Articles from the June 4, 2021 edition

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 By Mike Creger    News    June 4, 2021

Kavanaugh wins it all on Jeopardy!

The uproar at the Streetcar in Carlton late Friday afternoon was not sustained. There were those who specifically came to watch Sam Kavanaugh in the last game of the Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions... Full story


Honoring those who died ... and those who remember

Accustomed to running the entire Veterans Services program on the Fond du Lac reservation, Vietnam War veteran Tommy Whitebird was overcome by emotion remembering the friends and fellow soldiers who... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    June 4, 2021

Council backs union labor provisions

Thanks to Ward 2 councilor Sheila Lamb, the Cloquet city council's 4-3 vote to repeal the city's project labor agreement May 4 became a 4-3 vote to preserve it Tuesday evening. Lamb said she spent the... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    June 4, 2021

A different kind of senior day

Cloquet will celebrate its senior citizens from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 15 at Veterans Park. Those 60 and older will be celebrated at the park at the second annual Senior Day in Cloquet with prize drawings, food and beverages, a photo booth,... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    June 4, 2021

Interstate lane closures expected

Construction of a cable median barrier on Interstate 35 between Hinckley and Minnesota Highway 210 began this week. Barrier installation is at intermittent points and began just south of Hinckley and will continue north. Drivers can expect left lane...

 By Pine Knot News    News    June 4, 2021

Courts start return to courtrooms

The Minnesota Judicial Branch is in the process of a deliberate, gradual return to more in-person court proceedings and modifications to its Covid-19 health and safety protocols. As of June 14, criminal and civil jury trials will be in person along...

 By Jana Peterson    People    June 4, 2021

Trading up

Starting next week, recent Cloquet High School graduate Hunter Finnila will start work in Duluth, one of hundreds of construction workers building the new Essentia Health hospital and clinic, a... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    June 4, 2021

MNsure costs edging lower now

Minnesotans purchasing health insurance through MNsure are seeing increased savings thanks to recent changes to the Affordable Care Act made through the American Rescue Plan. MNsure is reminding Minnesotans in need of health insurance that they can s... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    June 4, 2021

DOC seeks sex offender

The Minnesota Department of Corrections is requesting the public’s assistance in locating fugitive Robert Thomas Baca. Baca was released from the Minnesota DOC in October 2020. His supervision was s... Full story


Pandemic outlook continues on waning track

Minnesota’s pandemic picture continues to improve rapidly in the early days of June. Wednesday’s data shows new and active Covid-19 caseloads falling to levels not seen since April of last year. Only 128 new cases were added, with no new deaths. (Lat...  Website

 By Pine Knot News    Opinion    June 4, 2021

Our View: An open letter to recent graduates

Dear Graduates, Congratulations to the Class of 2021 on your graduation from high school. It is an accomplishment. You should be proud of yourselves, and please know that your community and loved ones are proud of you, too. As you go off to jobs,... Full story


Harry's Gang: Summer learning remains a key to school-year success

School is over for the summer, but the learning never ends, according to most professional educators. Kids learn a lot over the summer, even if it's not in a classroom. And it's a good idea to keep yo... Full story


Obituaries: Marie Carlson

Marie Carlson, 82, of Cloquet passed away surrounded by her family on Monday, May 31, 2021. She was born Feb. 2, 1939, in DeWitt, Illinois, the daughter of Carl Dean and Isabelle (Monaghan) Callison.... Full story


Death Notices

Bernard “Ben” Allan Hanson, 87, passed away Dec. 15, 2020, at New Perspective assisted living in Cloquet, surrounded by his family. Memorial service: 11 a.m. Saturday, June 12 at Grace Baptist Church, Cloquet, followed by lunch at the chu... Full story

 By MPR News    News    June 4, 2021

Study shows lakes in state face drastic changes

Oxygen levels are falling in freshwater lakes in Minnesota and across the globe — a trend likely driven by climate change and human development, a new study suggests. The findings could be a sign that trouble is ahead for Minnesota lakes that provide...  Website


Getting in some practice

Practice makes perfect ... or at least it makes being trapped inside a hot, dark, loud burning building more tolerable. Members of the Cromwell-Wright fire district - along with firefighters from Carl... Full story


In a changing world, savoring our farms

Sometimes we hold a treasure within our reach without an awareness of its value and, as the refrain from the song "Big Yellow Taxi" goes, "Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you don't... Full story


Graduations provide a pre-pandemic feel

High schools across the county celebrated graduation Friday with confetti, speeches and congratulations, and the tossing of brightly colored caps up into the air, to celebrate the end of an... Full story

 By CJ Boettcher    People    June 4, 2021

On Faith: Vaccination is the Christian thing to do

In the Lutheran tradition we affirm the idea of now and not yet. This is particularly important as we bask in the post-Easter glow. God's promise of new life and resurrection has come to pass and yet... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    Sports    June 4, 2021

Cloquet is heading back to state tourney

The undefeated Cloquet boys golf team successfully defended its Section 7AA title Tuesday, winning sections for the third time in a row and the fifth time in school history. After last year's season... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    June 4, 2021

It's a laugher, then a squeaker for Esko in playoffs

It's a big week for high school baseball teams this week as the sectional baseball tournaments kicked off with state tournament berths at stake. With presstime on Wednesday evening, we both preview... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    June 4, 2021

Teams make postseason statements

The sectional softball playoffs kicked off this week and will continue through the weekend with local teams hoping to secure a spot in the Minnesota State High School League softball tournament.... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    Sports    June 4, 2021

'Jacks come close at True Team

Track sections don't start until next week for Cloquet, but the team already competed at the state's True Team competition - and proved their team is truly packed with talent. Cloquet head track... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    Sports    June 4, 2021

Players with local ties in NHL playoffs

The National Hockey League started its Stanley Cup Playoffs May 16, and the University of Minnesota Duluth men’s hockey program has had seven alumni take part, according to a UMD hockey posting Tuesday. Two of the seven former Bulldogs have C... Full story


Wright/Cromwell news

The Floodwood VFW Post 8299 was at Wright Park for Memorial Day services. This year, Wes Heikkila was the honored veteran, as he passed away June 25, 2020. I also see that the veterans memorial in...


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