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Wright/Cromwell news

Well, another week is over and gone, and now November is almost gone too. It sure is weird when the sun goes down so early. It’s hard for me to stay awake after 7 p.m., but as we get used to Standard Time, I’m sure it will seem normal after a whi...


Church Services

Bethany-Bethlehem Lutheran Parish Bethany Lutheran Church 5660 Hwy 210, Cromwell 218-644-3640, [email protected] Worship 10:30 a.m., includes Sunday School Online recording posted on Facebook following 10:30... Full story


Wright/Cromwell news

It’s hunting season, which made me recall one of the scarier moments for my husband, Bob, and me. It was 1990 and our son, Garrie, got shot in the face with a .22 rifle on Nov. 10. When I found out, I didn’t even know my name when I called 911....


Obituary: Chester Edwan Thomas

Chester Edwan Thomas, 80, of Wright passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022, at Moose Lake Village. He was born on July 30, 1942, in Minneapolis to Clarence and Georgia Thomas. Chester graduated from... Full story


On the Mark: Cromwell gets a makeover

If you’ve been driving through Cromwell on Minnesota highways 210 or 73 these past few months, you’ll have seen the remarkable infrastructure redo taking place. The Minnesota Department of...


Foster runs through racetime injury to take sixth at state

Noah Foster ran the toughest race of his life - bleeding and in need of stitches - at Saturday's Class A Minnesota State Cross Country meet in Northfield. He was about 100 meters into the race and... Full story


The Beseman brothers go to war

All three sons of Albert Beseman served during World War II in the early 1940s, said their nephew Clarence Badger, sharing photos of the three Wright-area men after the war. The photo of Leo, Jasper... Full story


Veterans day activities

Veterans Day will be here Friday, Nov. 11, along with programs and meals to honor veterans, and a special section in the Pine Knot News filled with local veteran photos, years of service and more. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans... Full story


Wright/Cromwell news

We held a beautiful visitation and memorial service for my husband, Bob Hanson, on Oct. 21 and 22. I’ve been sharing a few stories about Bob taken from his eulogy. Here’s my final installment: When we first got married, I planted a small garden...

 By Brady Slater    News    November 4, 2022

Walking through history

Films focus on migration of people to and from Cloquet While researching a theme for seven short films he'll debut next week in Cloquet, Augustin Ganley drew inspiration from a French word, "cloque,"... Full story


Election Day around the corner Nov. 8

The long months of campaigning are peaking now, with Election Day on Tuesday and both local and national candidates trying to reach people who have yet to vote. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8. There are polling locations in... Full story


'Perseverance' prevails for 7A girls winner

It was hard to know who was more excited after the Section 7A girls cross country race last week: South Ridge champion Evelyn Brodeen, or her grandmother Lauri Brodeen. The proud grandma said she had... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 4, 2022

South Ridge redeems itself over Cromwell-Wright

When South Ridge and Cromwell-Wright met in mid-September, the Panthers marched up and down the field, but self-destructed with five fumbles and Cromwell capitalized. On Thursday, Oct. 27, the two... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 4, 2022

Cloquet, Esko in the hunt

Sectional volleyball play opened across the state of Minnesota last week. Up north the Section 7A tournament kicked things off at various locations Wednesday, Oct. 26, with larger schools joining the... Full story


Wright/Cromwell news

We held a beautiful visitation and memorial service for my husband, Bob Hanson, on Oct. 21 and 22. Here are some additional passages I wrote and read from Bob’s eulogy: “Last Thursday, I was subbing in the fifth grade in Floodwood, and I wanted...

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    October 28, 2022

Barnum gets a sweep in Section 7A

Sectional volleyball action began Monday with No. 7 Barnum sweeping No. 10 Wrenshall in Section 7A south. It was a repeat of the matchup between the teams on Oct. 4, a 3-0 win for Barnum. Barnum came... Full story


Wright/Cromwell news

We held a beautiful visitation and memorial service for my husband, Bob Hanson, on Oct. 21 and 22. Friends and relatives came from miles around and made our day great. Yes, it was sad, but with all that comfort and support we feel good about Bob’s...


Wright/Cromwell news

Congratulations and best wishes to Robin Lake and Joshua Staub, both of the Rochester area, on their recent marriage on Oct. 5 in Pine Island, Minnesota. Robin is the daughter of Sharon and David Lake, and granddaughter of Leo Dahlberg. Our...


Mini-golf set still missing, but origin revealed

At least half of the mini golf mystery proffered in the Sept. 30 issue of the Pine Knot News has been solved - its origin story - but the mystery of where (and by whom) the historic mini golf set was... Full story


Wright/Cromwell news

After losing my husband of 52 years on Oct. 1, I had to postpone his memorial service since I got Covid-19. Sometimes I wonder, “What else can happen?” But, as my mother always said, “This, too, shall pass!” So, with that in mind, Bob’s... Full story


Obituary: Mary Jean Port

Mary Jean Port, 67, of Minneapolis and formerly of Cloquet, passed away Oct. 8, 2022, after a long battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband, John Stuart; stepdaughter, Jeanne Stuart;... Full story


Obituary: Robert "Bob" Hanson

Robert O.J. "Bob" Hanson, 86, died Oct. 1, 2022, at home with his family by his side. He was born Jan. 25, 1936, in Ashland, Wisconsin, to Elizabeth Mackie and Oscar Lofstrom. At the age of 13, he mov... Full story


Wright/Cromwell News

It is with a heavy heart that I write this week’s news column. My husband of 52 years, Bob Hanson, died Oct. 1 in our home with me by his side. He had been bedridden for the past few months and was surely ready to go, but the reality of his...


No rush yet as early voting starts

Earlier this week, Carlton County election officials mailed 600 absentee ballots to people who’d requested to vote in advance of the Nov. 8 midterm election. It was a far cry from the 2020 general election, in which roughly half of the county’s... Full story


History mystery

This week we highlight a mystery of both past and present: the Cloquet "landmark" mini golf set, which, sadly, disappeared after being used at the West End Flourish event Saturday. When was it built a...


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