Articles from the April 8, 2022 edition

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 By Jana Peterson    News    April 8, 2022

Cloquet spring breakers stranded in Miami

A group of local students and staff got caught up in a wave of flight cancellations last weekend, when bad weather, a glut of travelers, and staffing and technology issues caused more than 10,000... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    April 8, 2022

Health aide company drops service

Sometimes people just need a helping hand to live safely at home. At Larson Commons - an affordable apartment building for seniors and the disabled in Cloquet - workers from Senior Friend Home Care...


History mystery

Lane Johnson, a researcher at the Cloquet Forestry Center, knows a needle in the haystack when he sees one. "I have a photo mystery I wonder if your readers might be able to solve." He's looking for... Full story

 By Dan Reed    News    April 8, 2022

County Board: Overhaul of road agreements proposed

After a lapse of around 40 years, the Carlton County highway maintenance department is proposing a new, written agreement with those Carlton County townships that use the county to grade and plow...


Book signing Friday at gallery

Local historian, playwright, journalist and storyteller Dan Reed will be selling (and signing) copies of his new book, “We spoke of many things,” during the Knot Gallery art reception Friday from 5 t... Full story


Vehicle rollover injures three

A man was arrested and at least three passengers injured Saturday after the driver rolled his SUV in a crash while likely under the influence of alcohol, according to the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies responded to the one-vehicle crash a...


House fire ruled as accidental

Cloquet Area Fire District crews responded to a structure fire on the 700 block of 29th Street in Scanlon just after 2 p.m. Monday, March 28. Upon arrival, there was fire showing from the rear of the structure and extending into the eaves....

 By Jana Peterson    News    April 8, 2022

Council eyes boosting internet access in city

In a work session with Cloquet city council members Tuesday, members of the Cloquet broadband committee shared their personal and professional experiences with internet access in Cloquet, with a common conclusion: It’s not good enough. Their r...

 By Mike Creger    News    April 8, 2022

New county judge hits her mark

Judge Amy Lukasavitz's chambers is a work in progress. There are just a few personal touches in the office that was once the realm of fellow Carlton County Sixth Judicial District Court judge Rebekka...

 By Mike Creger    News    April 8, 2022

Child custody case wends way to trial

One of the two Cloquet women who had children taken from their custody in January appears ready to take her case to trial. Nicole Ammesmaki had what is called an admit/deny hearing Tuesday and her attorney stated that her client denies the court’s r...

 By Pine Knot News    News    April 8, 2022

Wait continues in suspicious death

Cloquet police chief Derek Randall said Tuesday that police are still waiting for autopsy results for Amanda Cadotte, a 33-year-old Cloquet resident who died on March 3. According to a news release, Cloquet and Fond du Lac police departments, along...


Sex offender moving to area

The Carlton County Sheriff’s Office is notifying the public that a 24-year-old man who is classified as a risk Level 3 sex offender will be living in Wrenshall Township effective April 7. Darren Tyler Dunn was previously convicted of engaging in s...


Skate with the Easter bunny

Ice skaters of all ages are invited to skate for free with an Easter bunny from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 16 at Northwoods Credit Union Arena in Cloquet. Minnesota Wilderness hockey players will be skating as well and there will be music,... Full story

 By Lois E. Johnson    News    April 8, 2022

Barnum to share superintendent

The Barnum school board took unprecedented action to hire Bill Peel as a half-time shared superintendent during a special meeting on Thursday, March 31. Peel is also superintendent of the Willow River school district. “The opportunity presented i...


Pesky Deer

This overreaching deer was recently found in Frankie and Norma De Dominces' yard in Cloquet. "We live on the outskirts of the city and frequently see many deer," Norma said. "This deer was raiding...


Guest View: Fabric of people is what counts

Maybe it’s the perspective a long life brings, but I find myself eyeing with some skepticism the glut of “personal brands” that assault us every day on television, in print, and through social media. Entertainers, celebrities, politicians striv...

 By Mike Creger    Opinion    April 8, 2022

Knot Pining: Place your slogan here

I remain struck by the tagline for WDIO-TV in Duluth: “With You For Life.” Seems ominous, doesn’t it? It’s a double entendre, maybe. First meaning, perhaps, “with you through this journey of life.” But if it is a double entendre, I’m not sure if they... Full story


Portraits are focus of latest PKN exhibit

With Ann Carlander's help and Annie Dugan's encouragement, Knot Gallery curator Ann Markusen put out a call for portrait art for the April/May exhibit, and a variety of area artists responded. One,... Full story

 By Ann Markusen    Culture    April 8, 2022

On The Mark: Portraits with a camera

Ivy Vainio's large-scale photo prints of Anishinaabe elders grace our multicolored brick wall at the Pine Knot News office, a striking introduction to a portrait exhibit which opens today, April 8,... Full story


County Seat Theater to present 'Suite Surrender'

The County Seat Theater Company will present what general manager Joel Soukkala calls a "diva-licious farce" beginning Thursday, April 14, after a Covid-19 case pushed the debut back from the planned...

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    April 8, 2022

Track previews: Area teams prepare for takeoff

The warm weather of spring and the melting snow has local track teams getting ready for another exciting season. Take a look at some of these athletes in this preview of the 2022 track and field... Full story

 By Steve Korby    Sports    April 8, 2022

Korby: Basketball records made and broken, Part II

It's been rousing fun tracking some of the feedback I've been receiving from my column March 4 on local high school basketball scoring records. Carlton County sports fanatics have much to be proud of... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    Sports    April 8, 2022

Wilderness keep rolling

A second period of wild swings in action culminated in two Minnesota Wilderness power play goals that propelled them to a 4-2 victory over the Springfield Jr. Blues April 1 to complete a sweep of the two-game series. Niko Rexine scored twice and...


Don't feed the bears, please

With bears emerging from hibernation in the coming weeks, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds homeowners to check their property for food sources that could attract bears. "Please... Full story

 By Bret Baker    Outdoors    April 8, 2022

Out In It: Spring bass Texas-sized

We slid Cap'n Ron's Skeeter into the warming water of late March. On each side of the landing, the docks towered above us, a harbinger of how dangerously low the water had receded. We slowly worked... Full story


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