Articles from the February 2, 2024 edition
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Knot Pining: 1937 post office mural's fate is a mystery
There was an interesting program on Minnesota Public Radio last week on the New Deal, the government efforts in the 1930s to pull the country out of the Great Depression. Included in the Jan. 24... Full story
Snowplow names announced
The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced the winners of the Class of 2024 “Name a Snowplow” Contest. In order of the most votes, the winners are: Taylor Drift, District 2 (northwest Minnesota), 12,027 votes Clark W. Blizzwald,...
High school seniors and other Northland residents seeking financial assistance with advanced studies of all kinds can apply for scholarship support. The Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation provides more than 80 scholarship awards annually....
Shooting motive remains unclear
Cloquet police say they still haven’t established a clear motive for the shooting at a hotel that left three people dead in that city on Jan. 8. Police chief Derek Randall said Monday they also haven’t found any connections between the two...
Carlton County man jumped to death in prison
Autopsy results are now public for Raymond Arthur Julian, the 67-year-old Kettle River man who died by suicide in state prison on Dec. 20. According to the report released by the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office on Jan. 25, Julian died of...
Cloquet man sentenced for child pornography
A Cloquet man is now serving prison time after pleading guilty to eight charges related to child pornography. Edward Christian, 76, was sentenced in November to 15 years in prison for seven charges of possession of pornographic work of a minor under... Full story
Neck protectors required for hockey
USA Hockey, which oversees hundreds of youth hockey leagues across the country, will require neck protectors for all of its players starting in August. The decision, which was announced Monday, comes after the death of Adam Johnson. Johnson, a Minnes... Full story
USDA low-income home loans available
USDA Rural Development is accepting applications for very-low- and low-income individuals and families seeking to purchase or repair homes in rural areas. The Direct Home Loan program offers financing to qualified very-low- and low-income applicants...
Wrenshall School Board plans search for new leader
The Wrenshall school board approved a search firm to hire its next superintendent during a special meeting on Monday, landing on a familiar name, one run by current superintendent Jeff Pesta. Pesta’s Rising Tide School Board Services, based in his...
Board talks bathrooms
Cloquet High School bathrooms could soon be home to vape detectors if school administrators have their way. In response to questions about bathrooms and a state law requiring that schools provide spac...
Tax filing window is open
Pine Knot News Minnesota taxpayers could begin filing their state and federal income tax returns as of Monday. Taxpayers have until April 15 to file and pay their state and federal income taxes. The Minnesota Department of Revenue offers more informa...
Quilting group gets award, cash
The Lake Country Power electricity utility selected the Lakeside Quilters of Tamarack as the winner of its annual Touchstone Energy Community Award. The co-op chose to recognize the group as its membe...
Letter: Forestry Center status still a secret
As a former director, I have often been asked about the status of the Cloquet Forestry Center. I am not in the loop but did recently receive a copy of the University of Minnesota’s annual report, “View of the Woods,” which includes information... Full story
Francy that: When it comes to saving the world, everybody matters
We live in the land of more than 10,000 lakes and 6,000 rivers and streams. Fresh clean water sustains our way of life from the systems in our homes, to the farmers who grow our food, to the outdoor... Full story
The Ticker: A quick look at area teams in action
Thursday, Jan. 25 Girls Hockey Duluth Marshall 2 Moose Lake Area 1 Boys Hockey WSFLG 4 Moose Lake Area 1 Girls Basketball Duluth Marshall 77 Cloquet 73 South Ridge 73 Silver Bay 24 Cromwell-Wright 54 McGregor 37 Esko 82 ML/WR 29 Barnum 63 Two... Full story