Articles from the October 20, 2023 edition

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Lights, turf, action!

The seniors on the Cloquet football team gathered at midfield after Wednesday's regular season finale. Stinging from a 44-7 loss in the rain to North Branch, they were already wet but soaking in the... Full story

 By Mike Creger    News    October 20, 2023

History mystery

Reader Kim Ochocki was good enough to translate some of the copy we found in the Minneapolis newspaper, Echo de L’ouest, from February of 1918. We had hoped it would contain some clarification on the naming of the Cloquet River, and, subsequently, th...


Board members to visit 3 buildings

At their respective meetings Monday, the Carlton and Wrenshall school boards converged on a date to tour each district’s facilities. The boards will walk through three school properties beginning a... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    October 20, 2023

They walk to remember loved ones

Saturday was the first time Isabelle and Josh Hamsmith participated in the Suicide Awareness Memorial Walk, but it won't be the last, said Isabelle. She and her father carried a sign to remember her... Full story


Group home client arrested

A group home outing last week ended in the arrest of a client who ran away and then assaulted a police officer once he was found. At about 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, Carlton County 911 received a call that a client from a group home was on an outing i...


Holyoke woman injured in crash

A woman from Holyoke was airlifted from a crash scene in Carlton Township Sunday evening. Haylee Ann-Marie Thronson, 22, according to the Carlton County Sheriff’s office, rolled her 2009 Chevy Cobalt into a ditch off County Road 8 and the i...


Esko man injured in ATV crash

The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday said it appears speed and alcohol were factors in an ATV crash in Alborn Township. Daniel James Doran of Esko, 49, received “significant” injuries that were not life-threatening. The crash, which didn...


Community band seeks musicians

The Cloquet Community Band is seeking new members. If you have played an instrument, please check out the band. Practice is 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays at the Cloquet Presbyterian Church, 47 Fourth St., Cloquet. The band provides sheet music, and you bring...


Free state park day

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is waiving vehicle permit fees at all 75 state parks and recreation areas on Nov. 24. With the support of the state legislature, the DNR offers Free Park Days to encourage Minnesotans to get outdoors and...

 By Brady Slater    News    October 20, 2023

Barnum Board candidates make their pitch

It's a sparse election season in Carlton County, where the only electable seats belong to a pair of school boards seeking to fill terms vacated by previously elected officials. In Barnum, board... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    October 20, 2023

Park possibilities subject of study

Esko's Northridge Park could be getting a makeover next year, but township officials are looking for some input before making any large-scale changes. The 7-acre park along Canosia Road sits next to...


Here's where to get scares this spooky season

Fall has arrived and with it, Halloween fun. The Haunted Shack outside Carlton opened, appropriately, on Friday the 13th. The smaller but spectacular Haunted Hawthorne is alive and well, with frights...



Cloquet Mattress & Furniture, located at 1207 Cloquet Avenue, is a small business located in the heart of Cloquet. We specialize in furnishings for smaller spaces with an eye for quality and price.... Full story


From the editor: Learning lessons from Sunnyside

The recent announcement that Community Memorial Hospital will close its Sunnyside Health Care Center came as a shock. The longtime nursing home serves some of our most vulnerable elders, and got high... Full story


Harry's Gang: Got an idea for the West End?

People keep asking me what I’m doing with my building in the West End. It’s the original Barr Brothers funeral parlor on the corner of Avenue C and Vine Street. Most recently, it was the home of Car... Full story


Letter to the editor: We need newspapers

I enjoyed reading your columns in the Sept. 29 issue of the Pine Knot celebrating National Newspaper Week. I value local newspaper reporting, that is why I subscribe to three local newspapers. As I listened to a radio program (the CBC’s “As It Hap... Full story


Drop a line

Drop a line The Pine Knot News encourages readers to participate on these pages. Let your voice be heard by following these basic guidelines: • Letters to the editor should be kept to under 300 words. Longer pieces may be considered for a guest c... Full story


Golden goal is ticket to State

It was close, but the Lumberjacks boys soccer team is headed to State again after scoring a golden goal 2 minutes and 6 seconds into overtime. The Cloquet-Esko-Carlton team scored first and last in th... Full story


The Ticker: A quick look at area teams in action

Wednesday, Oct. 11 Girls Soccer Section 7A Semifinals Esko 5 Legacy Christian 1 Thursday, Oct. 12 Girls Soccer Section 7AA Semifinals Cloquet/Carlton 1 Hermantown 0 Boys Soccer Section 7AA Semifinals CEC 2 Duluth Denfeld 0 Volleyball Esko 3 Duluth Ea... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    October 20, 2023

5 straight to State and just as sweet

The atmosphere at Members Cooperative Credit Union Stadium on Tuesday was nothing short of electric. The first game of any type to be played on the new turf field featured the Lumberjacks taking on... Full story


It's a breeze for Esko in title game

In the Section 7A championship game on Tuesday, Esko scored early and often for a decisive 4-0 victory over Marshall, eclipsing a September tie between the teams and sending Esko to state. Esko's... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    October 20, 2023

Cardinals depth overmatches FDL's grit

Thursday's varsity girls volleyball game between Cromwell-Wright and Fond du Lac featured one team with a host of veterans versus a young squad looking to improve each night they hit the court. While... Full story


Wilderness take four games in Alaska

The Minnesota Wilderness extended its winning streak to six games last weekend as it knocked off Kenai River and Anchorage, part of an Alaska sweep for the team. A 3-1 victory Friday over Kenai was followed by a 4-1 win against Anchorage Saturday.... Full story


Local teams cap impressive seasons

The curtain fell on a trio of standing ovation-worthy regular seasons this week, as the Esko and Barnum football teams remained undefeated, and the Cloquet volleyball team wrapped up an unbeaten Lake Superior Conference campaign (7-0) en route to a... Full story


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