Articles from the July 9, 2021 edition
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Judge Macaulay to retire at end of August
Sixth District Judge Robert Macaulay will retire Aug. 31, the Pine Knot confirmed on Tuesday. Macaulay has served as a Carlton County judge since he was appointed in February 1995 by Gov. Arne Carlson, winning elections in 1996, 2002, 2008, 2014 and... Full story
Cloquet's talented finance director will retire
It’s official. Nancy Klassen, longtime finance director for the city of Cloquet, is retiring. And she will be missed by city administrators. “I already tried to tell her no. That didn’t work,” city administrator Tim Peterson joked with counci...
State to cover local government share of Enbridge tax bill
Minnesota officials have settled a long-running tax case with Enbridge Energy, agreeing to pay the oil and gas company more than $45 million for overvaluing pipeline property after losing in state court. In conjunction with the deal, state lawmakers... Website
Long, strange trip: Legislature passes new budget
Minnesota has a new $52 billion, two-year state budget, but it didn’t come easy. The Legislature needed almost all the time between the end of the regular session on May 17 and the end of the fiscal year at midnight Wednesday to finish the budget.... Website
Suspect in shooting caught
A Cloquet man who was suspected of shooting a man in the leg was arrested last week. Nicholas Joseph Ammesmaki, 26, was taken into custody July 1 on an unrelated charge and is being held at the Northwest Regional Corrections Center in Crookston,...
Fond du Lac Band hopes to start elk herd here
Elk could soon be roaming Carlton County again, as a result of a longtime effort by the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. Last week, the Band submitted a proposal to the Minnesota...
Law enforcement students graduate despite obstacles
Despite Covid-19, despite protests that called for defunding the police, last week Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College graduated every single student who enrolled in the law enforcement training...
A paddling perspective: enjoy nature quietly
I surely love a fun ride in a fast motorboat, but people-powered paddling is my favorite way to explore from the water. Some of my fondest memories on the water are from a canoe or kayak point of...
Solar co-op launches for northern residents to go solar
The nonprofit group Solar United Neighbors (SUN) is partnering with the Iron Range Partnership for Sustainability to launch the second Iron Range solar co-op. The group will help homeowners, farmers, and small businesses on the Range go solar.... Full story
Our View: Newspaper strive to stay afloat in a new world
Last month, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar entered a statement into the Congressional Record lamenting the loss of yet another newspaper in Minnesota, this time the Journal in International Falls. Klobuchar holds a special place for the industry, as the... Full story
Letter: Reader issues challenge to Carlton, Wrenshall school boards
The Carlton and Wrenshall school boards refuse to make what I see as a responsible decision to combine. Another demonstration of political failure. I sit here and wonder, whose fault is it? Is it the voter, is it the school board, or is it the...