Articles from the February 26, 2021 edition
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Line 3 workers caught in sting
Pine Knot News The state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension's human trafficking investigators task force announced on Feb. 19 that seven people were charged following arrests during a human trafficking operation in Itasca County. Two of the men charged...
Cloquet School Board OKs talk with Carlton on possibilities
Following the declaration of a "pause" in consolidation talks between Carlton and Wrenshall school districts, Cloquet superintendent Michael Cary said Carlton had reached out to Cloquet again to...
Carlton sticks with superintendent
The Carlton school board this month voted to accept another one-year contract for superintendent John Engstrom. The contract for a salary of $108,784 runs from July 1 to the end of June 2022. Engstrom is currently on a one-year contract agreed to...
Esko school board to return to in-person meetings
Esko school board members decided to stop holding its meetings via Zoom and return to in-person meetings, most likely in the auditorium to allow for physical distancing. The next meeting is March 8 at 6:30 p.m. Board members also accepted the...
Townships compete for transportation grants
The Carlton County board of commissioners gave its blessing Tuesday, Feb. 22 for two township grant projects that will compete for limited transportation funding from an annual Legislature initiative for Greater Minnesota. County engineer JinYeene...
Thomson Town online meetings improved for viewers
Thomson Township supervisors unveiled a new audiovisual system at their meeting Feb. 18 that is expected to improve accessibility to meetings. The board had been experiencing audio and video issues since it began online meetings last year. It was...
Supreme Court backs band on groundwater
The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled earlier this month that the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency was justified in arguing that pollution seeping into groundwater from the Minntac mine tailing basin...
County keeps focus on future new jail facility
The county has formed a special committee to focus on plans for a new county jail building and programming, which met for the first time Tuesday, Feb. 23. Sheriff Kelly Lake said there is increasing...
Our View: Church leads by example with Covid response
Good Hope Church in Cloquet recently suffered an outbreak of Covid-19 in its congregation, and immediately took steps to minimize the effect on the community, as we reported in last week’s Pine Knot News. We applaud the responsibility in acting... Full story
Harry's Gang: Voter ID is intrusion, plain and simple, by government
There's talk in the Minnesota Legislature to bring back the "voter ID" issue. The problem with voter ID is that the logic behind it is backward - that since we need an ID to write a check or buy... Full story
Letter: What would Jesus do in a pandemic world?
I have a question for Father Fish and for all the other Christians who feel unfairly treated by Covid-19 restrictions. If He were here today and living among us in human form, and He had two options — doing whatever He pleased in order to satisfy... Full story
Student Views: Arts deserve attention on same level as sports
The National Association for Music Education tells us that music is crucial to a developing brain. It helps language skills, social skills, and is good for overall intelligence. Music also helps... Full story
Share your pandemic thoughts, art or writings with PKN readers
It’s been nearly a year that we’ve been living under the new world order wrought by the Covid-19 pandemic. The Pine Knot News would like to hear reader thoughts or see impressions related to... Full story