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 By Pine Knot News    Calendar    March 17, 2023 

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SATURDAY, MARCH 11 Maple syrup making 2 p.m., Spirit Lake Native Farms. See a sugar-bush in operation and learn about the maple sugar making process with Bruce Savage. 1032 Spirit Lake Road, Sawyer Cloquet Eagles kraut feed 4-7 p.m., Cloquet VFW. Hom... Full story


Former chief judge dies on vacation

Duluth Judge Sally Tarnowski died March 6 while on vacation in Florida. Judge Tarnowski served as the Chief Judge of the Sixth Judicial District from 2016 to 2020. She most recently served as a St. Louis County judge in Duluth, and occasionally... Full story

 By Steve Olson    Opinion    March 3, 2023

Forestry land ownership change could benefit all

In 2018 I retired as the forest manager for the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa after a 37-year career. I'm also an alumnus of the University of Minnesota, College of Forestry. I'm writing...


Details still scarce on forestry center plans

More background details - and concerns - are emerging regarding the proposed transfer of the Cloquet Forestry Center to the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, but it appears likely that... Full story


Casino trail idea sent to state

Carlton County commissioners gave support for a joint effort between the Fond du Lac Band, Carlton County, and the Minnesota Department of Transportation to ask for $10 million in federal infrastructure money to build a trail between the Black Bear...

 By Al Alm    Opinion    February 17, 2023

Guest column: Forestry center is a key community asset

It has recently come to my attention that the University of Minnesota Board of Regents will meet to discuss transferring Cloquet Forestry Center land to the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. I am writing to you as a university alumni and a... Full story


University declares intent to return forestry center land to Fond du Lac

The University of Minnesota made public this week plans to give the 3,400-acre Cloquet Forestry Center to the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. The transfer of land was included in... Full story


Allotment laws led to carved-up reservations

It's complicated. That's the phrase that often comes to mind when delving into exactly how acres within the Fond du Lac reservation came under non-Native control, paving the way for today's Cloquet... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    February 3, 2023

Fire district board chooses leaders

Cloquet Area Fire District board members started the new year by taking care of official business: selecting the Pine Knot News as the district’s official newspaper, and Frank Yetka as its official attorney. The board also elected officers for...


Obituary: Randy Alan "RAZ" Zacher

Randy Alan "RAZ" Zacher, 60, of Cloquet passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Jan. 6, 2023, at Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth. He was born Nov. 6, 1962, in Cloquet to Vernon and... Full story


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...

 By Brady Slater    News    December 30, 2022

A look back on the year that was

As 2022 came to a close, Rep. Mike Sundin left the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul one last time on Wednesday. But not before the Esko Democrat cleared out his office after 10 years as a... Full story


All is quiet on fire service taxes front

What a difference a year makes. Last December, nearly two dozen upset Thomson Township residents attended the Cloquet Area Fire District truth-in-taxation hearing, many of them to address the board about a more than 300-percent increase in their...

 By Brady Slater    News    December 23, 2022

Tribal license plates aim to raise awareness

Fond du Lac Band registrar Annette Himango knew the stakes. "This is going to be big," Himango said. "The impact is going to be huge." On Tuesday, the fruits of her labor and that of many others from...


Grants go toward indigenous projects

The Northland Foundation announced this month the individuals and projects being awarded Maada’ookiing grants. Maada’ookiing (“the distribution” in Ojibwe) is a foundation program designed to strengthen relationships within the indigenous...


Blizzard warnings issued for Carlton County, North Shore

The National Weather Service office in Duluth has upgraded its Winter Storm Warning to a Blizzard Warning for all of Carlton County, southern St. Louis County and areas along the western shore of Lake Superior all the way to the Canadian border. the... Full story


A blue ribbon day at Churchill

Staff and students at Churchill Elementary capped off their Blue Ribbon awards season with a party in the gymnasium, complete with drumming and a brass band, special guests, a funny heartwarming... Full story


Community mourns loss of FDLTCC president

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College lost one of its strongest supporters Monday, when its president, Stephanie Hammitt, died of cancer. Hammitt, 60, spent much of her career at the Cloquet... Full story


Grants available for child care centers

Money is being made available to boost staffing for licensed child care programs in Carlton County and the region as northeast Minnesota continues to be mired in a major shortage of child care openings. The Northland Foundation announced Wednesday th...


Obituary: Stephanie Gail Hammitt

Stephanie Gail Hammitt, 60, of Cloquet, died peacefully Monday, Nov. 14, 2022, at her home. She was born on Oct. 22, 1962, to Peter and Priscilla (Roy) Defoe in Minneapolis. She was raised in... Full story


FDLTCC president dies unexpectedly

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College lost one of its strongest supporters Monday, when FDLTCC president Stephanie Hammitt died of cancer. Hammitt, age 60, spent much of her career at the Cloquet... Full story

 By Brady Slater    News    November 4, 2022

Walking through history

Films focus on migration of people to and from Cloquet While researching a theme for seven short films he'll debut next week in Cloquet, Augustin Ganley drew inspiration from a French word, "cloque,"... Full story

 By Kirsti Marohn    News    October 21, 2022

Fond du Lac, state fine Enbridge

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, the Department of Natural Resources and the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa announced an enforcement action this week against Enbridge Energy for...  Website

 By Brady Slater    News    October 7, 2022

Band calls for burial protections

Gathering last week capped cemetery saga that began in 2017 The tribal chairman of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa called for new protections for Native American burial grounds during...


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