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Remember when? Scanlon's Sather's store

The Sather's store in Scanlon was opened up in 1903 by Ole Sather, who was born in 1869 in Norway and came to America when he was 16 years old. He came to Scanlon when the town was a thriving young...


It's hats on for this art show

The Artful Hat Show is coming to the Pine Knot News office 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday. Anyone who would like to come is invited to wear their favorite hat, and come admire other hats and others' hats,... Full story


Cheering on the Lumberjacks at state

CEC Lumberjacks fans cheered on the girls hockey team at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul on the first day of the Minnesota State Girls Hockey Tournament. The fans will get two more chances to cheer as...


Chill Winterfest brings people out to Carlton

At a balmy 18 degrees Saturday, the weather was perfect for Carlton's annual Winterfest festivities. Outside the Four Seasons Sports Complex, about 65 people of all ages played a round of Mini Hook... Full story


Polka music, dancing create 'family' vibe at senior dances

Dancers twirled to the music of Florian Chmielewski at the Cloquet VFW last Wednesday afternoon, like so many other Wednesdays before. The dance floor fills up for every song played by Lindy's Band,... Full story


Wright-Cromwell News

I’ve had some pretty strange things happen to me lately. On Feb. 6, I motored to McGregor to visit a friend and take another friend out to lunch when a strange, feral cat appeared in my van. I was... Full story


Annual Blue Jean Ball is a denim good time

Some might say that communities are more divided than ever. But if you joined us last Saturday night at the Otter Creek Ballroom at Black Bear Casino & Resort, you would agree that we are...


Blanket Donation

Community Memorial Hospital Auxiliary members and staff posed in an emergency room with a stack of fleece blankets donated by the auxiliary to be given to young children who come in. The CMH...


Raising digital kids is topic of coming film

Have you ever wondered how to manage all the technology your kids use? Have you wanted to know what experts recommend and what rules other families are implementing? Area parents are invited to the Proctor High School auditorium Monday, Feb. 3 to...


Learn all about beekeeping

The fifth annual “Beekeeping and More!” symposium is coming up Feb. 15 at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced beekeeper, there’s something for everyone. The first workshop held in 2016 drew in mo...


Delicious fundraiser served at FDLTCC

More than 330 people attended last week's Food for Thought event at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College and set a fundraising record. The popular food tasting event raised more than $25,000 for s... Full story


Food tasting is back by demand

What could be better than sampling delicious local food items and raising money for education at the same time? Food for Thought is a tasting event where area businesses offer food specialties for... Full story


Strange tales coming to library

Storyteller Chad Lewis says he expects to bring a "bizarre" evening of tales from "the dark side of winter" to the Cloquet Public Library on Jan. 16. He may indeed be right, given his descriptions....


Food tasting is Jan. 16

The seventh annual Food for Thought: A Tasting Event at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is set for Thursday, January 16, from 4:30-7 p.m. in the campus commons and amphitheater. It’s a major fundraiser for the student scholarship fund....


Santa spotted

Cloquet's Dan Lundberg made his annual Santa walk Monday and said he got a lot of positive responses from folks, and one rude response from a disgruntled child who didn't get what he wanted...


Death notices

Denise Locke Cassidy, 64, died from heart disease Nov. 25, 2019 in her Duluth home. She was born Dec. 27, 1955 in Cass Lake, Minnesota. Visitation: 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Celebration of Life Saturday, Dec. 21 at Nelson Funeral Care, 1004 Cloquet...


Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Church Services

Following is a listing of the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day church services in Carlton County that were advertised in this week's PKN: Carlton Saint Francis Church, 31 County Road 1, Carlton: 4... Full story


Santa comes 'home' to Cloquet

In a celebration of all things winter and Christmas in this part of the world, Cloquet residents could find many ways to meet with Santa Claus last week, eat, shop, decorate cookies, enjoy Christmas... Full story


Community band offers free Christmas concert Sunday

The Cloquet Community Band invites one and all to its annual Christmas music concert 2 p.m. Sunday at the Cloquet Presbyterian Church. Enjoy your favorite and familiar Christmas tunes played by... Full story


A whopper of a storm in '22

One of the worst storms to hit the region occurred in late February of 1922. Like our recent Thankgsgiving storms, more than 2 feet of snow fell. It was called the worst storm seen in the area for 30...


Skiers will be flying at Pine Valley Saturday

Skiers from near and far will be flying off the jumps at Pine Valley Recreational Area Saturday when the Cloquet Ski Club hosts its annual ski jumping and nordic combined invitational, weather... Full story


Fond du Lac leaders visit White House for bill signing

Fond du Lac Band chairman Kevin DuPuis and tribal council member Roger Smith were in Washington last week to witness President Donald Trump sign an executive order creating a national task force to...


Nordic ski lessons still open

Ironically, the Nordic ski lesson registration at Spirit Mountain had to be postponed Sunday. The new time to register and get fitted for equipment is 4:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11. Register online at www.duluthxc.com; click “programs” and then... Full story


Black friday line

The line of shoppers Friday morning at the L&M Fleet Farm store in Cloquet stretched from the front doors all the way to Doddridge Avenue and down to Eighth Street. L&M staff offered free coffee and...


A Santa story gone awry

David Tuttle is secretly moonlighting as a department store Santa so that he can buy his wife a fur for Christmas. A suspected "other woman," hypnotism, the notorious Santa burglar Kris Kreigle and...


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