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 By Mike Creger    News    August 30, 2019

Dating Cloquet's Labor Day celebration? It's not an easy task

Hey, it’s the 100th annual Labor Day celebration in Cloquet coming up this weekend. As your newspaper of record on such milestone events, we thought we’d check in on some history about what has... Full story

 
 By Mike Creger    News    August 30, 2019

Utility refunds go up, up, up

More hard numbers are coming in regarding how much Carlton County and other taxing authorities within it will need to repay utility companies for overcharging in tax assessments. County assessor Kyle Holmes reported this week that a recent ruling in...

 

This week in state history

Historic Minnesota events that took place Aug. 30-Sept. 5. Aug. 31 1929 The Foshay Tower is dedicated in Minneapolis. Hiring John Sousa to write and perform a march for the occasion, Wilbur Foshay throws a splendid grand-opening party, a final displa...

 

Losing steam on the past

A stroke and the beginning of Parkinson’s disease had left my father a small fraction of the man he had once been. After church on a rather nice Sunday morning, I casually asked Dad, “How about if we go to the White Pine steam show at McGrath...

 
 By Jordan Allen    News    August 30, 2019

Cloquet alum takes on big issues in D.C.

When the school year is done and the seniors' final year comes to a close, Carlton County grads are released into the world to travel far and wide to educate themselves, explore new opportunities,...

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    August 30, 2019

Lock your cars and your homes

Cloquet police are still cautioning residents to lock their cars when they leave them, as there have been reports of lots of vehicle prowls in town lately. In fact, while you’re at it, make sure to lock your house and garage too. “Please do not...

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    August 30, 2019

Council approves Essentia plans

As recommended by members of the Cloquet planning commission, the Cloquet city council approved plans for the proposed Essentia health care clinic Aug. 20. The new clinic will be 10,000 square feet and located at 1413 Highway 33, currently the site...

 

Faces to the sun

A field of sunflowers turns the world bright yellow as the flowers follow the sun across the sky. Mickayla Talberg said she drives by the field of flowers near Wrenshall every day on her mail route,...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    August 30, 2019

Change coming in domestic abuse services

Starting Oct. 1, Family Pathways will replace WINDOW Victim Services in providing domestic violence and sexual assault services such as advocacy, education, outreach and crisis line, as well as parenting time centers for supervised visitation in...

 

Author talks about life in Carlton

Carlton native Eric Bergman will talk about writing his book “Addie Braver,” a young adult-adult crossover novel about growing up in a town, based on his own experience growing up in Carlton. A slide show and readings from the book will be...

 

Old cars converge on oldest building

Don’t forget to hit the Cloquet Labor Day car show Monday, Sept. 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the NorthEastern Hotel, Saloon & Grille in Cloquet. Wander around and feast your eyes on a range of cars. No entry fee, no classes, and voting by...

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    August 30, 2019

Cloquet to hold hearing on library

The Cloquet city council is holding a public hearing on its intention to issue library expansion project bonds in the amount of roughly $1,275,000 during its Sept. 3 meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. Citizens are encouraged to speak at the public...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    August 30, 2019

Enbridge and Fond du Lac Line 4 pipeline approved

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission approved the Enbridge Energy Line 4 project on Aug. 22, a move the pipeline company applauded as its Line 3 pipeline continues to move at a snail’s pace thr...

 

Ice cream outing is a big hit

If the opening of Gordy's Hi-Hat is a sign of spring, then the annual Sunnyside trip to the Warming House for ice cream is an indication that summer is winding down. Sunnyside Health Care Center...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    August 30, 2019

Carlton digging deeper into school options

Carlton school board members took another step toward consolidating with Wrenshall last week by forming a committee to work on a two-site solution, but the district is also working to come up with...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    August 30, 2019

Legislative change makes beaver dam control easier

New beaver control provisions were enacted by the Minnesota Legislature this past session but the final bill provided no money to guarantee alleviating the financial burden on local governments for...

 

Our View: Labor had rocky road last century

The following are excerpts from a piece done by Ryan Reft, a historian at the Library of Congress. It provides a taste of what Labor Day meant to Americans during World War I. In 1917, as detailed on Page 1 of today’s Pine Knot News, Cloquet...

 

Harry's Gang: Immigration policy deserves better

I’m fascinated at how political the immigration issue has become in America. The fact is, the issue is much too complicated to be solved easily, and all sides are not too far apart. But it’s just...

 

Letters: Street work is a cruel joke

To say I’m p.o.’d is an understatement. Carlton County didn’t plan very well. I see no benefits for the taxpayers. No more street parking, streets too narrow, sidewalks too wide, and losing lawn and driveways. Where are people supposed to park...

 

Intern Musings: Finding extracurricular balance

With school just a few days away, schedules are suddenly becoming packed with both school and extracurriculars. While a seven-hour school day is a necessary part of every student’s day,...

 

Letters: Harold story was due for a super fundraiser

We wish to thank Timothy Soden-Groves and The Pine Knot for sharing the story of “Harold” Ankrum with us and other Pine Knot News readers. We moved to the Carlton area in 2017 and knew no one. So, when our vehicles needed servicing, we asked at...

 

Obituaries: David "Toivo" Roy Alaspa

David “Toivo” Roy Alaspa, 65, of Cloquet, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, at University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis. He was born June 16, 1954, in Cloquet to Toivo and Helen (... Full story

 

Obituaries: Robert Harold Brander

Robert “Bob” H. Brander, 72, of Cloquet, passed away Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019, at his home. He was born April 28, 1947 in Duluth to Walter and Sylvia (Ollila) Brander. He graduated from Duluth... Full story

 

Obituaries: Robert Theodore Giblin

Robert Theodore Giblin, 81, of Cloquet, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, in St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth. He was born on Dec. 18, 1937, in Brookston to Theodore and Jennie... Full story

 

Death Notices

Kenneth Roy Tamillo, 87, of Cloquet, passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 22, 2019 at the VA hospital in St. Cloud. Memorial service: 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Cloquet VFW, 210 Arch Street in Cloquet. A light lunch will be... Full story

 

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