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  • 'Jacks just keep winning

    Kerry Rodd|Oct 4, 2019

    Three more games meant three more wins this past week for the Cloquet-Carlton girls soccer team, adding up to 13 wins on the season so far. "I think the team is quietly moving along," said Cloquet-Carlton coach Dustin Randall. "We are cautious, but feel good about our season." The 'Jacks picked up their 13th win Tuesday by defeating Proctor 2-0. Katie Turner scored the only goal the 'Jacks would need in the 37th minute to give CC the 1-0 lead. In the 54th minute, it was a goal by Kiana Bender...

  • This Week In Prep Sports

    Pine Knot News|Oct 4, 2019

    Volleyball Barnum, Wrenshall at Mesabi East conference tournament Saturday, Oct. 5 Cloquet, Cromwell-Wright at ML/WR tournament Saturday, Oct. 5 Esko, South Ridge at Proctor tournament Saturday, Oct. 5 Barnum vs. Silver Bay Tuesday, Oct. 8 Carlton at South Ridge Tuesday, Oct. 8 Cloquet vs. Proctor Tuesday, Oct. 8 Cromwell-Wright at Two Harbors Tuesday, Oct. 8 Esko vs. McGregor Tuesday, Oct. 8 Fond du Lac Ojibwe vs. Lac Courte Oreilles Oct. 8 Wrenshall vs. Cook County Tuesday, Oct 8 Barnum vs. Wrenshall Thursday, Oct. 10 Cloquet vs. Superior... Full story

  • Perfect fall day brings plenty of runners for annual race

    Pine Knot News|Oct 4, 2019

    Mother Nature put on her Saturday best for runners at Cloquet's annual River Run. The weather was sunny, but brisk. The trees were popping with color. The river was flowing. And the people were running, or walking, or a little bit of both. As a runner and as the principal at Churchill Elementary School - the benefactor of funds raised by the annual 5K and 1-mile runs - David Wangen was thrilled with the day. "It was a great race with great running weather," he said. "Attendance was up." Edward...

  • Twins fever reaches its zenith as playoffs loom

    Steve Korby|Oct 4, 2019

    It’s been an exciting fun year to be a Minnesota Twins fan. The team finished in first place in the American League Central Division with 101 wins — the most wins they’ve had in a season since they won the pennant and competed against the Dodgers in 1965. They hadn’t won the division since 2010. They will be playing their nemesis — the New York Yankees — in the first round of the playoffs. First game, in the best of five series, is scheduled for Yankee Stadium tonight. Often on warm summer even...

  • Pine Knot Outdoors: Moose whisperer works his magic

    Bret Baker|Oct 4, 2019

    I was heading back down the Gunflint Trail from a full day of guiding on Lake Saganaga, or Big Sag as the locals refer to it. I had a young couple from the Cities who were excited about the cooler of fresh walleyes, bass, and lake trout collected from the rootbeer-stained water of Sag. But they both hoped to end their day laying eyes on their first moose. Somedays I would get lucky and a cow or calf would linger in the moose pond adjacent to the guides' landing on the Sag corridor. Always a...

  • Langenbrunner headed to Harvard

    Pine Knot News|Oct 4, 2019

    Former Cloquet hockey player Mason Langenbrunner announced via Twitter last week that he will be attending college and playing hockey for Harvard. Just over a month ago the Pine Knot News featured the Langenbrunner family and part of that story discussed the family’s move to Eden Prairie, where Mason is now attending school. In his tweet, Langenbrunner said, “I am extremely honored to announce my commitment to further my education and hockey career at Harvard University. I would like to thank my friends, family, coaches and teammates who hel...

  • Carlton news

    Leola Rodd|Oct 4, 2019

    There were chickens. There were also goats, puppies, kittens, rabbits, roosters and even some llamas at Saturday's Chicken Swap in Carlton. Sponsored by the Carlton Area Chamber of Commerce, the annual event kicks off Carlton's fall season. In addition to all the critters, local farmers had honey, salsa, vegetables, fruits and so much more. Hopefully everyone had a chance to stop and shop for something special. If you did not have an opportunity this fall, check out next spring's Carlton chicken...

  • Wright-Cromwell news

    Jennie K. Hanson|Oct 4, 2019

    The Cromwell-Wright school is now sponsoring a BackPack Program at the elementary school through the Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank. Forms were sent home with students for parents to sign up for the program by Oct. 7. The BackPack Program provides a bag of nutritious food for your child for the weekend throughout the school year. Each bag contains a variety of items including main entrées, breakfast items, fruit, vegetables, snacks and often juice or shelf-stable milk. Program participa...

  • Cardinal blooms

    Pine Knot News|Oct 4, 2019

    Tracey Goranson and Wanda Karppinen (with planting help from Wanda’s husband, Danny) created this marvelous “welcome” garden, seen as one drives west into Cromwell on Highway 210, for the Cromwell Community Club. It was still lovely on Oct. 1. Contributed photo...

  • From the Wrens Nest: School building and grounds director makes a difference

    Anne Dugan|Oct 4, 2019

    Full disclosure: I live with a Wrenshall School board member, Janaki Fisher-Merritt. Most days when he comes home from a late meeting, I brace myself to hear a recap of difficult issues and tough decisions. Last week was not one of those nights. Instead, Janaki came home with a story about an act of kindness and compassion. This year there is a student who needs daily shots for medical care. It was a traumatic experience for the student as well as the staff since the shots had to be delivered...

  • The Green Guy: Walk in the woods shows how management works

    Chris Gass|Oct 4, 2019

    Fall is my favorite time of the year, or at least it’s a tie for first with spring. The weather is favorable and the pestering insects are well suppressed thanks to the mild temps. All this adds up to the great outdoors being a welcoming getaway, especially for a walk in the woods with the abundant colors. Lucky me, I had such an opportunity on Sept. 24 when Carlton SWCD hosted a “Walk in the Woods” event with our highly knowledgeable forester and the local Kettle River forestry chapter. The e...

  • Court Dispositions

    Pine Knot News|Oct 4, 2019

    Following are recent felony and gross misdemeanor court cases resolved in Carlton County Sixth District Court. Arresting agencies are abbreviated as follows: Cloquet Police Department (CPD), Carlton County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), Fond du Lac Police Department (FDL), Moose Lake Police Department (MLPD), Minnesota State Patrol (MSP). Defoe, Tony Joe, 33, Cloquet, 10/25/2017-Check Forgery-Felony. Disposition: 5/3/2019-Diversion, placed on unsupervised probation for 1 year. Hudson, Jesse John, 62, Barnum, 7/8/2019 Test Refusal-Gross M... Full story

  • i'll take a frosty mug

    Jana Peterson|Oct 4, 2019

    Remember when what is now the Family Tradition Restaurant was an A&W, complete with frosty mugs and waitresses on roller skates? This photo of the old A&W on Highway 33 North was taken in 1969 — the restaurant opened in 1954 — and comes to the Pine Knot News courtesy of the Carlton County Historical Society....

  • Water, colors

    Pine Knot News|Oct 4, 2019

    Wet weather this summer and fall is playing dual roles — it helps make the changing leaves brighter, but also knocks them down to the ground, as seen in this picture from the Cloquet Forestry Center. Whether on the ground or on a tree, the colors in the area are indeed spectacular. We are still taking your best fall colors shots here at the Pine Knot News. Send yours along with a brief explanation to [email protected]. Jana Peterson / Pine Knot News...