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 By Jana Peterson    News    June 24, 2022 

Cop who settled with city speaks up

A former Cloquet police officer who recently settled an employment dispute with the city broke her silence last week. The Cloquet City Council voted unanimously to dismiss Laci Silgjord in February, which she appealed. The council then voted to settl... 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 Jana Peterson    News    June 10, 2022

Fired police officer to resign instead

Following a closed meeting with legal counsel Tuesday night, the Cloquet city council signed a separation agreement and full and final release of claims Tuesday with a police officer they originally voted to dismiss in February. The next morning,...

 

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

 

Candidates for local offices make deadline

The filing period for state and local offices — only those that could require primary elections in August — ended Tuesday, May 31. While a number of incumbent candidates will face no challengers, the Cloquet mayor’s race will feature incumbent... Full story

 

Our View: Opening meetings to a wider audience is a good thing

Transparency in government is important. That’s why we’d like to applaud the Cloquet school board and superintendent Michael Cary for deciding this week to continue livestreaming school board meetings. Yes, the pandemic is over and many — but...

 

Cloquet police seek input

As part of the process of accepting grant funding for the implementation of body-worn cameras, the Cloquet Police Department held the first of three public hearings during Tuesday’s city council meeting for public input. Police chief Derek Randall...

 

Filing period open for local offices

The filing period for state and local offices — only those that could require primary elections in August — is open through May 31. Minnesota’s primary election day is Aug. 9. The city of Cloquet has four positions up for election in November,... Full story

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    May 6, 2022

Cloquet approves body camera grant, questions long-term costs

Cloquet city councilors took a step toward purchasing body-worn cameras and new stun guns by voting to accept a $38,000 grant Tuesday night, but acknowledged if they go through with the purchase, it will mean significant expense to the city and its...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    May 6, 2022

The political season is upon us

Considering a run for political office? The filing period for state and local offices — only those that could require primary elections in August — will be open May 17-31. The city of Cloquet has four positions up for election in November, includ...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    April 22, 2022

Old hotel is officially condemned

Cloquet city councilors voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the condemnation of the building that once housed Mexico Lindo, a three-story building at 915 Cloquet Ave. originally constructed as the...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    April 8, 2022

Council eyes boosting internet access in city

In a work session with Cloquet city council members Tuesday, members of the Cloquet broadband committee shared their personal and professional experiences with internet access in Cloquet, with a common conclusion: It’s not good enough. Their...

 

Carlton Happenings

As we all know, March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day. It is the Irish celebration of the day St. Patrick is said to have cast out the snakes from Ireland. But there is also another celebration the day...

 

Council wards, polling places won't change in 2022

When the 2020 Census showed an increase of 444 residents in Cloquet, city officials took a look at their own version of redistricting and decided to keep things the way they were. City administrator Tim Peterson explained to the council members...

 
 By Pine Knot News    News    March 4, 2022

Minit Mart stores will change hands

The Minit Mart convenience stores in Carlton County were expected to come under new ownership by the end of the month. There are seven Minit Mart stores in the county that will fall under...

 

Cloquet mask mandate expires Friday

The mask mandate implemented by Cloquet elected officials a month ago will be allowed to automatically expire on its planned end date of Friday, Feb. 18. The expiration was ensured when Tuesday’s Cloquet city council meeting was canceled...

 

Council fires Cloquet police officer

Cloquet city councilors and mayor Roger Maki voted unanimously to fire Cloquet police officer Laci Silgjord Wednesday night, Feb. 2, after closing the virtual council meeting for more than 45 minutes...

 

Harry's Gang: We need police, yes, but we also need police reform

I’ve taught my kids that cops are the “good guys.” That cops can be trusted. If my kids find themselves in trouble, I’ve told them that the police will help them. Of course, most cops look a... Full story

 

Letter: Help us make a difference in government

There are many clichés, quotes, and rhetoric to last us a lifetime. Of the multitude, some can provide us inspiration and others can leave a sour taste in the mouth; yet I find one that is laced with such potency. This, brought about by the taboo... Full story

 

Letter to the editor: Mask mandate a good idea

Kudos to Mayor Maki and the City Council for implementing and supporting a mask mandate in indoor public gathering places. I appreciate the courage this took. Thank you for helping us help ourselves. John Boland, Cloquet... Full story

 

Cloquet implements mask mandate

With local health care leaders asking for help and a Mayo Clinic data scientist predicting a peak in Omicron Covid cases in the next two weeks, Mayor Roger Maki declared a local emergency due to the p... Full story

 

CAFD meetings are going virtual

Hot on the heels of the Cloquet City Council decision to go to remote meetings due to the high number of Covid cases, the Cloquet Area Fire District Board is also going remote. Residents can still attend meetings online or via telephone. To join...

 

Year in review: Summer provides a bit of normal

Our monthlong march through 2021 looking back at past issues of the Pine Knot News continues today with the next four months of the year, May through August. It was a summer that saw a return of many... Full story

 

Obituary: David M. Johnson

David M. Johnson, 81, of Cloquet, passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 8, 2022. He was born on May 22, 1940 in Cloquet. He was the son of Carl R. and Agnes J. (Blomberg) Johnson of Cloquet. He was a Cloqu... Full story

 

For Dave Johnson, love made the world go round

Cloquet lost one of its most charismatic and dedicated residents Saturday, when 81-year-old Dave Johnson died unexpectedly at home. Although Johnson was born and raised here, he was very much a... Full story

 

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