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  • Bombers fly past Wrens

    Kerry Rodd|Mar 12, 2021

    The Bombers jumped on the back of Rayna Klejeski to an impressive 50-34 girls basketball win over the Wrens in Wrenshall on Friday night. Barnum sprinted out to a 33-13 halftime lead and continued to feed Klejeski in the second half where she scored 14 more points in leading her team to the win. "We just couldn't match up against Klejeski," said Wrens coach Daimen LaFave. "She was just too tough for us inside." Klejeski nearly outscored the entire Wrenshall squad herself by finishing with 33 of... Full story

  • Panthers come through in double overtime

    Kerry Rodd|Mar 12, 2021

    One can only imagine how loud the South Ridge gym was by the end of regulation Monday night in an incredibly close game against Barnum. With his team trailing by three points and time winding down, the Panthers got a bit of heroics from Jaxson Bennett, who drained a 3-pointer that tied the game. That score allowed the Panthers to proceed to an impressive 74-71 double-overtime win over the Bombers. "We drew the set up just as we run it in practice," said Panthers coach Phil Pliska. "The guys ran... Full story

  • Cardinals beat Cloquet with last-minute shot

    Kerry Rodd|Mar 12, 2021

    It isn't very often that larger schools play smaller schools in Minnesota high school basketball, but with Covid, things have changed out of necessity. On Thursday night, the Cromwell-Wright girls team parlayed a layup in the last 10 seconds of the game to defeat Cloquet 54-53 in Cloquet. Cards sophomore Sascha Korpela notched the game-winning basket by driving to the basket for a right-handed with eight seconds remaining, giving the Cardinals the lead. "She got a double pick to head in for the... Full story

  • Lumberjacks tie East, beat Denfeld

    Kerry Rodd|Mar 12, 2021

    After one period in Thursday night's hockey game against Duluth East, Cloquet-Esko-Carlton hockey coach Shea Walters might have thought, "here we go again." But - after falling twice to the Greyhounds this season - the Lumberjacks mounted a comeback and ended up in a 2-2 tie. The Greyhounds scored two goals, including one by Aiden Spenningsby just 1:08 into the game, and led 2-0 after one period. The Lumberjacks got their offense jump-started at the 3-minute mark of the second period when Logan... Full story

  • Spring in Wrenshall

    Anne Dugan|Mar 12, 2021

    This month is feeling a lot more like a new year to me than January did. Social media is filled with posts from folks remembering their last public event before lockdown measures swept the country, and I can’t help but compare each day to where we were last March. There are hopeful signs on the horizon as case numbers fall and vaccinations continue to expand. Spring in Minnesota is an inherently unpredictable time and the precarious nature of our place in this pandemic seems matched by the s...

  • Wright/Cromwell news

    Jennie K. Hanson|Mar 12, 2021

    The City of Cromwell will be holding a public meeting to inform the community about the DNR outdoor recreation grant application to improve the Cromwell Pavilion Park. The meeting is set for 5:30 p.m. March 17 at the Pavilion. Masks and social distancing will be observed. Zoom will also be available, with connecting details on the city website. Mayor Zelazny encourages anyone interested in hearing about the project to participate. Congrats to our Cromwell-Wright 2021 homecoming candidates:...

  • On Faith: We need to break down the walls of bias

    Chris Hill|Mar 12, 2021

    I find myself saddened by a painful change in our community: It is harder to listen to each other and to understand each other. That difficulty then makes it harder for us to care for each other. As a follower of Jesus, I believe I am called and equipped by God's Spirit to care like Christ. If I do not listen to you, how can I really care for you? Why is this happening? Pastor and author Brian McLaren (author of "The Great Spiritual Migration" and "Faith After Doubt" and others) suggests that... Full story

  • Mass vaccinations are rolling in Barnum

    Dan Reed|Mar 12, 2021

    It has been a whole year since this plague of Covid-19 first crept into the Northland, and the days of mass vaccination have finally arrived. It is new, and yet not so new to me. I was a product of a Minnesota education that celebrated the wonders and power of science and trusted our doctors and scientists when they said we should do something. I was in an elementary Kalevala school line that first got polio shots and other immunizations that surely protected us so we could lead productive... Full story

  • Calling for vaccinations

    Pine Knot News staff|Mar 12, 2021

    For two weeks in a row now, Carlton County has put out alerts letting people know there are openings for vaccinations at their weekly vaccine clinics and asking them to call 218-499-6310 to register for an appointment. Public information officer Meghann Levitt said the county doesn’t know very far in advance how many openings it will have for its vaccinations at the Barnum garage. Notices can’t run in the pages of the Pine Knot News, because they don’t even know how many doses are coming. Instead, people with internet access can check the C... Full story

  • Carlton Homecoming Royals

    Dan Saletel|Mar 12, 2021

    Carlton High School's 2021 homecoming king Seth Mlodozyniec and queen Jayna LeBrasseur take a stroll around the coronation court during Friday night's homecoming ceremony in Carlton. Enjoy this and other photos from the Homecoming festivities on March 5, 2021.... Full story

  • Vaccines available at CMH for more groups

    Mar 12, 2021

    Covid-19 vaccines are now available for the following essential frontline workers at Community Memorial Hospital in Cloquet. You do not need to be a CMH patient to receive the vaccine. That group includes individuals working in: Agriculture Airport staff Child care workers not previously eligible Correctional settings First responders Food production Food retail Food service Judicial system Manufacturing Public health Public transit Postal service To schedule an appointment, fill out the form... Full story

  • Obituaries: Geraldine "Gerry" A. Nynas

    Mar 12, 2021

    Geraldine “Gerry” A. Nynas, 86 of Cloquet, passed away on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at Bayshore Residence and Rehabilitation Center in Duluth. She was proud to have lived longer than any other immediate family members. Geraldine was born on April 22, 1934 to Charles and Margaret (Soulier) Ganter, Jr. She was a proud member of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. Gerry baked marvelous breads and cookies and was the designated bread provider for family gathering. She was a master of kni... Full story

  • Obituaries: Bill Radosevich

    Mar 12, 2021

    Bill Radosevich, 58, of south Minneapolis died at home on March 9, 2021. Bill was a brilliant, funny, kindhearted scientist whose curiosity and intellect guided him through a life of fun, adventure, and accomplishment. He was a beloved family man; he has left behind wife Terre Thomas, children Jami Reilly (Chris Woods), Adam Dash Reilly (Ash Burns), Maggie Reilly (Georgio Wright); grandchildren Ana Bernot-Reilly, Rhys Bernot-Reilly, Gianni Wright. His siblings Pete Radosevich (Tara Jordan... Full story

  • Obituaries: Genevieve Lorene Thompson

    Mar 12, 2021

    Entering into Heaven with a marble board, a deck of cards, and dice in her hands, Genevieve Lorene Thompson of Carlton, Minnesota, left this earth on March 14, 2021 at the young age of 90. Greeting her was her husband, Leroy along with their son, Steven; her parents, Roverda (Hammitt) and Hubert Grover; granddaughter, Michelle Thompson; along with several brothers, sisters, and other family members and friends. Surviving Genevieve are five children, Linda Lavoy, Dennis Thompson, Gerald (Mary... Full story

  • Obituaries: Raymond William Tan

    Mar 12, 2021

    Raymond William Tan, 57, of Esko, died Wednesday, March 10, 2021. He was born in Cloquet, the son of Richard and Ruth Tan. Raymond was a graduate of Esko High School, received a degree in auto mechanics, and graduated from Dunwoody Institute with a degree in drafting. Raymond was a heavy equipment operator and worked on the boardwalk in Duluth, Gooseberry Falls and on US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. He will be remembered as a quiet, private, fiercely loyal person who loved the simple things in... Full story