Articles from the March 8, 2024 edition

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 By Mike Creger    News    March 8, 2024

Arrests made after shots fired at house

At least two men were jailed this past week after a house in Cloquet was struck with five to seven bullets from a handgun on Feb 24. The house on Bagaan Street, near the Fond du Lac Supportive...


Carlton County voters largely tune out primary

Carlton County voters proved none too eager to decide presidential nominees earlier this week. Voters turned out for the presidential nomination primary Tuesday at a rate 10 percent lower than four...

 By Noah Beardslee    News    March 8, 2024

Local Lego robotics teams get call to State

The boys of the Carlton-based Busted Bots Lego robotics team stared at the TV in anticipation. Would the group of nine- to 12-year-olds be one of the six teams from their region to join 70 other Minne...

 By Mike Creger    Sports    March 8, 2024

PHOTO: The first golden age of girls basketball

Our keeper of local history, Clarence Badger, shared this photo of the 1931 Cromwell girls basketball team. It included, from left, Blanche Line, Laura Dumas, Edythe Kibert, Alice Gearns, Norma... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    March 8, 2024

Super 8 shooting fueled by meth, 'monsters'

The Cloquet Police Department and investigators of the deadly Jan. 8 shooting at the Super 8 hotel in Cloquet have determined that the shooter was a stranger to his two victims, had methamphetamine...

 By Steve Korby    Outdoors    March 8, 2024

Golf course enjoys a very early opening

Unprecedented. That was the keyword from Big Lake Golf Resort co-owner Bill Jaskari, regarding the opening of the golf course on Friday, March 1. It was 11 a.m., about 50 degrees, and a few curious...


Band and DNR share news on deer, moose

It was nothing but good news coming from the Fond du Lac Resource Management Division last week, as the Band announced a stable moose population, as well as favorable results in a sampling of the...


Cromwell Hwy. 73 meeting scheduled March 14

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is hosting a public meeting on Thursday, March 14, to give an update on the Minnesota Highway 73 Cromwell-to-Kettle River corridor study. The meeting begins at 4:30 p.m. in the Cromwell Pavilion. There will... Full story

 By Brady Slater    News    March 8, 2024

Screening ordered in Lake Venoah assault case

A Carlton man accused of felony attempted murder in February will undergo a psychological screening first to see if he is suitable to take part in court proceedings. That was the result Monday of a hearing for Jacob Clarin, 37, who is accused of assa...


Fire destroys garage in Mahtowa area

A fire destroyed an unattached garage in Atkinson Township north of Mahtowa Friday, March 1. Fire crews and emergency responders were called to the 3100 block of Carlton County Road 144 at about 4:30 p.m. There was no one home, and the fire had...


Deer hunting success down slightly

Hunters in Minnesota harvested 158,678 deer during the 2023 hunting season, a lower total harvest than in recent years, down 8 percent compared to the 2022 season and 14 percent less than the five-year average. The greatest decreases were in the... Full story


Lights off March 23

The Biggest Hour for Earth! Since its beginnings in 2007, Earth Hour has been known as the “lights off” moment, a moment of unity that brings the world together, shines a spotlight on nature loss and the climate crisis, and inspires millions mor... Full story

 By Mike Creger    News    March 8, 2024

Districts work out consolidation kinks

If one had stumbled upon the library at Carlton High School on Monday, you would have gotten the impression you were eavesdropping on some sort of couples therapy. There was talk about doing the...

 By Pine Knot News    People    March 8, 2024

Look for some new faces on the Pine Knot staff

Three University of Minnesota Duluth journalism students are getting a taste of the small-town newspaper world with the Pine Knot News this spring through a first-ever micro-internship experience.... Full story


Home, Business and Sports Show coming next weekend

The Cloquet Area Chamber of Commerce brings its Home, Business and Sports Show back to the Black Bear Event Center next weekend. The free annual event features numerous area businesses plus a large craft fair, along with numerous options for... Full story


Our View: Everyone should let the light shine

It’s time to shine a light on an annual week of mindfulness in the journalism industry. March 10-16 is Sunshine Week, a nonpartisan collaboration among groups in the journalism, civic, education, government and private sectors that shines a light o... Full story


Guest View: DVS drives people away

The Department of Vehicle Services continues to be an issue throughout the state, specifically when it comes to accessing behind-the-wheel drivers tests. Families have grown frustrated with the current backlog that seems to be growing every year. To...


Guest Views: Wrenshall students write on issues

Wrenshall High School English teacher Ted Conover said students in his College in the Schools composition course were eager to add to local discourse. So they revised and shortened their long-form problem-solution essays on local issues into... Full story

 By Dwight Cadwell    Sports    March 8, 2024

Wrestling: Theisen lands on State podium

Aiden Theisen and Warren Hietala held the Lumberjack banner high as the two Lumberjacks wrestlers competed at the state wrestling tournament at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul last week. Theisen,... Full story


The Ticker:

Thursday, Feb. 29 Boys basketball Cloquet 93 Proctor 53 Annandale 74 (OT) Esko 73 Carlton/Wrenshall 80 Fond du Lac 67 Friday, March 1 Boys basketball Two Harbors 67 Barnum 66 Fond du Lac 61 Ely 54 ML/WR 73 Pillager 58 Girls basketball Section 7AA... Full story

 By Dwight Cadwell    Sports    March 8, 2024

'Jacks advance to championship game

Leilani Fonoti poured in 27 points Saturday afternoon to lead all scorers as the Lumberjacks got the monkey off their back against Grand Rapids, with a 74-60 win at Cloquet Middle School. Fonoti kept... Full story

 By Dwight Cadwell    Sports    March 8, 2024

7AA girls playoffs: Esko clipped by Proctor

The 7AA girls basketball season came to an end for local teams last week as Esko, Barnum and Moose Lake / Willow River bowed out of the tournament. Trailing 53-52, Esko had a chance to advance to the... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 8, 2024

7A girls playoffs: Cromwell-Wright, South Ridge remain

And then there were two. The two remaining local teams in the Section 7A girls basketball tournament are Cromwell-Wright and South Ridge. Both teams won twice last week and entered Wednesday night's... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    Sports    March 8, 2024

Local ski jumpers find snow (and success) in Alaska

Three Cloquet skiers took Leap Day to a whole new level, hurling themselves off a 64-meter ski jump in Anchorage, Alaska Thursday, Feb. 29 as part of the 2024 ski jumping and Nordic combined Junior Na... Full story


Obituary: Rae Marie Elizabeth Sylvester

Rae Marie Elizabeth Sylvester, 82, passed away peacefully on March 3, 2024, at Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton, with her children at her side. Rae was born Sept. 19, 1941, in Perham to Mike and May... Full story


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