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Articles from the March 26, 2021 edition

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Tribe finds Covid successes

Fond du Lac medical director Dr. Charity Reynolds had trained for public health emergencies as an undergraduate, during medical school and in her residency. "We trained for public health disasters... Full story

 
 By Mike Creger    News    March 26, 2021

Flags using F-words raise ire

Political flags flying in Scanlon underneath an American flag have caused a lot of consternation in the community. At the corner of 22nd Street and Doddridge Avenue, which runs along the border...

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    March 26, 2021

Wood City Indeed

AJ Miller was doing some drone photography high above the St. Louis River in Cloquet Sunday when he noticed the interesting patterns created by the growing stockpile of logs on the Sappi paper mill...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    March 26, 2021

Extension service fate remains unclear

The future of the Carlton County Extension program services appeared up in the air Monday when the County Board shifted a vote on the proposed restructure to a Committee of the Whole meeting April 6, despite the presence of a number of County...

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    March 26, 2021

Two dead after rollover Tuesday

Two women died in a rollover crash in southern Carlton County Tuesday. According to the Minnesota State Patrol incident report, Angela Marie Severson, 35, of Pierre, South Dakota was driving a Chevy Blazer northbound on Highway 23 near County Road 8...

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    March 26, 2021

County offices move to Cloquet

Effective Monday, March 29, the Carlton County coordinator’s office and human resources office will relocate from the Carlton County Courthouse to the old Cloquet City Hall building in Cloquet at 1307 Cloquet Ave. All business related to these...

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    March 26, 2021

Gordy's makes it to semifinal burger bracket

Voting in the semifinal ended in the Great Minnesota Burger Bracket — sponsored by Minnesota Public Radio’s Warming House program — and the battle between Gordy’s Hi-Hat and the Rusty Nail in Battle Lake is over. The Rusty Nail will advance...

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    March 26, 2021

Free program aims to connect

Local health care organizations are partnering with Aunt Bertha, an established network of nonprofits and social care providers, to provide a free online platform that allows anyone to easily find and connect with local free and reduced-cost...

 
 By Jana Peterson    People    March 26, 2021

Special deliveries

Dawn French helped in an effort by St. Croix Hospice, Midwest Geriatrics, the United Way of Carlton County and B&B Market to fill enough reusable shopping bags for all 80-plus residents. The idea was...

 
 By Pete Radosevich    News    March 26, 2021

Revamped graduation party approved

The Esko school board approved a revamped graduation party for its students that will be abbreviated from the traditional all-night event during its meeting Monday night. In previous years, graduates...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    March 26, 2021

Early budget forecast is comparatively rosy

In contrast to last fall’s “doom and gloom” budget forecast, Cloquet superintendent Michael Cary was almost optimistic about the revised budget numbers during Monday’s Cloquet school board...

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    March 26, 2021

Federal and state tax filing deadline now May 17

Following the federal tax deadline extension, the Minnesota Department of Revenue has announced a grace period for taxpayers filing their annual Minnesota Individual Income Tax return for tax year 2020. Those taxpayers now have until May 17, 2021,...

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    March 26, 2021

Carlton County gets funds for food, shelter and utility needs

Carlton County has been awarded $10,167 in state set-aside funding through the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. These funds are specifically designated for area food shelves and nonprofits serving Carlton County to help with food,... Full story

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    March 26, 2021

Section 8 housing list reopens April 1

The Cloquet Housing & Redevelopment Authority will open the Section 8/Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) waiting list on Thursday, April 1. The application forms will be available in the front entryway at Aspen Arms, at the CHRA office located inside the... Full story

 

Decline continues in county Covid-19 case rates

Rates of Covid-19 in Carlton County continue their steady decline, with six cities around the county showing a zero increase in cases from March 11-18, including Carlton, Cromwell, Esko, Holyoke, Kettle River and Sawyer. Cloquet saw an increase of... Full story

 
 By Rebekah King    News    March 26, 2021

Board spurns petition for road paving

Despite receiving a petition from 27 area residents, the Thomson Township Board of Supervisors voted Thursday to push back the paving of East Riverside Road and Serenity Way to 2022 because of a planned building project that could negatively impact...

 
 By MPR News    News    March 26, 2021

State find most old landfills are leaking chemicals, badly

Kirsti Marohn MPR News The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says contamination from PFAS — so-called “forever chemicals” — has been detected in groundwater at nearly 60 closed landfills, at amounts higher than the state’s acceptable...

 

Our View: It ain't pretty, but winter is receding

The signs of spring abound: the sun is shining longer; the snow is melting; people are out and about; summer is on its way. Another sure sign of spring is a winter’s worth of debris, litter, and road sand revealing itself as the snow recedes....

 

Harry's Gang: Chauvin case won't solve all the problems it has exposed

There's no denying the Derek Chauvin trial in Minneapolis is having an effect all over the state, including here in Carlton County. The issue has been politicized, pitting ultra-liberals who want to... Full story

 

Rules make city living ... livable

Jodie Johnson Deputy clerk for the City of Carlton I couldn’t wait to grow up so I would finally be free of rules. No more parents telling me what to do. No teachers expecting me to do things on their timetable. Freedom. Hah. I still have just as...

 

Letter to the editor: God should guide us

Our country is going through a trial that may redefine who we are as a nation. I feel our democracy is struggling by the hands of those who want to change our Constitutional freedoms founded and guided under God. World War II and Hitler’s Nazi anti...

 

Letter to the editor: Vote for Anderson

Lake Country Power members in District 9 will be selecting a new board member during the virtual annual meeting in April. The selection will be made from among three candidates seeking the position, including Larry Anderson from Esko. I have known...

 

Letter to the editor: Get a shot

Over our many decades of service Rotary International has supported global public health initiatives, the most significant being the more than 35 years of effort to eradicate polio. Our goal of ridding the world of this disease is closer than ever. A...

 

Obituaries: Donald Daniel Haro

Donald Daniel Haro of Cloquet passed away peacefully in his sleep at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth Thursday, March 18, 2021, at the age of 84. He was born in Gackle, North Dakota June 13, 1936, to... Full story

 

Obituaries: Jeanne Evelyn Peter

Jeanne Evelyn Peter, 91 of Cloquet, passed away at Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton on Sunday, March 21, 2021. She was born Feb. 27, 1930, in Minneapolis. Her parents later moved back to the family... Full story

 

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