Articles from the March 19, 2021 edition

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A year of living pandemically

You could almost hear a delirious giggle accompanying Annette Christian's email sent with an assortment of assembled jigsaw puzzles she and husband Butch, above, have done over the past many months... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    March 19, 2021

Guest Commentary: Another meeting? Noooooo

As someone who is going on his 13th month of working from home, I've attended so many Zoom meetings, Webex sessions and Google Meets that I've lost count. One thing that I have noticed is a whole new...


One Last Trip

Bobbie Turner of Cloquet shared what she was doing a year ago as the Covid-19 pandemic bore down. "My daughter, Erin, and I visited Las Vegas on her spring break from Minnesota State University...

 By John Hatcher    News    March 19, 2021

Feeling grateful - and sad

I've read and listened to a lot of stories in the past week about "the moment" when people realized that the global pandemic was going to change their lives as they knew it. While we'd been living...

 By Pine Knot News    News    March 19, 2021

Agate hunt passes the time

Claire Persons spent hours agate hunting last summer. "It doesn't matter if the agate is tiny, pebble size or larger," she said. "There is great enjoyment in the hunt and discovery. She shared her...


Wright/Cromwell news

The Tri-Community Food Shelf will once again be participating in the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign. This year's campaign runs through April 11. It is the largest food-and-funds drive in the...

 By Ruth Reeves    News    March 19, 2021

Nature's Path: Start day right with a sunrise

Do you have a favorite place to watch the sunrise? Perhaps you are lucky enough to have a great view out your living room window, or from your back porch. We have an abundance of trees around us, for...

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 19, 2021

'Jacks outshoot Rebels in shutout

The first period of play between the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton and Moose Lake Area girls hockey teams Friday night was nearly dead-even. The Lumberjacks held a slight shot advantage, but the March 12 game... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 19, 2021

Esko sails to top

If there was any doubt that the Esko girls basketball team shouldn't be the No. 1 seed in the upcoming Section 7AA playoffs, that doubt was dispelled Friday night when the Eskomos routed the Duluth... Full story


Cloquet nabs conference title

The Cloquet boys basketball team last week won the Lake Superior Conference title for the first time since 2014 by going 9-0 in conference play this season. "It's been a pretty good season so far,"... Full story


'Jacks will try to jumpstart season

Cloquet's Katie Turner looks for an open pass as she sets up a play against Denfeld earlier this season. The team was seeded No. 5 in the Section 7AAA tournament. The Lumberjacks face Hermantown at 2... Full story


Local grads win at track meet

The St. Scholastica men’s track and field team won four event titles the March 13 Upper Midwest Athletic Conference Men’s Indoor Championship, with two Carlton County grads playing a role in the fourth win of the day. Esko High School grad Lucas... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    Sports    March 19, 2021

State Nordic Skiing: 'It's been quite a ride'

After three decades of coaching Nordic skiing in northern Minnesota, it's not surprising that individual state ski meets kind of blur together for Cloquet-Esko-Carlton coach Ben Croft. But not in 2021... Full story


It's playoff time for 7AA teams

While the Moose Lake Area boys hockey team ended its season Tuesday in a play-in game - losing 10-1 to St. Francis - the Lumberjacks will face Marshall at 7 p.m. Thursday at Northwoods Credit Union... Full story


The Ticker: Boys basketball playoffs

Playoffs Boys basketball Section 5A No. 9 Bertha-Hewitt-49 No. 8 Laporte-34 No. 12 McGregor-46 No. 5 Cromwell- Wright-43 No. 8 St. John’s Prep-69 No. 9 Ogilvie-52 No. 6 Swanville-66 No. 10 Onamia-30 No. 6 Hinckley- Finlayson-51 No. 11 Isle-47 Thurs... Full story


The Ticker: Girls Basketball Playoffs

Playoffs Girls Basketball Section 5A No. 7 Upsala-61 No. 10 Isle-27 No. 8 Barnum-65 No. 9 McGregor-47 No. 8 Verndale-47 No. 9 Bertha-Hewitt-44 No. 7 Kerkhoven- Murdock-Sunburg-81 No. 10 Laporte-7 Wednesday games • No. 1 Ogilvie vs. No. 8 Barnum ... Full story


Calendar of events

Monday, March 22 Smear League meets 2-4 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays at the Cloquet VFW. $5, winnings for first, second and third place. Covid protocol observed. Bingo at 5:30 Mondays at the Cloquet VFW. Lunch served. Tuesday, March 23... Full story


Obituary: Scott Alan Meisner

Scott “Mize” Meisner of Scanlon bought his last round on March 18, 2021. He was born April 27, 1960 in Duluth, the favorite son of Frank and Patricia (Polvi) Meisner. Scott graduated from Cloquet... Full story


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