Articles from the April 10, 2020 edition

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This week in state history

Historic Minnesota events with anniversaries this week....

 By Jana Peterson    News    April 10, 2020

Property assessment disputes take left turn

Property owners recently got bright yellow mailings from Carlton County telling them what the county considers the value of their property for tax purposes in 2021. But that doesn’t mean property ow...


Our View: Crisis brings out the best in many

Easter is a celebration of rebirth and renewed faith. It’s the most solemn of the Christian holidays, yet the most joyful, too. It comes in the springtime, coinciding with the end of a long winter and the new growth of spring. This year, Easter...


Harry's Gang: Crisis brings jail use into focus

People in jail are at risk to get the coronavirus, simply due to the close confines of a jail and the ease the virus spreads. To avoid a catastrophe, some authorities propose that some inmates be...


Changes in breastfeeding are welcomed

Over the past 20 years, we have made tremendous progress in promoting and supporting breastfeeding, and you are much more likely to encounter a mother breastfeeding her child in public now than in... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    April 10, 2020

Better late than never ... Gordy's tradition continues

Gordy's Hi-Hat opened Wednesday, offering car-hop-style service for the first time in its 60-year existence. In a change from what was originally planned, no customers were allowed inside the... Full story


Stay-at-home order extended as COVID-19 Cases in region rise

As confirmed and unconfirmed cases of COVID-19 certainly continue to climb across the state, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz congratulated citizens Wednesday for "overreaching" and helping slow the spread of... Full story


His flu elixir was cognac

Elmer Lindholm was buried in straw and in a coma inside a barn in France in 1918. He was one of the American troops sent to fight in World War I. For most of a week, Lindholm would be in the grip of...


Police dog gets a huge gift

L&M Fleet Supply has donated a years-worth of dog food to the Cloquet Police Department and its K9 dog Vader. Manager Larry Tisdell presented the gift last week to an enthusiatic Vader and handler...


Funeral directors, families deal with limitations

Funerals - as normally practiced - have become another victim of the coronavirus pandemic response. With gatherings of more than 10 people banned, people are either postponing a, making them for... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    April 10, 2020

Photographer finds way to raise relief money

Those who would like to donate and have a photograph taken should contact Cline by email at [email protected] and tell him when you could have a photo done, along with your address, phone number,... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    April 10, 2020

Fire district interviews two chief candidates

Cloquet Area Fire District board members interviewed two finalists Tuesday for the fire chief position that will open up when Kevin Schroeder retires in June. It won't be easy, as evidenced by board...

 By Ann Markusen    Opinion    April 10, 2020

On the Mark: Jury out on how pandemic shapes us

Since the coronavirus emerged, we've become acutely aware of our own social spaces - where we live, how close or far our families and neighbors are, how we move across local and regional space, the...


Notes from the Small Pond: Manifest Destiny

The world cares. Sorta. The earth doesn’t give a darn. Planet Earth was so much healthier without us on it. Planet Earth is about 4.5 billion years old, as a lava- and gaseous-laden living thing...


From our readers: It's in God's hands

People are so worried about this virus. But in reality when God decides it’s your time to go, we will go one way or another. Heaven or hell. For all eternity. We are not exempt. Just enjoy what you... Full story


Riding the waves in a different way

Local kayakers are taking advantage of the fast, high waters of the St. Louis River during spring runoff too. Esko High School students Karsten Fetters and Baylor Litsey put their kayaks in just past...

 By Pine Knot News    News    April 10, 2020

Volunteer Services now has delivery

Volunteer Services of Carlton County is offering a new Groceries-To-Go service. The service is different from the Age Well Arrowhead service. Both non-profit services are serving older adults (over age 60) and are partnering with the Super One Foods... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    April 10, 2020

Grant available for impacted veterans

Minnesota Veterans impacted by COVID-19 may be eligible for grants from the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA). Since Monday, MDVA has been accepting applications from Minnesota Veterans who have been financially impacted by the...

 By Pine Knot News    News    April 10, 2020

Some state park roads, trails closed

Spring thaw and saturated soils from last fall’s flooding are impacting road and trail conditions. Several roads and trails in state forests, state parks, recreation areas, and wildlife management areas will close temporarily because they are not...

 By Steve Korby    News    April 10, 2020

Korby's Connections: Cloquet made remarkable Earth Day contribution

The SCARE program at Cloquet High School in 1970 was a big deal. For a whole week, students would be immersed only in environmental issues of the day. It came days before the first Earth Day, 50... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    April 10, 2020

Victories found in distance learning amidst challenges

The first two weeks of distance learning has admittedly been a mixed bag for both students and staff at Carlton County schools, with many older kids adapting quickly to learning online, while some...

 By Mike Creger    News    April 10, 2020

Wrenshall lines up air quality, asbestos removal bids

The Wrenshall School Board earlier this week approved bids for indoor air quality improvements at the school in Wrenshall. The board accepted the low bid of $4,158,000 from Max Gray Construction out of Hibbing to improve air quality in the older part...

 By Kerry Rodd    Outdoors    April 10, 2020

Escapist exercise

Sports as we usually know them may be on the back burner, but people all over the country are rediscovering ways to stay fit. Chief among those is walking. One look around neighborhoods in the area...

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    April 10, 2020

Rodd's Ramblings: Feels like old times ... again

Every sports fan has a favorite sport. For me, that sport is baseball. Every sports fan is probably missing watching his or her favorite sport on television, listening on the radio and reading about i...


Wright/Cromwell news

It’s been nearly a month of quarantine for most of us, and it’s starting to feel normal to be staying at home most of the time. I guess this slower pace of life is a blessing for many, but it...


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