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 By Jana Peterson    News    March 24, 2023 

Unusual manslaughter sentence is probation

The case of a fight between drunk friends that ended with one of them dead 18 months ago concluded Monday in Sixth District Court in Carlton County. In a departure from state guidelines, Judge Rebekka Stumme placed Joel Jay Ammesmaki, 59, on probatio...


Our view: Public bodies owe residents transparency

There is a fine line between public duty done right and dereliction, and currently the city of Kettle River is skating on it. After a lengthy letter from the state auditor’s office in February outlining a long list of questionable procedures by...

 By Sandy Dugan    Opinion    March 24, 2023 

Farming alliance pushes for action

Lawmaking in Minnesota is moving rapidly this year, and Carlton County farmers are pushing to make their voice heard. Several members of the Land Stewardship Project (LSP) met in Barnum on Feb. 17...


Wright/Cromwell news

It sure is nice to have more daylight in the evenings. Now maybe the snow will stop falling and we can get onto the season of spring. Congratulations to the UMD women’s basketball team on making it to the Division II Final Four. We can be proud of...

 By Pine Knot News    Calendar    March 24, 2023 

Church Services

Bethany-Bethlehem Lutheran Parish Bethany Lutheran Church 5660 Hwy 210, Cromwell 218-644-3640, [email protected] Worship 10:30 a.m., includes Sunday School Online recording posted on Facebook following 10:30... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    Calendar    March 24, 2023 

Community Events Calendar

SATURDAY, MARCH 11 Maple syrup making 2 p.m., Spirit Lake Native Farms. See a sugar-bush in operation and learn about the maple sugar making process with Bruce Savage. 1032 Spirit Lake Road, Sawyer Cloquet Eagles kraut feed 4-7 p.m., Cloquet VFW. Hom... Full story

 By Mike Cregar    News    March 17, 2023

This winter is definitely a snow-doubter

What's with all the snow? It's a question everyone is asking after another weekend of digging out and another 6-inches-or-more burst forecasted as this issue of the Pine Knot went to press. We are...

 By Rebekah King    News    March 17, 2023

Residents question large budget 'surplus'

Thomson Township residents voted to approve a 3.91-percent tax levy increase for 2024, despite significant pushback from a few residents at the annual meeting Tuesday. At the end of 2022, Thomson Township was left with a fund balance in its general...


National Quilting Day is Saturday

Celebrate the art of quilting in Cloquet on National Quilting Day Saturday, March 18. Wood City Quilters will have displays and educational information at the Carlton County Historical Society from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the Cloquet Public Library... Full story


Free childhood vaccine clinics

Carlton County Public Health is holding two free childhood vaccine clinics in the coming weeks for children in grades K-12 who need vaccinations to meet school requirements, Thursday, March 23 and Tuesday, April 4 at the Carlton County Community...

 By Jana Peterson    News    March 17, 2023

Mojakka means good times in Cloquet

Neither wind nor snow could stop the 17th annual Mojakka Cookoff, held Sunday at the Northeastern Hotel and Saloon in Cloquet, where it's always been. What is mojakka, someone new to the area might...

 By Dan Reed    News    March 17, 2023

Abuse cases stress county resources

Citing stress and burnout as the precipitating factor for three open positions in Health and Human Services, director Dave Lee said those staffers have “tough jobs.” Caseloads in child protection, mental health and involving vulnerable adults... Full story


Harry's gang: How safe is your money?

Nothing strikes fear in a banker’s heart more than the words, “run on the bank.” It conjures up images of the Great Depression, the Great Recession, and Jimmy Stewart convincing his customers...


Obituary: Wesley Alfred "Wes" Erickson

Wesley Alfred "Wes" Erickson, 87, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, March 12, 2023 in Esko. Wes was born to Alfred and Alice on April 2, 1935, in Duluth. He graduated from Proctor... Full story

 By Brady Slater    News    March 10, 2023

Barnum mayor reflects on vibrant time for city

When Barnum residents elected Dale Riihiluoma as mayor, running unopposed, in November, it was the culmination of decades of public service. It was also something his wife of 47 years, the late Diane...

 By Brady Slater    News    March 10, 2023

Animal shelter launches in Carlton County

A new animal rescue group operating out of Carlton County has registered with the state as a nonprofit organization, and could begin fostering lost or stray dogs and cats in a matter of weeks. "We're...


Mojakka chefs to compete

Enjoy good soup and good company at the 17th annual Northeastern mojakka cookoff 12-4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 12 at the Northeastern Hotel and Saloon in Cloquet. The event is a fundraiser for the Carlton County Historical Society and a celebration of...


Signs of spring

Gordy's Hi-Hat opens its 63rd season on Wednesday, March 22. What started as one couple's hamburger stand has grown exponentially in terms of the number of family members involved and societal clout...

 By Mike Creger    News    March 10, 2023

It's governing in your back yard

One of the oldest traditions in the history of Minnesota carries on Tuesday, March 14 in the annual township meetings. The township system of government was established as part of the Northwest Ordina... Full story


Making the most of mojakka

Tim Winker loves living here, and he's always looking for ways to engage his neighbors in his passions. Whether it's car racing, saunas, accordions, or the delicious soup/stew called mojakka, Tim...

 By Steve Korby    Opinion    March 10, 2023

Korby's connections: Dart leagues hit their mark

After a couple of years off due to the Covid pandemic, the competitive retiree dart league has returned to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Cloquet. The league resumed in late fall, but now...


Former chief judge dies on vacation

Duluth Judge Sally Tarnowski died March 6 while on vacation in Florida. Judge Tarnowski served as the Chief Judge of the Sixth Judicial District from 2016 to 2020. She most recently served as a St. Louis County judge in Duluth, and occasionally... Full story


Obituary: Carol Jeanne (Berglund) Jaakola

Carol Jeanne (Berglund) Jaakola, 80, passed away Feb. 28, 2023. She was born March 3, 1942, to Albin "Nubs" and Katherine (Sheehy) Berglund. Carol was the oldest sibling to Kathy and Joanie. Carol gre... Full story

 By Mike Creger    News    March 10, 2023

Robotics programs run on collaboration

Robotics, where teamwork extends beyond the team. They call it a robotics competition, but it's really a collaboration. It starts by entering events like last week's FIRST Robotics Regional...


Korpela reaches 1,000 points

Carlton junior Luuke Korpela reached the 1,000-point career mark on Thursday night as the Bulldogs downed Cook County 88-58 at home in front of a raucous crowd. Korpela was named to the Polar League... Full story


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