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Articles from the October 28, 2022 edition

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 By Brady Slater    News    October 28, 2022

'Green' cemetery plan brings flurry of opposition

Outside Barnum, where horses populate handsome stables and open fields, and scores of round bales tell of a robust hay harvest, the sale of 20 acres of land has sent Blackhoof Township residents into... Full story

 

It's final days for Halloween hauntings

It's been a spectacular Halloween season in 2022, with bright fall colors and pockets of warm weather. If you haven't explored the fall and fright-themed events and places yet, this weekend will be... Full story

 
 By Brady Slater    News    October 28, 2022

Former chief finds new way to serve

Mike Tusken grows into leadership role at college There were days as Duluth police chief when Mike Tusken was exhausted, yet still found himself driving to Cloquet to teach a three-hour night class on... Full story

 

Forum gives voters food for thought

The Cloquet city council chambers was a revolving door Tuesday, as candidates for six races answered questions in the Cloquet Area Chamber of Commerce candidate forum, an election year tradition. All... Full story

 

Four-year teaching degree unveiled

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College will soon be offering a four-year degree targeting those in pursuit of a career in elementary education. Announced this month, the move makes it the first... Full story

 
 By Rebekah King    News    October 28, 2022

Board OKs new policing contract language

The Thomson Township Board of Supervisors approved terms of a new law enforcement contract with the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office, extending services provided to the township for another three years. The Carlton County Sheriff’s Office assigns...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    October 28, 2022

Audit highs and lows

In a rundown of the annual audit, the Cloquet school board got mixed news on the budget and the best rating from the auditing firm BerganKDV. Revenues for the last fiscal year were slightly higher than expected, at $36,935,439 versus $36,762,596, a...

 
 By Tyler Korby    Sports    October 28, 2022

State Soccer online update: Defensive-minded Mankato East stops Cloquet

NEW BRIGHTON - Entering Thursday's Class AA girls soccer state quarterfinal against Cloquet-Carlton, Mankato East sported a pitch-perfect record. The opposing Lumberjacks leaned exactly why. Ella Huet... Full story

 

State Soccer online update: CEC boys advance to semifinals

In their second trip to State in as many years, the No. 3 ranked Lumberjacks boys soccer team beat a tough St. Cloud Tech 3-1 to earn a trip to the Bank, and they're excited. Elijah Aultman scored... Full story

 

State Soccer online update: Esko falls to St. Anthony

The Section 7A champion Eskomos struggled against No. 4 seed St. Anthony in a state quarterfinal game late Thursday afternoon. St. Anthony erupted for four goals in the first half to race to a 4-2... Full story

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    October 28, 2022

1,200 doses of fentanyl discovered

A call from a concerned citizen last month led to the arrest of a 19-year-old Cloquet man, after police officers allegedly found more than 1,200 fentanyl pills in the BMW car he was driving. James Daniel Randa was charged with aggravated... Full story

 

Juvenile confesses to Pinehurst shooting

A 16-year-old Superior boy pleaded guilty Tuesday, Oct. 25, to second-degree felony assault, after firing shots at a carful of people during a July incident in Pinehurst Park in Cloquet. Appearing before Judge Amy Lukasavitz in District Court in...

 

Our view: Election fatigue expected, but stay vigilant

There’s a familiar phrase you hear often this time of year, right along with “Winter? Already?” and “What are you going to be for Halloween?” The one we are talking about is “I can’t wait until it’s all over.” Elections can be... Full story

 

Notes from the Small Pond: Bad dreams

It’s when you vaguely realize that you’re dreaming that it gets the worst — when you recognize it’s your fault, that you gave birth to it/are presently birthing it, that somewhere in there,... Full story

 

Homicide case is delayed

An omnibus hearing for homicide suspect Raymond Arthur Julian was delayed until December on Tuesday, because there are a number of “computer-type devices” still out for analysis with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. “Given the...

 
 By Tyler Korby    Sports    October 28, 2022

Bombers cruise in postseason

Being best of friends, quarterback Hayden Charboneau and wide receiver Caden Sheff didn't need long to respond when asked what the pair of Barnum football standouts do together outside of the sport.... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    October 28, 2022

'Jacks rebound with playoff form

Trailing early, Cloquet stormed to the lead Tuesday and opened the Section 7AAAA football playoffs with a 42-12 victory over Denfeld at home. The game was a rematch of a game that was played in early... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    October 28, 2022

Barnum gets a sweep in Section 7A

Sectional volleyball action began Monday with No. 7 Barnum sweeping No. 10 Wrenshall in Section 7A south. It was a repeat of the matchup between the teams on Oct. 4, a 3-0 win for Barnum. Barnum came... Full story

 

Letters: Vote for someone who will cooperate

When it is time for us to exercise our civic duty and vote each Election Day, we all need to take time to decide which candidates will receive our precious votes. It is our duty to gather accurate information, weigh that with our beliefs, and cast ou...

 

Letters: Graham will bring new ideas to board

I am writing to urge voters to bring fresh energy to the Cloquet school board. A review of candidate profiles as published in the Pine Knot News reveals the three incumbents are many years beyond having their own children in our schools. The two...

 

Letters: Stauber's votes tell the truth on priorities

The latest issue of The Electrical Worker, the official publication of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, is titled “The Year of the Union Worker — Extraordinary Legislative Victories to Create Union Jobs for Decades.” Within...

 

Letters: Support for Maki and Radosevich

I believe Roger Maki has given our city good leadership as mayor during his term. Roger came into the mayor’s office during a challenging time in our city government. He brought stability to our city council. He then had to be the leader during the...

 

Letters: When is enough, enough in Wrenshall?

There seems to be a cancer consuming the taxpaying residents within the Wrenshall school district. In this writer’s opinion, it’s been caused by the current superintendent: with three failed referendums at more than $10,000 apiece, $35,800 and...

 

Letters: Dotseth lacks ideas beyond party

Last week, I read the Local Election Guide for 2022 from the Pine Knot News and was struck by a sense of flashback. I was amazed that Jeff Dotseth’s profile and approach to the questions posed were pretty much the same as the last two times that...

 

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