Articles from the February 4, 2022 edition
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It was a tale of two caucuses
It was bitterly cold and blustery on the first Tuesday in February in a big statewide election year as the political party faithful held caucuses here and across the state. Precinct tables for all of...
Frequent Pine Knot News contributor and award-winning columnist Steve Korby hails from Scanlon, so he knew some of the sixth-graders pictured last week (at right). "The teacher, who was also the...
Board will decide on $7 million in relief
Carlton County will receive almost $7 million from the American Rescue Plan Act, county economic development director Mary Finnegan reported at the board of commissioners committee of the whole meeting Feb. 1. There are nearly four years allowed to...
Arrests made in widespread drug sting
A massive multi-state drug investigation ended last month with arrest warrants issued for 21 people, including three people from Cloquet. According to a Duluth Police Department press release, the Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crime Task Force...
Crash sends one to hospital
According to a press release from the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office, the crash involved a Toyota pickup driven by a 37-year-old male from Duluth and a Freightliner semi driven by a 48-year-old male from Cromwell. The Toyota truck was eastbound...
Coffee with the superintendent
Join Cloquet schools superintendent Michael Cary, along with school board members and administration for conversation 9-10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 7 at Common Ground, on the corner of Avenue C and Broadway in Cloquet. The “coffee in the community...
Local man arrested for DWI
A Carlton man is facing DWI charges and more after allegedly running into a Duluth snowbank. According to a press release from the Duluth Police Department, at approximately 10:40 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, Duluth police officers were dispatched to a...
Symposium goes virtual
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College welcomes new and experienced beekeepers to the seventh annual Beekeeping and More symposium next week. The virtual event will feature talks given by regional beekeeping experts, UMN Bee Squad and nationally...
Theater to be filled with boos and hisses
Next week, the County Seat Theater Company will present an old-fashioned melodrama, "The Villain Wore A Dirty Shirt, or, Always Wash Your Long Johns 'Cause It Makes a Lotta Cents." It's a boo-hiss vil...
From The Editor: Here, we practice e pluribus unum
When we started the Pine Knot News three years and three months ago, people in the newspaper industry noticed. I think it was mostly shock — who was crazy enough to start a brand-new paper? ... Full story
Harry's Gang: Single-issue politicians don't serve voters well
Business people often think that any government regulation is an intrusion into their business and should not be allowed. In fact, that theme has become a plank in the Republican platform, as... Full story
Korby's Connections: Remembering a friend and a crazy venture
Last June, I lost a close friend, Gary Ross. It wasn't officially recorded as a direct Covid-19 death, but the damn pandemic was surely a contributing factor. Sorry about the curse, but it is... Full story
Letters to the editor: Masks make popular concerts possible
To our concert patrons: As we work on scheduling our next season, we are once again reminded of how important you are. There are concert organizations that have not yet been able to return to live concerts. This is due in large part to audiences who... Full story
Letters to the editor: We need change, examination in politics
In this season of election ramp-up, the party differences articulate the value of servant leadership. The elected officials and political activists should not focus solely on the immediate issues to achieve short-term gains without preparing for... Full story
5 CEC skiers earn All-Conference honors
Essentially a race-within-a-race, the Lake Superior Conference Nordic Ski Team champions and All-Conference individuals were named using the results from last Friday’s Duluth East Invitational races. While 10 teams competed in the event, a second s... Full story
Wilderness enjoy hot January with playoffs looming
Many Minnesota Wilderness fans were writing off the hometown team around the Christmasbreak. Not so fast, folks. The Wilderness have ripped off six straight wins and suddenly are back in the playoff h... Full story
The Ticker: A quick look at area teams in action
Thursday, Jan. 27 Girls Basketball McGregor-51 Carlton-41 Esko-83 Barnum-39 Cromwell-Wright-50 Floodwood-29 South Ridge-73 Ml/wr-52 Girls Hockey Duluth Marshall-4 Moose Lake Area-1 Boys Basketball Lakeview Christian Ac-65 Carlton-51 Friday, Jan. 28... Full story