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 By Steve Korby    People    February 3, 2023 

Librarian is my go-to Twins guy

When I seek feedback on Minnesota Twins or Vikings news and transactions, I turn to two reliable sources in Cloquet. The first is smiling Dave Haapanen, usually found stocking shelves in the cereal... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    January 20, 2023

Top write-in appointed to Cloquet city council

After close to five months without representation, Cloquet's Ward 3 voters have a new city councilor. Iris Keller was selected Tuesday by unanimous council vote, following interviews with her and... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    January 20, 2023

Snow removal hot topic at city council

With nearly 50 inches of snow recorded so far this winter, it's no surprise Cloquet residents feel like the streets are not up to their usual standards. Waits have been longer, and the piles of snow...

 By Brady Slater    News    January 13, 2023

Authority slows pace on Solem development

After receiving a single proposal to redevelop the 103-year-old Hotel Solem in downtown Cloquet, the city’s economic development authority is pumping the brakes on the future of the condemned property. “We’re putting it on hold for now,...


Guest views: Some select views on the new year

Once again, the Pine Knot News reached out to elected officials and other area leaders to solicit their New Year’s wishes and/or predictions, with the request that they share their thoughts on things within their own sphere of influence in 75...


City beach finances under water

Cloquet Community Education and Recreation director Erin Bates told city councilors Tuesday that the city’s Beach at Pinehurst hit its largest deficit this summer, with revenues at $50,619 and expenses at $84,957, a difference of more than $34,000....

 By Jana Peterson    News    December 9, 2022

Rising police costs part of 6.23% levy increase in Cloquet

Two property owners addressed the Cloquet City Council on Tuesday about substantial property tax increases. Marty Hill said he was still suffering from sticker shock after seeing his taxes climb by 25 percent from this year to next, without any...

 By Jana Peterson    News    December 9, 2022

Wanted: a new Ward 3 councilor

The city of Cloquet is accepting applications to fill the Ward 3 Cloquet City Council seat for the next two years, with plans for interviews in mid-January. Applicants must reside within Ward 3 — which lies in the area between Highway 33 and 14th... Full story


Our view: No hesitation in Cloquet's holidays

The many huddled paradegoers along Cloquet Avenue last Saturday evening came for the annual Santa’s Home for the Holidays finale of fireworks. But they also collectively told a story about Cloquet. It’s one of a community rich in its expressions...


Organic farm up for statewide award

Ann Gustafson - a local farmer and teacher and all-around engaged citizen - is one of eight statewide finalists in the 2022 Outstanding Conservationist Award Program, along with her family and the... Full story


Residents air frustrations at city council meeting

After watching the rental property next door deteriorate for 20 years, Cloquet resident Mark Vandervort turned to the Cloquet city council on Tuesday. At his wits' end, Vandervort asked the council...


Vacant Ward 3 seat remains up in the air

The Cloquet city council canvassed votes Tuesday, making the final numbers official with a unanimous vote. Those vote totals included the write-in candidates for Cloquet’s Ward 3 city council race, with Iris Keller receiving 49 votes to Pete...


Save the date: Santa is coming to Cloquet Dec. 1-3

Santa may be heading to Duluth in mid-November for its holiday parade, but the jolly old elf has promised to come to Cloquet for three special days in December. "There will be magic, marching, lots... Full story


County sees busy day at polls

Election judges reported a steady stream of voters all day Tuesday, with many expressing surprise at such a good turnout for the midterm elections. Thomson Township clerk Rhonda Peleski said they had...


Cloquet votes 'yes' to incumbents, sales tax

The race for Cloquet mayor was much closer than it was four years ago, but the end result was the same: voters elected Roger Maki to lead the city forward. Maki defeated former Ward 2 city councilor David Bjerkness by 118 votes. Maki had 2,312 votes... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    November 4, 2022

Council considers water, sewer rates

Cloquet city councilors got a lesson in water and sewer costs and rates Tuesday night, as public works director Caleb Peterson provided an overview of the fee-based utilities. The good news? No. 1:...


Forum gives voters food for thought

The Cloquet city council chambers was a revolving door Tuesday, as candidates for six races answered questions in the Cloquet Area Chamber of Commerce candidate forum, an election year tradition. All... Full story


Letters: Support for Maki and Radosevich

I believe Roger Maki has given our city good leadership as mayor during his term. Roger came into the mayor’s office during a challenging time in our city government. He brought stability to our city council. He then had to be the leader during the...


Letters: Roger Maki for mayor

I would like to offer my full support for Roger Maki to serve as our mayor for the city of Cloquet. I have known Roger for over 40 years. First, as a neighbor, then as a Realtor, and later we worked together when I was employed as chief of police...


Obituary: Frederick Keith Little

Frederick Keith Little, 93, passed away in Cloquet on Oct. 23, 2022. Fred was born July 17, 1929, in Ferndale, Michigan, the first of four children born to Austin H. and A. Winnifred Halpenny Little.... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    October 21, 2022

New river signage will tell story of all city's people

While historical markers dot the heart of Cloquet, replete with photos and historical narratives of places such as the old city hall, the train depot and Pinehurst Park, a large part of the area’s history was overlooked when those markers were inst...


Letters: Radosevich stands for everyone

In my decade-or-so as a Cloquet city council member, a few people stand out in my mind as highly-engaged citizens — outspoken, positive, and passionate about our community. They’re absolutely tenacious. One of those tenacious people is Pete...


Cloquet candidate forum Tuesday

The Cloquet Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a series of candidate forums for Cloquet-area and state legislative candidates on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at Cloquet City Hall, which will be livestreamed at and also air multiple times afterward...



CLOQUET MAYOR Roger Maki (Incumbent) Briefly summarize your personal background and qualifications. (limit 50 words) I was born in Cloquet, raised in Esko and my wife, Peggy, and I moved to Cloquet... Full story


ELECTION GUIDE: Cloquet City Council, Ward 1

CLOQUET CITY COUNCIL, WARD 1 Warren 'Bun' Carlson (Incumbent) Briefly summarize your personal background and qualifications. I am currently the city councilor for Ward 1. I also serve on the Cloquet A... Full story


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