Articles from the July 2, 2021 edition

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 By Jana Peterson    News    July 2, 2021

Residents flower in program

In the waning shadow of the pandemic, something special is happening at Evergreen Senior Living in Cloquet: residents of the two memory care wings are "waking up." No one died from Covid-19 at... Full story

 

Fourth fun fits the times

The unanimous selection for this year's grand marshals of the July Fourth parade is a group of people who worked hard and risked much over the past 18 months: health care workers. "All health care... Full story

 
 By Madison Hunter    People    July 2, 2021

Scout edges to Eagle rank after playground project

A soon-to-be senior at Cloquet High School, Connor Hecht knows a lot more about the inner workings of a playground than your average 17-year-old. Hecht is a Life Scout working to advance to Eagle...

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    July 2, 2021

Offices, services close Monday

Because July Fourth falls on a Sunday this year, the official federal holiday will be celebrated Monday, July 5. Look for most public offices, courts, banks and the post office to be closed Monday.... Full story

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    July 2, 2021

Truck and train collide; no injuries

There were no injuries from a crash between a passenger truck and a train in Twin Lakes Township Friday afternoon. According to a press release from the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office, deputies and officers from the Fond du Lac Police Department... Full story

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    July 2, 2021

School district will offer treatment

Northern Lights Academy will offer day treatment to students in the ninth and 10th grades at Carlton High School, a local option to help older students who struggle with mental or emotional issues that don’t require 24-hour care. NLA is a special...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    July 2, 2021

Airport expansion project moves forward

The Carlton County Board of Commissioners took the next step toward the construction of a new hangar and relocated fuel system at the Cloquet Airport this week, but the price tag was higher than origi...

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    July 2, 2021

Boo, Hiss ... Shhhh

Villains Logan Carlson and Juniper Jablonski tie damsel in distress Ella Anderson to the tracks as town folk cry out for a hero. The County Seat children's theater summer program is highlighting silen...

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    July 2, 2021

Vehicle charging stations installed

The Fond du Lac Band is leveraging funding from the Volkswagen emissions settlement to build electric vehicle charging stations and replace diesel vehicles with cleaner technologies. A $2.8 billion...

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    July 2, 2021

Free lunch program is on

Kids up to age 18 can pick up free summer lunches again at Cloquet High School, Door 23, or Washington Elementary School, Door 3, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. July 12 through Aug. 20. The program is closed July 5-9. No registration is required and there...

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    July 2, 2021

Courts drop masks rules

The Minnesota Judicial Branch announced that face coverings will no longer be required in court facilities effective July 6, 2021. “As the pandemic’s impact on Minnesota continues to recede, so too will some of the health and safety protocols...

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    July 2, 2021

Water patrols will ramp up

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, State Patrol, county sheriff’s offices, and other public safety agencies will increase patrols for intoxicated boaters through the holiday weekend as part of Operation Dry Water, a national campaign...

 
 By Mike Creger    News    July 2, 2021

Post-pandemic construction heats up

Several building projects around Cloquet are being noticed after the ebbing Covid-19 pandemic shut many projects down due to a shortage of materials in the past year. The Pine Knot News talked to a...

 
 By Jana Peterson    COVID-19    July 2, 2021

Pandemic ebbs, but it's still part of life

As the largest community gathering in at least 18 months approaches - the July Fourth holiday - public health nurse Jenny Barta pointed out the pandemic isn't over. "Just because the mask mandate is... Full story

 
 By Rebekah King    News    July 2, 2021

Park stage to get facelift

The Northridge Park stage needs to be updated, according to the Thomson Township board of supervisors and a local resident. The stage is experiencing structural problems with the footholds, and the stairs on the side of the stage are also in need of...

 

Books Donated

American Legion Auxiliary president Penny Buran presents coloring books on the history of the American Legion poppy to Churchill Elementary principal David Wangen for third-grade classes earlier this...

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    July 2, 2021

Cloquet's Wright house featured

The Frank Lloyd Wright house known as Mäntylä, Finnish for “under the pines,” that formerly made its home in Cloquet, was featured on the CBS “Sunday Morning” program June 27. Mäntylä was...

 

Acting troupe plays close to home

New Wine performers wrapped up this year's production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" with outdoor performances at Zion Lutheran Church over the weekend and Leif Erikson Park in...

 
 By Pine Knot News    Opinion    July 2, 2021

Our View: Fireworks, sure, but within reason

We can’t help noticing that many people are starting to celebrate Independence Day a little early, as more and more fireworks are being lit as we get closer to the Fourth. We have no problem with people enjoying the holiday with all its traditions,...

 

Harry's Gang: Postal service can maintain relevance with some tweaks

Like any good organization, it's important for the U.S. Postal Service to keep up with modern times. It's the only way it can survive. Some of my more crazy ideas to save the USPS won't work in this... Full story

 
 By Parnell Thill    Opinion    July 2, 2021

Notes from the small pond: Stinging truth: Liars lie

There’s that Russian-born fable that everyone’s heard, about the Scorpion and the Frog in which the scorpion convinces the frog to ferry him across the river despite the frog’s reticence about...

 
 By Ann Markusen    Opinion    July 2, 2021

On The Mark: It's good to have grad parties back

I have thoroughly enjoyed the half-dozen grad parties I attended the last few weeks. It's always sweet to see how the featured grad beams at you and answers your "what's next?" questions. And I love...

 

Obituaries: Marguerite Ione Anderson

Marguerite I. Anderson, 100, passed away June 27, 2021, at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth. She was born March 20, 1921, in Foxboro, Wisconsin, the daughter of Charles and Celia (Benge) Williams.... Full story

 

Obituaries: Lacey Jane (DeRusha) Johnson

Lacey J. Johnson, 38, of Cloquet passed away June 25, 2021, at home. She was born May 19, 1983, in Duluth, the daughter of Robert and Dawn (Tillman) DeRusha. She graduated from Cloquet High School in... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    July 2, 2021

Esko grad signs pro deal

Nick Emanuel graduated from Esko High School in 2016. Five years later he concluded a stellar career at North Dakota State University, and just a couple of weeks ago he signed a professional baseball... Full story

 

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