Articles from the May 26, 2023 edition
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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...
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
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... 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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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,...
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...
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