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 By Pine Knot News    Happenings    May 24, 2024 

Memorial Day ceremonies set for Monday, Sunday

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

 By Pine Knot News    Happenings    May 24, 2024 

Hail to the graduates!

Cromwell-Wright kicked off the Carlton County high school graduation season last Friday, May 17, ending the ceremony with a spray of confetti. Many of the other graduations in the area are scheduled... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    Happenings    May 24, 2024 

Church Services

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

 By Pine Knot News    Calendar    May 24, 2024 

Community Events Calendar

FRIDAY, MAY 24 Community Chess Club 3-4:30 p.m. Fridays through the month. SATURDAY, MAY 25 Book signing 1-3 p.m. at Betty’s Books, next door to Jitter’s in downtown Moose Lake. Local author Elaine Osborne will sign copies of her book, “If I Felt... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    Calendar    May 24, 2024 

Senior Lunch Menu

Arrowhead Senior Nutrition Menu: Friday, May 24 Polish on a bun, cucumber & tomato salad, potato wedges, brownie Sat.-Mon., May 25-27 Frozen meals available Tuesday, May 28 Stuffed pepper casserole, fruit, garlic biscuit, snickerdoodle cookie... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    May 24, 2024 

Moose Lake man guilty of sexual assault

A 32-year-old Moose Lake man is in Carlton County Jail awaiting sentencing following a guilty plea in March to felony criminal sexual conduct. The charge is related to a 2023 incident involving a vulnerable 15-year-old girl. Justin Eugene Arbuckle... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    Sports    May 17, 2024

Wilderness reach out to local players

The Minnesota Wilderness North American Tier 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) team has added 11 players over the last few weeks to its roster for its first season under new ownership. The Wilderness made two selections in the NA3HL draft held April 24 and...

 By Pine Knot News    News    May 10, 2024

Man charged with assaulting, kidnapping woman

A Carlton County man is in jail after allegedly holding, assaulting and threatening a woman — known to him — against her will for five days at his home northwest of Cloquet. Dennis Alan Oberg, 27, was charged April 29 with four felonies in Sixth Dis...


County Seat offers romantic comedy to remember

The County Seat Theater will present "First Night" by Jack Neary, one weekend only. The tender, sweet, and yet acidly incisively funny romantic comedy will have you leaving the theater feeling warm, r... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    April 26, 2024

Consolidation meeting postponed

The Carlton school district postponed a planned meeting Wednesday of the Carlton/Wrenshall consolidation committee. Carlton schools announced the decision Tuesday on social media, citing a letter from the Wrenshall school board resetting...


Stop for speeding leads to drug arrests

A couple stopped while traveling through Carlton County earlier this month remained in the local jail this week facing multiple felony charges. Kenneth Sky Quade, 30, of Duluth, and Bethenia Elaine Rankins, 33, of Woodbury, Minnesota, both face first...


Wilderness edge toward playoffs; new team coming

With a 1-0 overtime win April 5 in the finale of a two-game set with Springfield, the Minnesota Wilderness surged into a prospective playoff spot with two regular-season games to go. The Wilderness...

 By Pine Knot News    News    April 5, 2024

Pine Valley gets a $1 million surprise

Pine Valley Recreation Area received an unexpected boost this week - and it wasn't from the late-season snowstorm. During the Cloquet city council meeting Tuesday, longtime city parks commissioner...


Our View: With the eclipse, a ripe opportunity

The Pine Knot and our weekly dose of news is likely complicit in any information overload you may be feeling these days. On average, Americans spend at least eight hours in front of a screen each day. And there’s that fascinating fact that one day o... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    April 5, 2024

quilts on display

The Wood City Quilters Guild of Cloquet celebrated National Quilting Day in Cloquet onMarch 15. Seventy quilts made by guild members were displayed at the Cloquet Public Library and the Carlton...

 By Pine Knot News    Sports    April 5, 2024

Wilderness stay on playoff edge

A 3-point weekend against the top team in the division allowed the Minnesota Wilderness to keep pace in the playoff hunt last weekend, with four games to go. Minnesota got a shutout from goalie Adam... Full story


Driver kills pedestrian in Moose Lake

A 21-year-old man from Pengilly, Minnesota was arrested for criminal vehicular homicide Thursday, March 21 after a pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle in Moose Lake. The Carlton County Sheriff’s Office said Brent Keranen was transported t... Full story


Fond du Lac Band searches for missing man

A search was underway Wednesday morning on the Fond du Lac Reservation for a 31-year-old Native American man last seen and heard from on Friday. Peter Michael Martin is considered a missing person,... Full story


Carlton County voters largely tune out primary

Carlton County voters proved none too eager to decide presidential nominees earlier this week. Voters turned out for the presidential nomination primary Tuesday at a rate 10 percent lower than four...

 By Pine Knot News    News    March 8, 2024

Super 8 shooting fueled by meth, 'monsters'

The Cloquet Police Department and investigators of the deadly Jan. 8 shooting at the Super 8 hotel in Cloquet have determined that the shooter was a stranger to his two victims, had methamphetamine...

 By Pine Knot News    People    March 8, 2024

Look for some new faces on the Pine Knot staff

Three University of Minnesota Duluth journalism students are getting a taste of the small-town newspaper world with the Pine Knot News this spring through a first-ever micro-internship experience.... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    Sports    March 1, 2024

Team drops to fourth

The Minnesota Wilderness dropped into fourth place in the eight-team Midwest Division last weekend, after losing a pair of home games to the Janesville Jets, 3-1 on Feb. 23 and 7-5 on Sunday. Five players scored for the Wilderness in the second... Full story


Girls Basketball Playoffs updates, first round

CLASS A Floodwood vs Carlton/Wrenshall, 43-30 South Ridge vs Silver Bay, 87-61 - South Ridge will play Floodwood at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2 at Esko Cromwell-Wright 82, Fond du Lac 24 - Cromwell-Wright plays Hill City at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2... Full story


Students bring home science fair awards

Once again, Cloquet sent the largest contingent of students to Saturday's regional science fair, held at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Fifteen middle school and four high school students from... Full story


Other local leap year babies share their stories

Finally legal Marlys Kilen of Cloquet will celebrate her 21st birthday on Feb. 29. "I'll be at an age when I can start to drink," chortled Kilen, who will be 84 years old. Growing up in Lakefield, in... Full story


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