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 By MPR News    COVID-19    August 6, 2021 

Without emergency powers, it's up to local leaders to respond to latest Covid wave

Covid-19 cases are on the rise again in Minnesota and across the country, but with most restrictions lifted and Gov. Tim Walz’s emergency powers gone, the response to this latest spike is in the hands of local leaders and businesses. The number of...  Website

 By Jana Peterson    COVID-19    August 6, 2021 

Carlton County jumps to 'moderate' Covid transmission status

As a public health nurse, whether it's required or not, Jenny Barta says it's never a bad idea to put on a mask. While Carlton County had not reinstated any masking requirements before the Pine Knot... Full story

 By MPR News    COVID-19    July 30, 2021

State officials: Delta variant striking unvaccinated

While Minnesota’s current upswing in Covid-19 is relatively mild compared to earlier surges, state officials are warning that the pandemic is not over yet and that those who are not vaccinated are especially vulnerable to a rapidly growing variant...  Website


Carlton County Covid numbers edging up

From Friday to Monday, July 26, Carlton County saw one newly reported probable Covid case, bringing the total cumulative cases to 3,569 as of Tuesday’s report. According to the most recent report from the Minnesota Department of Health, issued... Full story


Next County Covid clinic on Tuesday

Carlton County will hold its next vaccination clinic at the Carlton County Community Services Building in downtown Cloquet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 13. Those age 18 or older can pre-register or just walk in for a free Johnson & Johnson... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    COVID-19    July 2, 2021

Pandemic ebbs, but it's still part of life

As the largest community gathering in at least 18 months approaches - the July Fourth holiday - public health nurse Jenny Barta pointed out the pandemic isn't over. "Just because the mask mandate is... Full story


Pandemic outlook continues on waning track

Minnesota’s pandemic picture continues to improve rapidly in the early days of June. Wednesday’s data shows new and active Covid-19 caseloads falling to levels not seen since April of last year. Only 128 new cases were added, with no new deaths....  Website

 By Dan Kraker    COVID-19    May 14, 2021

Light is showing in Covid tunnel

For more than a year, Minnesota has been operating under some level of restrictions, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. But soon, most of those restrictions will be lifted. Gov. Tim Walz last week unveiled a three-step process to remove most Covid-19... Full story

 By MPR News    COVID-19    May 14, 2021

Covid cases drop, as does vaccination pace

Active cases and hospitalizations are ebbing in Minnesota, but the vaccination pace remains at a relative crawl even as state public health leaders plead with unvaccinated adults to get their shots. More than 60 percent of state residents 16 and olde... Full story


Vaccination spots open for children

After the Pfizer vaccine was approved this week for ages 12 and older, Cloquet’s Community Memorial Hospital will hold a vaccine clinic opportunity for anyone 12 years old and older from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 20 at the hospital. Anyone under... Full story


Child dies from Covid-19

The Minnesota Department of Health confirmed Monday that a child under age 10 from southwestern Minnesota died from complications from Covid-19. While Covid-related deaths in children are rare, they can occur even in otherwise healthy children.... Full story


Vaccination clinics open and ready

Carlton County Public Health and Human Services is scheduling appointments for upcoming Covid-19 vaccination clinics, including a first-dose clinic at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 615 12th St. in Cloquet, 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 6. Please call 2... Full story


Students, Covid back at school

Esko superintendent Aaron Fischer said people are "overwhelmingly glad" to be back in in-person classes at school, following an extended period of distance- and hybrid learning. Fischer shared a... Full story


Wrestling event tied to Covid-19

Participants from Carlton County are included in a warning about an outbreak of Covid-19 cases associated with a Minnesota youth wrestling tournament held in South Dakota in late March and early April. The Minnesota Department of Health and... Full story


Register for Carlton County vaccine clinics

To view upcoming clinics and registration links for COVID-19 vaccine clinics through Carlton County Public Health and Human Services, please visit the Carlton County COVID-19 Hub ( Currently, Carlton County Public... Full story


Shots trend high in county

Carlton County seniors are winning the war on Covid, one shot at a time. As of Tuesday, 94 percent of Carlton County residents 65 and older have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine,... Full story


County, band team up to jab hundreds

People streamed in and out of the convention center at Black Bear Casino Resort last Thursday, eager to take another step toward a post-pandemic life. By the end of the day, another 455 residents of... Full story


Vaccination throttle is wide open

In a major milestone for the state’s Covid-19 vaccination strategy, all Minnesotans 16 and older are now officially eligible to be vaccinated — regardless of age, location, occupation, health... Full story


Local vaccination options abound

Vaccinations went into high gear in Carlton County this week thanks to a joint vaccination clinic held by the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and Carlton County on Thursday, April 1, after this issue of the Pine Knot News went to press.... Full story


College offers a food boost

In a repeat of a successful Thanksgiving food distribution last November, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College employees handed out spring bundles to current college students on March 26. Student... Full story


Tribe finds Covid successes

Fond du Lac medical director Dr. Charity Reynolds had trained for public health emergencies as an undergraduate, during medical school and in her residency. "We trained for public health disasters... Full story


Decline continues in county Covid-19 case rates

Rates of Covid-19 in Carlton County continue their steady decline, with six cities around the county showing a zero increase in cases from March 11-18, including Carlton, Cromwell, Esko, Holyoke, Kettle River and Sawyer. Cloquet saw an increase of... Full story

 By Mike Creger    COVID-19    March 19, 2021

Hitting the skids on Covid

For a year I've been begging Stockholm syndrome to kick in. To get used to the Covid-19 pandemic holding us hostage. Find a groove and take it through the murky tunnel. Find that a world turned... Full story

 By MPR News    COVID-19    March 19, 2021

Baseball, gatherings and weddings make a come back

By John Enger / MPR News Almost exactly a year after they were put in place, Minnesota is easing back some of its COVID-19 restrictions, taking another step toward some semblance normalcy into the...  Website


Covid relief brings millions to area

The $1.9 trillion stimulus package passed last week by Congress and President Biden isn’t only sending $1,400 checks to many middle- to lower-income Americans, it also includes $360 billion for state and local governments that have had to cut... Full story


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