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Articles from the April 22, 2022 edition

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 By Jana Peterson    News    April 22, 2022

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

 By Pine Knot News    News    April 22, 2022

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

 By Pine Knot News    News    April 22, 2022

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


Death notices

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

 By Mike Creger    News    April 22, 2022

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...


Bunny Fun

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

 By Dan Reed    News    April 22, 2022

2 brothers, dispatch are EMS award winners

Volunteers from the Mahtowa Fire Department and the dispatch supervisor at the Carlton County Sheriff's Office were recognized at this year's Carlton County EMS Council awards. EMS Council chairman... 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

 By Mike Creger    News    April 22, 2022

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...

 By Jana Peterson    News    April 22, 2022

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,...

 By Lois E. Johnson    News    April 22, 2022

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...

 By Jana Peterson    People    April 22, 2022

War in Ukraine: Helping her native country

Carlton resident Galyna Tuttle didn't cry when she told the story of the young boy who bled to death in her native country of Ukraine, because she's all cried out after hearing and reading and... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    People    April 22, 2022

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


Our View: Do a community solid: Pick up poop

Spring may be the season of snow and mud in Minnesota, but earlier this month city administrator Tim Peterson pointed out a third substance that emerges in spring: dog poop. "We've had a lot of compla... Full story

 By Mike Creger    Opinion    April 22, 2022

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


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