Articles from the April 5, 2024 edition

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 By Pine Knot News    News    April 5, 2024

Pine Valley gets a $1 million surprise

Pine Valley Recreation Area received an unexpected boost this week - and it wasn't from the late-season snowstorm. During the Cloquet city council meeting Tuesday, longtime city parks commissioner...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    April 5, 2024

Carlton's Jeopardy champ takes one more crack at it

Members of the Kavanaugh village gathered at the Streetcar last week to watch Carlton's own Jeopardy champion, Sam Kavanaugh, in another tournament. The hometown hero didn't disappoint, keeping fans g...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    April 5, 2024

Coming soon: Solem renovations

The new owners of the Hotel Solem building in downtown Cloquet can begin pulling building permits now, after the Cloquet City Council unanimously passed a slew of resolutions that will help fund its...

 

Pet chipping clinic is set for April 13

Carlton County Animal Rescue volunteers, the city of Cloquet and its police department and a handful of pet-loving local organizations are partnering to host a microchip clinic. The clinic will be held 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 13 at Veterans Park in...

 

Fond du Lac expands search for man

The search continues for Peter Michael Martin. The 31-year-old Fond du Lac Band member was last seen and heard from March 8. He is described as approximately 5-foot-10, 185 pounds with dark brown eyes. He has a small scar on his forehead and a number...

 

Police expo coming to tribal college

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College will host the 2024 Peace Officer and Criminal Justice Expo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 17 in the Lester Jack Briggs Cultural Center. The event is free and open to the public, and lunch will be provided....

 

Grant will bring bike tools, mural

A $42,000 Safe Routes to School boost grant is bringing eight bicycle fix-it stations to locations in Cloquet and the Fond du Lac Reservation, along with dual-language signs and a community mural by an indigenous artist to be selected. The fix-it...

 
 By Brady Slater    News    April 5, 2024

Road projects list is a long one

A five-year plan for roughly 64 miles worth of paving and other road and bridge projects was outlined to the Carlton County board on Tuesday. The tentative list of projects presented to the committee...

 

Police expo coming to tribal college

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College will host the 2024 Peace Officer and Criminal Justice Expo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 17 in the Lester Jack Briggs Cultural Center. The event is free and open to the public, and lunch will be provided....

 

Grant will bring bike tools, mural

A $42,000 Safe Routes to School boost grant is bringing eight bicycle fix-it stations to locations in Cloquet and the Fond du Lac Reservation, along with dual-language signs and a community mural by an indigenous artist to be selected. The fix-it...

 

More than 700 vote in Fond du Lac primary

Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa members voted on tribal council members Tuesday, April 2, narrowing the field of primary candidates to two each for the general election on June 11. The top two vote getters in each race will advance. Curren...

 

Our View: With the eclipse, a ripe opportunity

The Pine Knot and our weekly dose of news is likely complicit in any information overload you may be feeling these days. On average, Americans spend at least eight hours in front of a screen each day. And there’s that fascinating fact that one day o... Full story

 

Letter to the editor: Wrenshall has a gem of a school campus

As a 1966 graduate of Morgan Park High School, I befriended many Wrenshall graduates in that era. Morgan Park was a K-12 school, then a middle and high school, then just a middle school and now it’s gone forever. It was replaced by apartments as a r... Full story

 

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Carlton Area Lions Club (PHOTOS SOON)

The Carlton Area Lions Club has been serving the Carlton County area for 50 years strong, growing and serving. It is one of 49,000 Lions clubs around the world, and its members reside in all corners of Carlton County. They give their time and energy... Full story

 

Weather spotter classes offered

The National Weather Service in Duluth is hosting free in-person and online Skywarn Spotter training classes in the region this spring. Skywarn is a cooperative effort between the NWS, local emergency management, and residents who volunteer to...

 

Enjoy a play about high school days

The County Seat Theater will host the Carlton High School production “The 10 Best Worst Things About High School” at 2 and 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 13. Ah, high school. The best worst four years of your life! Join a group of real-life high sch...

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    April 5, 2024

quilts on display

The Wood City Quilters Guild of Cloquet celebrated National Quilting Day in Cloquet onMarch 15. Seventy quilts made by guild members were displayed at the Cloquet Public Library and the Carlton...

 

PHOTO: splish-splash

Our regular bird photo contributor Will Stenberg caught this wee robin getting itself together after dipping into the bird bath in his yard north of Esko.... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    April 5, 2024

Late snow crimps outdoor practice

Just a couple of weeks ago, spring sports teams were licking their chops because there was no snow on the ground. Teams were able to get outside and simulate gamelike conditions. Then Mother Nature... Full story

 
 By Pine Knot News    Sports    April 5, 2024

Wilderness stay on playoff edge

A 3-point weekend against the top team in the division allowed the Minnesota Wilderness to keep pace in the playoff hunt last weekend, with four games to go. Minnesota got a shutout from goalie Adam... Full story

 

Wright/Cromwell news

I am back from a trip to San Jose, California to visit Curtis and Steven, and my sister’s niece and family. My sister Margaret, and her daughter Tamilee and her husband Craig, and I were there M...

 

Kettle River news

The Ma & Pa Kettle meeting is 6 p.m. Sunday, April 14 at the Kettle River Senior Center. Bring ideas on what you would like to see happen this year. If you would like to be a food vendor or have a space at Ma & Pa Kettle Days on Aug. 10, contact Dan...

 
 By Leola Rodd    Happenings    April 5, 2024

Carlton happenings

Thank you to Jennie Hanson, Wright/Cromwell News columnist, for reminding us about the Little Red Schoolhouse on the Carlton County Fair grounds in Barnum. I remember visiting the schoolhouse as a...

 

Obituary: Corky "Jaws" Joslin

Corky "Jaws" K. Joslin, 77 of Sturgeon Lake, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, at his home under the care of his loving family and St. Croix Hospice. Corky completed his final... Full story

 

Obituary: Steven Marshall Sanda

Steven Marshall Sanda of Cloquet passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home on March 27, 2024. Steve, "Toivo" to his closest friends, was born May 9, 1951, in Cloquet. He graduated from Cloquet S... Full story

 

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