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Our View: Thumbs up, thumbs down on newsy month

THUMBS UP to the Moose Lake city council for its unpopular but fiscally responsible decision to contract with Carlton County for its law enforcement needs. The months-long saga ended last week, in... Full story


Citizen input mixed on Forestry Center plans

Close to 100 people gathered Tuesday to talk about the future of a place they all love, the Cloquet Forestry Center. Although University of Minnesota representatives presented the transfer of the...


Northland Foundation grants

The Northland Foundation awarded nearly $2 million in grant funds in the last quarter of 2023 to benefit people and communities in its geographic service area. The lion’s share of grant dollars, $1,175,000, was awarded through the Northland...


Candidates file for April 2 FDL tribal council vote

Members of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa will have plenty of choices in the primary election April 2. Names for three Reservation Business Council positions — Chairperson, District I (Cloquet) Committeeperson and District III...

 By Jana Peterson    News    February 9, 2024

Forest center fate is subject of meeting

It’s been a year since the University of Minnesota made public its administration’s plans to likely give the 3,400-acre Cloquet Forestry Center to the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa....


Jottings from Janis: Winter nights are made for storytelling

Last weekend, as they've done for more generations than there are records, Ojibwe descendents gathered for aadizookeng - wintertime storytelling which can be told only at night when there is snow on...


Obituary: Ella Mae (Couture) Netland

Ella Mae (Couture) Netland passed away peacefully Feb. 1, 2024 at Essentia Health in Duluth after a brief illness. She was born June 1, 1949 to David and Catherine (Church) Couture. Ella grew up in... Full story


Letter: Forestry Center status still a secret

As a former director, I have often been asked about the status of the Cloquet Forestry Center. I am not in the loop but did recently receive a copy of the University of Minnesota’s annual report, “View of the Woods,” which includes information... Full story


Reservation pipeline removal starts soon

The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and Enbridge are moving forward with the planned removal of deactivated sections of Line 3 and Line 4 from the Fond du Lac Reservation beginning this month. The project removes deactivated sections of...

 By Brady Slater    News    January 5, 2024

Band building warehouse on Airport Road

Essentia Health isn't the only health care provider currently in the process of constructing a warehouse in Carlton County. While not nearly as sprawling as the 163,000-square-foot hospital warehouse...


Thumbs up, thumbs down

Welcome to the final newspaper of 2023. For the first time in our five-year history, the Pine Knot News will be closed for a week, taking off the final week of the year, meaning there will be a two-week gap until the publishing of the Jan. 5 edition.... Full story

 By Brady Slater    News    December 15, 2023

County takes role in future elk return

Remote Carlton County land west of Cloquet will be used to hold wild elk during the establishment of a herd, beginning as soon as 2026, following a vote by the county board Tuesday. “They’re not...


County, Fond du Lac cooperation earns praise

Carlton County earned one of six outstanding achievement awards for exhibiting excellence and innovation at the annual conference for Minnesota's 87 counties earlier this month. Carlton County was...


Obituary: Elwin Joseph Benton

Elwin Joseph Benton, 85, passed away peacefully Dec. 2, 2023, in his home in Cloquet. He was born in Cloquet on Nov. 22, 1938, to Joseph and Marie (Diver) Benton. He grew up in Cloquet and Duluth, whe... Full story

 By Brady Slater    News    December 1, 2023

Elk integration plan will be on the table Dec. 12

Thirty-two homesteads in Progress Township are set to receive notice by mail of a pending Carlton County board vote regarding an elk reintroduction pen proposed to be located there. Saying they wanted to collect public input by those most closely aff...


Korby's Connections: Stay on the band wagon

Shut your eyes, picture it's the Fourth of July or Labor Day in Cloquet. It's parade time. The veterans have passed by, now here comes the music. You recognize the familiar trailer, with its red,... Full story

 By Joe Bowen    News    November 24, 2023

Business grant to help the 'underestimated'

A rebranded and expanded regional program hopes to help Northeastern Minnesota entrepreneurs who are Black, Indigenous, military veterans, or women. The Driving Access to Wealth & Networks (DAWN)...

 By Brady Slater    News    November 17, 2023

Debate flares over outside contracts

A Carlton County board meeting flared hot Tuesday, when commissioner Tom Proulx and county staff squared off over the use of contracted social work. Despite a 4-1 vote affirming the use of contracted social workers to address a surge in disability...


Obituary: John Francis Peacock

John Francis "Bucky" "Skin" Peacock, 67, of Cloquet died on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023. He was born on Sept. 11, 1956, to Robert and Elizabeth (Morrissette) Peacock in Cloquet. John was a plumber by trade... Full story


Tribal college plots next five years

Once a member of the first class of students to graduate from the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College campus in Cloquet, Roxanne DeLille went on to u niversity in Duluth and later committed five... Full story


FDLTTC welcomes new president

The newest president of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College already knows the college from the inside out, working in numerous positions since she was hired as a part-time counselor nearly 30...


FDL buildings evacuated

The local tribal reservation experienced evacuations of two buildings Sept. 7, when the Mino-Aya-Win human services building and Tagwii Recovery Center were locked and staff “safely evacuated,” a Facebook post said. The Fond du Lac Band of Lake...


Ricing under way on reservation

The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa announced last week some guidelines for members harvesting wild rice. “(R)espect the gift we have been given,” the Band’s Wild Rice Committee said in a news release Aug. 31. “Please avoid areas o...


Letter to the editor: Kudos to Northeast clean energy efforts

As someone who works across Minnesota helping communities harness the benefits of clean energy, I am thoroughly impressed by northeast Minnesota community clean energy efforts. The region is home to various meaningful clean energy related projects.... Full story


Obituary: Ricard Reino Puumala

Ricard Reino Puumala, 88, died peacefully Aug. 19, 2023, at Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton. He was born July 23, 1935, in Chicago to Reino and Marie Bepko Puumala, both doctors. Growing up in Cloq... Full story


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