Articles from the May 26, 2023 edition

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 By Pine Knot News    News    May 26, 2023

Countywide Memorial Day services set

Observed on the last Monday of May, Memorial Day was originally set aside to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting and... Full story

 
 By Brian Bakst    News    May 26, 2023

Whirlwind legislative session ends

Minnesota lawmakers finished a momentous session Monday night by passing the final elements of a new $72 billion two-year state budget and shaking loose a record-setting construction projects package that was stalled for months. It was a year in...  Website

 

Local projects see benefits from legislative session

Both legislative bodies approved a capital investment package to fund infrastructure projects around the state Monday, just hours before the session adjourned. It included funding for three District...

 
 By Brady Slater    News    May 26, 2023

Cloquet school district tackles homelessness, in all its forms

As a high school senior, Dylan Lauer lived at his girlfriend's home, a fact that categorized him as homeless at the time. One of Lauer's parents had relapsed into addiction and been jailed, sending... Full story

 
 By Susan Chasse    Opinion    May 26, 2023

Honoring veterans on Memorial Day is a group effort

As Memorial Day approaches, let’s be ever mindful of what it represents. Along with the cookouts and other get-togethers, remember it is a day set aside to honor our fallen veterans. The planning o... Full story

 

Highway 210 construction starts May 30

Contractors will begin construction work on Minnesota Highway 210 west of Carlton on Tuesday, May 30. The highway will be fully closed 0.2 miles west of Interstate 35 over Otter Creek, a Minnesota Department of Transportation news release said. The...

 

Celebrate Depot Fest in Moose Lake

The Moose Lake Area Historical Society is kicking off its summer opening by hosting Depot Fest 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 27 at the Moose Lake Depot & Fires of 1918 Fire Museum. The event will feature a bake sale, plant sale, vendors, info on... Full story

 

Historical society annual meeting Saturday

The Carlton County Historical Society is having its annual meeting from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 27. Everyone is welcome to attend. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. in Cloquet’s Hillcrest Cemetery at the family plot for a family of heroes: the E...

 

County offices closed for Memorial Day

All Cloquet and Carlton County offices will be closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. This includes County Courthouse Offices, County Government Services Building, County Transportation Department, Human Services, Public...

 

Free tree, brush pickup in Cloquet

Starting Tuesday, May 30, local contractor 3D Construction will begin driving every street within Cloquet city limits to pick up brush, tree branches and tree trunks (in pieces no longer than 5 feet) from the roadside as part of the cleanup efforts... Full story

 

Animal shelter group holding local meetings

Carlton County Animal Rescue will hold three summer kickoff meetings: at 5 p.m. on June 5 at the Moose Lake Community Center, 313 Elm Ave.; at 6 p.m. on June 6 at the Cloquet Public Library; and a 7 p.m. virtual meeting on June 7. Get involved with... Full story

 

Spring Fever Days coming to Barnum

The annual Barnum Spring Fever Days celebration runs June 9-11 this year. Highlights include a rodeo at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday night at the Carlton County Fairgrounds grandstand, as well as a 5K run/walk, car show and parade Saturday morning, a... Full story

 

Beekeeping field days in June

University of Minnesota Extension Educators will offer four honey beekeeping field days across the state in May and June. They will be at the Hampton Homestead at 3487 Sandy Lake Road in Barnum 9-11 a.m. June 16. They will also be in Duluth, at... Full story

 

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 s... Full story

 

Senior takes big step toward future career

Nastasija Harris has always dreamed of being able to build things — big things, like a house. The Cloquet High School senior took the first steps toward making that dream come true by taking c... Full story

 

Hammitt awarded emeritus status posthumously

Stephanie Hammitt, late president of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, was posthumously awarded president emeritus status by the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and... Full story

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    May 26, 2023

Financing in place for Cloquet athletic complex redo

As contractors began the work of disassembling parts of the Cloquet High School track and football field this week, Cloquet school board members approved the sale of $2.7 million in bonds Monday to...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    May 26, 2023

MSOP attacker pleads guilty

A former inmate of the Minnesota Sex Offender Program facility in Moose Lake pleaded guilty Monday to attempted second-degree murder. Just over three weeks after viciously attacking a security counselor at the facility, Nicolas Ladell Aron-Jones,...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    May 26, 2023

Man pleads guilty to disseminating child porn

A Cloquet man pleaded guilty to four felony counts of disseminating pornographic work of a minor under the age of 14 on Wednesday in Sixth District Carlton County Court. James Thomas Tuttle, 31, agreed to the plea deal in exchange for a sentence of...

 

Harry's Gang: Traditions hold on holiday

I’ll bet many of you are clearing brush this weekend. I know my family will be. If city residents pile all our brush on the side of the roads within the Cloquet city limits, the city will come by a... Full story

 

Our View: Mascot name change is inevitable now

The writing is on the wall, as plain as the nickname Eskomos and accompanying igloo are on the school walls, floors and uniforms of Esko sports teams. The state has spoken, and nicknames appropriating terms regarding Native peoples are no longer allo... Full story

 

From the Intern: It's good to be here for the summer

My name is Edward Schulstrom, and I am the new summer intern at the Pine Knot. I have always been a member of the Carlton County community since I was born on my parents' farm in 2003. As a farm kid,... Full story

 
 By Jesse Buhs    Opinion    May 26, 2023

A giant "thank you" to all emergency responders

EMS Appreciation Week is this week (May 21-27), so whom are we celebrating? Paramedics, emergency medical technicians (EMT) or emergency medical responders (EMR) are present in every community across... Full story

 

Letter: Helmets are lifesavers

Reading about the motorcyclist and his passenger that were killed in a motorcycle crash in central Minnesota this last weekend brought back distant memories of my own mishap with a motorcycle. My first heroes in life were a couple janitors from... Full story

 

Obituary: John Everett Stillwell

John Everett Stillwell, 78, of Orr, Minnesota (formerly of Cloquet) went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ peacefully, on May 9, 2023, at his home with his loving wife by his side. John was born on January 1, 1945 in Carlton, MN. John... Full story

 

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