Articles from the July 16, 2021 edition

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Holding on despite dairy trends

"I am one of a dying breed," said Peter Laveau during a recent interview at his farm. He is referring to his occupation as an independent family dairy farmer. In 1990, the state numbered just under... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    July 16, 2021

It's high time for summer festivals

Summer festival season is upon us. This weekend Moose Lake and Wright will celebrate their signature events, with Agate Days running Saturday and Sunday and Wrong Days in Wright kicking off Friday. Wright may be the only city in Carlton County that...

 By Pine Knot News    News    July 16, 2021

Art is coming to West End

Calling all artists, future artists and wannabe artists: Cloquet's West End is inviting you to bring your art supplies and sense of adventure to a West End Art Day on Saturday. Organized by artist...

 By Mike Creger    News    July 16, 2021

Political flags are gone in Scanlon

A property in Scanlon with political flags on a pole disparaging President Joe Biden and voters with expletives, and supporting former President Donald Trump, is being sold, and the flags are gone....

 By Jana Peterson    News    July 16, 2021

Woman dies after June apartment fire

A woman who was severely injured in a fire at Cloquet’s Larson Commons apartments last month has died. Nancy Carlson, 70, was a tenant at the senior high-rise on Cloquet Avenue; the fire started in her apartment the morning of June 13. The Cloquet A... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    July 16, 2021

Standoff ends with suspect shooting self

Police are still investigating an armed standoff Saturday that ended with the suspect shooting himself and dying at the scene. According to a press release from the Cloquet Police Department, officers from Cloquet, Fond du Lac, Carlton County and...

 By Mike Creger    News    July 16, 2021

Wrenshall School Board moves toward more fixes

The Wrenshall school district is moving ahead with plans to update a moldering building on its campus into a space for industrial and technology classrooms. The school board approved a plan Monday... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    July 16, 2021

Jeopardy! champ is grand marshal

Sam Kavanaugh, a 2009 Carlton grad who recently won the Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions, will have the seat of honor (likely in an antique fire truck) in the Carlton Daze parade at 1 p.m. July 25....

 By Pine Knot News    News    July 16, 2021

Pine Knot wins more awards

On top of 34 awards and a trophy for Most Outstanding Weekly Newspaper in the Better Newspaper Contest organized by the Minnesota Newspaper Association, the Pine Knot News recently won two more awards from the Minnesota Society for Professional...

 By Pete Radosevich    News    July 16, 2021

Summer school deemed a success

The Esko School Board approved pay hikes for noncontract substitute workers during its July 12 meeting, citing a need to not only attract new substitutes but also to show appreciation for the current...

 By Dan Reed    News    July 16, 2021

Tech gurus get high praise for pandemic work

A tiny Carlton County department gained national recognition recently for work they did to limit person-to-person contact during vaccination clinics held during the pandemic. Geographic Information...

 By Jana Peterson    News    July 16, 2021

Pay for substitute teachers will rise to $150 a day

In the wake of the pandemic when substitute teachers were in short supply, Cloquet School Board members approved raising the daily pay for substitute teachers to $150 a day during Monday’s meeting, u...

 By Pine Knot News    News    July 16, 2021

Benefit set for burn victim

Cloquet's Jake Schwinn is facing some hefty medical bills after a flash fire from a bonfire last month left him with first- and second-degree burns across his torso, hands and arms. Schwinn has no... Full story


Our View: Mind the rules on pedestrians

A loyal reader stopped into the Pine Knot News office to chat the other day, and pointed out how few motorists understand the concept that a pedestrian has the right of way. We would like to remind...


Harry's Gang: Newspapers remain vital links

I love newspapers, and always have. It's common for me to pick up a copy of the local paper at every little town I may be traveling through, and it's fascinating to learn that every town has its... Full story


Obituaries: Donald Arnold Seabury

Donald Arnold Seabury, 87, of Cloquet passed away July 9, 2021, at St. Luke's hospital. He was born to Walter and Elsie (Haderly) Seabury on Aug. 27, 1933, in Mellen, Wisconsin. Don married Marian... Full story


Obituaries: Carol Jean (Johnson) Schubert

Carol Jean (Johnson) Schubert, 82, of Cloquet passed away Saturday, July 10, 2021 after a brief illness, surrounded by the love of her family. She was born Dec. 18, 1938 in Superior, Wisconsin, and wa... Full story


Death Notices

Nancy Elaine Carlson, 70, of Cloquet passed away Thursday, July 8, 2021 in the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. Visitation: 11 a.m. until the 12 p.m. funeral service Saturday, July 17 in the Atkins Northland Funeral Home in Cloquet.... Full story


Obituaries: Kathie Jo (Danger) Kemi

Kathie Jo (Danger) Kemi passed away July 7, 2021, at home, with her daughters by her side. She was born in Crookston on Oct. 15, 1951. Kathie graduated from Esko High School in 1969. She married her high school sweetheart, Bruce, in 1970. They built... Full story


Obituaries: DaWayn Johnson

DaWayn "Dewey" Herbert Johnson, 86, of Carlton passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side July 4, 2021. Born Oct. 9, 1934, to Caroline and Herbert Johnson in Red Wing, he attended a... Full story


Obituaries: Darwin "Teets" Laverne Bishop

Darwin "Teets" Laverne Bishop, resident of the Duluth area, passed away peacefully Saturday, July 3, 2021, just shy of his 86th birthday. He was born to Sylvester and Charlotte Northrup in Carlton... Full story


Obituaries: Debra Esther (Timonen) Smith

Debra Esther (Timonen) Smith, 55, of Proctor died peacefully July 6, 2021, at Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton after a brief battle with uterine cancer. Deb was born in Moose Lake, the daughter of... Full story

 By Steve Korby    Sports    July 16, 2021

The king outduels the kid

After three glorious days of perfect golfing weather, Hermantown's Taylor Sundbom emerged as the champion of the 90th annual Cloquet Invitational golf tournament, shooting a total three-under par. It... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    July 16, 2021

Softball teams fill Cloquet parks again

Braun Park was bustling again this past weekend as 30 girls fast-pitch teams converged on the sparkling complex in Cloquet's Hilltop neighborhood for the USSSA Northern State tournament. "It was just... Full story

 By Mike Creger    People    July 16, 2021

80 years and still a kid's kid

Her voice has a certain gravitas to it, then at turns it is lifted by a whimsical lilt driving a hearty laugh. Free as a kid's laugh, really. It is her 80th birthday, and a party has sprung up near...


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