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UPDATED: Memorial Day changed by COVID-19, but ceremonies go on

Although many celebrate with a trip to the cabin, the actual purpose of Memorial Day on Monday is to honor and recognize the war dead. It is observed on the last Monday in May, when many people also... Full story


Carlton County has first COVID-19 case at Moose Lake prison

Carlton County learned of its first confirmed case of COVID-19 Monday, when the Minnesota Department of Corrections announced that an inmate at the Moose Lake Correctional Facility tested positive for the disease caused by the coronavirus. According... Full story


Second COVID-19 case confirmed in Carlton County

Carlton County officials reported a second lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 in a county resident. The person did have contact with a lab-confirmed case, and that is the presumed exposure, but the case is still under investigation by the Minnesota... Full story


Keeping up with and coping with the coronavirus pandemic

Days, hours, minutes and seconds. International, national, statewide, and home. In a whirlwind the past 10 days, life in Carlton County and the world has changed in response to a deadly respiratory... Full story


Minnesota starts reacting to coronavirus threats

On the same day the World Health Organization officially declared the coronavirus a pandemic, the NBA suspended all game play and the University of Minnesota decided to go to online classes, northern Minnesota still felt largely unaffected, with the... Full story


Wrenshall, Carlton to hire lobbyist

After initially voting against paying a professional lobbyist to help persuade the Minnesota Legislature to make school consolidations eligible for greater state aid, the Wrenshall school board met early Monday morning and reversed that decision....


Your Pine Knot is now an award-winning newspaper

The Pine Knot News was recently recognized as among the very best newspapers in the state by the Minnesota Newspaper Association at its annual Better Newspaper Contest. Hundreds of papers from across...


Our view: These pages are for every viewpoint

This is an opinion page. Most weeks you will find an editorial, under the header “Our View” about a subject the newspaper staff have agreed we should take a stand on, comment about, applaud, or all of the above. There’s always a “Harry’s...


Labor get its tradition on

These buttons are united in their support of working men and women. "Unions: Keeping America Great," proclaimed the 2017 button. "Right to Work provides No Rights and No Work," the red and blue...


Ice cream outing is a big hit

If the opening of Gordy's Hi-Hat is a sign of spring, then the annual Sunnyside trip to the Warming House for ice cream is an indication that summer is winding down. Sunnyside Health Care Center...


New director to lead Cloquet Ed Foundation

Jody Acers is a familiar face at the Cloquet Educational Foundation, having served on its board for at least nine years - two of them as president - and worked hand-in-hand with founding director...


Ready, set, fun! Carlton Daze is here again

What isn’t happening during this weekend’s Carlton Daze? There’s running, garage sales, softball, volleyball, crafts, pie baking, kids’ games, music, whitewater kayaking, a parade, a car... Full story


Sappi appoints new CEO of North American operations

Sappi Limited, a global leader in dissolving wood pulp as well as graphic, packaging and speciality papers, announced that Michael Haws has been appointed as president and CEO of Sappi North America effective Oct. 1, 2019. Haws succeeds Mark...


As summer heats up, so does The Beach

As temperatures have climbed this summer, so have attendance numbers at The Beach. Community Ed director Ruth Reeves said 642 has been their highest attendance-day so far this season at the city... Full story


Wrenshall man charged with felony sex assault by a psychotherapist

A Wrenshall resident who worked as a social worker for St. Louis County has been accused of rape and sexual abuse of a woman who was his client. Licensed social worker Michael Bryant, 46, was charged July 15 with third-degree criminal sexual conduct...


She's tackling pollution at age 7

Seven-year-old Bella Richards and her grandmother, Jean Vatnsdal of Cloquet, have enjoyed summer nature walks since Bella's fourth birthday. Throughout the summer, they explore the outside elements... Full story


Our view: The Fourth still means something

Another year, another year older. Our country turned 243 yesterday, and it was a day spent celebrating what we like to call the greatest country in the world. Blessed with rich natural resources, fruitful farmland, mountains and valleys, the United...


District Court report

Following are recent felony and gross misdemeanor court cases resolved in Carlton County Sixth District Court. Arresting agencies are abbreviated as follows: Cloquet Police Department (CPD), Carlton County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), Fond du Lac...


Bulletin Board

Juhannus Finnish midsummer festival 2-5 p.m. Sunday, June 23, Sampo Beach on Little Grand Lake, 7095 Saginaw Road, Saginaw. Finnish music, games, art projects, Mölkky tournament, swimming, sauna, campfire. Free, family-friendly, alcohol-free. Coffee... Full story


Lumberjacks return from state with hardware

When practice started in March in the Cloquet Middle School gymnasium, the Cloquet girls softball team had high hopes. Returning eight starters from last year's section runner-up team, the coaching...


Cloquet girls softball is an award winning team

Post-season accolades continue to roll in for the Cloquet High School softball team which wrapped up the season last Friday by taking the Class AAA third-place trophy at the Minnesota State High...


Three cars involved in Thanksgiving Day crash

A crash on Highway 33 near the Cloquet Walmart Thanksgiving Day resulted in only minor injuries to people, thankfully. According to the Cloquet Police Department accident report, a blue Plymouth Neon... Full story


Knot notes

Recount doesn’t change a thing Carlton County Auditor Paul Gassert said the hand recount of the District 4 Carlton County Commissioner race resulted in exactly the same ballot count as the election night vote, which means Mark Thell will be the...


Veterans to be honored on their special day

One hundred years ago, while folks in northern Minnesota were just beginning to recover from the Oct. 12 fires and the Spanish influenza after both swept through the area, news of a war-ending armistice reached Minneapolis just before 2 a.m. on Nov.... Full story


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