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  • Veterans Day holiday closures

    Nov 10, 2023

    All Carlton County offices will be closed on Friday, Nov. 10 in observance of the Veterans Day Holiday. This includes County Courthouse offices, County Government Services Building, County Transportation Department, Human Services, Public Health, Motor Vehicle License Bureau, Veterans Service Office and the University of Minnesota Extension Service Office. The Hwy 210 Transfer Station will be open on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10-11....

  • Fire District seeks board member

    Nov 10, 2023

    The Cloquet Area Fire District is looking for a volunteer board member to represent the City of Cloquet. Candidates must live in the city of Cloquet and commit to a 3-year term. The board meets at 6 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month, plus occasional committee meetings throughout the year. Potential candidates are asked to email or call city administrator Tim Peterson at [email protected] or 218-879-3347 to express interest. Questions? Contact CAFD Chief Jesse Buhs at 218-499-4258 to discuss roles and responsibilit... Full story

  • Thanksgiving dinner is free

    Nov 10, 2023

    The Carlton County Disabled American Veterans and Auxiliary are again organizing a free Cloquet Community Thanksgiving meal at Zion Lutheran Church from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 23. All Carlton County residents are invited to sit down and enjoy a nice turkey meal with all the fixings and in good company. Although folks don’t have to call ahead to dine in, they must call 218-451-0966 for delivery as soon as possible so DAV organizers can plan the many delivery routes. If no one answers, leave a message with name, phone number, address and how m... Full story

  • Early deadlines for Thanksgiving issue

    Nov 10, 2023

    Pine Knot News deadlines will be moved up one day for the Thanksgiving holiday later this month. That means all news announcements, obituaries and legal notices must be received by 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20. Call 218-878-9332 with any questions. The Pine Knot offices will be closed Thursday. Friday home delivery should not be affected.... Full story

  • Don't plow snow into roadways

    Nov 10, 2023

    The Carlton County Transportation Department said the act of plowing snow onto or across a public roadway is a safety hazard and a misdemeanor. The likelihood of a traffic accident or damage to snowplows occurring from a slippery area, frozen rut, bump or large bank on the shoulder is a major safety concern. Snow from private property should be contained within property boundaries as much as possible, thereby avoiding piling or pushing snow into the road right of way. Should an accident occur, the property owner and the person who placed the...

  • Kirsti Marohn, MPR News|Nov 10, 2023

    A new report from an environmental advocacy group says wastewater treatment plants and sewage sludge are key pathways for so-called “forever chemicals” to contaminate Minnesota waterways. The report, by the nonprofit Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy and a University of Minnesota professor, says Minnesota state agencies need to take stronger action to regulate PFAS in wastewater, as other states have done. PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are human-made chemicals used in a variety of products, from nonstick cookware to fi...  Website

  • Korby's Connections: These scribbles can be priceless

    Steve Korby|Nov 10, 2023

    An autograph can become valuable, but most people usually don’t collect them for the money or as an investment. They collect these cherished documents and put them somewhere in their personal treasure chest. An autograph can turn a fleeting moment with a celebrity into a lifetime memory. When doing some certainly unscientific local research, I got a variety of answers and reactions when I asked about seeking autographs. When she was 5 years old, my wife asked legendary Scanlon accordion p... Full story

  • Athletes receive state, local accolades

    Nov 10, 2023

    There are a bevy of post-season awards going out to fall sports athletes. Here is a roundup of what we’ve earned so far. If you know of any other accolades, let us know by email at [email protected] Cloquet/Carlton girls soccer Lauren Hughes and Kiley Issendorf were named to the first team all conference in the Lake Superior Conference. Natalia Hernandez, Madi Fredrickson, and Addison Sandman were named to the second team Issendorf was on the all state all tournament first team and Hughes on the second team for Class AA. CEC boys soccer E... Full story

  • Wilderness streak ends

    Nov 10, 2023

    The St. Cloud Norsemen swept the Wilderness last weekend in Cloquet, snapping a 10-game winning streak for the home team. St. Cloud scored early and offered the Wilderness only limited chances Friday in a 4-0 victory. The loss snapped Minnesota’s 10-game winning streak and run of 11 consecutive with a point — both of which tied franchise records. St. Cloud notched another shutout on Saturday, 3-0. The Wilderness (11-4-2) applied more offensive zone pressure and generated more chances than Friday, but were stymied by a stingy St. Cloud (7-... Full story

  • Conservation officers busy with deer opener

    MN DNR|Nov 10, 2023

    Conservation officers with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources were busy with the firearms deer opener last weekend. Cloquet’s Tony Elwell reported that “most hunters struggled to see much for deer movement over the weekend.” Violations Elwell responded to included hunting with the aid of bait, taking antlerless deer in the wrong zone, license violations, and blaze orange violations. He offered a reminder that blaze orange is now required on synthetic ground blinds placed on public land. Mikeena Wehr, the Carlton officer, inves... Full story

  • Staying safe on cold water is everyone's responsibility

    Nov 10, 2023

    Some people in Minnesota have put away their boats for the year, but plenty of others will squeeze out every bit they can of the open-water season, whether they’re chasing game, targeting fish or paddling lakes and rivers. To anyone on or around the water this fall, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources offers this reminder: Your safety is your responsibility. With water temperatures consistently dropping, unexpected falls into the water are more likely to end in tragedy because even strong swimmers can become incapacitated quickly i...

  • Dan Krakar|Nov 10, 2023

    Roger Reinert will be the next mayor of Duluth after resoundingly defeating two-term incumbent Emily Larson in an election where voters issued a convincing call for change. Reinert, 53, secured 60 percent of the vote compared to 40 percent for Larson. A total of 29,295 votes were cast. A former Duluth City Council member, state legislator and recently interim director of the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, Reinert campaigned on a need for new leadership in the city while strengthening core services. At his victory party at Clyde Iron...  Website

  • Esko beaten in state quarterfinal

    Mike Creger|Nov 10, 2023

    Esko's football season is over after a 14-7 loss to Annandale Saturday in Brainerd. The two teams came into the quarterfinal game of the state tournament with vaunted offenses. In the end, it came down to defense. Esko struggled to get anything going offensively after it went up 7-0 early in the first quarter on a drive that included a 36-yard run by Joey Antonutti. Esko scored on a 32-yard bobbling Sam Haugen catch from Jacion Owens. Things were rolling for Esko as they drove two more times... Full story

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