Articles from the April 17, 2020 edition

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 By Mike Creger    COVID-19    April 17, 2020

Delivered ... at a distance

Things are a "lot different" at Carlton County post offices these days. Different from normal times. Of course, these are pandemic times, and the people who sort and deliver mail are trying to... Full story


Public safety plays it safe

For public safety officials, the coronavirus pandemic made an already dangerous job even more risky. Now, when officers are called to a local store to respond to an intoxicated person who is out of... Full story


This week in state history

Historic Minnesota events with anniversaries this week....


Jim Northrup was an artful wit

From the history archives of the MNopedia project developed by the Minnesota Historical Society. James Warren Northrup was an award-winning Ojibwe author, columnist, playwright, poet, performer,...

 By Lois E. Johnson    News    April 17, 2020

Community spirit thrives in Mahtowa

Just before Easter, a single chick-in-an-egg toy was left at the end of the day after a customer brought in a birchbark basket of 30 of them. The toys were free. Another woman brought in homemade...

 By Pine Knot News    News    April 17, 2020

Stimulus payments coming

At least a few Carlton County residents found a pleasant surprise in their bank accounts this week: money from the federal government’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump...


Outbreak continues at Moose Lake prison, two staff members hospitalized

A Moose Lake corrections officer is in intensive care with COVID-19 complications, while a second staff member has been hospitalized for the disease, but is not in ICU, according to Minnesota... Full story


Following illness numbers can be a tricky game

It can be tempting to fixate on numbers as the coronavirus makes its way through the population near and far. Each day, government agencies faithfully report the number of confirmed cases, the number... Full story


Health care centers prep for a surge in cases

As Minnesotans continue to hunker down in their homes in response to the stay-at-home orders by Gov. Tim Walz, area hospitals and healthcare leaders are working hard to prepare for what Walz says... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    April 17, 2020

Fond du Lac RBC elections postponed

The primary elections for the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Reservation Business Committee (RBC) District I and District III seats originally scheduled for March 31 were postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. The primary...

 By Pine Knot News    News    April 17, 2020

City council meetings remain virtual

The Cloquet City Council will again be holding its city council meeting by teleconference, in response to the COVID-19 emergency. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. April 21. Residents who would like to submit comments or questions for the Public Comments... Full story


Ruby's Pantry Food distribution site moved to church

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ruby’s Pantry will move to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, at the corner of Doddridge Avenue and 12th Street in Cloquet, for this month’s distribution on Wednesday, April 22. Organizer Sheila Peterson said the move... Full story


Salvation Army stops thrift store donations, starts spiritual/emotional hotline

After closing its thrift stores to customers to keep staff members safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Salvation Army has announced that it stopped accepting donations at six Minnesota stores, including Cloquet, effective April 11. “The... Full story


Our View: Yes, we are all itching to get out

A lot of noise has been made about the governor’s extension of his stay-at-home executive order. In a country that values its civil liberties and freedoms as much as we do in America, it’s tough to keep having faith in our leaders when we only se...


Harry's Gang: Mail voting needs vetting

It's been proposed that we conduct the next few elections by mail. No in-person voting, until the threat of COVID-19 subsides and it's safe to congregate at polling places. Plus, it's been hard to...


Health: Keep calm and keep washing your hands

It has been an interesting few weeks to say the least. We have all felt the changes that have occurred as our state, county, city and health care system to fight the coronavirus. The pandemic has... Full story

 By Dan Reed    News    April 17, 2020

County takes stock of pandemic resources

The Carlton County board of commissioners met Tuesday, April 14 with all commissioners participating: Dick Brenner and Gary Peterson attended via telephone conferencing while Marv Bodie, Tom Proulx and Mark Thell were physically present, but...

 By Jana Peterson    News    April 17, 2020

Cable access channel returns to lineup

CAT7 TV is back. The community access channel serving Cloquet, Carlton, Scanlon and Esko residents had not been operating since March 5, when the Cloquet City Council voted unanimously to terminate th...

 By Pine Knot News    News    April 17, 2020

Airplane lands on highway

On Tuesday, April 14, authorities responded to a report of an airplane possibly having trouble in the air, trouble that led to an emergency landing on Midway Road near Stark Road. According to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office, the...


Death notices

Nancy L. Shanda, 73, of Wrenshall passed away Thursday, April 9, 2020 at AmeriCare Lodges assisted living in Remer, Minnesota. Services are pending with Nelson Funeral Care of Cloquet.... Full story


How to help

Donate to United Way The United Way of Carlton County created an emergency fund called the COVID-19 Local Relief Fund. The purpose of this fund is to provide immediate support for Carlton County residents who need basic everyday survival items by sen... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    April 17, 2020

MNsure filing closes April 21

MNsure, the state’s health insurance exchange, and its COVID-19 Emergency Special Enrollment Period closes April 21. This special enrollment period is open to uninsured individuals who need health insurance. Shop and compare plans and see if you...

 By Mike Creger    COVID-19    April 17, 2020

Cloquet graduate has COVID-19 in her sights

Cloquet native Dr. Kelly Cawcutt is an assistant professor of medicine and board certified in critical care medicine and infectious diseases with an academic and clinic practice at University of... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    April 17, 2020

Humphrey in 1970: 'There is no room for halfway efforts'

[Editor's note] In last week's Pine Knot News, writer Steve Korby shared memories of an extra- ordinary week at Cloquet High School in 1970. Students and staff organized a weeklong seminar on the envi...

 By Pine Knot News    News    April 17, 2020

Cloquet high school honor rolls

Cloquet High School’s third quarter honor roll students: A HONOR ROLL Grade 9 Robert Anderson Carter Anderson Brody Anderson Luke Barney Mason Beck Amy Blais Kollin Bonneville Roena Diver Patrick Dunaiski Alec Erickson Ellise Evenson Miles Fischer... Full story


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