Articles from the January 10, 2020 edition

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Public defenders have new manager

Chief Public Defender Dan Lew announced a new position in the Sixth Judicial District that will manage both the Iron Range and Carlton County public defender teams late last month. Mark Muhich will...

 By Jana Peterson    News    January 10, 2020

She's No. 1, baby

When baby Stella Mae Ammesmaki finally decided it was time to make her debut, things happened pretty quickly. Her parents, Marina Berglund and James Ammesmaki, arrived at Community Memorial Hospital...

 By Jana Peterson    News    January 10, 2020

Fire calls make history

The year 2019 was a busy one for the Cloquet Area Fire District and 2020 is unlikely to get any slower. Crews surpassed the now 10-year-old district’s historic high run total of 2,985 incidents in 2...


Family Pathways offers supervised visitations

Family Pathways, which is contracted by the state to provide domestic violence and sexual assault services in Carlton County, is expanding supervised visitation services to its facility at 230 Chestnut Avenue in Carlton. This service is offered as a...


This week in state history

Historic Minnesota events with anniversaries this coming week. Jan. 10 1925 "Arrowhead" is selected as the official moniker for northeastern Minnesota, the result of a nationwide contest sponsored by...

 By Dan Reed    News    January 10, 2020

Tobacco ordinance remains unlit

Final passage and authorization of a county tobacco ordinance is still in the air despite being passed by the Carlton County Board of Commissioners Dec. 23. On Tuesday, Cromwell gas station owner Lance Line stated his concern at the board’s first mee...


Absentee voting underway for Cloquet City Council Ward 3 race

Ward 3 voters in the city of Cloquet who won’t be around to cast their votes in the Cloquet City Council special election on Feb. 12 can vote absentee now. Uriah Wilkinson and Chris Swanson advanced to the February special election following a Novemb... Full story


Recycling options have changed

After 30 years of offering free recycling, Cloquet Sanitary Service will close its Cloquet Riverside Recycling facility at 1103 Industry Avenue to members of the public after Wednesday, Jan. 15. Residents can still dispose of cardboard in their...


Whee, whee reindeer

Rudolph and 2-year-old Sayge Allen go sliding on a different kind of sleigh at Cloquet's Pinehurst Park over Christmas break. Grandma Angela Depoe (aka Rudolph) said Sayge loved all the bumps and...

 By Jana Peterson    News    January 10, 2020

Landfill debate recycled

Cloquet city councilors had to reconsider a decision they made during their final meeting of 2019 on Tuesday night, but the result was the same. Again the council denied a request from SKB...

 By Jana Peterson    News    January 10, 2020

Snow removal work continues

Cloquet city engineer Caleb Peterson said city crews are still working hard every day to remove or push back the high piles of snow that have accumulated during the double whammy of Thanksgiving...


Jury selection for murder trail begins

Jury selection began Monday in Sixth District Carlton County Court for the first-degree murder trial of a Bayfield County man accused of shooting and killing his uncle. James Francis Montano, 33, of B...


Shooting suspect pleads not guilty

A former Carlton County resident accused of shooting his sister’s boyfriend in the head at his grandmother’s funeral last fall pleaded not guilty to three felony firearm charges in U.S. District Cou...

 By Jana Peterson    News    January 10, 2020

Consolidation survey primer offered

It’s 20 minutes that could change the future of two school districts and the children they serve. That’s about how long residents, staff and parents in the Carlton and Wrenshall school districts sho... Full story


Our View: Published notices are democracy 101

Many of the local school districts, cities and the county itself are taking care of business now at their annual meetings, when the various elected officials choose their leaders for the year, set meeting dates, and also designate official banks and...


Harry's Gang: Law firm merger is another blow to hyper-local business

I read in the last Pine Knot News of 2019 that the Rudy Law firm merged with Fryberger in Duluth, and will now be known as Rudy, Gassert, Yetka, Pritchett, and Helwig, a Fryberger Law Firm Practice...


On the Mark: This handy man is my handyman

My husband, Rod Walli, often and confidently says in Finnish: "Voin Korjata mitaan." It means "I can fix anything." He's not bragging. Just expressing confidence. I'm drafting at home. Morning light...


Letter to the editor: Making war is not our choice

“Why, of course, the people don’t want war. Why would some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best that he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? Naturally, the common people don’t want war … That is...


Food tasting is back by demand

What could be better than sampling delicious local food items and raising money for education at the same time? Food for Thought is a tasting event where area businesses offer food specialties for... Full story


Death notices

Leslie Hubbell, of Pierz, Minnesota, formerly of Cloquet, where he was born June 15, 1937, passed away Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019 at the Harmony House. No services will be held per his request. Nelson Funeral Care assisted the family with arrangements.... Full story


Strange tales coming to library

Storyteller Chad Lewis says he expects to bring a "bizarre" evening of tales from "the dark side of winter" to the Cloquet Public Library on Jan. 16. He may indeed be right, given his descriptions....

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    January 10, 2020

'Jacks sputter, then steamroll

The Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys hockey team was busy this past week with three home games that included a pair of wins on Friday and Tuesday. On Thursday, the 'Jacks fell 3-2 to Eagan. On Friday, the Lu... Full story


The ticker

Thursday, Jan. 2 Boys Basketball Carlton-75 Two Harbors-66 Ben Soderstrom with 32 points, Matthew Santkuyl with 21 points and Ryan Gray with 13 points led the Bulldogs to the win over the Agates. Justin Swanson added four points. Adam Hey had three p... Full story


Obituary: Richard "Dick" George Chick

Richard "Dick" G. Chick, 88, of Cloquet, went to his heavenly Father on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020 at Viewcrest Health Center in Duluth. He was born April 18, 1931 in Moose Lake to George and Laura (Guss)... Full story


Obituary: John "Jack" Bernard Enlund

John "Jack" Enlund, 73, of Cloquet, passed away Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020 at Benedictine Health Center in Duluth. He was born July 27, 1946 to John and Anna (Myking) Enlund. Jack graduated from Cloquet... Full story


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