Articles from the February 2, 2024 edition

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 By Brady Slater    News    February 2, 2024

Top wildlife authority talks wolves

Already into the second month of 2024, the ramifications of a poor November deer hunt continue to linger. Fewer deer sightings and harvests in northeastern Minnesota have riled up hunters, and the... Full story


Wanted for fire district: money and space

While a statewide task force examines challenges facing emergency medical services in rural Minnesota, the Cloquet Area Fire District's status as a special taxing district - with its ability to levy t... Full story


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


Chili cookoff coming next week

Holy Smokes Coffeehouse & BBQ is holding a chili cookoff fundraiser 4:30-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9. Eat and vote for your favorite chili or enter your own by picking up an application at the restaurant, located at 103 Ave. C, in the West End of Cloquet.... 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, Dis...


Scholarships available

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 vic...

 By Jana Peterson    News    February 2, 2024

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 m...

 By Jana Peterson    News    February 2, 2024

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...

 By Brady Slater    News    February 2, 2024

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 h...


Stauber is in, so rematch is on

U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber, who represents Carlton County as part of the Eighth Congressional District, announced Monday that he will seek a fourth term in Congress. His announcement comes a week after Je... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    February 2, 2024

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...


Business Spotlight: FARMERS INSURANCE

Hello, I’m Lisa Montminy, owner of the Farmers Insurance agency at 106 Ave. C in Cloquet, across from the new Holy Smokes Coffee House & BBQ. I am originally from Duluth and I have two children, Mylee and Brock. Prior to purchasing my agency, I w... Full story


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...


Photos: Lots of giving when it comes to vets

Fifty-six residents at the Silver Bay Veterans Home were tickled to receive monogrammed winter vests last week, courtesy of Cloquet VFW Post 3979. During a previous visit, veteran and VFW junior vice... Full story


Son takes mom to the movies ... his movies

A Cloquet High School graduate who now dabbles as a filmmaker has planned a special free screening of his short films for his mother next week at a theater in Duluth. "Cloquet native Allan H. Johnson... Full story


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...


Court in session for Valentine's Day

Cupid will make a stop at the Minnesota Judicial Branch this Valentine’s Day, as judges in three counties perform free Valentine’s Day weddings. St. Louis County District Court in Duluth will have one judge available to perform weddings if cou... Full story


On Mauer entering Hall

Pine Knot News columnist Steve Korby was curious about the Carlton County reaction to former Minnersota Twin Joe Mauer’s induction into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame, which was announced last week. So he asked. Catch his reaction to the n... Full story


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 on th... 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

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    February 2, 2024

Lumberjacks hold on in OT

A little over two weeks ago, the Cloquet boys basketball team throttled Duluth Marshall by 22 points in a home win. On Monday night, the 'Jacks managed to sneak away with a 77-66 overtime road win... 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


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