Articles from the July 8, 2022 edition

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Bust to Boom

Cloquet rebounded from a fairly disastrous July Fourth by making the most of July Fifth: holding a last-minute stand-still parade Tuesday evening before the movie and fireworks to make up for the... Full story


Honor Rolls: Esko Schools

Esko Schools Quarter 4 Honor Roll Bella Abrahamson Emma Adkins Kaitlyn Adkins Ashley Aker Claire Anderson Keone Anderson Siri Anderson Rachel Antonutti Lucye Backstrom Ellahna Barnes Ellynor Barta Joel Barta Alena Beare Mollie Belich Hunter Berg... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    Culture    July 8, 2022

It's dramatic aging at County Seat

The County Seat Theater is full of life this summer as nearly 150 young actors put on their best act. The summer youth theater camp program is nearing the end of its four-week session on musical...

 By Jana Peterson    News    July 8, 2022

Shots fired in Pinehurst; arrest made

Police shut down Pinehurst Park Saturday night after shots were fired, resulting in the arrest of a 16-year-old boy from Superior. According to the Cloquet Police Department, at 11:15 p.m. Saturday, J...

 By Jana Peterson    News    July 8, 2022

Interns part of 'pipeline of talent' into Sappi

Recent Cloquet high school grads Grant Nordin and Caleb Hansen are already on track to go to college for free and land jobs in the maintenance department at the Cloquet Sappi mill once they complete...

 By Pine Knot News    News    July 8, 2022

Future peace officers graduate

Fifteen future peace officers finished skills training on Friday morning, then celebrated graduation that afternoon at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College. The class of 2022 was the 22nd group...

 By Mike Creger    Sports    July 8, 2022

Cloquet group explores turf field

The talk is preliminary at best, but there is a movement afoot to explore replacing the grass at Bromberg Field in Cloquet with artificial turf. At the Cloquet school board meeting last month, superin... Full story

 By Mike Creger    News    July 8, 2022

City: 'Squatters' must leave apartments

There are still people living on the second and third floors of the Victory Apartments building, a month after the city of Cloquet warned those residents that without a proper backstairs, an escape...


Summer festivals coming fast and furiously

With July Fourth in the rearview mirror, summer festivals are now coming fast and furious. Moose Lake and Wright will celebrate their signature events next weekend, with Agate Days running July 16-17...


Summer concert series begins

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College was set to kick off its Hot Summer Nights concerts Thursday with a show by the acoustic duo PK Mayo and John Wright. The concert series is free, and shows are...

 By Ann Markusen    Opinion    July 8, 2022

On The Mark: Week in Brazil is a thrill

Often, we learn a lot about our own country, state, city and workplaces by sharing experiences with counterparts around the world. In late June, I flew to Belo Horizonte, Brazil, to participate in a... Full story


Campers create pollinator plot

The Cloquet library hosted a Pollinator Garden Camp last week for children. It was led by Alyssa Bloss from the Carlton Soil & Water Conservation District. Cloquet city crews helped with preparation...

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    July 8, 2022

Sawdust runners take on weather

What could have been deemed perfectly wet and cool running conditions for Monday's Sawdust 5K turned out to be enough of a nuisance to stop a number of runners from signing up the day of the race.... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    July 8, 2022

Volleyballers shine at nationals

The Minnesota North U16 girls volleyball team, which includes four local players, recently completed an incredible run to a fifth-place finish at the National AAU U16 volleyball tournament in... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    Sports    July 8, 2022

Wilderness hold training camp

The Minnesota Wilderness junior hockey team held its main training camp last week. Roughly 135 players were expected to attend the three-day event, which concluded Thursday with an all-star game at... Full story

 By Taylor Warnes    Outdoors    July 8, 2022

Taking Classes Outdoors

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College will soon have an outdoor classroom on campus by this fall. The new space will be known as the Megwayaak ("in the woods") classroom and will be located...

 By Jana Peterson    News    July 8, 2022

Wrenshall board hires investigator for latest allegations

Wrenshall school board members voted unanimously Thursday, June 30, to authorize an outside investigation into allegations of misconduct. The special board meeting was brief and very formal, but public, with motions made after advice from John...


Railroad work to begin on Midway

The CN Railroad will be conducting maintenance work at the railroad crossing on Midway Road at St. Louis River Road, approximately 1.3 miles south of U.S. Highway 2. As a result, both Midway Road and St. Louis River Road will be closed temporarily...


Lake Country grants awarded

Lake Country Power announced its latest round of Operation Round Up grants. The cooperative’s Trust Board reviewed and considered 44 grant applications and distributed funds to 42 projects and programs this past quarter. Local recipients include: ...

 By Pine Knot News    News    July 8, 2022

Father found guilty in assault

A Holyoke man was found guilty last month of sexually assaulting his 9-year-old daughter in a case that began 11 months ago. Following a trial June 21-23, a jury found Calvin Bartz, 35, guilty of multiple acts of second-degree criminal conduct in Six...


MnDOT warns about signs

Placement of campaign and other advertising signage on any highway rights of way is not allowed under state law, reminds the Minnesota Department of Transportation. All state, county, city and township roads and highways fall under the same state...


Switch is on in at 35 in Barnum

Northbound Interstate 35 traffic near Barnum was switched over to the southbound lanes this week. Traffic will be traveling in a head-to-head configuration in the area for approximately 70 days. The closure of northbound lanes will also close Exit...

 By Pine Knot News    Opinion    July 8, 2022

Our View: Wasn't that 4th and 5th something?

It was by no means your typical Fourth of July in Cloquet this year. And, really, why should it have been, after all we’ve gone through in the past three years? We went from no events in 2020 due to the threat of the pandemic to a limited event in 20...


Letter to the editor: Educational system is under attack

I went to Wrenshall schools and have lived in the district longer than most of the people who seem to have the need to bash the board. My history with the district does not, however, give my opinion more truth. Just because you went to Wrenshall... Full story

 By Leola Rodd    Happenings    July 8, 2022

Carlton Happenings

Although the July Fourth celebrations have passed, many of us put out the American flag every day, weather permitting. The earliest version of the flag flew in 1776, but it wasn’t until 1777 that t...


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