Articles from the December 6, 2019 edition

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 By Jana Peterson    News    December 6, 2019

Winter roars in, people dig out

The double whammy of winter storms on either side of Thanksgiving Day will surely be remembered by those who endured it. Some were lucky enough to be nestled with friends and family for what turned...

 

Tales of tackling the storm

As Minnesotans, of course, you squeeze the bad and the good out of winter weather. The Pine Knot asked readers to send us their storm photos, and they delivered. Most of them are of people frolicking...

 

WHO cooks for you?

Pine Knot News friend Mike Farmer shared his photo of a barred owl in rural St. Louis County. Farmer said the owls sound like they’re saying “Who cooks for you?” Personally, he said, he thinks they... Full story

 

This week in state history

Historic Minnesota events with anniversaries this coming week. Dec. 6 1815 Abolitionist, feminist, and newspaper publisher Jane Grey Swisshelm is born near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She would move to Minnesota in 1857 and establish the St. Cloud...

 

Santa coming home for a white Christmas

These are busy days for Kris Kringle in Cloquet, but at least he should feel at home with all the snow turning Carlton County into a winter wonderland. Cloquet's Santa's Home for the Holidays... Full story

 

Fond du Lac leaders visit White House for bill signing

Fond du Lac Band chairman Kevin DuPuis and tribal council member Roger Smith were in Washington last week to witness President Donald Trump sign an executive order creating a national task force to...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    December 6, 2019

Cloquet snow days have dwindled

On the bright side, Cloquet students got two extra days for Thanksgiving break due to the weather. On the not-so-bright side, all future snow days will likely have to be made up because the district...

 

Enjoy a winter hayride

Lakehead Harvest is putting on a winter hayride for the following two weekends, with hayrides, campfires, concessions and lots of kids’ activities in rural Esko. Cost is $6 for adults and kids ages 12 and younger get in free. Hours are 6-8:30 p.m. F...

 

Nordic ski lessons still open

Ironically, the Nordic ski lesson registration at Spirit Mountain had to be postponed Sunday. The new time to register and get fitted for equipment is 4:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11. Register online at www.duluthxc.com; click “programs” and then “ot... Full story

 

Wanted: Bell ringers

While the Salvation Army's Red Kettle fundraiser runs only through the weeks leading up to Christmas, the proceeds pay for local social services programs for the entire year, according to David... Full story

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    December 6, 2019

City hires Moose Lake administrator

The city of Cloquet will soon have a new leader at the top, and it’s someone who already knows a lot about the area and the unique challenges and advantages of living in Carlton County. Cloquet c...

 
 By CJ Boettcher    News    December 6, 2019

On Faith: Christmas season is not all happiness and light

What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it. ~ John 1:3-5 As the autumn wanes and gives way to winter we enter a season of dying light....

 

Our View: A 'thank you' to our public workers

Cops and firefighters are a special breed. When crises erupt, they run into the danger while normal people like us run away and prefer to watch from afar. Public works crews have a similar spirit....

 

Harry's Gang: Impeachment is a process

There’s so much misinformation over the impeachment proceedings, I thought it might be helpful to explain the process using more common terms and an analogy that should make sense to most of us. S...

 

On The Mark: There's a lot to love about wild weather

I admit to being a lifelong winter lover. When voluptuous snow blew down from the north this past weekend, I watched whorls of powder surf off the garage peak. Coming home from the morning walk, I...

 

Hey Raptors fans! Fill out your surveys

A survey is being designed to determine what Carlton and Wrenshall school district residents will support. On the table is a consolidation with an elementary in Carlton and a high school in... Full story

 

Obituaries: Alvin "Bud" and Donna Olean

Donna Olean, 85, of Carlton passed away May 8, 2018 at Community Memorial Hospital in Cloquet. She was born Aug. 10, 1932, in Bemidji, the daughter of John and Esther (Pettis) Bachman. Alvin "Bud"... Full story

 

Obituaries: Victoria B. Diver

Victoria B. Diver, 68, of Cloquet passed away Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at Bayshore Residence and Rehabilitation Center in Duluth. She was born Jan. 30, 1951, in Cloquet to Charles and Marie (Pattee)... Full story

 

Bishop Sirba dies at age 59

Diocese of Duluth Bishop Paul Sirba died unexpectedly Sunday, Dec.1, after suffering cardiac arrest on his way to celebrate Mass at St. Rose Church in Proctor. "Bishop Sirba was a role model to all... Full story

 

Death notices

Glenn Edwin Weber, 81, of Carlton passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019 in his home. Private family services will be held. Arrangements entrusted to Atkins Northland Funeral Home, Cloquet. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s c... Full story

 
 By Anne Dugan    News    December 6, 2019

Wrenshall News: Busy times are ahead in Wrenshall area

When I was a kid, my family used to hold weekly meetings to check in on how things were going and what was on the calendar coming up for the week ahead. We’d talk about some highlights from the p...

 

Wright/Cromwell news

Many area folks attended the memorial service for Harold Maki last week. Missing was his oldest brother Franklin Maki, but I got an email from his niece Mary Soyring, who said that he and his wife...

 
 By Leola Rodd    News    December 6, 2019

Carlton news

The Christmas season is upon us, and I finally finished putting up my Christmas lights. Then the storm came with a vengeance and covered some of the reindeer and trees. I will do my best to clear...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    December 6, 2019

Cardinals overwhelm Bombers

An impressive shutdown defensive effort by the Cromwell-Wright girls basketball team helped to propel the Cards to a 76-17 win over the Bombers Monday night in Cromwell. "Our defense is the strength... Full story

 

Cromwell-Wright outlasts Barnum

Michah Pocernich scored 21 points, including four 3-pointers, to carry Cromwell-Wright past Barnum in a high school boys basketball game Tuesday night at Barnum High school. The 6-foot-3 senior point... Full story

 

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