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 By Pine Knot News    COVID-19    July 10, 2020 

Confirmed county cases at 88

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Carlton County reached 88 on Wednesday, July 8, an increase of five cases in a week, versus an increase of five cases over the previous three weeks. There... Full story

 
 By Pine Knot News    COVID-19    July 10, 2020 

A primer on facemasks

Matt Mikus and Britta Greene MPR News Gov. Tim Walz told reporters last week that a statewide order requiring all people to wear masks while in public was "on the table" as Minnesota officials weigh... Full story

 
 By Sara Porter    COVID-19    July 3, 2020

With caution, summer fun can be had during pandemic

Sara Porter MPR News Summer has arrived in Minnesota. At the same time, the state has been relaxing some of the regulations that were in place to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 - meaning family... Full story

 

COVID-19 testing sites in Carlton County

-CMH Raiter Clinic has a mobile testing site in the parking lot from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, but a doctor’s order is necessary before testing. Call 218-879-1271 to talk to a doctor. They will also accept orders from doctors outside CMH.... Full story

 
 By Peter Cox    COVID-19    June 26, 2020

State eases rules on senior facility visits

Peter Cox / MPR News For the first time in months, many Minnesotans in nursing homes and assisted living facilities are being allowed to see visitors face-to-face — at least, with masks on. The... Full story

 

Mask appeal leads to mass production

When Gail Van Guilder made her first face mask, she was thinking of the potential danger the coronavirus posed to her family and herself. Now, more than a thousand masks later, her effort to supply... Full story

 

Black Bear Casino climbs out of hibernation

Nearly three months after shutting down, Black Bear Casino reopened to the public Monday. It was a wonderful feeling, said general manager Dan LaPrairie. "The vast majority of our Players Club... Full story

 

USDA program can help farmers

The United States Department of Agriculture has payment details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program that will help agricultural producers recoup partial losses due to the economic repercussions of COVID-19. Commodities covered include... Full story

 

Covid-19 Testing

COVID-19 testing in Carlton County: • CMH Raiter Clinic has a mobile testing site in the parking lot from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, but a doctor’s order is necessary before testing. Call 218-879-1271 to talk to a doctor. They will also... Full story

 

Salons are open; wait lists are long

With salons opening this month, "pandemic hair" should soon be a distant memory - if you can get an appointment. Stylist Sheryl Davis reopened Sheryl's Golden Shears in Carlton on June 1 with close... Full story

 

Restaurants, bars take it inside

Appropriately, the first day folks could eat or drink inside their favorite Carlton County establishment was chilly, with intermittent showers. "It feels nice to be back inside somewhere that's not... Full story

 
 By Ann Markusen    COVID-19    June 12, 2020

Artists get a boost in pandemic dearth

In this pandemic, artists are among the most financially vulnerable. At the last full Census count, 65 percent of writers, 57 percent of visual artists, 41 percent of musicians and singers, and 36... Full story

 

Garage sales make a delayed comeback

Every March, Linda Luomala and her garage sale buddies usually host a sale at The Jack bar in downtown Cloquet. Except this year. Their March sale got bumped by the coronavirus and the governor's... Full story

 

Band member tests positive

A Fond du Lac band member living in Minneapolis has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a press release from the Reservation Business Committee. The Fond du Lac Human Services division is working with the Minnesota Department of Health, which... Full story

 

County COVID cases slow

The Minnesota Department of Health put the number of positive COVID-19 cases in Carlton at 78 as of Wednesday, June 10. That number includes all cases since the coronavirus reached the county and includes confirmed cases at the Moose Lake prison,... Full story

 
 By Jana Peterson    COVID-19    June 5, 2020

Dentist offices are open

It may seem like dental offices were already among the most sanitary of services, but the COVID-19 pandemic has Cloquet dentist Kraig Gunelson dressing like someone from a top secret government...

 

COVID-19 news and advice

Are you worried about exposure to the coronavirus after attending a protest or even just going to a crowded store? Here's the latest COVID-19 advice from the Minnesota Department of Health and CDC... Full story

 

Senior care facilities adapt to pandemic

Not being able to get a hug from family members is the hardest part of living in a senior care facility during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing. "The residents with dementia... Full story

 

See the special graduation section in this week's paper!

Inside this week's Pine Knot News is a the second of two special Class of 2020 graduations sections, filled with 12 pages of photos and best wishes for Esko, Carlton, Wrenshall, Cromwell-Wright, Fond... Full story

 
 By Jana Peterson    COVID-19    May 22, 2020

Retail reset: Businesses re-open cautiously

It wasn't exactly "business as usual" in Carlton County Monday. Still, shoppers could choose from a wider variety of businesses, after the latest stay-at-home order issued by Gov. Tim Walz expired Mon... Full story

 

County COVID-19 cases climbing slowly

The Minnesota Department of Health put the number of positive COVID-19 cases in Carlton at 70 as of Wednesday, May 20, up from 65 a week ago. As has been the case from the beginning, more than half of the positive cases are in the Moose Lake prison.... Full story

 

Tribe discontinues quick COVID-19 tests

The Fond du Lac human services department announced Tuesday that the Min No Aya Win Clinic was going to stop offering the Abbott ID NOW point-of-care tests for COVID-19, which provided results within 20 minutes, because of concerns about the... Full story

 

Two more workers positive at USG

After closing the USG plant in Cloquet for a deep cleaning following three employee-confirmed cases of COVID-19 there, USG spokesperson Kaitlyn Henderson said the company has two additional confirmed... Full story

 

COVID cases still rising locally

As the number of tests given increases across the state, so do the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19. The Minnesota Department of Health reported 65 positive cases in Carlton County as of Wednesday, May 13, an increase of four from a week ago.... Full story

 

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