Articles from the January 20, 2023 edition

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 By Brady Slater    News    January 20, 2023

Charges filed in county burglaries case

A suspect in the burglary this month at the Esko post office was arrested Jan. 12 in Anoka County. The arrest came as a trail of evidence was located by investigators, indicating that the suspect was...

 By Jana Peterson    News    January 20, 2023

Top write-in appointed to Cloquet city council

After close to five months without representation, Cloquet's Ward 3 voters have a new city councilor. Iris Keller was selected Tuesday by unanimous council vote, following interviews with her and... Full story


Obituary: Anne F. Redfield

Anne F. Redfield, age 68 of Cloquet, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, at Diamond Willow Assisted Living in Proctor. She was born March 24, 1954 in Duluth, Minnesota, the daughter of Robert and... Full story


Favorite local voice seeks life-saving liver donation

Dwight Cadwell first realized something wasn't right during the annual Safe and Sober program at WKLK radio 11 years ago. The longtime sports broadcaster and other guests had been imbibing various alc... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    January 20, 2023

Snow removal hot topic at city council

With nearly 50 inches of snow recorded so far this winter, it's no surprise Cloquet residents feel like the streets are not up to their usual standards. Waits have been longer, and the piles of snow...

 By Jana Peterson    News    January 20, 2023

Cloquet man pleads guilty in fatal fight case

A Cloquet man accused of manslaughter resulting from a fight pleaded guilty Friday in Sixth District Court in Carlton. Joel Jay Ammesmaki, 59, was charged with first-degree manslaughter in September 2021 for “causing the death of another while...

 By Brady Slater    News    January 20, 2023

Carlton board rebuffs Wrenshall entreaty

Deeper cooperation between Wrenshall and Carlton schools was on the table Tuesday — and the Carlton school board promptly swept it off. The board members dismissed a letter from the Wrenshall board seeking greater collaboration, declining to move... Full story

 By Brady Slater    News    January 20, 2023

Coach pleads guilty in DWI case

Cloquet High School head football coach Jeff Ojanen pleaded guilty Jan. 13 to a single fourth-degree misdemeanor count of driving while impaired related to his arrest last month. Ojanen, 39, was arrested by Cloquet police early in the morning on...

 By Rebekah King    News    January 20, 2023

Esko board backs online classes for snowy days

Snow days may soon be a thing of the past in Esko. Esko school board members approved the district’s eLearning day policy — basically having school online instead of canceling classes for a snow day — as presented by superintendent Aaron...


Caution urged on busy snowmobile trails, lakes

A winter season with plenty of snow has made for excellent snowmobiling conditions throughout the state, and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources made efforts last week to remind eager riders to make safety a priority. The increase in...


Dial 988 for mental health support

Minnesotans facing mental health crises can now dial or text 988 to connect to Lifeline support 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The 988 code will serve as a universal entry point, so callers can reach a trained crisis counselor who can help... Full story

 By A.A. Alm    Opinion    January 20, 2023

Guest column: Creative carving can be had

Do you get bored on the cold wintery days and wonder what to do to keep occupied? Maybe you should look at woodcarving as a hobby. You don’t need any special artistic ability to be a woodcarver. There is no age limit. It can be a lifetime hobby....


Our view: When it comes to news, bring it

It’s been just more than four years since this little experiment called the Pine Knot News began. By this time next week, members of the staff here, and contributors, will be coming home with more hardware from the Minnesota Newspaper Association... Full story


Letters: Bravo to dog tale and rescuers

Thank you to the Pine Knot News for publishing the feel-good story about the wandering dog that was noticed, caught and placed in a safe home. (Jan. 6 issue.) Also a big thank-you goes out to Jodi Carlson, Jen Cadigan, the owner and staff of Trapper... Full story


Letters: Snow angels are all around

I want to thank the “snow angels” that appeared in the last few weeks. Before the snow stopped falling during the “blue blizzard,” social media was filled with posts asking for help and others offering assistance. Cloquet residents asked for... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    January 20, 2023

Girls zoom on rainy course

Rain and soggy snow conditions greeted eight high school alpine ski teams Monday at Mont du Lac Resort. Temperatures soared into the mid-30s. But the Cloquet-Esko- Carlton girls were undeterred, enjoy... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    January 20, 2023

Well-matched Lumberjacks, Rebels tangle for a tie

The Moose Lake Area and Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls hockey teams seem like a good barometer for one another. The teams tied 1-1 on Monday at Northwoods Credit Union Arena, as staunch goaltending... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    January 20, 2023

Fond du Lac finds groove in 100-point game

The Fond du Lac boys basketball team pulled off a significant road win on Tuesday by knocking off the North Woods Grizzlies in Cook. The Ogichidaa won the high-scoring affair, 100-86. "The guys are... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    January 20, 2023

Bombers get back on track

The Barnum Bombers are winning again. Although that's nothing new when it comes to boys basketball, the team entered Tuesday's basketball game against Duluth Marshall searching for itself a bit. Marsh... Full story


Wilderness swept in Wisconsin

The Minnesota Wilderness opened the door to adversity when they entered the 2023 calendar year. The team got swept in Eagle River, Wisconsin, last weekend, managing only three goals, coughing up seven and finding themselves spinning further away from... Full story


Kettle River news

The next city council meeting is at 7 p.m., Feb. 14 at the Kettle River Senior Center. Quilting at Holy Trinity is every Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon. The next Ma & Pa Kettle committee meeting is at 1 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Kettle River Senior...


Wright/Cromwell news

The Farmers Co-op store in Wright now has a new phone service provider, but the phone number is still 218-357-2251. If you need the number, put it into your contacts or write it down. Watch for updates on sales on Facebook. Margaret Webster is now...


Obituary: James J. Nynas

James J. Nynas, 57, of Minnetonka passed away on Dec. 28, 2022 after a yearlong battle with cancer. He is survived by his partner, Robb Johnson; parents, Jim and Carlie Nynas; siblings, Jodi... Full story


Obituary: Shirley Anne Marie Soukkala

Shirley Anne Marie Soukkala, 69, of Cloquet passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023, at home. She was born in Duluth on Feb. 2, 1953, to Walter and Edith Enger. She grew up in the Duluth and... Full story


Obituary: Judith Marie Northrup

Judith Marie Northrup, 79, of Cloquet died Jan. 15, 2023, at her home surrounded by family. She was born April 13, 1943, to Eugene and Eleanor (Shotley) Graves. She was raised on the Fond du Lac... Full story


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