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A fine night out

Wearing her Fond du Lac "K9 Kaylee" shirt, Ahlae Lu Leveille and her mom came to Tuesday's National Night Out event in the hopes of seeing a police dog. Ahlae Lu is a huge fan, and even thinks she...

 
 By Bret Baker    Outdoors    August 9, 2019

Pine Knot Outdoors: 'Crappie Keith' lives up to his name

The fog rolled across the surface of the water as we slid Keith Nelson's Alumacraft into the coffee-colored waters of Big Sandy Lake. I relegated myself to the back deck of his boat. I was here to...

 

This week in state history

Historic Minnesota events that took place Aug. 9-15. August 9 1842 The Webster–Ashburton Treaty, which set the boundary between Canada and the United States, is signed by the United States and Great Britain. The boundary had been in dispute since...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    August 9, 2019

2018 police budget blown by $200,000

Results of the recently completed 2018 city audit raised the alarm for at least one Cloquet city councilor last month, when city finance director Nancy Klassen stated that the police department came... Full story

 
 By Dave Anderson    News    August 9, 2019

Dogged heat may stay at bay in August

An old farmer I knew passed away, and my part of the inheritance was a big box of old almanacs dating back to 1925. There were plenty of Farmer’s and Old Farmer’s almanacs and several other...

 

Births

Charles Louis Robnik was born at 2:47 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth, weighing in at 8 pounds, 9 ounces. Proud parents are Adam and Joanna Robnik of Barnum. Charlie... Full story

 

Esko kicks off 'Fun Days'

The first Davis Helberg Community Impact Award was presented during the Esko Seniors Picnic Lunch Wednesday as part of the annual Esko Fun Days festivities. Davis Helberg spent much of his time... Full story

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    August 9, 2019

Cloquet Legion marks 100 years

Cloquet's American Legion Post 262 celebrates its 100th birthday this year, and members of the Post and Auxiliary will mark the occasion with a picnic and 50-year awards Thursday, Aug. 15. The festivi...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    August 9, 2019

Cloquet street dig nears the finish line

As the end of summer vacation comes into view, so does the end of the $3 million Washington Avenue reconstruction project - at least those parts of the project near Cloquet Middle School. Assistant...

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    August 9, 2019

Priest accused of past abuse

On Sunday, parishioners in Carlton and Sawyer heard that their pastor, Father David Tushar, is on administrative leave after the Diocese was notified of allegations of past sexual abuse involving a minor in 1978-79, when Tushar was serving as a Holy...

 

Mahtowa is home for 'Farm Family of the Year'

The Gustafson family of Mahtowa has been named Carlton County's 2019 Farm Family of the Year by the University of Minnesota Extension office. The Gustafson farm began 115 years ago as a registered...

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    August 9, 2019

Speak your piece on auditor/treasurer

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

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    August 9, 2019

Man dies after ATV accident at cabin

One Minnesotan is dead following an ATV accident Sunday off South Finn Road in Lakeview Township. According to a press release from the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office, at 12:06 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, Carlton County Dispatch received a report of an...

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    August 9, 2019

Sappi gets $100,000 state training grant

Sen. Jason Rarick (R-Pine City) announced Tuesday that Sappi Fine Paper in Cloquet was selected to receive a $100,000 grant from Minnesota’s Dual Training Grant Program. The grant will help Sappi provide 25 employees with an opportunity to advance...

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    August 9, 2019

Disabled veterans can apply for tax exclusion

Carlton County assessor Kyle Holmes said due to a clarification in the tax law during the recent legislative session, there is a new special refund provision for disabled veterans who were eligible but did not receive the veteran-with-a-disability...

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    August 9, 2019

Post box office rules reviewed in Carlton

Residents and businesses in downtown Carlton do not receive mail, but they do get free post office boxes. However, not all their mail is being addressed properly. The U.S. Postal Service is reminding residents and others to include the post office...

 
 By Jana Peterson    People    August 9, 2019

Walking and watching

Cloquet’s Dan Lundberg and his grandson, Luke, 4, wrap up a walk that looped through Cloquet’s West End and down Cloquet and Industrial avenues. Lundberg walks roughly five miles a day through...

 

Admit it: America has a gun problem

Guns don’t kill people, people kill people. Outlaw guns and only outlaws will have guns. Banning guns won’t work. Why not just ban mass shootings? It will be just about as effective. The rhetoric after each mass shooting is predictable. But as an...

 

The Political Account: Examining our gun culture

I initially intended to write about the current state of our real estate market and the health of the economy within our region — this was not to be — as I, along with the rest of this country,...

 

Harry's Gang: America found at revered memorial

The Washington Monument is a pretty impressive structure, located in the heart of the "swamp" of Washington, D.C. It's an obelisk, a four-sided tapered tower with a pyramid on top. It's just about...

 

Obituaries: Kenneth Roy Tamillo

Kenneth Roy Tamillo, 87, of Cloquet, passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 22, 2019, at the VA hospital in St. Cloud. Kenny was born Dec. 1, 1931, to Walter and Evelyn Tamillo in Cloquet, where... Full story

 

GUEST VIEW: Don't make stuff up when it comes to PolyMet

In a representative democracy where discussion of issues should be fact-based, it’s always disappointing when publicly elected officials resort to mischaracterizations, half-truths, and good-old-fas...

 

Obituaries: David Bernard Van Guilder

David Bernard Van Guilder, 73, of Holyoke passed away Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, at Essentia St. Mary's in Duluth. He was born in Carlton to Harry and Colleen (Berge) Van Guilder on Nov. 25, 1945. Dave was... Full story

 

Obituaries: Helen M. Swanson

Helen M. Swanson, 87, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Aug. 6, at her home in Carlton. Born on Dec. 29, 1931, in Duluth to Walter Hammerbeck and Mabel (Dehli) Hammerbeck, Helen graduated from Denfeld... Full story

 

Death Notices

Hilda Gertrude Prusi, Cloquet, died Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, at Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton where she had resided since February 2018. A funeral service was scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 8, in the Independent Apostolic Lutheran Church in Munger.... Full story

 

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