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Articles from the June 28, 2019 edition

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Cloquet Fourth is ready for blastoff

Parade ... check. Family fun ... check. Fabulous food ... check. Fireworks ... check. "We are ready," Alyson Leno said earlier this week. She's Cloquet's July Fourth coordinator. "We are ready for a... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    June 28, 2019

New apartment building raises hopes and issues

Rising high in the air like the trees they are named for, the White Pine Apartment building in Cloquet is nearing completion. Created in response to a 2014 housing study that showed a serious...

 By Pine Knot News    News    June 28, 2019

Rotary awards scholarships

On June 4, at the noon meeting of the Cloquet Rotary Club, scholarships were awarded to six area high school seniors. Five $1000 scholarships were awarded to Scott Rousseau of Carlton; Annika Wold of... Full story

 By Caleb Swanson    People    June 28, 2019

Knot intern to work ad side

Hello, readers, my name is Caleb Swanson and I am an intern at the Pine Knot News this summer. My parents are Chris and Natalie Swanson. My job is to work with my friend Jordan, the other intern...

 By Mike Creger    News    June 28, 2019

Wrenshall, Carlton boards to meet

The full boards from the Carlton and Wrenshall school districts will meet July 9 to discuss the possibilities of consolidation. The public meeting begins at 7 p.m. at South Terrace Elementary School in Carlton. There will be no public comment...


Dressage clinic lures area riders

Horseback riders refined their dressage and hunter/jumper skills at the Northwoods Dressage Association clinic at River Ranch Farm in Esko last week. Dressage is an Olympic sport in which riders train...

 By Pine Knot News    News    June 28, 2019

Another store broken into

On Thursday, June 20 at approximately 5:45 a.m., the clerk at TJ’s Country Corner store in downtown Mahtowa arrived at work to discover that the building had been burglarized sometime since closing the night before. Carlton County Sheriff’s...


Cloquet city meeting cut

The Cloquet City Council meeting for July 2 was canceled, so the next meeting — to be held at the new City Hall location at 101 14th Street — is scheduled for July 16. Although the agenda for that meeting isn’t set yet, city administrator...

 By Dan Reed    News    June 28, 2019

County drills down in new jail discussion

The question is not if there will be a new county jail, but what that new building would include, and how Carlton County would make the annual loan payments on such a massive mortgage. Voters are...

 By Jana Peterson    News    June 28, 2019

Cloquet signs off on red school budget

Earlier this month, the Cloquet school board approved the budget for the next fiscal year — which officially starts on Monday — showing an anticipated deficit of nearly $331,000 in a $31 million...

 By Pine Knot News    News    June 28, 2019

Nemadji set for a water plan

Carlton County, Pine County, the Carlton Soil and Water Conservation District and the Pine County Soil & Water Conservation District have announced plans to develop a comprehensive watershed management plan for the Nemadji Watershed. The planning pro...


Our View: Cheers and jeers

Cheers: To the Cloquet Fourth of July committee and coordinator Alyson Leno, for putting such tremendous effort into planning and executing the Cloquet Fourth of July celebrations. Enjoyed by thousands, many won’t even realize the work that goes...


Harry's Gang: Who should be able to vote?

For years, the only people eligible to vote were male property owners. Yet humanity flourished. In America, women weren’t allowed to vote until 1920. Blacks were given the right in 1870 but many act...

 By Patty Murto    Opinion    June 28, 2019

Letters: Public access channel is vital TV

I’m convinced that the city administration is absolutely purposely limiting Harry’s Gang’s observations of the happenings of the city of Cloquet on public accesss television. They turned us off while investigating and firing police officers,...

 By Ann Markusen    Opinion    June 28, 2019

On the mark: Whet your cinematic sensibilities this weekend

I like films that stretch me. Bring me to new places and cultures, present surprising solutions to daunting problems. Films that make me think, films that avoid violence, films that explore love and...

 By Dan Reed    Opinion    June 28, 2019

The County Beat: Raiding sales tax funds isn't sustainable

More than four years ago, then county highway engineer Mike Tardy sold a half-percent sales tax levy to upgrade county roads (those identified by a number above 100). He said that extra revenue was needed for major repairs, sometimes a complete...

 By Ruth Reeves    Opinion    June 28, 2019

Letters: Public beach info is available online

Regarding Pete Radosevich’s “Harry’s Gang” column last week, we think your readers should know that Cloquet Community Education has a Facebook page for The Beach at Pinehurst Park. If we need to close due to weather or for other purposes,...


Golfing Around

A grand total of 27 teams with close to 130 people participated in the 21st annual Cloquet Chamber golf outing June 10. A variety of local businesses sponsored holes, including the Pine Knot News,...


Death Notices

James Arnold Iverson, 64, of Wright, passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth. Gathering of family and friends: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. June 29 at the Atkins Northland Funeral Home, Cloquet. Lunch will be served. Military... Full story


Senior dining menu

Arrowhead Senior Nutrition menu for June 28-July 5: Friday, June 28: Lasagna, fresh fruit Monday, July 1: Special of the Day, vegetables, fruit, dessert Tuesday, July 2: Campfire Dinner Party with S’more bar Wednesday, July 3: Chicken pasta salad,... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    People    June 28, 2019

Parade grand marshals are dedicated to vets

When Lil LaVoy and Carl Schenk were asked to be the grand marshals in this year's veterans' celebration parade on July Fourth, LaVoy said her first reaction was "why?" "What did we do?" she said. The...


Bulletin Board

Steak fry 4-6:45 p.m. Friday, June 28 at Cromwell Park Pavilion. (Hamburger plate also available.) There is also a silent auction 4-6:45 p.m., followed by the variety show 7-9 p.m. Sponsored by the Cromwell Area Community Club CHS Class of 1989 30th...


Wright-Cromwell News

Give a “welcome home” to fire chief Lucas Goodin, who is back after teaching the last two weeks in Iowa and Michigan. He says it’s an absolute privilege getting to speak all over the country,...

 By Anne Dugan    News    June 28, 2019

From the Wren's nest: It's a busy weekend in Wrenshall

This is the third year that Doreen and Duane Laveau have hosted folks on their farm for a celebration of Carlton County’s dairy industry. Breakfast on the Farm will run 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at...


Finn News: It's the relaxing, slow time of year for the Finns

Are you enjoying your summer so far? If not, you'd better get out and have some fun during the next couple of months! There aren't too many Finnish events happening during July as most Finns, both in Finland and in the U.S., tend to head to the lake...


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