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Powwow binds groups together

The sound of the drums spread out from the Big Lake powwow grounds like ripples in the water last weekend, as hundreds of people came together to celebrate the 26th annual Veterans Powwow at the Fond... Full story

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    July 19, 2019

Cloquet council has new member

Meeting for the first time in their new chambers at the new City Hall, Cloquet City Council members voted unanimously Tuesday to appoint Chris Swanson as interim representative for Ward 3. Swanson...

 

She's tackling pollution at age 7

Seven-year-old Bella Richards and her grandmother, Jean Vatnsdal of Cloquet, have enjoyed summer nature walks since Bella's fourth birthday. Throughout the summer, they explore the outside elements... Full story

 

Risdons celebrate five generations

The Risdon family got together earlier this month to celebrate five generations with patriarch Gene Risdon, of the Rock Place in Cloquet. Clockwise from top left are granddaughter Kary Ley,...

 

This week in state history

Historic Minnesota events that took place July 19-25. July 19 1982 Relatives and friends of Robert Asp sail his replica Viking ship Hjemkomst into the harbor of Bergen, Norway, completing a journey from the Great Lakes. The ship is later installed...

 

Car show hits Scanlon lot

All antique, classic, customs, street rods, low-riders and trucks are welcome at the RPM Car Show 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 20 in the Rendezvous Sports Bar and Grill parking lot, 1110 Scanlon Way, Scanlon. Registration is $10 per person (and...

 

History center has a big sale

The Carlton County Historical Society is holding its first flea market, vintage and antique sale this weekend. Find a little bit of everything and a lot of history at the sale held outside the NorthEastern Saloon and Hotel on Dunlap Island,9 a.m. to...

 

Songs of Hope playing Saturday

For the first time in its 28-year history, the global Songs of Hope company will be performing in Cloquet, presenting an afternoon concert at the Encore Performing Arts Center 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, July 20. The award-winning Songs of Hope concert...

 
 By Jana Peterson    People    July 19, 2019

A wild 'Jeopardy!' ride

Carlton's Ed Kavanaugh remembers coming in from the field and finding his son, Sam, in front of the TV, intently watching "Jeopardy!" and playing along with the contestants, clicking a pen each time... Full story

 

Harmonies are next in FDLTCC concert series

The next performance in the Hot Summer Nights concert series is The Twins of Franklin, featuring fabulous vocal harmonies and many favorite melodies like you’ve never heard them before. The concert starts at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at the Fond...

 

Wound clinic recognized

Community Memorial Hospital’s advanced wound clinic in Cloquet has received the 2018 Center of Distinction award from Healogics, the nation’s largest wound care provider. The clinic is for individuals with wounds that have not responded to...

 

Take a left, or Wright, to reach Wrong Days

Only in Wright, could things go so wrong in a celebration … on purpose. This weekend marks the 54th annual Wrong Days in Wright celebration, where people challenge each other to a game of O-G-N-I-B... Full story

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    July 19, 2019

CAT-7 leadership in flux

A closed session to consider allegations against a city employee was canceled Tuesday after CAT-7 coordinator Eric Lipponen, mayor Roger Maki and the city’s human resources director James Barclay di...

 

OUR VIEW: Changes at cable access a mixed bag

City council meetings are now livestreamed, but sometimes transparency comes at a cost. In this case, CAT-7, Cloquet’s cable access channel, has lost its studio and its full-time coordinator. That’s a shame, especially since, for years, CAT-7...

 

HARRY'S GANG: Prosecutors need some muzzling

The law fascinates me, which is probably why I became a lawyer. I don’t do much criminal defense anymore, but my oldest brother Tom does; he’s a “prominent” criminal defense lawyer in Houston. We often share stories about our practices, and...

 
 By Chris Gass    Opinion    July 19, 2019

Volunteering is part of a strong community

The season of giving. When is it? I’d argue that the season never truly ends, as giving can be, and should be, year-round. One can give in many ways, through either resources or time; each is import... Full story

 

A guide to letters to the editor

The Pine Knot News encourages readers to participate on these pages. Let your voice be heard by following these basic guidelines: • Letters to the editor should be kept to under 300 words. Longer pieces could be considered for a guest commentary.... Full story

 

Letter: Line 3 is a safe fix

What is going on with this state? At one time we were considered a leader in technology, medicine and education. Now it appears that our leaders cannot make the tough decisions needed to keep this state a great place to live and work. It’s been...

 

GUEST VIEW: Let common sense prevail on school buildings

Only about 45 people out of a total of nearly 800 students and hundreds of staff attended the Carlton-Wrenshall consolidation discussion meeting July 9. It was a meeting filled with optimism and... Full story

 

Obituary: Steven Ray Martin

Steven Ray Martin, 63, died peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Oct. 14, 2018, at Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph, Mich. Steve was born on Nov. 23, 1954 in Cook County, Illinois, to Janet...

 

Senior dining menu

Arrowhead Senior Nutrition menu for July 19-26: Friday, July 19: Stuffed peppers, banana cake Monday, July 22: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, fresh fruit Tuesday, July 23: Special of the Day, vegetables, fruit, dessert Wednesday, July 24:... Full story

 

Variety of homegrown foods grows at farmers market

The Carlton County farmers market is going strong in both locations now: Tuesdays 4-6 p.m. in Carlton at the Four Seasons Center, and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Cloquet in the Premiere Theatres...

 
 By Caleb Swanson    News    July 19, 2019

Russian honeyberries find a place in Wrenshall

A cold winter rolling into spring is not typically an ideal growing season for berries, but local farmer Jason Amundson saw potential in the cold Minnesotan weather. Happily, Minnesota has the same...

 

Food Sources: Bringing a honey education to Carlton County

Our region is flush with great food. From the Fond du Lac Band's indigenous gardeners, to Mahtowa beekeepers, Wrenshall sustainable farmers, Carlton shiitake mushroom growers, Esko picklers, Moose... Full story

 

Cromwell-Wright News

Well, it’s here. Wright will celebrate its 54th annual Wrong Days in Wright this weekend. For those of you who have come many times, you know the routine. For those of you who may be coming for the... Full story

 

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