Articles from the December 4, 2020 edition

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 By Jana Peterson    News    December 4, 2020

Police have new eye in the sky

It may look and sound like a toy, but Carlton County's newest device promises to be a boon to local public safety efforts. The new Autel Robotics EVO II Dual drone has a high-quality camera with two... Full story


Lights brighten a season of change

With daylight in short supply, a host of holiday lighting displays are brightening the nighttime hours in Carlton County. Whether glimpsed from a car window while crossing the St. Louis River or more... Full story


History mysteries

Steve Brown of Minneapolis tells us that his dad Francis Brown is kneeling at the far left in the photo we printed last week. Steve says his father was in the Carlton High School class of 1947.... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    December 4, 2020

Council OKs 2021 budget, police upgrades

While the Cloquet city council passed the city’s 2021 budget and tax levy Tuesday, the Cloquet police department got a one-time boost from unspent funds in this year’s budget. Police chief Derek Ran...

 By Dan Reed    News    December 4, 2020

County mulls another shift to Cloquet Building

For years, the Sixth Judicial District has wanted more space at the Carlton County Courthouse in Carlton, which houses both the courtrooms and myriad county departments. Lawyer-client conferences...


Local recounts get same numbers

Carlton County saw exactly two recounts following the Nov. 3 election. The Carlton County auditor’s office completed a recount of votes in the special election for Wrenshall council member, and got the same results, with just two votes separating w...


Line 3 gets green light to proceed

With the approval of a final stormwater permit by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on Monday, the Enbridge Energy Line 3 project has all the permits it needs to begin construction in Minnesota. Line 3 begins in the Alberta oil sands in Canada...

 By Jana Peterson    News    December 4, 2020

They're staying connected despite forced distancing

Every week that they can - pandemic permitting - the staff and students involved in the REACH program meet at the Common Ground coffee bar and deli. They do a little homework, various activities,...


No ebb in county Covid cases

Covid-19 cases in Carlton County are still rising rapidly, although the increase over the past week is lower than the previous week, with 327 new cases from Nov. 25 to Dec. 2, versus 407 from Nov. 18-... Full story


Covid notes: testing, vaccines and masks

Find out how to get tested locally, symptoms to watch out for and more in this roundup of Covid-19 information provided by Pine Knot News staff and Minnesota Public Radio. Covid symptoms, local testing Anyone who has symptoms of Covid-19 or who has... Full story

 By Mike Creger    News    December 4, 2020

Last of Esko's 1955 starting five has died

Jerry Anderson, the last surviving starter on the first boys basketball team from Carlton County to reach the state tournament, died Tuesday at age 83. Anderson was a star on the 1955 Esko team that...


Our View: Some cheers and jeers for thought

Cheers: To the patrons of small, local businesses during the pandemic shutdowns. It’s hard enough for small businesses to compete against the larger corporate stores that use their clout to dominate the market, but we know that small business helps c... Full story


Harry's Gang: Some tips on both sides of now-vital food delivery

Now that dining rooms are closed due to the state shutdown order, many restaurants are shifting to takeout and delivery. As a guy who spent the last 25 years delivering pizza and sandwiches — first i...


On The Mark: Child labor offers lessons for life

A good economist colleague and friend of mine, University of Minnesota professor Deborah Levison, has spent more than 20 years studying child labor around the world. Despite many laws formally... Full story


Letter to the editor: Thankful for governor who looks out for us

In response to last week’s letter accusing the governor of trampling people’s “God-given” rights in the name of protecting them from the coronavirus, I’m sure glad the author doesn’t control my life. Because I want a life, post-pandemic. Some folks...


Obituaries: Clifford Leroy Svedahl

Clifford Leroy Svedahl, 80, of Cloquet passed away Nov. 29, 2020 at Community Memorial Hospital in Cloquet. He was born March 26, 1940 in Crookston to Leonard and Regina Svedahl. Cliff graduated from... Full story


Obituaries: Gerald K. Anderson

Gerald K. Anderson, 83, of Esko passed away Dec. 1, 2020 at Community Memorial Hospital in Cloquet. He was born April 3, 1937 in Cloquet to Howard and Dorothy Anderson. Jerry graduated from Esko High... Full story


Obituaries: Kyle Burggraff

On Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, Kyle Burggraff lost his battle with the struggles of this life and passed away at his home. Kyle was born on June 5, 1991, in Duluth, the son of Kelly Burggraff and Craig Hop... Full story


Obituaries: Irene Elizabeth (Baresh-Grendahl) Andrews

Irene Elizabeth (Baresh-Grendahl) Andrews passed away of natural causes on Nov. 11, 2020, at her home in Laurel, Montana. Irene was born into the Joseph and Anna Baresh family in 1922 in Duluth. She g... Full story


Death notices: Mark Allen Klejeski

Mark Allen Klejeski, 61, of Carlton passed away Nov. 24, 2020, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth. A private service was scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, at the Atkins Northland Funeral Home, with a videorecording of the service posted on the f... Full story

 By Jamie Lund    News    December 4, 2020

Get that tree ... down on the farm

For generations, families have bundled into layers and wandered in a winter wonderland in search of the perfect Christmas tree. The snow crunches underfoot, breaking the sound of silence as they walk... Full story

 By Steve Korby    Sports    December 4, 2020

Test your sports acumen

Gauge your sports knowledge with Pine Knot News writer Steve Korby’s quiz. 1) Minnesota Wilderness hockey roster players with ties to Cloquet/Esko include: a) Christian Galatz b) Dominkis Marcinkevics... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    December 4, 2020

School Sports Limbo

In the movie "Groundhog Day," Bill Murray's character, Phil, is destined to live the same day over and over again. To local high school activities directors and coaches it must seem like they are... Full story


Wright/Cromwell news

Congratulations to Katy Hakala on the shot of a lifetime when she recently bagged a huge buck Nov. 14 near their home. Her husband Matt helped her track the deer and she was glad he was there when...


All conference honors, Cloquet

Cloquet, CEC athletes named to all conference teams: Cross country First team Miles Fischer Josh Sanders Harmony Tracy Lauren Sertich Second team Ben Bauer Jake Mertz Sam Buytaert Victoria Nelson Amelia Allen GIRLS TENNIS Kylie Mckeon Carley... Full story


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