Articles from the January 6, 2023 edition

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 By Brady Slater    News    January 6, 2023

Wandering dog gets a home

A lost or abandoned Siberian husky spotted by numerous people in Scanlon throughout December finally has a new home. The stray dog was trapped and rescued Dec. 26 by volunteers, and now resides in a... Full story

 By Mike Creger    News    January 6, 2023

One last battle for the jug

A chapter in the history of two small-town basketball programs will draw to a close next week. But when it comes to the annual "Jug" games between the boys and girls teams at Carlton and Wrenshall, th... Full story


History mystery: Rooting for the home team tot

This was a fun photo we found while researching information on a story this past week. This photo is from the Carlton County News Graphic, dated Feb. 16, 1951. You'll find out that when digging for... Full story

 By Dan Reed    News    January 6, 2023

Zmyslony returns to county board

Commissioner Susan Zmyslony was sworn in as the new commissioner from District 4 of Carlton County this week, representing the southeast portion of the county, including Carlton, Barnum, Wrenshall,... Full story


Community Ed goes hunting

To borrow from the Looney Tunes: “Is it rabbit season or duck season?” For Cloquet Community Education and Recreation, the answer is resoundingly “duck season.” Community Ed kicked off its second duck hunt earlier this month by planting four rubber...


DNR updates wolf plan

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has finalized an updated wolf management plan that incorporates the diverse views of Minnesotans and will guide the state’s approach to wolf conservation for the next 10 years. “We’re proud we brought peo...


Grants open to help new farms

Applications are now being accepted for a new grant program to support Minnesotans purchasing their first farms. The Down Payment Assistance Grant program is managed by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and offers dollar-for-dollar...


Moose get help for habitat

A new federal grant award will fund collaborative planning by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to further large-scale moose habitat restoration in northeast Minnesota. The award from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, through... Full story

 By Brady Slater    News    January 6, 2023

Washington takes notice of delayed mail

The state’s federal legislators are weighing in on recurrent mail delays being experienced by residents throughout northeastern Minnesota. Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Rep. Pete Stauber both addressed the topic last week. “During the past weeks, I hav...


Dotseth is sworn in; receives assignments

Fresh from his oath of office, Rep. Jeff Dotseth promised on Tuesday to represent all of his constituents during the newly opened session of the Minnesota State Legislature "It's an honor to... Full story


Covid levels 'low' in county so far this winter

The Covid-19 pandemic will reach its third anniversary in March but, unlike in years past, the early winter is so far not showing signs of a transmission peak. Only 4.1 percent of the county’s hospital beds were occupied by Covid-19 patients in t... Full story


Snow brings school bus to a standstill

Cloquet students returned to school Wednesday — well, most of them did. With several inches of snow having fallen the night before and continuing that morning, some were delayed while others stayed home because of challenging roads. Superintendent M... Full story


Guest views: Some select views on the new year

Once again, the Pine Knot News reached out to elected officials and other area leaders to solicit their New Year’s wishes and/or predictions, with the request that they share their thoughts on things within their own sphere of influence in 75 w...


Home sweet home, here in Carlton County

Christmas will have passed by the time this piece appears in the paper. Here’s hoping it was a time of peace and joy for all. Now, we look to the new year with expectations that maybe life will i... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    January 6, 2023

'Jacks take hardware in Duluth

This season's version of the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys hockey team is a throwback look at old-time hockey. Last week, these Lumberjacks parlayed physical play, sound penalty killing and an... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    January 6, 2023

Jumpers swarm Pine Valley

Jumpers from as far away as Chicago and Ishpeming, Michigan traveled to northern Minnesota last week for Central Division meets in Cloquet and Coleraine. The Cloquet Ski Club hosted its invitational o... Full story


Dancing in a New Year

There were three generations on the stage and at least three generations on the dance floor Saturday afternoon for the annual New Year's Eve dance at the Cloquet VFW. Duane and Sandy Olson of Two... Full story


Kettle River news

I hope everyone had a safe Christmas holiday and New Year’s Day. I know many make new year’s resolutions, but how many are able to keep them? Make your resolutions realistic. You need to work to keep them, so don’t make it something you will never be...


Wright/Cromwell news

As you probably have noticed, the United States Postal Service has been having a lot of difficulties of late. Mail has not been delivered for days in some cases. Even our local post offices in Wright and Cromwell have had reduced hours due to...


Obituary: Karee Pauline Rowell

Karee Pauline Rowell, 64, of Cromwell passed away tragically on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022, in Bullhead City, Arizona while visiting her cousin, Trisha Wallin. Karee was born on Nov. 3, 1958, in... Full story


Obituary: Margery Elizabeth Dahl

Margery E. Dahl, 85, of Cloquet passed away Dec. 31, 2022, at Diamond Willow. She was born Aug. 10, 1937, in Scanlon, the daughter of Hans and Mildred (Dalbec) Olsen. Margery graduated from Cloquet... Full story


Obituary: Ronald "Ron" Frank

Ronald "Ron" Frank, 65, died unexpectedly Dec. 21, 2022, of natural causes. He was born on Nov. 7, 1957, to Edith and Harold Frank at Cloquet Memorial Hospital in Cloquet, the seventh of what would ev... Full story


Obituary: Trisha Lynn Wallin

Trisha Lynn Wallin, 58, passed away tragically on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022, in Bullhead City, Arizona. Trisha was born on May 24, 1964, in Cloquet to Sam and Sheila Maki. She was raised in Esko and... Full story


Obituary: Judy Kay Hoppe

Judy Kay Hoppe, 83, of Barnum passed away at home on Dec. 30, 2022, at her home. Beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, and daughter of Bill and Signe (Saukko) Pietila, and dear friend. She was born on... Full story


Obituary: Catherine JoAnn Thompson

Catherine JoAnn Thompson, 82, of Cloquet passed away on Monday, Jan. 2, 2023 at Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton. JoAnn was born on Feb. 23, 1940, in Mahnomen, to Peter and Julia Lemieux. She... Full story


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