Articles from the May 1, 2020 edition

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 By Jana Peterson    News    May 1, 2020

State to students: Stay home

The announcement by Minnesota governor Tim Walz that distance learning would be extended for the rest of the school year was a gut punch to many area students. It hit seniors particularly hard. Member... Full story

 
 By Pine Knot News    People    May 1, 2020

An earth day pledge

Hope W. took on our Earth Day coloring page and pledged to pick up litter on her walk and bike rides. Thanks, Hope....

 

Earth Day Essays: Let's 'fight to save our home'

Sophomores in Cloquet high school teacher Jason Richardson’s English class were asked to write short essays recently with Earth Day as a theme. We published two last week. Here are more of our... Full story

 
 By Pine Knot News    Calendar    May 1, 2020

This week in state history

Historic Minnesota events with anniversaries this week....

 

Superintendent still weak after COVID-19 bout

Barnum superintendent Mike McNulty felt chilled the afternoon of April 1 after leaving his office at Barnum High School and returning to his rented cabin near Sand Lake. "I felt like I was coming down... Full story

 

Celebrate spring flowers

Cloquet Community Education started a campaign last week called Get the Community Blooming. "April showers bring May flowers," director Ruth Reeves said. "And with those flowers comes May Day, a...

 
 By Pine Knot News    COVID-19    May 1, 2020

USG takes measures after COVID-19 case

After finding out that an employee in the USG plant in Cloquet tested positive for COVID-19, USG took immediate action, according to USG spokesperson Kaitlyn Henderson. USG temporarily suspended the department where the employee was working to allow... Full story

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    May 1, 2020

Stimulus payments continue roll out

COVID-19 stimulus checks are automatic for people who receive Social Security retirement, survivor or disability, and Supplemental Security Income. People who receive Railroad Retirement benefits and Veterans Affairs beneficiaries who didn’t file a... Full story

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    May 1, 2020

Minnesota still has Census filings to do

The U.S. Census Bureau is beginning to send reminder notice postcards to an estimated 69 million households that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census. About 53.4 percent of households across the country have already responded since invitations...

 
 By Jana Peterson    COVID-19    May 1, 2020

More tests find more cases at prison

The more you look, the more you find. In a little over a week since the Minnesota Department of Corrections began testing more prisoners at its facilities in Moose Lake and Willow River, the numbers...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    May 1, 2020

Cloquet July Fourth still up in the air

While Gov. Tim Walz says his stay-at-home order has worked to buy the state more time to prepare for increasing cases of COVID-19 and better testing, that extra time also means that the state's... Full story

 
 By Dan Reed    COVID-19    May 1, 2020

County mulls COVID-19 impact

For the first time in recent county board action, commissioner Mark Thell voted “no” to approve a road construction project funded through the half-percent sales tax after a presentation by county highway engineer JinYeene Neumann at the Carlton... Full story

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    May 1, 2020

Cloquet school board makes cuts to avoid $1 million deficit

With the Cloquet School District looking at a possible $1 million deficit (out of a $30 million operating budget) during the 2020-21 school year, the pressure to approve a number of planned cuts was... Full story

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    May 1, 2020

Sheriff's office looks for feedback on camera purchase

The Carlton County Sheriff’s Office is planning to implement a system of portable recording devices, also known as body-worn cameras, for deputies who are licensed peace officers. Under state statute, before a local law enforcement agency...

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    May 1, 2020

Kids Count event is on Zoom

The Children’s Defense Fund-Minnesota will hold a Kids Count coffee via Zoom in partnership with Carlton County from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursday, May 7. Attendees will learn about this year’s Data Book which focuses on trends in key indicators...

 

Get social at home

The Cloquet Community Memorial Hospital Foundation will hold a Distant Wine Social at 7 p.m. May 15 ... in your home. With a minimum donation of $30, get your name on a list to pick up a bottle of wine ($5-$20 value) at Cloquet, Duluth or Pike Lake...

 
 By Pine Knot News    Opinion    May 1, 2020

Our View: Seniors take turn in pandemic whirl

Quite a few are suffering because of the order to stay at home and quarantine in place. So many, in fact, that it's hard to keep up with all the sympathy we have for those suffering. But right about...

 
 By Pete Radosevich    Opinion    May 1, 2020

Harry's Gang: This May Day may bring a new tradition to the fore

Today, the first of May, "May Day," is a date of significance for several reasons. May 1 is "Law Day" in America. The American Bar Association celebrates the day as recognition of how the law played a...

 
 By Ann Markusen    News    May 1, 2020

On the Mark: Small businesses try to stay upbeat

Tracey Goranson's "Hair It Is!" is the longest-living commercial business on Cromwell's Main Street. Tracey offers haircuts, perms, color, eyebrow waxing and a tanning booth to men, women and...

 

Guest commentary: This deadly coronavirus is nothing to take lightly

The COVID 19 pandemic is a threat to the entire world population. SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the COVID-19 disease, is "novel," or not seen before. The implication is that an individual human's... Full story

 

Obituaries: Theresa Elizabeth "Tess" Draeger

Theresa Elizabeth "Tess" Draeger, 92, passed away on Monday, April 27, 2020 in Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton. She was born on Sept. 15, 1927 in Munising, Michigan to Josephine (Ludwa) Broda and... Full story

 

Obituaries: Patricia M. Oist

Patricia M. Oist, 93, of Cloquet passed away April 23, 2020 at Community Memorial Hospital. She was born April 22, 1927 in Cloquet to Leonard and Helen (Unzen) Young. Patricia graduated from Cloquet... Full story

 
 By Pine Knot News    COVID-19    May 1, 2020

Donations keep coming into B&B Market

The B&B Market donation drive in Cloquet keeps on going. John and Kim Lind announced this week that they have received more than $70,000 from people to go toward packages of food for those who are... Full story

 
 By Pine Knot News    COVID-19    May 1, 2020

More masks needed at Cloquet hospital

Community Memorial Hospital continues to need cloth facemasks, homemade or storebought. Drop off inside the front doors of the hospital in a bin clearly marked for facemasks. These masks help... Full story

 

Mask drive nets over 900 in Moose Lake, Kettle River

The Moose Lake Area Fire Department collected 725 homemade face masks from people in the area at the statewide mask drive April 25. In the photo at left are Joyce Hibke,Corey Hibke, Steve...

 

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