Articles from the September 1, 2023 edition

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 By Brady Slater    News    September 1, 2023

Players cash in with discount card

Before head coach Jeff Ojanen became a 21-year fixture in the coaching ranks of the Cloquet High School football program, he was a Lumberjack football player. Even then, the program was buoyed by the... Full story

 By Brady Slater    News    September 1, 2023

As tires pile up, so do complaints

Roughly six years after it overcame neighborhood protest to gain approval to shred old tires, a company operating on land north of Cloquet is under state investigation for its possible failure to...


Labor Day parade hangs on, but barely

Cloquet is still the place to celebrate Labor Day in Carlton County, but the longstanding celebration is on life support. In his third year of organizing the Carlton County Labor Day celebration,... Full story

 By Tom Urbanski    News    September 1, 2023

A venture through the forest

More than 100 visitors, staff, and university students gathered at the University of Minnesota's Cloquet Forestry Center during the CFC's annual Open House on Wednesday, Aug. 23. The highlight of the...


Brickyard Days are coming in Wrenshall

The annual celebration of everything Wrenshall is set for next weekend, Sept. 8-9, starting with a 3 p.m. tailgate food fundraiser before the 4 p.m. Raptors varsity football game kickoff on Friday.... Full story


Free state park days

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is waiving vehicle permit fees at all 75 state parks and recreation areas on Saturday, Sept. 9. With the support of the state legislature, the DNR offers Free Park Days to encourage Minnesotans to get...


Scam calls in the area

The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office has taken numerous reports of scam calls in the area. The caller claims to be a member of law enforcement and says the person missed a court date and demands a monetary payment over the phone. These calls are n...


Learn some food preservation basics

As summer begins to wind down, gardens are abundant with the fall harvest. Food preservation is a major component in being able to enjoy the spoils of the garden for months to come. Join Extension Educators Mercedes Moffett and Troy Salzer along...


Cloquet Board approves adding lacrosse as spring sport

After months of negotiations with the local youth lacrosse association, Cloquet school board members voted Monday to add both boys and girls lacrosse as a spring sport this school year. The boys team...

 By Brady Slater    News    September 1, 2023

Gym conversion creates fitness center

Walking through the halls of Cloquet High School last week, principal Steve Battaglia noted the pending return to school days. "The timing always seems right," he said. As summer waned and the $4.7...


Finnish star craft kits will be free

The Arrowhead Library System will be providing Finnish Paper Star Take & Create Art Kits to Cloquet, Carlton and Moose Lake public libraries to distribute Sept. 15-29. This art experience created by the Duluth Folk School explores Finnish paper star...


Party with apples

Apple Fest is coming Oct. 1 to Zion Lutheran Church in Cloquet, 3-7 p.m., and it’s free. Pick your own apples, enjoy apple tasting, a caramel apple bar and apple juice pressing. Mae Prachar Band will provide music 4-5:30 p.m. Apple Fest is a f...


Harvest festival will highlight EVs

The annual North Country Electric Vehicle Show & Tell Event will be pulling into a new venue Saturday, Sept. 9, as part of the 29th annual Lake Superior Harvest Festival at Duluth’s Bayfront Park. The festival features products from many farms in C...


Teens invited to explore fire, emergency medical careers

For $50, young people aged 14-20 can sign up for a new seven-month “fire explorer” program that offers exposure and training for both firefighting and emergency medical service careers. The Clo...


Pedro's pops cork on party space

Brady Slater [email protected] A new entertainment venue above Cloquet’s popular Mexican restaurant unveiled itself Sunday with — what else? — a private event. Pedro’s Grill and Cantina...


Board aims to keep door open

Wrenshall school board members got their first look at Carlton’s response to their recent consolidation overture during Tuesday’s work session meeting. While Carlton’s response was by unanimous schoo...


South Terrace earns 'excellence' award

South Terrace Elementary in Carlton is one of five schools in the state named a Minnesota School of Excellence for its commitment to innovative teaching and learning. The Minnesota Elementary School Principals’ Association award promotes good work i...


Harry's Gang: We deserve a Labor Day here

One of the best experiences I had running for office last year was traveling throughout Carlton County, meeting people in their homes and discussing politics. It’s true that a few people were a... Full story


Letter to the editor: Kudos to Northeast clean energy efforts

As someone who works across Minnesota helping communities harness the benefits of clean energy, I am thoroughly impressed by northeast Minnesota community clean energy efforts. The region is home to various meaningful clean energy related projects.... Full story


Letter to the editor: Thanks to city workers

I’m writing in regards to the crew that work for the city of Cloquet. Yesterday, they came to South Oak Street and cut down a huge dead pine tree. I sat and watched as the tree was cut down, and was amazed at the strength the man had as he cut l... Full story


So long, Pine Knot readers

September is here. This means harvest fests, cooler weather and the beginning of school. As I begin my final year at the University of Minnesota Duluth, I will be leaving my internship at the Pine Knot News. It has been an incredible experience,... Full story



Hagen Construction & Remodeling, LLC is a relatively new business name in Carlton County. But owner Bart Hagen is no stranger to the area. Barnum is Bart's hometown. Bart and his family returned to th... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    September 1, 2023

Cards hang tough, run out of gas

It's nice to open a football season at home. What wasn't so nice for Cromwell-Wright last Thursday was its opponent, defending Section 5 nine-man champion Ogilvie. While the Cardinals played tough,... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    September 1, 2023

A dramatic draw for next-door foes

When the Cloquet/Carlton and Esko girls soccer teams met Tuesday night, the game featured the Class AA and Class A Section 7 champions from last year. It also featured quality defensive efforts by... Full story


The Ticker: A quick look at area teams in action

Thursday, Aug. 24 Girls Soccer Esko 4 Cambridge/Isanti 1 Football Ogilvie 42 Cromwell-Wright 21 Friday, Aug. 25 Girls Soccer Cloquet/Carlton 0 St. Francis 0 Boys Soccer Two Rivers 3 CEC 1 Football Nevis 77 Carlton/Wrenshall 0 Saturday, Aug. 26 Girls... Full story


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