Articles from the June 17, 2022 edition
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Judge: Life sentences for Thompson
Once the jury found him guilty, there was never any doubt that Sheldon Thompson would be sentenced to life in prison for brutally killing his pregnant girlfriend, Jackie Defoe, their unborn child,... Full story
Photo: Dandy Lying
Next week is International Pollinator Week. AJ Miller, owner of Drone Grown Photography, captured this photo of his 4-year-old daughter in the family’s backyard in Cloquet. “We participated in... Full story
Wrenshall: School Board leans toward inquiry
After more than 50 people showed up at its last meeting, the Wrenshall school board held its regular June meeting in the commons area of the school instead of the cramped library. A microphone was deployed so a similar-sized audience could hear what...
Good conversation and beautifying the perennial flower garden at a trailhead in Carlton go hand in hand. A small group of women gets together weekly to enjoy one another’s company and improve the... Full story
The Beach at Pinehurst is open
The Beach at Pinehurst Park is ready for business, albeit only when the weather cooperates. Which means the swimming pond didn’t open as planned on Monday, June 13. That’s life in the Northland,... Full story
Race is on for new Sawdust 5K organizers
When Sam and Julie Jacobson decided to run the Sawdust 5K with their boys on July Fourth last year, they had no idea they'd literally be running the race this year as its new organizers. But they love... Full story
Searching for Esko grads
In preparation for the Esko All School Reunion set for August, organizers are seeking people who graduated between 1940 and 1966, who may not be regular users of social media. While the reunion is being held in conjunction with Esko Fun Days from... Full story
County probation aims to reduce 'super-utilizers'
As a member of the Arrowhead Regional Corrections agency, Carlton County pays 11 percent of that operating budget to handle 100 percent of Carlton County’s client probation needs. With the advent of the soon-to-be-built justice center, a Carlton...
Covid, inflation pressures impact school budget
Not surprisingly, the Covid-19 pandemic impacted lives in a wide variety of ways. One aspect the pandemic has unexpectedly continued to affect is school finance, Cloquet superintendent Michael Cary told school board members Monday. While student...
Photos: Senior Day draws a crowd
What turned into a perfect summer day lent itself to a successful turnout for the annual Senior Day in Cloquet's Veterans Park Wednesday, June 15. It's where older people in the region could pick up... Full story
FDL surveys coming
The Fond du Lac (FDL) Band of Lake Superior Chippewa planning division has launched a Housing and Community Needs Assessment household survey. The survey has two components: a randomly selected group of households on the reservation will receive a... Full story
Esko schools plan renewed focus on sportsmanship
The Esko athletic department is developing a new sportsmanship initiative to help educate and encourage athletes, along with establishing guidelines and consequences for actions that don’t “represent who Esko is.” Activities director Chad...
Middle school mural mounted at last!
With assistance from Cloquet area artist Adam Swanson, Cloquet Middle School students created this colorful mural, as featured in the May 6 issue of the Pine Knot News. The finished outdoor mural is... Full story
Our view: A simple solution for Wrenshall woes
What is wrong in Wrenshall? That’s a question that has been vexing anyone following the actions of the district school board in recent years. As it was stated at Monday’s regular board meeting during the public comment period, Wrenshall once had...
Apply to a MN state college for free June 21-24
Apply for free to Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College and all 26 state colleges and seven state universities of Minnesota State during Minnesota State Week, June 21 to 24. Learn more about Minnesota State Week at https://fdltcc... Full story
Knot Pining: A decade ago, it rained and rained and rained
It began raining at midday on June 19, 2012. Five inches and about 10 hours later, I found myself driving in the heart of what has simply become known as the 2012 flood. I had been working two jobs. One was for the weekly newspaper in Two Harbors...
Track: Esko's Perich is a state champion
The Class A state track meet last week featured some impressive performances from local small-town track teams. including one state title performance. Esko's Makoi Perich took first place in the boys... Full story
Cloquet girls have third state track champion
The Cloquet boys and girls track team headed south to the state track meet last week and came away with a number of top performances, including a state champion. "It was really fun to have such a grou...