Articles from the January 25, 2019 edition

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Lourey advances to face Rarick, Birrenbach in special election

Stu Lourey is the Democratic-Farmer-Labor candidate in the special election for Minnesota State Senate District 11. The Pine County native defeated his DFL opponent, Carlton County's Michelle Lee, in... Full story

 

Native women artists share practice, fears, hopes

Last week, at Augsburg College, six exceptional Native women artists spoke about their work. Moderator Ananya Chatterjee, University of Minnesota dance professor, posed questions, the audience also....

 

Funeral notices

Caree Lee Maniekee, 44, passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019 at Essentia St. Mary’s Medical Center. A Celebration of Life will be held 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27 at Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet, Minn. with a luncheon reception served throughout the c... Full story

 

Susan Marie Salo

Susan M. Salo, 67, passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2019 at Viewcrest Health Center in Duluth, Minn. after an 18-year battle with cancer. She was born April 8, 1951 in Cloquet, Minn. to Lester "Dick" and... Full story

 

Florence Frances (Butkiewicz) Meger

Florence Frances (Butkiewicz) Meger, 96, passed away shortly after midnight on Jan. 17, 2019. Dear Mom, Thank you for everything. You were an incredible woman - strong, patient and loving. You were... Full story

 

Calvin Edward Carlson

Calvin Edward Carlson, 79, of Bella Vista, Ark., formerly of Edina, Minn. passed away peacefully after a long illness on Jan. 10, 2019 surrounded by loved ones. Cal was born on May 5, 1939 to Lorien... Full story

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    January 25, 2019

Animal shelter talks ramp up again

Longtime animal advocate Diane Parkhurst cringed when she heard about the cat frozen to a Cloquet sidewalk earlier this month. But she is heartened by citizen actions that allowed the cat to survive,...

 

'Hero dog' saves woman from house fire

Shawn Cordell made a habit of telling the several dogs he and his wife, Terri, have adopted over the years to look after Terri. "I always told them, the first thing you need to do is protect her," he...

 

Purchase home radon test for $2

About two in every five homes have dangerous levels of radon, so every home should be tested. Radon is the leading environmental cause of cancer deaths in the United States and the leading cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers. Fortunately, the risk...

 

Groundhog Day Medallion Hunt kicks off Feb. 2

The Groundhog Day Medallion Hunt sponsored by Cloquet Community Education, WKLK Radio and the city of Cloquet kicks off Saturday, Feb. 2 in the city of Cloquet. A 6-inch circular resin medallion bearing a photo of a groundhog and a penny will be...

 

Crash in Brookston leaves one injured

St. Louis Sheriff’s deputies responded to a two-vehicle head-on collision on the 4900 block of Hwy 31 in Brookston Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 9:18 a.m. According to the incident report, Donald Ecklund, 39, of Cloquet, was driving a passenger car s...

 

Kiwanis Club holds 'Last Chance' ice fishing contest

The Cloquet Area Golden K Kiwanis Club will host the 2019 annual Kiwanis “Last Chance” Ice Fishing Fishing Contest Saturday, Feb. 23. The contest was originally initiated and hosted by the Kiwanis of Cloquet Noon Club. Since its inception 17 yea...

 

Cloquet library receives grant for youth worker

Cloquet Public Library will soon hire a youth worker to work with tweens and teens after-school to increase teen use of library services and materials, and develop protective factors such as social competence and empowerment. The Cloquet Public...

 

Mr. Mayor, tear down that covering

Transparency. Every single candidate for City Council in last fall’s election mentioned “transparency” as a major issue in Cloquet city politics. That’s why we cheered when new members of the council, at their first meeting, asked that the opaque gla...

 

Why do we even have city commissions?

In some past issues of the Pine Knot News, we’ve implored citizens to step up and serve on city commissions, boards, and committees. It’s a great way to get involved in our community. But wha...

 

United States is not a democracy

To the editor: I read the column “Democracy is a beautiful practice” in the Jan. 4 issue of the Pine Knot News and noticed the whole argument is based on a falsehood: that the United States is a democracy. It never was a democracy nor was it int...

 

Driver's side

Upon exiting the driver's side door of a standard automobile, the left leg is kinesiologically compelled to load kinetic energy at hip - something like a ski jumper crouching on descent in order to...

 

We are the answer

As 2019 begins, many of our old problems and challenges remain: gun violence, wars, homeland security, health care costs and too many more to name here. For most of us, the solutions to these conundru...

 

Wright-Cromwell News

Did you stay up late on Monday to observe the eclipse of the Super Blood Wolf Moon? As I looked out our porch door at 11 p.m. or so, it was overhead a bit to the southeast. We were so fortunate to...

 
 By Tom Urbanski    News    January 25, 2019

FDLTCC contributes estimated $49.5 million to regional economy, according to study

Minnesota State, the system of 30 state colleges and seven state universities, recently shared the results of a study that estimates the contribution of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College to...

 

Karen K. (Korby) Heimbach

Karen K. (Korby) Heimbach, 67, of Salem, Ore., formerly of Esko, Minn. died Jan. 18, 2019 at McKillop Residence nursing home in Sublimity, Ore. She was born April 23, 1951 to John and Violet Korby of... Full story

 

Students of the month

Ahnna Bader 6th grade, St. Joan of Arc Class Her hard work, respect, and the wonderful example that she is to younger students has earned Ahnna Bader this Student of the Month honor. Ahnna is active...

 

Local couple volunteer time and expertise in Tanzania

Dr. David Luehr, a retired Raiter Clinic physician and Community Memorial Hospital hospitalist, spent a month in the West African nation of Tanzania last fall. He volunteered his time at the Dodoma...

 

Foodies flock to Food for Thought

Frigid weather didn't deter local foodies and community supporters from making their way in record numbers to the annual Food for Thought event at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Thursday,...

 

Youthful Cloquet-Esko-Carlton wrestling team builds on success

The Cloquet-Esko-Carlton wrestling team is seeing much success, with credit going to a youth movement on the team. With only two seniors on the roster, six juniors and three sophomores, CEC has had...

 

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