Articles from the January 1, 2021 edition

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 By Jana Peterson    News    January 1, 2021

Shooting leaves teen dead

A 16-year-old boy was shot and killed outside a home on the Fond du Lac Reservation early Monday morning and an arrest warrant was signed Tuesday for another teenager, 18-year-old Joseph James Fohrenkam, who is wanted by police. According to a press...


2020 Year in Review, part 1

A fly on the wall at the office of the Pine Knot News, during a meeting of the minds discussing year-in-review stories, may not have contained itself in screaming: "Covid. Done." But, being a fly...


History Mystery

Leroy DeFoe of Cloquet died Dec. 20 at age 72. He played a vital role in preserving the legacy of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa by being a keeper of its history. Here, we are...


Photos: 'California screaming'

Six degrees and sunny made for perfect sledding weather Monday morning, as Jill Brenner and her sister, Mary Jo Durkin, and their sons, Owen Brenner and Joseph Durkin, hit the hills at Pinehurst...

 By Pine Knot News    News    January 1, 2021

Free saliva testing sites popping up

There will be a free Covid-19 saliva testing event 1-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5 at Moose Lake School. This is open to all families and community members in the area. You don’t have to have symptoms to test. Results will help public health better...

 By Pine Knot News    News    January 1, 2021

Former funeral home owner dies

Martin “Dude” Barr, who owned Barr Brothers Funeral Home in Cloquet with his brother, passed away Dec. 26. He was 95. Barr and his brother, Bob Barr, started their first funeral home in Carlton in 1951, then quickly bought a funeral home in...

 By Pine Knot News    News    January 1, 2021

Recycle Christmas trees at no cost

Carlton County residents are encouraged to recycle their Christmas trees during Treecycling, a free program with dropoff locations throughout the region that will take trees through Jan. 11. • SAPPI Fine Paper gatehouse entrance, Cloquet. ...

 By Dan Reed    News    January 1, 2021

County levy set with 2% increase

Despite an 8-percent increase in health insurance costs, the Carlton County Board of Commissioners approved the smallest property tax levy increase in years on Monday, voting to set it just 2 percent higher than last year. The levy for 2021 will...

 By Jana Peterson    News    January 1, 2021

Sappi builds on 'people, planet and prosperity'

Locally, nationally and internationally, Sappi has been working hard at sustainability practices and people are taking notice. In February, Sappi North America received the SEAL Business Sustainabilit... Full story


Covid case numbers fall; experts wary of a holiday season bump

Carlton County Covid-19 numbers declined for a fifth week, with an increase of 65 cases between last Tuesday and this Tuesday, and three new deaths from Covid from Dec. 22-29. That's down from a... Full story

 By Dan Kraker    News    January 1, 2021

Can it weather the storms?

Duluth's Lakewalk hugs several miles of the city's Lake Superior shore, from the Canal Park tourist district all the way to Brighton Beach. With its sweeping view of the lake and the city, the trail...  Website


Our View: Keep schools in mind in legislature

The Minnesota Legislature convenes next week for its 2021 session, and we hope for a productive session with better results for Carlton County interests. Although there are some new members after last fall’s elections, most of the lawmakers are...


Harry's Gang: Pete the prognosticator has some ideas about 2021

Thankfully, no one remembers my predictions from last year, so there's no way to gauge my accuracy or prognostic ability. Just trust me when I say I was very accurate and remarkably prescient. So,... Full story

 By Steve Korby    Opinion    January 1, 2021

Korby's Connections: Mentors can be unforgettable

Fifty years ago, I had my first worksite mentor. He and I didn’t choose each other; it just happened that way. As you read this, think of your potential role as a mentor or mentee. It is an... Full story


Letter to the editor: Look on the bright side of things

As 2020 comes to an end, I look back at this year and see what the citizens of our country have endured. The Covid-19 pandemic, a political division that has taken the trust out of our democracy, and our continuing discrimination of people of color...


Obituaries: Brian Joseph Lafontaine

Brian Joseph Lafontaine, 68, of Cloquet passed away Dec. 28, 2020, at home with his wife and children at his side after a long battle with frontotemporal dementia. He was born Aug. 31, 1952, in Cloque... Full story


Obituaries: Linda Dahl

Linda Dahl, 68, of Wrenshall died Dec. 26, 2020, at Essentia St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth following a long battle with Covid. She was born Jan. 16, 1952,to Ervine and Helen (McMillen) Laubach... Full story


Obituaries: Martin "Dude" Barr

Martin "Dude" Barr, 95, passed peacefully on Dec. 26, 2020, to reunite with the love of his life, his wife of 69 years, Joyce (Larson) Barr. He loved the outdoors, was an avid hunter, and a great fami... Full story


Obituaries: Eileen M. Johnson

Eileen M. Johnson, 94, died Dec. 25, 2020, in Sunnyside Health Care Center in Cloquet. Eileen was born Aug. 22, 1926, to William and Mathilda (Jarvi) Bjorklund in Cloquet. She graduated from Cloquet... Full story


Obituaries: Isabelle "Izzy" V. Lindholm

Isabelle "Izzy" V. Lindholm, 86, passed away Dec. 25, 2020, with her family by her side. She was born July 7, 1934, in British Columbia to Harry and Vivian Beck. Izzy married her high school... Full story


Death Notices

William “Bill” G. Erickson, 75, of Cloquet passed away peacefully Dec. 24, 2020. There will not be any services at this time.. Helen Lorraine Woollett, 84, of Cloquet passed away Dec. 22, 2020, at Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton. Visitation:... Full story


Holiday dinners - to go

Raffy Johnson holds up four fingers for the number of meals the next car is picking up, but he could have been indicating the 425 free Christmas meals served via curbside pickup and delivery to...

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    January 1, 2021

Competition makes three Tims real chums

Many famous people and things come in threes. Think of Crosby, Stills and Nash; The Three Musketeers; the Three Amigos; or The Three Stooges. Locally, you can add "the Three Tims" to the list. Tim...


League says high school games can start Jan. 14

The Minnesota State High School League announced Monday that winter sports contests and competitions may resume starting Jan. 14, according to the latest Covid-19 guidelines for youth sports from the Minnesota Department of Health. Included in the... Full story


Wright/Cromwell news

Have you ever thought about all the time we waste? Well, I heard a great story about wasting time and what not to do to avoid it. First, try to not wait in line for anything. Plan ahead and you will...


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