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Articles from the August 28, 2020 edition

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 By Mike Creger    People    August 28, 2020

Women discover each other 25 years after China adoptions

Two 20-something women have matching tattoos using the Latin words attributed to Julius Caesar: "Veni, vidi, vici," which translates to "I came, I saw, I conquered." It seems a fitting phrase for...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    August 28, 2020

School hit with claims of abuse

Social media sites started lighting up in Cloquet circles last weekend after a former Cloquet student unleashed a laundry list of allegations against current and former Cloquet school district...

 

This week in history

Historic Minnesota events with anniversaries this week....

 

Thomson plans to revamp internet connections

Following months of spotty internet connectivity during board meetings during the Covid-19 pandemic, Thomson Township is investing in better broadband. Since the state initially shut down community...

 

Democrats get together

Democrats from the county and region gathered Aug. 20 at what was billed as a "People First Festival" on the lawn at Carlton's Oldenburg House. It allowed people to see and hear from Democratic...

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    August 28, 2020

Sites for storm debris still open

Carlton County is providing two sites for storm-related brush and tree debris, one on Moorhead Road and another at the Carlton County Wildlife Management Area. The Moorhead Road site is located at 1694 Moorhead Road and will be open 1-4 p.m. Monday,...

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    August 28, 2020

Hwy. 23 project detour ending

As of Friday, Aug. 28, the Highway 23 detour over Deer Creek in Carlton County will end. Traffic will be brought back on to the single-lane, signal-controlled bypass while work continues. Once work is completed, traffic will switch from the bypass...

 

This year, the treats are delivered

For 22 years, Gordy's Hi-Hat - and later, the Warming House - has supplied the residents of Sunnyside Health Care Center with free ice cream at least once a summer. Most years, the residents are...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    August 28, 2020

Guidelines set on sharing county pandemic funds

The county took the next step Monday in disbursing more than $4 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act money. The Carlton County board of commissioners gave preliminary...

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    August 28, 2020

Law enforcement grads announced

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College announced the graduation of 27 students who successfully completed program requirements in the Law Enforcement Skills Training Program during the recent...

 

Minnesota schools revamp plans

Dozens of teachers gathered outside Eisenhower Elementary School and the district offices in Hopkins last week, eliciting some honks of approval from cars passing by on Highway 7. The teachers waved signs reading “Educator lives are more important...

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    August 28, 2020

Public assistance deadline nears

More than 20,000 Minnesotans who receive food or cash assistance must renew their eligibility by the end of August to ensure they continue receiving benefits in September. Some Minnesotans who receive food or cash benefits received letters in the...

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    August 28, 2020

Hospital and Sappi form partnership

Community Memorial Hospital and Sappi Fine Paper have formed a partnership that allows CMH to provide occupational health services to the Sappi Cloquet mill. The partnership will begin this fall and will include CMH working with Sappi’s safety...

 

Free pet microchipping set for Sept. 19

Carlton County and the city of Cloquet are teaming up with Northern Lakes Rescue to offer a free microchipping clinic from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 at Cloquet’s Veterans Park parking lot. The event is free to Carlton County residents...

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    August 28, 2020

Breastfeeding program recognized

A local program that provides peer support services to breastfeeding mothers is making a difference and being recognized for it. The Carlton County Peer Breastfeeding Support program received the Loving Support Award of Excellence. Run through the lo...

 

OUR VIEW: Let chickens roost on our democracy

We love civic engagement by citizens, exercising their First Amendment right to petition the government for a redress of grievances. As we’ve stated before, the First Amendment is even more important than the Second. And we’re seeing it in...

 

Harry's Gang: Tone of political debate lacks respect once known

One of my good friends called another of my good friends a “moron” the other day. In public. He’s not a moron; in fact, he’s quite intelligent and accomplished. His sin? He made some very...

 

Notes From a Small Pond: Masks

There’s a spot on the walking path along the north side of the river, west of the trestle, directly across from where my brother works on the trains that bump back and forth between there and...

 

On The Mark: There are better ways to cut prison costs

In early August, the Minnesota Department of Corrections announced the pending closure of two of its prisons due to the state’s budget crisis. Both are among the smallest of our prisons. They are...

 

Letters to the editor: Sign damage shows disrespect for opinions

I just came back from repairing my Trump sign that some Johnny Sneak-up cut up at night. He or she did it in the dark because they are cowards and have no respect for the law. I am a 78-year-old disabled American veteran who worked hard to put this...

 

Letters to the editor: School scramble tests the best of us - thank you

Like many parents, I recently received information from the Cloquet School District regarding the logistics of the multiple models of education students may participate in this school year. All of them present significant challenges and potential...

 

Obituaries: Joshua L. Koski

Joshua "Josh" L. Koski, 39, of Laramie, Wyoming, formerly of Cloquet, passed away in his home on Aug. 10, 2020. Josh was born on April 16, 1981 in Cloquet to Scott Koski and Tina Fontaine. He... Full story

 

Obituaries: Andrew Wayne Kennebeck

Andrew W. Kennebeck, veteran of the United States Marine Corps, passed away Aug. 18, 2020; beloved husband of Jenna (Patterson) Kennebeck, and father to son Andrew Levi and daughter Alexis Kaye... Full story

 

Obituaries: Beverly Pearl (Zacher) Savage

Beverly Pearl (Zacher) Savage, 90, of Cloquet passed away in Sunnyside Health Care Center on Aug. 20, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Beverly was born on July 10, 1930 in Sawyer to Mike Zacher... Full story

 

Obituaries: John N. Stumpf

John N. Stumpf, 95, of Esko passed away Aug. 18, 2020. He was born on May 9, 1925 in Pierz to John T. and Mary (Rauch) Stumpf. Throughout his life, John enjoyed spending time outdoors on his... Full story

 

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