Articles from the October 25, 2019 edition

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Unlikely hero moves 'Jacks back to State

NORTHBRANCH-Olivia Jameson was so stealthy when she scored the Lumberjacks' game-winning goal that even her coach didn't realize who deftly kicked the ball over the Chisago Lakes goalie, who was...

 By Jana Peterson    News    October 25, 2019

Shooting shocks funeral gatherers

The man allegedly responsible for the shooting Friday that shut down many of the buildings at the heart of the Fond du Lac Reservation was charged in Sixth District Carlton County Court Monday....

 By Jana Peterson    News    October 25, 2019

The 'Haunted' show goes on

Not many nonprofit organizations would boast about making people pee their pants. Then again, the folks at the Haunted Shack are not your typical community volunteers - they're in the business of... Full story


A Halloween story

Editor's note: Lauren Soukkala, age 10, of Barnum submitted this frightening and fun tale of a Halloween gone weird to the Pine Knot News. We typed up the story mostly as submitted - adding a little...


This week in state history

Historic Minnesota events with anniversaries this coming week. Oct. 25 1987 In the seventh game of the World Series, the Twins beat the St. Louis Cardinals with a score of 4-2, winning the series 4-3. 2002 While running for a third term in office, Un...

 By Jana Peterson    News    October 25, 2019

Art meets the realities of life

In a bit of fortuitous timing, the Fond du Lac Head Start building got the gift of communal art right after it was the center of a dramatic shooting incident last week. Artist Karen Savage-Blue had...


Judge approves diocese payouts

Bankruptcy Judge Robert Kressel of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District Court of Minnesota approved a $39.2 million agreement between victims-survivors of clergy sexual abuse and the Diocese of Duluth earlier this week. The decision gives...


Take yard waste to public works

Yard waste and brush is accepted at the Cloquet Public Works Garage, 410 Armory Road, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Yard waste includes leaves, grass and pine needles. Brush will be accepted and will be limited to...


Visitor day at college Tuesday

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is hosting a Campus Visit Day 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 at the Cloquet campus location. The campus-wide event is open to everyone and there is no cost to attend. Prospective students who are interested in...


Comment on stormwater plans

As mandated by the Clean Water Act and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, the city of Cloquet has developed a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program. The SWPPP, a document unique to Cloquet, is a required piece of the Municipal Separate Storm...


All dressed up for a fun run

Participants in the 14th annual Pumpkin Run & Walk at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College were greeted with perfect weather conditions for the 5K race and festive community event on Saturday...


OUR VIEW: Music helps make a city hum

It’s no secret that this newspaper was eager to locate its hometown office in the West End of downtown Cloquet. For historic reasons, our neighborhood is the perfect place for us, and it helps ignite the resurgence of a walkable, “parkable...


Harry's Gang: Get your city vote in on Nov. 5

There’s a primary election coming up in Cloquet’s Ward 3, and three very good candidates are running. I had a chance to interview all three on “Harry’s Gang” on CAT-7. We talked,...


Obituaries: Clarence Charles Smith Jr.

Clarence Charles Smith Jr., 88, of Cromwell, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, at Cardinal Courts in Cromwell. He was born May 7, 1931, in Mount Vernon Township near Winona, Minnesota, the... Full story


Ward 3 election basics

Residents of Cloquet’s Ward 3 will vote Tuesday, Nov. 5 at the old City Hall. (Future Ward 3 elections will be held at the new hall, so this is the last election at old City Hall.) This is a primary election, as three people are running to replace...


Obituaries: Harry A. McCuskey

Harry A. McCuskey, 88, of Cloquet passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth. He was born Dec. 15, 1930, in Holyoke to Homer and Anna (Oltmann) McCuskey. Harry served as... Full story


Obituaries: Eugenia M. Lisson

Eugenia M. Lisson, 83, of Cloquet passed away Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, at Villa Court in Cromwell. She was born Dec. 20, 1935, in Long Prairie to Gene and Roselind (Luke) Host. Eugenia was united in mar... Full story


Obituaries: Blaine Eldon Pearson

Blaine Eldon Pearson, 71, of Carlton passed away Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. He was born Nov. 23, 1947, in Carlton to Roy and Tina Pearson. He graduated from Carlton High School in 1965. He graduated... Full story


Obituaries: Marvin Glenn Lamppa

Marvin Glenn Lamppa, 86, of Duluth, and formerly of Babbitt, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in the Solvay Hospice House in Duluth. He was born Feb. 14, 1933, in Embarrass to William and Helen... Full story


Obituaries: Jacqueline (Townsend) Nelson

Jacqueline “Jackie” Faith (Townsend) Nelson passed away Oct. 11, 2019. She was born May 14, 1934, in Duluth to Marion and Vern Townsend. She grew up in Minneapolis, where she graduated from... Full story


On the Mark: Fun with family is like great background jazz

One of my favorite vintage jazz songs is “All the Things You Are,” Jerome Kern’s 1939 composition with Oscar Hammerstein’s lyrics. It floats down the keyboard: B-flat, E-flat, A-flat, G7 — challenging for a piano player. It was on my mind l...


In the mood for to be scared ... or just to have some Halloween fun?

There are several options for thrill seekers of all ages this weekend Haunted Shack The Haunted Shack and Ru-Ridge Farms have teamed up to provide folks with the ultimate fall experience during the... Full story


Don Brown returns with the classic country sound

The voice is deep, rich, and weathered. The hands may show some age, but they glide over the strings of the old Gibson guitar effortlessly, like they have maybe a million times before. Don Brown is... Full story


The Ticker: Football, Oct. 16 Games

Esko-33 Crosby-Ironton-0 Playing at home on Senior Night, the Eskomos mauled the Crosby-Ironton Rangers and in doing so solidified their top seed in the Section 7AAA playoffs and picking up a first...


Cloquet senior gets a bite of New York fashion world

Cloquet High School senior Sydney Hall is a typical student in most aspects of life besides one - fashion. Fashion has been a focus of Sydney's since she was little. At some point, planning cute...


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