Articles from the November 19, 2021 edition

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'Beauty' of a story plays in Cloquet

The Cloquet High School fall musical has returned, and it is a spectacle. In the Disney version of "Beauty and the Beast," wondrous human teapots, clocks, dressers, candlesticks and more come to life... Full story


Community Thanksgiving meals return

This year's community Thanksgiving dinner will be a hybrid affair, on what will be the second Covid turkey day. The Carlton County Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and Auxiliary will again offer free... Full story


Covid comes knocking

Monday’s Wrenshall school board meeting began with a palpable moment of silence. Superintendent Kim Belcastro said the family of board member Alice Kloepke reported she had taken a turn for the worse in a battle with Covid-19 and was in an... Full story


Weekly radio reporters

Mystery solved, and by a subscriber at that. Del Prevost is the lone male in the two pictures printed last week that we received from the Carlton County Historical Society. He said Cloquet High...


Cloquet, Carlton move closer on agreement

The terms of a tuition agreement that could bring Carlton students to Cloquet High School as soon as the next school year are mostly finished. Committee members representing both the Cloquet and...


Thanksgiving break at the Knot

The Pine Knot News will close Wednesday, Nov. 24 and reopen Monday, Nov. 29 to allow staff to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. If you urgently need to reach us, call editor Jana Peterson at...


Regional Christmas lighting contest

Folks in northern Minnesota and Wisconsin are encouraged to decorate their homes or businesses and help spread some holiday cheer. Then, head over to to register your home or business and join in the fun. The goal of...


Winter parking in effect now

Winter parking is in effect now through March, so don’t leave your cars parked on the streets overnight. November 1 through March 31, cars cannot be parked on the streets or in alleys, to allow snowplow drivers and others to clear the streets... Full story


Council celebrates Native American heritage

A booming drum ceremony filled the meeting room at Cloquet city hall Tuesday as the city council and mayor acknowledged National Native American Heritage Month. Council member Lyz Jaakola, who...


COVID disconnect? As cases climbed, Minnesotans dropped their guard, officials say

A year ago, almost all of Chey Eisenman’s car service customers wore masks. “We were at almost 100 percent of people — regardless of how they felt about COVID or masks — were wearing them,” she said. “And that was fascinating to me. And... Full story


Sign up for kids' Nordic ski lessons

The Nordic Spirit Youth Ski League is offering cross country ski lessons this winter at Spirit Mountain Nordic Center for kids ages 5 to 14. The league offers affordable prices with seasoned volunteer coaches. It will supply ski equipment if needed.... Full story


Our View

Thumbs up to our local veterans groups and their auxiliaries. Not only did they serve our country, many continue that tradition of service here at home. On Veterans Day, they offered food to fellow military veterans free of charge, and next week the... Full story


Harry's Gang: With a will, there's a way to be OK at end of life

One of the questions I get most from clients is, “How do I avoid probate?” I can understand why they are so concerned — probate is an expensive process, but with careful planning, it can... Full story


On The Mark: A reflection on small towns and urban neighborhoods

After 12 years of living full-time in Red Clover Township, I’m beginning to understand the power of local ties and community. Growing up in an inner-ring Minneapolis suburb, we lived in a house chee... Full story


Letter to the editor: Celebrating the flag, again

After reading Jana Peterson’s column “Let’s return to one American flag for all” in the Oct. 29 Pine Knot, I want to say “thank you” for writing so well what has been on my mind lately. The last four or more years have been so full of... Full story


Letter to the editor: Meal for veterans was appreciated

A salute to the VFW and Legion auxiliary volunteers who worked tirelessly to prepare a delicious turkey dinner for our comrades in arms on Veterans Day. A local bumper sticker bolsters the kudos: “If you can read this, thank a teacher. If it’s... Full story


Obituary: Dorothy Arlyne Lisignoli

Dorothy Arlyne Lisignoli, 91, passed away peacefully in her home in Cloquet under the excellent care of the Evergreen Knoll staff and St. Croix Hospice. Known for her positivity, kindness, tenacity,... Full story


Obituary: Chuck Dale Rilea

Chuck Dale Rilea, 69, of Carlton passed away Nov. 16, 2021, in his home. He was born July 17, 1952 in Cloquet to Delwin and Elaine Rilea. He was raised in rural Barnum, where he attended high school.... Full story


Obituary: Mary Linda Mettner

Mary Linda Mettner, 72, of Cloquet, passed into eternal life on Nov. 9, 2021. Linda, as she preferred to be called, was born to George and Verrilla (Roy) Jenkins on Oct. 26, 1949. Her early life was... Full story


Obituary: Richard "Dick" Warren Larson

Richard "Dick" Larson, 73, of Esko passed away Nov. 15, 2021 at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth. Dick was born March 2, 1948 in Duluth, the son of Warren and Muriel (Lofald) Larson. He graduated from... Full story


Obituary: Karen Renee Laine

Karen Renee Laine, 51 years young, of Cloquet passed away Nov. 12, 2021 at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth. She was born Jan. 16, 1970 to Paul and Mary (Carrillo) Cronic in Fort Hood, Texas. Karen... Full story


Obituary: Connor Dean Laine

Connor Dean Laine, 24 years young, of Cloquet passed away Nov. 15, 2021 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. He was born in Cloquet on Aug. 16, 1997, the son of Bernard and Karen (Cronic)... Full story


Eskomos 'fade' into semifinal glory

The clock showed 19.7 seconds left in the fourth quarter. Esko had battled, back and forth, with New London-Spicer in the Class AAA state quarterfinal in Brainerd Saturday afternoon. The score was... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 19, 2021

Strong air attack grounds Rebels in tourney opener

The Rebels' undefeated football season came to an end at the hands of West Central Area/Ashby in the Class AA quarterfinals Saturday. The Moose Lake/Willow River team fell behind and fought back -... Full story


CEC pool season ends on a fast note

The Lumberjacks girls swim team wrapped up its season Saturday with a 7A Section meet that was both amazing and disappointing, according to head coach Rachel Peterson. It was amazing because so many... Full story


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