Articles from the May 5, 2023 edition

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 By Jana Peterson    News    May 5, 2023

Spring powwow returns to Cloquet schools

The Cloquet Middle School gymnasium was transformed into a powwow grounds Saturday for the seventh annual Ziigwan (Spring) Powwow. "It's a way we can honor our students, our program and our school,"... Full story

 

Meet our Spring Fever issue

It’s over. The Pine Knot News has officially declared that winter is over. It’s time to move on. Should we be wrong, we will not print a correction. We’ll take our chances in court with Old Man... Full story

 
 By Mike Creger    Outdoors    May 5, 2023

Native plantings take over area yards

If you'd like to join a movement, helping the region become a pollinator-friendly one would be a good choice. That's because right here in Carlton County, you can find some of the best resources in... Full story

 

Warm weather brings plenty of outdoor opportunities

Whether you're looking for a way to while away an afternoon or plan an entire week's worth of activities - staycation style - there's plenty to do in Carlton County. Spring and summer are the perfect... Full story

 
 By Jana Peterson    Outdoors    May 5, 2023

Things are growing at The Green House

Tired of waiting for summer blooms? Step into The Green House in Carlton, and prepare for a visual feast that starts with the 5,000 hanging plants and spreads out in waist-high rows in nearly every... Full story

 

Bird watching: For the birds, just look up

For those who have been admiring Will Stenberg’s bird photos in the Pine Knot News lately but yearn to see some of the same birds in the wild, just grab your binoculars and look out your back... Full story

 

Master Gardener: Transplant finds roots

Greetings. My name is Sue Tracy, and I am a science teacher and a Master Gardener. I have a master’s degree in science education from Montana State University. I teach part-time at both Wrenshall... Full story

 

Master Gardener: Growing into the job

Visions of butterflies floating amongst a field full of wildflowers, the sound of honey bees buzzing around an apple orchard, watching the dew on those red apples glisten in the sun, and feeling the d... Full story

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    May 5, 2023

City of Cloquet: Spring cleaning for the great outdoors

The snow may have finally melted, exposing the effects of December’s devastating storms. The heavy snow left some young trees bowing like monks while older trees fell or dropped limbs that were... Full story

 

Sjodin Strong benefit

A benefit for the Janae Sjodin family will take place 2-6 p.m. Saturday at the Four Seasons Sports Complex and Event Center in Carlton. Janae, a senior at Wrenshall High School, was severely injured... Full story

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    May 5, 2023

Worker assaulted at Sex Offender Program

A 29-year-old man committed to the Minnesota Sex Offender Program in Moose Lake was arrested on assault charges Monday after causing a 53-year-old staff member to be airlifted from the facility. The condition of the victim was not known late Monday,... Full story

 
 News    May 5, 2023

July Fourth committee seeks volunteers

The Cloquet Fourth of July committee is looking for community-minded volunteers to help organize and/or work the community’s largest annual event. Many hands make light work, and this event could certainly use a few more hands, whether it's... Full story

 

hometown Homegrown musicians

Each year, Carlton County is well represented at the annual Homegrown Musical Festival in Duluth. It's the 25th edition of the weeklong festival that celebrates local music and other arts at venues... Full story

 
 By Jana Peterson    Culture    May 5, 2023

Fast-paced comedy opens this weekend at Cloquet High School

The Cloquet High School spring play, "Noises Off" is a play within a play, a comedy that gives the audience an inside look at a dysfunctional cast during three different performances, a final dress... Full story

 

Other plays this weekend

‘Airness’ in Wrenshall Wrenshall’s three-act play will be putting on their performance of “Airness” this weekend. Don’t miss out on some awesome air guitar performances, incredible acting and heart from the cast, and some rockin... Full story

 
 By Pine Knot News    Culture    May 5, 2023

County Seat takes home regional awards

The County Seat Theater Company recently took their Minnesota “Best of Festival” one-act production of “Tracks” on the road to Salina, Kansas for the American Association of Community Theatre... Full story

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    May 5, 2023

Chamber honors local businesses

The Cloquet Area Chamber of Commerce honored two of its members as businesses of the year at its 70th annual meeting and banquet last week, and paid special attention to two local industries that are... Full story

 
 By Rebekah King    News    May 5, 2023

Thomson Board moves ahead with road paving project

The Thomson Township board of supervisors is moving forward with the East Riverside Road paving project that residents have been pushing for since 2019. The board approved a bid for the paving project at their meeting on April 27, 2023, for... Full story

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    May 5, 2023

Driver killed when tanker overturns outside Cloquet

A 31-year-old Grand Rapids, Minnesota man was killed Saturday, April 29, when his tractor-trailer overturned, catching fire and causing an explosion north of Cloquet, at the convergence of northbound Minnesota Highway 33 and U.S. Highway 53. Xavier R... Full story

 

Obituary: Timothy A. "Tim" Haryu

Timothy A. “Tim” Haryu, 52, of Cloquet passed away April 27, 2023, at Miller-Dwan Hospital in Duluth, after a brief and courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by his family. He was born Sept.... Full story

 

Obituary: Shirley Marie Mead

Shirley Marie Mead, 85, of Wrenshall passed away peacefully at home Wednesday, April 26, 2023, with her family by her side. She was born July 15, 1937, in Crosby, the daughter of Gladys (Wolford) and... Full story

 

Obituary: Donna M. Mundell

Donna M. Mundell, 85, of Carlton passed away April 26, 2023, in Maplewood. She was born Sept. 11, 1937, in Tracy, the daughter of William and Pearl (Keith) Hackett. Donna was united in marriage to Ger... Full story

 

Obituary: Gary Michael Ojanen Sr.

Gary “The Handyman” Ojanen was born May 12, 1958, to Alvin and Violet Ojanen in Duluth. Gary passed away Friday, April 28, 2023, at the age of 64. Gary graduated from Proctor High School in 1977.... Full story

 

Death notices: Francisco, Maslowski

Wayne “Peewee” Francisco, 79, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, at Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton. Visitation: Noon until the 1 p.m. Celebration of Life on Friday, May 12 at Atkins Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th St., Cloquet. Burial will... Full story

 

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