Articles from the April 21, 2023 edition
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Wild weather, wilder water
Carlton County's emergency management director isn't yet willing to concede the county dodged a bullet with the spring flooding this year. He's worried about what Mother Nature could bring next. "I'm... Full story
School incident draws tribal attention
Nearly 40 people turned out for the Carlton school board meeting Monday, many of them upset by allegations of a threat of violence against a Native American student. In a news release Monday, Carlton...
'Wolf's Trail' author at library
Celebrate “The Wolf’s Trail: An Ojibwe Story, Told by Wolves” book with storytime and mask making at the Cloquet Public Library from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 22. The all-ages event will be led by students from the Fond du Lac Tribal and... Full story
Land of Stories again at college
If you missed the “Land of Stories” at Common Ground last fall, don’t despair. Another performance of the shadow puppet play along with an author talk and book signing with Thomas Peacock is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 25 at the Fond... Full story
MnDOT hears plenty on shape of Hwy. 73
About 75 people showed up at the Cromwell Pavilion April 12 to support the reconstruction of Minnesota Highway 73 south of Cromwell. Users of the road were invited by a survey group from the...
Ice fishing shelter exposed
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officer Tony Elwell recently reported an ice fishing shelter violation that resulted in citations. Elwell said a man left his shelter on the ice past the removal deadline last month and was...
Free state park days this summer
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is waiving vehicle permit fees at all 75 state parks and recreation areas on four dates in 2023: April 22, June 10, Sept. 9 and Nov. 24. With the support of the state legislature, the DNR offers free... Full story
Cloquet offers sewer line grants
Got a home sewer line that repeatedly backs up from roots? The City of Cloquet is offering a grant program for homeowners who need to upgrade or repair leaky or decaying lateral sewer lines running from the home to main sewer lines. The grants are... Full story
Superintendent position scaled back
The Wrenshall school board had planned to interview three full-time candidates for its superintendent vacancy on the first day in May. But a recommendation Tuesday from the board’s budget committee spoiled the plan, recommending pursuit of a...
Storm sewer plan needs public input
City engineers wanted to talk about flooding Tuesday, but not the kind of flooding that's been plaguing northern Minnesota since the snow started melting last week. "This isn't related to the river... Full story
Find out more on organ transplant
In honor of National Donate Life month, there will be an informational gathering to spread awareness of organ transplant starting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 26 at the Carlton Wellness Center, 199 Chestnut Ave. in Carlton. Several organ transplant... Full story
Grad party donors needed
The Cloquet All Night Grad Party tradition continues, keeping graduates entertained together in a chemical-free, safe environment. Committee members are looking for financial and in-kind donations to help defray costs. Donate via venmo @chsangp or... Full story
County part of Drug Take Back
The Carlton County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration will host DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day at locations across the country from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 22. The DEA and its partners will... Full story
Fire district to close Scanlon station
The fire station in Scanlon will be eliminated as part of a new long-term plan for the Cloquet Area Fire District. Fire District chief Jesse Buhs is aiming for a financially leaner fire district in...
We have the right to repair
You don’t really own your land, right? The government just lets you use it as long as you pay your taxes, and, of course, you have to comply with zoning laws and all sorts of rules and regulations....
Trying to keep up with the walking lady
Ahh, springtime. The time of year when the snow melts, the mud puddles get deep and the winter snowbanks recede to allow the piles of doggy doo to rear their ugly faces. But not all is bad, because...
Next in the gallery: Fabric arts
The Knot Gallery is taking a different tack for its next display, hosting a fabric art exhibit for May and June. Join fabric artists and Pine Knot News staff for a reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m....
Cloquet scores early, often in Duluth
With 13 seniors on the roster, the Cloquet baseball team is aiming to take another step up the ladder this season. The Lumberjacks play in a difficult section and they hope their overall depth will co... Full story
Cleared to play, 'Jacks blank Milaca
For two weeks prior to their home opener against Milaca, the Cloquet girls softball team did double duty to prepare for the game. The Lumberjacks not only spent time in the gym practicing, but they... Full story
Business spotlight: CreativEdge, Carlton
Jessie Waldorf opened CreativEdge in 2017 with the help of her husband, Joe. She left full-time employment to begin her own business. Without Joe's support, CreativEdge would still be a daydream,... Full story
Cloquet goes south for greens
On April 13, the Cloquet High School boys golf team had an outdoor, "on real grass" golf meet. No April Fools joke. Granted, they had to travel to Red Wing, but once they got there, the players were... Full story
Wilderness finish strong
Kevin Marx Norén scored two third-period goals Saturday, April 15 to send the Minnesota Wilderness soaring into the Robertson Cup playoffs following a sweep in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. Norén scored three times over the weekend, leading Minnesota... Full story