Articles from the October 11, 2019 edition

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 By Jana Peterson    News    October 11, 2019

Making ice in aging 'Barn' challenging, expensive

News that the ice plant in “The Barn” — the city’s oldest hockey arena — had leaked as much as 5,000 pounds of R-22 refrigerant came as a shock to Cloquet city officials earlier this month. So did th...


Pigments color our world

Welcome to autumn: cooler, wetter, mushrooms galore, and changing leaf colors. We see green leaves all summer and now those same leaves are turning yellow, orange, red, and even purple; what's up... Full story

 By Dan Reed    News    October 11, 2019

Presidential primary cost estimate quadruples

Carlton County auditor/treasurer Kathy Korteum told the Carlton County board of commissioners that the estimated cost of the presidential primary has basically quadrupled. “We must be prepared for the new presidential primary occurring in M...


Carlton County Jail nurse recognized by statewide group

Holly Compo was recognized in September by the Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association as Correctional Nurse of the Year. She was chosen from candidates recommended by jail administrators and sheriffs across...


Storied softball coaches say it's time to retire

An era came to a close last month when Cloquet softball coach Ron Tondryk handed his resignation letter to activities director Paul Riess, just a few months after the Lumberjacks took third place at... Full story


This week in state history

Historic Minnesota events with anniversaries this coming week. Oct. 12 1892 The first car of iron ore travels from Mountain Iron to Duluth and assays at 65 percent iron. Minnesota would lead the country in iron ore production for many years, and...


Wet is wet

You could see it on Josh South's face as the Cloquet senior neared a puddle during the Swain Invitational junior varsity cross country race at Enger Park in Duluth Saturday. He was going to do it. It... Full story


Police study is still not ready

The study of the Cloquet police department commissioned by the Cloquet city council was still not available to read in its entirety when the Pine Knot News went to press this week. Jonathan Ingram and Bill Connors of Novak Consulting Group, which... Full story


GUEST VIEW: Power of the press remains a force

In 1928, Frank Capra made a silent movie called "The Power of the Press." Douglas Fairbanks Jr. played Clem Rogers, an ambitious cub reporter hungry for a scoop. He gets more than he bargained for whe... Full story


Pardon might be the Trump card

President George W. Bush used to say he was a “uniter; not a divider” and in a lot of ways he was right. I wasn’t a particularly big fan of his conservative politics and I felt he jumped onto too m...


LETTER: Esko tower story goes deeper

I submit this information to clarify some aspects in your story “Technology has passed by Thomson Township laws” in the Oct. 4 issue of the Pine Knot News. The current town ordinance does allow these types of towers to be built. However, the ordinanc... Full story


LETTER: In Difference

In Difference In difference may we find peace, understanding, compassion, hope and love. In difference may we leave behind selfish ambitions, fear, anger, hatred and politics. Indifference causes strife, anxiety, emptiness, loneliness and suffering.... Full story


Tribal cemetery recovery complete in Fond du Lac

The Minnesota Indian Affairs Council and the Office of the State Archaeologist — in consultation with the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa — have notified the Minnesota Department of Transportation that grave recovery efforts at the his... Full story


Woodcarver exhibit opens 1 p.m. Saturday at CCHS

A new exhibit featuring wood carvings by Clayton Johnson will open at the Carlton County Historical Society on Saturday, Oct. 12 with a reception at 1 p.m. Johnson grew up in Wrenshall. His signature piece is a scale model of the 17th-century... Full story


Suicide Awareness Walk is Saturday in Carlton

How does a friend, a loved one, a co-worker or a classmate cope in the aftermath of a completed suicide? Jo Angell says that going on a walk — specifically, the annual Suicide Awareness Memorial W... Full story


Death notices

Carol Ruth Reynolds, 75, passed away Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 at Sunnyside Health Care Center in Cloquet, Minnesota. Visitation: 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Cloquet. Burial will be... Full story


on FAITH: Religious freedom needs a boost

By Charles Haynes / Religious Freedom Center In the turbulent 1960s, John Courtney Murray famously reminded Americans that the Constitution begins with “We, the people,” not “We, the tribe.” Murray, a Jesuit priest, wasn’t papering over differenc...


WRENSHALL NEWS: Harvest moon happenings

The harvest moon, the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox, made its appearance last month but, for our farm, the high harvest is happening right now — and the weather hasn’t been kind for muc...



Thank you to all who helped out and participated in the Environmental Day and Pavilion Open House. It was a great day in the woods. Special thanks to the following for donating their time and...

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    October 11, 2019

'Jacks surge over Thunderhawks

The homecoming crowd in Cloquet last Friday night was treated to a wild night of football that saw the Lumberjacks rush for nearly 400 yards in a convincing 42-18 win over Grand Rapids. With 1:24...


The ticker: football roundup

Football roundup South Ridge-28 Cherry-0 South Ridge exploded to score all 28 of their points in the second quarter against the visiting Tigers. Tarious Lovejoy started the scoring early in the second quarter on a 3-yard touchdown run. Riley Kinsley...

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    October 11, 2019

Cards are up, down

The Barnum volleyball team picked up an impressive win last Thursday when they downed Cromwell-Wright 3-2 in a thrilling five-set match in Barnum. "It was a huge win for us over Cromwell," said... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    October 11, 2019

Lumberjack girls freeze out Eskomos

With playoffs looming, the Cloquet-Carlton girls soccer team secured its 14th win of the season last Thursday by taking their second win of the season over Esko, 2-0. The 'Jacks managed to get by a... Full story


Updated again: Soccer playoffs still going

Area soccer teams are rolling through the section playoffs so far. The Cloquet girls soccer team were seeded No. 2 (after Chisago Lakes) and the Esko girls team was seeded No. 8 in the Section 7A... Full story


Halloween 5K set for Oct. 19

It’s time to lace up your running shoes and register for northern Minnesota’s oldest Halloween-themed race. Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College will be hosting the 14th annual Pumpkin Run & Wal... Full story


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