Articles from the August 2, 2019 edition

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Skaters gonna skate

Newish park in Cloquet hosts first big event Skinned knees and bruised shins were a fate no one escaped as the Cloquet skatepark was transformed into a chaotic gauntlet of scooters, bikes,... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    August 2, 2019

Hands-free is now law

When Minnesota governor Tim Walz signed the “hands-free while driving” law April 12, it meant Minnesota joined 17 states in requiring drivers to have their cellphones in hands-free mode while driving...


This week in state history

Historic Minnesota events that took place Aug. 2-8. August 2 1928 President Calvin Coolidge visits Virginia and tours the iron mines. 1956 Albert Woolson, the last surviving Union veteran of the Civil War, dies in Duluth at age 106. Woolson had...


Celebrate Wrenshall and Brickyard Days on Saturday

It's been a while since the Habhegger Brick Company was a thriving business in the Wrenshall area, and even longer since Frederick Jacob Habhegger and his family of nine children bought 160 acres of l... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    August 2, 2019

Meet the Carlton Wrenshall Raptors

Students from the new combined Carlton Wrenshall football team and cheer squad unveiled their new mascot and colors during the Carlton Daze parade on Sunday. They are the Carlton Wrenshall Raptors -...

 By Mike Creger    News    August 2, 2019

Family mystery solved with diploma

The picture always gnawed at Lynn Shaw. There she is, in 1958, posing with her brother and father next to their typical suburban Minneapolis home. The landscape is bare. Don Siiter is towering over hi... Full story


School sports starting up again, practices begin Aug. 12

If school feels like the far distant future, think again. Cloquet activities director Paul Riess wants to remind parents that fall activities officially start Monday, Aug. 12. Fall activities include cross-country running, girls tennis, girls... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    August 2, 2019

Officer shoots man in Moose Lake warrant incident

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) is investigating an officer-involved shooting incident that happened Monday in Moose Lake. According to the BCA,...


Get your bike/run/fun on

The first ever Pine Valley Bike, Run, Family Fun 13K Duathlon is set for Sunday, Aug. 11 in Cloquet’s Pine Valley Recreation Area. Participants can choose from several races, including a 13K d...

 By Pine Knot News    News    August 2, 2019

Speak your piece on auditor/ treasurer position

The Carlton County board of commissioners is asking for input on changing the county auditor/treasurer job from being an elected position to an appointed position. The public hearing will begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13 at the Carlton County...

 By Jana Peterson    News    August 2, 2019

Cloquet administrator is leaving

After just under two years on the job in Cloquet, city administrator Aaron Reeves is resigning to take the same job in Hudson, Wisconsin. His last day with the City of Cloquet will be Sept. 5. Reeves...

 By Jana Peterson    News    August 2, 2019

Former chief's complaint 'not substantiated'

The most recent complaint filed by former Cloquet police chief Wade Lamirande - alleging that a photograph of four uniformed police officers posing with former Cloquet mayor Dave Hallback was a...


National Night Out events set for Tuesday

While National Night Out started in 1984 as a way to bring neighborhoods and local law enforcement together under positive circumstances, in Cloquet it’s about bringing the entire community and p... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    August 2, 2019

Essentia to open Cloquet clinic

It’s official. Essential Health is planning to open a Cloquet clinic at the site of the Driftwood Motel, opposite Walmart on the frontage road west of Highway 33. “We are expanding our services in... Full story


Our View: Eyes on the road,hands on the wheel

8 and 4 o’clock. That’s where they teach young drivers to place their hands on the steering wheel nowadays. Not on the radio knob, not on the armrest, not holding a taco. And especially not on your cellphone. As of yesterday, holding your cel...


Harry's Gang: Administrator responds to CAT-7 questions

Admittedly, I have a vested interest in CAT-7, the local public access television station. I’ve hosted “Harry’s Gang” on that channel for almost 20 years, and I’ve developed close friendshi...

 By Ann Markusen    Opinion    August 2, 2019

On The Mark: The North Shore is lake source cooling at its finest

The day after my 73rd birthday, my husband, Rod, and I headed up the North Shore. We fled exhaustion and duties, immersing ourselves in glorious summer. Lake Superior operates like a cooling chamber,...


Letter: Show your support for CAT-7

It feels like the outgoing Cloquet city administrator, Aaron Reeves, is doing everything he can to get rid of CAT-7 and its coordinator Eric Lipponen. I worry that the church services, “Harry’s Gang,” various sports and other things that are shown...


Letter: Apologies from Ruby's Pantry

Our sincere apologies to all our friends who had to wait so long to get a share from our Ruby’s Pantry July 24 distribution. Our truck driver from the North Branch warehouse facility tripped and broke his leg that morning as he was getting ready t...


Letter: Iron Range Legislators show support for PolyMet

The claims by metro legislators and anti-mining groups about PolyMet Mining are downright fabrications. It is very disappointing that people don’t know or don’t care what our strong rules and regulations require, and that the media continues to perpe...


Death Notices

Willard R. Maki, 99, formerly of Esko, Minn., passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at Augustana Health Care in Moose Lake. Visitation will be held 5-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, and will resume at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24 until the 11 a.m. memorial... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    August 2, 2019

District Court Report

Following are recent felony and gross misdemeanor court cases resolved in Carlton County Sixth District Court. Arresting agencies are abbreviated as follows: Cloquet Police Department (CPD), Carlton County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), Fond du Lac P... Full story


Senior dining menu

Arrowhead Senior Nutrition Menu for August 2-9: Friday, July Aug. 2: Special of the day, vegetables or fruit, dessert Monday, Aug. 5: Cheesy cauliflower soup & ham and cheese sandwich or alternative*, fresh fruit Tuesday, Aug. 6: Chicken pasta... Full story


Carlton Daze is ready, set, run!

It was run, run, run during the annual Carlton Daze celebration. The weekend kicked off with children's races and the 27th annual 5K race Friday night, followed the next morning by the Minnesota...


Parading around during Carlton Daze

Plenty of fun! Whether you were running a race or running to garage sales or simply running between events in and around Carlton last weekend, there was some kind of fun for everyone during the...


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