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 By Dan Gunderson    News    November 25, 2022 

Food shelves remain in high demand

Minnesota will likely see a record number of visits to food shelves this year. The demand has nonprofit organizations scrutinizing budgets and considering new ways to stretch resources. The Salvation... Full story

 By Mike Creger    Opinion    November 25, 2022 

Taking a nostalgic slide

Corey was standing a few feet from the sled run when she spoke — one hand on her hip, her other mittened hand trying to wisp away the strands of hair run renegade from under her cap. “Are you the announcer, or something?” She was 8. She often...

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 25, 2022 

'Jacks navigate tough opening path

If strength of schedule is important to developing a hockey team during the regular season, then the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls hockey team is on the right track. The 'Jacks opened the season on Nov.... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Outdoors    November 25, 2022 

Rodd's ramblings: Outdoors gets local boost on YouTube

For many families across the state, deer hunting is a tradition that goes back generations. Whether it is the same stretch of land they hunt each year, a shack that has been around for decades, or... Full story


Obituary: Mark Dougherty

Mark Dougherty, 58, of Saginaw passed away unexpectedly at home on Nov. 18, 2022. He was born on Sept. 17, 1964, to Lowell "Tuffy" and Rosemary Dougherty. Mark graduated from AlBrook school in 1983.... Full story


Obituary: Betty Jane Reed

Betty Jane Reed, 89, of Automba Township passed away from Covid pneumonia on Nov. 6, 2022, at Essentia Hospital in Moose Lake. Betty Jane was born at home in Automba, Minnesota on Oct. 10, 1933, to Re... Full story


Obituary: Janice E. Nelson

Janice E. Nelson, 78 of Duluth, passed away Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, at Diamond Willow Assisted Living in Proctor. She was born May 10, 1944, in Duluth, the daughter of Verner and Lucille (Anderson)... Full story


Obituary: James "Jim" Harold Tario

James "Jim" Harold Tario, 70, of Cloquet passed away on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022, peacefully in his sleep at home. Jim was born July 10, 1952, in Cloquet to Harold and Marie Tario. He lived in Cloquet... Full story


Obituary: Michael Clarence Erickson

Michael Clarence Erickson, 62, of rural Duluth died unexpectedly in his home on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022. He was born in Cloquet on June 30, 1960, to Clarence and Smila Erickson. Mike was a 1978 graduate of AlBrook High School. He enlisted in the... Full story


Wright/Cromwell news

Well, another week is over and gone, and now November is almost gone too. It sure is weird when the sun goes down so early. It’s hard for me to stay awake after 7 p.m., but as we get used to Standard Time, I’m sure it will seem normal after a whi...


Church Services

Bethany-Bethlehem Lutheran Parish Bethany Lutheran Church 5660 Hwy 210, Cromwell 218-644-3640, [email protected] Worship 10:30 a.m., includes Sunday School Online recording posted on Facebook following 10:30... Full story


Community Events Calendar

SUNDAY, NOV. 27 Senior Dance at the Cloquet VFW 1-4 p.m., music by Two for the Road. Potluck, $8 cover. 218-210-7793, 391-4781 Jill Glass benefit and live auction 3-8 p.m. Wussow’s Concert Cafe, 324 N. Central Ave., Duluth. Music by One Less Guest,... 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


Early deadlines for Thanksgiving issue

Pine Knot News deadlines will move up one day for the Thanksgiving holiday next week. That means all news announcements, obituaries and legal notices must be received by 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21. Call 218-878-9332 with any questions. The Pine Knot... Full story


Letters: Thanks for valuable election coverage

I want to thank the Pine Knot News for your strong commitment to the democratic process. Your coverage of events and candidates leading up to election day was thorough and unbiased. Your voter guide was the most informative publication on candidate...


Vikings ... it's complicated

I’m not sure if even Fran Tarkenton could have consoled me as I hid in the closet. Of course, he was at that time on a plane returning from a Vikings loss in Washington. It was in the early evening on Nov. 30, 1975 — a gloomy, wet gloaming...


Diamond dominator gets his due

It's the end of daylight saving time. For former Cloquet High athletic standout Mike Forrest, "turn back the clock" came a week early. Forrest was inducted into the Minnesota Softball Hall of Fame... Full story


Obituary: Todd Robert Mostrom

Todd Robert Mostrom, 50, passed away peacefully in his home on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2022. He was born to Darlene Mostrom and Robert "Bob" Mostrom on April 12, 1972, in Duluth. Todd graduated from... Full story


Obituary: Kenneth A. Johnson

Kenneth A. Johnson, 76, of Kettle River passed away at his home Nov. 10, 2022. The family is thankful for the devoted and compassionate care of almost five years provided by Stephanie and Denise at... Full story


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


Obituary: Chester Edwan Thomas

Chester Edwan Thomas, 80, of Wright passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022, at Moose Lake Village. He was born on July 30, 1942, in Minneapolis to Clarence and Georgia Thomas. Chester graduated from... Full story


Dotseth finally clears hurdle

In dribs and drabs, and sometimes huge rushes, throughout the wee hours of Wednesday morning, the results in the District 11A state house race came in. In the end, Republican Jeff Dotseth's third try... Full story


Save the date: Santa is coming to Cloquet Dec. 1-3

Santa may be heading to Duluth in mid-November for its holiday parade, but the jolly old elf has promised to come to Cloquet for three special days in December. "There will be magic, marching, lots... Full story


Thomson Township: Candidate interviews set, selection process questioned

The Thomson Township Board of Supervisors announced plans to finally interview finalists for its vacant board seat, as the process for selecting those three final candidates is under scrutiny by the state of Minnesota. The board will select one...


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