Articles from the April 22, 2022 edition
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Cloquet bomb threat not unique
Just over a month after Esko schools had to evacuate due to a bomb threat, the same thing happened in Cloquet on Wednesday, April 20. Cloquet police chief Derek Randall told the Pine Knot that the... Full story
Earth Day events are planned
Those looking to celebrate Earth Day in the community have at least two options in Cloquet this weekend and next. The Cloquet Public Library will host an Earth Day celebration from 10 a.m. to noon... Full story
Hitchhiking kittens are rescued
Three kittens are safe and sound thanks to an alert RV owner and Cloquet firefighters, police officers and an animal rescue volunteer who all came to the rescue. On April 12, a camper owner heard...
Obituary: Shelley Hartman
Shelley “Sam” Hartman, 66, of Moose Lake and formerly of Carlton, gained her wings on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. She was born on August 30, 1955 in Duluth to Harold and Helen Olsen. Shelley grew up... Full story
Obituary: Joyce Delaine (Gault) Anderson
Joyce Delaine (Gault) Anderson, 91, went to be with the Lord on April 14, 2022, at Diamond Willow. She spent her final days surrounded by her loved ones. Joyce was born Dec. 14, 1930, in Duluth to... Full story
Obituary: Ailie Evelyn Calverley
Ailie Evelyn Calverley, 89, of Carlton passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2022, in Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton. She was born on June 24, 1932, in Automba Township to Oscar and Matilda Rautio. She grew up in Kalevala Township and graduated from... Full story
Obituary: Myrtle J. (Hall) Radford
Myrtle J. Radford, nee Hall, 88, passed away March 13, 2022, at The Pillars of White Bear Lake. Myrt was a longtime resident of Cloquet before moving to White Bear Lake in December of 2021. She was... Full story
Obituary: Arnelda M. Southworth
Arnelda M. Southworth, 89, passed away April 13, 2022, surrounded by family. She was born May 14, 1932, in Fosston to Christian and Nora (Ness) Krohg. After losing her father at age 2, she was raised... Full story
Dorothy Sivia (Aho) Alanen Green, 90, of Cloquet, passed away Dec. 27, 2021, at Plainview Estates in Cloquet. Visitation: 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. memorial service May 7 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 1705 Wilson Ave., Cloquet, with a luncheon to... Full story
Cuts keep coming in Carlton
The mood at the Carlton school board meeting was subdued, an obvious reaction to what was on the agenda: more cuts to education programs as the board seeks to find $250,000 in budget savings for the next school year. After Monday, it was $135,000...
While it lacked the visual excitement of scores of children running around picking up brightly colored eggs like tiny vacuum cleaners, Saturday's Skate with the Easter Bunny event was a hit with kids... Full story
FDL censure hearing set
The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Reservation Business Committee will hold a hearing at at 9 a.m. Monday, April 25, in the Otter Creek Convention Center at the Black Bear Casino Resort, to address the written censure issued to chairman... Full story
Dangerous stairs lead residents to eviction brink
Cloquet apartment building owner Roger Bruhn calls his current conundrum a "series of unfortunate events." When the pandemic hit in 2020, he faced, for the first time, tenants who were not paying...
Old hotel is officially condemned
Cloquet city councilors voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the condemnation of the building that once housed Mexico Lindo, a three-story building at 915 Cloquet Ave. originally constructed as the...
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is April 30
The Cloquet Police Department is participating in the DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 30. This initiative allows residents of Cloquet to safely, and discreetly, discard their old or unused prescription...
Free vaccine clinic offered
There are vaccines for diseases other than Covid-19 and many children have some catching up to do. To help with that, Carlton County Public Health will hold a free vaccine clinic for kids ages 11-18 from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. May 10 at the Carlton... Full story
Spring plays will hit stage
Two area high schools will present their spring plays next weekend. Performances of “Puffs,” a Cloquet High School play are set for 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 29-30 and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1. It’s a play about a certain wizarding school,...
Barnum Board settles teacher, superintendent contracts
After approving a two-year contract with the teachers union, Barnum school board members expressed their relief that the process was over and that negotiations went well. “Things went fantastic,” board member Jamie Fuglestad said. Board...
War in Ukraine: From Cloquet to Poland
For those wondering how Carmen Purcell has fared in her mission to aid or rescue a Ukrainian teenager she considers a member of the family, things are moving in the right direction. When the Pine Knot... Full story
Knot Pining: Being mindful of every breath
There’s been a truly serviceable public service announcement on area radio stations since the pandemic started. I say that because Kevin Love, the former Minnesota Timberwolves player, is speaking about anxieties in troubled times and turning to... Full story
Letter: Forestry Center story is important
Thanks to Jana Peterson for the nice article she wrote for the Pine Knot about the status of the Cloquet Forestry Center. The transparency she provided which has been sorely lacking was welcome. The Cloquet Forestry Center has a rich and productive... Full story
Notes From The Small Pond: Don't pay me
Every now and then it crowds into one’s consciousness: Why am I rich, poor or middling? How’d I get here? How does Relativity matter? What if I was in Ukraine? Now what? What after I’m dead? At... Full story