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Articles from the October 16, 2020 edition

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 By Mike Creger    News    October 16, 2020

Highs, lows found in state funding

As the Minnesota Legislature breathed its last gasps of air of the 2020 session, Carlton County can find some wins and some big losses when contemplating what became a session extended by five months with mostly unproductive special sessions since... Full story

 

Northland schools sound Covid alarm

Carlton County school superintendents were among 35 different school districts in the Northland to send a heartfelt message to residents Friday. Help us keep kids in school, they said. Wear your masks... Full story

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    October 16, 2020

First-degree murder charges handed down

A Carlton County grand jury voted last week to charge a Cloquet man with five counts of first-degree murder, another development in a case that shocked county residents last spring when the bodies of...

 

History Mysteries

We know there are many fans of the history column who may be wondering where it went. After running “This Week In History” for about 18 months, we have decided to retool our history feature rather than repeat items that have previously run. We...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    October 16, 2020

Enbridge staging area put on hold

Neighbors on the Bromfield Road in Atkinson Township voiced concerns about a proposed Enbridge staging yard at the Carlton County board of commissioners regular meeting Tuesday. The Atkinson town board’s approval of Enbridge’s use of the road...

 

Cloquet candidate forum goes online

The Cloquet Chamber of Commerce will hold a local candidate forum 6-9 p.m. Oct. 21 in the council chambers at Cloquet City Hall. No spectators will be allowed at the forum, which will be livestreamed on the city’s website at cloquetmn.gov and...

 

Man injured in dirt bike accident

A Duluth man was airlifted Saturday after he was injured in a dirt bike accident Saturday, Oct. 10. According to a press release from the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office, the accident occurred in the 300 block of the Harlis Road in Holyoke...

 

Free food Tuesday for those in need

The United Way of Carlton County and B&B Market are coordinating with the AEOA Farm to Family program to provide another free food box event from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20 at the B&B Market on Big Lake Road in Cloquet, and then from...

 

Bridge project wraps up

Carlton County Road 1 north of Esko opened in the past week after a months-long project to replace the bridge across the Midway River. The reopening came on schedule....

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    October 16, 2020

Planning commission backs chicken changes

A public hearing to discuss allowing residents to raise chickens drew no public participation during Tuesday's Cloquet Planning Commission meeting and was passed unanimously by the commission. The...

 

Barnum sees some budget daylight

The Barnum school district got some good news recently, in a year that saw the small rural school district facing financial woes and then a pandemic. In this case, however, two negatives made a positive. The fund balance for the Barnum school...

 

A fall walk

Cloquet's Jody Dixon crosses the pedestrian bridge over the St. Louis River just off Cloquet's Spafford Park earlier this month in this photo of fall beauty taken by her husband, Bill...

 

Pandemic impacts school enrollment numbers slightly

Enrollment numbers are down slightly in Cloquet, and superintendent Michael Cary said he's blaming the usual culprit these days: Covid-19. In a discussion with Cloquet school board members Monday, Car...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    October 16, 2020

Nystrom makes case in county

DFL Congressional candidate Quinn Nystrom made a campaign stop in Cloquet Saturday as part of a whistlestop tour across every county in the 8th Congressional District. Nystrom addressed close to 30...

 

Drug take back day is coming

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, Oct. 24. Come to the lobby of the Cloquet Police Department from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to drop off any old or unwanted medications. This national day addresses a crucial public safety and public...

 

Safe routes plans wanted

Minnesota schools and communities wanting to develop safer places for students to walk and bicycle can apply for three different grant opportunities this fall through the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School program....

 
 By Tim Pugmire    News    October 16, 2020

Race for state Supreme Court heats up

Minnesota Supreme Court Associate Justice Paul Thissen is trying to retain the seat he was appointed to in 2018. His challenger is Michelle MacDonald, a controversial lawyer who is making her fourth bid for the court. This is the first time Thissen...

 

Our View: Answer the door; have a conversation

We’ve been seeing candidates for public office, or their representatives, showing up at our front doors at odd times: evenings, Saturday afternoons, just about anytime really. Sometimes it’s a volunteer. Sometimes it’s the actual candidate....

 

Harry's Gang: Seasons change, and so do roles at radio station

Local radio will never quite be the same after today. Kerry Rodd, who has been at WKLK Radio for about 14 years now, is retiring Friday. Well, retiring from radio, that is. He's planning to work at a... Full story

 

Letters to the editor: Say no to political fear mongering

I find it distasteful, disheartening and sad that Jeff Dotseth, Minnesota House of Representatives District 11A candidate, has stooped so low as to participate in fear propaganda. A September meeting agenda notice posted online was revealing....

 

Letters to the editor: Some thoughts on recent local news

I always read the Pine Knot with interest, but the latest issue was an emotional rollercoaster for me. I was happy to see the Christmas fireworks canceled. As a local curmudgeon and dog owner, I cringe when Generous Jerry pitches his tent in the...

 

It's OK to be a bit Covid-19 bonkers; have a taco

I will try to refrain from cursing, although sometimes I do believe it can be the perfect ingredient or the frosting on the cake. I am going to share some perspectives, maybe some words of encouragement, and a heck of a lot of Covid-19 puzzlers...

 

On The Mark: Finding out what makes politicans tick

Have you ever wondered why our neighbors decide to run for office? What life encounters led them to do so? Here are my endorsements for three local candidates - Michelle Lee, Mike Sundin and Quinn...

 

Obituaries: Mary Jean Purcell

Mary Jean Purcell, 92, died Oct. 9, 2020, in Minnetonka from complications of old age. Mary was born to John J. and Rosemary Rouse on Oct. 26, 1927, in Iowa City, Iowa. After her mother died, Mary... Full story

 

Obituaries: Barbara Rae Ziehl

Barbara Rae Ziehl, 86, passed away peacefully on Oct. 7, 2020, while being cared for by the amazing and loving staff of the Evergreen Senior Living Center and St. Croix Hospice in Cloquet. Barbara was born around July 22, 1934. She was found on the... Full story

 

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