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  • Why internships are important

    Madison Hunter|Aug 6, 2021

    Internships have become increasingly important and sought after in the last decade or so. At universities, most majors require them to graduate. They offer hands-on experience in their field of study. Additionally, many students are able to jumpstart a career once they graduate because of contacts or work they did as an intern. As a journalism major at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, I am required to complete either an internship or a journalism practicum class. Most students I know picked... Full story

  • School supply drive at Northern Lights

    Aug 6, 2021

    Northern Lights Community Action is holding a Back to School supply drive through Aug. 13. Needed items include pencils, paper, backpacks, calculators, rulers, pens, staplers, tape, glue, colored pencils, markers, erasers, binders, folders, composition books, crayons, scissors, etc. Drop off at 901 Cloquet Ave. between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Distribution is Aug. 23. Sign up by calling 218-879-2119.... Full story

  • Call for submissions: Bringing Joy

    Aug 6, 2021

    United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo will visit the Northland Oct. 18, 2021. Through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, the Bringing Joy Committee will create an e-book dedicated to art and poetry inspired by Harjo’s work. Local writers and artists are invited to submit work inspired by Harjo for publication in this anthology. Those whose work is chosen will receive a free copy of the e-book as well as entry into a drawing to attend Harjo’s reading and a feast at Fond du Lac Tri... Full story

  • Unemployed in 2021? Get low-cost insurance

    Pine Knot News|Aug 6, 2021

    Minnesotans who received unemployment income at any time in 2021 now have access to extremely low-cost health insurance through MNsure. The new benefits were implemented as part of the American Rescue Plan legislation enacted earlier this year. New federal subsidies for private health insurance on MNsure act as an instant discount for consumers, lowering the cost for monthly premiums. MNsure encourages anyone who received unemployment income for at least one week in 2021 to visit MNsure.org to check out their options. Current MNsure enrollees... Full story

  • Carlton County DFL activists honored by state DFL

    Aug 6, 2021

    I always marvel over the magic of potluck dinners. Without comparing notes, everyone brings a homemade dish and, abracadabra, there's a variety of tasty foods representing the main food groups, including my favorite - dessert - with plenty to go around. That magic was on display at Cromwell pavilion last week as area DFLers gathered to celebrate accomplishments and support their friends and neighbors. The annual summer potluck for Minnesota House District 11A was the perfect opportunity to... Full story

  • Wright/Cromwell News

    Jennie K. Hanson|Aug 6, 2021

    The Carlton County Fair is fast approaching and I am looking for volunteers to work at the Little Red School Aug. 19-22 Please call me at 808-366-6582 or 218-357-2385 if you can spare a couple of hours volunteering. The Extreme Team will be holding a car wash at the fire department in Cromwell 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7. Freewill donation. Word has it that Hey Day in Tamarack is Aug. 7. Activities include the marathon at 10 a.m., parade at 11 a.m., kids’ carnival games 12-2 p.m., t...

  • Minnesota Public Radio|Aug 6, 2021

    Three weekends ago, Cody Sheik was at a friend's wedding on Duluth's Park Point, sipping champagne on the Lake Superior beach, when he spotted something unusual in the normally crystal clear water. "It was definitely a bloom,” he recalled. “It’s indescribable. Chalk-green, when it should be nice and clear." Sheik would know. He’s a microbiologist at the University of Minnesota Duluth's Large Lakes Observatory who studies blue-green algae blooms. He snapped some pictures, but he didn't have a...  Website

  • Nature's Path: Plan to stay safe in and around water

    Ruth Reeves|Aug 6, 2021

    Soapbox please. I am about to preach my annual sermon on water safety. Thousands of times, I have gushed with pride while spouting off about the abundance of water recreation that our great state offers. As “Fanfare for the Common Man” plays inside my head, I think of all Minnesotans, rural, urban, wealthy and not wealthy, having access to water recreation. From the daring surfers in Lake Superior, to the tiny toddlers enjoying a sprinkler run, we have access to that magic mixture of hyd...

  • MinnPOST|Aug 6, 2021

    By Yasmine Askari / MinnPost Minnesotans are just now emerging from a week that some have described as "apocalyptic." When northern winds brought in gray skies full of pollution from Canadian wildfires, a drought and recurring high temperatures had already been plaguing most of the state. Lee Frelich, the director of forest ecology at the University of Minnesota, says the last time Minnesota experienced a summer so extreme was 1988. "That was pretty much like this summer that we're having right...  Website

  • Letter: Thomson Township Comp plan imperfect

    Aug 6, 2021

    I strongly encourage all community members to attend the Thomson Township public comment meeting on the proposed comprehensive plan 6-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 9. This plan will affect residents for the next 20 years. The public comment session will be immediately followed by the steering committee meeting, also worth your time. I write because I’ve recently had my appointment to the committee finally confirmed by the town board after a six-month delay in filling the vacant committee seat of my deceased predecessor. Although I‘ll only be able to ful... Full story

  • Republicans to hold Veterans Appreciation day Thursday

    Aug 6, 2021

    The Carlton County Republicans are holding a Veterans Appreciation Day from 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12 at Veterans Park in Cloquet. A homeless veterans advocate will be there. Call Tony Sheda for more information at 218-384-4734. The date for this event was incorrect in last week's Pine Knot News. We apologize for the error.... Full story

  • At least one dead after car plunges into river

    Jana Peterson|Aug 6, 2021

    At least one person died after a vehicle went off an Interstate 35 bridge near Scanlon and ended up in the St. Louis River. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the crash happened at 12:03 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10. First responders donned water rescue gear to reach the vehicle, which was mostly submerged but partly visible in the water underneath the bridge. Killed in the crash was the female passenger, Barbara Jean Kimber, age 78, of Carlton. The driver of the 2004 Ford Explorer, an... Full story