Articles from the November 13, 2020 edition

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County Covid cases surge

Covid-19 is here in greater numbers than ever before, Carlton County, and it's going to get worse before it gets better. How much worse depends on our residents, and how well we heed recommendations... Full story

 By Mike Creger    News    November 13, 2020

History mystery not quite resolved

There’s good news and no news regarding the two History Mystery photos from last week. David Haugen submitted pictures of a fireplace sitting alone in a woods in Cloquet and a “gondola cable car... Full story


Wild ride with the weather

Moose Lake resident Karen Slater captured this photo of a late-season watercraft rider on Moosehead Lake Sunday, when the temperature reached into the low 70s. Less than three days later, Carlton...


Winter parking is in effect

Judging by the number of cars parked on the street overnight for Tuesday’s winter storm, a number of residents didn’t get the message that winter parking is in effect now through March. That means overnight parking is not allowed. From November 1 t...


Don't plow snow into a right of way

The Carlton County Transportation Department reminds everyone that the act of plowing snow onto or across a public roadway is a safety hazard and a violation of Minnesota Statute 160.27, subdivision 5, punishable as a misdemeanor. The likelihood of...

 By Dan Reed    News    November 13, 2020

Board approves changes to probation programs

The Carlton county board made moves to end the county's participation in the Sentence to Serve program and hire a probation officer to be responsible for Intensive Pretrial Release at its meeting Monday, where commissioners Gary Peterson and Mark...


CCHS roof work begins; fundraising continues

A generous and anonymous benefactor is offering a dollar- for-dollar match for any donations to the Carlton County Historical Society roof fund. The match is good for donations up to $10,000 from... Full story


Son dies in crash; mom is charged

A 3-year-old boy died Sunday in Cloquet, the result of a crash that left a car split in half. The Cloquet police responded to the single- vehicle crash on the 1500 block of White Pine Trail at approximately 4:30 p.m. Sunday — they found a 2004 C...


Smattering of ballots trickle into auditor's office

As of Monday afternoon, six days after the election, exactly eight late mail ballots had arrived at the Carlton County auditor’s office, not exactly a game changer. Although the Pine Knot News did n...


Cloquet schools go distance, add 'asynchronous' day

With the numbers of positive Covid-19 cases climbing rapidly, students in grades 7-12 started distance learning Tuesday and grades K-6 will make the switch next Monday, despite the fact that last... Full story


Cop makes plea deal on DUI charge

Cloquet police officer Andrew Murray pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of driving while impaired at a hearing in district court last week. It means he will likely face probation and maybe a fine after an arrest three months ago. Murray represente...


OUR VIEW: Don't lose sight of Covid wave that is upon us

Another presidential election cycle has come and gone. We'd like to bask in the glow of public engagement we witnessed in the past few months as nearly three out of four people of voting age in Carlto...


Harry's Gang: There are worse things than the Electoral College

I’m one of the few people I know willing to state that the Electoral College is still a useful way to choose a president. The absurdity that a candidate can win the popular vote and still lose the p...


On The Mark: Exploring the Buddhist way

It’s surprising how important Buddhist beliefs and practices have been to evolving world communities and their ability to live together in peace and mutual respect. I first learned about Buddhism d...


Notes from a small pond: 2020 ... is not so 20/20

The ever-shortening sprint from Halloween to Christmas is on and, with it, the annual retrospection is underway, the tradition of reviewing the year inching ever earlier like the retail Christmas...


Obituaries: Edna Grace Padgett

Edna Grace Padgett, 84, of Cloquet passed away Nov. 10, 2020, at Evergreen Knoll with daughter Ruth by her side. She was born Feb. 27, 1936, in Virginia, Minnesota to Paul and Grace (Hellyer) Aho.... Full story


Obituaries: Llewallen M. Landsverk

Llewallen M. Landsverk, 85, of Cloquet passed away Nov. 5, 2020, in his home with his loving family by his side. He was born March 20, 1935, in Lanesboro to Irvin and Judith (Johnson) Landsverk. He at... Full story


Obituaries: Dorothy L. Rick

Dorothy L. Rick, 83, of Cromwell passed away Nov. 5, 2020, in the comfort of her home. She was born Nov. 14, 1936, in West Bend, Wisconsin to Otto and Celea (Rady) Ewert. Dorothy moved to Floodwood... Full story


Death notices

John Thomas Huliares Jr., 89, of Cloquet passed away Nov. 5, 2020, at Sunnyside Health Care Center in Cloquet. A memorial service with military honors was held Nov. 7 in Atkins Northland Funeral Home. Inurnment at Lakeview Cemetery in Two Harbors. A... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 13, 2020

Covid, fumbles stymie Cloquet

Friday night's Cloquet football game against the Grand Rapids Thunderhawks proved to be a nightmare. Prior to the game the Lumberjacks found out they had lost four coaches, including head coach Tom... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 13, 2020

South Ridge still perfect

Connor Bushbaum and his South Ridge teammates have gone on a roll of epic proportions. For the second straight week the star running back scored four touchdowns and raced for well over 200 rushing... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 13, 2020

The Ticker: A quick look at area teams in action

Cromwell-Wright 33 Isle 14 Ethan Shelton and Jaegar Goranson both scored a pair of touchdowns as the Cards rebounded from last week's loss to Ogilvie. Shelton led the Cards with 118 yards rushing and... Full story


Panthers sweep Wrens

"Scrappy" couldn't quite overcome "tall and athletic" on Monday, but the Wrenshall volleyball team competed hard against it in Monday's home match against South Ridge. The Panthers swept the Wrens... Full story


Rodd's Ramblings: Returning to the magic of the deer hunt

The annual event that brings families and friends together kicked off this past weekend when the 2020 Minnesota firearms deer season opened. Deer camps across the state welcomed young and old alike as... Full story


Deer opener was too hot for many

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officers were busy during the opening of the firearms deer season last week. Here is what some of the officers from the region reported: Scott Staples (Carlton) worked a baiting case and other...


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