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  • Korby's connections: Minnesota boy makes the Hall

    Steve Korby|Feb 2, 2024

    Like me, I think most of Minnesota and its baseball fans were glad to see Twins catcher Joe Mauer inducted into Major League Baseball’s Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Only two other catchers, Johnny Bench and Ivan “Pudge” Rodriquez, were also elected in their first year of eligibility. Requirements are such that candidates must be out of baseball for five years and have at least 10 years of playing time to be considered for HOF enshrinement. Mauer is only 40 years old and is now the y... Full story

  • Cloquet legend enters hockey hall of fame

    Dwight Cadwell|Dec 15, 2023

    It may have started in northern Minnesota, but Jamie Langenbrunner's hockey career has taken him across the country and around the world. But Wednesday, Dec. 6 brought him right back to northern Minnesota, even though he was standing in a hotel in Boston. That's when the former standout Lumberjacks hockey player was enshrined into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame - located in Eveleth, Minnesota - along with four others in Boston. "It was an amazing honor to be elected to the Hall of Fame,"... Full story

  • Obituary: Ruth Jean Fuller

    Dec 8, 2023

    Ruth Jean Fuller, 91, of Cloquet passed away Dec. 2, 2023, surrounded by family at her home. She was born on April 30, 1932, to John Edward and Ruth Magdeline (Lovvig) Anderson in Cloquet. Ruth graduated from Cloquet High School and soon after was united in marriage to Robert Fuller. The couple went on to be blessed with 73 years of marriage and six children. Throughout her life, Ruth was a wonderful homemaker and expressed her love by cooking for her family. Ruth was also a gifted painter. She... Full story

  • The Hall comes calling

    Kerry Rodd|Sep 15, 2023

    It's still sinking in for Cloquet native Jamie Langenbrunner. Already a revered hockey player from the high school, professional and national team ranks, he will become a hall of fame inductee in December. "I was up playing golf at Giants Ridge a week ago and, when we drove by the (United States) Hockey Hall of Fame in Eveleth, it kind of hit me that this time next year I will be there," Langenbrunner said from his home in the Twin Cities area. Langenbrunner has known since July that he will be...

  • Letters: Veterans deserve state action

    Feb 3, 2023

    I had worked with former state representative Mike Sundin on a veterans identification bill. The federal government signed a veterans identification bill into law in 2015. HF 720 would bring Minnesota law into compliance with federal law. I would suggest an attorney general opinion as to why Minnesota is not in compliance with federal law. How quickly granting of driver’s licenses despite illegal immigration has moved ahead, yet getting a veterans designation on a driver’s license has not occurred that complies with federal law is som...

  • Tribal license plates aim to raise awareness

    Brady Slater|Dec 23, 2022

    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 the Fond du Lac and Bois Forte bands of Chippewa were revealed in the form of specialized license plates aimed at raising awareness of missing and murdered Indigenous women and relatives. The ceremony to unveil the plates at Black Bear Casino in Carlton featured a host of speakers, and folks in the...

  • Obituary: William "Bill" Francis Schroeder

    Oct 7, 2022

    With deep sadness, William "Bill" Francis Schroeder, 81, of Scanlon passed away Sept. 29, 2022. He was born April 27, 1941, in Cloquet, the son of Francis and Grace (Bashterash) Schroeder. Bill was a 1959 graduate of Cloquet High School and served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1960 through 1964. He was employed with Northwest Paper/Potlatch Corporation for 42 years, retiring in 2001 as foreman superintendent. Bill was a 20-year volunteer for the Scanlon Fire Department, and enjoyed watching his... Full story

  • Obituary: William "Bill" Francis Schroeder

    Sep 30, 2022

    With deep sadness, William “Bill” Francis Schroeder, 81 of Scanlon, Minnesota, passed away Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022. He was born April 27, 1941, in Cloquet the son of Francis and Grace (Bashterash) Schroeder. Bill was a 1959 graduate of Cloquet High School and served in the Marine Corps from 1960-1964. He was employed with Northwest Paper/Potlatch Corporation for 42 years, retiring in 2001 as foreman superintendent. Bill was a 20-year volunteer for the Scanlon Fire Department and he enjoyed wat... Full story

  • Langenbrunner promoted by Bruins

    Kerry Rodd|Aug 19, 2022

    The hockey journey of former Lumberjack Jamie Langenbrunner continued this past week when it was announced he is the new assistant general manager of the Boston Bruins. Langenbrunner starred for the Cloquet hockey team in the early 1990s and went on to an 18-year professional career. He played for the Dallas Stars, the New Jersey Devils and the St. Louis Blues. During his professional career, Langenbrunner won the Stanley Cup twice, and also played for the U.S. Olympic team twice, and was team... Full story

  • Pine Valley, where Olympic hopes grow

    Pine Knot News staff|Feb 18, 2022

    In Cloquet, it isn't farfetched to have Olympic dreams. After all, Olympic Drive snakes around the land Joe Nowak convinced Northwest Paper to donate for a park, now home to ice arenas and a woodland park. Corey Millen and Jamie Langenbrunner played in the arenas when they were Lumberjacks. Millen was the first Cloquet hockey player to reach the Olympics, playing on the 1988 team. Langenbrunner played in the era when NHL players began competing. He was a last-second replacement on the 1998... Full story

  • Letter to The Editor: Time to ditch Social Security tax

    Pine Knot News|Feb 11, 2022

    With a $7 billion-plus surplus, perhaps it is time to eliminate the Social Security income tax on retired Minnesota seniors. As a Retired Fire Service member I receive minimal Social Security due to the pension offset. Eliminating this tax is the right thing to do. Jim Langenbrunner, Sturgeon Lake... Full story

  • Obituary: Thomas "Tommy" R. Rosen

    Pine Knot News|Jan 21, 2022

    Thomas "Tommy" Richard Rosen, 58, of Cloquet passed away Jan. 12, 2022, at his home. He was born March 25, 1963, in Duluth, the son of Robert G. and Aletha E. (Schmidt) Rosen. Tommy graduated from Cloquet High School in 1981 and participated on the high school golf team and ski jumping team. He was married to Taina Bottila on Aug. 3, 2007, in Cloquet. Tommy worked for more than 40 years at the Cloquet Country Club in numerous capacities, including grounds maintenance and kitchen crew. He also... Full story

  • Obituary: Thomas "Tommy" R. Rosen

    Jan 14, 2022

    Thomas “Tommy” Richard Rosen, 58, of Cloquet passed away Jan. 12, 2022 at his home. He was born March 25, 1963 in Duluth, the son of Robert G. and Aletha E. (Schmidt) Rosen. Tommy graduated from Cloquet High School in 1981 and participated on the high school golf team and ski jumping team. He was united in marriage to Taina Bottila on Aug. 3, 2007 in Cloquet. Tommy worked for more than 40 years at the Cloquet Country Club in numerous capacities, including grounds maintenance and kitchen cre... Full story

  • CCC Invitational starts Friday

    Steve Korby|Jul 9, 2021

    After working around some pandemic restrictions last summer, the 90th annual Cloquet Invitational is being held at Cloquet Country Club, this Friday through Sunday (July 9-11), as normal. In all, 175 golfers are registered for this prestigious event, including Alex Kolquist, last year’s champ. In the 2020 championship flight, Kolquist defeated Travis Blais of International Falls by two strokes. It was the second Cloquet title for the Hermantown native, who also won at CCC in 2012. Dan Moline f... Full story

  • Obituary: Kyle Burggraff

    May 28, 2021

    On Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, Kyle lost his battle with the struggles of this life and passed away at his home. Kyle was born on June 5, 1991 in Duluth, the son of Kelly Burggraff and Craig Hopp. From the day of his birth, Kyle brought great joy and love to the lives of all who loved him. Kyle had a genuine kindness, a loving heart, a sense of humor that had everyone around him smiling, and he touched the lives of many. We are left with many special memories of time spent with Kyle. Growing up,... Full story

  • Obituaries: Kyle Burggraff

    Pine Knot News|Dec 4, 2020

    On Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, Kyle Burggraff lost his battle with the struggles of this life and passed away at his home. Kyle was born on June 5, 1991, in Duluth, the son of Kelly Burggraff and Craig Hopp. From the day of his birth, Kyle brought great joy and love to the lives of all who loved him. Kyle had a genuine kindness, a loving heart, a sense of humor that had everyone around him smiling, and he touched the lives of many. We are left with many special memories of time spent with Kyle. Growi... Full story

  • Test your sports acumen

    Steve Korby|Dec 4, 2020

    Gauge your sports knowledge with Pine Knot News writer Steve Korby’s quiz. 1) Minnesota Wilderness hockey roster players with ties to Cloquet/Esko include: a) Christian Galatz b) Dominkis Marcinkevics c) Gavin Rasmussen d) Dane Stoyanoff 2) the winner of the November 2020 Masters golf tournament was: a) Dustin Johnson b) Jason Day c) Bryson DeChambeau d) Rory McElroy 3) the champion at the 2020 and 89th Cloquet Invitational golf tournament was: a) Jamie Langenbrunner b) Brent Smith c) Alex Kolqu... Full story

  • Obituaries: Kyle Burggraff

    Nov 27, 2020

    Kyle Burggraff On Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, Kyle lost his battle with the struggles of this life and passed away at his home. Kyle was born on June 5, 1991 in Duluth, the son of Kelly Burggraff and Craig Hopp. From the day of his birth, Kyle brought great joy and love to the lives of all who loved him. Kyle had a genuine kindness, a loving heart, a sense of humor that had everyone around him smiling, and he touched the lives of many. We are left with many special memories of time spent with Kyle.... Full story

  • Former Cloquet star drafted by NHL's Bruins

    Jack Slater|Oct 16, 2020

    Last year, former Cloquet High School student and hockey player Mason Langenbrunner made an unexpected move away from the Lumberjacks to play his junior season with the Eden Prairie Eagles. He's been busy ever since. Langenbrunner helped lead the Eagles to their second straight state championship appearance. Shortly after his move to Eden Prairie, he committed to Harvard to play Division I hockey. Last Wednesday, Oct. 7, Langenbrunner's childhood dream came true; he was drafted by the Boston... Full story

  • Council gives nod to new chicken laws

    Jana Peterson|Sep 4, 2020

    In a straw poll during the Sept. 1 work session, Cloquet city councilors gave hope to want-to-be chicken owners all over Cloquet. After a relatively quick rehash of the past seven years of chicken debates in Cloquet, city administrator Tim Peterson first asked councilors if they would allow chickens in the suburban residential zones of Cloquet, neighborhoods such as the Antus Addition by Hilltop and Erickson Acres, where lots are larger. While no one objected to allowing residents to keep... Full story

  • Leaving school job with a smile

    Jana Peterson|Aug 21, 2020

    A long chapter in the history of the Cloquet school district ended Friday when Bonnie Monfeldt retired. Monfeldt served as executive assistant to the superintendent the past two decades and was part of almost every major decision over that time. One can only wonder at the volumes of meeting minutes and notes she has typed up over the years. Only the fifth executive assistant in the school district's 95 years of existence, Monfeldt worked for four superintendents - one of them twice. Russell Smit... Full story

  • Obituaries: Edward Albert Janke

    Pine Knot News|Aug 14, 2020

    Edward Albert Janke, 90, of Cloquet died Aug. 3, 2020, at New Perspective Senior Living with his family by his side. He was born on March 24, 1930 to Albert and Grace (Roesler) Janke in Becker County. Ed married Lillian Marjamaa on June 7, 1952. He worked at Diamond Match from 1951 to 1966, and was a self-employed truck driver, primarily hauling milk for dairy farms until his retirement in 1995. Ed was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, serving from 1952 to 1954. He was a member of Our... Full story

  • Former CCC champion repeats 8 years later

    Steve Korby|Jul 17, 2020

    Despite pandemic restrictions and a monster storm last week, the 89th Cloquet Invitational was declared a success and Alex Kolquist its winner. Kolquist won by two strokes over Travis Blais from International Falls, who was in the group ahead of him. Dan Moline was third. Jamie Langenbrunner finished in a three-way tie for fourth. Kolquist , a Hermantown native, was the leader after Saturday's round, with an even par score of 71, and also after 18 holes on Sunday. The changed format called for... Full story

  • Cloquet Invitational tradition continues

    Steve Korby|Jul 10, 2020

    The 89th Cloquet Invitational is on. The golf tournament began Thursday and will run through Sunday at the Cloquet Country Club, weather permitting. Due to the pandemic, the format has changed. Typically a three-day tourney, this year the first through seventh flight participants will be competing on Thursday and Friday and the senior and championship flights will be conducted on Saturday and Sunday. Club pro manager Bill Manahan said more than 175 players are playing in this year's event. Some... Full story

  • Fire chief search restarted

    Jana Peterson|Jul 3, 2020

    After months of searching for a new fire chief, members of the Cloquet Area Fire District board decided to start over. They will reconsider the job requirements and administrative structure of the organization before interviewing any more candidates. The board made its decision at a special meeting Monday, June 29, after negotiations with candidate George Esbensen failed and Esbensen withdrew from consideration, and the succession committee put a different name forward, that of current CAFD...

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