Articles from the August 23, 2019 edition

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 By Jana Peterson    News    August 23, 2019

Doggone culvert

It seemed like a fairly simple call. A dog in a plastic culvert, could the Esko Fire Department help the owner get it out? But this was no ordinary culvert, running from one side of the road to...

 By Jana Peterson    News    August 23, 2019

Council reverses Enbridge decision

In front of a standing-room-only crowd Tuesday, Cloquet City Council members first "reconsidered" a vote to deny a $1000 donation from Enbridge Energy, then reversed their vote from two weeks ago in... Full story


Carlton man makes his name in service to others

There are very few people in this world who are widely known by just their first names. Some athletes, celebrities, or the occasional politician might achieve this distinction, but it is a fairly... Full story


This week in state history

Historic Minnesota events that took place Aug. 23-29. August 23 1862 Twenty-four townspeople are killed at the second Battle of New Ulm during the U.S.-Dakota War. Although the Dakota come close to victory, the barricaded defenders, led by Judge...

 By Jana Peterson    News    August 23, 2019

Three running for Ward 3

Three people filed to fill the Ward 3 Cloquet City Council seat vacated by Dakota Koski, including Uriah Wilkinson, Ray Schow and Chris Swanson. With three people filing, that means there will be a...


New director to lead Cloquet Ed Foundation

Jody Acers is a familiar face at the Cloquet Educational Foundation, having served on its board for at least nine years - two of them as president - and worked hand-in-hand with founding director...

 By Kerry Rodd    People    August 23, 2019

The Langenbrunner family is on the move

After a playing career that spanned 18 years in the NHL, and included a couple of Stanley Cups as well as numerous moves around the country, Jamie Langenbrunner and his family retired to northern...


Carlton County Fair horse racing still going strong

Now in its 128th year, horse racing has missed only one of Carlton County Fair's remarkable 129 years, and that was the very first fair, according to the event's superintendent, Kari Siltanen. Since...

 By Pine Knot News    News    August 23, 2019

President Klobuchar?

If Carlton County Democratic voters get to choose, Minnesota’s senior senator will be the next president of the United States. The Carlton County DFL party ran a popsicle stick poll for president at their fair booth, and Klobuchar got the most v...

 By Pine Knot News    News    August 23, 2019

'Meet on the Streets' of Cloquet

All kinds of organizations are partnering to get local residents to ‘Meet on the Street’ in downtown Cloquet 3-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27. This free community event will temporarily close Cloquet Avenue from Eighth to 14th streets to vehicles and ope...

 By Pine Knot News    News    August 23, 2019

Cloquet police blotter

Following is a very brief overview of Cloquet police calls from Aug. 2-18, provided by the Cloquet Police Department: Aug. 2 Officers responded to the 1700 block of Sahlman Avenue for a report of a possible abduction of an 11-year-old. Officers...


MDA State Fair exhibit features fun, farming, and freebies

Fairgoers of all ages will connect agriculture to their daily lives with fast and fun hands-on activities in the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s 2019 State Fair exhibit. Kid-oriented activities, sponsored by Minnesota Agriculture in the C...

 By Caleb Swanson    News    August 23, 2019

Fond du Lac breaks ground on new cultural language center

A crowd of about 50 people gathered Aug. 14 to celebrate the start of something new: the Fond du Lac Cultural Language and Learning Center. Although it's a vacant lot now, by March 2020 the site will...


Go on a 'living history' walk in a cemetery

The Moose Lake Area Historical Society will hold a Living History Walk at Riverside Cemetery 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24. The cost is $10. Chat with actors portraying real people from the area’s past, including Nora Nilsen, superintendent of C... Full story


Our View: No complaints about customer service

One of the benefits of smalltown life is the excellent customer service we enjoy from our local stores, shops and workers. Whether it’s a clerk at the gas station, a carpenter or plumber for your home, a nurse at the clinic, or mechanic at the g...


Harry's Gang: When is a milkshake not a milkshake?

I took a bribe the other day. And I’ve been a little uneasy about it ever since. For politicians, there are some pretty strict laws against bribery, and for good reason. A small bribe can be pretty e...


Letters: Gun control ideas create more questions

Responding to last week’s column on gun control, I have a few questions. The answers have to be exact. How do you identify and stop the “mentally” ill? Who determines (under a red flag law) that someone is a danger? Tell me which mass shooting could...


Guest View: Ignorance, ineptitude, and influence: the I's have it!

Well, local governments of both Cloquet and Thomson Township have again proven their ability to stay ignorant, inept, and “peddling” influence; this, specifically in regard to CAT-7. Cloquet’s administrator was recently quoted in the Pine Knot News...


Letters: Let's keep electing a local auditor/treasurer

At the last Carlton County board of commissioners meeting (Aug. 13), the commissioners voted to approve a resolution changing the office of auditor/treasurer from an elected to an appointed position. If that becomes official in a few weeks, then any...


Public contacts

Carlton County Board of Commissioners District 1 Commissioner Dick Brenner, Chair 218-879-5572, [email protected] District 2 Commissioner Marv Bodie, Vice Chair 218-879-2085, [email protected] District 3 Commissioner Thomas... Full story


Obituaries: Kay Konietzko

Kay Konietzko, 77, of Cloquet, Minnesota, passed away Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019 surrounded by family at Essentia St. Mary’s in Duluth. Kay was born in Litchfield, Minnesota to Harry and Leona (Albin) Hers... Full story


Obituaries: Willard Rudolph Maki

Willard Rudolph Maki, 99, of Esko, Minnesota passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at Augustana Health Care in Moose Lake. He was born March 30, 1920 in Brevator Township, northwest of Cloquet, to... Full story


Obituaries: Lawrence Urbanski

Lawrence Urbanski, 93, Cloquet, Minnesota, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019 in Inter-Faith Care Center. Larry was born on April 3, 1926 in Clifton Township, and grew up and attended school in... Full story


Obituaries: Larry Julius Matten

Larry Julius Matten, 72, of Missoula, Montana passed away at his home on Friday, July 19, 2019. He was born on Jan. 19, 1947 in Cloquet, Minnesota to Julius and Florence Matten. Larry spent his childh... Full story


Obituaries: Helen C. Medich

Helen C. Medich, 90, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family Tuesday Aug. 20, 2019. Helen was born in Duluth, Minnesota, the youngest child of Christ A. and Laura Helen Andrews.... Full story


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