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  • Obit: Elizabeth "Bette" Rose Schilling

    May 17, 2019

    Elizabeth "Bette" Rose Schilling, 94, of Cloquet, Minn. passed away Monday, April 29, 2019 at Evergreen Knoll in Cloquet. Bette was born in Cloquet on Nov. 19, 1924. She graduated from Cloquet High School in 1943, where she was a member of the marching band. She was united in marriage to Edgar James Schilling at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Cloquet on Nov. 30, 1946. Bette was a lifelong Cloquet resident, a devout member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church, and a former member... Full story

  • Funeral notices

    May 17, 2019

    Jalmar Oscar Granholm, 86, formerly of Esko, died Thursday, May 2, 2019 at his home in Tucson. Visitation: 2 p.m. until the 3 p.m. funeral service Saturday, May 18 in St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Esko. Burial will follow in St. Matthews Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Matthews Lutheran Church. Lorraine Ruby Aldrin, 89, of Moose Lake, passed away May 10, 2019 in her daughter’s home in Kerrick. Memorial service: 2 p.m. Sunday, May 19 in the Barnum Community Church. Inurnment will be in Riverside Cemetery in Barnum. A... Full story

  • Battle of the Books

    May 17, 2019

    Students went to academic war last week in the Battle of the Books. Fourteen teams of fourth- and fifth-graders from Cloquet Middle School, Cloquet's Churchill and Washington elementary schools and Carlton's South Terrace Elementary School participated. Above, members of the winning team from CMS, The Moats, pose with their trophies. Pictured from left are Aidan Anderson, Mason Powers, Wesley Olson, Keigan Lennartson and Darren LaFave. At right, also from CMS, members of the Pink Panthers (from...

  • Getting food into students' bellies is a SNAP at local schools

    Liz McLaughlin, SNAP-Ed Educator|May 17, 2019

    My name is Liz McLaughlin and I am the SNAP-Ed Educator for Carlton County. I deliver classes and curricula to individuals and families — from elementary school students to older adults — who are eligible for SNAP benefits or other federal assistance programs. The past year I worked with the Cloquet Area Alternative Education Program, Northern Lights Academy, Washington and Churchill Elementary schools, Fond Du Lac Ojibwe School, the Cloquet Public Library after-school programs, churches and community centers. One of the great partnerships this...

  • The aspirin regimen isn't an automatic

    Dr. Ken Ripp M.D., Your Health|May 17, 2019

    Aspirin has been around for centuries. It was originally derived from the willow tree. Hippocrates used it to treat fever. I fondly remember having to make the compound in college chemistry class. I did not sample the end product, but I think it turned out OK. Today it still has many uses. Aspirin has been a life-saving medicine for those people who have struggled with cardiovascular disease such as heart attacks and strokes. We give aspirin immediately to anyone we think is having a heart...

  • Volunteers treated at hospital brunch

    Pine Knot News staff|May 17, 2019

    The tables were turned at the annual "Volunteer Brunch" at Community Memorial Hospital in Cloquet earlier this month. As volunteers got to relax and enjoy music and a program, department heads from the hospital and Sunnyside Health Care Center served frittatas with cottage fries and salad with mimosas, fresh raspberries and dessert. Volunteer coordinator Jennifer Stay said there are about 100 volunteers between hospital and care center. They help in a variety of ways, including working in the...

  • Health notes

    May 17, 2019

    Many reasons to get your hearing tested May is Better Speech and Hearing month and this designation is a good reminder that it’s important to get your hearing tested. There are many reasons why this is a good idea. Some of the most important reasons include: • Untreated hearing loss in adults correlates with higher rates of depression, anxiety and other cognitive disorders. • There is a strong link between untreated hearing loss and the risk for developing dementia. • Untreated hearing loss increases your chances of a fall. • Treating...

  • Couple swoops in to keep TJ's open

    Lois E. Johnson, Pine Knot News|May 17, 2019

    The fate of TJ's Country Corner in Mahtowa spurred Glenn and Renee Gaffney to action after the sudden death of Tom Bislow late in January. The couple bought the store and took possession April 17. "We couldn't see this place closing," said Renee. "The fear of it closing overtook our trepidation of us buying it. We just couldn't let it close." People in the community are happy that local people took over the store. "We have had a warm welcome from people," said Renee. "The response has been...

  • Northwoods' Brown inducted into credit union 'Hall of Leaders'

    May 17, 2019

    The Minnesota Credit Union Network recently honored Barb Brown, former CEO and president of Northwoods Credit Union, for being inducted into the Credit Union House Hall of Leaders. The Credit Union House Hall of Leaders was introduced to provide lasting recognition for credit union leaders whose commitment has made a significant impact on the credit union movement at the local, state or national level. Barb was previously inducted in a ceremony in Washington, D.C. March 10 and honored again...

  • County labor talks stall

    Dan Reed, Pine Knot News|May 17, 2019

    Carlton County employees in AFSCME Local 2750 have been working without a contract since it expired Dec. 31, 2018. Negotiations began in August 2018 with mediation services in the fall. After a mediation session Nov. 27, the Carlton County board of commissioners — through their negotiation team — presented its final offer. In late winter, the AFSCME county workers voted to not accept the proposal. The Carlton County board of commissioners sent a letter to the union March 22, notifying it that the board had determined the negotiations were at...

  • Doctor killed in plane crash outside of Moose Lake

    Pine Knot News staff|May 17, 2019

    One man is dead after an airplane crashed into the Moose Horn River Wednesday, May 8, after taking off from Moose Lake Carlton County Airport during winter weather. Dr. Thomas Stillwell, 65, of Plymouth died in the plane crash. A pilot, Stillwell was about to return to the Crystal airport that afternoon in a heavy snowstorm. He was a urology specialist and had been seeing patients at Mercy Hospital that day, as he had twice a month for 16 years. According to a press release from the Carlton County sheriff’s office, at approximately 7 a.m. T...

  • Historical society holds open house

    May 17, 2019

    The Carlton County Historical Society invites the public to an open house Saturday, May 18, between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. to help celebrate its new ownership of the Shaw Memorial Library building. Admission will be free all day, and there will be coffee, snacks, and live music, plus a continuous slide show featuring barns of Carlton County. The Historical Society is located in the Shaw Memorial Library building at 406 Cloquet Ave. Questions? Call 879-1938....

  • Annual hospital wine and beer fundraiser moves to NorthEastern

    May 17, 2019

    Make plans for some good old-fashioned fun at Cloquet Community Memorial Hospital Foundation’s “Vintage Style” Wine and Beer Tasting Fundraiser at the NorthEastern Saloon in Cloquet, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, May 31. Enjoy Cloquet history highlights, take self-guided tours of the historic hotel, enjoy a wide sampling of wine, beer and retro-style appetizers, take a chance on basket and meat raffles, and get in on the live-auction action. For tickets, contact [email protected] or call 218-878-7652. Cost is $25 per person, or $30 after...

  • BIZ news

    May 17, 2019

    Sammy's Pizza gives to DAV The Cloquet Sammy's Pizza restaurant donated $2,000 to the Disabled American Veterans Friday. Owner Mike Acheson said in celebration of Sammy's 65th anniversary, they donated 65 percent of inside sales that evening to the local DAV. Pictured, from left, are DAV Sr. Vice Commander Gary Dahl, Cloquet Sammy's owner Mike Acheson and DAV Commander Stan Heuer. Rotary gives to Vets Hall, DAV Julie Rothmeier of the Cloquet Rotary Club presents a check for $3,000 to veterans...

  • St. Louis River estuary restoration project open house is May 21

    May 17, 2019

    Work on an extensive habitat restoration project will take place this summer in the St. Louis River estuary, where the river enters Lake Superior. Staff from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will host a public open house May 21 to share information and answer questions about the Kingsbury Bay/Grassy Point habitat restoration project. The two-part project will restore 240 acres of coastal wetland habitat in the upper St. Louis River estuary, a wetland complex between Duluth and... Full story