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County Seat production is all about second acts

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again - in life as well as theater. After postponing its performance of "Finishing School" in 2020 because of the pandemic, the County Seat Theater Company...

 By Pine Knot News    News    May 21, 2021

Tribal college celebrates commencement

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet conferred associate degrees and diplomas on the 157 students from its class of 2021 during a virtual commencement ceremony May 13. College president... Full story


Collecting change for food train

Students at Cloquet's Washington Elementary had a change drive this spring.The Student Advisory Team members (third- and fourth- graders shown here) decided about a month ago that they wanted to... Full story

 By Anne Dugan    Happenings    May 21, 2021

Wrenshall News: Students learn bike basics

My son Truman came home last week talking about his class at Wrenshall riding bikes during Derek Duncan’s gym class. “The purple bikes are the big bikes and they have hand brakes and everything.” The... Full story


Wright/Cromwell news

Cromwell-Wright families, we are able to have three more exchange students for next year. If you would like to learn more about the world, but are not wanting to travel yet, host an exchange student....

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    May 21, 2021

Cloquet girls, boys win conference meets

The Cloquet boys and girls track teams swept top honors last week at the Lake Superior Conference track meet in Cloquet. Both teams finished first with Grand Rapids taking second in both divisions. Gi... Full story

 By Steve Korby    Sports    May 21, 2021

50 years ago, Cloquet track had one powerhouse duo

It's outdoor track season for local high schools and Rol Bromberg Field at Cloquet High School is bustling with more than 100 athletes on the track and field team who just combined efforts to win the... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    May 21, 2021

Barnum breaks through Carlton pitching

Following last Tuesday's 20 strikeouts, Carlton freshman Abby Mitchell continued her stellar pitching against Barnum two days later, but it wasn't enough to get the Bulldogs the win in a 4-1 game at... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    May 21, 2021

Esko nips Cloquet in an instant classic

Tuesday night's Cloquet-Esko baseball game was an emotional rollercoaster that had fans on the edge of their seats. The punch-counterpunch game eventually ended with the Eskomos slipping by the... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    May 21, 2021

Carlton charge leads to win over Barnum

After three innings of play at Chub Lake last Thursday, the Bombers looked like they were on the way to a win with a 3-0 lead. That all changed in the fourth inning when the Bulldogs exploded for five... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    Sports    May 21, 2021

Hockey Family

Minnesota Wilderness captain Donte Lawson posed with his cousin Patrick Lawson following a game in Cloquet this month. It's crunch time for the Wilderness, as the NAHL junior hockey team heads into... Full story

 By Howie Hanson    Sports    May 21, 2021

Here's the pitch

Cloquet's Amanda Paul received the pitching start at Duluth Denfeld Friday and picked up a win as the Lumberjacks cruised to a 6-0 victory.... Full story




Cloquet Fourth of July parade is a go

As the state rolls back pandemic restrictions, the Cloquet Fourth of July celebration in Cloquet is also is opening up. In addition to the previously announced fireworks, the Fourth of July committee... Full story


Plant a free tree and make the world a better place

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now. So why not grab some free tree seedlings and start changing the world, one tiny green growing thing at a time? Check the... Full story

 By Dan Reed    News    May 21, 2021

Reed tells a 'Forest Story'

I was taught at an early age that land, for the most part, does not change. It is the forest and the plants that naturally grow there that always are adapting to the natural forces of the earth.... Full story

 By Emily Swanson    People    May 21, 2021

Minogitoon: When creative people thrive, communities prosper

On the first day of 2017, Glenn and I settled into our new community and new marriage, hopeful that we would find good friends and a satisfying way of living at Oldenburg House. We really didn't know... Full story

 By Alyssa Alness    People    May 21, 2021

Minogitoon: Unlock Your Land's Potential with SWCD

Golden-winged warbler. Rusty patched bumble bee. Steelhead and brook trout. Healthy soil. Clean drinking water. These are just a few species and resources that most of us Northlanders deeply value.... Full story

 By Holly Hansen    People    May 21, 2021

Minogitoon: West End Flourish Creative grants due May 28

The City of Cloquet, in collaboration with Oldenburg Arts and Cultural Community, were selected as one of four communities selected in the state (out of 41 applications) for Minnesota’s Artists on Mai... Full story




Minogitoon: Non-profit helps artists and communities thrive

Michele Anderson / Springboard for the Arts At Springboard for the Arts, our work is about supporting creative people power in communities of all sizes. For us, that means holding that artists are essential. Our work supports artists making a living... Full story


Minogitoon: Cloquet artist makes list of fellowships

Joyce laPorte of Cloquet is among six artists selected by the Springboard for the Arts Equitable Rural Futures” program. LaPorte’s project is “Make a Village,” a collection of Ojibwe dolls. As part... Full story


Minogitoon: The creativity of naming

Gail Olson / Carlton County Farmers Market Next time you’re at the Carlton County Farmers Market, walk down an aisle and look at the names on the booths. Each of those names can tell you a lot a... Full story

 By Anne Dugan    People    May 21, 2021

Minogitoon: Movies in a Wrenshall barn, that's cool, right?

I’m not usually fan of knick-knacks and I like to keep the mantle over my fireplace pretty clean but there is one statue that I allow to keep a permanent perch: “The Jonake” by Edward Knudsen. The two... Full story


Minogitoon: There's lots of buzz about the Bee Friendly arts camp

The REACH mentoring group and Carlton County 4-H are partnering to prepare a Youth Advisory Board to work as camp counselors for the Bee Friendly Arts Camp from Aug. 2-6 . Dylan Kelly, the 4-H Youth... Full story


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