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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
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...
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
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...
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...
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
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
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
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...