Articles from the June 25, 2021 edition

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 By Madison Hunter    News    June 25, 2021

So berry close

With the heat wave in late May and early June, berry picking season is arriving early in Carlton County. Strawberry farmer Steve Schulstrom held out a perfect, bright red strawberry Monday morning,... Full story

 By Mike Creger    News    June 25, 2021

Many factors driving tight labor market

We are beginning to see some of the longer-term effects of the Covid-19 pandemic as life returns to normal. For many, the more precise term could be "new normal," because things are nothing like they...


Obituaries: Betty May Abrahamson

Betty May Abrahamson passed away Sunday, June 20, 2021 in Hermantown at the age of 95. Born Oct. 10, 1925 in Wausau, Wisconsin, she was the loving daughter of Gustav and Grace Melling. After high... Full story


Obituaries: Alice J. Lake

Alice J. Lake, 83, of Cromwell passed away and went to heaven in the arms of her loving family on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at the Villa Vista Care Center in Cromwell. Alice was born in Streeter, North... Full story


Obituaries: Arnold Gene Tribby

Arnold Gene Tribby, 83, of Sandstone passed away peacefully at home June 13, 2021. Arnie was born in Cloquet on Sept. 3, 1937 to Emery and Alyce (Holmquist) Tribby. He grew up in Carlton and... Full story


Obituaries: Freda Petersen Carlson

Freda’s earth walk ended June 17, 2021 after a year-and-a-half-long battle with cancer. She passed away peacefully in her home at age 70. Freda was born Nov. 15, 1950 in Fort Dodge, Iowa to E.G. P... Full story

 By Mike Creger    News    June 25, 2021

Carlton, Wrenshall deal won't happen

Consolidation between the Carlton and Wrenshall school districts is no longer on pause. It's dead. The Carlton school board on Monday voted to remove consolidation from its list of future options for...


Father Fish leaves Queen of Peace

After serving as pastor for the Queen of Peace Catholic Church for the past 10 years, Father Justin Fish celebrated his last mass here Sunday, June 20. He likes to joke that he's spent a quarter of... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    June 25, 2021

State has vaccine incentives as county hit 70% goal

Carlton County will host a walk-in Covid-19 vaccination clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Carlton County Community Services Building in downtown Cloquet. People age 18 or older can pre-register or just walk in for a Johnson & Johnson or...

 By Pine Knot News    News    June 25, 2021

Gordy's Hi-Hat drops pandemic carhop service

Things really are getting back to normal. Always a bellwether of spring with its March opening, Gordy’s Hi-Hat is now signaling the end of the pandemic by ending its carhop-style of service. On June 17, the popular local burger joint announced t...

 By Madison Hunter    News    June 25, 2021

Thrift store serves area on many levels

There's a new thrift store in town, but there's a lot more going on than resale at this store. Located at 901 Cloquet Ave., Northern Lights Community Action provides secondhand clothes, furniture,...

 By Dan Reed    News    June 25, 2021

Jail site and scope study continues

What a new jail or justice center will look in Carlton County continues to evolve as several groups work on specific issues for the project. Recognized as the largest, single county building project since the Carlton County Courthouse became a...

 By Pine Knot News    News    June 25, 2021

Construction causes problems

It’s been a rough week for the Cloquet Police Department, but the issues are caused by construction work on 14th Street rather than a crime wave. On Monday, the phone lines and internet were down because a fiber optic line was cut. The line was r...

 By Pine Knot News    News    June 25, 2021

MnDOT to meet on culvert project

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is hosting a virtual public meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday to discuss the upcoming Minnesota Highway 210 box culvert replacement project. The 2022 project includes the replacement of four box culverts from the...

 By Pine Knot News    News    June 25, 2021

Salvation Army still has services

Although the thrift shop is closed, the Salvation Army social services office is still open. Call 879-5447 for information on programs offered at 316 Carlton Ave. The food shelf is open 4-6 p.m. Mondays as well as 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m....


Our View: Waterline project is government 101

The $7.5 million waterline that will run along Minnesota Highway 210 from Carlton to Twin Lakes Township is a wonderful example of government done right. For 20 years, township officials have been working to resolve issues of water quality and...


Harry's Gang: If only I could take on some jobs during this tight market

There's clearly an employee shortage right now. As the pandemic wanes and the economy improves, we're seeing it harder and harder to find people to fill many job openings. Some blame the state and... Full story


Letter to the editor: Haiti mission website is live

Thanks to the Pine Knot for the great summary in the June 11 issue on the Ministry in Medical Missions’ work with Dr. Manno in Haiti. We now have an active web page. Anyone interested in more information can go to Thanks. Mary K...

 By Ann Markusen    Opinion    June 25, 2021

On the Mark: Pine Valley master plan has input opportunities

What would you like to see in an upgrade of Cloquet's Pine Valley recreation area? The city of Cloquet recently hired a team of consultants to consider options and survey the public on our...


The Big Question

Pine Knot News reporter Lydia Stone hit the sand at Cloquet's Pinehurst Beach to ask people's opinions on the new beach rule - all children age 12 and under are required to wear a lifejacket while in... Full story


And speaking of life jackets ....

Carla Cresap picks up some free life jackets for her grandchildren at a drive-thru life jacket giveaway Tuesday at the Perch Lake fire hall. The Cloquet Area Fire District partnered with Fond du Lac... Full story


Death Notices

Irene Marie Kamunen, 99, of Cloquet died March 3, 2021 in Sunnyside Health Care Center in Cloquet. A graveside service will be held at 12 p.m. Wednesday, June 30 in Maple Grove Cemetery in Cloquet. A luncheon will follow in the Fireside Room in... Full story

 By Jenn Hall    News    June 25, 2021

Surviving aneurysms requires luck and love

Do bad things really happen in threes? This was definitely my third bad Memorial Day. On May 31, I had just traveled home with my mom from visiting family in Illinois, about a seven-hour drive. It... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    June 25, 2021

Berry neccessities

The CarltonCounty website is the one-stop spot for information on local fruit farms. The site has links to each farm website and/or social media pages along with hotline numbers for picking times. Leaning Barn Farm 218-349-7696 176...


Fourth of July Fun

Celebrate with fervor Even with a reported shortage of consumer fireworks, this year's Fourth of July celebrations will most certainly be far more spectacular (and noisier) than last year, when local... Full story


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