salad sandwich on croissant, fresh fruit Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 26 and 27 Frozen meals are available for the weekend Monday, Sept. 28 aco lasagna, tossed salad, Mexicali corn,... Full story


This week in history

Historic Minnesota events with anniversaries this week. Sept. 18 1902 Aurelia Wheeldin, one of the earliest female African American boxers, is born in Minnesota. She would study music at Macalester...


Colors are coming

It always starts off with a couple of hotshot trees showing off, some in August this year, with a splash of individual color that catches the eye immediately and brings thought to the fall leaf... Full story


Covid cases continue creeping up in county

Positive COVID-19 cases in Carlton County increased more slowly over the past week, rising from 210 on Sept. 9, to 219 total cases on Wednesday, Sept. 16 with still just one death from the virus reported since March. There has been one positive case... Full story


Keep signs off right-of-ways

As political campaigns increase their efforts toward the Nov. 3 election, it’s important to know and follow the state laws regarding placement of signs off of state property and only on land where the landowner has agreed to its placement. The... Full story


Former Carlton teacher in court

Former Carlton teacher and girls basketball coach Robert Kent Pioro appeared in Carlton County District Court Wednesday afternoon for an omnibus hearing, which is the next step in the criminal process. Pioro, though his attorney Mikkel Long, entered...


Brothers offer music, stories

The Sons of Norway rescheduled a free performance by the Sutter Brothers for this weekend. Bring your own chair and find a good spot outside the Oldenburg House in Carlton 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19....


Flu vaccine clinic offered by county

Carlton County will hold a drive-through flu vaccine clinic 12-6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Carlton County Transportation Building. No fees will be collected at the clinic. Bring your insurance card for...


Our View: Lawn signs are free speech; don't deny it

Politics has always been rough-and-tumble, but there’s no reason why we can’t disagree on politics yet still respect each other’s viewpoints. Or each other’s property rights. We at the Pine Knot News have been getting reports of damage to... Full story


Happy 233rd birthday, U.S. Constitution

In 1829, approaching the end of his life, James Madison penned these powerful words in retrospect and in awe of what he helped create: "The happy Union of these States is a wonder; their Constitution...


Obituaries: Rodney Marvin King

Rodney Marvin King, 73, was born in Cumberland, Wisconsin on Nov. 23, 1946, and died Sept. 13, 2020, at Twin Ports Health Services in Superior. Rodney was raised in Esko, graduating from Lincoln High... Full story


Obituaries: Mary Ethel (Bugbee) Anderson

On Sept. 10, 2020, a very special lady left this world. Mary Ethel (Bugbee) Anderson, 91, was born to Alfhild Boquist and George Bugbee on June 16, 1929. She was the second of three children born to t... Full story


Obituaries: Roland "Butch" Wayne Doble

Roland "Butch" Wayne Doble ended his 30-year struggle with Parkinson's disease in the early morning hours of Sept. 10, 2020. He was born Aug. 25, 1938, in the country near Bertha to Wayne and Nora... Full story


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