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  • Senior Lunch Menu

    Pine Knot News|Jul 12, 2024

    Arrowhead Senior Nutrition menu: Friday, July 12 Chicken pasta salad, honeycrisp apple, yogurt Sat-Sun, July 13-14 Frozen meals available Monday, July 15 Chicken ranch wrap, cucumber tomato salad, orange craisins Tuesday, July 16 Egg salad sandwich, bean and pea salad, chocolate pudding and topping Wednesday, July 17 Pork loin dinner or alternative entree (order 24 hours in advance), mashed potatoes and gravy, Normandy vegetable blend, frosted cake Thursday, July 18 Chicken enchilada, Mandarin oranges, tossed salad, brownie Friday, July 19... Full story

  • Community Events Calendar

    Pine Knot News|Jul 12, 2024

    SATURDAY, JULY 13 Carlton County Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Oct. 19, in front of Premiere Theatres in Cloquet. Moose Lake Agate Days today and tomorrow. Gem and mineral Show 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 14 at Riverside Arena, with a kids’ dig outside. The Clark-Olsen Agate Stampede down Elm Avenue starts at 3 p.m. Saturday. Pancake feed 7:30-10 a.m. at the park, Art in the Park all day Saturday, and free entry to the Agate and Geological Interpretive Center at Moose Lake State Park on Sunday. ... Full story

  • Event alert: Scary times

    Oct 27, 2023

    The County Seat Theater Company's Halloween Spooktacular is on again this weekend. Born of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, the theater went outdoors with a Halloween drive-through and show. It was a lot of fun, those who were at that first one said, so the theater has kept it going. The fun starts at 6 p.m. tonight and Saturday in the back parking lot at the Encore Performing Arts Center and Gallery, home of County Seat at 2035 Highway 33 South (on the frontage road) in Cloquet. Visitors can... Full story

  • Pumpkin run is Oct. 21

    Oct 6, 2023

    Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College’s 18th annual Pumpkin Run and Walk is planned for Saturday, Oct. 21. This year’s event will include a Ring Road Fun Run, 9:30 a.m. The 5K (3.1-mile) race will begin at 10 a.m. The fun run covers a single lap of the FDLTCC campus, while the 5K starts and ends on campus. Both races are open to runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. The entry fee leading up to and on race day is $25 per person. Children 10 and under can register for the new fun run for free. Online registration is available thr... Full story

  • Carlton County fair schedule

    Aug 18, 2023

    FRIDAY 8 a.m. • Gates open • 4-H dairy show 11 a.m. Chmielewski Fun Time Band, Pavilion stage Noon Outstanding Senior, century farm wards Noon-6 p.m. RC Racecars, Sample Building 12:30 p.m. 4-H Sheep shows 1-5 p.m. Splatter painting Noon-4 p.m., 6-10 p.m. Wristband day at midway, $25 1 p.m. • Bingo, Sample Building • Comedian Don B strolling the grounds 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m. Cory & Friends, Pavilion stage 3:30 p.m. 4-H Goat shows 4 p.m. Beer garden opens 5 p.m. 4-H poultry shows 6 p.m. Cloverbud Horse Show 6 p.m. • Oval Races in the grandstan...

  • Friday, July 28 – Sunday, July 30 Events for the Whole Family

    Jul 28, 2023

    Sunday 8:30 a.m. Mass at St. Francis Church, 509 Sunrise Drive, Carlton. 8:30 a.m. Polka worship service at Bethesda Lutheran Church, 204 Fifth Street, Carlton. 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m. Bounce houses for kids by D.A.D.S Bounce House Rentals - DNR Park. Unlimited day pass - $5. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Bloody Mary Bar, Carlton VFW. 10:30 a.m. Worship service at River’s Edge Church, 506 Chestnut Avenue, Carlton. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Carlton Public Library Book Sale at the Carlton City Hall/Library on Chestnut Avenue. 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Bingo at the VFW. 1 p.m. Bean Bag... Full story

  • Gardening event

    Jul 7, 2023

    Join the Carlton County Master Gardeners for the gardening event of the summer. This year will showcase six gardens in the Esko area from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, July 18. Highlights of the tour will be water features, a community garden with pollinator displays, heirloom gardens, a garden that was featured on PBS, a soil-less garden, fairy and gnome gardens, lots of fruits, vegetables, ornamentals and more. This free event is self-guided and will continue rain or shine. Watch for signs at each location. Maps available after Friday, July 7 at the...

  • Pine Knot closed Monday

    Dec 30, 2022

    The Pine Knot News office at 122 Avenue C in Cloquet will be closed Monday, in observance of the New Year’s Day holiday, reopening Tuesday for normal business hours....

  • Pine Knot closed Monday, Friday

    Sep 2, 2022

    Due to the Labor Day holiday Monday and walking in the parade, the Pine Knot News office at 122 Avenue C in West End Cloquet will be closed Monday. The paper will also be closed Friday, Sept. 9. Please call 218-878-9332 and leave a message for delivery issues, or email [email protected] with feedback or suggestions. Unknown issues with the postal service contributed to the late delivery of the Aug. 26 issue. We apologize for any inconvenience....

  • Local haunts

    Pine Knot News|Oct 29, 2021

    Haunted Hawthorne This 10-minute walk-through maze at 827 Hawthorne St. in Cloquet returns for another year. There’s candy at the end and you can buy a $5 raffle ticket to win a T-shirt. It’s free, and donations are accepted. Do the haunt 7-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through the end of the month. Carlton mazes The Haunted Shack and Haunted Ridge are open their final three nights Oct. 28-30. Hours are 7-9 p.m. Thursday, and 7-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets: $15 per person, cash or check only. Save $2 off the admission price with a non... Full story

  • Suicide awareness walk is Saturday

    Pine Knot News|Oct 8, 2021

    The 13th annual Suicide Awareness Memorial Walk starts at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9 at Carlton High School. Historically, hundreds of community members gather at the event in memory of loved ones lost to or touched by suicide, and awareness toward prevention. There will be a short walk lasting approximately 20 minutes followed by light refreshments and a short message of hope from Jessica Laney, an investigator with the Carlton County Sheriff's Office who has lost two co-workers to suicide... Full story

  • Pumpkin run returns Oct. 23

    Pine Knot News|Oct 8, 2021

    It’s time to register for northern Minnesota’s oldest Halloween-themed race. The popular Pumpkin 5K Run & Walk will be back, in person, at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College this year. The college is hosting the 16th annual event Saturday, Oct. 23. The 5K race will begin and end on the FDLTCC campus. It’s open to runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. “We’re excited to welcome runners, walkers, people in costumes, students, area residents, and people from around the region to... Full story

  • 1918 fires program is Saturday

    Pine Knot News|Oct 8, 2021

    With the 103rd anniversary of the 1918 fires approaching on Oct. 12, there are no longer elders who can tell the tales of watching hoops of fire roll down the hill near the St. Louis River in Cloquet or cars missing the turn near Kettle River and driving straight into the fire, blinded by smoke. They have passed on, leaving behind well documented memories of that terrible day and its aftermath. For the 100th anniversary of the fires three years ago, there were events nearly every month by a group of regional historical societies. This year the...

  • Weekend Alert

    Pine Knot News|Aug 13, 2021

    Ma & Pa Kettle Days Folks in Kettle River will celebrate the 36th (almost annual) Ma & Pa Kettle Days Friday through Sunday. Friday’s activities include a beer garden and steak fry at Tower Tap starting at 5 p.m., followed by a street dance starting at 8 p.m. with music by Stranded. Events kick off at 8 a.m. Saturday, with food vendors and a beer garden, a barbecue cookoff (awards at 3 p.m.), food shelf drive, softball tournament, kids games and a medallion hunt. A cornhole tournament starts at 10 a.m. and music starts at noon. At 8 p.m., t...

  • Local TV schedule

    Pine Knot News|Aug 13, 2021

    Watch the County Seat children’s theater production of “When Silents Was Golden” on CAT-7. For the month of August, the cable access channel is showing videos of weeks 3 and 4 of the children’s theater production at 3 and 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturdays. Each show is roughly 30 minutes long. Also enjoy “Rise of the Podcas,” Cloquet’s show for all things nerdy by Jeremy and Kara Manthey. Thursdays at 1:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 1:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 7 p.m. Uncle Clutch’s Vide... Full story

  • Arrowhead Senior Nutrition Menu for August 6-13

    Aug 6, 2021

    Friday, Aug. 6 French toast and sausage with warm apples, blueberry fluff Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 7-8 Frozen meals available Monday, Aug. 9 Twisted taco, pudding with topping Tuesday, Aug. 10 Pork loin chop, rhubarb custard dessert Wednesday, Aug. 11 Parmesan-crusted chicken, fruit Thursday, Aug. 12 Penne with Italian sausage, fresh fruit Friday, Aug. 13 Hamloaf or alternative entrée (call 24 hours in advance to order), chocolate marble cake Call the Senior Center, 218-879-5870, from your car for curbside meal pickup. Meals are served... Full story

  • Events

    Aug 6, 2021

    FRIDAY, AUG. 13 Friends of the Library book sale 12-2 p.m. Friday, Cloquet Public Library. "One-Dog Canoe” Kinder Konzerts in a Bag kids’ take-and-make kits are available at the Cloquet Public, Carlton Area, Duluth Public and Moose Lake Public libraries. The Kinder Konzerts in a Bag kit was created by the Friends of the Minnesota Orchestra and Arrowhead Library System and contains everything you need to create a musical storytelling experience at home: parents’ guide, “One-Dog Canoe” book, access to videos including the performance and narra... Full story

  • Republicans to hold Veterans Appreciation day Thursday

    Aug 6, 2021

    The Carlton County Republicans are holding a Veterans Appreciation Day from 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12 at Veterans Park in Cloquet. A homeless veterans advocate will be there. Call Tony Sheda for more information at 218-384-4734. The date for this event was incorrect in last week's Pine Knot News. We apologize for the error.... Full story

  • Cable access television

    Pine Knot News|Jul 16, 2021

    Highlights of programming on the cable access channel, CAT-7: Children’s theater Watch the County Seat children’s theater production of “When Silents Was Golden” on CAT-7. For the next two weeks, the cable access channel is showing videos of weeks 1 and 2 of the children’s theater production at 3 and 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturdays. Each show is roughly 30 minutes long. Local programs Enjoy video of this year’s Fourth of July parade in Cloquet and Harry’s Gang episodes, along with recordings o... Full story

  • Events calendar

    Jul 9, 2021

    Sunday, July 11 Cloquet area barbershop chorus 6-8 p.m. Sunday, July 11 at the Carlton VFW, 124 Chestnut Ave. in Carlton. Open to gentlemen of all ages who are interested in singing four-part harmony of the barbershop style and learning barbershop tags in a relaxed setting. RSVPs are appreciated: email [email protected]. Facebook: Cloquet Barbershop Harmony Wednesday, July 14 Salvation Army produce distribution the second Wednesday of the month, starting at 10:30 a.m., until supplies are gone. The food shelf is open 4-6 p.m. Mondays... Full story

  • Fourth fun fits the times

    Pine Knot News|Jul 2, 2021

    The unanimous selection for this year's grand marshals of the July Fourth parade is a group of people who worked hard and risked much over the past 18 months: health care workers. "All health care workers, from those in nursing homes and school settings to clinics and hospitals, public health nurses and more, deserve our thanks for taking care of us during the pandemic," committee members said in a joint statement. "We hope everyone who is watching the parade Sunday will make them feel special... Full story

  • Church Services on Television

    Pine Knot News|Jul 2, 2021

    The CAT-7 cable access channel airs the following church services every week. The local channel is accessible to Mediacom subscribers at Channel 7. Monday 5 p.m. Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Wednesday 2 p.m. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church 3:30 p.m. Our Savior’s Lutheran Church 5 p.m. Cloquet Presbyterian Church 6 p.m. Zion Lutheran Church 7 p.m. Queen of Peace Catholic Church Sunday 11 a.m. Queen of Peace Catholic Church 2 p.m. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church 3:30 p.m. Our Savior’s Lutheran Church 5 p.m. Cloquet Presbyterian Church 6 p.m. Zion Luth...

  • Area Events

    Jun 11, 2021

    Saturday, June 12 Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, June 12, Premiere Theatres, Cloquet. Monday, June 14 The Carlton County Republican Party meets the second Monday of the month. This month’s meeting: 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 14, Knights of Columbus building, 208 Avenue C, Cloquet. Guest speaker: Carlton County Attorney Lauri Ketola. Questions, call Tony Sheda, 218-384-4734. Tuesday, June 15 Senior Day in Cloquet, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Veterans Park. Food, vendors, photo booth. Transportation available via Arrowhead Transit, 8... Full story

  • Senior dining menu

    Jun 11, 2021

    Arrowhead Senior Nutrition Friday, June 11 Hamloaf, chocolate marble cake Sat-Sun, June 12-13 Frozen meals available Monday, June 14 Meatballs and gravy, potatoes, fresh fruit Tuesday, June 15 Chef Salad, cookie Wednesday, June 16 Pizza with tossed salad, gelatin with fruit Thursday, June 17 Summer solstice party Roast turkey dinner, strawberry shortcake Friday, June 18 Lasagna, fruit Call the Senior Center, 218-879-5870... Full story

  • Calendar of events

    Mar 19, 2021

    Monday, March 22 Smear League meets 2-4 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays at the Cloquet VFW. $5, winnings for first, second and third place. Covid protocol observed. Bingo at 5:30 Mondays at the Cloquet VFW. Lunch served. Tuesday, March 23 Niibidoon: Relationship weaving webinar “Thanksgiving Unstuffed: The St. Patrick’s Day edition” 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 23. Conversation topics on equity, diversity, and inclusion across Carlton County include “Let's talk about race” April 27; “Exploring unconscious and implicit bias” May 25; and “Finding... Full story

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