Articles from the March 11, 2022 edition

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 By Jana Peterson    News    March 11, 2022

FDL chair faces censure

A hearing on a motion to censure the chairperson of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is set for Monday, based on allegations he knowingly violated a reservation ordinance that prohibits weapons in the tribal business center. Fond du...


Carlton Happenings

As we all know, March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day. It is the Irish celebration of the day St. Patrick is said to have cast out the snakes from Ireland. But there is also another celebration the day b...


History mystery

Art Gist recognized the old 1953 Dodge truck he still owns in the History Mystery photo we shared a few weeks ago. "Sitting on the fender of my truck is my son Anthony Gist," Art said. "He doesn't...

 By Mike Creger    News    March 11, 2022

Robotics teams thrive at regional

The three-day throng of tech-inclined high school students called the Duluth Regionals in robotics didn't disappoint last weekend as 111 teams from Minnesota and neighboring states took over the...

 By Pine Knot News    News    March 11, 2022

Police investigate suspicious death

The Cloquet Police Department is investigating the “suspicious” death of Amanda Cadotte, a 33-year-old woman, within Cloquet city limits on the Fond du Lac Reservation. According to a news release, Cloquet and Fond du Lac police departments, along wi...


Covid numbers continue dramatic fall

Local Covid-19 case numbers continue to decline dramatically, with the most recent weekly numbers from the Minnesota Department of Health report (released every Thursday) showing an increase of only 42 cases from Feb. 24 to March 3. That same week,... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    March 11, 2022

Gordy's set to open March 23

Owners and staff at Gordy’s Hi-Hat in Cloquet, a seasonal food hotspot for 62 years, were busy last weekend removing snow from the restaurant grounds. That’s because they plan on welcoming people int...

 By Pine Knot News    News    March 11, 2022

Pandemic grants going to events

Carlton County has announced that $10,000 of the remaining pandemic relief funding will be disbursed as grants aimed at bringing county communities back together. Groups that plan to host free community events in Carlton County in 2022 should conside...

 By Dan Reed    News    March 11, 2022

Concrete plans made with justice center

The Carlton County Board of Commissioners continued to advance the combined justice center project, voting on the first construction contract and finalizing the administrative contracts during their meeting Tuesday morning. The board awarded Taracon...

 By Pine Knot News    News    March 11, 2022

Man arrested in county for meth, again

A Superior man is facing charges for possession of more than 72 grams of methamphetamine after a traffic stop earlier this month. Antonio Carlos Boyd, 42, was charged March 3 with first-degree felony drug possession and obstructing the legal...


Thrift store, auctions draw customers

The Classy Moose on 61 has something for everyone, even some four-legged friends. A black cat named Tank and Gus (a dog) greet shoppers when they enter the thrift store and auction site in Barnum. "Ta...

 By Pine Knot News    News    March 11, 2022

County zoning has busy year

Carlton County Zoning and Environmental Services administrator Heather Cunningham gave her annual report to the county board Tuesday, saying it was a year of change with three new staff in the department. She thought it was good to have a fresh view...

 By Pine Knot News    News    March 11, 2022

State courts drop mask use

The Minnesota Judicial Branch announced March 4 that it was lifting the statewide order requiring face coverings in court facilities. It went into effect on Monday. The order included a word of caution about Covid-19 rates in certain areas of the...

 By Rebekah King    News    March 11, 2022

Thomson Town Board approves 3-percent levy increase

The Thomson Township Board of Supervisors heard annual reports from community leaders and discussed taxes at the annual township meeting Tuesday, March 8. The board approved the proposed 2023 tax...


Our View: Get whole story on assessments

Whoa there, Facebook commenters. While we are gratified that last week’s Pine Knot story on the county board meeting got huge traffic on Facebook, we are disturbed that all but one of the comments (as of Wednesday) seem to indicate that the people w... Full story


Harry's Gang: Energy woes bring me back to the late 1970s

With the price of energy rising rapidly, I started getting a little sentimental over the energy crisis many of us remember from the late 1970s. I was in about the eighth grade when my father, struggling to make ends meet in his tavern along the... Full story


Letter to the editor: Prices rise and quantity ebbs

On a recent visit to the Dollar Tree store, I discovered that it is no longer the Dollar Tree; it is now the $1.25 Tree. Most items, not all, but most, are now $1.25. That’s a 25-percent price hike. And I thought inflation was already high at 6 a... Full story


Letter to the editor: What would Harry do?

As I watched the State of the Union address, I was not shocked but I was dismayed by the behavior of U.S. Rep. Lauren Bobert of Colorado and U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green of Georgia when they heckled the president of the United States. Being a stud... Full story


Obituary: Janet "Jan" Arlene Mattson

Janet "Jan" Arlene Mattson, 76, of Coon Rapids was born Oct. 26, 1945, and ended her journey on the earth and went to be with her Lord on Feb. 28, 2022, after a battle with breast cancer. The... Full story


Obituary: Bernice Bertha Price

Bernice Bertha Price, 98, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 5, 2022, at Sunnyside Health Care in Cloquet. Bernice was born Dec. 21, 1923, in Ely, the fourth of seven children born to Matt and... Full story


Obituary: Wendy Jo Eliason

Wendy Jo Eliason died unexpectedly March 2, 2022. Wendy was born Dec. 7, 1964, in Duluth. She grew up in Cromwell, where she attended Cromwell High School and graduated with honors in 1983. Wendy was an exceptional musician and student. Following... Full story


Obituary: Gene Otto Pellitier

Gene Otto Pelletier, 77, of Esko passed away Feb. 12, 2022. Gene was born May 30, 1944, in Proctor, and was a 1966 Proctor graduate. Gene spent more than 40 years at the Duluth News Tribune in... Full story


Obituary: Carol Kathryn Johnson

Carol Kathryn Johnson, 86, of Cloquet passed away peacefully surrounded by family Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, at Evergreen Knoll in Cloquet. She was born Jan. 17, 1936, in Munich, North Dakota to... Full story


Obituary: Carol Mae Phyllis (Fossell) Sandstrom

Carol Mae Phyllis (Fossell) Sandstrom passed away March 2, 2022. She was born to Julius and Estella Fossell on May 2, 1932, on a farm 9 miles east of Kennedy. She lived there until she was in the... Full story


Obituary: Thomas "Tom" Robert Wagemaker

Thomas "Tom" Robert Wagemaker, 79, of Cloquet passed away Feb. 18, 2022, with family by his side. Tom was born Oct. 20, 1942, in Olivia to Thomas J. and Dorothy (Bartholet) Wagemaker. Tom graduated... Full story


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