Articles from the January 8, 2021 edition

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 By Jana Peterson    News    January 8, 2021

A stroke of light after a dark year

What a way to start to a new year. Lacey Mandoli and Zackary Morrison welcomed baby Kinzley Susan-Lynn Morrison into the world at 11:58 a.m. Friday, Jan. 1, making Kinzley the first baby born in 2021...

 By Mike Creger    News    January 8, 2021

2020: A rollercoaster of Covid realities

At the start, it was as if no one really knew how or whether to panic. So they cleared shelves of toilet paper and anything that could be used to kill germs on surfaces. As the state ordered places...


History Mystery

David Bellert has a question about his own back yard. He wants to know if anyone has information on the Evergreen Hites supper club that once sat on the southwest corner of Minnesota Highway 23 and...

 By Jana Peterson    News    January 8, 2021

Vaccine drive-thru hums along

A drive-thru vaccine clinic organized by Carlton County last Tuesday is getting national attention for creating a vehicle - pun intended - for getting Covid-19 vaccines into arms quickly while still... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    January 8, 2021

Teen shooting suspect, mother arrested

Law enforcement officials named the victim of last week's shooting - Joseph James Peterson, age 16 - last week after charges of second-degree manslaughter were filed against Joseph James Fohrenkam,...

 By Pine Knot News    News    January 8, 2021

Carlton school board organizes

Julianne Emerson, a former Carlton school board member who was elected again to the board in November, was nominated and regained the chairwoman position in an online organizational meeting Monday, Jan. 4. Emerson and Eryn Szymczak are new members...

 By Pine Knot News    News    January 8, 2021

Carlton students launch fundraiser

After a tough year of Covid-19 orders restricting bars and restaurants from the usual flow of customers, the Carlton VFW is struggling to pay the bills. Members of the Carlton High School student council are hoping they can help, by launching a...


Jurek, marked by war, had a lifetime of service

Cloquet resident Anthony "Tony" Jurek, 88, died Dec. 31, 70 years and one month after he was captured during the Korean War. The Army veteran and Kettle River native spent nearly three years as a... Full story

 By Mike Creger    People    January 8, 2021

DeFoe leaves a historical legacy

It was a cold morning at the edge of the Old Holy Family Cemetery. This is where LeRoy DeFoe was put to rest on Dec. 28. It's important to note that fact, since DeFoe spent many years discovering... Full story

 By Dan Reed    News    January 8, 2021

Board organizes, gets briefed on vaccine

The Carlton County Board of Commissioners had its annual organizational meeting Tuesday with expected leadership changes. As has been the tradition, each of the five commissioners takes a turn as...

 By Pine Knot News    News    January 8, 2021

Sundin sworn in to serve fifth term

Rep. Mike Sundin (DFL–Esko) was sworn in Tuesday for his fifth term in the Minnesota House. He represents District 11A, encompassing all of Carlton and portions of Pine and St. Louis counties. “I’m honored and humbled to have this opportunity to co...


Food for Thought gets a Covid redo

The eighth annual Food for Thought fundraising event from the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College has been reimagined this year because of the Covid-19 pandemic. A kick-off event, the popular... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    January 8, 2021

Diversity marks new city council

Cloquet's newest city councilor, Elizabeth "Lyz" Jaakola, was sworn in Tuesday in a most unusual format, with city administrator Tim Peterson asking councilors and anyone watching the virtual meeting...

 By MPR News    COVID-19    January 8, 2021

State closures ease as cases ebb

The state will allow bars and restaurants to offer indoor dining again next week — with limits — and also allow for movie theaters, museums and other entertainment venues to reopen after being closed since mid-November. The new order, announced Wed... Full story


Donate blood, get Covid antibody test

January is National Blood Donor Month, a time to resolve to be a regular blood donor and help save lives. This year a donation also comes with an added bonus: the Red Cross is testing blood donations for Covid-19 antibodies. As part of the effort,... Full story


MSOP reports third Covid death

On Jan. 1, the Minnesota Sex Offender program reported the third death of a client from Covid-19 at its Moose Lake facility. The prior deaths occurred on Dec. 2 and Dec. 9, 2020. “We mourn his passing and extend our deepest sympathy to those who l... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    January 8, 2021

Area food shelf options

• Ruby’s Pantry serves about 200 people on the fourth Wednesday of each month in Cloquet, providing an abundant amount of food for a $20 donation. Ruby’s Pantry will distribute food shares 10-11:30 a.m. Jan. 27 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Church... Full story


Our View: Enjoy the trails and respect others

Cloquet has an excellent system of recreational trails that are, for the most part, maintained by a handful of dedicated volunteers and one very dedicated and highly qualified part-time groomer hired by the city. That’s why it’s sad to see tho...


Harry's Gang: Evictions, foreclosures will come under microscope

Soon, the restrictions on evictions will end, and I expect to see an onslaught of evictions crowding the courts. I have several landlord clients for whom I handle their evictions, and I also... Full story


Obituaries: Frank Peter Carle

Sgt. Frank Peter Carle, 78, of Esko, died peacefully with his loving family by his side at St. Luke's Hospital on Dec. 31, 2020, from congestive heart failure. Frank was born in Duluth on Oct. 18,... Full story


Obituaries: Anthony "Tony" Jurek

Anthony "Tony" Jurek, 88, of Cloquet passed away with family by his side on Dec. 31, 2020. He was born Feb. 25, 1932, in Split Rock Township, the son of Stephen and Anna (Womniecki) Jurek. At the... Full story


Death notices

Roland “Bud” Olson, 91, of Wright passed away peacefully Jan. 4, 2021, in his home with his loving family by his side. Visitation: 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Cromwell. A private family funeral ser... Full story

 By Greg Oakes    People    January 8, 2021

Cloquet grad takes giant leaps into tech

Have you ever had a conversation with someone so intelligent that 10 minutes into the exchange, you start to feel inferior? That maybe you should have accomplished more in your lifetime? That is how... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    January 8, 2021

Finally, pucks are being dropped

A year ago, the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls hockey team completed a season for the ages by going 27-4 and finishing as runner-up at the Minnesota High School Class A Girls Hockey Tournament. The...

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    January 8, 2021

Ski teams seek return to postseason success

The Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys Nordic ski team is starting the season with a ranking that may remind some oldtimers around here of the glory days when Mike Marciniak, Joe Nowak and John Loumala...


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