Articles from the July 10, 2020 edition

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 By Mike Creger    Sports    July 10, 2020

Pair crushes trail speed record

It's high and dry in Idaho. When she felt the humidity here, Brittany Peterson immediately knew she was back home. The Carlton native and elite trail runner was trying to take advantage of a COVID-19... Full story

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    July 10, 2020

Mask debate gets an airing

While the Duluth City Council will vote on a proposal Monday to require people to wear masks in public spaces and gatherings, the Cloquet City Council isn’t quite ready to take that step. Mayor Roge...

 

This week in state history

Historic Minnesota events with anniversaries this week. July 11 1999 Duluth’s state representative Willard Munger dies of liver cancer at age 88. He had served in the Minnesota House since 1955 and was known as Mr. Environment for his reputation...

 

It makes sense that Wrong Days go uninterrupted

While many other summer festivities have gone by the wayside during the coronavirus pandemic, the folks in Wright will hold the small town's trademark celebration July 17-20. This year's festivities... Full story

 

Confirmed county cases at 88

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Carlton County reached 88 on Wednesday, July 8, an increase of five cases in a week, versus an increase of five cases over the previous three weeks. There... Full story

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    July 10, 2020

2 killed in ATV crashes

ATV accidents on July Fourth killed a woman in Barnum Township and a man in Holyoke township. Tricia Jean Lanthier, 47, of Proctor, died of injuries received in the Barnum Township crash, which was likely caused by limited visibility from excessive...

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    July 10, 2020

State insulin emergency program is launched

The Minnesota Insulin Safety Net Program launched July 1, and will allow Minnesotans in urgent need of insulin (less than a seven-day supply on hand) to access the life-saving drug through their pharmacy. The Insulin Safety Net Program is made up of...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    July 10, 2020

Former coach charged with sexual assault

A former Carlton teacher and girls basketball coach faces felony charges of criminal sexual conduct stemming from allegations of sexually abusing a prior student more than 20 years ago. Robert Kent Pioro, 62, was charged in Carlton County Sixth Distr... Full story

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    July 10, 2020

Some, but not daily, school time discussed

As schools continue to plan for three possible scenarios for resuming classes in the fall, details continue to emerge. As reported in the Pine Knot News on June 26, state officials told schools to...

 

NorthEastern has big sale Saturday

The NorthEastern Hotel and Saloon will hold its annual Nordlager Club sale from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, July 11, on the grounds of the historic hotel and drinking establishment on Dunlap Island (115 St. Louis Ave.) Cloquet. Look for the 40-foot-tall... Full story

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    July 10, 2020

More county offices open

All Carlton County governmental offices are now open to the public again, although there are numerous restrictions in place to try to prevent the spread of COVID-19. All Carlton County offices at the Courthouse, including the assessor and auditor... Full story

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    July 10, 2020

County board live feed is popular

The Carlton County Board has livestreamed its last three meetings and people are tuning in online in larger numbers than normally attend the regular county board meetings. According to the latest online county newsletter, the livestream feature has...

 

Bike biz turns 10

While the Carlton and Jay Cooke State Park area is known for its recreational trails, many people who would like to experience the beauty of these trails by bicycle may not be aware of a great resourc... Full story

 

Our View: Do public a favor and wear a mask

The film“Jaws” is a cinematic marvel based on the bestselling book by Peter Benchley. It became a blockbuster summer movie, a classic thriller and it settled Steven Spielberg as one of the industry’s great movie directors. The hit came out in...

 

Harry's Gang: While school is out, jury is out on plans for fall

School districts typically take summer time to clean and repair school facilities, plan for the following school year, and maybe take some time off for vacation. This year, however, many in the...

 
 By Ann Markusen    Opinion    July 10, 2020

On The Mark: School made things work

Cromwell-Wright Superintendent/Principal Nathan Libbon reflected recently on his team’s response to the order to close schools and educate from afar this past spring. To me, it sounded incredibly cr...

 
 By Ann Markusen    Opinion    July 10, 2020

Senior offers perspective on school year cut short

“It was the second week of April,” recalled Amber Collman, a senior at Cromwell-Wright High School. They had only a couple of days to decamp and prepare for remote schooling, time that their...

 

Obituaries: M. Margaret Schmidt

M. Margaret Schmidt, 94, of Mahtowa passed away July 6, 2020. She was born June 1, 1926, in Aitkin to Herman and Anna (Hofer) Voller. Margaret graduated from Aitkin High School in 1945. On July 4,... Full story

 

Obituaries: Audrey Monianne O. Rimolde

Audrey M. Rimolde, 83, of Wrenshall passed away March 21, 2020. She was born Feb. 15, 1937, in Duluth, the daughter of John and Mildred (Wilcox) Ostman. Audrey enjoyed going to rummage sales, working... Full story

 

Obituaries: Lloyd C. Schmitz

Lloyd C. Schmitz, 83, of Carlton passed away July 3, 2020, at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth. He was born Nov. 23, 1936, in Twin Lakes Township, Carlton County, the son of Conrad and Erna... Full story

 
 By Steve Korby    Sports    July 10, 2020

Cloquet Invitational tradition continues

The 89th Cloquet Invitational is on. The golf tournament began Thursday and will run through Sunday at the Cloquet Country Club, weather permitting. Due to the pandemic, the format has changed.... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    People    July 10, 2020

Rodd's Ramblings: Guardian angels easily outnumber my bypasses

The morning of June 21, Father's Day, broke hot and humid in the Twin Cities. I was visiting my daughter and son-in-law and three of my grandsons. My work quarantine was over and, for the first time i... Full story

 
 By Bret Baker    Outdoors    July 10, 2020

Out In It: 'Just looking' morphs into unexpected camper buy

The entire Baker crew was in Duluth the other day, and, on a whim, we decided to check out some campers. We pulled into Bullyan RV and proceeded to drive through the line of small travel trailers...

 
 By Jana Peterson    Sports    July 10, 2020

Ready for a big cut

As his teammates watch, Alex Walther keeps an eye on the ball he's about to crush one evening in late June during bar league slowpitch softball play at Cloquet's Pinehurst Park. The teams play games... Full story

 

Absentee and mail-in ballots offer social distancing option

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to threaten the health of people locally and across the country, Carlton County acting auditor/treasurer Kathy Kortuem said both the county and the secretary of state are encouraging people to vote by using... Full story

 

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