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Church Services

Bethany-Bethlehem Lutheran Parish Bethany Lutheran Church 5660 Hwy 210, Cromwell 218-644-3640, [email protected] Worship 10:30 a.m., includes Sunday School Online recording posted on Facebook following 10:30... Full story


Community Events Calendar

SATURDAY, JAN. 21 Winter Encounters Snowshoe Walk, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Jay Cooke State Park. How-to basics and naturalist-led discovery walk in the woods or along the river. Child and adult snowshoes available. Limited capacity, registration... Full story


'Northland Hackathon' organizers aim for fun and better computer science

The inaugural Northland Hackathon in April 2022 exposed students from 20 Minnesota high schools to aspects of computer science that included building apps, writing code and exploring opportunities in... Full story


The Beseman brothers go to war

All three sons of Albert Beseman served during World War II in the early 1940s, said their nephew Clarence Badger, sharing photos of the three Wright-area men after the war. The photo of Leo, Jasper... Full story


Fire damages apartments in downtown Carlton

A fire Friday afternoon left a downtown Carlton apartment building left a number of families without a home. The 911 call came in at roughly 3:41 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, reporting a structure fire at... Full story


Cloquet theater offers $3 movies Saturday

Moviegoers get a treat Saturday, Sept. 3, when Premiere Theaters in Cloquet will offer tickets to all movies, all day for $3. Premiere confirmed this week that it had joined the National Cinema Day movement adopted on a trial basis by the National... Full story


History Mystery

This week, we're happy to share more of what the Pine Knot News has learned about the 5,000-pound millstone pulled by the city of Cloquet from resident Bill Stolberg's yard. The millstone was used at...


Candidate filings, races for Nov. 8 general election

The filing period for Carlton County, the state of Minnesota, and the city of Cloquet was in May, but the filing period for remaining cities in Carlton County ended Tuesday, Aug. 16. Now that filing periods and August’s primary races have... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    August 19, 2022

Spend Labor Day in Cloquet

Cloquet will, once again, be the place to go to celebrate Labor Day. After a pandemic hiatus, the Oldtimers Banquet will return on Sunday, Sept. 4 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Four Seasons Event Center in Carlton. The parade will return, marching down...

 By Pine Knot News    News    August 12, 2022

More summer fun headed our way

With Ma & Pa Kettle Days on Saturday and the Carlton County Fair starting next week, the summer celebrations are far from over. But it is beginning to wane a bit after a mad flurry of festivals, so seize the moment. Head to Kettle River tomorrow for... Full story


Our View: Thumbs up, down

THUMBS UP to everyone who worked at or voted in Tuesday’s primary election. Voting is the cornerstone of democracy and works best when people actually vote (and of course, when voters are educated on the issues or candidates). Kudos to all of you... Full story


MN Wilderness hire associate head coach

The final piece of the Minnesota Wilderness coaching staff puzzle is in place with the hiring of Brett Skinner as associate head coach. Skinner is a Brandon, Manitoba, native who has been the assistant coach of the Sioux Falls Stampede of the USHL... Full story


Let the summer festivitIes continue

The problem this weekend isn’t finding something to do, it’s choosing among the myriad options right here in Carlton County. There are Fun Days in Esko, Brickyard Days in Wrenshall and a Honey... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    August 5, 2022

Man charged following threats, standoff

A 43-year-old Fond du Lac Reservation man who threatened to kill family members was arrested Sunday, July 31, following a three-hour standoff with law enforcement. James Warren Bosto was subsequently charged in District Court in Duluth on Monday, Aug...


Calton Daze Dazzles

Carlton Daze got off to a running start last weekend, with kids' races and the annual 5K race Friday evening followed by the 50-mile Voyageur Ultramarathon Saturday. The annual event offered a little... Full story


Wilderness hire assistant coach

The Minnesota Wilderness have added former Bemidji State Beaver Kyle Brodie to its coaching staff. A native of Northglenn, Colorado, Brodie comes to Cloquet after spending the last six seasons working with AAA programs in Wenatchee, Washington.... Full story


Carlton Daze is here

When Carlton throws a party, expect big things. And there’s nothing bigger than the annual Carlton Daze celebration, which kicks off Friday and runs through Sunday, July 29-31. Carlton Daze offers something for everyone: a pretty big small-town par... Full story


Local candidate filing period opens Tuesday

The time is now for folks who want to make an impact in local politics. The filing period for local school boards, most city councils and many township supervisor positions will be open Tuesday, Aug. 2 through Tuesday, Aug. 16. Filing fees are minima... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    Sports    July 29, 2022

Close finish at 'Moose' fundraiser

On a hot July summer day, 64 players gathered for the third annual Gary "Moose" Pastika memorial golf fundraiser at the Cloquet Country Club. Pastika was an avid golfer and a 50-year member of the... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    July 29, 2022

More grants awarded to revitalize West End Cloquet

Efforts to revive Cloquet's West End business district continue, with city officials announcing the second round of the West End Flourish grants which aim to reactivate the historic business district... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    July 22, 2022

City awarded climate change grant

The city of Cloquet is getting some help with being proactive about climate change. On Monday, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) announced a $106,000 grant to the city to better understand how to prepare the infrastructure for extreme...


Head west for Wrong Days fun

At 57 years straight - or is it crooked? - the Wrong Days in Wright celebration is one of the longest running community events in the area. The small town celebration in western Carlton County didn't...


Agate Days returns

Minnesota's largest celebration of the state gem - the Lake Superior agate - returns to Moose Lake this weekend with the Agate Days celebration Saturday and Sunday. For those unfamiliar with our...

 By Pine Knot News    News    July 15, 2022

Comment open on rate rise

Minnesota Power seeks to increase electric rates by more than 18 percent, adding approximately $180 per year in electricity bills for the average household. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission holds ultimate authority in determining rates, and...


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