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Back on a varsity field, Cards get a historic win

Cromwell-Wright had to wait 12 years between varsity baseball wins, but that's in the past, after the Cardinals defeated Carlton 3-1 on the road Tuesday, April 26, at Chub Lake. Varsity baseball... Full story

 

Officers determine Esko bomb scare a false alarm

Students and staff at Esko schools were safely evacuated Friday afternoon, after the Carlton County Sheriff's Office received an anonymous 911 call indicating an explosive device was seen in an Esko... Full story

 

Council wards, polling places won't change in 2022

When the 2020 Census showed an increase of 444 residents in Cloquet, city officials took a look at their own version of redistricting and decided to keep things the way they were. City administrator Tim Peterson explained to the council members...

 

Winter weather packs a wallop

Sunday wasn't exactly a spring-like day in Carlton, but compared to the tight grip of cold on the region this winter, it felt rather balmy as temperatures neared 30 degrees and a bit of melt occurred....

 

Man accused of child sex abuse

A 74-year-old Cloquet man is facing charges of sexually assaulting a child who was not a stranger to him. Edward Christian of Cloquet was charged with six counts of criminal sexual conduct in the first degree for allegedly performing sexually penetra...

 

Updated: 12-year-old runaway child is found safely

UPDATE: The Cloquet Police Department sent out a message just after noon Wednesday that a missing 12-year-old boy had been found and is safe. *** previous story below *** The Cloquet Police... Full story

 

Pine Valley, where Olympic hopes grow

In Cloquet, it isn't farfetched to have Olympic dreams. After all, Olympic Drive snakes around the land Joe Nowak convinced Northwest Paper to donate for a park, now home to ice arenas and a woodland... Full story

 

Schools drop mask mandates as cases decline

As Covid case numbers continue to fall after peaking here in early February, so too do the mask mandates. The only school district in the county to mandate universal mask wearing in all grades since...

 

Prom dress giveaway finds home in Carlton

For girls seeking the ultimate prom experience, finding and affording a dress can be a barrier to the big night. For the past several years, a mother-daughter team has put dresses within reach. Amy an... Full story

 

Remembering homemade ski jumps in the 'Wild 80'

The recent article by Steve Korby on his memories of sliding and skiing in the woods in Cloquet triggered my own memories from the early 1960s. I grew up on a dairy farm 3 miles northwest of Barnum. Even with few neighbor kids around, I don’t ever... Full story

 

Council celebrates Native American heritage

A booming drum ceremony filled the meeting room at Cloquet city hall Tuesday as the city council and mayor acknowledged National Native American Heritage Month. Council member Lyz Jaakola, who...

 

Local hospitals begin giving booster shots

Following the CDC’s move last week to authorize booster shots for certain populations local hospitals including Essentia Healthcare, St. Luke’s and Community Memorial are providing the booster sho... Full story

 

The Ticker

Thursday, Sept. 2 Girls soccer Esko- 2 Princeton- 1 Boys soccer CEC- 7 Mesabi East- 0 Volleyball Marshall- 3 Cloquet- 1 Floodwood- 3 Carlton- 1 South Ridge- 3 Cook County- 2 Friday, Sept. 3 Football Moose Lake/ Willow River- 28 Hermantown- 21 Logan...

 

Votes on school masks are mixed

With Covid-19 infections ramping up but no state of emergency in Minnesota or nationally, decisions on how to keep kids safe at school this fall have been left up to local school boards. It hasn’t been easy. Masks have become controversial, with... Full story

 

Child dies in ATV accident

A 7-year-old boy died in an ATV crash Friday, May 21 in southern Carlton County. According to a Carlton County press release, Drew Nordstrom was a backseat passenger in a side-by-side ATV that rolled over and on top of him. Sheriff’s office...

 

Police respond to several shots fired Monday

Shortly after midnight early Monday morning, May 17, Cloquet Police Department officers responded to 227 Scotty Drive in Cloquet for a report of several shots fired at the residence. Officers...

 

Plant a tree for free

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is May 21. That's when the grand Pine Knot News "tree giveaway" is launching, a day when local businesses and organizations will... Full story

 

Kuhlman gets first two goals

Former Cloquet- Esko-Carlton and University of Minnesota Duluth captain Karson Kuhlman recorded his first and second goals of the season in the National Hockey League over the past two weeks. Kuhlman’s first goal came March 25 as his Boston Bruins... Full story

 

Local vaccination options abound

Vaccinations went into high gear in Carlton County this week thanks to a joint vaccination clinic held by the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and Carlton County on Thursday, April 1, after this issue of the Pine Knot News went to press.... Full story

 

Public face of community college is retiring

Got questions about Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College? For more than two decades, Tom Urbanski has been the person to ask many of those questions as the lead person for marketing and public...

 

Gordy's competes in 'Burger Bracket'

A new radio program on Minnesota Public Radio is trying to muster up some interest through potential listeners' stomachs. The Warming House program, which began running on MPR stations in January as...

 

Calling for vaccinations

For two weeks in a row now, Carlton County has put out alerts letting people know there are openings for vaccinations at their weekly vaccine clinics and asking them to call 218-499-6310 to register for an appointment. Public information officer... Full story

 

Line 3 workers caught in sting

Pine Knot News The state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension's human trafficking investigators task force announced on Feb. 19 that seven people were charged following arrests during a human trafficking operation in Itasca County. Two of the men charged...

 

Carlton sticks with superintendent

The Carlton school board this month voted to accept another one-year contract for superintendent John Engstrom. The contract for a salary of $108,784 runs from July 1 to the end of June 2022. Engstrom is currently on a one-year contract agreed to...

 

We've got winter on the run

It might be that early February provided the biggest punch of cold winter we'll receive this season. So the remnants of this winter will be a breeze when it comes to enjoyment without the arctic air.... Full story

 

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