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 By Noah Beardslee    News    March 29, 2024

New building plan looms over CAFD budget talks

Measures which promise to result in thousands of dollars in cost savings were approved at the March Cloquet Area Fire District board meeting, but speculation about the fate of bonding before the... Full story


Fire destroys cloquet home

Responding to a call about a shed on fire around 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9, firefighters with the Cloquet Area Fire District arrived at the 1500 block of Miskomin Street in Cloquet to find a house...

 By Noah Beardslee    News    March 1, 2024

CAFD receives bulletproof vests

After the Cloquet Area Fire District opened its February meeting with a moment of silence for fallen first responders in Burnsville, CAFD board members unanimously accepted a donation of 12...


Local representatives offer session preview

The Pine Knot News asked the two members of the Minnesota Legislature who represent the area to offer their views on the session that begins on Monday, Feb. 12. The often head-spinning budget session... Full story


Wanted for fire district: money and space

While a statewide task force examines challenges facing emergency medical services in rural Minnesota, the Cloquet Area Fire District's status as a special taxing district - with its ability to levy t... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    January 12, 2024

Shooting motive remains a mystery

A suspected double murder/suicide at the Super 8 hotel in Cloquet Monday resulted in the death of a Cloquet woman and two male hotel guests, one of the men the killer. The shooting forced the... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    January 5, 2024

Police confirm two victims and shooter dead in Cloquet

After responding to a shooting, then issuing and later lifting an order to shelter-in-place, the Cloquet Police Department confirmed that a man killed two people at the Super 8 in Cloquet before... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    January 5, 2024

UPDATE: Motive not clear in deadly shooting in Cloquet

Three people from three different cities were killed Monday in a suspected double murder/suicide at the Super 8 hotel in Cloquet that forced the evacuation of the hotel and a community lockdown as aut... Full story


Grant will help city manage EAB-infested trees

At the final meeting of 2023, Cloquet City Council members prepared for 2024. They selected the Pine Knot News as the city’s official newspaper, approved standing rules and selected at-large councilor Lara Wilkinson as the acting mayor again, to t...


Fire District: Fire and ambulance levies to increase

Property tax levies will increase in 2024 after the Cloquet Area Fire District board unanimously approved the tax and budget changes at Wednesday night’s meeting. The fire levy and ambulance levy will increase 2.99 percent and 2.83 percent, r...


Santa's home for the holidays 2023

As the days grow shorter, the Santa's Home for the Holidays celebration spread light and cheer last weekend. There were multiple Santa appearances, magic, meals, shopping, a parade, hot drinks,...

 By Jana Peterson    News    December 8, 2023

Council approves 2.85-percent levy increase

Cloquet city councilors and mayor Roger Maki approved a smaller budget Tuesday than they expected three months ago. That means the levy increase for property taxes will also be smaller than reflected...


Fires keep crews busy in area

Firefighters in the area were busy the past week with a spate of fires surrounding the Thanksgiving holiday. The most serious incident was a garage fire on Wednesday, Nov. 22, at a home in Brevator...


CAFD aims to reduce calls with new position

Residents within the Cloquet Area Fire District boundaries will see increased ambulance rates and potentially a new community risk reduction officer since the CAFD board unanimously approved both at its Nov. 15 meeting. The CAFD board voted to...


Brevator man injured in garage fire

A 64-year-old Brevator man was injured in a fire in a detached garage last week. The Cloquet Area Fire Department and St. Louis County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to a report of a structure fire in the 3500 block of Nelson Road in Brevator... Full story


Fire District seeks board member

The Cloquet Area Fire District is looking for a volunteer board member to represent the City of Cloquet. Candidates must live in the city of Cloquet and commit to a 3-year term. The board meets at 6 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month, plus... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    November 3, 2023

Late mayor made his mark

Former Cloquet mayor Bruce Ahlgren died Friday, Oct. 27, in the hometown he loved and affected in so many ways. Ahlgren's wife, Marla, said he had been waiting to have heart surgery for five weeks, bu... Full story


Fire district seeks more state funding

After discussing its strategies to bring state money into the district, the Cloquet Area Fire District board approved new legislative priorities, which include lobbying for regular funding and bonds. The strategies discussed at the CAFD board’s O...

 By Jana Peterson    News    October 6, 2023

Fire district requests city money

The Cloquet Area Fire District asked the city of Cloquet for a share of its public safety windfall from the state, and got a caring but firm “no” in response. Councilors and Mayor Roger Maki vot... Full story


Train-car crash kills one

A Wright man died Saturday morning after his car was hit broadside by a train near Sawyer. According to a news release from the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office, Brock Hascall, 22, was driving south on Lammi Road when his vehicle was struck b...


Two dead in Floodwood crash

Deputies from the St Louis County Sheriff’s Office responded at 2:45 a.m. Saturday to an automated 911 call from an iPhone stating that the owner had been in a severe crash. Upon arrival, Deputies found two occupants of the vehicle deceased: J...


Train vs car crash kills one near Sawyer

A Wright man died Saturday morning after his car was hit broadside by a train near Sawyer. According to a news release from the Carlton County Sheriff's Office, Brock Hascall, 22, was driving south on Lammi Road when his vehicle was struck broadside... Full story

 By Brady Slater    News    September 1, 2023

As tires pile up, so do complaints

Roughly six years after it overcame neighborhood protest to gain approval to shred old tires, a company operating on land north of Cloquet is under state investigation for its possible failure to...


Teens invited to explore fire, emergency medical careers

For $50, young people aged 14-20 can sign up for a new seven-month “fire explorer” program that offers exposure and training for both firefighting and emergency medical service careers. The Clo...


Ambulance billing suffers breach

Those who have used the services of the Cloquet Area Fire District may have had personal information about them compromised, according to a report from vendor EMS Management and Consultants, Inc. On May 31 and again in June, Progress Software Corp....


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