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  • Cloquet's Fourth of July is taking shape

    Pine Knot News|Jun 21, 2024

    July Fourth festivities are thundering toward the big day, only two weeks away. 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... Full story

  • Storm chasing into amazing light

    Amber Nichols|Jun 21, 2024

    Storm chasing is a dangerous and unpredictable hobby, but it can also be incredibly rewarding. For me, there’s nothing quite like the thrill of chasing a storm cell and trying to capture the perfect shot. I had the opportunity to do just that when a severe thunderstorm warning was issued June 12 for our area. I grabbed my camera and headed out into the field, hoping to get a glimpse of a tornado or just amazing cloud formations. As I drove, I watched the storm clouds build in the distance. T... Full story

  • Ukraine requites Cloquet kindness

    Tom Urbanski|Jun 21, 2024

    A simple gesture saved a life. But it’s a complicated story, beginning in Cloquet and covering the 5,000-mile trip to war-torn Ukraine, and then back to Cloquet. The story starts in 2022 and continues through 2024. “My niece is a doctor in Ukraine and when the war started she called me and was in tears,” said Galyna Tuttle of Carlton, who grew up in Ukraine. “There had been an accident from an explosion and a 10-year-old boy was wounded by shrapnel. She said the wounds were deep, but they ha... Full story

  • USG fined for 2022-23 violations

    Pine Knot News|Jun 21, 2024

    USG Interiors was fined $18,949 for air quality violations at its Cloquet facility two years ago by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. According to an MPCA enforcement investigation, USG exceeded nitrogen oxide emissions by 10 percent above permit limits for nearly 50 days during the summer of 2022. The violations were confirmed following a failed stack test of equipment that dries materials to be formed into ceiling tiles at the company’s facility in Cloquet, Minn. An MPCA staff inspection in May 2023 also confirmed other violations i...

  • Obituary: Thomas Emanuel Erickson Sr.

    Jun 21, 2024

    Thomas Emanuel Erickson Sr., 78, formerly of Duluth, passed away from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on June 4, 2016, in Chester, Illinois. Services were held at Wilson Funeral Homes in Steelville, Illinois after cremation in 2016. Thomas was brought home to Duluth by his daughter, Tammy, and laid to rest June 5 during a family gathering in the veterans section at Sunrise Memorial Park Cemetery and Cremation Gardens in Hermantown. Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, Emmanuel... Full story

  • Obituary: Skip Pelerin

    Jun 21, 2024

    Edward “Skip” Philip Pelerin Jr. died June 6, 2024, in his wife’s arms at his home in Cloquet. He was 88. Skip was born on April 14, 1936, to Edward Philip Pelerin Sr. and Cecelia Catherine (Douglas) Pelerin on the White Earth Reservation. He graduated from Cloquet High School and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, serving four years as an airborne radio operator in the Korean War. Following his service, he met Mary Jo Gooler, and they were married May 14, 1960, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church... Full story

  • Day Tripping: Hitting the road to Hayward

    Darrell Davey|Jun 21, 2024

    This time of year the Golden Gates of Summer swing wide open in the Davey house. School is out for our girls and me, with one question looming high above all else: Now what? For us, that answer is, and always has been, camping. We kick off our summers with a low-maintenance, activity-filled trip to the Hayward KOA. This isn’t your scout camp of yore. It’s easy. It’s fun. And if you need to check those imaginary boxes of what is and isn’t camping, you can always yell at each other while backing i... Full story

  • 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

  • Church Services

    Pine Knot News|Jun 21, 2024

    Apostolic Lutheran Church Pastor Nathan Juntunen 25 Church Road, Esko 218-879-3882 [email protected] www.esko-apostolic.org Communion 1st & 3rd Sundays 9 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Worship service, all ages 11 a.m. coffee & fellowship Services on Esko Apostolic YouTube channel Bethany/Bethlehem Lutheran Parish www.bethanybethlehem.org Bethany Lutheran Church 5660 Hwy 210, Cromwell 218-644-3640 bethany55726@ yahoo.com Worship 9:30 a.m. with Sunday School Women’s bible study 9:30 a.m. first Wed. Bethany Beacons women’s ministry 9 a.m. sec... Full story

  • Senior Lunch Menu

    Pine Knot News|Jun 21, 2024

    Arrowhead Senior Nutrition menu Friday, June 21 Chef salad, breadstick, cookie Sat.-Sun., June 22-23 Frozen meals available Monday, June 24 Spaghetti & meatballs, salad, breadstick, gelatin Tuesday, June 25 Chicken dinner, green beans, mashed potatoes, pudding Wednesday, June 26 Chili con carne, coleslaw, sweet potato, cornbread, cookie Thursday, June 27 Boiled dinner or alternative entree, call 24 hours in advance; fruit, pudding Friday, June 28 Polish on a Bun or alternative entree, call 24 hours in advance; cucumber-tomato salad, potato... Full story

  • Community Events Calendar

    Pine Knot News|Jun 21, 2024

    FRIDAY, JUNE 21 Community chess club meets from 3:30-5 p.m., also Friday, June 28, at the Cloquet Public Library. “Spanning a Century – The Rise and Fall of the Swinging Bridge” 7-7:30 p.m. at Jay Cooke State Park River Inn Visitor Center. The park naturalist will share stories of the Swinging Bridge through photos, blueprints, and rarely seen videos of its early years. Vehicle parking permit required, and can be purchased upon arrival for $7 for daily permit or $35 for an annual permit, good for 12 months at any Minnesota state park. 218-673-7... Full story

  • Voters opt for new FDL leader

    Jana Peterson|Jun 14, 2024

    Two of three incumbents were upset in Tuesday's elections for leadership of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. Bruce Savage will be the new chairman of the Reservation Business Committee, defeating two-term incumbent Kevin Dupuis Sr., by 52 votes, 478 to 426. Earl Otis defeated Roger Smith 104 to 69 for District 3 (Brookston) representative. District 1 (Cloquet) incumbent Wally Dupuis defeated Michelle DeBolt, 343 to 233. All three were elected to four-year terms that will begin in...

  • Consolidation talks on ice this summer

    Brady Slater and Ted Lammi|Jun 14, 2024

    An impasse between the Carlton and Wrenshall school boards is threatening consolidation efforts by the districts. The Carlton school board reached a consensus at its working session Monday to not have further discussion with Wrenshall until August at the earliest. An email later this week between superintendents - obtained by the Pine Knot News through a public records request - confirmed the Carlton position. "(B)ecause sending letters back and forth to each other doesn't seem to be getting us...

  • Cromwell chief is fired

    Jana Peterson|Jun 14, 2024

    Longtime Cromwell Wright Area Fire District chief Lucas Goodin is no longer with the department after being dismissed by the CWAFD board earlier this spring. In response to a public data request from the Pine Knot News, attorney Donald Erickson shared that Goodin was dismissed as chief and a member of the fire district for several reasons, including: • Payroll and timecard theft: Goodin was accused of signing into his time card electronically and then changing the time to an earlier start time, on at least four occasions, added time that he w...

  • Thomson Town board deals with basic upkeep

    Noah Beardslee|Jun 14, 2024

    In a bid to fight erosion around the Northridge Park pavilion, the Thomson Township board of supervisors voted to install gutters on the park building at last week’s board meeting. The move is part of ongoing improvements to the pavilion, such as upgraded indoor lights and a security light approved at the end of last month, and new tables and chairs approved last October. A study to improve the park, kickstarted the end of last year, is on hold due to FEMA floodplain guidelines, supervisor Dave Sunnarborg told the Pine Knot. The gutters will c...

  • Knot Pining: Dad dance is a constant reckoning

    Mike Creger|Jun 14, 2024

    Call me shocked the other day when the 6-year-old started unpacking groceries and putting them away after her long day at camp. Unprodded. She also brushed her teeth that night without any coaxing. Every day has its moments, and those were nice ones. Of course, parenting is often laden with a tug and pull to get your kid to listen to anything you say or to move one muscle to help with anything. A lyric often comes to mind when in the throes of child negotiations: "My love and I, we are boxing... Full story

  • Weather and missed putts hurt Cloquet at State

    Steve Korby|Jun 14, 2024

    Steve Korby [email protected] The Cloquet High School boys golf team competed in the Class AA Minnesota State Golf Tournament Tuesday and Wednesday. The Lumberjacks finished seventh in the eight-team field. Cloquet had won the section tournament on six straight occasions and has placed higher at state, including a championship in 2021, but this year the top teams from around Minnesota played better over two days in a rain-shortened event. The tournament was held, again, at the Ridges At Sa... Full story

  • A look at the Tamarack mine

    Brady Slater|Jun 7, 2024

    Pull into Tamarack, 36 miles west of Cloquet on Highway 210, and it’s easy to locate the publicly traded mining company that wants to extract nickel from deep beneath the grassy swamps that surround the town. Visible from the city park, what’s notable about Talon Metals headquarters is that it’s located in a small yellow house. Across from the office on Warren Street, there’s an open garage where workers process the company’s core samples. For a mining company, it looks an awful lot like a co... Full story

  • The Beach opens Monday

    Jun 7, 2024

    Weather permitting, The Beach at Pinehurst Park will open Monday, June 10 in Cloquet. The sand-bottomed public pool is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Daily admission is $5. Season passes are $109 for families, $59 for individuals and $169 for group homes and childcare and are available for purchase at The Beach or the Community Ed office at the middle school. To find out about weather closures, like "The Beach at Pinehurst Park" on...

  • Former Cloquet resident may get new murder trial

    Estelle Timar-Wilcox|Jun 7, 2024

    MPR News A man convicted of killing a Minneapolis teenager will need to be re-tried, after the Minnesota Court of Appeals on Tuesday overturned a guilty verdict in the case. In January 2023, Cody Fohrenkam, a former Calrton County resident was found guilty of fatally shooting 15-year-old North High School student Deshaun Hill in 2022. Fohrenkam was sentenced to more than 38 years in prison. In an appeal of the jury’s verdict, Fohrenkam argued that he was unconstitutionally detained for an interrogation early in the investigation of the case. P...

  • Anglers raise big money for causes

    Pine Knot News|Jun 7, 2024

    The Minnesota Fishing Challenge is one of the largest fundraisers supporting the work of Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge, helping people break free from the chains of addiction and restoring broken families. Top fundraisers Stu Nelson and Rich Brummer of Cloquet are passionate about restoring the lives of people who feel enslaved by drugs and alcohol, and brought in $102,000. In all, 14 of the teams raised at least $10,000. Anglers set another annual record by raising more than $611,000. The cu... Full story

  • Letter: Lost soldiers deserve our remembrance

    Jun 7, 2024

    Thank you, Mike Creger, for the excellent article about Cloquet native William Dupont in the May 24 edition of the Pine Knot News. It is the perfect reminder of what Memorial Day is all about. It is a very somber and poignant article that touches on the experience that way too many families across America have experienced when a loved one dies in warfare. You did a great job of introducing readers to the person behind the statistic. I was especially keen while reading the article because my paternal great-uncle from Itasca County was a B-17... Full story

  • Errors cost Esko in section play

    Jun 7, 2024

    A huge five-run inning by Duluth Marshall Wednesday, June 5, saw the Hilltoppers topple defending state champion Esko 9-0 in the semifinal round of the double-elimination tournament at Wade Stadium in Duluth. But the season wasn't over yet. Esko needed to crawl back via the Section 7AA elimination bracket later on Wednesday, defeating Proctor to get another shot at the Hilltoppers. They would have to beat Marshall twice Thursday to advance once again to the state tournament next week in St.... Full story

  • Obituary: Lois Lennartson

    Jun 7, 2024

    Lois Grace Lennartson of Midway Township went to her heavenly home Saturday, June 1, 2024. Lois was born June 3, 1927. She died just two days before her 97th birthday. Lois was the daughter of George and Hedwig Thorburg. She was one of four daughters, with Lindus being her identical twin. Lois married Elmer Lennartson on July 30, 1949. She and her husband had three sons, Paul, David and Mark. Lois was a 1945 graduate of Proctor High School. Lois and her identical twin Lindus were cheerleaders... Full story

  • Obituary: Darlene MacMillan

    Jun 7, 2024

    Darlene R. MacMillan, 77, of Carlton passed away May 26, 2024, at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth. She was born June 10, 1946, the daughter of Charlie and Myrtle (Moe) Olesiak, and grew up on the family farm in Sawyer, Minnesota. Darlene graduated from Carlton High School, and married Danny MacMillan in 1965. They raised three children on the farm in Atkinson, and she also worked as a nurse's aide in Cloquet until retiring. Darlene was devoted to caring for others, always willing to help family... Full story

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