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  • MnDOT announces I-35 car charging spots

    Pine Knot News|Jul 19, 2024

    The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced this week that 13 sites have been selected to move to the next step in the process to receive funding from National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program. The funds will be used to build and maintain EV fast charging stations across the state. Grant dollars are a part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act which is designed to provide a convenient, affordable, reliable and equitable national network of EV chargers. MnDOT selected 13 locations from 38 applicants along the desig...

  • Carlton school leaders banking on interest in four-day week

    Ted Lammi|Jul 19, 2024

    An upbeat Carlton schools superintendent Donita Stepan believes the school district's switch to a four-day school week in September will trigger an uptick in enrollments. Nothing definite in terms of filed paperwork, "But we've done several tours," she said in an interview Tuesday. "We've probably got at least eight or nine new kids interested in coming so far." Regarding families possibly leaving over the same issue, Stepan indicated she had not seen any paperwork for kids leaving the...

  • Our View: Thumbs up, thumbs down

    Jul 19, 2024

    THUMBS UP to Carlton County and the city of Cloquet for staying competitive when it comes to pay for law enforcement officers. Both jurisdictions saw their board and council, respectively, approve pay increases recently aimed at keeping wages comparable to those of surrounding departments and the local labor market. Nobody likes budget increases that stress tax levies. But, the alternatives are stark — losing peace officers to better-paying outfits and leaving our communities vulnerable. “The bigger issue is, if we can’t get qualified law e... Full story

  • Day Tripping: Moose Lake park is a treat

    Darrell Davey|Jul 19, 2024

    The old saying goes that water holds memories, and if that is true, the beach at Moose Lake city park holds its fair share of mine. Moose Lake was one of the campgrounds we would hit almost every year as I grew up. Now we bring our children to the same hallowed haunt where I spent many a summer day playing with my best friend, Kyle Burggraff, my sister, Hailey Graves, or any of the other family friends that joined us for the journey. If you are looking for a day trip or even to spend a few...

  • Photos: Moose Lake holds gem of an event

    Pine Knot News|Jul 19, 2024

    The 55th annual Agate Days in Moose Lake included the signature event of the weekend, the agate stampede on Saturday, when eager agate hunters line Elm Avenue downtown waiting for the trucks filled with agate-sprinkled rock to be dumped out. The trucks unload 400-plus pounds of agates mixed with regular rocks, and then the young and old scramble to collect agates and coins. About town, visitors explore stunning displays at the Carlton County gem and mineral show. The vendors had everything from...

  • Community Events Calendar

    Pine Knot News|Jul 19, 2024

    FRIDAY, JULY 19 Community chess club 3:30-5 p.m., Cloquet Public Library. FRIDAY-SUNDAY, JULY 19-21 Wrong Days in Wright Events include a steak fry, pie social, parade and more. Contact Linda Dahlman at 218-390-1279 for more information. SUNDAY, JULY 21 Senior dance 1-4 p.m. at the Cloquet VFW, with music by Two for the Road. Potluck, $10 cover. 218-210-7793, 218-391-4783 Duluth’s Strikepoint handbell ensemble in concert at 3 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 1000 Washington Ave., Cloquet. Free, suggested donation $18. Twenty percent of d... Full story

  • Get ready to rock out in Moose Lake

    Jul 12, 2024

    Moose Lake will celebrate the state gem - the Lake Superior agate - by throwing its biggest party of the year this weekend: the 55th annual Moose Lake Agate Days. The event includes a gem and mineral show in the hockey arena (with a free kids' dig outside) and free admission to Moose Lake State Park and its Agate and Geological Center both Saturday and Sunday, July 13 and 14. One of the area's three agate pits, near the Moose Lake airport, will also be open all weekend for those who enjoy... Full story

  • Carlton man is top ATV safety instructor

    Jul 12, 2024

    The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has named Eric Senarighi, of Carlton, as the 2023 ATV instructor of the year. He also won the award in 2021. Senarighi is president of the Carlton County Riders ATV Club and works to expand the sport while ensuring people have the knowledge they need to ride safely and in an ecologically sound way. The club trains about 100 kids per year in ATV safety. Senarighi also founded a community group in Moose Lake to ensure a positive relationship between...

  • Police: Alcohol likely involved in vehicle-ATV crash

    Jana Peterson|Jul 12, 2024

    Jana Peterson [email protected] A Moose Lake woman faces nine criminal charges after rear-ending an ATV at approximately 4 p.m. Saturday, July 6, while allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol. Dannaka Lennea Miller, 30, was arraigned in Sixth District Carlton County Court on Tuesday, July 9, on multiple charges of gross misdemeanor criminal vehicular operation, bodily harm, as well as gross misdemeanor DWI charges, and misdemeanor charges of driving after revocation, not carrying insurance and having an open bottle of an alcoholic... Full story

  • Letter: Event flier should put community first

    Jul 12, 2024

    It is my opinion that word choices matter because they convey the writer’s opinion. Specifically, I am looking at the flier for the Ma and Pa Kettle Days Aug. 9-10 in Kettle River, Minnesota. It feels like the flier places a huge emphasis on the availability of alcohol and who is providing it, which I think implies that alcohol is more important than the scheduled events for those days, e.g., the steak fry. The flier has been approved by the committee and is available to the public, so it is too late to edit and amend the flier. Sandra S... Full story

  • Wright/Cromwell News

    Jennie K. Hanson|Jul 12, 2024

    Congratulations to Deb Nobis, who was honored as the 2023 Carlton County EMS Person of the Year. Deb is known as Mrs. Reliable — when the tones go off, there’s a good chance Deb is responding to the call. She has excelled at mentoring new members, serving in any role asked of her, and simply making the department a better place. Scott Hakamaki received the 2023 Carlton County Lifetime Achievement Award for his years of service with the Wright fire department and the Cromwell-Wright Area Fir...

  • Beavers are busy, and dam problems multiply

    Noah Beardslee|Jul 5, 2024

    Robert Dahl was driving down a road in Carlton County when he received a call from an excavator operator. The operator was going to leave two beaver dams alone and told Dahl about new ones popping up at other sites the county monitors. It was not an unusual call for the county’s department of transportation maintenance supervisor. “Once a week [we] have the excavator out opening all these sites,” Dahl said. “Looking at them, monitoring them, making that decision: Do we need to open it up? Is... Full story

  • Moose Lake police change starts Aug. 1

    Jul 5, 2024

    Carlton County Sheriff Kelly Lake attended the Moose Lake city council meeting in June and publicly shared that the city will have its first dedicated deputy available Aug. 1. In February, the council voted to contract with the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office for its law enforcement services. The decision meant the city’s longstanding police force would come to an end. The city and sheriff’s office agreed to a plan that includes assigning four deputies to cover the city. The city’s police department is still operating under chief Chad Pattiso...

  • 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

  • Wright/Cromwell news

    Jennie K. Hanson|Jul 5, 2024

    Last week I almost got scammed out of $249. I got a call from what the guy said was DirecTV, and he informed me of a great rate on my satellite service that would be a one-time charge of $249, and my service charge would not go up for the next five years. Well, I should have known better, but he was very convincing. Then he told me to turn off my TV — which should have been a red flag, and he would reset the satellite box and all I had to do was give him my credit card info, so I did. Later, I...

  • Updated: Celebrate the Fourth of July all day long in Cloquet

    Pine Knot News|Jun 28, 2024

    July Fourth festivities are thundering toward the big day. In Carlton County, both Cloquet and Moose Lake put on a communitywide celebration. "Fingers crossed for good weather," said Cloquet co-coordinator Jana Peterson. "We have a full slate of activities planned, and a nice summer day would be the icing on the nation's birthday cake." Fireworks will cap a full day's worth of activities, beginning at 8 a.m. with the Sawdust 5K at Pinehurst. A second footrace, the LaVonna 1-Mile, starts at... Full story

  • 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

  • Letter to the Editor: Commissioner endorses Dan Reed

    Jun 28, 2024

    It has been an honor for me to serve you as a Carlton County commissioner for the last 12 years. We have made many positive accomplishments, but there is still much work to be done. I have known Dan Reed and his family for many years. Dan served on the Barnum school board with my father when they built the new school. Dan and I have worked together on many county projects. We went to St. Paul and lobbied for funding for the new Justice Center and Highway 73. He assisted in helping keep the county’s Kettle River shop open. Dan represents the t... 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

  • Wright/Cromwell news

    Jennie K. Hanson|Jun 28, 2024

    Our sympathies to the family of Leland Tippett, formerly of Wright, who died June 15. He was 82. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 13 at Hometown Church, 16165 Kenwood Trail, in Lakeville, Minnesota. A thank-you goes out to the United Methodist Church for their “Come to the Table” event at the pavilion on June 22. It was well-attended, and all really enjoyed themselves. Special music was provided by Mia and Jace Hakala on the violin and guitar, Pastor John Scheuer on the... Full story

  • Wright Cromwell news

    Jennie K. Hanson|Jun 21, 2024

    A weak tornado touched down in Beseman Township last Wednesday, June12. I was home at the time, and the rain came down in sheets, along with the high winds whipping the trees around in my yard. It wasn’t until the next morning that I realized several large trees came down on the north side of my driveway, blocking the road. My brother Mark Dahlman came over and cut the tree limbs back far enough for me to get out, but there will still be lots of logging to do to clean up the mess. Mark also info...

  • 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

  • Korby's Connections: Hands of another time

    Steve Korby|Jun 14, 2024

    My granddaughter was recently sitting on my lap and asked, "Why do you have such hairy knuckles, Grandpa?" Kind of a personal question, but it made me pause and think. My dad had hairy knuckles. The hair even curled. To my eyes, he always had big, strong hands. He died 40 years ago, when I was 29. My dad, for most of his working life, was a car mechanic and gas station owner. When not at work, he was putzing around in his four-stall garage. He could fix almost anything: cars, plumbing,... Full story

  • Kettle River news

    Marcia Sarvela|Jun 14, 2024

    The Moose Lake Library used book sale is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15 at the Riverside Ice Arena. It's part of the 2024 library's vendor and craft fair, and the book sale proceeds will go toward helping the library continue to serve the community. The Finnish Luncheon is at noon on June 18 at the Kettle River senior center. You don't have to be Finnish to attend, so come and enjoy some good food, time to visit with friends and maybe win a prize. The Kantela Players... Full story

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