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 By Jana Peterson    COVID-19    April 3, 2020 

First positive tests recorded in county

As the numbers of confirmed cases of COVID-19 have grown across the state, from one case on March 6 to 629 on March 31, it was only a matter of time until the virus reached Carlton County. It's here n... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    COVID-19    April 3, 2020 

Super One takes extra precautions

Super One Foods cashier Pam Line talks with a customer Sunday through a protective plastic shield that the company has installed at its stores to protect employees and customers from some accidental... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    COVID-19    April 3, 2020 

With shortage of masks, some turn to homemade

As the coronavirus marches across the United States and Minnesota, officials have been telling the public to leave the N95 masks to healthcare providers on the front lines of the pandemic. For the res... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    COVID-19    April 3, 2020 

State briefs on pandemic response

Compiled from reports via Pine Knot News partner Minnesota Public Radio. Afflicted age range is 0 to 104 The median age of Minnesota’s confirmed COVID-19 cases is 47, but the median age of those who’ve needed hospitalization is 64, and it is 84... Full story


Statewide crisis builds as surge expected

As COVID-19 cases and deaths continued to rise, Minnesota officials on Wednesday said they were still working to secure needed testing supplies and get unemployment checks to people as quickly as possible. And with religious holidays approaching,... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    COVID-19    April 3, 2020 

How you can help

United Way The United Way of Carlton County created an emergency fund called the COVID-19 Local Relief Fund. The purpose of this fund is to provide immediate support for Carlton County residents who need basic, everyday survival items by sending... Full story


Care homes strive to keep connections in quarantine

Coronavirus represents an elevated threat to elderly people and those with compromised immune systems. Understandably, those who have a family member or a loved one in an assisted living or long-term...

 By Ann Markusen    COVID-19    April 3, 2020 

Cromwell care complex prepared for a pandemic

Since elderly people are most vulnerable to coronavirus, their living quarters and quality of care matter greatly in protecting them from it. It's quite a challenge for the managers and staff at area...

 By Jana Peterson    COVID-19    April 3, 2020 

State continues to report disparate numbers of confirmed cases for Carlton County

As the numbers of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Carlton County continue to climb, finding out the exact number of cases continues to be an issue. On Thursday, April 2, the Minnesota Department of... Full story


Governor issues 'stay at home' order, extends business closures

Get used to it, Carlton County. Things may have been pretty quiet the last two weeks since Minnesota Governor Tim Walz declared a peacetime emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but they're... Full story


OP-ED: Legislators trying to lessen impact of pandemic response

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our daily lives in unimaginable ways. This is a time of tremendous uncertainty with the situation evolving hour by hour and workers, families, and businesses are... Full story


United Way fund will help with groceries

The United Way of Carlton County created an emergency fund called the COVID-19 Local Relief Fund to provide immediate support for Carlton County residents who need basic, everyday survival items by sending grocery cards through the mail to families... Full story


Sheriff's Office makes changes in light of COVID-19

While we have all been adjusting to different routines in light of COVID-19, I wanted to provide some updates. We appreciate your patience during this time as things will likely continue to evolve until this is over. We have made some adjustments to... Full story


Salvation Army food shelf open but thrift stores closed for now

While the Salvation Army has temporarily closed its thrift store in Cloquet, the food shelf is still very much open and available to those in need. On Monday, the storage room was piled high with... Full story


COVID-19 pandemic: Week in review

Minnesota sees first COVID-19 death The first death due to COVID-19 in Minnesota was Thursday, March 19, although the Minnesota Department of Health reported the death on Saturday. The person who died was a Ramsey County resident in their 80s who rec... Full story


Carlton County COVID-19 news: March 26

Carlton County COVID-19 update 3/26/20 Governor’s Press Conference Information: Continue to check the website for updated details on the Governor’s executive order. Staying home will save lives by slowing the spread of...


UPDATED: Grocery, prescription delivery options

For those who are at high risk if infected or homebound, you don’t have to risk it. A number of local pharmacies and grocery stores offer home delivery. Following is a list compiled by the Pine Knot News staff. Please call 218-878-9332 to be added... Full story


Cloquet city buildings to close completely during 'Stay at Home' order

The city of Cloquet issued the following press release following Gov. Tim Walz press conference Wednesday. At the direction of the Governor, the City of Cloquet offices will close effective March 27, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. and remain closed during the Go... Full story


Carlton County has first COVID-19 case at Moose Lake prison

Carlton County learned of its first confirmed case of COVID-19 Monday, when the Minnesota Department of Corrections announced that an inmate at the Moose Lake Correctional Facility tested positive for the disease caused by the coronavirus. According... Full story


Second COVID-19 case confirmed in Carlton County

Carlton County officials reported a second lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 in a county resident. The person did have contact with a lab-confirmed case, and that is the presumed exposure, but the case is still under investigation by the Minnesota... Full story


Cloquet closes playgrounds, skatepark and athletic facilities

The city of Cloquet closed all its outdoor play structures on Wednesday, including playgrounds, the skatepark and other athletic facilities as part of its ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic.... Full story


Carlton County cases of COVID-19 continue to grow

Since the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Carlton County over the weekend — when an inmate at the Moose Lake prison tested positive — cases here have continued to grow. Carlton County officials reported a second lab-confirmed case of... Full story


Keeping up with and coping with the coronavirus pandemic

Days, hours, minutes and seconds. International, national, statewide, and home. In a whirlwind the past 10 days, life in Carlton County and the world has changed in response to a deadly respiratory... Full story


Hospital, county ready for viral wave

Watching the number of statewide COVID-19 cases climb from two to 77 in a 10-day period, northern Minnesota residents could take cold comfort in the fact that there were zero confirmed cases in the... Full story


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