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Articles from the February 28, 2020 edition

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 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    February 28, 2020

'Jacks take wild state ride

The thrilling ride by the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls hockey team finally came to a close Saturday in a 6-0 loss to Breck in the championship game of the Minnesota State Class A Girls Hockey...

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    February 28, 2020

Rodd's Ramblings: In a word: Teammates

This past week the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls hockey team provided the Pine Knot News area with an abundance of emotional moments, from winning a section championship for the first time in 11 years... Full story


District: Mascot rights unclear

The Cloquet school district has a mystery it needs solved: Who really created the school's ubiquitous grizzled lumberjack mascot logo? The subject came up as part of a discussion over rights to the... Full story


This week in state history

Historic Minnesota events with anniversaries this week. Feb. 29 1844 Albert Sieber is born in Germany. Sieber would move to Minneapolis in 1856, join the First Minnesota Regiment in 1862, and after...

 By Chris Gass    News    February 28, 2020

Students capture work of SWCD land practices

Esko High School students partnered with the Carlton County Soil and Water Conservation District to create six videos highlighting conservation programs. The competition addressed the challenges of...


Preparations made for Tuesday primary

While Tuesday, March 3 is the day set aside for voting in Minnesota’s first presidential primary in decades, some residents are ahead of the game. According to the Carlton County auditor’s office, more than 500 Carlton County residents have...



In the Feb. 21 editorial, “As lacrosse makes inroads, stay tuned,” the Pine Knot incorrectly stated that the Cloquet school board was “less than receptive” to the idea of making lacrosse a school-sponsored sport. We apologize for the error....


Caucus is alive and well for county's party faithful

Tuesday's Republican and Democratic-Farmer-Labor party caucus meetings were substantially more subdued than the last time presidential candidates were on the ballot. Local party leaders on both sides...

 By Dan Reed    News    February 28, 2020

Weakened tobacco ordinance passes

After deleting several portions of the tobacco ordinance that passed in December, the Carlton County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed a reduced version of the ordinance with a May 1 enforcement date. The ban on the sale of all tobacco...


Districts move closer on consolidation

Things are back on track for the school consolidation moves by the Carlton and Wrenshall school districts after the Wrenshall board held a special school board meeting at 6:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21. The board revised two resolutions it passed Monday:...


Credit union leader to retire

Members Cooperative Credit Union has announced that Tammy Heikkinen will be retiring as president and CEO of the credit union. Heikkinen, who has been with MCCU since 1978 and in her current role...


Montano gets life in murder case

A 34-year-old Bayfield man who was found guilty of murder and attempted murder last month was sentenced to life in prison Monday in Sixth District Carlton County Court. In January, a jury found James...


Carlton County Emergency Medical Services awards

The annual Carlton County Emergency Medical Services awards were presented at the Carlton County board meeting Monday. EMS chairman Steve Trenhill presented Andrea Peterson, left, of Mercy Ambulance...


Our View: Pine Valley Regional Park sounds good

Although there are some of us who'd love to keep Pine Valley our own little secret, it's too much of a good thing not to willingly share with the world. Which is why we applaud efforts by Tim Krohn, t...


Harry's Gang: Can anyone find the middle?

It’s fun to strategize the run for President. On one hand, we have an incumbent who is wildly popular with his base supporters, and intensely reviled by others. On the other hand, we have a group of...


Stop the consolidation tax merry-go-round

After three failed referendums in Wrenshall school district — the last one by a larger majority than the previous — School Perceptions survey results are in: showing 80 percent in favor of consolidation of the two failing school districts. This...


Wright/Cromwell news

To all those folks born on Feb. 29, a very special Happy Birthday to you this year. Congratulations to Paul Johnson and Lorraine Guentzel who were crowned the Valentine’s Day King and Queen at the...


Finn news

Winters can be snowy, cold and gloomy in the Northland. But March usually comes with signs of spring and new life. March is also the month we Finnish-Americans celebrate St. Urho’s Day. March 16 is... Full story


Obituaries: Christel Connor

Christel Connor, former longtime resident of Wrenshall, passed away peacefully Feb. 18, 2020, while residing in Stockton, California. Christel was born May 5, 1922, in Krames, Germany and was married... Full story


Obituaries: Mildred Miller

Mildred "Millie" Miller, 83, of Cloquet went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. She was born April 28, 1936, in Johnstown, New York to George and Mildred... Full story


Death Notices

William “Bill” Compo, 79, of Esko passed away on Feb. 5, 2020, of natural causes. In accordance with his wishes, no services were held. The family thanks all for their prayers and cards. Jean B. Houle, 89, of Superior, Wisconsin passed away... Full story


Kettle River lands spot in documentary

Kettle River is the only small town in Carlton County to be featured on the WDSE documentary, "This Town," to be shown at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 2 on the Duluth station. Three other northern...


Mock trial team takes case to state

Is the defendant guilty or innocent of murder, after allegedly selling oxycodone pills to a man who later died of an apparent opiod overdose? The Cloquet high school mock trial team is taking its... Full story


Food fair coming to Fond du Lac

The second annual Local Food Fair will take place 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 7 at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College. This free, family-friendly event brings together local farmers, bakers, and other food producers to sell their products...


Get educated on right plants

Master Gardener volunteers have tested popular flower and vegetable varieties and want to share. Each year, the seed trial gardeners test six vegetables and two flower varieties. They look for the best return on investment. They’ve tested...


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