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Articles from the May 6, 2022 edition

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 By Jana Peterson    News    May 6, 2022

Mural magic at middle school

While gray days dominated the month of April outside, art students at Cloquet Middle School were creating a scene of spectacular color and warmth inside a second floor hallway. Their new mural... Full story

 

EPA: Mine permit is faulty

On the first day of a first-of-its-kind public hearing this week on the fate of a key permit for the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recommended against...  Website

 
 News    May 6, 2022

History Mystery

Dennis Nelson brought in this photo of his maternal grandfather (back row, third from right) taken in the early 1900s. He figures it's a group of lumberjacks who went to the photography studio, where...

 
 By Pine Knot News    COVID-19    May 6, 2022

Covid cases trending up, but less severe

Covid-19 case counts are trending up in the state and region after a month of respite. Hospitalizations are also on the rise, but the cases seen are less severe, said Rick Breuer, CEO of Cloquet’s Community Memorial Hospital. More people are being... Full story

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    May 6, 2022

Team effort yields state Econ title

Prior to winning the state championship last Wednesday, April 27, members of the Cloquet High School Econ Team ran past cheering crowds in the hallways of the high school ... dressed in two-piece... Full story

 
 News    May 6, 2022

Southgate Pizza to close

Southgate Pizza owner Sandra Lee said she is closing the popular pizzeria later this month, after operating it since July 2019. The last day will be May 14. Southgate is located next to Anytime Fitness in the Premiere Theatres mall at 918 Highway 33...

 
 News    May 6, 2022

Free kids vaccine clinic

Many children have some catching up to do with vaccines. 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 County Community Services Building, 14 North...

 
 News    May 6, 2022

FDLTCC graduation

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College will celebrate its first in-person graduation ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12, in the college gymnasium. In total, 123 students are candidates to receive an associate in arts, associate in fine arts,...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    May 6, 2022

Cloquet approves body camera grant, questions long-term costs

Cloquet city councilors took a step toward purchasing body-worn cameras and new stun guns by voting to accept a $38,000 grant Tuesday night, but acknowledged if they go through with the purchase, it will mean significant expense to the city and its...

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    May 6, 2022

Chamber banquet celebrates its members

The Cloquet Area Chamber of Commerce feted its own, at the group's annual banquet Thursday at the Black Bear Casino Resort. A crowd of at least 180 members gathered for a social hour, dinner,...

 
 News    May 6, 2022

Spring load restrictions end

MnDOT will end spring load restrictions in various frost zones on the following dates: Restrictions in the southeast and metro frost zones ended Monday, May 2, at 12:01 a.m. Restrictions in the south frost zone end Friday, May 6, at 12:01 a.m....

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    May 6, 2022

Flapjack Fiasco returns

Nearly 700 people turned out Sunday morning for Harold's Flippin' Flapjack Fiasco, which raised close to $9,000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in its 10th year. On Tuesday, event founder...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    May 6, 2022

The political season is upon us

Considering a run for political office? The filing period for state and local offices — only those that could require primary elections in August — will be open May 17-31. The city of Cloquet has four positions up for election in November, includ...

 
 By Lee Hamilton    Opinion    May 6, 2022

Comments on Congress: Bipartisanship isn't dead, but…

Having just watched a Supreme Court nominee supported by a comfortable majority of Americans draw just three Republican votes in the Senate, you could be forgiven for thinking bipartisanship in Congress is a thing of the past. And in the case of...

 

Tree diversity is key

Congratulations to Cloquet city officials for getting Tree City status. I believe the last time we received the designation was during mayor Arlene Wolner's tenure. She was a dedicated tree person as...

 

Letter: Team was magic

Just a few notes about last week’s story about the 1963 Cloquet boys basketball team. A few years ago the Carlton County Historical Society had a program about this team and season. They had on display the actual state runner-up trophy. It was... Full story

 

Letter: Support candidate on Stand Your Ground

As our country will soon be heating up with election campaigns, I would like to bring attention to Minnesota House Representative 11A candidate Jeff Dotseth who supports a bill that gained traction in the Minnesota legislature in 2017 but did not... Full story

 

Letter: Chamber doesn't get 'local' designation

Are you kidding me? The Cloquet Pine Journal is the Cloquet area’s small business of the year? It is based and published in Duluth by Forum Communications, a Fargo, North Dakota company. The Cloquet Chamber of Commerce clearly doesn’t understand... Full story

 

Obituary: Philip Raymond "Skip" Sarazin

Philip Raymond "Skip" Sarazin, 79, died on April 29, 2022, in his sleep at home in Olive Branch, Mississippi. Skip was born Dec. 27, 1942, to Raymond Philip "Sarge" and Florence Korby Sarazin. Sarge... Full story

 

Obituary: John Charles Christen

John C. Christen, 75, of Cloquet passed away peacefully Sunday, May 1, 2022, in Morgan Park. He was born Oct. 15, 1946, in Duluth, the son of John W. and Theresa (Lovich) Christen. John graduated... Full story

 

Death Notices

Mary Helen Juntunen, 95, of Cloquet died Tuesday, March 15, 2022, at Evergreen Senior Living. Visitation: 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Wednesday, May 11, at the Apostolic Lutheran Church in Esko, followed by a social gathering in the... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    May 6, 2022

Wilderness pull off the comeback

The Minnesota Wilderness returned home last week a wounded animal. The Cloquet junior hockey team had dropped back-to-back road playoff games in Alaska to the Fairbanks Ice Dogs. Any hopes of moving... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    May 6, 2022

Bombers win pitching battle against Bulldogs

Local baseball teams have had a tough time getting onto the diamond this spring, but last Thursday Barnum was finally able to host a game as they downed neighboring Carlton 6-1. Leading the way for... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    May 6, 2022

Lumberjacks scoring early and often

After weeks of cold, rainy and snowy weather disrupting game schedules, the Cloquet softball team has been busy over the last few days. Last Friday the Lumberjacks bombed Milaca 17-0, and Monday they... Full story

 
 By Jack Slater    Sports    May 6, 2022

Cloquet boys hit the volleyball courts

Cloquet boys volleyball returns for its fourth year as a club sport, and expectations are high. This is the first year the Lumberjacks are fielding two teams, with 19 kids signed up including, for... Full story

 

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