Articles from the January 6, 2023 edition
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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
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
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...
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 broug...
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
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...
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... 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... 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...
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... Full story
'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
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 ne...
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