Articles from the July 3, 2020 edition

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 By Mike Creger    News    July 3, 2020

It's berry time in Carlton County

The weather is heating up and so is berry season. Despite struggles with keeping plants watered during what has been a dry spring and early summer in Carlton County, strawberries are ripe at Spectrum... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    July 3, 2020

Cloquet library addition is nearly complete

As construction workers put finishing touches on the extension at the Cloquet Public Library, donations to help pay for furnishing the new meeting rooms, teen room and children's area continue to... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    July 3, 2020

Candy wonderland opens

Folks of all ages looking to satisfy their sweet tooth have a new destination in Carlton County: Sweetly Kismet Candy store. Just follow the trail of 45 five-foot-tall suckers to find the sweet new bu... Full story


This week in state history

Historic Minnesota events with anniversaries this week. July 3 1863 Minnesota’s first railroad fatality: a train strikes a wagon driven by Captain Abraham Bennett and his son at the Como Road crossing in St. Paul. There had been talk of building a b...


Local events calendar

Arrowhead Library Bookmobile visits: • Monday, July 6: Brookston-Pines Board & Lodge 8:45-9:45 a.m., Kettle River-Main Street 1-2:15 p.m. • Tuesday, July 7: Cotton-Wilbert Cafe 10am-12pm The Aug. 14-15 Cloquet High School Class of 1965 reunion has...

 By Jana Peterson    News    July 3, 2020

Mountain biker recovering after impaling leg in accident

A bicycle accident at Pine Valley Park around 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning left a 25-year-old Cloquet woman with her leg impaled on a branch stub of a decaying tree. While it sounds horrific, she is OK... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    July 3, 2020

Officer's conduct revealed in lawsuit

A civil lawsuit filed by former Cloquet police detective Scott Holman is working its way through the courts, but the case is also shedding light on the inner workings of the police department he...

 By Pine Knot News    News    July 3, 2020

5 injured when car is pushed into traffic

Following a hit-and-run accident on Midway Road Friday, June 26, a Two Harbors man was charged in Sixth District St. Louis County Court Tuesday. Rodney Scandin Jr., 35, faces a total of five felony counts of criminal vehicular operation — two for g...

 By Pine Knot News    News    July 3, 2020

Driver hits bicyclist on Big Lake Road

Cloquet police officers responded to a call reporting a teenage bicyclist struck by a car just after 1:20 p.m. Tuesday on Big Lake Road in Cloquet. Early reports on Tuesday suggested three bicyclists were northbound on Trettel Lane, crossing Big...

 By Pine Knot News    News    July 3, 2020

Dog leaps fence; attacks toddler

A dog jumped a fence and bit a toddler on Chestnut Street in West End Cloquet on Wednesday, June 24. According to the Cloquet police report on the incident, the dog jumped a 6-foot-high fence at approximately 11:38 that morning and went after a...

 By Pine Knot News    News    July 3, 2020

DNR is spraying herbicide in area

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will begin herbicide applications on select state lands to improve reforestation efforts. Applications totaling 85 acres at three sites began June 29 and will continue through approximately Sept. 15....

 By Jana Peterson    News    July 3, 2020

Fire chief search restarted

After months of searching for a new fire chief, members of the Cloquet Area Fire District board decided to start over. They will reconsider the job requirements and administrative structure of the...

 By Pine Knot News    News    July 3, 2020

Governor announces release of local pandemic aid

Local governments around Minnesota will be splitting $841 million in federal aid to help pay for costs incurred by the COVID-19 pandemic. The money, part of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, will be split...

 By Pine Knot News    News    July 3, 2020

Picketers protest Burger King contractor

Members of the North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters picket the soon-to-be Burger King restaurant in Cloquet Monday. Union member Adam Johnson said they were picketing the contractor,...

 By David Handsaker    People    July 3, 2020

On Faith: Freedom derives from faith

I once had the opportunity to walk the Freedom Trail in Boston, Massachusetts. The trail is a red line painted on the pavement and guides people from the central city park to many of the historic... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    People    July 3, 2020

Pope appoints new bishop to Duluth diocese

Pope Francis has appointed Father Michel J. Mulloy, from the Diocese of Rapid City, South Dakota, to be the 10th bishop of the Diocese of Duluth, it was announced June 19. Bishop-elect Mulloy was...

 By Pine Knot News    Opinion    July 3, 2020

'Let facts be submitted to a candid world'

From John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Roger Sherman and Robert Livingston In Congress, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Cou... Full story


Harry's Gang: There's much to be patriotic about

I’m feeling patriotic. There’s an old quote, from George Bernard Shaw, that “Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.” A little biting,...

 By Ann Markusen    Opinion    July 3, 2020

On The Mark: Violence against Black Americans has deep roots through history

Why are African Americans so often the victims of police killings? A history of enslavement, violence-enforced exploitation and often killing labor, followed by decades of industrial exploitation and...


Obituaries: Denise Elizabeth Mullen

Denise E. Mullen, 79, of Cloquet passed away April 13, 2020, at St. Mary's Hospital in Duluth. She was born April 24, 1940, in Breckenridge, Wisconsin to Vilas and Angeline (Mrotek) Woodward. Denise... Full story


Obituaries: Harriet O. Grondahl

Harriet O. Grondahl, 89, of Duluth passed away peacefully June 24, 2020 at Sunnyside Health Care in Cloquet. She was born July 25, 1930 in Duluth to Arvid and Elsie Anderson. Harriet was preceded in... Full story


Death Notices

Beverly May St. Germain (Erdmann), 55, of Cloquet, passed away peacefully in her home on June 24, 2020. A graveside service was scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, July 2 at Maple Grove Cemetery in Cloquet. Arrangements by Nelson Funeral... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    July 3, 2020

Honor rolls

Esko High School Fourth quarterhonor rolls HONOR ROLL Annabelle Adkins Kaitlyn Adkins Alexandra Aker Ashley Aker Rachel Amireault Claire Anderson Karin Anderson Keone Anderson Simone Anderson Siri Anderson Santiago Anich Joseph Antonutti Rachel... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    July 3, 2020

Going back in time at a classic theater

While The Lake movie theater in Moose Lake is showing neo-classic movies and crowd favorites like "Jaws" and "Grease" to pull in moviegoers, Cloquet's Premier Theatres remains closed to the public...

 By Sara Porter    COVID-19    July 3, 2020

With caution, summer fun can be had during pandemic

Sara Porter MPR News Summer has arrived in Minnesota. At the same time, the state has been relaxing some of the regulations that were in place to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 - meaning family... Full story


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