Articles from the June 5, 2020 edition

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 By Jana Peterson    News    June 5, 2020

Showing up to cry justice

After more than 1,000 protesters in Duluth marched down Superior Street to City Hall, organizers asked them to kneel for nine minutes, almost the time that a Minneapolis police officer knelt on the... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    June 5, 2020

Show goes on for youth hockey camp

It must have seemed like Christmas to the youth hockey players Monday when Northwoods Credit Union Arena opened on a limited basis for hockey camp. "I am having a great day because I am looking out my... Full story

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    June 5, 2020

Open-air bar rules bring smiles and gulps of relief

Thank goodness the sun came out. Monday marked the first day people could eat at restaurants and drink at bars - outdoors only, not inside - since Gov. Tim Walz began issuing orders to keep people at...

 

This week in state history

Historic Minnesota events with anniversaries this week....

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    June 5, 2020

City makes Randall police chief

After months of searching and almost an entire day of interviews, Cloquet has a new, yet familiar, police chief. Following a nationwide search, Cloquet city councilors voted 6-1 Tuesday to hire interi... Full story

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    June 5, 2020

Missing person call ends well

When a 73-year-old man didn’t return as expected last week, family members called the Carlton County Dispatch Center the evening of May 27. The man had been planning for future tree plantings on a property on Carlton County Road 4. Carlton County...

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    June 5, 2020

Summer reading program starts

In keeping with the altered state of life during a pandemic, the Cloquet Public Library kicked off a virtual summer reading program Monday. Instead of using physical time sheets to log their reading, the library is using Beanstack, an online...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    June 5, 2020

More summer fun gets canceled

Add July Fourth festivities in Cloquet and the swimming pond at Pinehurst Park to the list of cancellations caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Cloquet City Councilors voted unanimously Tuesday to... Full story

 
 By Pete Radosevich    News    June 5, 2020

No swimming at Cloquet swimming pond this summer

The swimming pond at Pinehurst Park is another pandemic casualty, city staff and councilors determined during Tuesday's Cloquet city council meeting. Although there was no formal vote, councilors... Full story

 
 By Dan Reed    News    June 5, 2020

County garage to stay in use in Kettle River

After much study and citizen input, the Carlton county transportation department has decided to keep the Kettle River county garage open as a base of operations for the area’s grader. Commissioner Gary Peterson recently attended a Split Rock...

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    June 5, 2020

Republicans to meet Monday in Wrenshall

The Carlton County Republican Party will hold its monthly meeting outside at Wrenshall’s Hugh Line Park at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 8. Bring your own chair. All are welcome. Social distancing guidelines will be observed. Call Republican Party...

 

Obituary: Mildred Marie (Olson) Kjoberg

Mildred Marie (Olson) Kjoberg, 101, of Cloquet died June 1, 2020. She was born on Jan. 12, 1919 to Swedish immigrant parents, Emil A. and Hulda M. Olson. Her mother, a survivor of the 1918 fire,... Full story

 
 By Jana Peterson    COVID-19    June 5, 2020

Dentist offices are open

It may seem like dental offices were already among the most sanitary of services, but the COVID-19 pandemic has Cloquet dentist Kraig Gunelson dressing like someone from a top secret government...

 

Obituary: Douglas Alan Nelson

Douglas A. Nelson, 66, of Cloquet passed away May 29, 2020. He was born July 26, 1953 in Virginia, Minnesota to Arthur and Helia (Autio) Nelson. Doug graduated from Cotton High School and was united... Full story

 

Obituary: Barbara June Ross

Barbara J. Ross, 72, of Cloquet passed away unexpectedly May 27, 2020. She was born June 27, 1947, in Cloquet to Howard and Irene (Granvick) Ross. Barb was a 1965 graduate of Cloquet High School and... Full story

 
 By Pine Knot News    Opinion    June 5, 2020

Our View: Finding our way amid the despair

It seemed like the world was on fire last week, literally and figuratively. Three months of pandemic abnormalities were eclipsed by the reaction to the death of a man at the hands of Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day night. People marched...

 

Harry's Gang: Legal definitions crucial in high-profile police charges

Criminal cases take up about 80 percent or so of the district court’s time in Minnesota, so it’s no surprise that people think all lawyers should know and understand criminal law. But for a civil...

 
 By Pine Knot News    Opinion    June 5, 2020

Guest View: Tribe looks within for pandemic strength

For those of us who have the privilege of serving as elected officials during this difficult time, the burden of uncertainty weighs heavily on our shoulders. As a tribal leader, I am fortunate to be a... Full story

 
 By Pine Knot News    Opinion    June 5, 2020

Letters: We have obligation to face injustices

Are there injustices? Yes. Will they end? No. This doesn’t mean we cannot improve. This means life isn’t fair, it never was and never will be. The correct response to injustice is anger, but rage and violence is extreme. Responding to hate with...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    June 5, 2020

Sappi weathers pandemic storm

Cloquet's Sappi Mill is continuing to find its place in a pandemic world. Word that the Cloquet Sappi Mill is laying off some employees while it balances supply and demand as a result of the...

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    June 5, 2020

Election filing closes

The filing period for local political offices ended Tuesday, June 2 and there are both new and familiar faces in the mix. At the state level, incumbent Mike Sundin (DFL) will face challenger Jeff Dotseth (R) again in the general election for State...

 
 By Steve Korby    Sports    June 5, 2020

Northlanders don't take golf for granted

It's one of my favorite sports stories. It's also a golf story that shows a little of the craziness, stubbornness, and sisu of golfers in northeastern Minnesota. For many years, I played in a two-man... Full story

 
 By Steve Korby    Sports    June 5, 2020

Grab some green: Course Directory

Open area courses 29 Pines Golf Course 2871 Sundberg Road, Mahtowa 218-389-3136 Cloquet Country Club 400 Country Club Drive, Cloquet 218-879-7997 Grand View Golf Links 5665 Grandview Road, Duluth Off... Full story

 
 By Steve Korby    Sports    June 5, 2020

Course closeup: Kendahl Miniature Golf

Back in 1966, in what would become classic cars, people flocked to Sunnyside in Cloquet to grab a 49-cent hamburger at the fairly new Gordy's Hi-Hat or a burger along with a frosty mug of Root Beer... Full story

 
 By Steve Korby    Sports    June 5, 2020

Course closeup: Cloquet Country Club

The Cloquet Country Club opened as a nine-hole course in 1923 and its credited designer was renowned Scottish golf course architect Donald Ross. Rudy Weyerhaeuser, its president, also consulted with... Full story

 

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