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 News    March 24, 2023 

Wrenshall board considers full-time superintendent

Jana Peterson [email protected] Wrenshall School Board members have been busy, with greater insights as a result of all their efforts. In addition to nearly weekly meetings to study school issues...


Our view: Public bodies owe residents transparency

There is a fine line between public duty done right and dereliction, and currently the city of Kettle River is skating on it. After a lengthy letter from the state auditor’s office in February outlining a long list of questionable procedures by...

 By Sandy Dugan    Opinion    March 24, 2023 

Farming alliance pushes for action

Lawmaking in Minnesota is moving rapidly this year, and Carlton County farmers are pushing to make their voice heard. Several members of the Land Stewardship Project (LSP) met in Barnum on Feb. 17...

 By Mike Cregar    News    March 17, 2023

This winter is definitely a snow-doubter

What's with all the snow? It's a question everyone is asking after another weekend of digging out and another 6-inches-or-more burst forecasted as this issue of the Pine Knot went to press. We are...

 By Brady Slater    News    March 17, 2023

Wrenshall district cuts will be deep

The Wrenshall school board agreed to slightly more than $312,000 in budget cuts during a special meeting Tuesday — the biggest slice of three rounds of cuts to date, totaling $383,000. The board reiterated during its committee of the whole meeting...

 By Brady Slater    News    March 17, 2023

Students frame up their future

It didn't take long for the Career and Technical Education building at Wrenshall school to show its value. The facility opened this school year after $2.1 million in renovations. By turning it into an...

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 17, 2023

Last-second heroics mark Section 7A playoffs

All four local Section 7A boys basketball teams have been eliminated from the playoffs after play last week, but they kept fans on the edge of their seats to the end. Fond du Lac hung in there the... Full story

 By Mike Creger    News    March 10, 2023

It's governing in your back yard

One of the oldest traditions in the history of Minnesota carries on Tuesday, March 14 in the annual township meetings. The township system of government was established as part of the Northwest Ordina... Full story

 By Brady Slater    News    March 3, 2023

Wrenshall council weighs RV ordinance, adds short-term rentals to mix

Following two weeks of uproar related to proposed ordinance changes in Wrenshall, the city council earned a muted response at its meeting Wednesday. There were fewer than a dozen visitors to City Hall, compared to the almost 100 who objected to an...


Letters: Reporter got it wrong

I disagree with the Pine Knot reporter’s description of a community member shouting questions at the Wrenshall school board meeting in the Feb. 17 issue. I was sitting right next to that community member and he did not “shout.” In fact, he...


Letters: Importing needs a dialback

Back in the 1960s, China was a Third World country, but today it’s a superpower. We, through trade agreements and importation, have turned the tables, making them strong. What do China, Russia and North Korea have in common? They’re all led by...


Girls playoffs seedings, locations are set

The girls high school section basketball tournaments opened Monday across Minnesota. In Section 7A the first-round games featured Wrenshall at Littlefork-Big Falls, while Fond du Lac was scheduled to play at Nashwauk-Keewatin. Nashwauk-Keewatin was... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 3, 2023

Ogichidaa outpace Wrens for big win

The boys high school basketball season is coming to a close, and as the season winds down every game is important from a seeding and momentum standpoint. Tuesday night Wrenshall hosted the Fond du... Full story

 By Brady Slater    News    February 24, 2023

Town turns out for store owner

Nearly 100 people appeared Tuesday at a public hearing in Wrenshall related to proposed RV park regulations. About 15 percent of attendees spoke at the hearing, doing so resoundingly and to repeated a...


Fire destroys barn

Firefighters arrived to find a pole barn engulfed in flames just after 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21. According to a news release, Carlton County Sheriff’s Office deputies learned from the property owner that a tractor and recreational vehicle were also...


Our view: Thumbs up, down

THUMBS UP to Cloquet public schools and Members Cooperative Credit Union for working toward an agreement on naming rights in return for getting $4.25 million in athletic facilities upgrades across the finish line. MCCU has sent a letter of intent to...


Bulldogs bounce Cards in homecoming comeback

Having already sunk five 3-pointers on the night, Cromwell-Wright's Dylan Nyberg was probably the last player Carlton wanted to toss up a potential game-tying triple as the buzzer sounded Friday.... Full story


1,000 Points and counting

Wrenshall's Janae Sjodin passed her 1,000th point on Feb. 15, hitting a jump shot in a home game against Silver Bay in front of her ecstatic team and fans. Sjodin needed only one point Wednesday to... Full story


PHOTOS: A homecoming hullabaloo

LEFT: Wrenshall's 2023 homecoming king and queen, Wesley Ward and Janae Sjodin, are surrounded by members of their court Friday. The Wrenshall homecoming court included Katie Line, Francesca Klimek,... Full story

 By Brady Slater    News    February 17, 2023

Gay student group advisor confronted

A community member shouted questions at the teacher advisor to Wrenshall’s student-based Gender and Sexualities Alliance at Monday’s school board meeting. In doing so, the community member seemed...


Wrenshall business owner 'draws line'

The owner of multiple Wrenshall businesses said he'll pack a public hearing with supporters Tuesday, when the city begins consideration of proposals the business owner said target his enterprises....

 By Brady Slater    News    February 10, 2023

Board confronts costly tech tangle

A special school board meeting Feb. 1 featured an inquiry into rising technology costs, and revealed in startling detail “glaring security holes,” server updates that were missed, and antivirus packages purchased but not installed. “Nothing...


Farming group marks 30 years

Who grows our food? Where is it grown? How is it grown? How long will production last? Folks with ready answers to these questions probably know a member of the Lake Superior Sustainable Farming...


TRIFECTION! Pine Knot is top paper in state for third year

It's a classic long Minnesota goodbye to an absurd degree. Millie, a guest at the Pine Knot News office the past two years, will be staying at least another year. Blame the staff at the newspaper,... Full story

 By Brady Slater    News    February 3, 2023

Volunteer ambulance 'not sustainable'

Bolstering Carlton ambulance service, costs pitched to townships A proposal to create two full-time positions atop the city of Carlton's all-volunteer ambulance service was met with optimism by... Full story


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