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Concerts closes season April 2

Sunday, April 2 is the last chance this season to hear live music presented by Agate Encores Community Concerts. Agate Encores is hosting The Highland String Quartet, an accomplished string quartet from northern Minnesota. In the 38 years they have... Full story

 By Mike Cregar    News    March 17, 2023

This winter is definitely a snow-doubter

What's with all the snow? It's a question everyone is asking after another weekend of digging out and another 6-inches-or-more burst forecasted as this issue of the Pine Knot went to press. We are...

 By Brady Slater    News    March 17, 2023

Wrenshall district cuts will be deep

The Wrenshall school board agreed to slightly more than $312,000 in budget cuts during a special meeting Tuesday — the biggest slice of three rounds of cuts to date, totaling $383,000. The board reiterated during its committee of the whole meeting...

 By Jana Peterson    News    March 17, 2023

Snow keeps coming

The Duluth Miller Hill Mall isn't the only place in the Northland with a missing roof thanks to the snow. When Cloquet's Nick Brown went to bed the night of March 6, his detached garage was intact. By...

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 17, 2023

Esko steamrolls to championship

The Eskomos are the lone local team remaining in the Section 7AA boys basketball tournament after Saturday's quarterfinal round of play. Esko picked up an impressive and easy win over Aitkin, while Mo... Full story


Cards clipped in Section 7A final

For the second straight year and third time in the last five seasons, Mountain Iron-Buhl ended the Cromwell-Wright girls basketball team's hopes of advancing to the Minnesota Class A State... Full story


Kettle River news

Ma & Pa Kettle Days bingo is at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 19 at the senior center. The first Finnish luncheon of the year will be held at noon on April 19 at the Kettle River Senior Center. The Kettle River fire department is looking for volunteer...


Obituary: Steve Webb

Steve Webb, 69, of Carlton and formerly of Moose Lake, died peacefully March 7, 2023 at his home. He was born on March 14, 1953 in Fergus Falls to Richard and Lillie Webb. At the age of 3, Steve... Full story


Obituary: Janice M. "Jan" Zinter

Janice M. "Jan" Zinter, 83, of Holyoke passed away March 8, 2023 at Essentia Health Moose Lake Hospital, surrounded by family. She was born Sept. 16, 1939, in New York, the daughter of Leslie and... Full story

 By Brady Slater    News    March 10, 2023

Barnum mayor reflects on vibrant time for city

When Barnum residents elected Dale Riihiluoma as mayor, running unopposed, in November, it was the culmination of decades of public service. It was also something his wife of 47 years, the late Diane...

 By Brady Slater    News    March 10, 2023

Animal shelter launches in Carlton County

A new animal rescue group operating out of Carlton County has registered with the state as a nonprofit organization, and could begin fostering lost or stray dogs and cats in a matter of weeks. "We're...


Making the most of mojakka

Tim Winker loves living here, and he's always looking for ways to engage his neighbors in his passions. Whether it's car racing, saunas, accordions, or the delicious soup/stew called mojakka, Tim...

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 10, 2023

Esko, Rebels end season in quarterfinals

Just a couple of weeks ago, the Esko girls basketball team dropped an 11-point decision to Duluth Marshall. On Saturday, the Eskomos played the Hilltoppers again, this time in the quarterfinal round... Full story


Carlton happenings

Here I am again, watching the snow come down. As I talk to people about the weather, we are all wondering if it will end soon, and spring will finally come. Later this afternoon my snowblower will...

 By Mike Creger    News    March 10, 2023

Robotics programs run on collaboration

Robotics, where teamwork extends beyond the team. They call it a robotics competition, but it's really a collaboration. It starts by entering events like last week's FIRST Robotics Regional...

 By Dan Reed    News    March 3, 2023

Closure irks Kettle River residents

Icy roads did not deter a dozen concerned Kettle River citizens from attending Monday's Carlton County Board meeting to ask why the grader was pulled from the Kettle River area county garage. "Six...


Letters: Current session has issues

This legislative session has proven interesting. In most bienniums, the first year is appropriations, not policy. However, there have been a lot of policies introduced and passed. Our local legislators have voted against most of the legislation....


Girls playoffs seedings, locations are set

The girls high school section basketball tournaments opened Monday across Minnesota. In Section 7A the first-round games featured Wrenshall at Littlefork-Big Falls, while Fond du Lac was scheduled to play at Nashwauk-Keewatin. Nashwauk-Keewatin was... Full story


Obituary: Nick Charles Schneider

Nick Charles Schneider died Feb. 13, 2023, at the Moose Lake Village in Moose Lake. He was born Jan. 3, 1929, to Charles Anthony and Cecelia Marie (Burgraff) Schneider in Cloquet. Nick spent the... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    February 24, 2023

Moose Lake Area Rebels look to the future

The Moose Lake Area boys hockey team had the tall task of opening the Section 7A hockey tournament on the road at International Falls Saturday. The No. 7 seeded Broncos wasted little time scoring... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    February 24, 2023

Bombers mount aerial attack against Rebels

Barnum's Rayna Klejeski and Allison Marine combined for 51 points Thursday night as the dynamic duo helped to lead the Bombers to their 21st win of the season, defeating Moose Lake/Willow River 65-31... Full story


Carlton Happenings

As I write my column, the sun is shining and the temperature is not below zero. My outdoor Christmas decorations are still buried in the snow and ice, waiting to be rescued and put away until the...


State money OK'd for 'blue' blizzard damage

Carlton County will receive more than $700,000 in state disaster relief following the winter storm Dec. 12-16 which coated the region with heavy snow, breaking tree limbs and crippling power...

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    February 17, 2023

Rebels can't climb out of early hole

A four-goal first period proved to be too much to overcome for the Moose Lake Area Rebels girls hockey team Saturday as they fell, 5-1, to No. 2 seed Duluth Marshall in the Section 7A semifinals at... Full story


Death notice: Nick Charles Schneider

Nick Charles Schneider, 94, passed away on Monday, Feb. 13, 2023, at the Moose Lake Village in Moose Lake. A memorial visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 17, at Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet with a 6:30 p.m. rosary service. Visitation... Full story


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