Articles from the August 6, 2021 edition

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 By Lydia Stone    News    August 6, 2021

Interns get a taste of the real world

Almost every morning for 10 weeks, college student Emma Waugh has risen out of bed and logged onto her computer in her Cloquet bedroom to start work on a project for NASA. With specialized computer... Full story


Weekend Highlights

Get your party on, Carlton County, this weekend is packed with community festivals. Esko got a head start on the weekend with Esko Fun Days kicking off earlier in the week. Still to come is fun at... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    August 6, 2021

Nonprofit expands its 'REACH' in a big way

Since Dakota Koski went from being a volunteer mentor as a high school sophomore to being executive director of REACH 10 years ago, the local nonprofit organization has been evolving. Over that time... Full story


Arrowhead Senior Nutrition Menu for August 6-13

Friday, Aug. 6 French toast and sausage with warm apples, blueberry fluff Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 7-8 Frozen meals available Monday, Aug. 9 Twisted taco, pudding with topping Tuesday, Aug. 10 Pork loin chop, rhubarb custard dessert Wednesday, Aug. 11... Full story



FRIDAY, AUG. 13 Friends of the Library book sale 12-2 p.m. Friday, Cloquet Public Library. "One-Dog Canoe” Kinder Konzerts in a Bag kids’ take-and-make kits are available at the Cloquet Public, Carlton Area, Duluth Public and Moose Lake Public lib... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    August 6, 2021

Cloquet Council fixes deficit, continues PLA talks

Cloquet City Councilors took action Tuesday to correct a large deficit in the fund that is used to pay for street projects, among other things. Councilors approved the transfer of $435,000 from the...


Thomson Township residents invited to weigh in Monday

After more than a year of pandemic delays, Thomson Township residents will have one final opportunity to weigh in on the township’s evolving Comprehensive Plan. A public comment session regarding the proposed 2040 Thomson Township Comprehensive P... Full story


Libraries offer "concert in a bag" kits

The Arrowhead Library System and the Friends of the Minnesota Orchestra are providing “Kinder Konzerts in a Bag” kits to member public libraries this month. The kits, developed by the Friends of the...

 By MPR News    COVID-19    August 6, 2021

Without emergency powers, it's up to local leaders to respond to latest Covid wave

Covid-19 cases are on the rise again in Minnesota and across the country, but with most restrictions lifted and Gov. Tim Walz’s emergency powers gone, the response to this latest spike is in the hands of local leaders and businesses. The number of Co...  Website


Carlton County jumps to 'moderate' Covid transmission status

Editor's note: The level of Covid transmission jumped to "substantial" in Carlton County after this story was published. On Saturday it was at a rate of 80.85 per 100,000 people according to the CDC... Full story


Our View: Social worker a great addition to law enforcement

We appreciate the forward thinking of local law enforcement by embracing the addition of Troy Homstad to their toolbox of public safety resources. Homstad is a social worker from the Human Development Center who is now working with the Cloquet, Fond... Full story


Harry's Gang: I vote to keep Carlton County jail downtown

I’m disappointed the county has decided to put the new jail out in Olsonville, where the transportation building is now. Sure, it’s just three miles away from its current location, but I think it... Full story


Notes from the Small Pond: Smoke

The guy in the wheelchair and Chicago Bulls basketball shorts and no shirt with the shiny, sun-tanned watermelon belly and aviator sunglasses waits at the stoplight for the WALK sign at the bottom of... Full story


Readers' Corner: 'Good Enough' poem

Writer Janice Laurie shared this poem with the Pine Knot News recently. Writing is her passion, but she didn’t have much time when she and her husband, Brian, were raising their kids in Esko. Now Laurie is working on her writing skill again and wante... Full story


Obituary: Grant Leon Grider

Grant Leon Grider passed away peacefully in his sleep the early morning of July 8, 2021, at home, with his wife of 49 years, Barbara, at his side. He had courageously battled cancer for more than two... Full story


Obituary: Lisa Renee Mattinen

Lisa Renee Mattinen, 55, of St. Marie, Montana passed away July 30, 2021 at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, Montana. Lisa was born Nov. 10, 1965 in Cloquet to Carl and Geraldine... Full story


Obituary: Victoria Catherine Permealia Schwartz

Victoria Catherine Permealia Schwartz, 97, resident of Alborn for more than 95 years, passed away peacefully Dec. 9, 2020 in her home with her family by her side. She was born Jan. 1, 1923 to Herbert... Full story


CAT-7 adds local podcast, theater and horror to lineup

Watch the County Seat children’s theater production of “When Silents Was Golden” on CAT-7. For the month of August, the cable access channel is showing videos of weeks 3 and 4 of the children’s theater production at 3 and 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesday... Full story


Death notice: Gault

Dorothy E. Gault, 89, of Wrenshall passed away Nov. 9, 2020. A Celebration of Life will be held 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28 at Silver Brook Town Hall in Wrenshall.... Full story


'Moose' golf tourney draws a crowd

On July 19, 20 teams and 80 players converged on the Cloquet Country Club to play in the second annual Moose Cancer Golf Fundraiser. Gary “Moose” Pastika, a 50-year member of the club, died of colon c... Full story


Kids pedal the pines

Kids on bikes turned out in force Saturday morning, with nearly 100 participating in an event called Kids Pedal the Pines Day at Cloquet’s Pine Valley recreation area. There were bikers of all a... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    August 6, 2021

Baseball teams wrap up season

The summer baseball season came to a close over the weekend as Esko fell in the championship game of the Junior Legion baseball tournament and Cloquet dropped its first two games in the VFW...


Increased human-bear interactions prompt order

Visitors to the Superior National Forest, including the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Area, will need to store food properly to help protect wild bears and humans. This food storage order is t...

 By DNR news    Outdoors    August 6, 2021

Lack of rain creating challenges at boat launches

The abnormally dry- to drought conditions occurring across Minnesota are creating challenging conditions for people trying to get their boats into or out of the water at public boat launches, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural...

 By Lydia Stone    People    August 6, 2021

Neighbors build community with National Night Out

Upon arrival at the gathering on Cloquet's White Pine Drive, laughter and conversations echo down the block. Children jump in a bouncy house while firefighters attentively give tours of the giant...


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