Articles from the June 11, 2021 edition
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Shooting Stars celebrates two decades of keeping step
Shooting Stars Dance students were alternately giddy, nervous or bored Saturday morning, as they waited for the spring recital to begin at Cloquet High School. There were tears from a couple of the... Full story
Cloquet flushing hydrants, mains
The Cloquet public works department began flushing water mains last week and will continue through the entire months of June, July and August. Flushing will be done between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Customers in the immediate flushing...
Dismissal, venue change requested in murder case
The attorney for a Cloquet man facing both first- and second-degree murder charges will be asking the court to both dismiss the case and change the venue. In an online hearing held Wednesday, June 9, defense attorney Steve Bergeson, assistant state...
County to study its own labor agreement
Hot on the heels of a months-long Cloquet debate, Carlton County is taking its turn to determine whether its own Project Labor Agreement (PLA) — dating back to 2013 — for county construction projects should be dropped or amended. The county’s...
Our View: PLAs need more debate, scrutiny
We found the debate and discussion over Project Labor Agreements within the City of Cloquet inadequate. First enacted in 2017, PLAs have been touted as a way to ensure quality union construction and also as an anti-competitive impediment to economic...
Notes from the Small Pond: Checking in on a great lake
Tell your friends who live in Eden Prairie and Anoka and Fargo and everywhere else but here — tell them, but not the annoying ones, that you live within minutes of one of the most accessible... Full story
Letter: Help strengthen the working class
In the 19th century, when companies were owned by individuals, there were men who were proud to be able to provide their employees a living wage. Henry Ford, originally violently anti-union, found that by paying his employees good wages it enabled...
Meet the Intern: UMD student brings journalism experience to paper
I'm Madison Hunter, one of two interns working at the Pine Knot news this summer. I am going into my senior year at University of Minnesota Duluth, where I'm majoring in journalism and minoring in... Full story
Meet the intern: Add newspapering to this student's list
Hello, Pine Knot News readers. My name is Lydia Stone, and I'll be a senior in the fall, part of Cloquet's class of 2022. This summer, I'll be working as an intern, writing stories and columns,... Full story
Doula earns national honor
Fond du Lac Lake Superior Chippewa Band member and doula Tammy Dixon has been named the recipient of the prestigious Tribal Trailblazer award at the National Breastfeeding Conference and Convening,...