Articles from the October 1, 2021 edition

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 By Jana Peterson    News    October 1, 2021

New generation takes over at B&B

Three years ago, a stranger from New Jersey wanted to buy B&B Market, but Kim Lind turned him down. "Whatever I wanted he would have paid, but I couldn't do it," she said. "Because I still have to... Full story

 By Dan Reed    News    October 1, 2021

Board settles on new jail site

It’s official. After more than two years of studies and debate, the Carlton County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Monday to build a new justice center north of the current transportation building. The justice center will house both the j...

 By MPR News    COVID-19    October 1, 2021

Still the same: Covid cases climb

Minnesota’s current Covid-19 surge won’t relent. The newest data show the disease still firmly entrenched in the state. While a jump in testing can explain much of the latest increase in case counts, the numbers also show the current wave stu... Full story

 By Dan Reed    News    October 1, 2021

Kettle River garage discussed; vote looms

A crowd of about 75 people traveled from western Carlton County to a public hearing at the county board meeting Monday on whether to close or keep open the county’s satellite garage in Kettle River. County engineer Jin-Yeene Neumann gave a short p...

 By Pine Knot News    News    October 1, 2021

Cloquet board sets max levy

The Cloquet school board on Monday voted to approve a preliminary levy for next year at the maximum level as budget numbers are still being worked out. The district will set a final 2022 tax rate at a meeting following a “truth in taxation” mee...

 By Pine Knot News    News    October 1, 2021

Wrenshall board will interview

As many as six people have expressed interest in a once-again open seat on the Wrenshall school board. After a verified petition was submitted to the district to rescind a board appointment made in August, the board needed to make a plan for another...

 By Pine Knot News    News    October 1, 2021

Chmielewski show returns

A well-known polka music show from the past is returning to television. Starting Saturday, reruns of the Chmielewski Polka Show are coming to Antenna TV. Starting back in the 1970s, the family produced more than 1,800 television episodes through the...

 By Pine Knot News    News    October 1, 2021

Enbridge says Line 3 is up and ready for use

Enbridge announced this week that it has completed its Line 3 crude oil pipeline replacement project across Minnesota. It expected to begin running tar sands oil from Edmonton to Superior today. The...

 By Jana Peterson    News    October 1, 2021

Board nixes snowmobile trail permission

Esko school board members rescinded their approval of a snowmobile trail route that would have crossed school property during their regular meeting Monday. The decision came because the route had changed and wasn’t what the board originally a...


Chamber gets its gala on

The Cloquet Area Chamber of Commerce held its 68th Annual Meeting and Banquet Tuesday night, an event delayed more than once by the pandemic. But it looked like they got a full house for the evening...


Last call for theater comedy

Looking for a good belly laugh? Look no further than the County Seat Theater Company’s current show, the comedy “Beer for Breakfast,” which will finish up its live run this weekend, with shows at 7... Full story


Moose Lake to mark fires

The Moose Lake Historical Society will focus on the recovery and rebuilding after the 1918 Fires starting at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9 at the Soo Line Event Center in Moose Lake. Tuesday, Oct. 12 is the 103rd anniversary of the fires, which devastated... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    October 1, 2021

Local DNR office moves

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Cloquet area staff have moved from their former location on Highway 33 South to the Cloquet Business Park at 305 Business Park Drive. All telephone numbers for general inquiries and individual staff contacts...

 By Pine Knot News    News    October 1, 2021

WLSSD approves budget

The Western Lake Superior Sanitary District (WLSSD) Board of Directors approved its 2022 operating and capital budgets at its regular board meeting this week. The Sanitary Board approved a 4.11-percent increase in wastewater charges as WLSSD...

 By Pine Knot News    News    October 1, 2021

Land money helps county

This year, Minnesota’s 87 counties are the beneficiaries of $36.3 million in aid that helps support public lands and provide critical links within the state’s public recreation system. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources highlighted the...


River Run comes to Churchill

The 14th annual Cloquet River Run will take place Saturday, Oct. 2. The Cloquet River Run is a fundraising activity offering a 1-mile or 5K run/walk that promotes healthy lifestyles in our children and community, organized by the Churchill parents... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    News    October 1, 2021

Power Lunch needs volunteers

After a pandemic pause, the Cloquet schools Power Lunch program will be running this year, and volunteers are needed. Power Lunch matches students with community members to have lunch and read together. The commitment is one hour per week, and lunch...

 By Pine Knot News    News    October 1, 2021

College honors

• Bemidji State University recently announced several graduates from Cloquet: Trent Anderson (economics), Ryan Defoe, (master’s in business administration), Eric Lee (liberal studies), Autumn Mikula-Goodrich (psychology), Brena Mullen (wildlife bio...

 By Jana Peterson    News    October 1, 2021

Carlton, Cloquet tuition talks continue

Board members from Carlton and Cloquet School districts met for the first time Monday to continue discussions about a possible tuition agreement between the two schools. A tuition agreement would...


Our View: Way to go, Chamber winners

The Cloquet Area Chamber of Commerce held its 68th annual meeting, banquet and awards ceremony this week, after skipping last year due to the pandemic, and it was fun to see area business leaders get together in one room again. We appreciate the loca...


Harry's Gang: Let's leave audits to accountants, examiners

The private audit in Arizona of the already audited vote tally was a predictable farce. It should surprise no one that nothing was uncovered. Even the report’s dubious insinuations were immediately d... Full story


On The Mark: Workforce takes a hit from lingering pandemic

It’s been a tough year for most of us. We lost many people, especially among our elderly populations. Many workers lost their jobs. Others had to show up, especially those in our health care c...


Letter To The Editor: West End event was wonderful

Hooray, hooray to the staff of the Pine Knot News. Thanks to Ivan Hohnstadt, Jana Peterson and everyone else who helped organize the Sept. 25 West End Flourish event. They brought the sleepy west end of Cloquet alive, at least for a day. It was nice... Full story


Obituary: Richard Emery Storck

Richard Emery Storck, 87, of Cloquet passed away Sept. 28, 2021, at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth. He was born Nov. 26, 1933, in Quincy, Illinois to William and Margaret (Helhake) Storck. Richard... Full story


Obituary: Robert "Bob" Harvey Carey

Robert "Bob" H. Carey, 75, passed away peacefully Sept. 26, 2021, at Diamond Willow Assisted Living in Cloquet, surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 22, 1946, in Duluth to Harvey and... Full story


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