Articles from the June 21, 2019 edition

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 By Jana Peterson    News    June 21, 2019

Cloquet council censures its own member

The Cloquet city council voted 5-0 Tuesday to censure Ward 5 City councilor Steve Langley, after independent investigator Michelle Soldo found that Langley had sent an unwanted text message to former... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    June 21, 2019

History hits the market

One of Cloquet’s most historic homes is for sale, for a cool $625,000. The house at 1 Park Place was built in 1919, after the previous home was destroyed in the 1918 Fires. A nearly exact replica was... Full story

 By Mike Creger    News    June 21, 2019

Carlton schools budget stays red

Despite making $143,000 in cuts, the Carlton school board faces an approval Monday of a 2020 budget that shows the district $580,809 in the red when comparing expenditures versus revenue. At a discussion meeting Monday, business manager Renee...

 By Jana Peterson    People    June 21, 2019

Landon's final bow

A crowd of several hundred people — many of them teenagers and young adults — gathered in the Cloquet High School auditorium Friday afternoon to pay tribute to Landon Hall, a 23-year-old CHS alu... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    June 21, 2019

Council to name interim

After voting to hold a special election to fill Ward 3 councilor Dakota Koski’s seat at the June 4 council meeting, city officials learned that they have to follow a state calendar for the e...

 By Jana Peterson    News    June 21, 2019

Vaping forums are next week

If you missed the last educational forum on e-cigarettes and vaping, don’t worry. The Minnesota Department of Health is hosting two free Tobacco 21 Education Forums Tuesday, June 25. The first f... Full story

 By Jordan Allen    People    June 21, 2019

Welcome Pine Knot's latest hire

Hello, Pine Knot News readers. My name is Jordan Allen and I will be an intern for the newspaper this summer, writing stories and taking pictures around the community. Although born in Lafayette,...


Enjoy coffee and a chat with mayor

Join Cloquet mayor Roger Maki for coffee and conversation at the Cloquet Public Library at 1 p.m. Friday, July 12. The meetings with city elected officials are scheduled for once a month, and started with Ward 2 councilor Sheila Lamb on June 14....


District Court report

Following are recent felony and gross misdemeanor court cases resolved in Carlton County Sixth District Court. Arresting agencies are abbreviated as follows: Cloquet Police Department (CPD), Carlton County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), Fond du Lac P...


Nutty fun planned for the fourth

What’s 11 ½ feet tall, 8 ½ feet wide, 26 feet long and weighs 14,000 pounds? The Planters Nutmobile, that’s what. Mr. Peanut and the vehicle are cruising to Cloquet to celebrate the Fourth of July...

 By Dan Reed    News    June 21, 2019

County tax base still on the rise

Few Carlton County taxpayers attended local boards of review to contest — or at least ask questions about — the estimated market value for the buildings and land they own. Land values continue to improve with a typical 40-acre piece valued at $19...

 By Jana Peterson    News    June 21, 2019

County files opioid lawsuit

The Carlton County attorney’s office filed a lawsuit in federal district court Friday, June 14, against six of the nation’s largest opioid manufacturers — including Purdue Pharma, Cephalon, and Janss...


Go out for a farm breakfast

The Carlton County Dairy Association is holding its third annual Breakfast on the Farm 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 29 at the Leveau Grandview Dairy Farm on 508 Cemetery Road, Wrenshall. There...


Bus tours show 1918 fire area

The Moose Lake Area Historical Society is sponsoring 1918 Fire Site narrated bus tours on July 6, 2019. The morning tour will feature interesting fire sites around Moose Lake and the surrounding area...

 By Jana Peterson    News    June 21, 2019

DNR, MPCA balk on Line 3

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources are committed to a fair, efficient, and thorough review of Enbridge’s Line 3 Replacement Project a...


Our View: Pitch in for our fab Fourth traditions

Every year, Cloquet puts on quite a spectacular Fourth of July celebration. But it’s a lot of work, and while most of the volunteers do their work with a smile and a positive attitude, they are always shorthanded, especially on the day of the event....


Harry's Gang: Treasured pond could use tweaks

Now that summer has arrived, The Beach at Pinehurst Park is open and ready for swimmers. Or is it? The City of Cloquet spent millions to renovate Pinehurst Park to make a clean, safe swimming facility...

 By Jordan Allen    Opinion    June 21, 2019

Hands-on lesson in government is an eye-opener

Government. When you hear the word, oftentimes your brain goes directly to the United States capital, Washington D.C. When you hear the word “government,” you may also immediately think of ele...

 By Ann Markusen    Opinion    June 21, 2019

On the mark: You've graduated ... now it's time for your job fit

Moving beyond high school to a lifetime of work is not easy. In high school, most things are dished up for you. You have some choice over subjects you study. You may have worked part-time, and you...


Death Notices

Whitney W. Setala, 79, of Cloquet, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2019, at his home. Celebration of Life: 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. Monday, June 24, at Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet. Shirley Mae Carlson, 81, of Cloquet, passed away on Thursday, June 13,... Full story


Senior dining menu

Arrowhead Nutrition Menu for June 21-28 Friday, June 21: Chicken Parmesan with spaghetti, fresh fruit Monday, June 24: Special of the Day, vegetables, dessert Tuesday, June 25: Baked fish or alternative*, fresh fruit Wednesday, June 26: Bacon... Full story

 By Jennie K. Hanson    News    June 21, 2019

Cromwell-Wright news

There is a new minister for the Bethlehem and Bethany Lutheran parish: Pastor Debra L. Hanson-Carlson will begin her ministry July 1, with her first worship service on July 7. She and her husband will... Full story

 By Cathy Niemi    News    June 21, 2019

Volunteer services

While people are living longer today, negative age-related stereotypes are still prevalent in our society. Unfortunately, health struggles and difficult changes in life chapters are a reality. Some people look back and want to hang onto the “good o...

 By Anne Lundquist    People    June 21, 2019

Teen specialist keeps his charges busy at library

If you walk in to the Cloquet Library on a weekday between 4-5 p.m., you’ll notice the library is full of teens. Last fall, Cloquet Public Library hired Justin Dinger to be its youth services l...

 By Jana Peterson    News    June 21, 2019

Wrenshall, Carlton school boards to meet

The off-again, on-again consolidation discussions between the Wrenshall and Carlton school districts may be on again. Wrenshall superintendent Kim Belcastro told board members at the Monday school...


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