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Articles from the February 21, 2020 edition

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Skier Ripp set to compete at Worlds

After graduating from high school last May, Cloquet's Aidan Ripp hit "Pause" on academics to pursue his dream of becoming a top competitor in the world of Nordic combined. He gave himself a year,... Full story


'Apple tree guy' learns to innovate

When Dustin Anderson wanted to improve his small vineyard in Carlton, he called the company that had sold him his grapevines. What happened next is why he is known as "The Apple Tree Guy" and not...


This week in state history

Historic Minnesota events with anniversaries this week. Feb. 21 2005 Three Minnesota National Guardsmen—David Day of St. Louis Park, Jesse Lhotka of Appleton, and Jason Timmerman of Tracy—are killed in Iraq, marking the deadliest day for...


Remember when? Scanlon's Sather's store

The Sather's store in Scanlon was opened up in 1903 by Ole Sather, who was born in 1869 in Norway and came to America when he was 16 years old. He came to Scanlon when the town was a thriving young...


City OKs police position

Ward 3 Cloquet city councilor Chris Swanson took the oath of office for the second time in seven months Tuesday, this time as a duly elected representative following his appointment in July. The council meeting Tuesday was a quick one, with no...


Belated Valentine

Tim Young Sr. started on a Valentine's Day snow carving Feb. 13, but the bitter cold temperatures made for poor carving and a cold carver. "I've always wanted to do something with Pepé Le Pew," he... Full story

 By Mike Creger    News    February 21, 2020

Boards agree on consolidation plan, sort of

The Wrenshall school board wanted the full support of the Carlton school board this week when it comes to the next steps of the school district consolidation process. But some Carlton school board members are still lukewarm about the two-site plan....


Protection offered for protectors

Shield 616 and the Cloquet Eagles Club worked together to make Cloquet's newest school resource officer (SRO), and the children he is there to protect, a little bit safer. On Wednesday, Feb. 12, SRO L...

 By Rob Hubbard    News    February 21, 2020

County joins those seeking OK for referendums on sales taxes

Voting to have your local sales taxes raised to fund a particular project isn't as easy as it used to be. Prior to this year, voters could approve proposals on Election Day, then ask the legislature... Full story


Old Applebee's restaurant sold

The first sign that the former Applebee’s building may have new owners came when a crew of workers were crawling all over the extensive roof earlier this month, shoveling off snow. Carlton County assessor Kyle Holmes confirmed that the building at...


Lemon Tree store is sold

Across the highway and about a block north of the Applebee’s site, the former Lemon Tree Liquor and Gas store at 1212 Highway 33 has also been sold. According to the county auditor’s office, the property sold for $140,975 to Pru Properties in...


Court dispositions

The following are the results of court cases as reported by Carlton County District Court in Carlton: Schullo, Kelly Marie, 28, Duluth - 4/23/2018 - Possession of a Narcotic Drug not Heroin in the Third Degree - Felony. Plead Guilty 9/16/2019. Dispos...


Our view: As lacrosse makes inroads, stay tuned

Imagine the uproar if the Cloquet School Board decided to eliminate soccer as a sport for its students. We’re fairly certain that will not happen any time soon, but we mention it to properly frame this premise: it is undeniable that lacrosse is...


Harry's Gang: On vacation, 'Why not?' becomes relaxation mantra

Tara forced me to spend a week in Orlando recently. “Forced” is accurate, but I’ve learned that putting up a fight is pointless, so I went along and even pretended to enjoy it. I can sense that...


On the Mark: Cromwell mayor lays out path to the future

Our city of Cromwell, nestled along the east-west BNSF rails, has its challenges. Sandwiched between two lakes that empty west toward the Mississippi, Cromwell's water table is high, creating...


Obituaries: Adrian J. Sturgeleski

Adrian J. Sturgeleski, 83, of Cloquet passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, at Sunnyside Health Care. He was born May 30, 1936, in Sturgeon Lake to Theodore and Gertrude (Mikrot) Sturgeleski. Adrian... Full story


Obituaries: Patricia (Wedl) Bailey

Patricia (Wedl) Bailey passed away peacefully Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton. The second of three children, Pat was born May 5, 1930, to Lee and Peg Wedl in Coleraine.... Full story


Death notices

Dorothy L. “Dottie” Ruhnke, 87, of Wrenshall, passed away Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth. Visitation: 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Celebration of Life on Saturday, Feb. 22 at SonLife Community Church in Wrenshall.... Full story


Conversation roils on Barnum school deficit

Students, parents and teachers talked to the Barnum school board at its monthly meeting Tuesday, Feb. 18 to express their concerns about proposed staff cuts following news that the district needs to make significant cuts or it will go into the red....


Smoke alarms proved useful after Cloquet fire

When firefighters responded to a fire on 13th Street in Cloquet earlier this month, it wasn’t their first visit. According to Cloquet Area Fire District captain and public education coordinator Sarah Buhs, CAFD had been proactively involved years...


Man charged after dog is found stabbed

A Cloquet man faces a felony charge of mistreating or torturing an animal after he allegedly stabbed a dog in the neck. According to the criminal complaint, Shayne Jason Thompson, 42, banged on the door of his girlfriend’s father’s residence on...


Recycling programs for all ages coming up soon

The Carlton Soil and Water Conservation District returns to the Cloquet library with a fun activity for kids Monday, along with a program for families and adults at City Hall, all centered on the topic of recycling, repurposing and better waste...


Winter is looking up

A look up at the Cloquet Forestry Center last weekend offers quite the pastiche with the pine trees there. This weekend will be a perfect time to get outdoors with a winter thaw expected as...


Big show planned for vets

The Cloquet Rotary Club is organizing its Rotary March for Veterans Celebration to show appreciation for military veterans starting at 5:30 p.m. March 7 at the AAD Shriners Building in Hermantown. This event is open to the public and festivities...


It's hats on for this art show

The Artful Hat Show is coming to the Pine Knot News office 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday. Anyone who would like to come is invited to wear their favorite hat, and come admire other hats and others' hats,... Full story


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