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 By Jana Peterson    News    March 24, 2023

Council does away with private PLA

While the parking lot outside Cloquet City Hall filled with union members rallying in support of project labor agreements Tuesday, councilors inside the building steeled themselves for a contentious d...


Find ancestors in the newspaper

The Cloquet Public Library will continue its Genealogy Brown Bag Lunch Sessions noon-1 p.m. Thursday, April 6. Archivist Christopher Welter from the Iron Range Resource Center will share how and where to look for newsworthy items from your ancestors...


Skate with the Easter Bunny

Cloquet Community Education will hold its second annual Easter weekend Skate with the Easter Bunny 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 8 at the Northwoods Credit Union Arena in Pine Valley. The free family event will feature a DJ, arts and crafts... Full story


Community band seeks musicians

The Cloquet Community Band is seeking new members. If you have played an instrument, please check out the band. Practice is 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays at the Cloquet Presbyterian Church, 47 Fourth St., Cloquet. The band provides sheet music, and you bring... Full story


Cloquet district awaits final athletic facilities cost

The proposal to update Cloquet's outdoor athletic facilities for nearly $4.6 million remained in flux this week, causing school board members and superintendent Michael Cary to set an April 10 date...

 By Jana Peterson    People    March 24, 2023

Cooked: Pizza Hut manager calls it a career

After 38 years, Beth Ninneman worked her last shift at the Cloquet Pizza Hut on Monday. As usual, she was doing a little bit of everything: waiting on customers, taking orders, cleaning, hiring, cooki...


Letters: Forestry Center issues need more sunshine

Steve Olson did a good job of relating the history of the various laws that affected the Fond du Lac Band in his March 3 column. But I wonder how far back in history we want to go. After all, the Ojibway seized the land from the Sioux. There is a...


Are dogs an answer for school protection?

As a retired school teacher, I’ve thought a lot about school shootings over the years and I would like to suggest an unconventional idea — incorporating service dogs into the school environment. School service dogs would add a dimension that huma...

 By Steve Korby    People    March 24, 2023

There are many facets to this star

I got on the phone to find out more about Cloquet High School senior Ellie Evenson, who was involved in the first year of girls wrestling at Cloquet. Evenson broke barriers and brought confidence to... Full story


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...


Obituary: Alice J. Johnson

Alice J. Johnson, 94, of Cloquet passed away March 18, 2023, at Sunnyside Health Care Center. She was born May 22, 1928, in Cloquet to Lawrence and Violet Johnson and was a lifelong Cloquet resident.... Full story


Obituary: Kathleen Faye Marciniak

Kathleen Faye Marciniak, 83, of Cloquet passed away peacefully on March 14, 2023. She was born on April 17, 1939, to Joseph and Esther Blair. Best known to her family and friends as Faye, "Gramsie,"... Full story


Obituary: Edward Lee "Ed" Gotzh

Edward Lee "Ed" Gotzh, 57, passed away in Springdale, Arkansas surrounded by family on March 18, 2023. He was born in Cloquet to Gerald "Jerry" and Phyllis Gotzh. Ed's career as a professional truck... Full story


Obituary: Ryan K. Nelson

Ryan K. Nelson, 40, of Mound, Minnesota, passed away March 14, 2023. He was born Feb. 11, 1983, in Duluth to Keith and Judy (Mecl) Nelson. Ryan grew up in Esko with his parents and brother, Chad. The... Full story


Death notice: Paul M. Arnovich

Paul M. Arnovich, 80, of Superior, Wisconsin, died on March 16, 2023. He worked for many years as a history and political science teacher at Cloquet High School, where he also coached tennis and girls softball. A graveside service was held March 21... Full story


Death Notice: Kathryn Joy Crotteau

Kathryn Joy Crotteau, 72, of Hermantown and formerly of Cloquet, passed away March 14, 2023, at Essentia St. Mary’s Medical Center. Visitation: 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. memorial service Saturday, June 3, at Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet. A... 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 Brady Slater    People    March 17, 2023 

Health issues end an auto repair era

When Tom and Nancy Getchell started an automotive repair business, T&N Auto Repair, in a two-stall garage on Avenue B, they did so with an understanding: they'd offer fair prices and honesty for all... Full story


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

 By Brady Slater    News    March 17, 2023 

Wrenshall district cuts will be deep

The Wrenshall school board agreed to slightly more than $312,000 in budget cuts during a special meeting Tuesday — the biggest slice of three rounds of cuts to date, totaling $383,000. The board reiterated during its committee of the whole meeting...

 By Pete Radosevich    Opinion    March 17, 2023 

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...

 By Jana Peterson    News    March 17, 2023 

Snow keeps coming

The Duluth Miller Hill Mall isn't the only place in the Northland with a missing roof thanks to the snow. When Cloquet's Nick Brown went to bed the night of March 6, his detached garage was intact. By...


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