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Articles from the September 6, 2019 edition

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Crossing into the school year

The first day of school brought an extra adventure for Cloquet Middle School students who walked to and from school Wednesday after Washington Avenue got a complete redo this summer. Stop signs were...

 

He lost a toe, but plays on

If Mason Avey could offer one piece of advice, it would be to wear steel toe boots when mowing. Avey learned that lesson the hard way this summer. Two weeks before the football season, the Cloquet Hig...

 

Wright-Cromwell news

As I sat down to type this week’s news I noticed that the date is a numerical palindrome, 9-1-19, meaning it can be read forward or backward and it’s the same number. There will be 10 more like...

 

Labor get its tradition on

These buttons are united in their support of working men and women. "Unions: Keeping America Great," proclaimed the 2017 button. "Right to Work provides No Rights and No Work," the red and blue...

 

Expect a cool, wet month

Last month, I mentioned how I inherited weather almanacs from the 1920s to the 1990s from a farmer who had passed away. Well, I also have a stack of National Geographic issues from the 1910s to the...

 

'Oldtimers' receive annual honors

The Carlton County Labor Day celebration is known for its parade and picnic on Monday, but the fun actually starts a day earlier at the annual Oldtimers Banquet. "This event's main purpose is to...

 

This week in state history

Historic Minnesota events that took place Sept. 6-12: Sept. 6 1889 Bob Younger dies in the Minnesota State Prison at Stillwater, where he was serving a life sentence for his role in the Jesse James/Cole Younger gang’s Northfield bank raid on Sept....

 

Fond du Lac flag now flies at Cloquet City Hall

The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa flag now flies in the Cloquet city council chambers, a reminder to those who do business there that the borders of the Fond du Lac Reservation and...

 

Cloquet native named VP at CMH

Cloquet native Dennis Lennartson, has joined the staff of Community Memorial Hospital as senior vice president of hospital and clinical services. Lennartson served as an Air Force Medic in Duluth's...

 

Cloquet mill manager promoted at Sappi

Longtime Cloquet Sappi mill manager Mike Schultz is leaving town after being promoted to vice president of manufacturing for Sappi North America. The promotion means Schultz will relocate to Boston,...

 

Thomson comp committee meets

The Thomson Township comprehensive plan committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Thomson Township Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 10 to review several draft plan materials and discuss upcoming public engagement activities. The plan steering committee meeting is...

 

Stabbing in school lot leads to arrest

A Sawyer man was arrested following a stabbing in Cloquet this weekend. George Robert LaPrairie, 19, was charged in Sixth District Carlton County Court Wednesday with first- and second-degree... Full story

 

Celebrate the Old Log Church

It's been a long time coming, but The Old Log Church at Saints Mary and Joseph Catholic Church in Sawyer is fully restored and open for business. In this case, the business will be the celebration of... Full story

 

Speed limits changed on Highway 73

The speed limit changed this week along Highway 73 in Carlton County, thanks to actions in 2014, when the Minnesota Legislature directed the Department of Transportation to evaluate its two-lane, two-way, 55-mph highways to determine whether speed...

 

Illuminate your run

Join Washington Elementary School Friday, Sept. 6 for the school’s sixth annual Light Up the Night 1K and 5K races. The 1K starts at 7:30 p.m. at the school, with the 5K to follow. There will be prizes for most illuminated, best neon, and best...

 

Cloquet's free closet idea takes off

There's a new, highly exclusive clothes store in town, but it caters only to Cloquet teenagers. Oh, and did we mention that the clothes are all free? The new CHS Community Closet was born out of a...

 

Our View: School merger is a no-brainer

Did you hear that crowd roar in Carlton last Friday night? Funny how things work out when you just put heads together and do the logical thing. That’s what began to happen last fall when Carlton and Wrenshall football coaches saw they had a...

 

Harry's Gang: Our parks should be used - a lot

Cloquet Ford, one of the community’s prominent high-profile small businesses, has held a sales event at Veterans Park in Cloquet a couple of times in the past, but when it went to reserve the park...

 
 By Matt Kohl    People    September 6, 2019

On faith

When I was growing up, one of my favorite fall traditions was to get together with my family and friends at my grandparents' house for our weekly gatherings around their backyard fireplace. These get-...

 

Thanks for the great summer intern experience

As the final days of summer slowly run out, so does my summer internship with the Pine Knot News. From the first article to my last, I've enjoyed the opportunity to help tell the story of our county... Full story

 

Obituary: Kenneth Wayne Thiry

Kenneth Wayne Thiry, 68, of Cloquet passed away suddenly at home on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. He was born Feb. 12, 1951, in Duluth to Clifford and Barbara (Palmer) Thiry. Ken was co-owner of the... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    September 6, 2019

Bulldogs knock down Lumberjacks

Everyone in the area expected the Carlton volleyball team to be a tough squad this season. The Bulldogs feature a load of experience, talent and a ton of grit - an often lethal combination to...

 

Death Notices

Norman Morrison, 85, of Cloquet died Tuesday, Aug. 27, in St. Luke’s Hospice in Duluth. Visitation: 4 p.m. until the 5 p.m. funeral Friday, Sept. 6, at Atkins-Northland Funeral Home in Cloquet. Arrangements by Atkins-Northland Funeral Home &... Full story

 

Finn News for September

Fall is the time to harvest the garden, start getting property ready for winter, send children back to school, and go back to regular meeting schedules. Regular schedules of the local Finnish groups will not be the focus of this article, however, so...

 

Carlton County Labor Day fun in photos

The Carlton County Labor Day celebration in Cloquet Monday kicked off with an entertaining and candy-filled parade followed by carnival fun at Veterans Park and the picnic at the union temple. Check... Full story

 

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