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  • Esko man nearly drowns Saturday

    Jul 19, 2024

    A 64-year-old Esko man was rescued Saturday evening after falling off a jet ski on Caribou Lake in Canosia Township. According to the St. Louis Sheriff’s Office, the man had taken the jet ski for a ride but was not wearing a personal flotation device. While riding, the jet ski flipped and the man fell off. The man struggled to stay above water and a good Samaritan saw him struggling in the water. The good Samaritan then responded on his jet ski and pulled the man from the water and to shore, where the man lost consciousness. The call came i...

  • Home purchase gives Esko schools room to grow

    Jana Peterson|Jul 19, 2024

    Esko school board members bought a house Monday. Or rather, they took the first step, unanimously approving a purchase agreement of $280,000 for the buildings and land at 25 Lincoln Lane. The lot is adjacent and just east of school property, behind the former RAM Insurance building, now the Esko Education Center. It is one of six houses on that block, and the closest one to the school. Superintendent Aaron Fischer recommended the purchase, after the homeowners reached out last week and gave the...

  • Dental clinic construction approved for biz park

    Jana Peterson|Jul 19, 2024

    If all goes as planned, construction on a new dental clinic will start this fall or in the spring in the city’s Business Park, after Cloquet city councilors approved the sale of a 1.3-acre lot just off Highway 33, behind the business park sign. Dentist Wendy Peterson attended Tuesday’s meeting. Peterson plans to build a $2.3 million dental facility called Woods & Water Family Dental with space for up to seven operatories, starting with four. Peterson started her career as a dental hygienist in 2006, then went back to school, graduating fro...

  • Church Services

    Pine Knot News|Jul 19, 2024

    Apostolic Lutheran Church Pastor Nathan Juntunen 25 Church Road, Esko 218-879-3882 [email protected] www.esko-apostolic.org Communion 1st & 3rd Sundays 9:30 Sunday worship service, all ages 10:30 a.m. coffee & fellowship Services on Esko Apostolic YouTube channel Bethany/Bethlehem Lutheran Parish www.bethanybethlehem.org Bethany Lutheran Church 5660 Hwy 210, Cromwell 218-644-3640 bethany55726@ yahoo.com Worship 9:30 a.m. with Sunday School Women’s bible study 9:30 a.m. first Wed. Bethany Beacons women’s ministry 9 a.m. second Wed. Bet... Full story

  • Obituary: Donald "Jack" Carter

    Jul 12, 2024

    Donald “Jack” Carter, 91, of Cloquet, passed away peacefully with family at his side on July 7, 2024, at Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton. A lifelong resident of Cloquet, Jack was born Oct. 17, 1932, to Art and Lois Carter. Jack is known by many as the owner of Carter’s TV and Appliance, which opened in 1957 and served Cloquet and the surrounding communities for nearly 40 years. He was also a co-owner in the family businesses: Carter Trucking Company, Carter’s Inc., and the Carter Buildin... Full story

  • Wrenshall: City, school could share some burdens

    Brady Slater|Jul 12, 2024

    The Wrenshall school board converged Monday on Holyoke, where board members watched a sudden downpour and a whistling train outside, and were met by Wrenshall mayor Gary Butala. Butala agreed with the board that the city and school district ought to examine how to share snowplowing duties in the winter as well as fuel costs and access, already located on school district property. “We would like to share if we could with the school,” Butala said, inviting board member Eric Ankrum, head of the school’s building and grounds committee, to the J... Full story

  • 'Go West!' said a boy from Esko

    Steve Korby|Jul 12, 2024

    Golf means many friendly conversations about various topics of varying degrees of importance. One day our Rugged Spruce foursome was talking about Jerry West's passing. Randy Flynn said, to everyone's surprise, that he had seen Jerry West and the Los Angeles Lakers play in Duluth in September 1966 in the "first professional athletic contest in the new Duluth Arena." It was a preseason game. Randy was 13, grew up in Esko, and his dad took him to the game. The Lakers played the Oscar... Full story

  • College's latest crop of cops graduates walk

    Jana Peterson|Jul 5, 2024

    In the years that followed the 2020 murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis and subsequent calls for law enforcement reforms, choosing a career as a cop got more complicated and less popular. In 2019, 48 students graduated from the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College law enforcement program. In 2020, in the midst of the pandemic, there were 27. In 2022, only 15. Last year there were 24. There were 22 graduates at this year's Enhanced Skills Professional Peace Officers Education Program ceremo... Full story

  • Club championship results in at CCC

    Jul 5, 2024

    The Cloquet Country Club held its club championships June 29-30, with former Lumberjacks players (and their coach) taking a starring role in the men’s competition. 2021 Cloquet grad Sam Baker defeated 2023 grad Karson Patton for Men’s Champion, while Keegan Poppenberg, a 2019 Esko grad, defeated Lumberjacks boys coach Aaron Young for third place. Arica Lepage defeated Patti Sheff for Ladies Champion. Men’s flight winners were Blair Chartier, Randy Leyendecker, Chris Chartier, Mark Kayser, Keith... Full story

  • Volleyball team ends season in Arizona

    Jul 5, 2024

    The northern Minnesota -based Northern Revival 17s team finished its club volleyball season at the Volleyball Festival in Phoenix, where the team finished 44th out of 96 teams after 11 matches in the 18s Club Division. It was one of three teams from Minnesota, the Dakotas, and Iowa to represent the upper midwest. The Revival played teams from all over the country, including Hawaii and Alaska, plus a few teams from Canada. The overall season record for 2024 ended at 48 wins and 42 losses.... Full story

  • Braun Park packed with action for tourney

    Kerry Rodd|Jul 5, 2024

    In a summer of dodgeball with so much rain, the fourth annual Wood City Classic Softball Tournament went smoothly last weekend at Braun Park in Cloquet. There were plenty of highlights to go around as 32 teams competed in three age divisions. “It was a special weekend,” said tournament director Adam Maslowski. “When we got to the fields on Friday morning they were under water, but our grounds crew busted their tails off and got the fields in great playing shape.” The tournament was started... Full story

  • Summer festival season is rolling now

    Jul 5, 2024

    With the Fourth of July in the rearview mirror, planning for all the other Carlton County community festivals heats up. Here's a short list of all the fun, so you can make a plan. Agate Days, Moose Lake, July 13-14 It's the 55th annual Moose Lake Agate Days with the The Gem & Mineral Show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 13 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 14 at Riverside Arena, with a free kids dig outside. Saturday is the big day, and the Clark-Olsen Agate Stampede down Elm Avenue at 3... Full story

  • Car shows are a big draw in county

    Jul 5, 2024

    Whether you love the old classics or Rat Rods are more your style, there are numerous summer car shows in and around Carlton County. Even if you missed Gordy's Curbside Classic on May 30 - it came early this year - or the big show during Spring Fever Days in Barnum, there are still lots of opportunities to see and be seen. The Northeastern Hotel & Saloon hosts two car shows every summer: one on July Fourth from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the other 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Labor Day, Sept. 7. Carlton...

  • Board formed to battle housing crisis

    Brady Slater|Jun 28, 2024

    Christopher Henagin wanted to have a say in how Carlton County addresses its housing crisis, and on Monday the county board granted his wish. Henagin and three others were unanimously appointed to the oversight board of the county's first Housing Trust Fund. "I've used real estate myself to get a leg up," Henagin, 36, said. "I was raised in poverty, and I brought myself up to middle class." A resident of Cloquet, Henagin was once a member of the One Roof Community Housing board in Duluth. One... Full story

  • Cloquet storms back after opening tourney loss

    Kerry Rodd|Jun 28, 2024

    Another rainy weekend in the area greeted the nine teams participating in the Cloquet VFW/Junior Legion baseball tournament at Ed Mettner Field in Cloquet last week. Despite the rain the tournament wrapped up late on Sunday with Chetek, Wisconsin laying claim as tournament champs. “The weather affected a lot of things, but our grounds crew was incredible and they worked their tails off,” said tournament director Nate Knutson. Noah and Grady Knutson, Lexi Goranson, Mackensi Lynch and Kade Kol... Full story

  • if the slipper fits ...

    Jun 28, 2024

    Frequent photo contributor Will Stenberg from north of Esko captured the moment a dragonfly landed on a lady slipper while out taking shots north of Deer River June 20. Do you have some cool nature and people photography to share? Send it to us as [email protected].... Full story

  • Esko Schools Honor Rolls

    Jun 28, 2024

    Esko schools Second semester honor rolls. A Honor Roll Hailey Hansen Nora Kachinske Jacion Owens Avani Perez Millie Seymour Lucye Backstrom Cairin Berger Keaira Coleman Jamis Halverson Madilyn Hawkinson Aubrey Micken Joshua Synnott Evan Watsick Ethan Gamache Trevor Leach Gabriel Dusek Jaster Johnson Leah Borden Philip Furcht Amber Lawry Cole Luense Sovay Nick Layla Whiting Blake Behrendt Kiya Marino Evelyn Peterson Neela Stuermer Colton Dewey Hank Backstrom Owen OConnor Carter Osvold Baizlee Ritchie Aiden Tingum Annabelle Sunnarborg Jaxon... Full story

  • Photo: Summer Fun at the Beach

    Jana Peterson|Jun 28, 2024

    Sisters Addy, Lily and Nova Haglund of Esko play "sharks" in the water at The Beach at Pinehurst Park in Cloquet Tuesday as nearly 500 people come to cool off with temperatures in the low 80s.... Full story

  • Esko rebounds, takes third at State

    Howie Hanson|Jun 21, 2024

    Top-seeded Esko got off to a strong start in its quest for back-to-back Class AA baseball state championships with a 3-2 quarterfinal win over Montevideo on June 13 at Dick Putz Field in St. Cloud. A 4-0 semifinal loss to Foley the next day, also at Dick Putz, foiled Esko’s state title aspirations. But Esko responded immediately afterwards with a workmanlike 4-1 win over Le Sueur-Henderson in the third-place game. Esko jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning in the quarterfinal against M... Full story

  • Summer fun

    Jun 21, 2024

    Pine Knot News staff report Whether you’re looking for a way to while away an afternoon or plan an entire week’s worth of activities — staycation style — there’s plenty to do in Carlton County. Now that summer has taken hold, it’s the perfect time to explore everything the area has to offer, from hiking in Jay Cooke State Park and whitewater rafting down the St. Louis River, swimming at The Beach or perfect rainy day attractions like our local museums. Established in 1857 and home to more than 3... Full story

  • Broadband buildout begins

    Brady Slater|Jun 14, 2024

    Erik Peterson does what he loves, consulting for grassroots advocacy in agriculture, the environment and social justice. It finds him regularly doing work with people all over the world, including as far away as Australia. All of it he does from his home off North Cloquet Road in Esko, since 2009. For some tasks, he's got to make sure his wife is not on the computer, so that his internet connection through telephone lines isn't disrupted. It was years before the Petersons learned that not all... Full story

  • New Esko fitness center opens

    Jana Peterson|Jun 14, 2024

    More than 100 people turned out Monday to tour the recently completed Esko Fitness Center. The response was very positive, said Esko superintendent Aaron Fischer. A large two-story blue and gray structure attached to the south side of the school building, the space contains a variety of fitness equipment and lots of natural light, including a view of the baseball field outside. Some of the equipment is personalized. Bright blue weight benches say "SISU" in gold lettering while the weights...

  • Cleanup begins at Superfund site in Esko

    Jana Peterson|Jun 14, 2024

    Two parking lots in downtown Esko are the site of the latest Superfund cleanup in Carlton County. The site in Esko amounts to the Post Office and its lot, plus another lot used as an auxiliary student parking lot by Esko High School during the school year. Similar to the Frank Lloyd Wright gas station in Cloquet, dry cleaning chemicals are the main culprit. A building on the site that was first a creamery, then a coin-operated dry cleaner, was demolished in the 1980s. Chemicals used in dry...

  • Backs to the wall ... then back to State

    Howie Hanson|Jun 14, 2024

    A mostly failed Section 7AA championship surprise Gatorade shower, courtesy of his giddy players, sent legendary Esko baseball skipper Ben Haugen ducking for cover during an onfield post-game interview. The coach, who is quick enough to dodge drops during the rain storms that peppered section play last week, was equally adept at explaining how his team won a second-straight 7AA title by clipping Duluth Marshall 10-3 and 4-2 last Thursday night at Wade Stadium in Duluth. It was a stunning... Full story

  • Top-10 finishes galore in Class A

    Kerry Rodd|Jun 14, 2024

    Kerry Rodd [email protected] Carlton County was well-represented last weekend at the Class A Minnesota State High School League's boys and girls track and field state meet at St. Michael-Albertville High School. While there was no state champion from the area this season, a number of athletes made the finals and medaled for being in the top 10 places. Barnum's Annaka Bogenholm had the best state meet of all area athletes by finishing third in the discus in Class A and seventh in the shot... Full story

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