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Free Range Film Festival: An opinionated preview

Once again, arts entrepreneur Annie Dugan and her family are offering up a mix of 11 remarkable films for their June 24-25 Free Range Film Festival in their family barn. I've had a chance to review... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    Opinion    June 10, 2022

From the editor: Taking on the Fourth

By now, most of you may be aware that there’s a new Fourth of July coordinator in town, and it’s the Pine Knot News. That doesn’t mean we are sponsoring the event: that’s done by residents, bu... Full story

 By Tom Urbanski    Outdoors    May 27, 2022

The Log Jam rolls into town

Mountain bikers took to the trails at Cloquet's Pine Valley last Saturday for a full day of riding in a new race event called the Log Jam. For some race participants, a full day was defined as 12... Full story


Events planned to mark Memorial Day

And suddenly, it’s Memorial Day. The unofficial start to summer. A weekend of remembering those who are gone. Observed on the last Monday of May, Memorial Day was originally set aside to honor the... Full story

 By Mike Creger    Opinion    May 27, 2022

Knot Pining: Finding old trophy is a real prize

In the "clichés are clichés because they are true" department, I offer one here: Newspapers record the first draft of history. For me, there is nothing like going back into newspaper archives and re... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    April 29, 2022

District to move, merge its childcare

It's a task that's loomed large since Erin Bates took over as Cloquet Community Education director almost 18 months ago: find a new home for Li'l Lumberjacks Learning Center. Mission accomplished. In... Full story

 By Steve Korby    Sports    April 22, 2022

When basketball was king ... almost 60 years ago

It was a love affair. It's the only way to describe how people from Cloquet and the surrounding communities embraced the 1963 Cloquet High School boys basketball team. Basketball was king in Minnesota... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    April 15, 2022

CEC Hockey fees won't be raised

After Cloquet school board members seemed to indicate in March they were OK with the idea of increasing player fees for hockey, four of five board members present voted against the proposal Monday. Hockey players already pay the highest school...

 By Jana Peterson    News    March 25, 2022

Hockey fees could rise as budget boost

Fees for playing on the Lumberjacks varsity and junior varsity hockey teams may increase in the future, as part of an effort by the Cloquet school district to decrease the burden on the overall...

 By Steve Korby    Sports    March 25, 2022

Korby's Connections: Memorial spurs a host of memories

At Cloquet coach Rol Bromberg's recent visitation at Nelson Funeral Care, I was astounded by the preeminent collection of athletic and family photos on display. Undefeated football teams, track... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    Sports    March 25, 2022

Cloquet's Ripp rips it up at nationals

Cloquet's Aidan Ripp and his teammates from Paul Smith's College skied their way to a national championship earlier this month. It's been a good season for the Class of 2019 Cloquet High School grad,... Full story

 By Tom Urbanski    Sports    March 4, 2022

Ski talk: First-timer versus Kortelopet

Last Friday, Cloquet's Kate Meisner completed her first Kortelopet, the 29-kilometer Nordic ski race that is part of the American Birkebeiner's Birkie Week events. It's a challenging endurance event... Full story


Council wards, polling places won't change in 2022

When the 2020 Census showed an increase of 444 residents in Cloquet, city officials took a look at their own version of redistricting and decided to keep things the way they were. City administrator Tim Peterson explained to the council members...


Our View: Unique park needs snowmaking

While it may seem that Cloquet need never worry about adequate snow after the storm earlier this week, we can all recall times when the golf courses still showed green in November and even into December … when cross country ski season kicks off.... Full story


Pine Valley, where Olympic hopes grow

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... Full story


Lumberjacks have eyes on section

With the season-ending championship events just around the corner in mid-February, the Lumberjacks Nordic ski teams got a good look at where they stand during the Duluth East Invitational held at... Full story


5 CEC skiers earn All-Conference honors

Essentially a race-within-a-race, the Lake Superior Conference Nordic Ski Team champions and All-Conference individuals were named using the results from last Friday’s Duluth East Invitational races. While 10 teams competed in the event, a second s... Full story


Ski jumping, racing take over park

Saturday dawned cold and clear with just a light wind puffing some fresh snow out of the trees at Pine Valley in Cloquet. Mid-January turned out to be a perfect time for ski jumping. By the time the... Full story


Ski jumping meet Saturday

The Cloquet Ski Club will hold its Invitational meet at Pine Valley park in Cloquet Saturday for kids (mostly) and adults of all ages. The jumping competition starts at noon, followed by the Nordic combined cross country ski races. Spectators are... Full story


Youngest Ripp sets her sights on world competition

Aidan Ripp wasn't the only Cloquet athlete competing at Lake Placid last month - his younger sister, Charlotte, was hot on his heels. Charlotte, a Cloquet High School junior, and her older brother... Full story


On The Mark: Ski programs grow strong at Cloquet's Pine Valley

It was a cold, cold day - even at 1 p.m. - minus 8 degrees with modest winds. The chalet at Pine Valley was crowded with kids and parents. The Cloquet Ski Club's Jenny Barta ably led us through the... Full story


Skiers set sights under the lights

Nordic skiers from six schools descended on Cloquet for a rare evening ski meet Tuesday, held on the lighted trail loop at Pine Valley. While skiers sped off into the darkness like clockwork every 30... Full story


Year In Review: Pandemic continued its impact in 2021

After a rough, Covid-19- pandemic-ridden 2020, the year 2021 was destined to be better, right? Well, the jury hasn’t reached a decision yet. There were highs and lows, as the pandemic continued to alter life as we knew it before 2020. There’s a... Full story


Ski Meet Assist

Ask Cloquet-Esko-Carlton Nordic skiing head coach Arne Maijala about the hometown ski meet this week and the conversation will be as much about all the people who help make it happen as much as the...


Obituary: Roland Bromberg

Roland Bromberg, 88, of Northfield and formerly of Cloquet, passed away Dec. 22, 2021, at Benedictine Living Community in Northfield. Roland was born Sept. 4, 1933, the son of Olof and Emma (Knuti)... Full story


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