Articles from the August 19, 2022 edition

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 By Jana Peterson    News    August 19, 2022

Campground sale brings Knife Island history to light

For decades, Marcie Stolberg has kept the island next to her campground as sacred space, aware of the stories of long-ago Native American battles and tragedy. It was there, according to the 1937...

 By Dan Reed    News    August 19, 2022

It's county fair time

Editor's note: Find the fair schedule below this story. This weekend people from the greater Carlton County area will gather in Barnum to celebrate the 131st Carlton County fair. Last year saw a... Full story


History Mystery

This week, we're happy to share more of what the Pine Knot News has learned about the 5,000-pound millstone pulled by the city of Cloquet from resident Bill Stolberg's yard. The millstone was used at...


Kettle River Days brings neighbors, visitors together

Kettle River's main street was bustling Saturday, as the small town celebrated its annual Ma & Pa Kettle Days event. Politicians, vendors and others – including the Moose Lake Historical Society a...


Fire destroys pole building

A pole building burned in Skelton Township, outside Barnum, on Saturday, Aug. 13. A passerby reported the fire on the 4400 block of County Road 6 at 11:46 p.m. Responding emergency personnel found nobody injured, but a pole building that was a total...


Hwy 33 study open for comments

A study of the Minnesota Highway 33 corridor through Cloquet is being conducted to help create a transportation plan in the area, said a Minnesota Department of Transportation news release this week. The Arrowhead Regional Development Commission and...


Global visitors enjoy a taste of Ojibwe culture

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College welcomed Indigenous-serving educators from across the world over the past week, hosting the annual gathering of the World Indigenous Nations Higher E...

 By Brady Slater    News    August 19, 2022

Wrenshall investigation to wrap Aug. 24

The Wrenshall school board will convene for a special meeting Aug. 24 to hear results of an investigation into possible misconduct by the school’s information technology director. The board will gather at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the school to learn w...

 By Jana Peterson    News    August 19, 2022

Council votes yes to sidewalks, considers levy hike

Cloquet city councilors and Mayor Roger Maki voted unanimously Tuesday to uphold the city’s subdivision ordinance requiring sidewalks in any new subdivisions, despite a planning commission recommendation to the contrary. City planner/zoning administr...


Candidate filings, races for Nov. 8 general election

The filing period for Carlton County, the state of Minnesota, and the city of Cloquet was in May, but the filing period for remaining cities in Carlton County ended Tuesday, Aug. 16. Now that filing periods and August’s primary races have c... Full story


County names its outstanding seniors

Shirley Magnuson, 83, has been selected as the female Outstanding Senior Citizen for Carlton County this year. She will be honored during a ceremony at noon at the Carlton County fair Friday, Aug. 19... Full story

 By Brady Slater    News    August 19, 2022

Raptors sports, activities co-op tripped up near goal line

The Carlton-Wrenshall Raptors football program won’t take the field for varsity action this season. It’s a victim of not having enough players despite the cooperative agreement between schools in the eastern half of the county. The schools will try...

 By Rebekah King    News    August 19, 2022

Esko board plans new fitness center

A quiet summer for the Esko Public Schools has allowed administrators and school board members to move forward with plans for a few school improvement projects that will begin construction during the...

 By Pine Knot News    News    August 19, 2022

Spend Labor Day in Cloquet

Cloquet will, once again, be the place to go to celebrate Labor Day. After a pandemic hiatus, the Oldtimers Banquet will return on Sunday, Sept. 4 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Four Seasons Event Center in Carlton. The parade will return, marching down...


Our View: Requiring sidewalks is good public policy

Sidewalks won this week. So did public health and our sense of community. We congratulate the Cloquet City Council on its unanimous vote in favor of sidewalks — and for following the city’s own rules requiring sidewalks in new subdivisions. Unf... Full story


Notes From The Small Pond: Before You Die

Before You Die you should read “Moby Dick.” A lot of us from varying generations will have had this title as Required Reading in high school or as an undergrad student. I remember trying to plow thr... Full story


Letter to the editor: Politicians need to work together, avoid extremism

Patriotism, a viewpoint: The vast majority of this country’s “Greatest Generation” were patriots first and politicos second. They put country before politics. There were both conservatives and progressives who espoused their particular polit... Full story


Wood City rocks Cloquet

Thousands of people descended on Cloquet's Veterans Park on Saturday to enjoy music mixed with prayer and plenty of fun as the Wood City Worship Festival kicked off its eighth event in the past nine y...

 By Brady Slater    Sports    August 19, 2022

Fond du Lac restores its annual lacrosse camp

Bryan "Bear" Bosto surveyed a sunlit field outside the Fond du Lac Ojibwe School last week, and spoke with pride. "We have a lot of Native talent in this game," said Bosto, organizer of the Lax-4-Life... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    August 19, 2022

Langenbrunner promoted by Bruins

The hockey journey of former Lumberjack Jamie Langenbrunner continued this past week when it was announced he is the new assistant general manager of the Boston Bruins. Langenbrunner starred for the... Full story

 By Steve Korby    Sports    August 19, 2022

Korby's Connections: Pull-hitter fondly recalls softball heyday

Cloquet and Carlton County have an impressive history of producing their own “legends,” but we’ve also imported some of our talent. Starting as far back as the sawmills, regional employers — including... Full story

 By Steve Korby    Sports    August 19, 2022

Old-timers' game brings historic Blackhoof Valley team together again

The mystery may have been solved. On Monday, Aug. 15, pharmacies across Carlton County were having an unexplained surge in sales of Bengay, ice packs, and Ace bandages. The reason may have been those... Full story

 By Marcia Sarvela    News    August 19, 2022

Kettle River News

I am looking forward to attending the Finnish luncheon Tuesday, Sept. 20, at noon at the Kettle River senior center and seeing what we will have then — maybe another reading on the area’s history. This is always a great time to visit with fri...


Wright/Cromwell news

I was fortunate enough to attend the memorial service for former pastor Ed Nieman at Faith Lutheran Church in Coon Rapids Friday, Aug. 12. The service was beautiful, the church even more beautiful....


College Notes: Barnum students attend MN Youth Institute

High school students from across the state were invited to present food security research findings and participate in the Minnesota Youth Institute on May 16, an educational program hosted by the University of Minnesota’s College of Food, A...


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