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Articles from the November 6, 2020 edition

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Carlton County voters break records, leans DFL (but it's close)

While many polling places in Carlton County were busy Tuesday, Thomson Township voters took it to a whole new level, with many waiting in line for more than an hour in a line that morphed throughout... Full story

 By Mike Creger    News    November 6, 2020

History mystery: outdoor fireplace and gondola cable car

Reader David Haugen admits he’s lived in Cloquet for only 15 years, so may have missed an era of general knowledge about some physical structures in the area that have puzzled him for some time. He... Full story


Senior dining

Arrowhead Senior Nutrition menu: Friday, Nov. 6 Special of the Day Sat-Sun, Nov. 7-8 Frozen meals available for the weekend Monday, Nov. 9 Tater tot hotdish, tossed salad, juice, fresh fruit Tuesday, Nov. 10 Roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy,... Full story


Updated: Covid continues to stalk schools

When the 14-day Covid-19 rate in Carton County came in at 20.54 Thursday, Oct. 29 - surpassing 20 cases per 10,000 residents - it meant school districts needed to consider moving all students to a... Full story


Social media post investigated

A potentially threatening social media post by a juvenile will likely not result in any kind of formal consequences, Cloquet Patrol Commander David O’Connor told the Pine Knot News Wednesday. The question arose after the police department posted...


County, city meetings nixed

Two local government meetings were canceled this week due to lack of agenda items. The Carlton County committee of the whole meeting set for Tuesday, Nov. 3 was canceled after a couple agenda items were pulled. “It is not unusual for one or two...


Register now for Salvation Army kids' gift program

The Carlton County Salvation Army Adopt-A-Child program is registering families needing help by providing gifts for their children this year. The Covid-19 pandemic has created greater need in our communities as a result of job layoffs and furloughs,... Full story


Red Kettle bell helpers needed

Interested in being a kettle bell ringer? Bell ringing will be completely safe this year with mask, distancing and sanitizing mandates in place. Donations at the kettle can be completely contactless, with Apple Pay, Google Pay and QR code options... Full story


ATV trails closed for hunting

Riders of recreational off-highway vehicles should be aware of upcoming closures of OHV trails on some state lands for firearms deer hunting season. The restrictions apply to all designated OHV trails and routes on state forest lands. Vehicles...


Veterans serving veterans

For members of the Cloquet Combined Honor Guard, every day is a veteran's day. On Tuesday, they honored veteran Richard Allen Kedrowski, a veteran of the Army, Air Force and Minnesota Air National... Full story


Veterans Day dinners

Local veterans organizations are being coronavirus-cautious while still observing Veterans Day on Wednesday, Nov. 11 with free meals to-go for veterans. • Cloquet VFW Post 3979 is offering a turkey dinner from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 11 while... Full story


Area Events

The Cloquet VFW smear league is canceled until further notice due to Covid. Friday, Nov. 6 The Tri-Community Food Shelf in Cromwell is open 3-5:30 p.m. Fridays. Cromwell, Tamarack and Wright community members are welcome to stop in once a month.... Full story


Carlton County Covid-19 numbers at record highs

While it was notable last week when Covid-19 cases broke a record when they jumped by 21 cases in a day, that was just the beginning. Multiple single-day records have been set in the county since... Full story


Our View: Careful goes along with quaint

Living in a small town certainly has its advantages over big cities, but sometimes we become complacent to the reality that crime does, in fact, happen here, too. That’s why we are encouraging residents to keep their garages and vehicles locked,...


Harry's Gang: A fond farewell to the pizza business

I’ve operated a pizza restaurant longer than I’ve had children, but it’s time to say goodbye (to the pizza place, not the kids). I opened Eskomo Pizza Pies in the old Cloquet Co-op building in... Full story


On the Mark: Online options are a saving grace during pandemic

Since Covid-19 crept into our communities, many of us have descended into a strange solitude. Neighbors, co-workers and merchants whom we love to patronize hunker down the way we do: behind closed doo...


Obituary: Beth Johanna Nims

Beth Johanna Nims, 49, passed away Oct. 24, 2020. She was born Dec. 28, 1970 in Duluth. Beth attended high school in Cloquet, graduating in 1989. She then attended Concordia College, graduating in... Full story


Obituary: Norval E. Doddridge

Norval E. Doddridge, 85, of Osceola, Wisconsin, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. He was born to Norval and Caroline (Habhegger) Doddridge in Cloquet. Norval married Lavina New on... Full story


Obituary: David E. Sylvester

David E. Sylvester, 81, passed away Thursday, Oct. 29, after a long battle with chronic pulmonary disease. Dave was born Sept. 25, 1939 in Minneapolis to Ernie and Elna (Johnson) Sylvester. A hockey... Full story


Carlton county election numbers

The following vote totals are for Carlton County only, with all 38 precincts reporting. These totals are preliminary because the county auditor’s office is accepting mailed ballots that were postmarked by Election Day until Nov. 10. Vote totals... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 6, 2020

Lumberjacks have mojo working; on 6-0 streak

The Cloquet volleyball team is on a winning streak following their 3-1 win over the Duluth Denfeld Hunters Thursday, Oct. 29. The Lumberjacks dropped the first game 22-25, but rebounded to win the...


Korby's Connections: Deer hunt memories have twists and turns

Deer hunting season starts tomorrow, but the signs have been there for weeks. Behind shoppers' masks at the Super One grocery store, I've noticed more patrons (men, I think) sprouting beard growth... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 6, 2020

Esko dropped by powerhouse Mora

Entering Friday’s home game, the Eskomos were 2-1 and facing a Mora team that was undefeated and averaging 38 points per game through three games. When the wind died down following the game, the...

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 6, 2020

Barnum starts strong, but Warriors end stronger

Barnum was looking for its second win of the season against a good Deer River team for its homecoming celebration Friday, and it looked like they might get it. After the first half, the Bombers held...

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 6, 2020

Esko finally gets one over on Carlton

For the past few years the Esko volleyball team has come up short against Carlton. After the graduation of a boatload of Bulldogs and only one Eskomo lost to graduation, this year it's the Eskomos...


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