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History mystery: What is it?

Suzanne VanHoever, an administrative assistant at the Carlton County Historical Society, sent us a picture of this item found there. “We have no idea what this is,” she said. “It’s made of... Full story

 By Francy Chammings    News    June 24, 2022 

Students fill gaps at Mobile Food Pantry program

The bad news just keeps coming: War in Ukraine, mass shooting, gas prices and inflation. But in the midst of the cacophony of the negative, we can find reasons to hope for a better future. One of the... Full story

 By Gail Olson    People    June 24, 2022 

Having a green thumb takes cultivation

The back of her big red truck is filled with healthy green plants, as Wanda Pearcy pulls into a space at the Cloquet farmers market. People soon gather around to see what's new or find a special... Full story

 News    June 24, 2022 

Fire District sets special meeting for Wednesday

The Cloquet Area Fire District will hold a special open meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, in the Northwoods Room at the Cloquet Public Library. The consulting firm of Fitch & Associates will... Full story


Korby's Connections: When the walleye came back

From writing golf stories for the fabulous award-winning Pine Knot newspaper and with my 50-plus years as a member of Cloquet Country Club, most readers likely associate me as a golf advocate and not an angler. It’s hard, but I try to do both. And... Full story

 News    June 24, 2022 

Cloquet Council adopts hazard plan

During Tuesday’s meeting, Cloquet city councilors unanimously adopted the Carlton County all-hazard mitigation plan, which was already approved by the state of Minnesota and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Carlton County emergency...

 By Mike Creger    News    June 24, 2022 

Carlton hires new school leaders

South Terrace Elementary School in Carlton has a new principal. The school board on Monday approved the hiring of Donita Stepan, the former superintendent in Thief River Falls in northwestern Minnesota. She will replace Ben Midge, who resigned this s...

 By Lois Johnson    People    June 24, 2022 

New staff hired at Extension office

There are two new staff members in the Carlton County Extension Office in Carlton, and both of them grew up here and are looking forward to helping local kids and adults with everything from farming...

 By Minnesota DNR    Outdoors    June 24, 2022 

Carlton man named ATV Safety Instructor of the Year

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources named Eric Senarighi, a Carlton resident and president of the Carlton County Riders ATV Club, the 2021 ATV Safety Instructor of the Year. Senarighi is a... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    Calendar    June 24, 2022 

Church Services

Bethany-Bethlehem Lutheran Parish Rev. Debra L. Hanson-Carlson Bethlehem Lutheran Church Hwy 210 & Third St., Wright 218-357-2593, [email protected] Worship: 9:00 a.m. Bethany Lutheran Church 5660 Hwy 210,... Full story

 News    June 24, 2022 

How hot was it Monday?

Hot enough to need a nice cool glass of lemonade from Emmett Kaznierczak, 11, who set up a lemonade stand overlooking Pinehurst Park Monday (pictured). It was also hot enough to buckle pavement in... Full story


Obituary: Patricia "Patty" Lila Murto

Esko resident Patricia “Patty” Lila Murto spent an outspoken, colorful life dedicated to her passions: family, community, politics and justice. A woman who strove to give voice to the voiceless,... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    June 17, 2022

Judge: Life sentences for Thompson

Once the jury found him guilty, there was never any doubt that Sheldon Thompson would be sentenced to life in prison for brutally killing his pregnant girlfriend, Jackie Defoe, their unborn child,... Full story

 By Mike Creger    News    June 17, 2022

Wrenshall: School Board leans toward inquiry

After more than 50 people showed up at its last meeting, the Wrenshall school board held its regular June meeting in the commons area of the school instead of the cramped library. A microphone was deployed so a similar-sized audience could hear what...


Weekly weeders

Good conversation and beautifying the perennial flower garden at a trailhead in Carlton go hand in hand. A small group of women gets together weekly to enjoy one another’s company and improve the... Full story


Photos: Barnum Spring Fever Days launch summer

The annual Barnum celebration included a car show, parade - with Virginia and Darryl Wickstrom as grand marshals - meals, sports tournaments and music. Enjoy these photos of the rodeo by Dave Harwig... Full story

 By Dan Reed    News    June 17, 2022

County probation aims to reduce 'super-utilizers'

As a member of the Arrowhead Regional Corrections agency, Carlton County pays 11 percent of that operating budget to handle 100 percent of Carlton County’s client probation needs. With the advent of the soon-to-be-built justice center, a Carlton...


Free Range Film Fest returns to traditional slot

If the movies weren’t enough, next week’s Free Range Film Festival in Wrenshall will have a twist: live music. The Denfeld Honors Quartet will provide music at intermission Friday, June 24 and... Full story

 By Mike Creger    Opinion    June 17, 2022

Knot Pining: A decade ago, it rained and rained and rained

It began raining at midday on June 19, 2012. Five inches and about 10 hours later, I found myself driving in the heart of what has simply become known as the 2012 flood. I had been working two jobs. One was for the weekly newspaper in Two Harbors...


Obituary: Donald Jensen

DAV Chapter 18 Carlton County would like to announce the funeral services and celebration of life dates for our member and friend Donald A. Jensen, age 72. Don was our highest decorated active member,... Full story


Full-on Fourth planned in Cloquet

It's baaaack. After the Covid-19 pandemic led to a full-scale cancellation of Cloquet July Fourth events in 2020 and no activities at Veterans Memorial Park in 2021, organizers are planning for a... Full story


Nominate an 'Outstanding Senior'

Nominations are open for the 2022 Outstanding Senior Citizen awards. An award is given to both a man and a woman age 70 or older. Nomination forms are available online at and detail what the person has done for others in your... Full story


Free seeds at Extension office

Free vegetable seeds are available at the Carlton County Extension Office while supplies last, courtesy of the Lakes and Pines Community Action Council. Stop in for seeds, and remember that the Extension Office provides gardening advice and...


Cloquet Senior Day event set for Wednesday at Vets Park

Starr Marshall decided to organize the first Senior Day in Cloquet in 2019 after she realized an elderly client visiting her office at Reliable Insurance Agency was being abused, as it turned out, by... Full story

 By Dan Reed    News    June 10, 2022

Carlton County: Public health nurse receives national 'Never Quit' award

Carlton County's Jenny Barta has never worked harder than she has during the Covid-19 pandemic, but the public health nurse met the challenge head-on. "This is what I was called for, this is what I...


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