Articles from the May 14, 2021 edition
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Ability to hang out is cherished
What a difference a day makes. Students at Cloquet High School found out Friday afternoon that they would not have to wear masks during prom the following evening, AND they would be allowed to dance...
Light is showing in Covid tunnel
For more than a year, Minnesota has been operating under some level of restrictions, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. But soon, most of those restrictions will be lifted. Gov. Tim Walz last week unveiled a three-step process to remove most Covid-19... Full story
Covid cases drop, as does vaccination pace
Active cases and hospitalizations are ebbing in Minnesota, but the vaccination pace remains at a relative crawl even as state public health leaders plead with unvaccinated adults to get their shots. More than 60 percent of state residents 16 and olde... Full story
Barnum girls shocked with national title
The video is amazing. The reaction from Barnum High School sophomores Kate Ferrin and Ava Gran tells you all you need to know about how big a deal it was to find out last weekend that they are...
Esko student heading to Naval Academy
Esko High School senior Michael Urie has been accepted to attend the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland after receiving a nomination from U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber, who represents the 8th...
Vaccination spots open for children
After the Pfizer vaccine was approved this week for ages 12 and older, Cloquet’s Community Memorial Hospital will hold a vaccine clinic opportunity for anyone 12 years old and older from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 20 at the hospital. Anyone under... Full story
Free food offered on Thursdays
Free community meals will be offered Thursday May 20 and 27 at the Carlton VFW, Cloquet VFW and Fond du Lac Head Start. There will be approximately 100 meals per location. Distribution starts at 3 p.m. and lasts until the meals are gone. Recipients...
Library fines amnesty offered
The Cloquet Public Library will not be collecting fines for families with children from May 14 through Aug. 6 so that families continue to read throughout the summer and participate in their summer reading program....
Meetings are now open to public
For the first time since spring 2020, Monday’s Cloquet school board meeting was open to the public. No one came, but they could have. The change arose from a ruling on open meeting law by the...
Tribal college offers a food system course
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College will offer a new sustainable food systems class this summer. This summer's class, SUST 2090 Field Experience, is the first course of several that will form a...
Graduation will have a familiar feel in Esko
Esko seniors will graduate in a normal ceremony this year, if everything goes the way superintendent Aaron Fischer hopes it does. “Current guidelines will allow only two guests per student,” at...
New auditor/treasurer is a familiar face
Approving the choice for a new county auditor/treasurer was easy, but what salary to pay brought out some dissension among the Carlton County commissioners. On May 3, commissioners interviewed finalists for the Carlton County auditor/treasurer and...
Charges: Cloquet man stole mail, forged checks
A Cloquet man faces charges for allegedly creating an elaborate system of false identities and forged checks based on stolen mail. Jory Richard Johnson, 32, is facing 11 different felony charges,...
Board welcomes new patrol deputy
The Thomson Township Board of Supervisors welcomed Deputy Randy Roberts into his new role as the official deputy for Esko/Thomson townships at their meeting Thursday, May 6. Roberts was the temporary fill-in for the position after the retirement of...
Carlton choir concert available
The Carlton schools choir concert previewed in the April 30 issue went off with only one hitch, but a major one: technical difficulties. So while the students were able to sing together and the 75-minute concert was recorded, the livestream link...
College has 157 online graduates
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College was set to award associate degrees and diplomas to 157 students during a virtual commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 13, after this issue of the Pine Knot News went to press. In addition to the virtual...
Our View: Return of city beach is a welcome sight
After a summer season where The Beach at Pinehurst Park sat empty and unused due to the pandemic, we are excited to see leaders are opening the pool this summer. It’s a sign that things may be getting back to normal, and we couldn’t be happier....
Harry's gang: Census response saves the day
I don't know if people realize how close we came to losing a seat in Congress recently. If good ol' Minnesotans had not been so effective at completing the census, odds are pretty good our eight... Full story
Letters to the editor: Pine Tree Plaza lot needs attention
Has anyone noticed, or is it just me? The area of the Pine Tree Plaza parking lot drive between the Big Lake Road entrance and McDonald’s restaurant could sure use some attention. I don’t know if it is private property or government property; in... Full story
Letters to the editor: Know thy swastikas
There was an error in the coverage of the recent Veterans Park vandalism, which reported that vandals “spraypainted a Nazi swastika” on the restroom shelter. At best, this is an unsubstantiated claim; at worst, it’s factually inaccurate, and... Full story
Nature's Path: Those otherworldly bogs
I haven't been to the far corners of the earth, but I have visited exotic landscapes right here in the northeast corner of Minnesota. Peat bogs abound in our region and they provide an unusual and... Full story
Fishing opener is Saturday
Fishing opener is this Saturday, May 15. That means the start of fishing for walleye, bass, northern pike and trout in lakes, plus the kickoff of the summer tourism season. As you prepare to hit the water for Saturday’s fishing opener, it’s... Full story
Carlton gets clean sweep crew
It was yardwork on overdrive Friday when close to 100 Carlton students spent the morning cleaning yards, trailsides and the entire Hillside Cemetery in advance of the citywide brush collection...
Tournament raises money for hockey
Hockey isn't just a young man's game - the 10 teams that turned out for the Rusty Axe men's hockey tournament earlier this year proved that. Joe Broneak said he was thrilled with the number of... Full story
Obituaries: Laurel (Cahill) Peltier
Laurel (Cahill) Peltier, 74, of Farmington passed away March 10, 2021 from respiratory failure. She is lovingly remembered by her children, Jessica and Eli Peltier, and her grandchildren, Breanna... Full story