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Cloquet council fires police officer

After deliberating behind closed doors for nearly 80 minutes, Cloquet City councilors fired longtime police sergeant Scott Holman by a 4-2 vote Tuesday night. Mayor Roger Maki and councilors Lara Wilk... Full story

 

Q-and-A: Eight questions with the late great Landon Hall

Editor's note: This Q-and-A with Landon was published in the very first issue of the Pine Knot News on Oct. 26, 2018. We are publishing it online in memory of him. He will be missed, very much.... Full story

 

Obituary: Landon-James Evenson Hall

Landon-James Evenson Hall, 23, of Cloquet went to join the Lord and his sister Danelle Amanda on June 8, 2019. He was born to Barbara and Cully on February 21, 1996 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth,... Full story

 
 By Jake Kachinske    Sports    June 7, 2019

Esko makes fourth-straight trip to state

The Esko Eskomos softball squad is once again making plans for the state softball tournament, thanks to a convincing 8-1 win last Thursday afternoon over Proctor. The Eskomos finished off an...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    June 7, 2019

Brookston deals with hard blows

These are hard times for the Brookston area. A young man who grew up there, age 16, was shot and killed in Duluth earlier this month. A young mother of five was found dead after going missing last...

 

Judge sworn in for Sixth

New Sixth District Judge Rebekka L. Strumme was sworn in by Judge Mark Munger, whose retirement led to her appointment by Gov. Tim Walz and the investiture ceremony in the Fond du Lac Tribal and...

 
 By Glen Sorenson    Outdoors    June 7, 2019

Every rock tells a story

Have you ever picked up a really interesting rock and wondered what it was and how it was made? Well, I have, and still do. Each rock tells a story about its creation: when it was made, how it was mad...

 
 By Leola Rodd    Happenings    June 7, 2019

Carlton News

Although Carlton High School graduation has come and gone as with other area schools, I thought it might be interesting to visit the Carlton County Historical Society for a look at the history of...

 
 By CJ Boettcher    News    June 7, 2019

On faith: Reconnect with the natural beauty of God's creation

"Listening Point tells of what I have seen and heard on a bare glaciated spit of rock in the Quetico-Superior country... From it I have seen the immensity of space and glimpsed at times the grandeur o...

 

Obit: Jack Holman

Jack Holman, 73, lifelong Cloquet resident, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton. He was born Dec. 19, 1945, to Orval and Ethel (Forstrom) Holman. Jack graduated... Full story

 

Death notices

Luella Carol Maki, 89, of Floodwood, Minn. passed away Saturday, June 1, 2019 in Essentia Health-St. Mary’s in Duluth. Visitation: 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Friday, June 7, 2019 in New Life Community Church in Floodwood. Burial... Full story

 

Cromwell-Wright news

Well, school is out again for another year! It seems that the older we get the faster the years go by. We can be so proud of our area youth as they graduate from high school and go on to further educa...

 
 By Anne Dugan    Happenings    June 7, 2019

Wrenshall news

Sue Brown Chapin has been teaching watercolor classes in Carlton County for more than 10 years. This week she brought her lessons to the shores of Lac La Belle at the Historic Scott House for a series...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    June 7, 2019

Seven years in prison for man who assaulted baby

A Cloquet man was sentenced to 86 months in prison Friday, after pleading guilty to shaking, squeezing and dropping his infant daughter, then 12 weeks old, when he “snapped” in a moment of mental...

 
 By Ann Markusen    Opinion    June 7, 2019

Places large and small deserve dashes of culture

In late May, Emily Swanson of Carlton’s Oldenburg House and I journeyed to Jackson, Miss., for a week of deep and lively conversations on how arts and culture transform our communities. Hundreds...

 

As we age, we need directives

My dad would have turned 100 years old tomorrow. Out of respect for him, and because my siblings look for any excuse to get together, we are all assembling at my sister’s house in St. Paul for a...

 

Gassert was a model for public service

It’s hard to find a more dedicated elected official than Paul Gassert. Elected as the Carlton County auditor more than 30 years ago, he’s spent his entire career serving residents as auditor and eventually with tagged-on duties as treasurer....

 

Letter: Thomson board needs openness

I find it curious that the city of Cloquet has embraced “openness” by instituting “live” CAT-7 broadcasts to the public in an effort for more public participation and transparency in local government. I applaud them. On the contrary, the Thom...

 

Letter: Kudos to Cloquet director Paul Riess

I’d like to give special recognition to Paul Riess for being a very involved athletic director. I have seen him present at numerous sporting events. It is very enlightening to see how he positively interacts with the coaches, players and their...

 
 By Dave Anderson    Outdoors    June 7, 2019

A normal weather pattern may be setting in for June

May's weather was full of cold mayhem around here this year. The snowstorm that brought close to a foot of snow to some towns on May 19th was the latest measurable snow in recorded history at least...

 

Senior Day is June 14

Mayor Roger Maki officially declared Friday, June 14, “Senior Citizens Day” in Cloquet. While the declaration didn’t make it happen, there will be a celebration of senior citizens from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day at the Cloquet National Guard...

 

Legislature changes city sales tax rules

Cloquet city administrator Aaron Reeves said the Minnesota Legislature and Gov. Tim Walz approved changes to the city’s existing half-cent sales tax legislation. The changes will allow the city to tap into funds that were originally earmarked for...

 

Special election called for council

After discussion during Tuesday's meeting, Cloquet city councilors and Mayor Roger Maki voted unanimously to hold a special election to replace Ward 3 city councilor Dakota Koski, who purchased and...

 

City Hall, police moving to new digs

Cloquet City Hall will be closed June 13-14 so employees can move into the new location at 101 14th St. (previously the Members Cooperative Credit Union building). The Cloquet police department will be sharing the new location with City Hall....

 

Esko man killed in hit-and-run

An Esko man is dead following a hit-and-run accident in Duluth May 28. Stanley Brown, 30, of Duluth, was charged in Duluth Sixth District Court Friday, May 31 with criminal vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of a collision, as well as...

 

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