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Articles from the January 3, 2020 edition

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 By Jana Peterson    News    January 3, 2020

The year that was 2019

How does one rank the top stories from an entire year? Are calculations made in terms of long-term health, dollars spent, numbers of people affected? What about long-term historical effects, or maybe...

 By Jana Peterson    News    January 3, 2020

History mystery solved

Last month, the Pine Knot published a photo from the Carlton County Historical Society of people digging out from a February of 1922 storm in Cloquet. The photo above was described as from an... Full story


This week in state history

Historic Minnesota events with anniversaries this coming week. Jan. 3 1905 The Minnesota legislature meets for the first time in the state capitol building designed by Cass Gilbert. 1916 Maxene Andrews is born in Minneapolis. With her sisters...

 By Jana Peterson    News    January 3, 2020

They got drunk on air to prove a point

The scene at the WKLK radio station last Friday morning looked more like a bar at closing time than an early-morning radio show. Partially emptied bottles of vodka, rum and beer sat on a table outside...

 By Jana Peterson    News    January 3, 2020

Money matched for more Hwy. 33 changes

A Cloquet highway project is the only one of five state grants announced Monday located outside the Twin Cities area. The Cloquet project will create "J-turns" on Minnesota Highway 33 where it... Full story

 By Dan Reed    News    January 3, 2020

County tobacco ordinance passes easily

Several Carlton County health staff and about 25 other people attended the year-end meeting of the Carlton County Board of Commissioners Dec. 23 to support and finally clap when a new tobacco ordinance was passed unanimously. It is believed that...


Food tasting is Jan. 16

The seventh annual Food for Thought: A Tasting Event at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is set for Thursday, January 16, from 4:30-7 p.m. in the campus commons and amphitheater. It’s a major fundraiser for the student scholarship fund....

 By Pine Knot News    News    January 3, 2020

Wind knocks down Vac Shack sign

The crime scene tape outside of Sara's Vac Shack is there because Mother Nature knocked down the large sign that is usually perched on top of the Cloquet Avenue business. Lloyd Nohl, sales and...

 By Pine Knot News    News    January 3, 2020

Guest Commentary: Turn to community with your gift offerings

I hope you and your family have sources of warmth and joy surrounding you this new year. My family and I are new to this area - like "from North Carolina summer of 2019" new - and we are finding the...


Our View: Help us balance the conversation

There are only two teams in the championship game, and people root for one team or the other, but rarely both. It’s that way in politics, too. And, just like sports, the game just isn’t as interesting when there’s just one team. So, we’ve...


On the Mark: Resolving to talk politics

Like most of us, I generally make a limited number of New Year’s resolutions. Mostly they are personal: getting more sleep, exercising, and spending time with family and friends. This year, 2020,...


Take care of those UFOs in 2020

Over the last few decades, like many others around the world, I have listened to the “gurus” and have spent the end of every year planning my New Year’s resolutions for the upcoming year. Some years I am able to keep the resolution momentum...

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    January 3, 2020

A rough-and-tumble tourney

The Wood City Classic opened last Friday in Cloquet with some competitive play on both sides of the court for the boys and girls. On the boys side, the host team downed Cromwell-Wright and Proctor... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    January 3, 2020

Rodd's Ramblings: In 1976, a classic tourney

The history of the Wood City Classic basketball tournament is rife with stories about games and players. But perhaps no tournament was more impressive than the Jan. 2-3, 1976 Classic, which featured... Full story


Esko boys take home tournament title

The Esko boys basketball team captured their eighth consecutive Esko Coaches Classic Holiday championship Saturday by dominating Duluth Marshall 94-52 in the title matchup. In what was a split... Full story


Weekend stars

Coaches Classic all-tournament teams. Boys team • Cedric LeFave, Hinckley-Finlayson • Trevor Morrison, North Woods • Payton Wefel, Esko • Mathew Erickson, Duluth Marshall • Riley Fischer, Esko • Tournament MVP: James LeGarde, Esko Girls...


The Ticker

Thursday, Dec. 26 Boys Hockey Blaine-5 CEC-3 Christian Galatz scored 2 goals for the ’Jacks, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a three-goal second period for the Bengals. Aaron Moore added the third goal for CEC and also assisted on the first... Full story


This week in local sports

Boys basketball Cloquet • vs Duluth East at 3:15 p.m., at Superior High School Saturday, Jan. 4 • vs Ashland at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7 • at Hermantown at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9 Carlton • vs Floodwood at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3 • vs...

 By Steve Korby    Sports    January 3, 2020

Korby's Connections: Test your sports knowledge with this quiz

Do you consider yourself a sports expert? Many of us would prefer to land on the orange space — sports and leisure — when we roll the dice and traverse onto a certain pie color in the Trivial... Full story


Outdoors: He bombed the pond and then ditched the skis

Based on what I’ve been able to read in other newspapers, I’m not your typical outdoors columnist. For one, if I were listing jobs I currently occupy, writing for the Pine Knot News would be third or fourth down the list. Also, when I get time... Full story


School archery money available

Schools and nonprofit organizations interested in introducing students to archery can apply for a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources program that pays for some of the cost of archery equipment. Through the program, teachers can also receive...


Ice houses require a license

Minnesota fishing regulations recognize two types of shelters: portable and nonportable. A portable shelter is one that collapses, folds or is disassembled for transportation. Portable shelters need only licenses and identification when left...


Grants help kids learn from outdoors

Public entities and nonprofit organizations have until 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, to apply for funding from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in the second phase of the No Child Left Inside grant program, which supports getting more...


Obituary: Patricia Johnson

Patricia "Pat" Johnson, 82, of Cloquet, passed away Dec. 19, 2019, in St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth after a brief illness. Pat was born May 24, 1937, in Duluth to Lloyd and Julia Lindquist. She... Full story


Death notices

Robert “Bob” D. Cresap, 84, of Cloquet passed away Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, at Essentia-St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth. Celebration of Life: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 at Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet. Leonard Albert Sheldon Jr., 65, of... Full story


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