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Articles from the October 7, 2022 edition

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  • Band calls for burial protections

    Brady Slater|Oct 7, 2022

    Gathering last week capped cemetery saga that began in 2017 The tribal chairman of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa called for new protections for Native American burial grounds during a community gathering last week. Speaking alongside the St. Louis River, near a site where burial grounds were disturbed by a state highway project in 2017, Kevin Dupuis was joined by a crowd of more than 125 mostly Indigenous people in the Fond du Lac neighborhood in Duluth on Friday, Sept. 30....

  • Cloquet veteran fighting cancer honored

    Jana Peterson|Oct 7, 2022

    The 2022 Cloquet homecoming celebration was a bittersweet moment for the Feehan family, which took center stage as they carried the king and queen's crowns across the football field. Having Noah Feehan, a 2002 CHS grad, honored as the grand marshal for the evening was wonderful. The reason behind the recognition - the fact that the veteran has been diagnosed with brain cancer likely caused by his military service - is the tough part. But Friday was a really good day. "It was so fun and the kids... Full story

  • Suicide memorial walk is Saturday

    Oct 7, 2022

    Held the second Saturday of October every year, the Carlton County Suicide Awareness Memorial Walk offers those who have been touched by suicide a chance to remember alongside others who understand and grieve as well. It's not a fundraiser, but rather a chance to gather together and also bring awareness in the hopes of preventing future attempts. The event begins at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Carlton High School. There will be a short walk (non-competitive, lasting approximately 20 minutes),... Full story

  • New library director is a familiar face

    Steve Korby|Oct 7, 2022

    In May, the city of Cloquet hired a new library director for its expanded facility on 14th Street in the heart of the city. As with most jobs and careers, there are stereotypical profiles, with the most recognizable librarian stereotype being bespectacled, hair in a tight bun, stamping returned books, and finger on the lips, saying "shush." Courtney Dietsche, Cloquet's new library director, defies that stereotype and is providing fresh leadership in the important role. Dietsche was originally... Full story

  • City 'missing boat' on food trucks

    Brady Slater|Oct 7, 2022

    The Cloquet City Council took up the topic of food trucks at its meeting Tuesday at City Hall, wondering if it should amend an ordinance to allow the cultural phenomenon better access to city park events. Councilor Kerry Kolodge raised the issue after having heard from a food truck operator who was denied access to a large bike race last month at the Pine Valley recreation area. The city currently doesn’t allow food trucks at parks unless it’s a city-sponsored event, such as the Fourth of Jul...

  • Fifty-plus years of moving education outdoors

    Tom Urbanski|Oct 7, 2022

    Area students descend upon Cloquet Forestry Center Some of the first morning frosts of the season didn't put a chill on the enthusiasm of local fifth-graders participating in the Conservation Education Days at the University of Minnesota's Cloquet Forestry Center last week. More than 500 students from eight Carlton County school districts spent a full day learning outside their usual classrooms at the educational event focused on natural science topics Sept. 28-29. The annual event for...

  • Hurricane impacts felt in Cloquet

    Jana Peterson|Oct 7, 2022

    The palm trees in Fort Myers, Florida left standing following Hurricane Ian last week don't look like palm trees anymore, said Cloquet's Sam Baker. "They look like telephone poles," Baker said. "They lost all their fronds." Baker was one of at least two college students from Cloquet, including Sam Buytaert, who were evacuated from the west coast of Florida last week, as Hurricane Ian made its way to shore. Initial forecasts had predicted the hurricane would hit the Tampa Bay area - where Buytaer...

  • County 4-H kids compete at state horse show

    Oct 7, 2022

    Eight 4-H youth from Carlton County competed in the Minnesota 4-H state horse show last month, joining nearly 600 youth from across the state. Held Sept. 16-19, the show requires 4-H students to demonstrate their skills and knowledge in hippology (equine science and husbandry), horse judging (studying and measuring an animal against an accepted ideal), horse training and achievement, speech and demonstrations about interest in horses or the horse industry, showmanship and drill team skills. Yout... Full story

  • Our view: In emergencies, officials urge calm

    Oct 7, 2022

    It’s been more than two weeks since the Cloquet school district was victimized by a hoax reporting a threat of active violence within the high school. Cloquet joined more than a dozen schools across the state in being swept up by the expansive “swatting” effort. Rochester Mayor Kim Norton’s “beyond angry” response was widely shared across media platforms. We can relate. But we’re not going to presume to know how we can stop foreign actors from using masking technology to make prank threats against our school communities. The calls have be...

  • Guest commentary: Vote to continue our important work

    Mike Sundin|Oct 7, 2022

    It‘s been the honor of a lifetime to have served the citizens of Carlton County and all of District 11A in the Minnesota Legislature for the past 10 years. As we weigh the options of who will continue the efforts for working families, the environment, economic development, and the host of other issues that impact our lives, please consider your role while casting your vote on Nov. 8. Do we want a representative that will follow his political party’s mandates that restrict a woman’s ability to choose her health care and reproductive optio...

  • Letters: Pete Radosevich will get stuff done

    Oct 7, 2022

    I am writing this letter in support of Pete Radosevich for Minnesota House District 11A. Pete is an influential member of our community. He is a local small-business owner, a husband and a father of three wonderful kids. Pete makes time to truly listen to people’s concerns on issues that impact the community. Growing up in a northern Minnesota town, he understands the day to day of small-town life and the effect big-city thinking in a small town can have. I trust Pete to get stuff done in the capital. He fights for people’s rights every day...

  • Political endorsement letters: guidelines

    Oct 7, 2022

    The Pine Knot News will accept candidate endorsement letters, with the following restrictions. Suggested word limit is 200, but we’ll accept up to 300 words for those who aren’t simply repeating themselves. If we receive multiple letters about a candidate saying the same thing, we won’t run all of them. We don’t charge for endorsement letters, but expect our readers to understand that space is valuable. Endorsements must abide by the same rules as any other letter to the editor: in particular, reader comments should be respectful, and the newsp... Full story

  • Hawks finish strong, upend Lumberjacks

    Kerry Rodd|Oct 7, 2022

    The Cloquet football team hosted the Hermantown Hawks for homecoming on Friday, Sept. 30 - unfortunately it was the visitors who came out on top 28-14 after pulling away in the fourth quarter. "It was a fun game with a good crowd," Cloquet coach Jeff Ojanen said. "Our guys played hard, but we didn't finish some drives and we had some untimely missed tackles." Cloquet drove inside the 5-yard line on their opening drive of the game only to fall short of scoring and turning the ball over on downs.... Full story

  • 'Jacks stay head above rest

    Kerry Rodd|Oct 7, 2022

    The Cloquet-Esko-Carlton vs. Hermantown boys soccer game was played for more than bragging rights Saturday. The Lumberjacks entered the away game with an overall record of 10-2 and were leading the seeding race in Section 7AA. The Hawks were 9-4 and nipping at their heels. But CEC was able to grab an early lead and then hold off the Hawks for a 3-2 win. "The Hermantown win was big for us," said CEC head coach John Sundquist. "I don't know if it would have made a difference in the seedings, but... Full story

  • 'Jacks, Panthers racing well as sections approach

    Kerry Rodd|Oct 7, 2022

    The Cloquet and South Ridge boys and girls cross country teams participated in the Lester Park Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 1 in Duluth. Both teams saw some success and both teams were able to learn more about what they will need to do this month to get ready for the section race at the end of the month. On the boys side, the Lumberjacks got a stellar first-place performance from senior Miles Fischer, who won the 5-kilometer race with a time of 16 minutes, 18.9 seconds. Fischer's time was 40... Full story

  • Wilderness catch fire; add CEC alum to staff

    Oct 7, 2022

    Relying on a red-hot scorer, the Minnesota Wilderness made team history last weekend, sweeping a three-game series at home for the first time. Playing inside Northwoods Credit Union Arena, the Wilderness topped Anchorage Wolverines, 4-3, 2-1, and 3-2 from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, respectively. Kevin Marx Noreen scored his second hat trick of the season in Sunday’s game, giving him six goals in seven games since being traded to the team. Joe Cesario scored his second overtime game-winner in as many games Friday. The Wilderness typically play t...

  • Racers return for 15th annual River Run

    Oct 7, 2022

    The weather was mild and the scenery exceptional for this year's Cloquet River Run, which offers runners both a 1-mile and a 5-kilometer race for all ages. Race co-director Heidi Berg said they had more than 300 runners total in both races, so numbers are creeping back up after the pandemic put a damper on the annual event. "It was great, and the weather held out for us," Berg said, adding that they also held shorter races in front of the school for children up to age 6. The event is a... Full story

  • Kettle River News

    Marcia Sarvela|Oct 7, 2022

    Make sure you are registered to vote. There are three positions for the city council and the mayor who needs your vote. Your vote is important. Come to the next Kettle River city council meeting at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 11 at the council room. Find out what is happening with the council. There will be a Ma and Pa Kettle Days meeting at 1 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 16 at the Kettle River Senior Center. We will be discussing upcoming events in October, November and December. All who are interested in helping with these events are welcome to attend this m...

  • Wright/Cromwell News

    Jennie Hanson|Oct 7, 2022

    It is with a heavy heart that I write this week’s news column. My husband of 52 years, Bob Hanson, died Oct. 1 in our home with me by his side. He had been bedridden for the past few months and was surely ready to go, but the reality of his passing is just starting to set in. We will have a memorial service this coming weekend. (See Bob’s obituary on Page 16 for details). This is also the anniversary of the first news column I wrote for the papers on Oct. 2, 1982. I started writing for the weekly papers and over these past years have taken ove...

  • Carlton Happenings

    Leola Rodd|Oct 7, 2022

    The Carlton VFW 2962 Auxiliary’s rummage sale was a big success thanks to the 125 individuals and families who donated items for the sale. Thank you to the 47 community members and CIP crew who worked several days setting out items for the sale. The proceeds of $11,775.08 will be divided between the post and the auxiliary to help benefit veterans and their families in the area. Circle the dates for next year: Sept. 8-9, 2023. There are plenty more upcoming events: • Suicide awareness mem...

  • PHOTO STORY: A happy homecoming surprise

    Oct 7, 2022

    Photos by Dave Harwig... Full story

  • Obituary: Helen Arlene Ross

    Oct 7, 2022

    Helen Arlene Ross, 96, of Cloquet passed away Aug. 22, 2022, at Evergreen Senior Living. She was born on Oct. 20, 1925, to Paul and Martha Schultz in St. Paul. Helen attended school in St. Paul, graduating from Central High School in 1943. Following high school, she worked in the art department at Brown & Bigelow Company as a commercial artist. In 1949 she married Harold T. Ross, and they made their home in St. Paul. She continued at Brown & Bigelow until the birth of their first child in 1950.... Full story

  • Obituary: Julian "Bert" Bertogliat

    Oct 7, 2022

    Julian "Bert" Bertogliat, 78, of Esko passed away peacefully and pain-free Sept. 30, 2022, in Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth. He was born Sept. 26, 1944, in Waukegan, Illinois to Dominic and Rose (D'Andrea) Bertogliat. On June 17, 1967, he was united in marriage to Sharon Gentile in Keewatin, Minnesota. Julian graduated from R.L. Downing High School in Keewatin in 1962. He attended University of Minnesota Duluth, where he received his bachelor's degree in biology and a... Full story

  • Obituary: Lola Hope (Luoma) Hendrickson

    Oct 7, 2022

    Lola Hope (Luoma) Hendrickson, 76, of Cloquet and formerly of Virginia, Minnesota, was called home to heaven on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, with her two children at her side. She was born July 15, 1946, to Toivo and Taina Luoma from Mt. Iron. Lola graduated from Mt. Iron-Buhl Public School in 1964. Lola was united in marriage to the love of her life, Terry Hendrickson, in 1968. They were married for six short years before her husband died in a car accident. During those six years, they had two... Full story

  • Obituary: John Goss Kalbrener

    Oct 7, 2022

    John Goss Kalbrener was born June 19, 1934, and died of Covid Sept. 21, 2022. John was the first child of Alfred and Elizabeth Kalbrener. Raised in Cloquet, he had twin siblings, Gretchen and Tom. The Kalbreners lived at 224 Ave. E, just one lot west of the now-gone water tower, until 1957. John graduated from Cloquet Senior High in 1952. He attended Macalester College and got his degree from the University of Minnesota. In the late 1950s he served the U.S. Army in Germany, where he wrote copy... Full story

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