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Move to purple isn't an anomaly

Reliably blue and labor-centric throughout recent history, the city of Cloquet is experiencing something a lot of population centers are encountering: an encroaching red hue. Five of six precincts in...

 

Cloquet votes 'yes' to incumbents, sales tax

The race for Cloquet mayor was much closer than it was four years ago, but the end result was the same: voters elected Roger Maki to lead the city forward. Maki defeated former Ward 2 city councilor David Bjerkness by 118 votes. Maki had 2,312 votes... Full story

 

Our View: Sales tax is a good idea

When Carlton County residents go to the polls on Tuesday, they will find one or more questions requiring a “yes” or “no” vote. All voters will see the simple “County Question” asking voters to weigh in on paying for the new Justice...

 

Letters: Sales tax isn't fair

Increasing the sales tax to fix the Pine Valley park and hockey shelters is not fair to everyone. It’s totally ridiculous. I, for one, have never used Pine Valley facilities, nor ever plan on it. To put more tax burdens on us who are already...

 

Letters: Vote 'yes' to sales tax

Pine Valley is the crown jewel of Cloquet’s parks. It is my most favorite park. I go skiing, running, and biking at the park. But it needs some loving support, which is why I support the 0.5% sales tax for Pine Valley and the accompanying 0.5%...

 
 By Brady Slater    News    October 28, 2022

'Green' cemetery plan brings flurry of opposition

Outside Barnum, where horses populate handsome stables and open fields, and scores of round bales tell of a robust hay harvest, the sale of 20 acres of land has sent Blackhoof Township residents into... Full story

 

Forum gives voters food for thought

The Cloquet city council chambers was a revolving door Tuesday, as candidates for six races answered questions in the Cloquet Area Chamber of Commerce candidate forum, an election year tradition. All... Full story

 

Sales tax options on ballot clarified

Thanks to a reader, we’ve got a deeper understanding of Cloquet’s sales tax ballot question. Or, questions, rather. The city of Cloquet is seeking a half-percent increase to its sales tax in order to fund roughly $8 million worth of projects at... Full story

 
 By Brady Slater    News    October 14, 2022

Officials: sales tax proposals relieve property tax burden

Voters in Cloquet will see two sales tax proposals on their ballots during early voting and the midterm general election Nov. 8. Carlton County voters will have to pay attention, too, because they're... Full story

 
 By Brady Slater    News    October 7, 2022

City 'missing boat' on food trucks

The Cloquet City Council took up the topic of food trucks at its meeting Tuesday at City Hall, wondering if it should amend an ordinance to allow the cultural phenomenon better access to city park...

 

Another write-in candidate fills Ward 3 picture

As a 23-year educational interpreter working at Cloquet High School, it's normal to find Iris Keller standing with the teacher at the front of the classroom. Keller delivers in sign language what the... Full story

 

Bike race passes test at Pine Valley

Jonas Peterson celebrated his 13th birthday Saturday by showing up to his first mountain biking race several hours before the start of his race. "I just wanted to hang out," said a smiling Peterson, w... Full story

 

Duluth man claims Lost Forester race

Trail runners and walkers, plus a few leashed dogs, gathered at Pine Valley early Saturday, Aug. 27 for the sixth annual Lost Forester Trail Run. The 26 participants completed one lap of the...

 

Wright/Cromwell News

Harvest Festival is this weekend, Friday through Sunday, Sept. 9-11. We have a full schedule of events happening all three days! Friday’s steak fry is 4-7 p.m.,with cash bingo at 7 p.m. with a quilt raffle. The hot air balloon show and rides are...

 
 By Brady Slater    News    September 2, 2022

Bike race worries ski club

The city of Cloquet will host a mountain bike race featuring as many as 600 youth participants later this month. But such a large race coming so close to the ski season at Pine Valley has the local...

 

Lost Forester race is Saturday

The Lost Forester of Pine Valley will run again. Rather than racing through the woods with the aid of a compass and extra points for flannel, this year’s race is a 5.5K run on the ski trials under the majestic pines of Pine Valley in Cloquet. The... Full story

 
 By Steve Korby    Sports    August 19, 2022

Old-timers' game brings historic Blackhoof Valley team together again

The mystery may have been solved. On Monday, Aug. 15, pharmacies across Carlton County were having an unexplained surge in sales of Bengay, ice packs, and Ace bandages. The reason may have been those... Full story

 

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...

 

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