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 By Jana Peterson    News    April 12, 2019

MCCU moves to the fast lane

Members who visited the brand new Members Cooperative Credit Union branch on opening day Monday gave the new facility rave reviews. "It looks very nice," said Angela Weisz. "Very warm and inviting."...

 

Obit: Harold Jacob "Ole" Ollila

Harold Jacob “Ole” Ollila, 92, passed away April 9, 2019 in Clancy, Montana at Elkhorn Health and Rehabilitation. He was born March 13, 1927 in Cloquet, Minn. to Jacob and Melita (Penttila)... Full story

 

Obit: Darold D. Gregory

Darold D. Gregory, age 79 of Cloquet, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2019 due to dementia. He was born July 11, 1939 in Bagley, MN to Edwin and Glenna (Spencer) Gregory. Darold was preceded in... Full story

 

Obit: Roger Fenton Davis

Roger Fenton Davis, 87 of Cloquet passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2019 in Barnes Care in Esko with his loving family by his side. He was born August 9, 1931 in Sisseton, South Dakota to Frank and... Full story

 
 By Jana Peterson    Sports    April 12, 2019

Boys volleyball debuts in the Northland

FLOODWOOD-The back of Coach Derek Hart's T-shirt said it all. "Making history," it read. "I've told every one of these kids, everybody who walked through the door, that's exactly what they're all...

 

Softball teams excited for new season

Softball season is here and the Pine Knot will be covering your local high school fast-pitch teams this spring. Here is a preview to the small-school softball teams in our area. CARLTON: Carlton...

 

'Take me out to the ball game'

As winter turns into spring and local high schools attempt to make the transition to spring sports, several local baseball teams are looking for the success they had from a season ago. Class A South Ridge: The South Ridge Panthers are coming off...

 

Eskomos baseball off to a fast start

The Esko boys baseball team didn't let a lack of experience get in the way, as they started their season Monday by beating defending section 7A champion South Ridge by a score of 9-4. "We had many...

 

Central ski jumping champs

On Feb. 23 and 24, ski jumpers from the Cloquet Ski Club competed in the 2019 Central Junior Ski Jumping Championships. The cold and wind did not deter the more than 20 local jumpers from competing...

 

Sandman takes 10th at nationals

Cloquet’s Hannah Sandman finished off her snowboarding season on a high note this spring with a trip out west. Sandman, 13, recently took 10th place in her age group at the 2019 USASA Snowboard...

 

Smith named Thunder head football coach

Robert Smith has been hired as head coach of the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Thunder Football team. Smith immediately began his appointment in early April and will lead the Thunder...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    April 12, 2019

Eskomos hold off Blue Devils until the fourth

The visiting Virginia Blue Devils broke open a scoreless game in the fourth inning and went on to beat the Eskomos 4-0 in a game that was shortened to five innings due to rain and lightning. "Things...

 
 By Bret Baker    Outdoors    April 12, 2019

Time to 'pout'

A couple of weeks ago my oldest son Joseph passed his driver’s test. Elated, he took his first officially licensed cruise through Cloquet. Atop the bridge over the St. Louis River, our Suburban’s...

 

Get paid to stay at home

The Legislature is considering a proposal to make Minnesota employers of a certain size keep employees on the payroll, even while they are taking family leave. Essentially, the proposal would allow...

 
 By Ann Markusen    Opinion    April 12, 2019

The Northland's language gem

It's not that easy to learn another language when you are well past your schooling. For five years, I've watched my husband, Rod Walli, learn Finnish, his parents' first language. Motivated by the...

 

LETTER to the editor: Parents, take extra care with kids and social media

To the editor: I try to shy away from sensational news, but being a father of two girls has changed a lot of things for me. Please strongly consider whether your child needs a smartphone, tablet or other device. If you choose so, take the time to...

 

Where is our new judge?

We’re short a judge in Carlton County, and it’s time a replacement is named by Governor Walz. Last fall, Judge Mark Munger announced his retirement and then Governor Dayton’s judicial selection committee selected three nominees to replace him....

 

Carlton students bring 'Arsenic and Old Lace' to Encore! stage

For the third year in a row, Carlton High School theater is partnering with the County Seat Theater as they present their production of "Arsenic and Old Lace" Friday through Sunday. It's a partnership...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    April 12, 2019

Studying adds up to first place for Cloquet economics team

What does it take to make a championship team? Well, for the members of the Cloquet High School Economics team, it took a lot of lunches together, a stack of 3-inch binders crammed with information...

 

CARLTON news

The national Mayor's Day of Recognition for Volunteers was April 2 and Carlton Mayor Mike Soderstrom presented awards to Amy Decaigny, Lillian and Gordy Davis, and the Four Seasons Complex /Carlton...

 

Wright-Cromwell news

It’s good to be back in Minnesota and my home, after traveling to Washington, D.C. with my son and grandson. We had a wonderful time visiting the many memorials and monuments, and especially the...

 

Enbridge applies for Line 4 route changes

Enbridge hopes to change the route of a second pipeline that crosses the Fond du Lac Reservation, but this time the proposed changes are welcomed by the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa officials. As part of the agreement between the...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    April 12, 2019

Carlton considers options to reduce deficit

The reality of a significant budget deficit for the current school year appears to be changing Carlton School Board attitudes about working with the Wrenshall School District, as evidenced by...

 
 By Mike Creger    News    April 12, 2019

One football team for Carlton, Wrenshall?

A historical sports co-operative between schools in Carlton and Wrenshall could be approved as early as Monday by district school boards. Football coaches and activities directors from both schools made presentations to the public in Carlton and the...

 
 By Mike Creger    News    April 12, 2019

Cloquet officially designates 'school forest'

The largest classroom at Cloquet schools is poised to receive some expert help from the state, and all the Cloquet School Board needed to do is give the classroom a name. This week, the board approved designating the 15 acres of woods, fields and...

 

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