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Articles from the November 20, 2020 edition

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Living with Covid takes its toll

Covid-19 couldn't happen to us. We were careful. We wore masks. We avoided crowds. We washed our hands incessantly. We carried hand sanitizer everywhere we went. We are homebodies. We only visited... Full story

 By Jamie Lund    News    November 20, 2020

Cafe tosses pie at pandemic

When the state was ordered to shut down in March, the majority of Cloquet's roughly 30 restaurants adapted by offering curbside service. When the lockdown ended, new social distancing regulations...


History mystery

We have a good lead on the gondola car found on the St. Louis River banks just south of the Interstate 35 bridge. We are fairly sure that the device is used to make hydrological measurements of the...


Former county attorney has died

Longtime Carlton County attorney Thom Pertler died Monday after falling ill during a trip this fall. Pertler worked for the Carlton County Attorney’s office for more than 23 years, starting as an assistant county attorney under Marv Ketola, and...


Community Thanksgiving coming soon (delivery or pickup only)

In spite of the surge in Covid-19 cases, the annual community Thanksgiving dinner will go on ... in a Covid-conscious way. All meals will be delivered or picked up from this year's home base at the... Full story


Shutdown 2.0

Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday rolled out a new COVID-19 order that prohibits all in-person social gatherings with people outside your household for four weeks. It restricts bar and restaurant service to takeout and delivery. Theaters and gyms must...  Website


Library closed again

The Cloquet Public Library closed to the public until further notice on Thursday, Nov. 19 in response to the increase in Covid-19 cases in the region. The library will still offer curbside pickup of requested materials in the lobby as well as kids...

 By Mike Creger    News    November 20, 2020

Carlton looking at school options

The Carlton school board voted Monday night to hire a company to provide construction cost estimates on transforming South Terrace Elementary into a facility that could serve three more grades, up to grade 8, or serve all students through 12th...


Police find man who fled jail

On Tuesday, local law enforcement located a man who escaped from the Northeast Regional Corrections Center on Friday, Nov. 13. Keith Cochise Bellanger, 33, was being transferred to the secure wing of the facility when he took off on foot from the...


Lighting contest, Bentleyville begin

This Saturday the lights at Bentleyville turn on for driving tours ($10 per car) but the grand Duluth lighting display isn’t the only place showing its Christmas spirit in the Northland. Voting for the Christmas Lighting Challenge also begins this...


Cloquet will pursue new sales tax

Two city recreational facilities could get some much-needed work in a few years if the city of Cloquet is successful at passing a new sales tax. During Tuesday's virtual meeting, Cloquet city...


Another winter coat

Evergreen trees are white with snow at the Cloquet Forestry Center following two overnight snowfalls of 6 inches or more inside of a week. Some of that snow will be melting as the weather warms the...


No actions after teacher investigation

An investigation sparked by allegations targeting past and present Cloquet school district staff on social media has been completed and will result in no disciplinary action by the district, superintendent Michael Cary told the Pine Knot News on Mond...


Guilty plea filed in Midway Road crash case

Rodney Drake Scandin Jr., 36, pleaded guilty late last month to five felony charges of criminal vehicular operation, after admitting he had been drinking when he caused a crash that injured five people on Midway Road in late June. According to the...


Submissions sought for literary review

The Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College's English department is calling for submissions to enter in the ninth edition of The Thunderbird Review, the college's annual anthology of creative...


Light donation accepted for trails

The City of Cloquet has accepted a $225 donation from Brent Smith to pay for the costs of renting a lift to replace the lights on the 2.5K ski trail at Pine Valley. City administrator Tim Peterson said the former ski coach and longtime community...


Labor Temple apartments OK'd

With blessings from Cloquet Planning Commission, the city council approved an addition to the Northwoods Credit Union building at 902 Stanley Avenue and a conditional use permit for development of...


Guest View: Make sacrifices to help everyone

Rick Breuer is the CEO of Community Memorial Hospital in Cloquet and wrote this for the Pine Knot News. This is a hard time for all of us. Last spring, many of us prepared for what we thought would be massive numbers of Covid patients. That never...


Harry's Gang: So-called voter mandates are subject to interpretation

While the latest election was pretty decisive (about 51 percent for Biden, 47.3 percent for Trump), the fact remains that nearly half the voters preferred the Republican candidate over the eventual...


On the Mark: Companionship of cousins is a blessing

I feel lucky to belong to a huge extended family on both my parents' sides. I'm an "only girl" with two brothers. Our first, second and third cousins have made up for that. I just spent part of a...


Francy That: Newspapers have another life in novel home projects

As I wrapped my canna lily bulbs in newspaper to prepare them for winter storage, it dawned on me that I have taken the multi-purpose factor of already-read newspapers for granted. We have explored...


Obituaries: Cortland "Corky" James LeeJoice

Cortland "Corky" James LeeJoice, 72, of Esko passed away on Nov. 15, 2020, in St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth. He was born July 10, 1948, in Cloquet to William and Lillian (Pentila) LeeJoice. He graduat... Full story


Obituaries: Gail Louise Anderson

Gail Louise Anderson was born in Cloquet on Jan. 16, 1951. She entered heaven's gates on Nov. 8, 2020, surrounded by her family. Gail was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed knitting,... Full story


Obituaries: Arlene Mae Rodd

Arlene Mae Rodd, 89, of Cloquet passed away on Nov. 16, 2020 at Sunnyside Health Center in Cloquet. She was born to Theodore and Emma (Thorman) Orth in St. Cloud on Feb. 10, 1931. Arlene married... Full story


Obituaries: Eleanor (Charon) Johnson

Eleanor (Charon) Johnson, 91, passed away Nov. 13, 2020. She was born Jan. 15, 1929, to Azim and Aurile Charon and lived her entire life in Cloquet. She graduated from Cloquet High School in 1947 and... Full story


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