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 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 5, 2021

Wins come in as season gets rolling

Things couldn't be much busier for the Cloquet-based Minnesota Wilderness hockey team as they wrapped up seven games in a 10-day stretch this past week at Northwoods Credit Union Arena with games on T... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    March 5, 2021

Cloquet seniors take homecoming breather

Homecoming candidates were allowed to take a quick group photo without masks, but most of the ceremonies in the high school auditorium Thursday, Feb. 25 were both masked and socially distanced. No... Full story

 By Steve Korby    Sports    March 5, 2021

Korby's Connections: Brothers epitomize area's ski jumping glory days

It is quite remarkable to have two state high school champions from the same Cloquet household, but especially rare in the world of ski jumping, in particular because it's no longer a sanctioned high... Full story

 By Bret Baker    Outdoors    March 5, 2021

Out In It: Winter fish fry stirs up warm memories

I twisted and pulled at the icy bags scattered along the bottom of our basement chest freezer in mid-February. The Minnesota winter had proven mild until that week. Bone-chilling winds pummeling the... Full story


Raven attraction creates a bone yard

Editor's note: A couple weeks ago, Pine Knot News columnist Annie Dugan received a text from Wrenshall resident Dale Wolf about a flock of ravens in his backyard. He provided her with his growing...


Ice fish house deadline looms

The deadline to remove fish houses from northern Minnesota lakes is March 15. The removal deadline in the southern two-thirds of the state was March 1. Anyone caught leaving litter — including any part of a fish house — on a lake may be cited for... Full story


Area forest input wanted by DNR

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will host a virtual public input meeting from 6-7:30 p.m. on March 11 about potential trail modifications within the Fond du Lac State Forest in Carlton County. Fond du Lac State Forest recreational... Full story


ATV use ended on groomed trails

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has suspended winter ATV use on 99 miles of groomed, shared-use trails in the Nemadji and St. Croix state forests, including the Matthew Lourey State Trail due to warming temperatures. The Gandy Dancer... Full story


Rotary Rally for Kids canceled

Due to poor trail conditions and the high temperatures this week, the Rotary Rally for Kids snowmobile rally and poker run have been canceled for this year. According to the website, the event is being pushed to February of 2022. All net proceeds...


Sign up for summer soccer

The Cloquet Youth Soccer Association is holding summer rec soccer registration through March 12. Teams will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The link to register is posted on Coaches are needed. Registration... Full story


Frozen Forester bike/snowshoe/walk/run set for March 13

The annual Frozen Forester race at Pine Valley is set for March 13 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cloquet's Pine Valley Park. As usual, racers have myriad choices. They can do a 5K run/walk/snowshoe -- as... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    March 5, 2021

Help available for heating bill spike

Minnesotans can get extra help paying their energy bills, following February’s bitter cold snap that drove up energy costs around the country. The Minnesota Department of Commerce announced last week that qualifying Minnesota households can now r...

 By Pine Knot News    News    March 5, 2021

Photography show opens

Photographer Carla Goldschmidt’s aurora captures are now on display in Cloquet’s West End at Common Ground Coffee Bar & Deli. Goldschmidt moved to Carlton County in 2000, when her husband was called to minister. On a fall evening three years lat...

 By Pine Knot News    News    March 5, 2021

Power company candidates listed

Lake Country Power will hold director elections this spring. Director ballots for Districts 1, 3, 5 and 9 will be mailed to co-op members between March 26 and March 31. Those running for the LCP board in or near Carlton County include District 9...


Obituaries: Robert Vernon Schultz

Robert Vernon Schultz, 90, of Carlton died Tuesday, March 2, 2021 in Augustana Health Care Center, Moose Lake. Robert was born June 16, 1930 in Barnum Township, the son of George and Ethel Schultz. Ro... Full story


Obituaries: Robert "Bob" Charles Gerlach

Robert “Bob” Charles Gerlach, 86, died Jan. 23, 2021, at Northern Lakes Assisted Living in Baxter, with his family by his side. Bob was born on April 6, 1934 in Red Wing to Carl and Grace (Nilan) Ger... Full story


Obituaries: Margaret L. Jarvis

Margaret L. Jarvis, 91, a resident of Sunnyside Health Care in Cloquet, passed away March 4, 2021 with family by her side. She was born Oct. 31, 1929 to Otto and Emma (Gardener) Peil. Margaret... Full story


UPDATED: Public health announces COVID vaccination openings

Currently, there are openings for upcoming COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Carlton County, for the week of 3/8-3/12. This information is subject to change quickly. Carlton County Public Health continues to provide vaccines for Phase 1a, E-12 and Chil... Full story


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