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 By Jana Peterson    Sports    February 23, 2024 

Cloquet sends three to Junior National Championships

Despite a bad winter for practice and competition, three Cloquet ski jumpers are headed to Alaska next week to compete in the 2024 ski jumping and Nordic combined Junior National Championships. Isaiah... Full story


Korby's connections: Cloquet twins were skiing kings

When Cloquet High School was racking up Minnesota state ski titles, the Quinn brothers were key to the early wins. Identical twins Dave and Don Quinn graduated in 1966. They, and their coaches, Joe... Full story


Obituary: Scottie K. Hecker

Scottie Kevin Hecker was born on March 4, 1962, to Douglas and Margaret (Evenson) Hecker in Cloquet. During his childhood he lived in Blackhoof Valley and enjoyed playing basketball. Scottie... Full story


Obituary: Wendy Kaye Twomey

Wendy Kaye Twomey (née Rodd) passed away peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024. Wendy was preceded in death by her beloved parents, George and Arlene. Wendy is survived by her siblings, Randy...


Korby's Connections: So much spring already

The gentle breeze was swirling at 7 miles per hour from a north-northwest direction. It was sunny, and a beautiful Groundhog Day, Friday, Feb. 2, 2024. Earlier in the day, Punxsutawney Phil had...


Obituary: Russell Leonard Bergalund

Russell Leonard Berglund, 77, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2024 in his home with family by his side after a lengthy journey with Alzheimer's disease. Russ was born Aug. 18, 1946, to Leonard and... Full story


Sports schedule

Friday, Jan. 26 Girls Hockey CEC vs Chisago Lakes, 7 Boys Hockey CEC at Bemidji, 7 Boys Basketball Barnum vs Two Harbors, 7:15 Carlton/Wrenshall vs Hill City, 7:15 Cromwell-Wright at McGregor, 7:15 Esko at ML/WR, 7:15 Wrestling CEC at Mora, 5... Full story


Obituary: Darrell Charles "Butch" Swanson

Darrell Charles "Butch" Swanson, 74, of Barnum passed away with family by his side on Jan. 12, 2024, in Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth. Butch joined the U.S. Air Force right out... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    January 12, 2024

Shooting motive remains a mystery

A suspected double murder/suicide at the Super 8 hotel in Cloquet Monday resulted in the death of a Cloquet woman and two male hotel guests, one of the men the killer. The shooting forced the... Full story


Kidney donor raises elevation and awareness

For Cloquet's Julie Samuelson, even climbing a volcano in Guatemala can feel like home. "It got pretty serious, dealing with elevation and when the weather turned to crud," she said. "It was kind of l...


Remember when junior national ski jumping was held in Duluth?

Pine Knot News subscriber and two-time state ski jumping champion (1966, 1967) Rick Nelson stopped in recently with an obscure item for show and tell. It was a Northwest Paper Company notebook, comple... Full story


Those seeking weather normalcy will have to wait

It was a December like no other in Carlton County, not even the strange one in 1877-78 that augured a remarkable winter into the spring. In short, history was made as the region and the state had its... Full story


Nordic skiers making do, minus the snow

The third weekend of December saw green grass and puddles at Pine Valley, where pine trees loom above a network of trails. There was no sign of the usual ski jumping and Nordic skiing that keep the... Full story


Holiday tournaments headed this way

With the holidays on the near horizon, so too is the long-standing tradition of holiday sports tournaments between Christmas and New Years. Hockey and basketball take center stage over the break, but... Full story


Online Feedback

The Pine Knot News Facebook page is the only place we allow comments on stories, which often provide insight or lead to other stories. Or just bring joy because the story is appreciated or advanced the community good. And then there are the times tha... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    December 8, 2023

Pine Valley gains state recognition

Soon the rest of Minnesota can find out what Cloquet residents already know: Pine Valley is special. City officials learned last week that Cloquet's Pine Valley Recreation Area - home to ski jumps... Full story


Join the Cloquet Ski Club

Prospective cross country skiers and ski jumpers ages 3-18 are invited to join the Cloquet Ski Club, which is based out of the Pine Valley park in Cloquet. Ski jumpers practice Tuesday and Thursday evenings, while cross country skiers meet every... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 24, 2023

Lumberjacks aim high in Class A

Last year, the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boy's hockey team finished with an impressive 16-9-1 record, but fell well short of the state hockey tournament. This season, the Lumberjacks come in with a roster... Full story


Esko coach reflects on sting of state loss

Two days after his previously unbeaten football team was eliminated by Annandale, 14-7, at a state quarterfinal game in Brainerd, Esko head coach Scott Arntson remained puzzled. "It just seemed like... Full story


Notes From the Small Pond: Horatio's Witness

This really happened ... On a bright, azure-sky Christmas day, 2003, my wife and I corralled the kids and the dog and strode out into the snowy landscape to find a good place to take a Christmas card... Full story


An ode to fall (with photos)

A poem by Patrick Stevens... Full story


Girls wanted to start a Scout troop; campout offered

Any girls interested in finding out more about joining a Scout BSA troop — formerly known as the Boy Scouts — can get a taste of a typical event by joining in a campout at Pine Valley on Friday, Oct. 6. Scoutmaster Jason Mangan said they are...


History Mystery

Forgive yourself if you haven't heard of Julius Berg Baumann. The Norwegian-American poet, who lived in Carlton County, died of cancer in 1923, at age 53. And unless you find translations of his... Full story


On The Mark: Summer brings outside work, beauty

It’s been a long and challenging summer in our part of Carlton County. So little rain, so many detours on Highway 210. Not even one swim in a lake! We’ve made up for it with home improvements. The... Full story


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