Articles from the October 14, 2022 edition

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 By Brady Slater    News    October 14, 2022

Officials: sales tax proposals relieve property tax burden

Voters in Cloquet will see two sales tax proposals on their ballots during early voting and the midterm general election Nov. 8. Carlton County voters will have to pay attention, too, because they're... Full story


A paper in every mailbox

This week’s Pine Knot News and the local election guide inside are being delivered to almost every home and business in Carlton County … free of charge. Please don’t throw it into the recycling bin before exploring what’s inside. You will find st... Full story


Mini-golf set still missing, but origin revealed

At least half of the mini golf mystery proffered in the Sept. 30 issue of the Pine Knot News has been solved - its origin story - but the mystery of where (and by whom) the historic mini golf set was... Full story

 By Brady Slater    News    October 14, 2022

Challengers urge change at school board forum

An amicable gathering last week brought together most of the Wrenshall school board candidates in a public forum for the first time. As it concluded, the six candidates in attendance expressed pride... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    October 14, 2022

Cloquet man charged in stranger home invasion case

An observant police officer and a likely DNA match led to the arrest of a 43-year-old Cloquet man last week on suspicion of trying to strangle a woman in her home this summer. Cloquet detectives and officers arrested Brendan Gareth Smith Friday... Full story


Student discovers self in science

There was a time Emily Lockling didn't know what she wanted to study or do with her future. But a nudge from her mother, Jodie Lockling, a language teacher at the Fond du Lac Ojibwe School, helped to... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    October 14, 2022

Planners approve landfill hours extension

A request to allow the local industrial landfill to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week for two specific customers was approved by the Cloquet planning commission Tuesday. The motion passed by a 3-1 vote, with new commissioner Michelle Wick... Full story

 By Dan Reed    News    October 14, 2022

Blackhoof green cemetery lingers as hot topic

Blackhoof Township residents have collected nearly 100 local signatures on a petition opposing a new “green” cemetery advertising its services on land in the township. Residents again attended Tuesday’s county board meeting, this time to objec... Full story

 By Rebekah King    News    October 14, 2022

Plans for new Esko fitness center unveiled

The Esko school district is planning a few projects that will give students and the greater community an opportunity to stay active year-round. The Esko school board has been working on plans for a... Full story

 By Rebekah King    News    October 14, 2022

Township seeks to avoid future sewer emergencies

The Thomson Township board of supervisors is continuing to seek improvements for the township’s sewer system in order to prevent future emergency repairs, like the one in late July 2022 on Highway 61 in front of the Esko school. At their meeting T... Full story


FROM THE EDITOR: Out of many, one community paper

When we started the Pine Knot News four years ago next week, people in the newspaper industry noticed. It was mostly shock — who was crazy enough to start a brand-new paper? — mixed in with hope. The... Full story


Francy that: 'As a civil society, we know better'

In general, Americans are generous and willing to lend a helping hand to our fellow citizens. Donations after disasters, local charitable fundraisers and volunteer efforts for those in need... Full story


Letters: Before voting, evaluate the candidates

Here is the call to action, the case for vetting candidates and getting out to vote. In democratic forms of politics, representation and visibility matters. During elections, voters are the board of directors establishing the mandates for the elected... Full story


Letters: Express your opinion: Vote!

It seems to me so many senior citizens like me feel they have no way, no power, to express unhappiness with what is happening in our government. Voting may seem like a small thing, but it’s the most important thing you can do. I urge you to vote i... Full story


Letters: Why I vote

First & Second Amendments, police, veterans, secure borders, every unborn, freedom, American dream, good to defeat evil, future of the USA and, most important, to serve my God. Bill Dian, Wrenshall... Full story


Letters: Would Dotseth really represent us?

Weighing in on a political race is just not something I normally do, but I have concerns that I would like to share with my fellow voters. I wonder, is Jeff Dotseth truly focused on the needs of 11A? His realty business office address is in... Full story


Letters: Division is poison, choose a better way

Politicians are sending us campaign literature. I ask of every sentence that comes my way: how shall I pick this sentence up? What shall I do with it? It seems as if our default assumption is that (declarative) sentences are about the natural world... Full story


Letters: In support of Bjerkness

I am writing this letter in support of Dave Bjerkness for mayor of Cloquet. I only came to know Dave this year and he has been very helpful. He really listens and has compassion for people. Through conversations with his supporters, and his history... Full story


Letters: Pete will represent all residents

I come from a family of patriots. My grandfather, father, two of my sons and I — four generations — have served in the United States Armed Forces, from World War II to Iraq. It is because of my sense of duty to America that I feel compelled to wei... Full story


Guidelines: Political endorsement letters

The Pine Knot News will accept candidate endorsement letters, with the following restrictions. The suggested word limit is 200 words, but we’ll accept up to 300 words for those who aren’t simply repeating themselves. If we receive multiple let... Full story


Comments on Congress: Why political skills matter

Now that this year’s primaries are over and general election campaigns are revving up, it’s time to take a step back. I know, it seems an odd thing to do when all the media attention is shifting to... Full story


Kettle River news

The cornstalks are up and the light poles are being decorated. Come and check them out. The Kettle River American Legion Post 360 rifle drawing is 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 4 at the Tower Tap in Kettle River. First prize: Winchester XPR .30-06 with scope... Full story


Wright/Cromwell news

After losing my husband of 52 years on Oct. 1, I had to postpone his memorial service since I got Covid-19. Sometimes I wonder, “What else can happen?” But, as my mother always said, “This, too, shall pass!” So, with that in mind, Bob’s service h... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    October 14, 2022

Undefeated Eskomos demolish competition

The Esko football team continued its impressive undefeated season last Friday with a 77-6 homecoming romp over Hibbing. The win improved the Eskomos record to 6-0. Esko head coach Scott Arntson... Full story

 By Greg Oakes    Sports    October 14, 2022

Lumberjacks poised for intense stretch run

One year removed from making it to the Section 7AAA finals, the Cloquet volleyball machine continued to crank out wins and headed into the last two weeks of the season with an impressive 18-5 record.... Full story


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